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ABOUT HARVEY YACHTS

Phil and Laura Harvey have gained an international reputation for exceptional skills in managing and executing high end projects , combined with their sailing and building experience. Together they have logged more than 350000NM ocean sailing and have 25 years yacht building experience. Laura & Phil Harvey

Phil and Laura spent the late 80's delivering both monohulls, race boats and catamarans from South Africa to the Maldives, Mauritius, South America and Europe.In the Early 90's the Mauritius to Durban race and the famous Cape to Rio race occupied them.
On returning after one of these races they were offered the opportunity to do some radical modifications on race boats for a top South African sailor, this led to the establishment of their own yard, HARVEY YACHTS, in Cape Town, South Africa. Building both production and custom one off race boats for the local and the export market. The catamaran industry was at it's infancy in South Africa at that time, and after a delivery of a Simonis Catamaran to Europe, along with highly acclaimed Moorings Catamaran designer Alex Simonis, there was no looking back. Their future would involve catamarans in many different spheres. more...


Work naturally led to a line of production catamarans, custom re-fits on existing catamarans, as well as their now well known and established relationship with Gunboat high end Carbon Composite catamarans.
The experience of working closely with the Morelli and Melvin Design team, Shaun Carkeek, Nigel Irens Yacht Design and Simons/Voogd Design, which rate in the top echelon of the yacht design world, have been invaluable contributions to the success of the projects undertaken by the Harvey team.
In early 2000 the first two Gunboats 62's were in build at HARVEY YACHTS in Cape town.
After the launch of Safari the second Gunboat 62, the couple kept to their goal of sailing the oceans on their own catamaran.  The years spent sailing the worlds oceans have been invaluable in gaining the knowledge and knowing what it is that owners whom are buying or building a new boat require.  Besides their open ocean racing and cruising experience, they also had children on-board which adds another dimension of experience and knowledge to the mix.
Being innovators at heart, they started drawing and designing their dream boat whilst wintering in Turkey.  In collaboration with Dudley Dix, the Dix/Harvey 55 fast cruising catamaran was born. The Harvey's went on to build their boat and sell five more designs to other interested owner builders. This build technique veered off their known and familiar path of composite's and the catamaran was built from West Epoxy and marine ply.  A very lightweight ,fast structure. The Harvey's provided management and assistance  to the Owner's with build set up and the skill sets requirement to manage and build these yachts.
After few more years of cruising the Caribbean, meeting different owners (and crews) and observing cruising life first hand they put cruising life on hold and moved to China as a team to head the start up of the new Gunboat 60 model in the Xiamen, Hudson Yacht facility.  A new model, a new country, new skill sets and pioneering resin-infusing of the hull and bridge deck in one process were part of the set up.  They spent two years in China and when Gunboat decided to launch the Gunboat 55 model Phil and Laura grabbed at the opportunity to set up the facility for this production in Wanchese, North Carolina USA from scratch.
Bringing to the table a number of acquired skills in resin in fusion of large composite parts and smaller composite parts of high complexity, training teams and furthering skills which include Project Management, Human Resource Management, Purchase Management and working closely with customers. After a year and a half of an intense and a very successful set up of the Gunboat facility in North Carolina the Harvey's returned to the southern Caribbean to spend a year sailing the islands on their DH550 with their family. Since returning to Knysna, South Africa the Harvey’s decided to take their boat building ventures to a new level by developing their own brand. The first design for Harvey Yachts is the Harvey 58 high performance sailing catamaran being built for customers from the USA.
We hope to bring more innovative designs and builds to the market place in the future.

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Specifications

Specifications

The Harvey Yachts team emphasis on all systems and sail controls is simplicity, reliability and ease of maintenance for crews on extended voyaging.

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Design

Design

The design is an accumulation of our design experience in multi-hulls, built up over three decades, combined with the building knowledge of the Harvey’s. The result is a modern ultra-lightweight yacht with a good beam to length ratio in order to give sufficient stability and take out some of the “ nervousness ” evident in similar concept designs out there, which display less beam.

