October 15, 2013

Project: Hardy 40DS

Hardy seems to make 2013 an important turn around for its company and apart launching recently its new flagship presents this interesting new 40DS project.  This new Hardy model sits in the high end of the current Hardy range which starts at 20 and continues to the just launched 62.  The 40DS is an interesting two cabin medium range explorer cruiser, with a nice small modern ship looking exterior and featuring a semi displacement hull design.  Its cabin layout will feature a two cabins interior layout with an owners room to fore, and two L-shaped guest berth amidships.  The galley as well as a large living saloon which converts to a dinette are all located on the main deck.  Standard power is a single 440hp Yanmar which should give estimating top speeds of 19 knots with a cruise of 14.  It will also be possible to power the 40DS with twin engine power although this will require a change in the hull profile.