1887 West State Road 84
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Hargrave Custom Yachts is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fort Lauderdale based Colonial Yacht Sales, Inc. and over the past 40 years, we have proudly represented a wide range of popular yacht brands like Cheoy Lee, Princess, Southern Cross, Monte Fino, Baltic, and Symbol. Those diverse brands have given our company a unique perspective on what works for our American clients and what does not, and even more important, we learned the hard way how to service imported brands here in the US market in order to meet our customers' high expectations,” said company founder Michael Joyce adding, “Servicing our existing clients has earned us the highest reorder rate in our market segment. We earn our customer’s respect every day of the week and most competitors don’t.”
Our owners tell us the Hargrave support team is the best in the world at taking care of them, and we enjoy the highest reorder rate in our market segment to prove it. As a family owned business, every single person at Hargrave knows how hard you worked to reach this level of success and we are 100% focused on not only solving every problem you encounter on the water, but to anticipating and avoiding them whenever possible.
"Mike D", as he is known throughout the industry, is the president of Hargrave and the spark plug for our Hargrave team. Born in Philadelphia, Penna. and raised in Stuart, Florida, Mike has run every department since joining the company over 20 yrs ago, and helped lead the company to where it is today. Mike lives in Fort Lauderdale with his wife Shelley.
While at the marine loan division of Yegen Associates, he became the youngest Vice President. He then started his own Bank Service Company in cooperation with Richard Bertram & Co. Pete continued in the marine loan origination business until June of 1999, when he joined the team at Hargrave.
Since 1968 Hargrave has established a well known and trusted name in the industry. My 25 years of joined experience as a Navy Officer, Master Mariner, Yacht Captain and now Yacht Consultant, has provided me the necessary knowledge to successfully consult my clients in any of their Yachting needs.
“The reality is whether an owner has a magical time or a heartbreaking experience has almost nothing to do with the boat itself. Your happiness is about everything that happens to you AFTER they let go of all the money. My job is to not only protect you and your family but to anticipate the problems and avoid them completely wherever possible. From the day you buy your first boat until the day you finally retire from boating I am always there for my clients.”
In our company we measure our design objectives against Jack Hargrave’s dictum that, at the end of the day, the boat has to perform at sea. Everything else in the design process needs to bend to that single principle. It’s the right way to do it, and at Hargrave, it’s the only way to do it.