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The Harvey customer is one who appreciates high performance, stability, reliability and elegance.

Each boat is designed to be owner-operated for circumnavigation and blue water cruising.

The first design for Harvey Yachts is the Harvey 58 high performance sailing catamaran which was launched September 2017 for a US based customer. Currently in build is a Harvey 60 highly customised to the owners specification. Launch is due early 2018.

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Harvey Yachts 58 specifications

(Simonis-Voogd Design)

CUSTOM SAILING CATAMARAN

DESIGN DESCRIPTION

  • Forward cockpit, outside of the saloon
  • Centered helm/navigation station, inside of the saloon
  • Two Master staterooms, Queen size berth
  • Two heads with separate shower
  • One small workshop
  • Headroom throughout with a minimum of 6/6”
  • Wood finish throughout with satin finish and detailed joinery
  • All exposed interior surfaces, smooth and semi/gloss painted
  • Ample storage throughout

STRUCTURE

  • Carbon fiber skins and reinforcing (oven cured)
  • Structural composite hull floors (plywood veneered soles on floors)
  • Rotating centerboards
  • Carbon fiber Chain plates
  • Watertight bulkheads to seal off bow and stern compartments
  • Sacrificial bows

MAST

  • SOUTHERN SPARS Carbon fiber fixed mast
  • Masthead mounting plate
  • Single set of Spreaders

BOOM

  • SOUTHERN SPARS Gull wing boom
  • SUNBRELLA Mainsail cover

LONGERON

  • SOUTHERN SPARS Carbon fiber Longeron and Crossbeam

RUNNING RIGGING

  • All control lines lead to the forward cockpit with line storage bins
  • DYNEEMA halyards and control lines
  • Continuous loop furlers for the code sail and Asymmetric
  • Drum furler for the Solent Jib

STANDING RIGGING

  • Composite Aramid cap shroud with turnbuckles
  • Rod diamonds
  • Forestay to suit Solent furler

SAILPLAN

  • Full Batten Mainsail –square top, lazy jacks
  • Solent on furler
  • Code O Screecher on furler
  • Code 3 or 4 Schreecher type sail (off –wind sail) on furler
  • Anomaly Automatic Headboard System on main sail
  • SUNBRELLA sail bags

DECK HARDWARE

  • SIZE 60 alloy self tailing electric winches (3)
  • Winch for davits/tender (or moving deck platform for tender storage)
  • Clutches, jammers and locks
  • Mast base blocks and sheaves
  • Knotless Trampoline
  • Composite stanchions with spectra/Dynema life -line
  • Folding Pad eyes on deck

ANCHORING AND DOCKING

  • Six Dock lines(sizes and lengths TBD)
  • Eight Seasmart Folding cleats- bow, mid, stern side and two for the tender
  • Eight inflatable fenders (sizes TBD)
  • Rocna 40 and 33 anchors (88 & 73 lbs)
  • Two Anchor rodes ,1X100M SSHT chain with 2nd rode 3M SSHT chain and 50M nylon rope
  • One Anchor bridle and shackle
  • One Electric, windlass with gypsy and capstan
  • Chain control and counter at the helm
  • Windlass foot controls or wireless control
  • Self-bailing lockers for chain and rode
  • Bow roller and auxiliary roller for secondary anchor

PROPULSION AND SYSTEMS

  • Two Yanmar 4JH57 x SD60 (E.U. and U.S emission compliant)- 57HP with saildrives
  • Two 140amp 12vdc alternators
  • Two Gori 3-blade folding propellers
  • Three AGM start batteries(one for generator ,one each main engine)
  • V10 electronic control system at the helm
  • Sound insulation in the engine room where needed
  • Dual filters for fuel
  • Oil Change connection and valving from each engine pan
  • Automatic Fire-fighting system in engine and generator compartments
  • Two Diesel fuel tanks. Stainless steel with cleanout port and baffles/shut off valve on fuel tanks (size TBD)
  • Tankage monitors for water, fuel and waste
  • High Water alarms for bilge, fire, CO2
  • 60hz/110-220vac
  • HVAC- Dometic/Cruisair self-contained units to achieve 32KBTU, powered by genset or shorepower (locations and venting TBD)

