Category: Southampton Boat show

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.



Southampton Boat Show 2018






We invite you to join us at this year’s Southampton Boat Show where we are proud to showcase the superb Hardy 32DS.

The Hardy 32DS is a fast, all weather, all-purpose boat that features sea-keeping characteristics needed for fast offshore cruising as well as the more leisurely ability to explore inland waterways. The 32DS is offered with three optional interior layouts to suit your individual requirements.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard at the Southampton Boat Show from 14th-23rd September, at Berth M263. Booking is not necessary but we do anticipate a lot of visitors, so if you would like to pre-book an appointment please don’t hesitate to contact us.





Hardy 65 at Southampton Boat Show – Marina Berth M238

Hardy motor yachts, having been in production for over forty years ago and with over 4,000 boats delivered world-wide, are renowned in the UK for their robust quality and outstanding sea-keeping qualities.  The new Hardy 65 takes this to a totally new level, combining the superyacht finish of her custom interior with purposeful yet modern exterior styling, and an outstanding engine room.  The first of this new line, MARESIA, will be exhibited at Show.

We know that she is going to generate a lot of attention, and we want to be sure that all those interested are able to see her.  Viewing will be by appointment only, so please contact us in advance of your visit to arrange a viewing time via email to or call Robin Campbell on +44 (0) 1473 694747 or mobile + 44 (0) 7803 301851.




We are delighted to welcome Cathy and Richard Brown as Hardy owners.

Pictured here aboard their Hardy 40DS ATTITUDE, retired journalists Cathy and Richard are a highly experienced yachting couple who also own a 41ft sailing yacht that they cruise and race successfully from their base here on the east coast. For ATTITUDE they have plans for extensive cruising, both offshore and on inland waterways throughout Europe. The 40DS has the same semi-displacement hull design as the highly respected Hardy 42, giving outstanding sea-keeping for safe, comfortable passage making. Her lowering mast has been modified to minimise her air draft and her protected propeller suits her well to canal use.

Cathy, who used to edit the Cruising Association magazine, said: “We are really excited about starting a new chapter in our life afloat, and look forward to reporting on our adventures in this beautifully designed and built and brilliantly equipped boat.”

We wish them many happy times and successful cruises aboard ATTITUDE.




We have a Hardy 36 ‘Misty Jack’ in our factory having her teak decks relaid and superstructure polished ready for another seasons boating.

If you require any spares or a refit is of interest then please do not hesitate to contact us at: or phone us on 01692 408700.

Photos below:






The new flybridge was fitted last Friday morning.  This has a redesigned steering console plus an additional eating/dining area, bar and BBQ.

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In place of the 62’s central mast, this 65 will have a custom antenna arch, which as well as taking the radar scanner and sat domes, will also support biminis.




We will not be exhibiting a Hardy at the Show this year, we had planned to premiere the new Hardy 65 but we don’t want to rush finishing this fabulous custom yacht, so she will be launched in October.   Watch our website for news of this.

Nonetheless, we will be exhibiting two other boats from the Windboats Group stable, the Gunfleet 58 ocean cruising yacht on marina berth M260, and a Trusty 28 on berth M128. During the show our MD Oliver James, Sally Coleman and Robin Campbell will be based on the Gunfleet, where we would be delighted to meet you and to update you on the Hardy range.

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Gunfleet 58                                                  Trusty T28

Reduced price Advance Tickets may be purchased by clicking onto and entering the code EPTOSQHR5Y.



We are exhibiting our Hardy 40 DS at this years Poole Harbour Boat Show and look forward to welcoming you on board.

Please do feel free to come and chat to us on board the Hardy 40 DS and to discuss the rest of the Hardy range.

For more information please go to Poole Harbour’s website at:





The second of our ‘new style’ Hardy 32DS ‘Henry’ has just left our commissioning base in Ipswich bound for his new home on the West Coast of Scotland.

Along similar styling as the first re-badged Hardy 32 DS, she has totally new interior and is beautifully executed in American white oak. “Henry” is powered by twin Yanmar 240hp engines and can expect speeds of 22-25 knots. Being a semi-displacement hull he has the beauty of running at lower speeds as well as high cruising speeds, therefore increasing fuel economy.

‘Henry’ is built in a traditional dark blue, with canopy covers to match and has an alternative layout with a V berth in a larger forward cabin, an upper and lower berthed guest cabin, a large heads with walk-in shower, and the galley aft of the helm position.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us on or 01692 408700 if you would like any further information about the Hardy 32 DS.