April 8, 2014

New Model: Hardy 40 DS

In the last year Hardy has made important forward movement in renewing itself and becoming a British builder specialized in explorer type cruisers and yachts. Hardy boats renowned for a strong construction and good sea keeping, are now also starting to look modern outside, what could prove an important statement from the North Walsham builder. The 40 DS comes after the launch of the new 62 flagship from Hardy, a model which shown a lot of attention from the media and experienced boaters alike. The 40 DS is a two cabin boat with an interesting living saloon on the main which features a spacious C-shaped dinette with galley opposite. Helm station is very unusual for a British builder located to port side. The 40 DS features a hull based on the Hardy 42, with a modified version in the optional twin engines version. Standard power is a single Yanmar 440hp.   
Technical Data:
Hull Length - 12.8 m (41.9ft)
Beam - 4.3 m
Draft - 1.2 m
Displacement - 14 t dry
Fuel Capacity - 1710 l
Water Capacity - 430 l
Accommodation - 4 + 2 berths
Engines - Yanmar 6LY3STP 440hp ((alternavite options and twins available)
Speed - 19 knots max, 14 knots cruise, 8 knots economic
Project - Andrew Wolstenholme, interior Chris Lock CSL Design