Sassy is the fourth Hargrave for the same owners. Even more significant, this Sassy is the first Hargrave 102 with a five-stateroom layout. Hargrave designed her as a “gathering place” for friends and family. Every social area accommodates at least 10. The yacht also has an elegant and, at times, informal finish. It blends high-gloss walnut with different colors and driftwood accents. Large, open areas are the norm, aided by the raised-pilothouse design. As with any Hargrave, fit and finish are exceptional.
The design brief was complicated. Sassy needed to be chic and contemporary, while cozy and eco-friendly. The designers pulled it off extremely well in the saloon. The plank-wood sole with a shag rug, along with a huge sofa, is inviting and warm. A perimeter of diamond-shaped nickel nailheads accentuates the sofa, too. In addition, a 42-inch-wide band of walnut runs overhead and down the wall. It becomes a backdrop for a silver Lord of the Rings-like tree-leaf sculpture. The beautiful, otherworldly design defines the dining area.
A main-deck master stateroom aboard a 102-footer is unexpected. Aboard Sassy, the full-beam suite is simple, defined by platinum, pearly whites, and pale taupes. The walnut walls provide warmth, while four windows deliver oceanfront views. Unusually large for a yacht this size, the master bath is also full beam. It even has a large picture window. The 40-inch Lacava sink and dual Grohe Allure faucets add to the room’s Italian sensibility.
Names like Citron, Azul, Coral, and Jade explain the color schemes of the equal-sized guest staterooms. Two are kings, while two have queen-plus beds, all with exceptional stowage. Besides the colors, each has a signature driftwood panel similar to that of the saloon.
The galley was obviously designed for a professional chef. Separate areas define cooking, prep/desserts, and cleanup. The essentials include double Sub-Zero refrigerators, refrigerated drawers, and two GE ovens. It sits above the crew’s quarters, with a direct stairway so that Sassy’s owners and guests won’t hear the comings and goings. Exceptional thought went into this galley.
The flybridge is one of Sassy’s finest attributes. It’s a long, unbroken, split-section space. Shade comes forward under the hardtop, while it’s open to the sun aft. It’s also accessible via the pilothouse and lower cockpit. Guests can spread out and relax, using the lounge and table for alfresco dining, or enjoying cocktails (thanks to a bar with two Sub-Zero drawers) in the hot tub. Hargrave painted the deck a light gray to keep it cool underfoot and to reduce glare.
The crew’s quarters are guaranteed to keep the six hands—a big head count for the LOA—happy. It includes a mess with a 4’ x 5’ dining table, across from a mini-galley. This lets the crew snack without having to enter the main galley. Three cabins, all with heads, have the same finish as the guest staterooms, too. The captain has a queen bed, along with desk and hanging locker. Another nice touch: Each crewmember has a charging station for mobile devices.
Sassy’s owners have island-hopped with each of their three previous Hargraves. Twin 1,675-hp Caterpillars powering the new yacht will let them do the same. The engines deliver a reported top end of 16 knots. That’s plenty to keep this “gathering place” mobile for the months to come.