Cockwells Modern & Classic Boatbuilding has appointed Penny Wakeling as the manager of its new brokerage service.

The firm, the creator of Duchy Motor Launches, Hardy Motor Yachts and lavish, customised superyacht tenders for a discerning global clientele, has made this strategic appointment to match preloved vessels with the perfect new owners as clients upgrade their boats to larger models.

Founder and sales director, Dave Cockwell, was enthused about the new appointment and said: "Penny is the perfect fit to take the reins of our new brokerage service.

"Having been involved professionally in the marine sector for more than 15 years, Penny is no stranger to the industry, with eight of those years spent in business development and as a marine yacht broker, selling luxury high-end vessels.

"We congratulate Penny on her appointment and wish her every success in her new role."

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Ms Wakeling was full of joy with her new role, saying: "I am delighted to have been offered the opportunity to manage the increasing availability of Duchy Motor Launches and Hardy Motor Yachts on brokerage as Cockwells continues to develop these popular brands.

"Having worked in the After Sales team for the past few years, I have witnessed the Company’s rapid expansion, following its acquisition of Hardy Marine’s assets in 2020, with more boats in build than ever before.

"As our loyal customers upgrade to larger Duchys and all-new Hardy models, we can now offer their original vessels through our brokerage for new owners to enjoy.

"It is a real privilege for me to be part of such a passionate company with a bright and ambitious future ahead."

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With a choice selection of vessels and an expert team offering vast industry knowledge and customer service, Cockwells is perfectly positioned to support those keen to purchase a high-quality, previously owned Duchy Motor Launch or Hardy Motor Yacht.

To find out more information about the brokerage deals or to discuss the sale or purchase of a vessel through Cockwells’ brokerage service, you can directly contact Penny Wakeling and the team via or call 44 (0)1326 377 366.