Hargrave Yachts

Established in 1968, Built in Taiwan

Hargrave specializes in the sale and service of custom luxury motor yachts 70’ to 135’ and is the number one builder in the category. With 50 years of success in delivering dreams, this highly focused family business provides world class custom yachts that are very competitively priced.

Hargrave Yachts, originally known as the top yacht design firm in America under the direction of the legendary designer Jack Hargrave, played an important role in the success of many yacht companies such as Hatteras, Burger, Amels and Halmatic to name just a few. 

In 1997, shortly after Jack Hargrave passed away, Michael Joyce returned to the company as president and CEO.  Recognizing that Hargrave was far more than a design office, Joyce explained to International Boat Industry magazine that Jack’s name was in fact a ‘brand name’ and outlined his plans to being construction of luxury yachts under the Hargrave banner.

As a visionary entrepreneur with a passion for the finest traditions in yachting, and thirty years’ experience, a CEO in the industry, Michael Joyce directed the developed range of truly custom yachts in the 80’ – 135’ size range, with realistic pricing, to enter the market.  The designs embrace the changing times and technology and employ the technology without succumbing to it. With more than 80 yachts already built for US clients, Hargrave recently launched a number of new yachts.

It is worth noting that over half of Hargrave owners have built more than one custom yacht with the yard and with some now on their forth order, there is no doubt Hargrave delivers yachts that rank among the best in the world at a competitive price.