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HiLiner 222 "Breakaway"

I grew up in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts on the shores of Padanaram Harbor on Buzzard's Bay near the Rhode Island border. As far back as I can remember, I was always messing around with boats on the bay. Growing up, the family used to have a classic old wooden Swedish King's Cruiser named "Krona". I did my small boat sailing on Widgeons, 110's, and later O'Day Daysailers, Rhodes 19's, and Mariners. In my 20's, I owned a Hobie 18 catamaran that followed me everywhere in the summer.

A few years ago, I decided to put together a custom HiLiner 222. The HiLiner was designed by C. Raymond Hunt in the 1960's. Ray Hunt is best known as the designer of the original Boston Whaler. He also designed the classic Concordia Yawl, little plywood racing sail boats I grew up with like the 110 and 210, and the Deep Vee racing hull that he originally designed for Bertram and is now found on most small powerboats intended to be used in open waters. The HiLiner 222 is the 21' 6" foot version of this hull. The molds for the HiLiner were created in 1968 in Mattapoisett, Ma by Allen Vaitses. The HiLiner molds bounced around a lot and HiLiners have been built in Manchester, NH (see 1971 pamphlet front and rear), Fall River Ma, and, from 1978, in my home town by Peter Sylvia. Peter stopped building HiLiners in the 1990 recession and his last hull was his personal boat named Mr. Wizard that was built in 1992.

2002 HiLiner 222
Length Overall: 21 feet 6 inches
Beam: 8 feet
250 horsepower 4.2 L Cummins MerCruiser Turbodiesel. Engine manufactured by VM Motori in Italy.
Bravo One outdrive
Bravo One 4-blade 22" pitch stainless propeller
Top speed: 47.5 mph measured by GPS
Teak cockpit sole
Fuel capacity: 60 gallons
Two batteries
Three bilge pumps
10 gallon water tank with hand shower
Blue Sunbrella canvas spray dodger and mooring cover by Harding Sails

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