I first noticed Silver Oak the 56’ Hargrave sedan about eight years ago in Catalina. The boats owners efforts proceed the vessel into town with many of our harbors best tradesman quietly making references to the refit of this fine vessel. Once I spotted her I was awestricken, she is perfect for coastal cruising from Alaska to Baja.
Originally a long range sport fisher she was refitted and recommissioned as a sedan. With the removal of the flybridge she immediately transcended into downeast style vessel and captured my heart in perpetuity. This is how she quickly became one of Newport Beaches most interesting yachts.
The Halmatic pedigree is noted for it's long range seaworthy hull hand laid by the Halmatic Shipyard in England to Loydes of London specifications.
This Hargrave design was used for launches, Pilot Boats and commercial vessels and some 15 were exported to the US and finished as yachts and sport fishing vessels for those discerning owners who want rugged performance and seaworthiness.
Her heavily 'overbuilt', solid fiberglass hull provides a seakindly vessel and owners confidence and peace of mind that her hull will take you through the roughest conditions for many years of dependable service.
This remarkable Hargrave design continues to this day to invoke comments at marinas and has turned heads at many of our countries elite yacht clubs. She has been maintained and constantly upgraded by her knowledgeable owner.
They just don't make them like this anymore!