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The "Maybe" is a 26’ Admiralty Launch built during World War II by Henry Hinckley, of Southwest Harbor, Maine. She is powered by a 292 Chevrolet fresh-water cooled engine. Constructed of mahogany over oak, she is fully restored and is in good shape for her age. A full removable canvas cover is held in place with bronze frames.

She was built as one of a series of multi-purpose vessels constructed for the government sometime between 1941 and 1945 to the specks of the US Quartermaster Corps. She saw service later during the forties for the York Harbor Yacht Club as a tender, and was the John Armstrong, of Friendship, Maine, family picnic launch from the early 50’s through the 70’s before being donated to the Perkin’s School for the Blind.

I purchased her in 1984 and have fully restored her and used her extensively in the waters of coastal Maine from Camden to Boothbay Harbor, summering in Port Clyde.

She is for sale, fully commissioned and ready for summer service, for $12,000. Take her exactly as is, needing only the normal spring maintenance, and we can dicker some.