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Maurice Hurst narrowboat

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We’ve recently viewed a lovely narrowboat however a bit curious about the builder Maurice Hurst has anyone any info/advice good or bad it would be really appreciated.

 

 

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Not very prolific if the boat listing is anything to go by....however, this list is not completely accurate as only updated from EA and CRT/BW records.

 


Ratty Built by Maurice Hurst - Length : 12.19 metres ( 40 feet ) - Beam : 1.981 metres ( 6 feet 6 inches ) - Draft : 0.45 metres ( 1 foot 6 inches ). Metal hull N/A power of 80 HP. Registered with Canal & River Trust number 75863 as a Powered Motor Boat.  ( Last updated on Wednesday 22nd May 2013 )

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    Little Tyke Built by Maurice Hurst - Length : 12.19 metres ( 40 feet ) - Beam : 1.98 metres ( 6 feet 6 inches ) - Draft : 0.45 metres ( 1 foot 6 inches ). Metal hull N/A power of 80 HP. Registered with Canal & River Trust number 75863 as a Powered Motor Boat.  ( Last updated on Sunday 11th April 2010 )

 


Jasper Built by Maurice Hurst - Length : 17.07 metres ( 56 feet ) - Beam : 3.66 metres ( 12 feet ) - Draft : 0.61 metres ( 2 feet ). Metal hull N/A power of 999 HP. Registered with Canal & River Trust number 512372 as a Powered Motor Boat.  ( Last updated on Wednesday 22nd May 2013 )

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Maurice Hirst was based in Knottingley,  Yorkshire.  He had a working yard and slipway.  It's still there but under new ownership and combined with Harkers next door. There is a Facebook group, Hirst Boatbuilders.

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12 hours ago, matty40s said:

Not very prolific if the boat listing is anything to go by....however, this list is not completely accurate as only updated from EA and CRT/BW records.

 


Ratty Built by Maurice Hurst - Length : 12.19 metres ( 40 feet ) - Beam : 1.981 metres ( 6 feet 6 inches ) - Draft : 0.45 metres ( 1 foot 6 inches ). Metal hull N/A power of 80 HP. Registered with Canal & River Trust number 75863 as a Powered Motor Boat.  ( Last updated on Wednesday 22nd May 2013 )

Other boat names on this licence plate (Historical Data)

    Little Tyke Built by Maurice Hurst - Length : 12.19 metres ( 40 feet ) - Beam : 1.98 metres ( 6 feet 6 inches ) - Draft : 0.45 metres ( 1 foot 6 inches ). Metal hull N/A power of 80 HP. Registered with Canal & River Trust number 75863 as a Powered Motor Boat.  ( Last updated on Sunday 11th April 2010 )

 


Jasper Built by Maurice Hurst - Length : 17.07 metres ( 56 feet ) - Beam : 3.66 metres ( 12 feet ) - Draft : 0.61 metres ( 2 feet ). Metal hull N/A power of 999 HP. Registered with Canal & River Trust number 512372 as a Powered Motor Boat.  ( Last updated on Wednesday 22nd May 2013 )

 

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Thanks Matty,


Have to agree with you there we hadn’t come across Maurice Hurst Boatbuilders before  & was wondering what steel thickness was used on the hull.

The boat we’ve viewed is in good condition for its year 1993  but before committed to a hull survey was looking for info.

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Adding to the history with the information from above

Castaway Built by Maurice Hirst - Length : 13.716 metres ( 45 feet ) - Beam : 2.743 metres ( 9 feet ) - Draft : 0.61 metres ( 2 feet ). Metal hull N/A power of 67 HP. Registered with Canal & River Trust number 504926 as a Powered Motor Boat.  ( Last updated on Wednesday 22nd May 2013 )

 


Serafina Built by Maurice Hirst - Length : 15.85 metres ( 52 feet ) - Beam : 3.2 metres ( 10 feet 6 inches ) - Draft : 0.737 metres ( 2 feet 5 inches ). Metal hull N/A power of 70 HP. Registered with Canal & River Trust number 520039 as a Powered Motor Boat.  ( Last updated on Wednesday 22nd May 2013 )

Other boat names on this licence plate (Historical Data)

    Not Yet Named Built by Maurice Hirst - Length : 16 metres ( 52 feet 6 inches ) - Beam : 3.35 metres ( 11 feet ) - Draft : 0.74 metres ( 2 feet 5 inches ). Metal hull N/A power of 70 HP. Registered with Canal & River Trust number 520039 as a Powered Motor Boat.  ( Last updated on Tuesday 31st May 2011

 

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