April 14, 2022 First all-new Hardy designs in-build

Cockwells Modern & Classic Boatbuilding has confirmed the sale of two of its all-new Hardy designs, the first of which is to the owner of a Hardy 42 who was looking to upgrade.

Cockwells launched its Hardy 45, based on the classic Hardy 42 hull, at last year’s Southampton Boat Show.
Created to deliver outstanding performance across the spectrum of marine environments, the Hardy 45 is ergonomically designed to provide plenty of personal space for all aboard.
There are two en-suite state rooms: one VIP guest suite forward, with scissor-action V-berths that convert into a double with ease, and a luxury cabin aft that allows privacy for time out – an air-conditioned sanctuary to cool down in, away from the heat of the midday sun or a centrally-heated cocoon to cosy-up in when cruising in colder climes.
Cockwells has continued its successful collaboration with Andrew Wolstenholme to take this new Hardy 45 to another level by transforming it into a Hardy 45AD for this client, which further illustrates how Hardys can be tailored to meet specific requirements.
Instead of incorporating a flybridge, as in the new Hardy 45 design, this particular customisation features an aft deck helm position and deletes 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.
“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,” explains Founder & Managing Director, Dave Cockwell. “This is testament to the strength of Cockwells’ brand and reputation. The owners know that the Hardy name is in safe hands and that we can adapt our designs to create a craft that is uniquely theirs.”
The Company’s first Hardy 50DS is also in build at its new yard at Ponsharden, which is situated mid-way between Falmouth and Penryn.
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.
“This Hardy 50DS will include the optional spacious flybridge for relaxing and enjoying the sea view, and other integral features such as a large bathing platform and a spacious lazarette beneath the sole,” explains Dave Cockwell. “We are also customising the interior in the style of the Hardy 65 by incorporating similar fabrics and materials. As with our popular range of Duchy Motor Launches, we can customise your Hardy in any way you choose to reflect your precise requirements, lifestyle and aesthetic.”
The vessel is due to be delivered to its new owners in spring 2023.

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