Captain's ReportHargrave does not build boats for stock so it is a very rare occurrence when a brand new custom built yacht like NEFERTARI becomes available. The sale of this boat is a rare opportunity for a discerning yachtsman.This 2007 model 90' luxury Hargrave yacht is equipped and wired to explore the best remote cruising grounds in the world and it carries the sophisticated communications gear required to stay in constant contact with the outside world. If you are one of those totally stressed out executives in life who not only wants a break, but actually needs one, and yet you can't afford to just leave your business on hold, this yacht could be a blessing for you and your family.What makes NEFERTARI even more special is that it was designed by an owner who has spent his professional career in marine publishing and has studied cruising yachts from every major builder in the world, bringing all of that expertise to bear on this project. The level of thought and planning that went into the execution of this yacht is immediately obvious and with five comfortable staterooms on the lower deck she has plenty of room for both owners and crew to spread out. When you examine the detailed specifications and extensive equipment list, even on an initial walk through, your experience will confirm that few boats in this size range can even hold a candle to NEFERTARI.This yacht will make her world debut at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show October 26-30, 2006. But it can be seen before then by special appointment-- If you are interested in fractional ownership, call Jeff Hammond at 203-323-9900; email: Jeff@BoatTEST.comm.If you are interested in buying the yachtin total, call Mike D. at Colonial Yacht Sales, 954-463-0555; email: email@example.com.Vessel Walkthrough:Beginning from the aft deck and moving toward the interior, which beckons you in with a curvaceous wall-to-wall glass entry, you begin to realize that this is a special yacht. Visually, the yacht is stunning. Every detail from Alabaster fixtures and arched doorways, to the use of fine woods and high-end fabrics highlights the premium quality and novelty of this must see yacht. The salon is divided into inviting seating arrangements, yet appeals to the eye with a continuous view forward to the dining room bulkhead. Half walls that are framed by impressive columns nicely segment the space. The grandeur of this space is only truly appreciated from stepping aboard and soaking in the elements of design. Forward, the galley, is a wonderful gathering spot for planning your day's adventures or wrapping up an evening while watching as your chef prepares exquisite meals. In the three lower staterooms every single detail down to the silk bedspreads was considered. Lighter Cherry wood was integrated on the lower level to help maintain a sense of openness. With excellent space planning, the staterooms are extremely spacious and comfortable enough to be used for extended travel or living aboard.Virtually every nook and cranny in the boat has been carefully examined and utilized to yield maximum and valuable storage without detracting from the formal and elegant sensibility of the interior spaces. Whether relaxing in the sky lounge or lounging below deck in one of the finely appointed staterooms, you will feel right at home. Tailored to the lifestyle of a true yachtsman, this is the boat for you.Aft Deck Area:Built for extended cruising in the Mediterranean, extra space was added to the aft deck of NEFERTARI to provide comfortable seating and formal dining service for up to ten owners and guests. This open, airy, and fully covered section is fully lit with Vimar lights and switches and is often the most used area onboard any modern cruising yacht. Access to the swim platform and the Benzoni Med-mooring gangway is from the stern, and access to the boarding stairs is via port and starboard gates.Salon and Dining:Spacious and bright, the main salon and dining room are accented in rich satin-finished French Walnut and Burl woods that are nicely enhanced by the superbly crafted moldings, woodwork details and overhead soffets. The distinct elegance of this living area begins aft with wall-to-wall curved glass doors that afford magnificent panoramic views of the passing scenery, and breezy access to the oversized aft deck. This richly appointed space blends an old-world sensibility with rich modern fabrics in hues of deep wines and sophisticated mustard golds. All the furnishings are enhanced with fine bouillon trim, which adds to the tailored look of this grand saloon. Paisley motifs are found throughout on velvet accent pillows. Collectors’ pieces such as Med-inspired stools and other design elements are expertly incorporated into the elegant decor, adding a sense of everyday exotic. Forward, you will find a smart half-wall and column separating the lovely saloon from the dining space. This layout was carefully planned to give guests a feeling of openness yet offer distinct entertainment spaces. A large dining table comfortably seats eight for a formal meal. An exceptional amount of storage is cleverly concealed within beautiful cabinetry and well-hidden compartments, which adds to the ambiance. Your crew will also appreciate this design, as entertainment and service is simplified with the convenience of these storage spaces. The well-traveled owner left no detail untouched and drew from his vast experiences to create a one-of-a-kind vessel. This expertise and passion is evident at every turn and truly incorporates the best of what he’s seen in one magnificent vessel. Crew Quarters/Crew Lounge:Crew retention is now a hot topic in yachting, and one of the factors that ranks high among the industry professionals in making their decisions is the comfort and space provided in the crew area. You'll find this yacht has excellent accommodations for crew in this size vessel, and the two cabin-two head layout is our most requested layout. These private crew quarters are below deck and forward of the galley, completely isolated from your living space giving