Hardy 42 Hybrid

Cockwells’ first customised hybrid diesel/electric Hardy.


Designer: Cockwells in collaboration with Andrew Wolstenholme

The first Hardy 42 to benefit from Cockwells’ technical expertise is also the first hybrid diesel/electric motor yacht that we have designed and launched in Cornish waters.

Having inherited a Hardy 42 that was already in build when we acquired Hardy’s assets in 2020, it was our task to complete the craft for owners who planned to explore the inland waterways of Europe under electric power but wished to retain the renowned seakeeping capabilities of the original Hardy 42 for offshore passages.

This not only provided us with the opportunity to build our first hybrid diesel/electric motor yacht – the Hardy 42 Hybrid. It also enabled us to demonstrate the complex engineering capabilities that we have gained through custom-building Duchy Motor Launches and state-of-the-art superyacht tenders.

Further customisation of this particular craft included incorporating an Empirbus digital switching system to enable full control and monitoring of all the vessel’s systems via Raymarine displays in the wheelhouse and flybridge helm positions; a sophisticated fuel transfer system; modifications to the standard folding mast and helm console to ease transit beneath low-slung canal bridges, and the installation of an additional companionway between the aft deck and saloon.
Whether you require a traditional Hardy 42 or a highly-customised craft like the Hardy 42 Hybrid, we can create a Hardy that is uniquely yours.

You can read more about the Hardy 42 Hybrid in Classic Boat magazine here.

Hardy motor yachts can be customised to match the clients’ precise requirements and this first Hardy 42 Hybrid to benefit from Cockwells’ expertise is no exception.”



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Dave Cockwell

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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.


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