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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