Commercial & Defence

Experts in creating effective and efficient craft for a range of deployments

From patrol vessels, pilot boats and passenger ferries to crew training and hydrographic research craft, our tried-and-tested hulls, designed and built by a British company with a rich legacy of delivering high quality custom boats with exceptional seakeeping capabilities, can be adapted for a range of military requirements and commercial environments.
With a heritage spanning four decades, the Hardy brand has earned its reputation for building robust, all-weather yachts for long-distance voyages as well as inshore passages.

To date, more than 2000 boats have been built for a discerning clientele.

Our expertise in advanced engineering, ergonomic design and complex logistics combined with our international reputation for boatbuilding excellence and strategic proximity to Devonport, Falmouth Docks and the Port of Newlyn enable us to custom-build a diverse array of craft for industrial and defence applications in the UK and beyond.

By combining techniques, materials and processes that improve the speed of the build with quality, efficiency and innovation, we are ideally placed to meet your precise specifications on time, within budget and in complete commercial confidence.

As we expand the range of high-end craft that we design and build, we continue to invest in the company and our workforce, and create new career opportunities across the trades and office functions.”


25.10.2023 Cockwells joins forces with Cornwall Marine Network to launch unique boatbuilding apprenticeship scheme

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Dave Cockwell

Founder & Managing Director

Dave Cockwell is respected globally in the boatbuilding industry, with an extensive portfolio of multi-million-pound projects behind him. Renowned for his problem-solving and innovative boatbuilding expertise whilst also keeping a firm eye on his traditional heritage.