ELECTRICAL

  • AGM 1000 ah/12vdc or 500ah/24 VDC minimum house battery bank
  • 12vdc single outlets
  • Two at Navigation station
  • Three staterooms (one each)
  • MASTERVOLT 4kw Combi Mass inverter with 100 or 200 amp charger
  • MARINCO 50amp 120/250vac 50’ shore power cable starboard stern
  • Bonding and galvanic isolator system designed to ABYC regulation E-1
  • PHASOR K3-10.0kw or equivalent low rpm generator
  • 800wt Solar system with charge controls
  • 60hz/110-220vac
  • 110 vac duplex GFI single outlets (fourteen)
    • Two in the galley (2)
    • Two in the navigation area (2)
    • Two in the salon (2)
    • Two in each cabin (6)
    • One in each head (2)

ELECTRONICS AND NAVIGATION (B&G H5000)

  • 12” Zeus display at Navigation Station (one)
  • B&G H5000 Hercules base pack with additional graphic display
  • Dual autopilot systems with crossover switch
  • Dual depth/speed/temp
  • Barometric pressure
  • 5” RITCHIE compass
  • Water temperature
  • Broad band 4G B&G radome
  • VHF with GPS
  • NAIS 400
  • Horn and Hailer
  • ICOM M604A VHF with GPS
  • SEA-ME dual band radar transponder
  • Horn and hailer
  • ARC Global Fix Pro GPIRB

PLUMBING

  • Marine hot water LPG heater
  • Freshwater tanks with cleanout port and baffles (number –material/size TBD)
  • Salt and freshwater wash down, stern and bow quick disconnect hose bibs
  • Electric bilge pumps (locations and size TBD)
  • Emergency manual bilge pumps (lose on board Henderson)
  • MARELON flush mounted thru-hull fittings below water line, seacocks labeled
  • Emergency wood bungs attached to each or FORESPAR Sta-plug Emergency plug
  • SPECTRA Newport 1000 MKII 12vdc water maker (one)
  • Z-ION Water maker membrane protection
  • Hot and cold pressure freshwater system (PVC pipes)
  • All through hull plumbing hoses are double clamped below waterline

WINDOWS AND VENTILATION

  • Mineral Glass Saloon windows
  • Hull windows
  • 12vdc fans (berths, galley, workshop)
  • Ocean Air combination blinds/screens for each deck hatch in the living spaces
  • Custom fit OCEAN AIR blinds for Salon windows
  • Flush Lewmar deck hatches with integral drains

STEERING

  • Carbon fiber wheel
  • Helm controls and electronics
  • Navigation station with ample chart storage
  • Moveable seat with storage at navigation station
  • Fixed Window above helm and navigation station for sail viewing

FWD COCKPIT

  • Sail control area with line bins
  • 3 X size 60 electric winches

FWD LOCKERS

  • Two of 20lbs propane tanks in a forward vented locker
  • Generator with water separator exhaust Anchor windlass and chain storage

SALOON

  • Interior wood or selected substrate floor
  • Galley
  • Sofa
  • Dining area
  • Access from Saloon to bow through full sized door(s)

AFT DECK

  • Sliding glass doors dividing. Aft deck from Saloon
  • Caulked teak floor (flexiteak teak alternative environmentally friendly)
  • Seating and table (Custom)
  • Transom steps
  • Hot and cold shower at transom steps, with additional valve to turn off
  • Dingy davits with winch control (or moving deck platform for tender storage
  • SS propane BBQ
  • Rod holders/flag holder
  • Detachable dive ladder

