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McGraw Fighting Irish

  • A Custom Luxury Yacht


    As owner of the Fighting Irish, a custom yacht built in 2004, Michael McGraw employs a crew of eight professional operators and can host gatherings of up to 10 guests. The yacht features a luxurious master suite as well as two double cabins and two twin cabins, in addition to well-appointed interior and exterior living spaces. McGraw's Fighting Irish features interior design by Amy Halffman and exterior design by Carr Design, as well as architecture by Jack Sarin Naval Architects. When not at sea on the Fighting Irish, Michael McGraw serves as president and CEO of the McGraw Group of Affiliated Companies. He comes to his role backed by decades of experience with the company, having held his first summer jobs in this family business. He later went on to graduate with a business and finance degree from the University of Notre Dame. He gathered early career experience as director of the Employers Direct Corporation before rejoining the family business as chief operating officer of Pacific Specialty Insurance Company, the group's flagship division. Since accepting leadership of the Group and all of its affiliates, he has strengthened its financial position and established a growth-oriented and risk-conscious operating strategy that supports its future success.

    Professional experience


    McGraw group of affiliated companies

    January 1988 - January 2009(21 years)



    University of Notre Dame

    September 1983 - May 1987(4 years)