Owner of Hardy Boats builds boat for his ill brother

Paul Hardy, owner of Hardy

Boats Ltd, has built a boat in pink to raise money for Cancer Research. When Pauls

46-year-old brother, Ian, was diagnosed with a brain tumour, he decided to

build a boat to raise money for the charity.

Paul said, “It has pink

lifejackets, pink fishing rods, pink everything.”

The 16ft (4.9m) is the 13th

new boat built by the company and will be used by fishermen in angling

competitions, with its first outing being in the Isle of Man for the Queenie

festival.

 

People

are being asked to donate money to choose a name for the boat with the winner

being announced at the end of September. Paul hopes to finish his fundraising

by auctioning the boat, which he estimates will be worth £1,200 at the end of the

year.