Hargrave Custom Yachts recently announced the premier of two new models which will bring their display total to 10 yachts (new and pre-owned) offered for sale at the Miami International Boat Show coming up Feb. 13 – 17. They’ll range from 76’ to 125’, and they include four Raised Pilothouses (125’, 114’, 101’, 85’), two Flush Decks (82’, 76’) and three Sky Lounges (101’, 84’, 81’). In addition, they will world premiere the new 2014 80’ Monte Fino – Monocle Edition, as part of a fractional yacht ownership program.
Hargrave President Mike DiCondina expressed enthusiasm for the upcoming show, “We signed a new 93’ boat order right at the Lauderdale show and sold the new 101’ Hargrave Raised Pilothouse on display at the show, so it is safe to say we think the recovery in our segment is starting to gain real traction.”
Hargrave will exhibit their newest generation Hargrave 101’ Raised Pilothouse (built on spec) with an exciting new exterior look from Black Designs combined with many performance and major new technological enhancements, in addition to updated interiors from Yacht Interiors by Shelley in Fort Lauderdale. [In the past, we’ve covered news on other Hargrave 101′ RPHs: BOPS and SECOND LOVE.]
In this model, Hargrave looks to appeal to a new generation of custom yacht buyers in this size range by delivering a product that “jumped out at those buyers,” according to the company. It looks like they’ll be targeting a customer that is accustomed to highly-styled sport boats with definite shapes and curves. This client may now have a growing family but still wants something reflective of their sense of style. The interiors are described as “fresh, new” and “youthful” with “a lot of energy to it,” a departure from more typical Hargrave interiors.
Upon further inspection, potential buyers will note performance changes to the hull and drive train that will improve efficiency and handling—and allow optimization of the new generation of CAT engines. Hargrave notes new technology in the form of the onboard OctoPlex electrical system which complements the state-of-the-art monitoring system from Maretron. This system easily expands with the plug and play interface technology to work with things like GPS and tank level monitors. Hargrave installed the first such system on the 118’ Hargrave SANDRINE several years ago. The system’s built-in redundancies help avert single-point failures. In addition, it saves wiring-related weight (which can add up) and allows electrical panels flexibility in mounting.
While full details have not been released on the new 101’, fans of Hargrave’s 101’ Raised Pilothouse SECOND LOVE will note that she is a semi-displacement design powered by twin 1,700-hp Caterpillar C-32s that top 22 knots (cruising at 18 knots). She has a 21’ beam and 5’10” draft. Another popular feature is her 7’2” headroom on the main deck. SECOND LOVE was configured in four guest staterooms and crew quarters for three. The master is full beam and accommodates a king bed.
Hargrave prides itself that no two Hargrave yachts are alike. The company points out that their custom yachts are different when they are new and are thus different in the resale market allowing for more choice and variety. It’s no wonder that Hargrave made the 26 North Yachts Top 10 List!