Dorset, South West
Sailing BoatsCruisersHurleyModel 27Jupiter was taken on as a project boat back in 2018. We have since done a lot of work to the boat but we are sadly selling as our plans have changed. This boat is 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 and will easily allow for someone who is 6ft3 to stand up comfortably in the saloon. This is a very rare feature for a boat of this size and is one of the reasons we chose the Hurley 27 over other boats. It is a very cosy boat with plenty of storage and a lovely sized cockpit to lounge in on a summers day.
• The accommodation consists of a vee-berth forecabin, with infill to make a double, the heads compartment, and the saloon with galley and deep quarterberth to starboard, and a short double to port.
• Gas powered twin hob stove with grill and oven in working condition.
• Built in cool box.
• Sink with new hand pump.
• Water storage tank under the entrance steps.
• Brand new long shaft outboard, un-used.
• Two leisure batteries in working order when last tested.
• Aft lockers containing the gas bottle and manual bilge pump with ample storage space for ropes and fenders.
• Anchor.When we bought the boat it had not been in the water for a number of years. We have not had a chance to test the water tightness of the boat as it has been stored on the hardstanding in the boatyard since. We have also not tested the toilet for the same reason. The old engine and prop shaft were removed when we started working on the boat and the prop shaft hole filled with epoxy. A bracket has been fixed to the rear of the boat which the outboard can be fitted to. The hull has been antifouled below the waterline in March 2019 but further superficial work is required to the exterior of the boat in places. The boat does not come with any navigation or electronics but there is what I assume is likely an old depth sounder under the bunk in the forecabin. The boat has navigation lights but the electrics will need some work to make them operational. We have not noticed any mould develop in the cabin over the last year when we have visited to check on the boat. We have not had a chance to check the sails fully but the mainsail looks to be in good condition. The foresail has seen some wear on the sacrificial cover. I have tried to be thorough in my description of the boat but please feel free to send me a message if you have any questions….*