HURLEY DOCUMENTS ARCHIVEThis page serves as a depository for all sorts of Hurley documents. You'll find details on design and construction, colourful brochures that, alas, have turned black and white under the photocopier, even some deep words of wisdom and an overview of Hurley production history. Most of these documents are jpeg images of scanned-in documents. They can be quite big so be sure to look at the file size before you open such links.
The archive has expanded quite a bit, and now holds information on most
of the Hurley range. Click on one of the links below or just scroll through
the entire archive
The Hurley 18 The Hurley 20 The Hurley 22
The Hurley 30/90 The Silhouette The Felicity
Many documents are pictures - scans of old documents. Some of them are larger than screen size, and can best be seen saved on disk via a graphics package. Nevertheless, all of them are legible from the web as well.
Before we enter into long stories, here's a drawing with the boat's and sails' exact measurements. This is a hand-drawn chart with very fine print, so it's a big (1.2 MB) jpeg file. If you have a graphics package on your PC, it is easy to zoom in and out on all the details. Save this file (like any other) by clickinging the right-hand mouse button, and selecting 'save as'. Not all Hurleys are identical when it comes to the sail plan - check your mast before ordering new sails....
Here, more information on the Hurley's design, hull shape, materials and production methods can be found. Many good articles can also be found in older magazine articles. If you can read Dutch, here is an ANWB (Dutch RYA) technical review.
John Simpson, back in 1994, wrote a long
story in PBO about the Hurley 22 he used to cross the Atlantic (3 times,
actually), and the changes he made to his 22 in preparation.
Professional Opinions on the Hurley 22Many things have been written on the Hurley 22 over the years, pretty much all of them positive. The boat has a very outspoken character though, and for those of you considering to buy one, this should be recommended reading! If you are the proud owner of a 22 - enjoy!
- Yachting World Design Supplement,
- A recent test of the Hurley 22 by Practical Boat Owner
- Background on the builders - Hurley Marine
- An old review of 1967, also from Practical Boat Owner
- A word from the designer, Ian Anderson
- Motor Boat and Yachting, April 1969
- A Second Look by Yachting Monthly, 1992
- Hurley 22s Design & Review, Yachting Monthly, 1968
- Snippets from Yachting World, 1968-1985 on the various Hurley versions
1988: This is the real thing: the specs of your newly-built Hurley 22 'club' which, as far as I know, is still made by Mike Langford. Consider this a shameless commercial plug. Note that the Hurley now has a separate heads compartment...
Older English Brochures:
- 1970: Cover of Hurley Marine, Ltd. brochure. It all began here.... (English, 700k jpeg).
- 1978: Profound words from Dame Naomi James on the occasion of the 1000th Hurley 22. I lost the original copy, which is a pity as Dame Naomi's Deep Seventies fashion statement is at least as interesting as her comments! Oh well, here's the text at least.
- 1981: Ravensail's brochure on the Hurley 22R. For those of us who have never seen a 22R in the flesh, it will always remain a mystery how on earth Ravensail could cram in a separate heads to starport! (english, pages 1-2/326k, pages 3-4/189k jpeg).
Older Dutch Brochures:
- 1970: Surely one of the first ads of the Hurley 22 and other Hurley family members in Holland, showing a picture of a Lloyd's test to underpin the boat's ruggedness (Dutch, 500k jpeg).
- 1975: Nice four-page booklet from Holland Marine, who later on started to build their own version, the Hurley 700 (Dutch, pages 1-2/700k, pages 3-4/550k jpeg)
- 1981: Holland Marine's two-page brochure on the Hurley 700 (Dutch, 720k jpeg).
- 1985: Holland Marine's spec sheet on the Dutch-built Hurley 700 version (Dutch, 170k jpeg)
Here, you can find a second-hand review. Other documents available:
- A review of the H20 from the '60s
- Layout and sketches from the original brochure
- More detailed line plan
page 1/52k, page 2/54k) from early 1974. It does hold the full price list, which neatly shows what 26 years of inflation means....
picture. However, the Silhouette has her own Owners' Association, details of which are here.
- Page 1: Cover page with a nice picture of the boat's outline
- Page 2: A 3D view of the boat's innards
- Page 3: Definite proof of the trailerability of the Felicity
- Page 4: Specifications and Interior plan - plus some calculations scribbled on by a prospective owner....