Many customers of Hargrave Custom Yachts are loyal, building second and even third projects at its shipyards in Turkey and Taiwan. The owners of the 116-foot (35.36-meter) yacht Romeo Foxtrot are a good example, with their new megayacht being project number two. Rather than simply being a bigger boat, though, she’s grander in design and purpose.
The owners’ first Hargrave was Tiger’s Eye, a 98-footer (30-meter) from 2007. She was ideal in many ways, with four staterooms, two crew cabins, and a warm wood-dominated interior. The owners, a husband and wife, cruised aboard for many years strictly with family and friends. Despite having crew, they put the galley to good use themselves on a regular basis, among personally participating in other “work” tasks.
When the couple decided they wanted something larger, they further decided to offer the yacht for charter. They settled on a trideck design that underwent construction at Hargrave’s HSY (Hargrave Superyachts) shipyard in Turkey. With a healthy volume exceeding 300 gross tons, the yacht Romeo Foxtrot conveys the sense of a far bigger boat the moment you step through her aft-deck doors.
Furthermore, she transports you into a world of soothing sophistication. Grey-stained wood soles, with prominent veining, combine with pops of bright blue on furnishings. Fabrics are so soft you can’t help but want to sit and enjoy the comfort while enjoying the views. Marble countertops and leather wall panels amplify the chic setting without making the rooms feel off-putting for guests wearing shorts and T shirts.
Commanding attention directly forward of the formal dining area, a spiral stairway connects the three decks. It’s arguably an art piece as much as it is a practical people mover, with floating treads winding their way around a metal pole.
While the main-deck master suite, beach club, and plethora of watertoys are big attractions for charter guests and family, the owners of the yacht Romeo Foxtrot ensured special touches reflected their personal preferences, too. The galley particularly stands out. It’s much like a home kitchen, complete with glass subway tiles. Not surprisingly, you can easily imagine the owners cooking meals here when the mood strikes.
If you’ve seen Hargrave’s ads listing the yacht for sale, you might wonder why the owners are parting with this project so soon. The boating bug has truly bitten them: a larger design is in the works. Naturally, she’s with Hargrave.
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More About the Yacht Romeo Foxtrot
LOA: 116’0” (35.36 meters)
Beam: 26’0” (7.9 meters)
Draft: 6’6” (2.0 meters)
Guests: 10 in 5 staterooms
Engines: not available
Range: 1,800 nautical miles at 10 knots
Builder: Hargrave Custom Yachts
Stylist: Hargrave Custom Yachts
Naval Architect: Hargrave Custom Yachts
Interior Designer: Yacht Interiors by Shelley