The Hurley 9.5 Motorsailer was designed in 1970 by G. K. Collyer ARINA.It was a 31′ centre cockpit, high volume Motorsailer with ‘doghouse’ wheelhouse. The vessel was offered ketch or sloop rigged. Colin Simpson, an agent for Hurley Marine bought the first one built, ‘Hurley Maid’ new in 1972.
They are a sturdy boat with excellent accommodation. After Hurley went out of business the moulds were sold to Elizabethan yachts. They were marketed as the Meridian 31 and built into the mid-eighties.About thirty were built by Hurley Marine.
Planked in Iroko on steam bent oak timbers fastened with copper clenches. Solid grown oak floorsthrough fastened with large copper rivets. Cast iron keel fastened through te back bone with galvanised keel bolts
Sheathed plywood deck with areas of non slip pads.
The hull appears relatively sound and has been covered with tarpaulins to protect her from the elements. Although the paint will need stripping back, there is little movement in the planks and she is still fair and tight after several years ashore. It is interesting to note that she is planked in very narrow boards which is a sign of the quality and care that went into her original build.
Perkins 4107 4cyl diesel with stainless shaft to large 3 blade bronze propellor. twin galvanised steel fuel tanks port and starboard under the cockpit sole.
Split accommodation with a 2 berth aft cabin and a forward saloon. galley t starboard in the saloon with 2 burner gas stove and grill. Heads compartment to port, currently stripped out but a Simpson Lawrence sea toilet is on the boat ready to fit. U-berth saloon with 2 settee berths around a saloon table. Full standing headroom throughout.
Cockpit is large and sheltered with wheel steering to port. Overhanging doghouse roof makes this ideal for our temperamental climate.
Deck stepped bermudan ketch rig on aluminium spars. Stainless steel standing rigging.
This is now very sadly an executor sale. The owner has been working on the boat for many years but never managed to get on top of the project. Although she looks a mess, there is a good solid boat to work with and lots of parts are aboard or available.
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