Published on: 10 June 2021Following Cockwells Modern & Classic Boatbuilding’s acquisition of Hardy Marine’s assets last year, the company marks its 25th anniversary in business with the launch of its first Hardy 42 in Cornish waters.
Described by Motor Boat & Yachting magazine as ‘the serious cruiser’s choice’, the Hardy 42 is a vessel with excellent sea-keeping capability at more than 25 knots. Blending elegant looks with luxurious accommodation and wide, safe, walk-around decks with a generously proportioned aft deck and flybridge, she provides plenty of outdoor living space.
The 31st Hardy 42, which is the first to be completed by Cockwells, is also the first of the renowned Hardy brand of all-weather motor yachts designed by Andrew Wolstenholme. The vessel is also the first Hardy 42 to incorporate hybrid propulsion and a digital switching system for full control and monitoring of all the vessel’s systems via the 16” Raymarine displays in the wheelhouse and flybridge helm positions.
Cockwells will continue to build the Hardy 42 to its well-respected traditional design but the Company has also designed two entirely new models – the Hardy 45 and Hardy 53 – to deliver a modern cruising experience for multi-generational maritime adventures. Full details and specifications will be launched at this year’s Southampton International Boat Show.
“Cockwells’ Hardys provide an incredibly sturdy, safe, spacious and stylish home from home that are perfect for coastal cruising anywhere in the world, and we are immensely proud to build them,” explains Managing Director and Founder, Dave Cockwell. “Whether you plan to navigate great seaways, island-hop in the Caribbean, stay close to the coast of the British Isles; fancy a Baltic crossing, cruising inland waterways, or sailing the Mediterranean, across to Malta and out into the AegeanSea, the possibilities are endless.”
Cockwells is also committed to building the Hardy 40DS and 52DS models to their original designs, and has already completed its first Hardy 52DS hull. This explorer yacht, developed from the Hardy 50, offers double-berthed en-suite owner’s accommodation; two twin-berthed cabins with shared heads/shower, and a generously-proportioned deck saloon and cockpit area with plenty of space for dining. There is also the option of a spacious flybridge for relaxing and enjoying the view.
“For anyone excited to own this boat for sea-faring adventures next year, our first Cockwells’ Hardy 52DS is ready for her interior fit-out. Why not design her to your precise requirements at an advantageous price?” adds Dave.
For further information, visit the Cockwells website.