ABOUT THE HARDY III
The Hardy III was built in Kennebunk, Maine by DMR using a hull typically found in commercial fishing vessels. She was specifically designed as a ferry for Monhegan Island and as a puffin-watching boat.
The rugged design of the hull was created for the strenuous work and challenging sea conditions of an offshore fishing vessel, perfect for crossing to Monhegan Island when Mother Nature isnt cooperating.
She is equipped with huge cages that surround the propellers. These cages enable us to safely navigate through the summertime fishing gear without harm to the boat or loss of fishing gear.
The super structure was designed with covered seating on the lower deck and 360 degree unobstructed views from the upper deck. The upper observation deck is quiet and peaceful, creating a perfect platform from which to spot wild life. She was launched in 1989 and replaced the Hardy II. She began service to Monhegan Island in 1990.
Hardy III Facts
60 feet long
Carries 110 passengers & 3 crew
Has two 3306 caterpillar engines,
Fully US Coast Guard licensed
Near coastal license out to 20 miles
State of the art navigation
Fully equipped with type I
life jackets and life floats
Indoor, outdoor and bow seating
PA system with speakers
throughout the boat
Modern mens and womens
Galley with healthy snacks