The new Hardy 32DS


The new 32DS is viewable by prior appointment at Fox's Marina in Ipswich for the next few months.

She has a totally new interior layout, beautifully executed in American white oak, and is powered by twin Yanmar 180hp engines giving 20 knots yet economical running. A great Andrew Wolstenholme design, carefully updated yet still with all the attributes of sea-keeping ability and build quality for which Hardy’s are famed.

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If you would like to arrange to take a look at her please get in touch.

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Her buyers were attracted by the rugged, purposeful look of the Andrew Wolstenholme design, and her sea-keeping abilities. Hardy’s semi-custom build, allowing considerable scope in layout, styling and detailing changes, has given them the opportunity to have a strong influence on the yacht in every respect.

They were looking for a very high standard of comfort for two couples, with the ability to sleep up to six occasionally. Light, space and storage were high on the priority list. Styling to be modern, but not ‘glitzy’.

Fitted with twin 800hp MAN R6s, she will achieve around 24/25 knots max and give significantly more economical cruising that the twin MAN 1200hp installation on hull 01. Her fuel capacity, in the region of 6-7,000 litres, allows for serious passage making without the need for regular refueling pit-stops. A fuel polishing system will be fitted, rated at 1500 litres/hour. The yacht will be fitted with Sleipner stabilizers, Onan 17.7 kva generator, and fully air conditioned.

External changes: Hull ports are now frameless and rectangular, with four large vertical hull windows into the owner’s stateroom (with opening sections both P & S)

The aft deck has been altered, with gateways either side of the transom, one to the hydraulic passerelle and the other for easy access to the bathing platform. The platform allows for storage of a jet-ski, lifted on and off by the passerelle. The aft deck layout gives a much improved dining area, with moulded seat across the transom plus a teak table and removable chairs. This area can be totally enclosed by a windowed canvas screen.

On the flybridge, the forward windscreen has been raised to give increased wind protection, and particular thought is going into the selection and mounting of the helm seats and the adjustable wheel. The mast is replaced by an arch, while the mast base is fitted with wet bar, fridge and electric BBQ. The aft section of the flybridge has a very generous U-shaped GRP settee unit (3m long) running fore and aft on the starboard side, with a hi-lo table, allowing it to convert to a cushioned sunbathing area. A crane is positioned outboard of this, allowing stowage of the RIB across the aft end of the flybridge. Removable biminis cover both the fore and aft flybridge areas.

The yacht retains the high and secure bulwarks around the decks.

As she will regularly be used two-handed, there is a command station on the aft deck with EC300 engine, bow and stern thruster controls, plus a powered mooring capstan.

Her hull is mid-dark grey and protected by heavy duty fendering, and with a white superstructure.

Accommodation changes: On the upper accommodation deck she has the wheelhouse, galley, dining saloon and lounging saloon. The wheelhouse area is fitted with sprung seats, carefully chosen and positioned for comfort. The adjustable helm is to starboard, with a dedicated chart area opposite. Custom switch panels are being fitted and great care taken with the look of all control panels including the full array of Raymarine electronics. Access to the side decks is via doors P & S. Also in the wheelhouse/upper saloon area is the galley, which is comprehensively equipped with electric cooking, refrigeration and dish-washer, and backed up by a utility area in the vast aft lazarette fitted with washing machine, dryer and a long-term freezer. Opposite this is a raised dining area, giving those seated a panoramic view.

Down a couple of steps to the lower saloon is a U-shaped settee with coffee table, opposite which are two movable recliner chairs with a retractable TV in the sideboard between the stowed position of the chairs. A fully equipped bar area with fridge, icemaker, and stowage for bottles and glasses is fitted. The side windows, previously three each side, are now two larger ones both sides to increase light, and the fully glazed doors to the aft deck may be folded away to incorporate the saloon and aft deck into one huge social area.

On the lower accommodation level, the lobby area includes a storage locker for bedlinen and towels, plus a built-in dehumidfier to keep the accommodation fresh and dry when the yacht is not in use. The owner’s stateroom becomes the full width of the hull, and flooded with light via the four windows. She has a very generously proportioned owner’s head with walk-in shower, opposite which is a large walk-in wardrobe, supplemented by a further two hanging lockers in the stateroom. Forward there is another large double cabin, the berth of which can ‘scissor’ open into two singles. This cabin has direct access to the guest head/shower. She will also have a further smaller guest cabin/storage area.

