HARDY BOATS Hardy Commodore 42 (2008) for sale in East Cowes, United Kingdom


The Hardy Commodore 42, constructed in 2008, is located in East Cowes, United Kingdom. With an overall length of 14.02 metres and a beam of 4.29 metres, this vessel features a robust GRP hull with isophthalic gelcoat and resin construction. Powered by twin MAN D0836LE40 450hp diesel engines with approximately 660 hours, it offers a top speed of 26-28 knots and a cruising speed of 8-20 knots. The boat is equipped with advanced navigation and electrical systems, including Raymarine E120 chart plotter/radar displays and Victron inverters. Accommodation includes 4 berths in 2 cabins, with a light and spacious saloon. Deck equipment includes teak decking, stainless steel fittings, and a Maxwell hydraulic windlass. The boat is comprehensively outfitted with essential safety equipment, heating, and domestic appliances, making it an attractive option for discerning boaters.

General information
HARDY BOATS Hardy Commodore 42
Used power boat for sale
Name of boat
Length overall
14.02 metres
4.29 metres
East Cowes, United Kingdom

About this HARDY BOATS Hardy Commodore 42



  • Hull – initial lay-up using Lloyds approved isophthalic gelcoat and resin. Subsequent lay-up orthophthalic resin. Stiffened with heavy GRP foam filled stringers and hand bonded plywood grid, bonded waterproof plywood equipment beds and foundations. Hand bonded, resin coated waterproof plywood bulkhead. High density foam cored bonded engine beds with integral plate steel mountings. Dark blue gelcoat top stripe in hull, white gelcoat elsewhere.
  • Superstructure – GRP with balsa reinforcing. Bonded waterproof plywood equipment beds and foundations. White gelcoat finish. Hull and superstructure are bonded together with Plexus and bolted together using stainless steel bolts to 10 mm backing plates.


Engine & Gearboxes:

  • Twin MAN D0836LE40 450hp diesel engines (Circa 660 hours).
  • Twin Disc EC300 electronic engine/gearbox controls at both helm positions.
  • Hydraulic pumps to both engines to power bow/stern thrusters and windlass.
  • 125A 24VDC alternators on each engine to charge domestic/start battery bank.
  • Super fuel pre filters.
  • Emergency fuel shut-off in saloon.
  • Twin Disc 5065A Quick Shift gearboxes with Twin Disc EC300 engine controls.


Maintenance & Performance:

  • Engine hours circa 660 @ April 2024.
  • Full engine serviced April 2024.
  • Antifouled April 2024.
  • Fresh anodes April 2024.
  • Max speed -  26 to 28 knots.
  • Cruising speed - 8 to 20 knots.


Propulsion & Steering:

  • 2 x 26” 4-bladed, hand fixed pitch propellers on stainless steel shafts.
  • Traditional simple packed stern glands for reliability and safety.
  • Cutless bearing in bronze P-brackets.
  • Cathodic bonding system to zinc anodes.
  • Bronze rudders with stainless steel stocks.


Other Mechanical Equipment:

  • Hydraulic tunnel bow-thruster.
  • Hydraulic stern-thruster on transom.

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

  • 24V AGM engine x1 start battery with emergency link from domestic bank.
  • 32A shorepower.
  • Bosch oven and hob, microwave, immersion heater.
  • 7 x double sockets.
  • 2 x Victron 3KW inverters to power domestic sockets, oven/hob, microwave and AV equipment.
  • 12V AGM generator start battery bank.


Battery Banks:

  • 1 x engine start bank.
  • 4 x domestic battery banks 12VDC 160AH providing 320 AH at 24VCDC – also used as starting bank for 2nd engine.
  • 1 x generator battery.


Battery Chargers:

  • Victron battery charger 24VDC to charge domestic/engine banks.
  • 2 x Victron 3KW inverters to power domestic sockets, oven/hob, microwave and AV equipment.



  • 2 x engine-mounted alternators.



  • Fischer Panda AGT 4000 DC generator.
  • New 24V x 4KW DC Inverter Generator installed in engine room.


Shore Power:

  • 32A shore power lead and socket at aft deck.
  • Shore power failure auto switch over fitted.

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

  • 24VDC pressurised hot/cold water system with a 55 litre (12 Gal) calorifier heated by a 220VAC immersion heater.
  • Starboard main engine cooling water and central heating system also heat the calorifier.
  • Freshwater piping is insulated.


Bilge Pumps:

  • Electric submersible pumps with automatic sensors are installed in each of the 3 independent bilge areas.
  • The bilge pump isolators are fed by a permanent 24VDC supply even when the domestic circuit is isolated.
  • Emergency manual bilge pump operated from the STBD side saloon.



  • 1,700 litre fuel tank split to 2 x 850 litre stainless steel tanks.


Fresh Water:

  • 559 litre fresh water tank.


