April 29, 2014

Project: Hardy 50DS

Following on from the successful launch of the Hardy 40DS at the London Boat Show 2014, this British builder is proud to announce the project of the Hardy 50DS. Using similar profiles lines as the 40DS, renowned Hardy Designer Andrew Wolstenholme has again created a tremendously striking explorer yacht. With the hull based upon the 50, Hardy have once again been uncompromising when it comes to sea keeping, retaining its core values of building seaworthy boats that are meant to keep safe, secure and confident when the weather gets heavy. Unlike her smaller sister the 50DS will have twin engines as standard with 800hp MAN being the power of choices and pushing speeds of 27 to thirty knots. Different engine options will be available for those owners who wish to achieve a longer range at more modest speeds. As has been proven in the past the Hardy exterior styling will appeal to motor boats men as well as the sailing yachtsmen reverting to power. A flybridge option versions will be offered as an option. The interior styling has once again been created and styled by award winning stylist Chris Lock of CSL Yacht Design with whom Windboats have enjoyed a solid working relationship for many years.  This would be the third Hardy project for Chris having styled the interior of the 40DS and a new bespoke interior for a client’s new 42. For the 50DS Chris has designed a three cabin arrangement, comprising two twins and a double with twin heads. One of the heads will act as a day head and an en-suite for one of the twins. The saloon incorporates a single level seating and dining area capable of accommodating eight guests in comfort. On the port side of the saloon are ample lockers that will also house a drop down TV system if required.  Foldaway glass doors at the aft end of the saloon open up into a large cockpit area which once opened create a vast saloon for entertaining. At the forward end of the saloon is the galley and helm area. The galley is situated to starboard and additional seating on the port side. Alternatively this can be modified for additional work surfaces or lockers.  A pair of suspension seats are supplied at the helm and navigation area for comfort at sea. On the starboard side, forward of the galley, is a sliding access door to the side decks. Interior styling and the choice of timbers and colors may be modified to suite owners personal choices.