Boat Responsibly: Have a Float Plan What is a Float Plan? Simply put, a float plan is a written summary of your boating itinerary. Whether you plan to be gone for just a few hours on your boat or if you expect to take a longer cruise, it’s a great idea to let someone you trust know where you expect to be and when you expect to return. Why create a Float Plan? An emergency situation can happen anytime or anywhere, whether on an inland lake or a blue water passage. If a situation occurs where a search effort must be initiated, having all your information in one place can make a difference in the outcome of rescue personnel finding you. What to include in a Float Plan? There is no standard form for a float plan. You can hand write or type your own or even fill in [...]
Why the Davit Worksheet When you are ready to explore your Hurley Davit options, the first step is to fill out our Davit Worksheet. We do not keep a database of all the different vessel platforms or dinghies. There are just too many variations. From added platforms or other accessories like grills and grab bars, each set up is unique. We want to be absolutely sure the system we recommend is going to work with your specific set-up! We do not keep measurements on file based on vessel or dinghy types . . . The Davit Worksheet asks for a number of measurements including platform width (port to starboard), platform depth (transom out to the edge), height off the water (top of the platform down to the water), transom height (top of the platform to the top of the transom), as well as dinghy length, beam & total weight including [...]
Hurley Marine becomes OEM for three more major U.S. Boat Manufactures Alone in 2016 Hurley Marine, Inc.® has become an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) for three major U.S. boat manufacturers. Regal Boats® has added Hurley's Underwater Lights and Davits as options to their vessels 36' and up. Grand Banks® has also chosen Hurley as a davit option. In fact, Grand Banks® has added a Hurley H3O Davit™ to their hull #1, 44 Eastbay™. Hinckley Yachts®, another prestigious boat builder, has added our Davits to their list of options. Todd Hurley, owner and CEO of Hurley Marine, says, "We are very proud and honored that these prestigious boat builders have chosen Hurley Marine products. What a great compliment!" Hurley Marine® is also OEM for other numerous international boat builders. Hurley has developed an array of products including their patented Sea-Vue™ Trim Tab Lights and Drain Plug Lights. Also added to that list are the Hurley Dinghy Davits™ that are [...]
Davits - Helpful Questions when looking for a Davit Todd Hurley of Hurley Marine explains how the right davit makes loading your dinghy a breeze. Crystal Hayes / Regal 32 What are the benefits of bringing a tender aboard using a davit? Hurley: Instead of towing a dinghy behind your craft, you easily can bring it aboard to eliminate performance-robbing drag. The low-profile storage position on Hurley Davits provides exceptional stern visibility. What factors should be taken into consideration when choosing a davit? Hurley: Platform and dinghy measurements, as well as weight, should be kept in mind. We advise choosing the best davit for your boat and letting that dictate your choice of dinghy. Remember that dinghy size and weight may impact trim, performance and the structural integrity of your vessel. While some boat owners get around this by towing their dinghy, it's neither safe nor practical. Are davits hard to install? Hurley: Hurley Davits are easily mounted with simple [...]
Thank You! Wow, what a year! To better state that . . . what a GREAT year! Hurley Marine hit the dock running this year . . . Thank You! We take great pride and are well known for our commitment to custom crafted marine products throughout every phase of the fabrication and manufacturing process. Boat owners and professionals alike, in the marine industry, have come to expect superior quality from Hurley Marine and we are proud of the outstanding reputation that Hurley Marine has established for marine products that's known globally. We are highly committed to innovative marine products! And, as one of the world's leading marine accessory manufacturers, we know that the delivery of quality products is made possible by the talent and dedication of our elite staff. At Hurley Marine, we view the professionalism of our administrative staff and crew as an important part of our continued success. [...]
Electric Winch as an option Hurley Marine has added a 12VDC Electric Winch as an option for retrieval on the already popular H3O Davit™ system. This Winch has been specifically designed for the H3O Davit and your needs. It includes a 12 Volt DC Electric Winch, Winch Line with Stainless Steel Carabiner, Whiplash Dampening Sleeve for Winch Line, 3/4" X 3' Stainless Steel Winch Arm, Remote Control, Solenoid Box, Circuit Breaker and Wiring Harness. 12VDC Winch has been specifically designed for the H3O Davit™ The Winch is now sold as an add-on or as a standard option. This winching system takes all the work out of dinghy tender retrieval. The H3O Dinghy Davit™ system is designed to allow the safe retrieval and stowage of a rib dinghy / hard hulled tender, Jet Ski (works great with the Sea-Doo Spark™) using the linear bunk system for your boat or dock.
H3O+ PLUS Davit - added to the dinghy davit line-up Hurley Marine, the industry's innovative leader in dinghy davit systems, has added a new system to their davit line-up. The H3O+ PLUS Davit, Hurley's 3rd Option, PLUS some. The NEW H3O+ Dinghy Davit has all the great features of it's predecessor, the H3O, but is larger for heavier loads, includes inner linear bunks and comes standard with an Electric 12v Winch. The H3O+ can muscle up to 725 pounds (328.85 kg) and longer loads up to 13' (3.96m) with ease. In addition, now there is also an Electric Winch offered for the original H3O Davit system. Both H3O Davit systems are specifically designed to allow the safe retrieval and stowage of a rib dinghy / hard hulled tender, Jet Ski (works great with the Sea-Doo Spark) using the linear bunk system for your boat or dock. The H3O davit systems are [...]
Miami International Boat Show - We'll Be There! Hurley Marine will once again be headed to the Miami International Boat Show in February. We have been attending this show for years as it’s a great opportunity for us to rub elbows with customers from across the globe. This is Florida's largest annual event and spans three locations - the Miami Beach Convention Center, the New Yacht & Power Boat Show at Sea Isle Marina and Strictly Sail® at Miamarina at Bayside - featuring more than 3,000 boats and 2,000 exhibitors from all over the globe. There's no better place to preview the new boating season! Stop and see us! February 12-16, 2015 Sea Isle Marina, booth #727 Proud NMMA Member.
Hurley Marine was welcomed to NMMA membership on July 11, 2014 The NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Association) represents more than 1,300 companies that produce an estimated 80 percent of the marine products used in North America. It was formed in 1979 when the Boating Industry Association of Chicago (BIA) and National Association of Engine and Boat Manufacturers of New York (NAEBM), whose roots date to 1904, merged. NMMA provides a wide variety of programs and services tailored to member needs, such as technical expertise, standards monitoring, government relations avocation, and industry statistics. Boat shows have become the industry's premier marketing tool. NMMA produces boat shows and sportshows in key U.S. markets to provide quality showplaces for exhibitors and consumers. NMMA also manages the industry's involvement in international shows and events such as the annual Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam and is also active with world marine trade organizations to promote and protect [...]
Hurley Marine launched a new dinghy davit this year. The H3O, Hurley's 3rd Option, is the newest addition to the Hurley Dinghy Davit line-up and is becoming very popular with boat owners who have the Sea-Doo Spark jet ski. The H3O dinghy davit system is specifically designed to allow the safe retrieval and stowage of a rib dinghy or hard hulled tender while using the linear bunk system. This Hurley Davit is made of Marine Grade High Density Polyethylene for strength and to reduce friction during retrieval and launching while the stainless steel mounting system provides a quick release, leaving a very small footprint and a clear deck for any activity. Another special feature of the H3O davit is the adjustable and removable winching system. The stainless steel retrieval arm is adjustable from 3' to 6', depending upon the length of your tender, and is easily removed for storage while underway. [...]