Author: Hardy

New HARDY 42 launched

The latest Hardy to leave the yard in North Walsham is the stunning Hardy 42Emaris‘.  Launched last week in Ipswich she has now undergone full engine trials on the River Orwell in Suffolk.

Sporting the new style bonded windows and fixed bathing platform extension to the hull she has certainly been turning a few heads in the area.  Her upgraded twin Caterpillar 450hp engines provided an impressive 27kn during trails, together with her Twin Disc gearboxes, EC300 Joystick controls and Dynamic Positioning System, hydraulic bow & stern thrusters she handled like a dream in all scenarios.

She has the standard 3 cabin arrangement with cherry timber interior joinery and all the modern conveniences of home; oven/microwave, dishwasher, heating, Sat TV.

This is the 2nd Hardy 42 for her experienced owner, who eagerly awaits delivery of this beautiful motor yacht at the end of the month.





Hardy 65 finalist in the MBY 2019 Motor Boat of the Year Awards

We look forward to attending the Motor Boat & Yachting 2019 Motor Boat of the Year Awards where we have made it through to their shortlist of finalists with the Hardy 65 in the category Best Passagemaker sponsored by NautiBuoy Marine.

The awards ceremony will take place at the Corinthia Hotel in London on the evening of the 7th May, just prior to the London Yacht Show in St. Katharine Docks 8-12 May.

Fox’s Spring Boat Sales Open Weekend

Come along to Fox’s Marina for the Spring Boat Sales Open Weekend (Fri 5th – Sun 7th April) to see the latest Hardy 42 recently completed at our North Walsham yard and meet the team who will be on hand to answer any of your questions on the Hardy range of motor yachts.

We are proud to be supporting this annual event at Fox’s Marina where our Sales & Commissioning office is based.  2 of our key suppliers, Raymarine and Dolphin Covers are also exhibiting and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have for them.

The east coast’s biggest and best stocked chandlery is onsite and will be open for the event

No booking is necessary, but do let us know if you plan to visit:

Open 1000-1600 daily.  Hope to see you there!


North Norfolk Business Awards 2019

Windboats Marine Ltd, owner and builder of Hardy Motor Yachts based in North Walsham, Norfolk, is pleased to announce that they have been short-listed in the North Norfolk Business Awards 2019 for the Young People & Skills category.

The awards night at Gresham’s School, Holt, on Thursday, February 21, will again be hosted by Chris Sargisson, Chief Executive of Norfolk Chamber of Commerce.

“The inaugural awards were very impressive, and based on the quality of the entries I’m sure the 2019 event will be even better,” said Mr Sargisson.

“I know it was a tough job whittling down the entries and drawing up these shortlists. I suspect the judges are going to find it even harder to select the winners.”


Merry Christmas!

The Team at Hardy would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2019.

Our yard and offices will close Friday 21st December and will reopen Wednesday 2nd January.


Dusseldorf Boat Show 19-27 January

Hardy will once again be attending ‘Boot Dusseldorf‘, the 50th year of this event which is one of the world’s premier indoor boat shows, with an incredible 1900 exhibitors from 68 countries.

You will find us in Hall 16 on stand D58, sharing the stand with Gunfleet who are exhibiting their GF58.  Do let us know if you plan to be there as we are expecting a busy show and would be happy to book an appointment to discuss your next boat –  +44 (0)1473 694674

For tickets go to:

Look forward to seeing you there!


Yard News

It has been a busy few months in North Walsham, 2 new Hardy 32DS’s have been completed and handed over to their happy owners, we have started the next Hardy 42 and the NEW Hardy 52DS with optional flybridge!  With the recent new sales at the Southampton Boat Show and building the 2 Gunfleet 58 luxury sailing yachts plus a Trusty 28, the Windboats team has their work cut out for the next 12 months which is a great position to be in.

Here are some photos of progress to date on the Hardy builds:


Both Hardy 32DS’s were completed this summer and transported to Ipswich for launch and sea trials.



Our latest Hardy 42 was released from the mould and work is progressing on the deck and superstructure, our 30th hull of this popular model.



Likewise our NEW Hardy 52DS with optional flybridge was born! An exciting project and we can’t wait to see her as she progresses.

Successful Southampton!



Many thanks to everyone who came to visit us at the 50th Southampton Boat Show! The owners of the recently launched Hardy 32DS ‘Silver Gull’ very kindly allowed us to exhibit her at the show, and she did us proud!

We are pleased to say that 3 orders were secured at the show, 2 new Hardy 32’s and a Hardy 36! These will start going into production later this year and all be handed over throughout 2019.