GALLEY UP

  • Four-burner propane stove top
  • Full electric oven with Microwave feature
  • Ample storage cabinets below cabinets, pot and pan locker under stove
  • FRANKE Double SS sink with faucet
  • VERTIFRIGO drawer refrigeration and freezer
  • VERTIFRIGO Icemaker or wine cellar
  • Hidden garbage bin

MASTER STATEROOMS (TWO)

  • Queen sized berth with stairs up both sides
  • Storage cabinets (drawers) beneath berths
  • Hanging lockers in staterooms or along the inside hull
  • SS clothing and towel hooks
  • Two reading lights above each berth
  • Upholstered headboard at head of each berth

MASTER HEADS AND SHOWERS (TWO)

  • Head compartment entry door
  • Vanity with stainless steel washbasin
  • Electric toilet system with fresh water supply
  • Mirror above sink
  • Large PE holding tank with gravity discharge and deck pump out system
  • Separate standup shower compartment with clear door
  • Wall mounted shower with mixer
  • Shower drain with strainer
  • Draining shower floor
  • SS hanging hooks
  • Towel rails

THIRD BERTH/CABIN

  • Queen sized berth with access from front
  • Mattress
  • Storage cabinet beneath berth (drawers)
  • Hanging locker/shelves cabinet
  • SS clothing and towel hooks
  • Two reading lights above berth

WORKSHOP AND SYSTEMS ROOM

  • Work bench and spares storage
  • Miele washer and Miele dryer
  • Counters Ceasarstone

FINISH

  • Painted high gloss exterior (non metallic std)
  • Non-skid deck forward and side decks
  • Antifouling bottom paint on hulls, rudders and keels
  • All exposed interior surfaces, cabin doors, smooth and gloss painted
  • Rolled white epoxy paint in bilges
  • Non-living space surfaces to be finished in rolled white barrier paint
  • Rolled matte white paint inside cabinetry
  • Teak cabinets, doors and floors
  • Counter tops in Ceasarstone

SAIL AND FENDER LOCKERS

  • Storage in bow lockers for sails, hoses, fenders, etc with access from the Foredeck

CERTIFICATION AND DOCUMENTATION

  • Complete documentation, printed and electronic
  • Boat and sailing manuals
  • Performance polar diagrams

TENDER AND OUTBOARD

  • Lightweight inflatable tender
  • 25HP Yamaha outboard with fuel tanks in lockers

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONSmft/lbs
LOA17.7058.07
LWL17.4057.09
Beam8.6528.38
Draft1.23.94
Draft Centerboard Down3.09.84
Displacement Light Ship12 882kg28 399lbs
Mast Clearance25.182.37
Mast Length 21.6671.06
Headroom – Salon26.56
Headroom – Hulls26.56
Hull Width
Bridge Deck Clearance (Full Load)1m3.28
Fuel Capacity 2x100galminimum
Water Capacity 2x100galminimum

SAIL AREA (PRELIM)mft
Main107.01152
Solent60.0646
Solent with reef 235.02 530
Screecher codeO
Screecher code 3 or 4

Harvey Yachts (pty) Ltd reserve the right to alter or change these specifications or any wording within this website, without any prior notice and at their own discretion.

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H A R V E Y 5 8

“Carbon Dominance”

Getting asked to design a new high performance catamaran to be constructed all out in carbon doesn’t happen everyday. And when this commission comes from a couple of highly qualified builders with tons of experience in building such craft, you really want to pay attention.

Harvey Yachts in Knysna may be a new enterprise but the core of this business are Phil and Laura Harvey, just back from the USA where they have been instrumental in the success of the latest range of Gunboats. Phil and Laura know, like no other how to build a stunning high tech cat.

Backed by some discerning US based clients we started on concepts for design 231 the “HARVEY 58” in August 2014.

