April 25, 2022 Boating Business

The first new Hardy designs are in build following Cockwell’s acquisition of Hardy Marine’s assets in 2020.

Cockwells Modern & Classic Boatbuilding launched its Hardy 45 at last year’s Southampton Boat Show and the first vessel has been sold to an owner of a Hardy 42 who was looking to upgrade and customise.
“This sale is particularly pleasing because we are working with clients who are not only familiar with Hardy style and performance, but are also eager to explore the possibilities for customisation that our all-new range presents,” said Dave Cockwell, Cockwells founder and MD.
Ergonomically designed
Cockwells has continued its collaboration with Andrew Wolstenholme customising the Hardy 45 into a Hardy 45AD for the client.
Instead of incorporating a flybridge, as in the new Hardy 45 design, the customisation features an aft deck helm position and removes the internal helm option to further maximise space in the saloon.
This new model will also feature an all-new sliding companion door from the saloon to the aft deck, together with an additional sliding door from the saloon to the starboard side deck. At the aft deck helm position, there will be a fixed spray-screen and a folding canopy from the screen to the radar arch for added protection.
The vessel is due to be delivered to its new owners in spring 2024.
Meanwhile, the company’s first Hardy 50DS is in build at its new yard at Ponsharden.
Inspired by the original Hardy 50, this sea-going explorer yacht is the larger version of the Hardy 40DS, which offers a double-berthed, en-suite owner’s stateroom, a VIP double-berthed guest cabin which shares an en-suite with a single guest cabin that can convert into a double, a vast deck saloon and a cockpit area for reclining and dining in luxury.
The vessel is due to be delivered to its new owners in spring 2023.
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