The late Jack Hargrave earned legendary status as a naval architect. In 1991, six years before he died, Amels delivered Katamarino, a 184-footer (56.2-meter). This 803-ton megayacht was the largest from his design studio. Twenty-eight years later, Hargrave Custom Yachts, which sprang from the studio, upped the ante with a repeat customer. Baba’s is 186
In 1991, an extraordinarily large yacht by the standards of the time saw delivery in Europe, from Amels. Katamarino measured 184 feet (56.2 meters), springing from the drawing boards of the late Jack Hargrave. Little could the naval architect imagine that 28 years later, a larger superyacht would launch from a shipyard bearing his name.
Sixty years ago, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) was a mere fraction of what it is today. It covered just one site, in fact, and featured a few dozen boats. By contrast, from October 30 to November 3, FLIBS spreads over seven locations. In addition, it has six miles of floating docks. Many
With the fall boat-show season about to kick off, buyers, builders, and brokers are vying for attention. Even though FLIBS (the nickname for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show) is two months away, Hargrave Custom Yachts is already in high gear. It’s because the 120 Hargrave, an exclusive model for Galati Yacht Sales, will premiere
For several years, Hargrave Custom Yachts has enjoyed repeat business, seeing its customers gradually step up to larger megayachts. One such customer is stepping up in a big way. He commissioned a project known for now as the Hargrave 184. Emerging from her paint shed this week, she’s stirring excitement for him and his family,
Since its inception in 1997, Hargrave Custom Yachts has been in the hands of Michael Joyce, a longtime figure in the yachting industry. Joyce is spinning it off in the coming months. It will therefore be an independent company, which will further seek a business partner, to keep growing. While an investor does not yet