Hardy 65 press release

Hardy 65 at 20 knots

Owners stateroom 4 Hardy65 (8 of 17)

Hardy motor yachts, having been in production for over forty years ago and with over 4,000 boats delivered worldwide, are renowned in the UK for their robust quality and outstanding sea-keeping qualities.

The new Hardy 65 takes this to a new level, combining the superyacht finish of her custom interior with purposeful yet modern styling. The first of this new line, MARESIA, will be exhibited at the Southampton Boat Show in September.

The 65 offers plenty of on-deck living space, from her aft deck dining area, to her expansive, split-level flybridge that can be fitted with lounging and dining areas as well as a BBQ unit with wet-bar and refrigerator. The yacht can be configured with direct access to the upper helm from the wheelhouse. There’s also plenty of space up there for a crane and tender stowage. Very deep bulwarks with substantial guardrails make her side decks safe and secure.

Many interior configurations are possible, with the galley either on the upper or lower deck and typically three en-suite staterooms including a sumptuous master suite amidships. The interior finish of MARESIA is pale grey alpi contrasted by dark wenge, with accents of white mirror-gloss lacquer, polished stainless steel and leather, styled by Synolo Design. Many other options are possible.

The Hardy 65’s semi-displacement hull can offer speeds of up to 30 knots from optional twin 1,200hp MANs, yet she may also be configured as a ‘Long Range Cruiser’, with lower horsepower and increased fuel capacity. Her standard MAN i6-800s give up to around 20 knots and economical cruising.

Given that this yacht is intended for serious cruising, reliability and ease of maintenance of her engineering equipment are of paramount importance.The Hardy 65 has a very generously proportioned, walk-in engine room, entered via a watertight door from the vast lazarette area. Ancillary equipment such as an extra generator, watermaker, laundry, air conditioning plant and main circuit breaker panels are located here, remote from the engine room and the lazarette is accessed via a door in the starboard wing of the coachroof. There is still ample space for the optional twin berth en-suite crew cabin.

In 2013 Hardy Marine came under the ownership of Windboats Marine, a Norfolk boatbuilding company founded in 1920, whose history includes fitting out nearly three hundred Oyster ocean cruising yachts up to 72ft and more recently building and marketing the innovative Gunfleet range of semi-custom, world cruising yachts, plus the highly respected Trusty 23 and 28 motorboats. Our track record of building high quality yachts, and supporting their owners throughout the world, is unquestionable.

LOA: 19.94m | 65’5”
Beam:  5.43m| 18′
Draft: 1.8m | 5’11”
Dry Weight: 37.2 t | 36.6 tons
Fuel: 6,100 litres US gals
Water: 1,000 litres | 265 US gals

For further information  please contact:

Robin Campbell
Windboats Marine Ltd
E:  robin.campbell@windboats.co.uk
D:  +44 (0) 1473 694674
M:  +44 (0) 7803 301851