Measuring 101 feet, Victoriano is the second of three yachts based on a newly designed hull form (the first, Sassy, was launched last year). She features traditional raised pilothouse styling, a four-stateroom/six-crew arrangement, and contemporary decor. Victoriano has more of a Euro flare and is the second Hargrave in this size range with an on-deck master stateroom—a feature more commonly found on larger boats. Sassy is rather angular, while Victoriano has softly curved window lines. Euro influence, perhaps, but to my eye she is an American design free of the unnecessary winglets, arches, and clutter that typically pass quickly in and out of fashion. The third yacht in this series, Donna Marie, will blend styling elements of the first two boats and feature a country kitchen arrangement on the main deck. An experienced eye will appreciate that all three boats are distinct, yet share common Hargrave DNA. Joyce once worked for the designer and views his stewardship of the Hargrave brand in a historic perspective. “Jack shaped the modern American motoryacht; I think he would be very pleased with our efforts,” said Joyce.
Joyce listens to his customers and their crews—particularly those that charter. “We consider satisfying the unique requirements of an experienced charter crew a benchmark for good design,” said Joyce. On Victoriano this translates into a three cabin crew area that can accommodate six and has a comfortable lounge. There is direct access to the galley above— one of the largest I have seen on a yacht this size. A discrete entrance to the accommodations space allows the crew to provide service without stepping over the guests. A laundry area has two full-size washers and three dryers. The maindeck master stateroom and VIP stateroom belowdecks are equally lavish and two guest staterooms have movable berths that can be arranged as two singles or queens. The main saloon has an open formal dining area. Joinery throughout is finished in high-gloss cherry with exotic wood accents and is complemented by a décor package crafted by Yacht Interiors by Shelley. Exterior public spaces include an afterdeck dining area and a bridgedeck with a helm station, a full-service bar, a seating area, and a whirlpool bath. Above, a large sunroof retracts with the push of a button. The boat deck has room for a tender and two PWC. Joyce points out that no two Hargraves are the same and when I visited his office his design team was crafting several custom arrangements based on the new hull design.