Windboats Hardy Motor Boats Ltd is proud to announce its first new model since their takeover of the assets of Hardy Marine. The Hardy 40DS represents the thinking by the new owners of where they see the market for their more bespoke vessels in the future.
The most important aspect is to ensure that the legendary sea keeping design of the Hardy range remains intact. The design of the Hardy 40DS therefore remains in the capable hands of Hardy designer Andrew Wolstenholme.
His brief was to produce a design which would be capable of comfortable cruising at 10 to 12 knots. The hull design makes this speed perfectly comfortable but with the ability to get you home at 18 knots if required. To attain this, a single engine has been used which will be helpful for fuel economy. Different engines are available and twin screw may be incorporated if required. The exterior styling will appeal to motor boat yachtsmen as well as the sailing yachtsmen reverting to power. A flybridge will be incorporated as an option.
Main Dimensions (approx.)
Length (hull) 12.8m
Height above waterline (mast down) TBC
Dry weight 12.5t
Fuel capacity (1 stainless steel tank)1710l
Water capacity (2 plastic tanks) 430l