September 12, 2023 Cockwells Delivers First All-New Hardy 50DS

Cockwells Modern & Classic Boatbuilding has delivered its inaugural all-new design of the Hardy 50DS to her new owners.

Inspired by the original Hardy 50, this striking Category A sea-going explorer yacht, designed by Andrew Wolstenholme for spirited all-weather cruising, is a smaller version of the traditional Hardy 65DS and now incorporates many new features.


Unlike most Category A motor yachts, the new Hardy 50DS is capable of speeds in excess of 25 knots but is equally comfortable at 8 knots with a range of more than 1500 miles. Combining the practicality and performance of a rugged, go anywhere cruiser with contemporary finishes, fittings and internal styling, this design also incorporates the very latest technology, not to mention all the comforts of a home from home.


As well as delivering a double-berth en-suite owner’s stateroom; two double berth guest cabins with shared heads and shower, a vast deck saloon and large protected cockpit area for reclining and dining in luxury, this particular Hardy 50DS also includes the option of a fantastically spacious flybridge, complete with open helm and aft deck, to enable al fresco dining beneath the stars, outdoor relaxation in the heat of the sun or an idyllic vantage point from which to admire the view.


A full-beam bathing platform enables you to dive into the blue with ease as well as store a 3.8m RIB. A spacious lazarette beneath the cockpit sole provides ample space for the Seakeeper 6 giro stabiliser and any number of water toys, bicycles and pieces of deck equipment.


“Our all-new Hardy 50DS provides an exceptionally luxurious and safe environment for ocean crossings and long-distance cruising,” explains Founder & Managing Director, Dave Cockwell. “What’s more, the capacious layout of this model, with its optional flybridge, offers versatility for all members of the family, whether you have young children to entertain or older family members who prefer some peace and quiet.


“At Cockwells, we respect the traditions of the much-loved Hardy originals but are proud to develop this respected brand for new generations to enjoy. The Hardy 50DS offers stylish, open plan living to cater for family members at all stages of life and as with our popular range of Duchy Motor Launches, we can customise your Hardy in any way you choose, to reflect your unique requirements, lifestyle and tastes.”


For further information about the Hardy 50DS, click here.

  • The Hardy 50Ds
  • The saloon of the Hardy 50DS
  • The Hardy 50Ds
  • The interior helm console on the Hardy 50DS.
  • A view of the expansive flybridge and aft deck of the Hardy 50DS
  • The Hardy 50DS at sunset
  • The galley of the Hardy 50DS
  • The flybridge helm console on the Hardy 50DS
  • A bird's eye view of the Hardy 50DS
  • One of the three luxurious cabins on the Hardy 50DS
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