Hargrave 68' CapriA Sibling Comes Of Age... The Hargrave 68' Capri is yacht gleaming with elegance and style, designed for rugged, comfortable long range cruising, as well as fashionable onboard entertaining in handsomely defined detail; She is a production yacht, yet precisely customized to suit her owners’ most ardent desires. There is much more to the Hargrave 68 legend than revealed by a simple boat tale. Think customer loyalty and satisfaction. For example, how many times will an owner come back to the same designer for a new yacht? In the case of Hargrave, the answer can be as many as four. That spells loyalty. This is a story about a man and his dream, and the people who helped him make it come true. But it is also about the experienced yachstmen who bought those boats, and who speak volumes about his company. At the annual Hargrave owners’ rendezvous, the yachtsmen who attend fondly tell glowing stories about their latest yacht, and about Jack Hargrave – who passed away in 1997 -- as well as Mike Joyce, who became CEO and keeper of the luxury yachtbuilder’s integrity. Joyce has continued the 40-year customer service policies and made the company even better through modern computer design and building technology. The Hargrave secret has kept its mantra, delivering meticulous personal attention to each customer’s wants and needs. The H-68 is called semi-custom, but just as a standard home in an exclusive subdivision can take on its owner’s preferences, Hargrave will accommodate changes even in the superstructure to modify a salon, side decks, or window lines to present a unique profile. That in particular may mean a great deal to a yacht priced in the range of $2 million. Simpler alterations such as teak soles, hardware, or choices of interior woods are also possible, allowing revisions for a basic plan to fit many options. That alone endears many owners. The Capri line is one of three lines produced by the company, which includes the Raised Pilothouse and Signature series, 68 to 120 feet. The H-68 Capri features not only sea-going performance but three entertaining venues, from the aft cockpit to the main salon and on up to the flybridge, all in an open plan for easy migration from one to the other, party boat or family style. Its layout is excellent for liveaboard use, providing accommodations for seven guests plus four crew. Some buyers like to charter the boat out; others live aboard on a permanent basis. The H-68 works well for both.