Hargrave 84' Raised PilothouseOpening New Vistas By Capt. Tom Serio At the 2008 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, Hargrave Custom Yachts stepped outside the box with an innovative interior design concept that quickly became the buzz of the docks. Hargrave's president Michael Joyce, a veteran of the yacht industry, questioned the status quo and in doing so, may have very well influenced the future of the Raised Pilothouse Motoryacht. So what's everyone talking about? A Raised Pilothouse, minus the wheelhouse, sorta speak. Yes, a control station is still present, but it's taken a side seat to open air vistas and views that are unmatched by any raised pilothouse from the past. To the untrained eye, exterior styling and lines make the new 84' look similar to other yachts in the 100+ foot range, including full pilothouse windows. Closer scrutiny reveals a departure from other Hargrave yachts with an emphasis on grand living accommodations and wide open spaces.