Hampton Yachts are synonymous with the cruising lifestyle as they have been leaders in building pilothouse motor yachts for decades. Strong, durable, and built to the highest construction standards, Hampton Yachts are not only capable, but preferred for cruising long distances for weeks at a time. Thanks to the fully fiberglass hull, Hampton Yachts eliminate any concern over the thru-hull fittings which are used in other boats with cored hulls. The Hampton hulls also utilize what's called a "split-chine" design that draws the best advantages of displacement and planning hulls.
Seattle Yachts is proud to be the official dealer for both Hampton Yachts and Endurance Yachts on the East Coast. Our team has years of experience helping clients purchase the right new Hampton Yacht or listing and selling their existing one. If you have any questions about Hampton Yacht, our Seattle Yachts Fort Lauderdale team can be reached at (954) 797-0030 or just come by our office right on 17th Street.
Fifty-plus years of world-class design and construction
Founded more than 50 years ago by C.Y. Chen, Hampton Yachts has built and delivered more than 2,000 luxurious yet rugged ocean-going yachts. Today, under the managing direction of Jeff Chen, C.Y. Chen’s son, the company continues to produce two full lines of vessels, Hampton and Endurance, from 61’ to 83’, with several models currently in development for 2020 delivery to 92’ LOA.
While Hampton Yachts’ history began in Taiwan, the company’s success today, is very much a contemporary international story. Since its inception, Hampton Yachts has maintained a worldwide reputation for high quality design and construction, as well as for world-class fit and finish. Most of the earlier Hampton motor yachts were designed in-house by Jim Chen. He was eventually joined by renown naval architect, Howard Apollonio and award-wining superyacht designer and stylist, Juan Carlos Espinosa. This core design team keeps Hampton at the forefront of contemporary motor yacht development and styling.
Hampton yachts are not rushed through design and production but rather are painstakingly developed to deliver maximum seakeeping capabilities for their type and size. This approach has yielded features such as Hampton’s trademark split-chine system which produces a dry and comfortable ride in a seaway. Which means you won’t find spray drenching the flybridge of a Hampton as soon as the sea kicks up into a two-foot chop.
It also means that you’ll find design sophistication in the new Endurance hybrid hull that represents an advanced evolution by eliminating the forward part of the chine to create a “soft chine” forebody. This form yields maximum efficiency and fuel economy at below-planing speeds. At the same time, the hull’s aft chines and her straight buttocks lines minimize squat as she approaches and transitions to semi-planing mode. The result is a hull with performance at below-planing speeds and which equals or exceeds the fuel economy of most full-displacement hulls, while retaining the ability to reach, on demand, speeds well into the semi-displacement range.
Performance plus luxury
Notwithstanding the advanced technical features of Hampton and Endurance yachts, the company’s design team does not ignore the matter of creature comfort. The team consistently expends special efforts to ensure that Hampton and Endurance yachts deliver a level of luxury for their size and type, second to none on the production and semi-custom world market.
At Hampton, fine hardwoods and hardwood veneers are blended by deft, award-winning design with high-quality fabrics to produce luxurious, yet eminently usable and durable interiors. Every item of trim and equipment is evaluated for delivering maximum value per unit of cost. All with the yacht’s “mission” kept firmly at the forefront of selection and decision-making.
Moreover, only the best and most reliable fittings and items of equipment make the outfitting list - items like ABT-Trac Zero-Speed stabilizers, SeaTorque propeller shafting systems, and Northern Lights auxiliary power generating systems.
Although most Hampton-built yachts will spend their time cruising alongshore and island hopping, every Hampton and Endurance yacht is designed and built to make open water passages in comfort and safety. The Hampton line is based on a family of hulls that are more in line with planing forms, while the Endurance line hulls display softer chines for maximized performance in the upper displacement to semi-displacement speed range. The designs in the Endurance line also emphasize increased fuel capacity and longer range, albeit at somewhat lower speeds.
Quality at Hampton Yachts is more than skin deep. Hampton builds exclusively to American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) standards for construction, electrical, piping, and equipment selection and installation. Hampton yachts are also engineered and built to meet or exceed the Weather Criterion Stability Standard of the US Coast Guard for licensed passenger vessels in exposed waters service (Subchapter S CFR 46 Part 170.170), which has proven itself over many decades in ensuring passenger safety.
All Hampton and Endurance yachts are incline tested during a final test launch before heading off to be delivered to their owner, to assure that, as built, they exceed stability standards for both light and fully loaded conditions.
All Hampton yachts are built 100% in the company’s own factory facilities, where attention and dedication to high quality and the exercise of craftsmanship are absolute core values. Hampton employs more than 200 skilled men and women, including electrical and mechanical engineers, naval architects, FRP laminators, rough and finish carpenters, welders and pipefitters, and journeymen general ship fitters. Just as important, a high percentage of these highly skilled workers have logged more than 20 years’ experience in the boat and yacht building industry.
This high level of skill and experience on Hampton’s shop floors is evident in all aspects of the company’s yachts, from their basic structural details to their luxurious fit and finish - all world class by anyone’s standards.
Building first-quality yachts involves a lot more than just the manufacturing process itself. Being able to assemble and manage a strong chain of supply for the myriad of materials, fittings, and items of equipment required is also a large part of achieving high quality and value. And it is in this area where Hampton Yachts also excels.
Having a strong foothold in Kaohsiung, as well as in Shanghai, is key. Kaohsiung is a mega-center for auxiliary manufacturing of precisely the kind needed to support world-class yacht building. Highly skilled, computer-driven custom and short-run fabrication of impeccably polished stainless steel fittings - from railings, portlights, and bollards to massive pantograph-type pilothouse door hinges that are works of art in themselves - whatever is needed in the course of building a top quality yacht is available in and around Kaohsiung.
Currently, Hampton operates production lines in Shanghai, China and Kaohsiung, Taiwan, making the company one of the largest, most well-established yacht building yards in Asia. Privately owned and financially stable, with an active order book, Hampton Yachts has the ability to invest in it’s future which, in turn, means investing in the production of a top-quality at competitive pricing.
For more information and to talk about your Hampton yacht, contact us today.