both you and your crew ultimate privacy. The crew enjoys a separate lounge with a TV, settee with table, washer/dryer, cooking facilities and a desk. These quarters can accommodate five crew in two staterooms with two full heads. The captain's V-berth cabin is appointed with all the fine furnishings featured throughout, as this room can double as an additional VIP stateroom. Whether cruising as a couple or subsidizing costs by joining the charter program, this vessel is flexible enough to accommodate a small or large crew and will suit any yachting lifestyle you choose.Captain's Cabin:Designed for a husband and wife team, the captain's cabin offers the same level of fit and finish found throughout the yacht. With extra storage space planned in from the beginning, this cabin could easily double as another VIP suite when required.Sky Lounge:The owner's extensive cruising experience really shows in this area. The sky lounge is laid out to give guests privacy and solitude. Relax in your own private sky lounge den; adjacent to the helm station. Luscious fabrics and furnishings, providing a comfortable and stylish haven for unwinding with friends and family, accentuate the blend of Walnut and Burl woodwork found in this space. An electric forward window opens to let the outdoors in, and large overhead hatches create a sun/moonlit environment at your fancy. Discover the freedom of enjoying interior luxuries while feeling like you are part of the surrounding landscape. This sky lounge model is designed to be versatile enough to suit your occasional desires for a bridge-like atmosphere. The aft boat deck is ideal for tender and water toy storage and also offers additional entertainment space with a u-shaped settee, a freezer and propane gas grill concealed in custom designed cabinets. The lounge area is comfortable and equipped with full entertainment features. Many owners tell us the sky lounge is their quiet space on the boat.Helm:The helm station has been designed to provide maximum visibility while still holding a full array of state of the art electronics on four screens. Most of the electronics is redunadant starting with the 25Kw Furuno radar. For example, the boat has both Furuno and a Northstar chart plotter. A remote Glendinning hand-held control wand allow the captain to stand anywhere on the boat and control the bow and stern thrusters and the engines.Master Stateroom:The lower level is accessed via a private staircase leading down from the main saloon. This level is unusually bright and spacious, with six, large oval portlights, one, large walk-in closet, and two other closets. The bath has his and hers custom-painted sinks in a marble counter, a large shower and robust storage. The full-beam master stateroom is as large as those found one some 100-footers features a settee and a centrally focused king-size bed. This stateroom is appointed with dual, handcrafted doors, fine exotic fabrics, marble-topped tables and plenty of extra design details that sets this yacht apart from production models. You will unwind amidst the finest amenities available. The luxury wine-colored fabrics used in this space continue the boat's overall theme of old-world exotic with subtle hints of glimmering gold threaded throughout these luxury textiles. Light cherry woods balance out the deep color tones and keep with the open and airy feeling achieved throughout the entire lower level. VIP Staterooms:This vessel boasts two VIP staterooms that feature full entertainment packages including stereo system, flat screen TV, exquisite furnishings, luscious fabrics, private heads, plenty of storage and a full array of direct and indirect mood lighting; making your guests feel as if they are royalty. Custom light Cherry and Burl woods are found throughout, including the fine moldings and joinery demonstrating the exceptional level of craftsmanship on NEFERTARI. Khaki and Black color schemes create a comfortable ambiance suitable for any guest. Each stateroom is complete with a private head; light and spacious with marble throughout and oversized showers. Office/Study/Starboard Cabin:The starboard guest cabin not only provides comfortable accommodations for two guests, but also incorporates a cleverly designed office built into it this space. While nobody wants to drag their work with them on vacation, nobody wants to cancel their summer cruise because some project that should have been put to bed three months ago is still dragging on. This yacht solves that dilemma.
Test Result Highlights
- Top speed for the Hargrave 91 Ft. is 23.1 mph (37.2 kph), burning 168.6 gallons per hour (gph) or 638.15 liters per hour (lph).
- Best cruise for the Hargrave 91 Ft. is 16.9 mph (27.2 kph), and the boat gets .21 miles per gallon (mpg) or 0.09 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 515 miles (828.81 kilometers).
- Tested power is Caterpillar C 30 1550-hp - Diesel.
Standard and Optional Features
|Radar||Standard Furuno 25kw, 12kw|
|VHF Radio||Standard ICOM x 2|
|Air Cond./Heat||Standard Cruisair|
|Battery Charger/Converter||Standard yes|
|CD Stereo||Standard yes|
|Dripless Shaft Seals||Standard Yes|
|Head: Fixed||Standard Headhunter, Type II|
|Shore Power||Standard Cablemaster|
|TV/DVD||Standard Eight flat screens to 42|
|Washdown: Fresh Water||Standard yes|
|Washdown: Raw Water||Standard yes|
|Water Heater||Standard 2 x 30 gal.|
|Windlass||Standard Maxwell 4500 hydraulic x 2|
|Refrigerator||Standard JennAir with French doors|
|Swim Ladder||Standard yes|
|Swim Platform||Standard yes|
|Transom Shower||Standard yes|
|Wet bar||Standard yes|
Boats More Than 30 Feet
|Bow Thruster||Standard 36-hp hydraulic bow and stern thrusters|
|Davit||Standard 2,000-lb Quick Lift|
|Engine Synchronizer||Standard Yes|
|Fuel Transfer||Standard Yes with meter.|
|Generator||Standard 32Kw Northern Lights x 2|
|Glendinning Cablemaster||Standard yes|
|Helm: Second Station||Standard Glendinning remote|
|Oil Change System||Standard yes|
|Trash Compactor||Standard yes|
|Washer/Dryer||Standard 2 washer/dryers|
Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!