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Last Post Aug 24, 2020 06:00 PM by Finn Leth. 2 Replies.
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Finn LethUser is Offline
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Aug 24, 2020 10:42 AM
    Is there any specific reason for the low representation of Hampton yachts in Europe 
    I an very interested in new Endurance 590 but I am a bit concerned as it doesn't looks like there is any Hamptons at all in this part of the world
    This makes me to look at a Fleming 58 instead even though (al least on paper) the new Hampton E590  looks the part and probably would be a perfect fit for my dreams
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    Aug 24, 2020 05:31 PM
    Hi Finn: 
     
    I have definitely seen a few Hamptons on Yachtworld that were located in Europe.  (I own a 658, which the 590 will be very similar, just scaled down a bit). I wouldn't let the fact that there aren't that many in Europe sway me to a Fleming 58. I have been around Flemings for a long time, and before I found the Hampton thought I would end up with a 658. 
     
    The Hampton Endurance is a lot more boat, and for less money if that makes a difference. It's just more modern in every way. Go into each engine room and tell me what you think. If you are young, it may not make the much of a difference. But older, it's huge. To get into the Fleming ER you have to open a hatch in the cockpit and then clime down a crappy little ladder, stoop over until you get through the ER door.  With the Hampton, you walk down a nice set of interior stairs into standing height Laz and then into ER.
     
    The Flemings are well built, well regarded. They deserve the recognition they get. Hamptons are not as well known but usability wise, I feel quite superior, and at the same quality level.
     
    Like Fleming, Hampton uses all top quality components (many of them the same, actually). So if you need work on engines, transmissions, Sea Torque, pumps, stabilizers, generators, these are generally the same.
     
    I'd pick the best boat in my price range for how I intend to use it, and what is comfortable and safe for us.
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    Aug 24, 2020 06:00 PM
    Thanks for your input, In Yachtworld  there is at the moment one Hampton a 1998 Hampton ketch for sale in Norway ,which is not really what I am looking for, with all the remaining (27) being in the US and Canada and one in Caribbean. I have been looking for some time now and still nothing
     
    I do agree with your comments about ER and the kind of outdated design on the Fleming, but there is quite a few for sale in this part of the world
     
    I am just wondering why there is such a low representation of such a beautiful design like all Hamptons are 
     
    I would like to be able to visit a Hampton in person to get a feel of the quality of these yachts hence looking on the used market 

     

     

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