'Marie-B' is a Hurley 24/70 GRP sloop. She is a lovely example of this popular and safe cruiser and benefits from a good-sized interior. Full standing headroom, useful living space and separate heads compartment make this model an excellent family boat. Regarded as a modern high performance family yacht of a modern design with cutaway bulbous keel, fine lines and modern skeg arrangement. She has undergone many improvements and upgrades over the years and is presented well. Lying Conwy Marina, North Wales.
Survey available (2007)
Hurley 24/70 GRP Sloop
GRP hull, deck and superstructure stiffened by plywood.
White hull and superstructure with blue detail line around the topsides below the timber rubbing strake.
Hull No: 6135
Encapsulated ballast fin keel with GRP skeg hung rudder
Yanmar YS8 8hp diesel inboard engine (reconditioned in 2010 - new cylinder head)
Conventional shaft drive to a fixed two bladed propeller.
12v system charged by engine alternator and distributed by a fuse switch panel and an isolator switch.
12v Domestic battery
12v Engine battery
Cold water pump in galley
Sails and Rigging:
Deck stepped aluminium mast with boom
High aspect ratio rig with large genoa and narrow aspect mainsail.
Stainless steel standing rigging (Replaced 2012)
Slab reefed mainsail
2 x Winches in cockpit
1 x Winch at mast
1 x kicking strap
15lb anchor with chain and warp
Fenders and mooring warps
Flag pole and socket
Garmin GPS MAP 551 Chart plotter integrated with VHF.
Nasa Clipper Duet Depth and Log
Nexus 200 DSC VHF c/w antenna
Manual and electric bilge pumps
Harness clip on eyes in cockpit
JVC music system with MP3 connectivity
Clock and Barometer
Fantastic folder filled with manuals, documentation and history
4 berths in 2 Cabins
The Hurley 24/70 successfully introduced a more practical and comfortable living space for owners to take their families out cruising for longer periods. In her day, with her wide saloon, moulded furniture, nearly six foot headroom, separate heads compartment and spacious working galley, she was considered contemporary, even luxurious.
The owner has had the interior cushions upgraded to foam with the wood work painted and new interior lights fitted to modernise and freshen her up.