What a piece of kit Hardy build. You can tell that this 50 has some heavy commercial heritage behind her, from the size of the stringers and ribs on show in her inner hull, to the heated screens which allow a mist-free clear view over her decks from the inner helm. Her sea-kindly hull allows a smooth, damped ride through confused seas that would keep similar hard-chined boats in dock, and thus her passage-making potential is far better.
This is the last 50 to have come out of the Hardy sheds in North Walsham, and has been owner since new. She has the larger MAN R6-800 diesels, and can achieve a phenomenal top speed of 30 knots if required, or slip along at 6 knots for litres per hour fuel burn in single figures. Her machinery is housed behind a watertight bulkhead door, and she has useful utility and study areas, as well as six berths in three cabins.
Brokerage craft in this condition, with a class A rating, are few and far between, and she will make a superb cruising motor-yacht for those who do not wish to be pegged back by a bit of breeze.
This particular vessel is featured in the August 2016 Motor Boat & Yachting feature and video on the Hardy 50 – please do call for a copy.
360 Degree Tour: http://www.berthon.co.uk/yacht-for-sale/360/hardy-50-pasiphae.html
“Having spent many years with flybridge motorboats, we were determined to find something more suited to British weather and seas. We spent two years looking at all the semi-displacement boats available and concluded that the Hardy 50 was in a class of its own. It has easy walk-in access to the engine room, plenty of storage space throughout the boat, easily handled by two yet comfortable for six, great vision from all areas of the boat, superb comfort whilst at sea and when the weather livens up a bit, the power and capability to get you home. I know what boat I would prefer to be on mid English Channel on a rough crossing.“