Hurley 27 for sale - £6,000

lying Cornwall

Builder

Hurley Marine Ltd.

Year

1972

LOA

27' 0"

Sail area

532 sq ft main and genoa

A very solidly built small cruiser from the 70's, the Hurley 27 is a Folkboat derivative, with a deep cockpit, long full keel and transom hung rudder. Unlike Folkboats, however, the Hurley 27s have full standing headroom. This example has had a very complete refit - including fitting a new Beta diesel - and also has an extremely comprehensive inventory. She has also recently had a new DSC VHF, Seago 4 man liferaft (in valise), Lofrans Royal 8mm windlass, stainless steel double bow fitting ad had the heads rebuilt to include a new s/s slide-out sink.

LWL

20' 0"

Rig

sloop

Beam

8' 0"

Cabins

2

Draught

4' 6"

Berths

4/5

Displacement

5,820 lbs * see note

Engine

Beta diesel

Ballast

not known

BHP

20

Keel type

Long fin keel with encapsulated ballast * actual displacement in cruising trim just under 4 tons

Contact owner at jmtebms@btinternet.com

The Hurley 27 was designed in the late 60's by Ian Anderson as a development of one of his earlier designs for a small strip planked wooden cruiser called the Sirius. The new GRP design was originally called the Bowman 26, and a number of these were built, firstly by the Normand Boatyard and later by Emsworth Shipyard.


When Hurley Marine wanted a larger version of Ian Anderson's very successful Hurley 22, they took the moulds of the Bowman 26 and modified the design to create the Hurley 27, the major changes being to raise the forward part of the coachroof to create standing headroom in the forepeak, and to raise the topsides by about 6 inches resulting in an overall length of 27 feet. This boat was called the Hurley 27.

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The accommodation consists of a vee-berth forecabin, with infill to make a double, the heads compartment (photo below), and the saloon with galley, chart table and deep quarterberth to starboard, and a dinette convertible to a narrow double (74" x 38") to port.

The cockpit lockers are fitted with individually lockable catches, and the sheet winches have been replaced with Lewmar 30s. A stainless steel pod is fitted to hold the instruments above the hatch

Contact owner at jmtebms@btinternet.com