For sale is a solid
1970’s Hurley 22 ‘Hurley bird’
Full disclosure from
the beginning she is for sale at this amazing price because she has
lost her rig, both sections of mast are included in the sale and
could easily be sleeved and re rigged.
Luckily no damage has
occurred to the vessel as a result of the dismasting but the previous
owner who has been so well invested in this boat has sadly decided to
move on from the hobby.
Starting in the deep
and sheltered cockpit there are two GIBB 28 2 speed winches one on
either side for the genoa sheets.
Looking back there are
two deep lockers to either side at the aft end of the cockpit with
remote Teleflex controls for the Honda outboard.
The mainsheet track is
positioned aft of the cockpit keeping the cockpit area clear and
offering greater purchase on the boom for mainsail trim.
At the very stern of
the boat is the enclosed outboard well where there is a 1999 Honda
BF9.9 electric start included in the sale which is controlled by
Teleflex throttle and gear shifter situated in the cockpit. The
engine runs in gear but is not stable on idle so may benefit from a
Having an outboard
means easier and cheaper engine maintenance and provides more space
in the cabin as well as no horrible oily diesel smells in the cabin
which is often unavoidable with an inboard and the outboard well
helps to keep the outboard safe from prying eyes and the noise to a
Mounted on the transom
is a boarding ladder and an outboard bracket for a smaller tender
engine or auxiliary yacht engine (second engine not included)
Down below the
designers have made the absolute most out of the space with clever
fitted storage systems and lots of lockers for stowage, sleeping for
4 people compromising of 2 singles and 1 double V berth.
The galley consists of
a whale hand pump for fresh water with a fitted sink and space behind
to put a small gas camping stove, aft of the galley is a pull out Nav
table that when not in use slides away to provide an extra seat and
accommodation could do with some TLC with cushions and woodwork
showing their age but is however still useable.
The rigging as
mentioned in the beginning is currently down due to the mast
snapping, however this was a clean break and could easily be sleeved
and re rigged, the boat has a roller furling genoa which is in
useable condition and a roller furling mainsail that furls around the
boom via a mechanism fitted to the boom end making this boat easy to
sail shorthanded or with inexperienced crew, the mainsail again
appears in useable condition.
The boom is included
among the rigging and also a spinnaker pole however this is missing
the fitting at one end.
Being a bilge keel boat
she can take the ground for easy maintenance, cheap mooring and
access to places fin keelers can only dream about.
To summarise this boat
with a little cleaning up would provide the perfect stable and
comfortable platform for motoring or fishing around the harbour and
Solent area this season and can be motored away as is or with more
work could be used again for sailing, whatever option you chose this
boat promises a cheap way onto the water this summer in a
well-founded safe sea boat for which the Hurley 22’s have a good
As mentioned before the
owner was well invested in the boat and the vessel comes with lots of
paper work showing recent works carried out, receipts, two different
surveys carried out one being in March 2008 and the other in June
1996, and lots of other interesting bits of information pertaining to
the boat and its history.
The Hurley owner’s
association of which the previous owner was a member is also a large
club with lots of fanatics and information about these little yachts.
is strongly recommended as as mentioned this yacht does require some
The vessel must be
removed from her current mooring within 14 days of sale however we
may be able to find you or provide you with a mooring in the area for
an extra fee.
To arrange a viewing please call Richard on 07854166866
Current Price: £950.00
This Hurley 22 Sailing Boat boat is located in Portsmouth, po4 0rq and is being sold on eBay by marshall4245.