Motor Boat & Yachting's run down of what we think are twelve of the most important new models on display at the 2017 Southampton Boat Show
Hardy 65 – Berth M238
Four years after the Hardy 62 made its debut at Southampton, it returns bigger, brighter and reborn as the boat it always should have been.
The original 62 was every inch the flagship Hardy in look, finish and seakeeping but when it comes to splashing £1.75m, customers expect a bit more panache, and that’s where the 65 comes in.
The 62’s gloomy traditional interior is out and a fresh décor of Alpi cabinetry and Wenge flooring is in, all illuminated by improved natural light thanks to larger hull windows.
Interestingly, Hardy has decreased engine size from a pair of 1,200hp MAN diesels to the R6 800hp motors, knocking top speed down from 33 knots to around 25 knots.
In truth, 25-knot performance is more than adequate for a boat of this style, which is likely to spend a lot of time at displacement speeds.
It’s still a fearsome rough-weather performer but now boasts an interior that’s bang up to date.
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