Hardy 65 – Nearly ready for launching!

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The result of very many, highly skilled man-hours, and lots of input from her owners, the photos below show her just about ready to leave the Hardy yard to be trucked to Great Yarmouth for launching. She will hit the water for the first time next week.

Hardy motor yachts are very highly respected for their exceptional sea-keeping abilities, comfortable yet quick semi-displacement Andrew Wolstenholme hulls, rugged construction, and ‘little ship’ engineering standards. The new 65 MARESIA adds to this mix a stunning superyacht interior styled by Synolo Design, and superbly executed by Hardy’s highly skilled craftsmen. Reliability, safety and a comfortable ride are still paramount, but the new Hardy 65 takes a big leap forward – both in styling and cruising amenities.

Safe and secure side decks – a typical Hardy feature

Safe and secure side decks – a typical Hardy feature


Her totally redesigned split-level flybridge includes a truly ergonomic helm station, plenty of seating for relaxing and dining, a wet bar, fridge and BBQ, a large sun-bed, and a hydraulic crane for RIB stowage. Her aft deck dining area may be screened off for protection from either hot or cold weather and the wide side decks are protected by high bulwarks and guardrails. MARESIA has a retractable passarelle and large submersible bathing platform for jetski stowage.

Breaking away from the traditional teak interior joinery of her predecessors, MARESIA’s owners have chosen grey stained Alpi Wood (an Italian engineered timber) contrasted with dark wenge, white high-gloss panels and various complementary fabric finishes. The result is a stunning, modern yet understated ambiance throughout.

A detail shot from her midships owner’s cabin showing Alpi and wenge joinery

A detail shot from her midships owner’s cabin showing Alpi and wenge joinery


Her main deck layout comprises the wheelhouse, with port and starboard pantograph doors, a large and comprehensively equipped galley with dining area opposite, then aft to the spacious lounging area. This has a large settee with two recliner chairs opposite, a retractable TV and bar. Full-width double-hinged doors open up the saloon to the aft deck, giving a light and bright living area of over 10m in length.

Wheelhouse - starboard side

Wheelhouse - starboard side


The lower deck accommodation includes three cabins and two heads. The full-width owner’s stateroom is amidships and fitted with a walk-in wardrobe and large Corian lined heads/shower. Light floods in through four vertical hull windows. Forward is the main guest cabin with a ‘scissor’ double/twin berth and en-suite heads/shower. She also has a further smaller guest cabin for occasional use/storage.

‘Scissor’ berth in the forward VIP guest cabin

‘Scissor’ berth in the forward VIP guest cabin


Heads compartment

Heads compartment


As all Hardys are individually built to order, the yard is happy to work up layout proposals to best match whatever requirements a potential buyer may have.

A corner of her comprehensively equipped galley with Corian countertops and high-gloss white units

A corner of her comprehensively equipped galley with Corian countertops and high-gloss white units


Many boats pack all the engineering systems into the smallest possible space, resulting in much of the equipment being virtually inaccessible. The Hardy’s the engine room and lazarette covers 7m of the length of the yacht. With full headroom throughout, all of her equipment is readily accessed for operation and maintenance.

Superbly fitted engine room with generous headroom

Superbly fitted engine room with generous headroom


Via a door on the aft deck in the starboard coachroof buttress, a stairway leads down to the vast lazarette. Fitted here is a watermaker, air conditioning plant, laundry equipment, lots of stowage for spares, the main electrical panels, chargers and inverters, and a 17.5 KVA generator. A crew cabin with heads/shower may optionally be fitted in this area. A watertight door gives access to the engine room. Her MAN R6 800hp diesels are fitted with a fully integrated Yacht Controller joystick system with controls on the flybridge and aft deck docking station. A Sleipner hydraulic control unit, powered via either engine, runs the bow and stern thrusters plus Vector fin stabilizers. Also located here is a 8KVA night generator plus 6,100 litres of fuel, ensuring plenty of range for offshore passages. Engineering standards throughout are exemplary.

MARESIA will achieve around 25 knots – other engine installations are available for higher or lower speeds.

She will be launched next week and then undergo rigorous trials prior to being handed over to her owners in April. She will be based in Jersey.

MARESIA will be exhibited at the Jersey Boat Show – Saturday April 29 to Monday May 1 – but there may be other viewing opportunities before that.

For further information please contact Robin Campbell at robin.campbell@windboats.co.uk
D: 01473 694674
M: 07803 301851

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