Many of the best products come from passionate visionaries. The founder of Hampton Yachts, C.Y Chen was an avid lover of the ocean, who originally applied this passion to building sailboats by hand. Eventually, this gave way to building motor yachts and the company we know today was born. At Hampton, they are committed to building superior vessels, using the latest technology and many decades of experience to push the envelope in yacht design.
Over 2,000 hulls have been launched since 1965, and the company is well outfitted to continue their superior work into the future. Jeff Chen is the next generation, acting as the Managing Director of Hampton and following in his father's footsteps to produce the yachts of the future. Flagship brands for the company are the Endurance long-range cruisers and the Hampton coastal pilothouse. The manufacturing facility in Taiwan employs over 200 workers, from designers to naval architects, and many of them have over 20 years of experience with the company. Hull design is the most important feature of any boat, and the hulls continue to be improved, taking into account balance, strength, speed, and even water spray.
Hampton builds three lines, the Hampton, Hampton Euro, and Endurance series that range in size from 59’ to 83’, and there are nine different models to choose from. Innovation begins on even their smallest model, the Hampton 590 which is the only yacht in its class with a full-beam master stateroom. As with all models, due to the in-house manufacturing, many aspects of the design can be customized, from the materials used onboard to the layouts and floor plans. A new owner can take part in an extensive training program that covers docking, maneuvering in tight quarters and handling moorings. Owners worldwide have raved about each yacht’s handling and amenities.
Not ignoring performance and style, the luxury Hampton Euro is styled in European aesthetics that you’d expect to find in a 5-star resort. The Euro comes in at 83’ and showcases 4 + 2 staterooms and a spacious salon for entertainment. The Endurance line is easily captained by the owner, and dependent upon the size can sleep from 6 to 8 guests. With its generous storage and open views, it makes those long trips even more enjoyable. Finally, the Hampton line comes in a model range of 61’ to 70’ and incorporate an open or enclosed pilothouse.
Whatever model fits your taste, Hampton Yachts is dedicated to providing the best on-water experience possible. They are an industry trendsetter and continue to raise the bar for the luxury motor yacht market.