Our boat test of the Hampton 650. The Hampton 650 Pilothouse is smooth, quiet, and comfortable. But it's not all about performance. Contemporary design and decor? It has that too.
Jeff Chen of Hampton Yacht, innovator improving the boating experience.
The Hampton Endurance 686 debut at the 2015 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Power & Motoryacht's first look at the Hampton H830.
You may be surprised by what Hampton did with its new H830. Suffice to say, this big, beautiful boat is a bit of a departure for the builder. See what we mean here.
Power & Motoryacht's first look at the Hampton Endurance E640
Hampton’s new Endurance E640 is a rangy, roomy yacht that will stoke your desire to explore.
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Hampton Endurance 720.
Hampton has long built solid, sturdy, seaworthy cruisers with tons of range. The all-new Endurance 720 is no departure from her predecessors as we found out during a recent test. To see what we found out about his about this well-equipped long-range cruiser, read here.
Hampton’s 650 Endurance is now a turnkey yacht.
When a boatbuilder tells you he has revamped a boat, you’re wise to be a little skeptical. And when you show up and the “new” boat looks pretty much like the old one, you have reason for outright suspicion.
That’s exactly how I felt when I saw Hampton Yachts’ 650 Endurance in August. Hampton CEO Jeff
I’m crankin’ up this test report with somethingthat’s gonna sound a little strange, at least at first.My sea trial of Hampton Yacht’s Endurance 650LRC (Long Range Cruiser) took place in two,totally different, geographically discrete installments.The first occurred on Lake Washingtonon a cool Seattle afternoon and the second on theIntracoastal Waterway on a steamy morning inDestin,
I never got the chance to talk to Lane Scelzi, owner of All Wet, the Hampton 580 Pilothouse I tested in early November, but I wish I had. I'd love to have heard him tell me why, among all the many motoryacht candidates in this size range, foreign and domestic, he picked this boat. But even without talking to him, I think I can figure out the reason. There's a war going on in the 50- to
Taking Hampton Yachts in a new direction, the Endurance 700 is a bit of a hybrid, combining the virtues of a full-displacement passagemaker and a semidisplacement motoryacht. With her Portuguese bridge and canted windshield protected by a generous brow, she has the bulldog-tough look of a serious expedition
She’s part long-range cruiser, part yacht, and part sportfisherman. And although the Hampton 740 is part of the Shanghai, China-based boatbuilder’s Pilothouse line, she’s a true yachtfisherman.
Like so many industries these days, yacht building in China has entered a new era. While cheap labor and beneficial exchange rates have kept prices low, quality has improved markedly over the past decade as experienced Taiwanese builders have shifted many of their operations to the mainland. Typical of this trend is Hampton Yachts, established along the outskirts of Shanghai in 1992 and built on
Hold on to your grabrails, friends, this could have been the boat test from hell.
It began back in March as I boarded the Hampton 680 Pilothouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to help deliver her to the upcoming Palm Beach Boat Show; about 46 miles as the crow flies. As we are sometimes limited with time aboard due to dealer or owner commitments—leaving the dock at 1 p.m. and absolutely
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