Essex Clarke & Carter
Burnham Yacht Harbour
Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, GB, CM0 8BL
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2015 Hardy 32DS

location icon Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom
Year 2015
Length 32 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Windboats

A rare opportunity to buy a highly sought after Hardy 32DS, the later development of the ever-popular Commander 32, designed by Andrew Wolstenholme and built to the highest standards by Windboats. A luxurious cruiser combining easy handling, excellent sea keeping, and a comfortable interior, the Hardy 32 is almost in a class of its own, a more modern alternative to a Seaward 29 or 35, and a high-quality, British built alternative to the Beneteau Swift Trawler 30. Korina was built to an exacting specification for her current owners, fitted with the new Yanmar 4BY3-180hp engines to optimise power to weight for economy and flexible cruising at displacement or planing speeds. Her impressive inventory includes a full Raymarine nav pack with radar, AIS and autopilot, large sunroof, diesel heating, bow thruster, electric toilet with holding tank, large inverter, drop down tv, and much, much more! Having been maintained to a high standard she represents an excellent chance to make a substantial saving and get afloat immediately - be quick, we don't expect her to be available long.

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Year Built 2015
Category Power
Length Overall 32'9 ft
Beam 11'10 ft
Max Draft 2'11 ft
Cabins 2
Construction Fiberglass
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 355.10 hp
Cruising Speed 15 kn
Maximum Speed 20 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 870 L
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 240 L
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 218 L
Displacement 8,500 kg
Bridge Clearance 9'2 ft

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Rope Cutter: true
Model: 4BY3-180
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 180hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
Engine Hours: 440
Engine Location: Port

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Rope Cutter: true
Model: 4BY3-180
Drive Type: Direct
Engine Power: 180hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
Engine Hours: 440
Engine Location: Starboard

The Hardy 32DS twin cabin layout offers comfortable sleeping accommodation for up to 6 in two cabins plus the saloon, with generous headroom available in most areas.

OWNER'S FORECABIN: Fitted with a large V berth with infill to form a double, eye-level lockers, beneath berth stowage, hanging lockers, mirror, downlighters, reading lights, opening hatch to foredeck and two opening portlights (all with Oceanair blinds). 

SIDE CABIN: This is a very versatile space, designed to offer additional accommodation when required, whilst providing essential additional storage, and a quiet, private area away from the saloon and forecabin, ideal for reading and relaxing. It is fitted with two single bunk berths, the lower has a lee cloth for serious passage making whilst the upper cleverly hinges down to form a comfortable settee, together with a large hanging locker, two opening portlights, reading light, downlighters, and adequate changing space. 

HEADS: Separate compartment to port with quiet flush electric marine toilet with switchable freshwater flush, Y-valve to a large 218L capacity holding tank with macerator and deck and overboard discharge for extended cruising, separate shower area with screen, washbasin, storage areas, extractor fan, and two opening portlights.

SALOON: Featuring an L-shaped seating area to starboard which has a slide-out double berth conversion, storage lockers beneath and a dining table with folding leaves. This is also cleverly designed to incorporate a cantilevered navigator's seat, with instrumentation and area for chart work. Forward to port is the ergonomically designed helm position, offering excellent all-round vision and comprehensive instrumentation. Ample storage is provided in various lockers and drawers, whilst superb natural light and ventilation is provided by the all-round windows with sliding sections, large sunroof and bi-fold aft doors, allowing the saloon to become part of the cockpit. Entertainment is provided by a fold-down TV and built-in Pioneer stereo system. 

GALLEY: Linear galley to port equipped with a Wallas 86DU two-burner diesel hob, Wallas 86D oven (requires servicing), front-loading fridge with freezer section (beneath helm seat), sink and easily accessed storage. 

GENERAL EQUIPMENT: American white oak cabinetry with teak and holly soleboards, and Oceanair blinds throughout. Cream leatherette saloon upholstery with cotton upholstery in sleeping cabins. Corian surfaces in heads and at galley work top. Eberspacher diesel fired heating system, including windscreen demisters. Hot and cold pressurised water system throughout via a calorifier with immersion coil. Four fixed ventilators (2 x dorade, 2 x flat) provide additional ventilation.

EXTERIOR: The aft cockpit flows into the saloon via the bi-fold saloon doors, featuring an asymmetric design to combine a comfortable L-shape seating area with excellent deck access. Either the main saloon table or a smaller removable teak cockpit table can be used, making alfresco dining a pleasure, and plenty of storage is on offer in the large lazarette. Moving aft, the step-through transom to the folding teak and stainless steel bathing platform allows for confident berthing and safe, easy access to a dinghy, launch or pontoon. Strong, oversized pulpit rails, lots of grabrails and high bulwarks allow for safe deck work in bad weather, further design touches to prove the Hardy 32DS has serious cruising capabilities!  

