One of the world’s premier builders of long-distance cruising vessels, the Hampton Yachts story began in 1965 when C.Y. Chen began hand crafting sailing yachts in Taiwan. Now based in both China and Taiwan, Hampton fortunes have soared on the back of yachts that offer both luxury and durability for customers who seek adventure on the high seas. Since their founding, and a shift in focus towards the production of ocean-going motor yachts, the company has launched over 2000 vessels, and the firm sells their quality yacht to buyers worldwide.
Hampton Yachts emerged out of C.Y. Chen’s passion for sailing, a passion that turned into a business when he began hand-crafting the Formosa model of sailing yachts at a small factory in Taiwan in the mid-60s. A few decades later a decline in the market for sailing yachts prompted a switch in strategy, and Hampton began to manufacture long-haul motor yachts robust enough to weather trans-Oceanic voyages. The shift towards long-distance vessels also required a rethink of the firm’s facilities, and the opening of a new factory in bustling Shanghai, China, to complement their existing facilities in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, was finalized in 1992.
Since the passing of C.Y. Chen the firm has been headed by his son, Jeff Chen, who has held true to his father’s vision of producing the finest long-distance trawler yachts on the market. The opening of North American offices in Seattle and Fort Lauderdale in recent years, and the firm’s close relationship with its customers, who are often seen inspecting works at the factory in Shanghai, have enabled the family-owned Hampton Yachts develop a dedicated and loyal following.
Because Hampton Yachts are entirely self-financed, own their own factory, and retain a staff of over 200 skilled engineers and artisans who do 100% of the building work in-house, they are able to finish all of their yachts to a luxurious and exceptional standard. Head of design Jim Chen and renowned naval architect Howard Apollonio work together with their team to provide three innovative brands: the Hampton, the Regency and the Endurance. These hardy and reliable yachts are built with proprietary split-chine or hybrid hulls to increase typical cruising speeds and reduce erosion, while spray rails and solid Kevlar-reinforced fiberglass construction ensure smooth rides over the waves. A desire for a quality yachting experience is reflected elsewhere in the yachts too, with flybridges moved forward for greater navigational visibility, weather-proof stainless steel external fixtures, collision bulkheads for enhanced safety and ABT stabilizers to reduce unpleasant buoyancy. Interior finishes are just as advanced, ensuring that ocean voyages to the far corners of the globe can be done in style and comfort. Polished teak and makore cherrywood-lined living spaces are designed with smooth edges and a free-flowing appeal, hatch windows are large and openable to bring light and air into living quarters, while amenities such as showers are constructed from seamless fibreglass to provide a sleek yet robust finish. Plenty of storage space, large water and fuel tanks, full kitchens and a number of plush staterooms and cabins mean that Hampton owners can stay at sea for weeks on end.
Hampton’s luxury yachts range in size from 30 to 100 feet in length and are sure to be seen navigating the coastal inlets of British Columbia, hopping between the islands of the Caribbean, or making long-distance voyages across the choppy waters of the Atlantic. Whether you require a sturdy yet lavish yacht to explore high-class marinas in the Med, or want to try out more dedicated long-distance cruising, Hampton is sure to figure high on your list of options.
Hampton Endurance 720
The perfect yacht for opulent, long distance voyages, the Hampton Endurance 720 is a 74-foot-long cruising trawler with a 20 foot beam arranged over 3 levels of sumptuous space. So well-equipped is this yacht that it is the perfect option for coastal cruising with the whole family. Four spacious, cherrywood lined staterooms offer plenty of accommodation, while the main deck salon is large enough to provide a lounge with U-shaped fitted leather sofa, dining area, marble-topped kitchen and entertaining bar. Guests will likely make a beeline to the showpiece sky lounge located on the flybridge adjacent to the helm station, where panoramic windows offer unparalleled raised views across the water. Two Caterpillar C-18 engines power this vessel to top speeds of 20 knots, while fuel efficiency comes in at around a pleasing one gallon per mile at a cruising speed of 8 knots. ABT-Trac stabilizers and a Kevlar reinforced fibreglass hull ensure that this yacht is more than capable of enduring the most challenging of waters, making the Endurance 720 a superb option for yacht owners with a touch of wanderlust.
This open pilothouse cruising yacht of almost 69 feet in length is new for 2021 and is set to be one of Hampton’s most popular brands yet. An ergonomic superstructure and a hull reinforced with three layers of Kevlar give this boat an aerodynamic yet durable feel, while powerful dual Caterpillar engines offer cruising speeds up to 15 knots. A smooth and quiet ride due to ABT digital stabilizers, Seatorque shaft and extensive use of Sound Down insulation, this yacht will offer guests some of the most pleasant voyages of their lives. Passengers can relax in comfortable surrounds such as the three roomy state rooms and free-flowing main deck space, or climb up to the dramatic open sky bridge and helm station to feel the wind rushing at their face.
Hampton Euro 830
A stylish yacht inspired by some of Italy’s most modern designs, the Hampton Euro 830 is perhaps the firm’s most eye-catching model and sure to appeal to the luxury market. Launched in 2017 and designed by J.C. Espinosa, the 83 feet yacht features a sleek aesthetic and increased space for entertaining. Climate controlled interior spaces boast teak fixtures and furnishings, a fully equipped wet bar, Fusion stereo system and lavish sofas. Rear sliding doors lead out to a spacious aft deck with a beach club feel, L-shaped corner seating and an external BBQ grill. An extended bow is fitted with a modular lounge space, making it the perfect place to sunbathe or shoot photos. Despite the opulent feel, this yacht is just as sturdy, durable and reliable as other yachts produced by Hampton, and will stand you in good stead for long-distance voyages, coastal cruising or just day trips out to sea. Performance is similarly impressive, with twin Caterpillar C-18 Acert diesel engines delivering a top speed of 23 knots at half load.
Hampton 67 Regency
A yacht in a more traditional style, the 67 Regency is finished to the highest levels of elegance. The main deck salon features cherry wood walls with custom burl accents and inlays, lightly tinted frameless windows, a Subzero Wine Captain fridge and adjustable mood lighting. Outside spaces include a sheltered aft deck with access to a swimming platform and an open to the skies flybridge with space for tender storage. Powered by Caterpillar 800HP engines, this 66-foot yacht can reach cruising speeds of 15 knots.
How to Buy a Hampton Yacht
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How to Sell Your Hampton Yacht
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