The design is an accumulation of our design experience in multi-hulls, built up over three decades, combined with the building knowledge of the Harvey’s. The result is a modern ultra-lightweight yacht with a good beam to length ratio in order to give sufficient stability and take out some of the “ nervousness ” evident in similar concept designs out there, which display less beam.

The hulls are kept narrow on the waterline to slice through the water effortlessly while quickly flaring out towards the chine to create maximum interior volume, so necessary to create the space needed for a comfortable interior with ample space for storage, systems and tanks.

The modern coach-roof is styled for maximum visibility while trying to minimize wind resistance, resulting in the ever so slightly curved windows opposed to completely flat ones. This not only reduces wind resistance significantly, but also helps in the stiffness of the structure, allowing for lighter laminates.

Endless attention is given to every aspect of the design, but nothing as much as to optimizing the carbon structure to create a craft which is as light as possible, while at the same time conforming to strict requirements of strength and durability to ensure the safety of the crew at all times.

This lightweight structure is combined with a rig, which is positioned far aft, creating a large fore-triangle to balance the “square-head” mainsail. This highly efficient sail combination allows for maximum efficiency while keeping the mast height under control, another vital part of a modern, fast design in order to reduce pitching motion.

The deck layout has been refined for easy shorthanded sailing. All controls are close to the steering position so that the boat can be sailed by a crew of two at all times.

These are early days and with hull construction only started weeks ago there is a while to go. But as designers, we are like kids before Christmas with this one, we just can’t wait to unwrap it and go and play with it.

Alexander Simonis
January 2015

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PRESS RELEASE

Knysna South Africa. Harvey Yachts has opened a custom yacht manufacturing facility in Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa. The company plans to build luxury sailing blue water catamarans using state-of the-art materials including carbon fiber to ensure strength and minimal weight.

Owners Phil and Laura Harvey had previously operated Harvey Yachts for 15 years in Cape Town. They suspended operations for more than a decade during which time they were instrumental in the manufacture and development of custom yachts around the globe as well as development of the Gunboat brand in China and the United States.

Recognizing a need for custom 50-60foot luxury catamarans that also possess racing caliber performance capabilities, the Harvey's decided to re-open Harvey Yacht in Knysna. Knysna has a long history of boat building and has been a hub for catamaran builders for years. The area is known for its skilled boat building work force.

“Production cats have their place, but custom work is our forte”, said Phil Harvey. “We focus on building superior quality yachts in collaboration with our clients. We are very fortunate to have created a following of our brand, work and trusted reputations.

The Harvey customer is one who appreciates high performance, stability, reliability and elegance. Each boat is designed to be owner-operated for circumnavigation and blue water cruising. The first Harvey yacht already in development is the HY58, designed in collaboration with Simonis-Voogd. It is set to launch for Captains Colette Glencross and Ray Andrews in the first half of 2016.

We are looking forward to working with a great team of owners and professionals to create a catamaran for the more discerning buyer and keep raising the bar in the top end of the 50-60 foot range of the catamaran market.” Said Laura Harvey.

For more information contact: info@harveyachts.com or laura@harveyachts.com

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We are looking forward to working with a great team of owners and professionals to create a catamaran for the more discerning buyer and keep raising the bar in the top end of the 50-60 foot range of the catamaran market.” Said Laura Harvey.

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Meet the Team

  • Phil Harvey

    Owner

    Phil Harvey

    Laura Harvey

    Owner

    Laura Harvey

    Linda Holton

    Finance

    Linda Holton

  • Leon Scheepers

    General Manager

    Leon Scheepers

    Dries Moolman

    Manager

    Dries Moolman

    Violet Zirobwe

    Reception

    Violet Zirobwe





Contact Details

Address

Harvey Yachts

12 New Street

Knysna, 6571

Phone

(+27) 76 033 4812 Phil Harvey

(+27) 76 575 4768 Laura Harvey

(+27) 44 382 0439 Office





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