Hampton 680 PilothouseBy Capt. Ken Kreisler
Model: 680 Pilothouse
Model Year: 2004
Boat Type: Cruiser
Weight: 78,000 lbs.
Standard Power: 2/800-hp Caterpillar 3406E diesel inboards
Optional Power: 2/1,000-hp Caterpillar C18 diesel inboards
Fuel Capacity: 1,500 gal.
Water Capacity: 400 gal.
port and starboard aircraft-style pilothouse doors
15-hp Sidepower bow thruster
Maxwell VWC 3500 windlass
27-kW Onan genset w/soundshield
Newmar 50-amp battery charger
3-kW Link 200 inverter w/remote panel
oil exchange system
37-inch LCD TV w/Bose Surround Sound system in saloon
15-hp Sidepower stern thruster
electronics package including KVH 4 satellite TV w/receivers and KVH satphone
CCTV system for engine room and aft deck
Panasonic KXTA 624 4-way phones throughout (SAT, cell, landline, intercom, w/auto switching)
Raymarine M1500 GPS/plotter w/monitors on upper and lower stations, RL-80 48 mile open-array radar
two-station ST8001 autopilot, ST-1260 depth, 2/L-760 color digital depthsounders, and 2/VHF radios
Interphase forward-looking sonar
satellite radio system
Wi-Fi computer system w/ wireless keyboard
crew quarters w/separate head and shower
Twin Disc cockpit engine controls
This article originally appeared in the July 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.