The interior finish is likely to be in grey, quarter-sawn, horizontal grained American oak, complemented by wenge trim and different ones of fabric panelling. The interior layout and styling is by Chris Lock Yacht Design, with plenty of input from the yacht’s owners.

The Hardy 62 is a semi-custom yacht, and we welcome the opportunity to work with buyers to meet, and hopefully exceed, their wishes in terms of layout, equipment and finish. The excellent sea-keeping, sturdy construction, exemplary engineering standards, and top quality fit-out are, however, non-negotiable!

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East Coast boat weekend flyer

April 25 - 26

The new Hardy 32DS will have her first show outing and we are also exhibiting a Hardy 42 (both very kindly lent to us by their owners) plus the 40DS. This event is a showcase of yachts, both motor and sail, from the East Coast's premier boat retailers. Entry and parking at this event is FREE. Though appointments are not necessary, it is helpful if you can let us know in advance of your visit either by email to or call Sally on 01692 408700.

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London yacht, jet and prestige car show flyer

April 8 - 10

This is a new event, held on the water at St Katharine Docks and inside at Old Billingsgate, situated within 400m of each other. We will be exhibiting the Hardy 40DS at St Katharine Docks, where there will also be several other quality yachts in the water - both power and sail. As well as showing you around the 40DS, we would also welcome the opportunity to update you on the rest of our range, including the newly launched 32DS and some interesting developments on the Hardy 62.

The show hours are 12:00 to 21:00 on the 8th and 9th, and 12:00 to 20:00 on the 10th.

If you are able to make it to the show, please let us know either by email to or call Sally on 01692 408700, and we will be pleased to send you tickets.

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We are delighted to have on our brokerage a Hardy 42, ‘Hamble Dawn V’. She is a stunning example of a Hardy 42 and has been lovingly looked after by her owners.

She is available now and if you would like to view then please do contact Robin Campbell on 01473 694674 or to arrange.

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Following on from the successful launch of the Hardy 40DS and the London Boat Show 2014, Windboats Hardy Motor Boats Ltd is proud to announce the release of details of the Hardy 50DS.

Using similar profiles lines as the Hardy 40DS, renowned Hardy Designer Andrew Wolstenholme has again created a tremendously striking boat. With the hull based upon the Hardy 50 Hardy have once again been uncompromising when it comes to sea keeping, retaining its core values of building boats that are meant to keep you safe, secure and confident when out in heavy weather.

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Due to an increase in enquiries Windboats Hardy Motor Boats is pleased to announce the relaunch of the successful Hardy Fishing 24. With new colour schemes and an update of equipment to match the more modern styling, the 24 offers unparalled sea keeping qualities. Used by commercial fishermen and leisure boat owners alike the 24 is recognised around the coast and has been sold successfully to European countries for use both on inland waterways and inshore waters.

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Hardy 40DS-01 leaves for London 2014.

On Sunday 22nd December 2013 Hardy 40DS-01 left the build yard in North Walsham bound for the London Boat Show 2014. Wrapped against the worst of the weather the new 40DS still shows her wonderful lines and striking profile.

The yachting press are already giving excellent reviews for the boat as seen in the latest Motor Boat & Yachting – “This is the first Hardy to be fully conceived and built under the auspices of new owner Windboats and it looks like being a match made in Heaven. It is a Hardy through and through but there’s a modernity to the styling the likes we haven’t previously seen from the Norfolk yard. We think it looks cracking and the Hardy boys should take plenty of shoe covers to the show because there will be a fair few people keen to get on board and have a look around.”

Please come and see us in person to view what has impressed the press so much. We are on stand A260 where we will be proud to show you around our wonderful new boat.

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The Hardy 40DS is on track for its debut at The London Boat Show in January 2014.

The construction of this boat involved considerable changes to the 42 hull mould tool, enabling us to offer single as well as twin screw versions. We have also produced a completely new superstructure and aft deck as well as a new design interior complete with contemporary styling.

What has slowly emerged over the last few months is certainly going to turn more than a few heads. We have decided not to publish any pre-unveiling photographs, but to let the boat speak for itself at the Show.

It would not matter what superlatives we came up with at this stage, the proof will be in the unveiling and we are sure others will pass comment on what we have achieved.

A warm welcome to the Hardy 40 DS at the London Show is assured and we look forward to seeing you there to discuss your future boating plans. We can be found on stand A260 .

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We are very pleased to announce that the Hardy 62 has been awarded as a finalist for the 2014 Motor Boats Award. The 62 falls into the Trawler Yachts and Aft Cabin category with the winner announced during the London Boat Show 2014.

