Author: Hardy

Friday Fun!


The Hardy Owners Club rally across the English Channel to France a few years ago – can you spot the 10 differences between the 2 photos?  Good luck!

Control & Monitoring

Precise control and monitoring of the onboard systems allowing you to sit back and enjoy the ride!

Whether you are gently cruising along the coast or punching into a head sea, having full control over the vessel and to be able to monitor how the systems are performing from the protection of the helm position is vital.

Every Hardy we build is ‘Designed for Comfort, Built for the Sea’.

Hardy Customisation

We offer bespoke interiors on all our range of motor yachts, working closely with the client to achieve their individual style, everything from interior joinery species and upholstery, through to lighting, fixtures and fittings.  Alternative layouts are also available to suit cruising requirements with family and friends.  The images are from Hardy 65 ‘Maresia’ which can be viewed here as an example of our work.

Contact us to discuss your individual requirements:

Windboats Centenary

“Windboats diversified once again and in 2013 the company acquired the well-known and highly respected Norfolk motorboat builder Hardy Marine from Len Funnell….”

2020 marks the centenary year of the Windboats name in Norfolk, a boatyard with a rich and interesting history.  Read the full story by clicking on the title below:

(link) 100 years of Windboats

The early years transporting to the sea



Colin Mudie

Everyone here at the Hardy yard is saddened to learn of the passing of Colin Mudie RDI CEng FRINA FCSD – designer of the early Hardy range when the company was founded in 1976.  Initially small motor-sailers but soon followed by the ever-popular models such as the Family Pilot 20, Fishing 20, 24 & 27 with their distinctive rope fendering on a wide blue hull stripe.  Close to 4,000 boats of his design were launched during his era with Hardy.

In his 93 years he become known by many within the industry, from his small mass-produced designs through to large tall-ships such as the 23m training brig ‘Royalist’ and the 43m Sail Training Ship ‘Lord Nelson’.  He was also a life Vice President of the RNLI in recognition of his active involvement at local level in Lymington where he lived, along with being an ambassador for the Jubilee Sailing Trust which allows many thousands of people, including those physically disabled, to enjoy the experience of sailing on a tall ship.

A huge loss to the industry, our thoughts are with his family and his many friends.

Kids Corner!

If you have children getting a little bored at home, download/print the line drawings below of some of our popular models.

We would love to see their talented work, so take a photo and email to us and we will post on our social media – maybe there is a new budding yacht designer in the family!

H65 line drawing

H42 line drawing

H36 line drawing

Hardy Bosun

Hardy 18 Navigator

Hardy 26 Mariner

Some have already been busy…..

by Betsy from Norfolk

by Anthony from Worcestershire

by Mollie from Hampshire

Hardy 32DS ready for handover

‘Grey Goose’ is the 24th hull of this popular model and is being handed over to her owners this week.  They will take her from Ipswich to her permanent berth in Fowey, Cornwall. (once Storm Ciara passes through!)

Oak interior with horizontal grain, fully spec’d for all year round use, even has air-conditioning!

We welcome them to the Hardy family and wish them many happy years of Hardy ownership.

Boot Düsseldorf

Hardy will not be exhibiting at Boot Düsseldorf this year, however our team will be attending on 23rd and 24th January and would be only too happy to meet with you to discuss the Hardy range and answer any questions you may have.  If you would like to arrange a meeting on either of these days then please email