Hargrave Yachts enjoys one of the most recognizable names in the marine industry, due to the legendary design work of the late Jack Hargrave. For over 40 years, Jack Hargrave set the standard for American yachtsmen and represented the best in design, engineering and planning. Jack’s designs were the basis for such yachts as Hatteras, Burger and Rybovich. Hargrave went on to design more than 75 powerboats for Hatteras, producing more than 6,000 yachts. All totaled, he designed over 250 yachts, which recently resulted to Jack Hargrave being inducted into the NMMA Hall of Fame. His influence on yacht design was legendary and carries forward into the yachts we see today.
In 1997, shortly after the most famous American yacht designer passed away, Michael Joyce returned to the company after an absence of 20 years to take over as president and CEO.