This nomination goes alongside the continuing and well deserved accolades the boat is receiving since its debut at the Southampton Boat Show.

As the most bespoke model in the Hardy range we have already drawn up differing sets of plans to suit prospects needs, ranging from a full width aft cabin to moving of galley into the main deck house area to accommodate another cabin below.

Whatever your long term cruising plans are, the 62 is a boat which can fulfil your dreams. If you are interested in the boat then please call 01692 408700 and we can arrange a private viewing of the 62 at St Katherine’s Dock in London.

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First time appearance of the all new Hardy 62 making her world debut, received much acclaim at the Southampton Boat Show.

"Hardy 62 a stunner." "Best motor boat at the show." "Huge open interior."

"Great helm position." "A real engine room well thought out." "A proper ancillary machine space."

"Hardy experience shows in this boat." "Proper bulwarks makes getting about so safe."

"A boat to go to sea when others seek shelter." "The Hardy 62 is the Business." "100% British boating beef."

If you wish to see what all this praise was for, please contact our Group Sales Manager, Chris Merceica, for more details and to arrange a viewing.

Chris can be contacted on 01603 777142 or 07551 122698 or emailed on

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Windboats Hardy Motor Boats Ltd. is proud to announce its first new model since their takeover of the assets of Hardy Marine.

The Hardy 40DS represents the thinking by the new owners of where they see the market for their more bespoke vessels in the future.

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New Builds and New Designs

The all new Hardy 62 will make its European debut at the PSP Southampton Boat Show from September 13th to 22nd 2013.

Visit us on Berth No M164. No appointment is necessary but the boat will clearly attract attention and in order that we may spend time with visitors, access may occasionally be delayed. All of the boats in our range will be highlighted so please feel free to discuss any requirements that you may have.

Details of the new Hardy 40DS will be showcased at this years Show in advance of its World Premiere at the London Boat Show 2014. This exciting new design willl be the first model for the new company Windboats Hardy Motor Boats Ltd. Please come and view the details of this all new model.

The 40DS is designed by hardy designer Andrew Wolstenholme, with the interior styled by Chris Lock of CSL Yacht Design. Chris has won acclaim for his styling of the Oyster 625, a world class sailing boat and has styled the interiors of some of the leading power boats.

We look forward to meeting as many Hardy Owners as we can and to discuss your boats and wishes for the future. We all look forward to seeing you there.

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After Sales

With spring now upon us and the weather turning for the better many of us can now think of dusting off covers and getting back to boating. Please remember that Hardy Marine offers a complete after sales service and we are happy to supply parts at very competitive prices. From rope fenders to new electronics we can offer all of these items. We may also be able to source items not readily available for the older models.

If we can help with advice or supply of parts please contact our after sales team on01692 408700. Or email Rachel on

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Hardy 62

The Hardy flagship 62 is now well on the way to completion prior to the Southampton Boat Show.

The accommodation cabins are in the final stages of fit out with the large owners cabin showing the high level of joinery and fit out which Hardy boats are renowned for. Work is moving into the vast saloon and helm area which although very much to the owners requirements on boat number 1 will open up onto the aft cockpit to create a large social area.

With the engineering and electrical systems to the usual high Hardy standard the mechanical areas will be a joy for those owners who delight in this side of their boating. The huge flybridge and aft sun deck plug is now complete and moulding will fit out shortly. This aft sun deck area will allow for the storage of a large dinghy or for those who like the lazier side of life it can be fitted with sun loungers. Access to this area is via the aft cockpit or down into the saloon.

For more details on the 62 and to arrange a site visit to view construction please contact our sales team on 01692 408700.

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Southampton Boat Show 2012

Southampton Boat show dates are 14th - 23rd September 2012.

Hardy Marine will be demonstrating with three boats, Hardy 50 our demonstrator Lysithea, Hardy Commodor 42 launching August 2012 and our new model Hardy 36 Sedan launched in May 2012. -

We will be on the water on berth numbers M214,M215 and M216

If you are attending the show we look forward to seeing you and would like to welcome you aboard.

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Brittany 2012

Hardy Cruising Club 2012 Northern Brittany

Each year we have a Hardy cruise and after discussion with our Hardy Owners, it was decided to go and visit the delights of Northern Brittany. We had an excellent turn out of 13 boats this year and some new owners joining the group (and some very young ones) and were looking forward to it.

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