Hargrave is the leader in American-style luxury yachts
Luxury yachts during the 1930′s were mostly from Europe, but after World War II they soon had to move aside for a new breed of more modern yachts. Yachting and luxury yacht designs were about to change and it was all happening here in America.
According to many authors, it was arguably Jack Hargrave who began the move toward what has now become the American style of yachts.
Under Jack Hargrave’s guidance, handsome and timeless exterior profiles were combined with practical and more functional interior arrangements that reflected the changing American lifestyle and helped redefine yachting not only in this country but around the world.
The yachts that Jack built
As part of the custom yacht design process Jack Hargrave involved all sorts of people in the process and he brought them together in both the planning and the design stages – especially the future owners. By starting with the hopes and dreams of the new owner and then design his way outward to the finished yacht, Jack not only created a band of loyal owners, but was able to follow the flow of changes sweeping the country for over four decades.
Jack Hargrave was unusual in that he took ideas and advice from crews, captains, owners, decorators, designers, and other craftsmen based on their experiences. Jack Hargrave started his career as crew aboard yachts and so he had a real appreciation for the hands on experience that can only come from experienced crew. He implemented the best suggestions from each group that would make living aboard a luxury yacht easier and more pleasant.
The accumulation of the changes Jack Hargrave made in the way yachts were designed brought about the American-style of yachts we know today as the world market leaders. To this day, Hargrave Custom Yachts builds and sells in the custom design traditions that Jack Hargrave established. Add to that the modern technology available in both equipment and operating systems and you will wind up with timeless quality, a sleek and modern look, and all the cutting-edge technology.
The Signature Series: the American yacht
Our Signature Series is best described as the traditional American styling Jack made popular in his work for notable American yacht builders like Burger Yachts and Hatteras Yachts. The exterior lines of these classic yachts are ones that Jack Hargrave would have built himself and best represent American-style yachting. Regardless of the trends or fashions of the day, these classic Hargrave designed yachts are always in style and hold their value regardless of the economy.
As Jack would say, “Good taste never goes out of style.” Everything onboard a Hargrave is there to make the owner’s life easy and restful. Hargrave Yacht Sales has a great selection of new, near-new, and like-new Hargrave yachts so you can pick out your very own luxury yachts for sale. We can even outfit your yacht with your choice of HDTV, communications, internet capabilities, and even satellite access—features that make luxury yachts luxurious.
The Capri Series: the European yacht
We recognize that custom yacht buyers want choices in all areas of the design process including the exterior profile and so you will se many of our magnificent creations are what has become know as Euro style. These sexy, curvaceous, and high styled designs are popular all over the world, including America and our Capri Series represents the modern traditions and styling of the finest European designs.
In creating the post-war innovations found on American yachts today, Jack Hargrave did not move away from the European styling, he simply redefined what American-style yachts would become. Many of our owners prefer the modern European style represented in our Capri Series while others adhere to the classical American traditions in the Signature Series styling that made Jack Hargrave famous. Touring both of these popular styling options at upcoming yacht shows will clarify the advantages of each style.
Owners of Hargrave Custom Yachts come back again and again
Over 52% of Hargrave yacht owners return for another one, usually to participate in the actual design and building process, several of whom are now on their fourth build in ten years.
Here is an example of luxury yachts available to buy right now.
SASSY luxurious traditions and modern styling, built for the 21st century.
A 101-foot custom-built, Signature Series yacht, SASSY was completed just this past year. SASSY has a raised pilothouse and is a true Hargrave in every sense: quality, luxury, and user-friendly. SASSY, like any great star, is already in the reviews and they are rave. One of the most recent reviews is in the February 2010 issue of Showboats. However, you need to see the interiors to believe them. Take the virtual tour on our website to see for yourself.
- SASSY hosts ten guests and up to six crew members very comfortably.
- SASSY was actually designed and built with two master cabins providing the best in luxury for your special guests.
- One of the master suites is forward on the main deck and a second one, a deck below, is a large, full-beam, master suite.
- The main salon is also full-beam and appointed with nothing less than the finest in everything.
Without question, this is one of the finest yachts you could hope to own in the 100-foot size range. We invite you to visit us and experience the ride and performance that has helped make Hargrave number one in it’s field.
Hargrave owners are happy owners and they tell us so
Become one of the world’s happiest yacht owners: a Hargrave yacht owner. Nothing is more important to us at Hargrave than the complete satisfaction of every owner. That is why Hargrave is the #1 builder of custom yachts in the 70′ to 135′ range. Build your own original yacht or buy one that is already finished. Either way, you will find out why Hargrave owners tell us they are the happiest in the world. Give us a call at (954) 463-0555 or send us a quick note through our Contact Us web page. Also, be sure to mark your calendar for the upcoming yacht shows so you can see a Hargrave in person.