HURU was designed by Mark Ellis and launched by the renowned Bruckmann Yachts in Canada in 2000. She is a wonderful collaboration of one of the best designers and builders and was conceived by a very knowledgeable yachtsman. Although a modern boat in construction and systems, HURU has a classic appeal, with handsome lines and a spacious two-cabin, two-head Herreshoff-style interior below.
On deck, HURU has a sweeping sheer, a low trunk cabin, a traditional transom and varnished mahogany cap rails over her bulwarks. Her hull deck joint is glass, not molded. Below the waterline, Ellis designed a modern underbody, with a 6’ fin keel and spade rudder for maximum efficiency and speed.
HURU has only had two owners, each highly experienced yachtsman who have lavished her with the best care possible. She has been sailed lightly during the summer months and stored indoors during the winter. With her hydraulic furling headsail, hydraulic main halyard and genoa winches, bow thruster and all lines leading back to the cockpit, she is easily sailed by one. She is in pristine condition (even for her young age) and priced to sell; she will not disappoint even the most discriminating yachtsman.
As noted in Yachting Magazine’s article on HURU (formerly ALIZÉ III), “The clients wanted an uncluttered vintage look that maintained a sense of space and elegance, but they refused to tolerate any fussy or contrived elements. As you would expect of a modern sailing couple, they wished for all the amenities that make cruising comfortable, but they didn't want to crowd the boat. Nor did they want to hurt her performance. They wanted everything in moderation and good taste.
That's exactly what they got.”
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A spacious V-berth stateroom is forward, with ventilation and light provided by an overhead hatch and opening ports. Storage is in a cedar-lined hanging locker to port and aircraft-style lockers outboard and above berths. This cabin has plenty of standing and changing room. Aft to starboard is an en-suite head (new, 2011).
The main salon is spacious and open, with abundant natural light and ventilation. A U-shaped dining area is to starboard with comfortable seating for six. Storage is provided in lockers above and outboard of the dining area. The dinette can be converted to a double berth. A straight settee to port provides additional seating. This is also an excellent sea berth. Louvered lockers are above this settee for additional storage.
Cushions in the salon are dark blue Ultrasuede, which compliment the Herreshoff-style interior with white bulkheads and varnished mahogany joinerwork. Lighting below is from Cantalupi fixtures. Teak and holly cabin sole.
The U-shaped galley is located aft of the dining area to starboard. Deep double sinks are on the centerline. The galley is equipped with Sea Frost cold plate refrigeration (compressor, 2011) with access above or below, a 3-burner Force 10 propane stove with oven and spacious Corian counters and storage space.
Across from the galley is the nav station, with a proper size chart table facing forward. The electric panels are next to the navigator’s seat; radar/chartplotter, VHF stereo and tank tender gauges are also located here.
Aft of the navigation area is a large head (new, 2011) with a separate shower area, which doubles as a place to store wet foul weather gear. This head is easily accessed from the cockpit, salon or aft cabin.
The aft guest cabin is on the starboard side. It is spacious, with a double berth and plenty of foot room to change and maneuver. There is locker storage outboard and above the berth, and a large hanging cedar-lined locker to starboard. There is a separate wet locker outboard of the shower area.
HULL and DECK
Fiberglass hull with core-cell core. The topsides are Navy Blue (Awlgripped, 2012), with a white cove stripe and white boot stripe. The bottom is red.
Nonskid is Moonstone Beige
Stainless steel hairpin bowsprit with anchor roller for 45 lb. Bruce anchor and a 45 lb. CQR
Yanmar 63 hp diesel, 796 hours as of 10/27/2015
Bow thruster (new batteries, 2014)
3-blade Max Prop with shaft rope cutter (2013)
New dripless shaft (2015)
Lewmar hydraulic pack that drives off battery and powers primary winches, main halyard, roller furling and windlass
Aquadrive bearings with soft engine mounts
Groco engine raw water strainer
Dual density sound insulation around engine
Racor 500 fuel filter with sight gauge & alarm
Spare engine parts
All new plumbing hoses (2014)
Pressure hot and cold water in galley and heads
Hot and cold cockpit shower
Saltwater deck washdown system
10-gallon hot water heater (2015)
Foot pumps for fresh and sea water in galley and fridge
Combination shower/faucet in heads with sump & sump pump
Under-mounted stainless steel sink in galley
Under-mounted ceramic sinks in heads
(2) Rule 1500 bilge pumps with automatic float switch
Bilge alarm (2015)
(2) #10 Gusher manual bilge pumps: (1) in cockpit and (1) in interior
Raritan manual heads
(2) 50-gallon holding tanks with deck pump-out and Hart level gauges
Waste macerator pumps for overboard discharge
RIGGING and WINCHES
White triple-spreader tapered mast (Awlgripped, 2011)
Harken hydraulic headsail roller furling
Custom stainless steel traveler system by Hinckley Yachts (2011)
Navtec hydraulic boom vang & backstay system
Navtec rod standing rigging
Navtec bridle mainsheet system
Boom preventer system (new, 2013)
Masthead burgee crane (new, 2013)
Staysail stay with quick release
(2) Lewmar 58ST chrome hydraulic primary winches
(2) Lewmar #50ST chrome secondary winches
(1) Lewmar #44ST chrome hydraulic main halyard winch
(2) Lewmar #44ST mainsheet winches
Lewmar #44ST chrome outhaul winch
(2) Lewmar ST chrome halyard winches
(2) 12’ Stainless steel genoa tracks outboard
(2) 12’ Stainless steel genoa tracks inboard
(2) 4’ Stainless steel staysail tracks
Doyle mainsail with (2) sets of reefs and lazy jacks (Doyle StackPack, 2011)
Doyle RF genoa staysail
12-volt system with (2) 8D gel cell house batteries (2011)
(1) 8D gel engine battery
130 amp alternator with smart regulator and isolates
(1) 8D 12-volt battery for bow thruster, located forward
Link 2000 monitoring system
Custom 110V AC distribution panel with 30 amp main breaker
50 amp battery charger
110-volt receptacles in galley, salon, heads & each stateroom