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Hurley 24/70

Brief details


Hurley Marine Ltd.

The Hurley 24/70 is a small cruiser with four six foot plus long berths, and almost six foot headroom in the saloon. She has a small high aspect ratio mainsail, and a fairly large genoa. Unusually the bilge keel version is almost as deep draught as the fin keeler, making the bilge-keel performance quite good.


23' 9"

Sail area

216 sq ft


17' 6"




7' 5"


Saloon + forecabin


4' 1" fin keel or 3' 11" bilge keels




4,200 lbs




2,500 lbs


5 - 12

Keel type

Twin encapsulated bilge keels and skeg-hung rudder

Ian Anderson designed the Hurley 24/70 for Hurley Marine in 1972, as a larger version of the long-running and very successful Hurley 22, but with a more modern look, and in particular, with more headroom. He also switched from the long keel of the earlier Hurley designs to a fin and skeg configuration. The sail area was actually smaller than the Hurley 22 it replaced, but with a longer hull and a more modern keel performance was similar.

Most Hurley 24/70s were inboard engined, with a 5 hp Petter diesel, but some were outboard-powered. By now most of these original engines have been replaced.

When Hurley went out of business in 1974 the mouldings of the Hurley 24/70 were taken over by Atlanta Marine, who marketed the yacht as the Atlanta 24, and later cut the hull mould amidships and stretched it from 23' 9" to 24' 9" to make the Atlanta 25.

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The boat was marketed when new as having six foot headroom, but that clearly referred only to one precise point underneath the hatch. In fact saloon headroom is 5' 7" forward to 5' 10" aft, which is actually quite good for a 24 foot boat with a reasonably attractive cabin top

The galley has a small sink, and space for a small gimbaled cooker

Both saloon berths are 6' 5" long.

Engine access is via a removable panel in the saloon,
plus a hinged hatch in the forward part of the cockpit sole.

Photographs May 2010

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