Grey/Blackwater Holding Tanks:

  • 390 litre (85 Gal) holding tank with 24VDC discharge macerator pump-out below the waterline and deck pump-out facilities.
  • Shower and basin in the heads are piped to mini-tanks with automatic electric pump-out overboard.

Navigation Equipment

  • Raymarine E120 chart plotter/radar displays, 2 at the lower helm, 1 at the flybridge.
  • Raymarine 48” open array HD digital radar scanner on mast.
  • Raymarine pilot control at both helms.
  • Raymarine ST60 speed/depth/wind display at both helms.
  • Raymarine VHF at lower helm, repeater on flybridge, 2nd Icom VHF at flybridge.
  • Furuno Navtex at lower helm.
  • Furuno GPS at lower helm.
  • Raymarine aft facing camera linked to plotters.

Domestic Equipment


  • Electric 4-burner induction hob.
  • Electric fan oven.
  • Built-in microwave.
  • Double sink and mixer tap.
  • Extensive Corian countertops.
  • Various lockers and drawers, recessed stowage outboard.
  • General lighting and dedicated lighting above each countertop.
  • Deck hand opening through the chart table to give additional light & ventilation.
  • Dual voltage fridge and separate freezer on the PT side, outboard countertop and drawers below.
  • Waste bin.
  • Opening coachports each side and electric extraction fan to deck.
  • 220VAC double sockets.



  • Forward heads en-suite with separate shower cubical, curved Perspex sliding door.
  • Electric toilet and washbasin set in a dedicated moulded unit for easy cleaning.
  • Washbasin with mixer tap.
  • Resin countertop, recessed stowage shelves outboard with fiddles, locker below sink.
  • Extractor fan.
  • Opening coachport and dorade ventilation from deck.
  • Towel rail, soap dispenser, mirror with lights.
  • Aft heads separate shower cubical with curved Perspex sliding door.
  • Electric toilet with wash basin set in dedicated moulded unit.
  • Washbasin with mixer tap, lockers below & outboard.
  • Resin counter top.
  • Opening coachport and extractor fan.
  • Tower rail, toiletry holders and mirror.


Heating & Ventilation:

  • Eberspacher diesel-fired boiler circulating hot water to separate controllable units in each cabin and the saloon.
  • The hot water calorifier is also heated by the heating system.
  • Forward wheelhouse windows electrically heated for de-misting.
  • Forced ventilation to engine space.
  • Extractor fans in each heads compartment and the galley.



  • Pop up smart TV in saloon.


Summary of Accommodation:

  • 4 berths in 2 cabins.
  • Interior timber is blonde teak with satin finish varnish.
  • Off-white vinyl headlinings.
  • Settees upholstered in Alcantara fabric.
  • 6” sprung mattress to Owners Stateroom, 5” foam mattresses to guest berths.
  • Floor is carpeted in the saloon and cabins.
  • Roller blinds fitted to coachroof ports, venetian blinds fitted to side saloon windows.
  • External cover for windscreen and side opening doors.
  • Overhead lighting and reading lights to all berths.


Internal Layout:

  • Extended galley to port.
  • Large en-suite with separate shower cubical for the forward guest cabin.
  • Spacious owners stateroom with queen size double berth and en-suite.
  • Light and airy saloon with plenty of headroom throughout.

Deck Equipment


  • Teak decking on foredeck, forward coachroof, side decks, aft deck and flybridge.
  • Wide, safe side decks enclosed by bulwarks and solid handrails around the whole boat.
  • Incorporating fender baskets on pushpit.
  • All deck fittinbgf are stainless steel grade 316.
  • 4 dorade ventilators on foredeck.
  • Hardy plaques.
  • Stainless steel deck fillers for tanks.
  • Manual stainless steel davits for dingy on transom.
  • Hot/cold shower in transom.
  • Stainless steel frame, teak laid with an extending MOB/bathing ladder.
  • Hinged access gates through the rails on either side for access ashore and aft onto the bathing platform.
  • Stainless steel rub rails.


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • Maxwell hydraulic windlass on foredeck with local controls at both lower and flybridge helm.
  • Claw anchor.
  • 60M of chain.
  • 8 stainless mooring cleats.
  • Stainless steel stemhead for anchor stowage with bow roller.


Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

  • External canvas sun covers for helm windows and side door windows.


Tender & Outboard:

  • 3M dingy with Yamaha malta 2.5hp outboard.

Safety Equipment

  • 6 man life raft in canister mounted in stainless steel bracket next to radar mast.


Fire-Fighting Equipment:

  • 3 off 1kg dry powder fire exstingushers.
  • Fire blanket.

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Maximum speed
52 kph
Cruising speed
37 kph
Number of berths
Broker/Dealer Information

Berthon International

The Shipyard
SO41 3YL
United Kingdom
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