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Hargrave 94 Sky Lounge: Adventure Us II

For decades yachting was considered a man’s pursuit, and women either came along for the ride or picked out the pillows—but that was never the case with the woman who commissioned Adventure Us II, a Hargrave 94 Sky Lounge. She’s enjoyed a long boating career—in fact, she bought her first boat, a Sea Ray, some time ago, gradually stepping up every few years to something bigger. Having enjoyed life aboard Adventure Us, an 82-foot Hargrave, it was time again for a bigger yacht—and one designed fully around her family’s enjoyment.

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The profile of Adventure Us II is slightly different than that of other Hargrave 94 Sky Lounge deliveries. The owner wanted an extended enclosed sky lounge, so that the three generations of her family could enjoy meals and time together. “Together” is key. She told Hargrave, “I want my children and grandchildren to look back someday and say the best times in their lives were aboard our family’s boat.” Photo by Scott Pearson.
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You won’t hear any complaints from the grandchildren about their staterooms. This one’s for the girls, extended to include a third bed/daybed. There are two TVs in this room as well; one is seen here, opposite the twin berths, and the other is opposite the daybed. The configuration of this room is one of the reasons Hargrave considers Adventure Us II its most highly customized delivery to date. Photo by Scott Pearson.
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The owner’s grown children aren’t left out of the equation, of course. Note the shape of the headboard and the wall sconces. They’re Art Deco, a design theme that’s carried throughout Adventure Us II. The owner and her husband collaborated closely with Interiors by Shelley in picking out every fixture and accessory used aboard, plus woods like the bird’s-eye maple used here. Photo by Scott Pearson.
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You can see more of the Art Deco details here in the master stateroom, which features anigre wood. The room is on the main deck, too, unusual for a 94-footer. Most main-deck owner’s suites (or sometimes upper-deck owner’s suites) are so-positioned to give the buyers the lion’s share of deck space. This owner did it for a practical reason: ease of accessibility as she and her husband get older. Photo by Scott Pearson.
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Even with a main-deck master, Adventure Us II doesn’t compromise when it comes to allocating good space for the galley—or other crew areas for that matter. In fact, the captain’s cabin contains a custom berth more than seven feet long. He’s quite tall, and the owner wanted him to stay with their family for years to come. Photo by Scott Pearson.
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As stated earlier, the skylounge in this yacht is extended. While the 82-foot Adventure Us had EZ2CY enclosures around her upper alfresco areas, the owner and her husband say they never removed the panels. So, a permanently enclosed space—where upwards of two dozen people can enjoy watching football games, dining, and spending holidays—made more sense. Photo by Scott Pearson.
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Don’t be fooled by formal-looking furnishings. Every member of the owner’s family can curl up on a couch or chair, while yachting. In addition, this proud grandmother was so focused on ensuring every generation was happy that she requested enough outlets for every mobile electronic device you can imagine, plus game controllers for the TVs. Photo by Scott Pearson.
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Shelley DiCondina of Interiors by Shelley says that the glass etching (at left, behind the dining table) reminds her of the owner. It’s of an elegantly dressed Parisian woman, and it dates from the 1920s. The rest of the dining room took shape around this lovely artwork. Photo by Scott Pearson.

With creature comforts galore to benefit the owner’s family, Adventure Us II shows how far custom construction can be taken in a size range dominated by semi-custom yachts and, increasingly, fully production ones. And in this case, the word “family” extends to the crew, too. When’s the last time you saw a 94-footer with a snack area in the crew’s quarters? And when’s the last time you saw a full laundry room on a yacht of this size—rivaling ones aboard megayachts far larger? Many a megayacht owner can learn a lesson or two from the lady of this house.

LOA: 94’0” * Beam: 21’0” * Draft: 5’8″ * Displacement: N/A * Fuel capacity: 3,200 gallons

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Written by Diane Byrne

Written by: Diane Byrne

Diane M. Byrne is the founder and editor of the daily updated website Megayacht News. A longtime yachting writer, she also contributes to Yachts International, Boat Exclusive, and other magazines. She is additionally a member of the International Superyacht Society Board of Directors and Vice Chair of the U.S. Superyacht Association.

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