Tell me about the Hargrave – Galati Yachts relationship
We have worked with Hargrave especially Michael DiCondina and Michael Joyce for several years. I have always admired them for their abilities and accomplishments, most of all their commitment to support their customers after the sale.
Galati Yachts’ mission statement is to consistently exceed our customers’ expectations. We have multiple examples of our team going above and beyond for our customers; this philosophy is ingrained, which made a Hargrave-Galati relationship a dynamic combination.
Why is this yacht different from a regular Hargrave design?
Hargrave offers a unique ability to truly build a completely custom yacht. We had a particular interest in a custom build on the Jack Sarin hull design. The hull design, combined with Hargrave’s in-house design team, gave us the agility we needed to create exactly the yacht that we wanted. The team’s knowledge of superior interior space planning and expertise with interior design, combined with an incredibly positive attitude, makes Hargrave the perfect choice to build a truly custom yacht.
Some of the unique features that the team was able to create are adding a fifth stateroom without giving up the popular on-deck country kitchen, something you don’t usually see in this size range. The creative floor plan also offers other custom features like a guest cabin that converts to a workout room; equipped with a treadmill to allow owners (and crew) to stay in shape on extended voyages. Also appreciated by owners and guests is the convenient day head located on the flybridge deck.
In addition to the interior space, other notable features are the speed and handling, long-range efficiency and special attention to maximizing natural lighting and opening up interior space as much as possible. The popular raised pilothouse design has five staterooms, including two VIP cabins, day head on flybridge deck, and beautiful interior appointments.
What compelled you to build the GYS version of Hargrave?
We laid out our core staples for success i.e. draft under 6 feet, 20-knot cruise with systems and layout that are reliable and easy to manage and maintain. While focused and committed to maintain these core principles, we set out to make enhancements on areas that we felt would make the yacht perfect. Additional space in needed areas, increase fuel/range, reduce sound, add an additional VIP stateroom and a day head on the flybridge deck, and maintain a large salon but add walk-around side decks by increasing the beam to 25’. These new features combined with the core features make the G120 truly unique and special.
How can an interested party go about buying or building a Hargrave 120 Signature Series?
The Hargrave G120 is only available through a collaboration with Hargrave and Galati Yachts. There are three different configurations available for this raised pilothouse: The G120 with 5 staterooms and country kitchen, which will be introduced at the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show; the G120 with an on-deck master, and the G120 with beach club. The greatest benefit of working with Hargrave is the flexibility to take the G120 and create exactly what the owner desires.
The People Behind the Project
The leaders at Hargrave – Michael Joyce, Michael DiCondina and Team; the owners and the team at the boatyard; drawings, designs and interior by Shelly, Tom DiCondina and his service and make ready team, all worked extremely close with Clint Matlock, our project manager, to deliver a truly spectacular yacht.
All of this was enhanced and made possible by working with an extremely knowledgeable owner and friend for more than 40 years and nearly 30 boats. His commitment to perfection and quality helped propel the project to the successful result. I think the Hargrave G120 is as close to perfection as you can get!