Mechanical Systems

Located under wheelhouse sole are twin Yanmar 4BY3-180 4-cylinder 180hp turbo diesel engines fitted with Yanmar KMH41A 2.62:1 hydraulic actuatated multi-friction disc clutch gearboxes. Freshwater cooled via heat exchangers. Seastar i6300 dual electronic engine controls with electric start. Yanmar 5601E engine information displays and Wema fuel and water gauges. Two stainless steel tanks provide a large 870L fuel capacity, allowing for a range of around 250nm at a 15kt cruising speed consuming approx. 50 litres per hour. Upgraded Separ glass bowl fuel pre-filters. Stainless steel 1.5" diameter shafts fitted with Ambassador rope cutters and traditional, simple to maintain stern glands, drive twin handed 21" 4-bladed bronze propellers made by Clements Engineering. Vetus 50kgf bow thruster. Eltrim remote control trim tabs with trim display.

The engines have been meticulously maintained, have run for 440hrs since new equating to an optimum usage of approx. 90hrs a season, and were last serviced in July 2020 including replacement engine anodes. A comprehensive maintenance log is available on request, and all other anodes were changed in June 2020 when she was last ashore. 

Electrical Systems

6 x 12v Batteries (3 x 135ah AGM domestic, 2 x engine with change over switch, and dedicated bow thruster battery), all charged via engine alternators. Shorepower system with ring mains,  Mastervolt Mass Combi 12/2500 combined intelligent battery charger and 2500w pure sine inverter, and immersion coil for water heating. 12V DC socket at helm and in lazarette. Electrical distribution panel. Mastervolt battery monitoring system. LED lighting. 

Deck Equipment
  • Delta anchor with 40m chain
  • Electric anchor windlass with handheld remote and helm controls, and chain counter
  • Stainless steel pulpit and side rails with midship gates
  • Stainless steel grabrails in cockpit and on wheelhouse roof and cabin top
  • Stainless steel and teak folding bathing platform with extended bathing ladder
  • Hinged light and radar mast for easy reduction of air draft
  • 6 x Stainless steel mooring cleats
  • 3 x Windscreen wipers with washer system
  • Electrically operated sunroof
  • Full cockpit enclosure with integrated bimini
  • Upholstered cockpit seating
  • Cockpit lighting
  • Ensign and staff
  • Mooring warps
  • Assorted fenders


Safety Equipment
  • 3 x 1kg Fire extinguishers (new 2020)
  • FM200 automatic fire extinguisher in engine compartment
  • Engine compartment extractor fan
  • Fuel shut off valves
  • 2 x Horseshoe lifebuoys (new 2020)
  • Floating light
  • Echomax radar reflector
  • Ocean Safety 4-man liferaft (next service due 2021)
  • 3 x Electric bilge pumps with manual and automatic switching
  • Manual bilge pump with extendable hose
Navigation Equipment
  • Plastimo steering compass
  • Raymarine Ray260 DSC VHF radio
  • Raymarine i70 multifunction display with depth, speed and temperature feeds
  • Raymarine E97 Hybrid Touch colour GPS chartplotter with tablet and smartphone remote screen facility and radar, AIS, depth, speed and temperature feeds
  • Raymarine autopilot with p70R control head and ACU-400 hydraulic pump
  • Raymarine 4kw HD digital radome scanner
  • Raymarine AIS 650 Class B transceiver
  • Raymarine DST800 combined depth, speed and temperature transducer
  • Raymarine loudhailer and horn function
  • 20" Linsar 20LED2000S TV with aerial and DVD player
  • Pioneer DEH-1500 CD/USB/radio stereo system with 4 x speakers
  • ICS Navtex Nav6plus
  • NASA MeteoMan weather instrument with barometer and masthead wind speed/direction
  • Seafender XP1 alarm system with GSM dialer
  • Blue LED side deck lights
  • Aqua Signal LED navigation lights

Hardy 32DS built by Windboats in 2015 to a design by Andrew Wolstenholme. White GRP semi-displacement hull with grey styling band, white superstructure and decks with molded non-slip surfaces. Epoxy coated beneath the waterline from new. Stainless steel rubbing strake. Self-draining teak laid aft cockpit with step-through to bathing ladder and L-shaped seating with storage lockers. Large lazarette with plywood soleboards, steps, lighting and 12v DC socket. Folding stainless steel and teak bathing platform, designed to keep the LOA at 10m when not in use. Self-draining anchor locker. 

Manufacturer Provided Description


A combination of speed and the sea-keeping characteristics needed for fast offshore cruising, as well as the ability to explore inland waterways, are on offer in the Hardy 32DS. The Andrew Wolstenholme-designed hull can plane when required, but also has the ability to semi-displace in bad weather, or cruise at lower speeds for river work. In addition, her keel gives directional stability and helps protect the stern gear, while her relatively low profile helps manoeuvring in windy conditions.

Originally introduced as the Commander 32, this model has been completely updated. The 32DS is offered with three optional interior layouts and can be configured to sleep up to six. Her deck saloon, with overhead sliding sun-roof opening through to the spacious cockpit, makes a large light living area.

Side and foredecks have high bulwarks, with further protection from stainless steel guardrails, ensuring that movement around the decks is safe and secure. The cockpit may be totally enclosed, and below the floor there is plenty of storage – perfect for cruising gear.


The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated, is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.