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.
5,345kg (5.25 tons)
2,036kg 2 tons lead encapsulated into keel
11,200kg (11 tons)
area 35.3 sq m 380 sq ft (with genoa)
Perkins 4107 or Thorneycroft 35 hp
capacity 273 ltr (60 gallons)