February 18, 2014

New Model: Hampton 640 Endurance

Built in China but originally founded in Taiwan, Hampton yachts is an interesting boat builder. In recent years it introduced the Endurance line an American looking inspired yacht with the help from famous hull architect Howard Apollonio.  For this line Apollonio improved on his Split chines design and created the Hampton Hybrid Hull. This underwater shape improves hull speed before the planning hump, also possible thanks to the very central of gravity in the Hampton models. The Hampton 640 Endurance offers a traditional style accommodation layout for this size of yacht with a living on the main deck in a split level area, and three double cabins located below. Owners cabin is a full beam amidships, while the VIP cabin to fore and guest double to port side share a shower head located to starboard. The 640 Endurance also features a sky-lounge option for the lower deck which replaces the inside lower helm station for a larger dinette. Power is twin Cat 705hp engines with line shaft propulsion.       
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.66 m (64ft)
Hull Length - 19.53 m
Waterline Length - 18.19 m
Beam - 5.36 m
Draft - 1.52 m
Displacement - 43000 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 5678 l
Water Capacity - 1136 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C-12 705hp
Propulsion - line shafts
Speed - 12 knots cruise, 20 knots max
Construction - hand laid solid fiberglass, with five coats of Vinilester resin, Knytex and Cymax mats, Kevlar in chines and forward collision area
Project - Howard Apollonio

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