The Endurance 680
built by the Hampton Yacht’s Shipyard is uniquely designed and constructed to
meet the needs of the cruising family who desires extended range and economical
operation but, wishes to have the ability to pop-up, on plane and cruise at 17
knots to get out of the weather or otherwise cover ground more quickly. Noted
naval architect, Howard Apollonio, designed the “Hybrid Hull” to do just that. Providing
exceptional stability while cruising at 9.5 – 11.0 knots for range or at 17
knots when trying to cover ground, the Endurance line of quality built yachts
by Hampton is the only yacht in this class to truly achieve this ability.
If you’re looking for a proper yacht upon which to mount a
couple of Kayaks, some motor bikes and provisions and escape together with your
family and friends the madness of life on land and to some peaceful, beautiful
out-of-the-way destination then, the Endurance
680 was made for you.
Safety and security is provided by a hull, built of solid,
hand-laid up fiberglass and featuring 2-3 layers of Kevlar built into the
lay-up. Vinylester resin is used for the first 3 layers of the lay-up and the
result is a hull and yacht of great strength. Covered walk-around side-decks
with high protective bulwarks, aft docking stations and “Yacht Controller” help
to make management of the yacht while docking or anchoring easily managed either
with, or without crew.
“My Girl” is flawless! This, is not an overstatement of the
yacht’s condition. It is indeed rare to find a yacht whether new or used that
is in the exceptional condition of this Endurance 680 LRC.
(Please see main-deck
layout following in this listing)
Click on this link to connect to a virtual tour of "My Girl".
Starting on the Aft-Deck,
a set of two (2) stairways lead aft and down on port and starboard sides to the
FRP swim platform which is molded into the hull. A large varnished 32” wide oval
hard-wood table with compass rose inlay is mounted just in front of a newly
cushioned bench seat and is perfect for casually dining 6 persons. A set of
easily managed stairs lead up from the covered aft-deck to the boat-deck above
and/or wide, covered side-decks lead forward to the Portuguese bridge and
forward from there out onto the fore-deck. A day-head forward on the aft-deck
and on the starboard side enables one to avoid tracking sand and seawater
through the yacht when returning from adventures ashore. A flip-down 22” TV
built into the overhead is one of eight (8) aboard the vessel.
Entering the spacious Main
Saloon through sliding tempered glass and stainless steel double doors, a
custom made “L-shaped” sectional sofa with built-in storage under and a
high/low coffee table is immediately to starboard with two (2) swiveling
occasional matching chairs on either side of a TV cabinet across on the
portside. This cabinet houses a 40” LED TV and the whole of the saloon was
masterfully built of makore (cherry) wood which has been finished to a high
gloss. Burled redwood inlayed counter and table-tops also show off the superior
craftsmanship of this experienced builder. The sole is plushly carpeted and
this area comfortably seats eight (8). A dry-bar with wine cooler is forward in
the saloon on the portside and access to the crew quarters and engine-room is
down a stairway aft and on the portside of the saloon. A Bose Surroundsound
stereo system with sub-woofer provides a great audio experience when used
either in conjunction with the TV or stereo’s components. Blinds are by Hunter
Forward from the saloon and up two steps the large Galley is to starboard and a stairway
on the portside leads up to the covered fly-bridge deck and helm station.
Forward of the galley is a large dinette which seats six (6) and this “country
galley” is one of many sociable areas from which to enjoy the yacht. Water-tight
side doors to port and starboard allow access out to side-decks and/or a wide
set of easy sloping stairs leads forward and down from the galley/dinette area
and to the Owner/Guest’s accommodations. These stairs end at an elegantly
decorated foyer with an inlaid marble compass rose built into the sole. The Guest Accommodations for four (4) in
two (2) staterooms with a shared head and shower are forward and the Master’s Stateroom with head en-suite
is aft. The VIP Guest’s Stateroom is
all the way forward and features an Island Queen Size bed on the
center-line, private entrance to the Guest’s
head/shower, cedar-lined hanging locker and drawer clothing storage. Additional
features include a 20” flat screen TV, Pioneer AM/FM/stereo DVD/CD player,
overhead skylight with screen and blackout shade, reading lamps and LED
overhead lights with dimmers. The second
guest’s stateroom following aft and on portside, features side-by-side twin
berths, cedar-lined hanging locker, drawer clothing storage, AM/FM/DVD/CD
player and a 20” flat-screen TV. There is a cedar lined hanging locker and
plenty of drawers under the bed for clothing storage. A 20” LCD flat-screen TV
and Pioneer AM/FM stereo DVD/CD player provide entertainment. Aft of the
guest’s accommodations, down a companionway and past a locker inside which the
stacked Bosch clothes washer and dryer are contained you enter the
spacious Owner’s Stateroom. This
area spans the full width of the yacht’s beam measurement (18’ 10”) and so
provides great storage and space. Built in aft of the King-size bed’s mirrored headboard
is the head on the starboard side with his & hers sinks and a large shower.
On the port-side there is a cedar-lined, walk-in dressing room with full length
mirror. A bureau is to starboard in this room with a desk with built-in vanity
across to port side. Additional clothing storage is available in three (3)
large cedar-lined hanging lockers and 25 drawers. An upgraded sound system by
Fusion has been added here and there is also a 30” Sharp LED flat-screen HDTV.
Crew Quarters are
aft of the Engine room and may be accessed either from a private entrance in from
the swim platform or from the stairs leading down from the saloon. These large
and comfortable quarters consist of a stateroom with over/under single bunk
berths (2), drawers and a hanging locker for clothing storage, reading lamps
above each berth, AM/FM/DVD/CD player and a Sharp 13” flat screen TV. The water
closet and shower which are separate are just aft of the stateroom. A G.E. microwave
oven and under counter mounted Norcold refrigerator with freezer compartment
and a sink round out the accommodations for the crew quarters.
Fly-bridge Deck is
where the centerline helm station and the yacht’s command center is found. This
area is covered by a fiberglass hard-top overhead and by hard, tempered glass
semi-enclosure fore and aft. Three windshield wipers ensure good visibility in
wet weather and electric blinds open to allow or, close off the penetration of
daylight into the bridge area. The side curtains are eisenglas and slide open
to allow in fresh sea breezes when desired. This area, when closed up is well
sealed and 45,000 BTU’s of air-conditioning and three (3) air handlers keep
this “room” cold even in the “Dog Days of Summer”. Two leather pedestal mounted
adjustable helm chairs are mounted to the deck just aft of the helm console and
a large dinette and “L-shaped” bench seating for six (6) makes certain that the
helmsperson and navigator may have plenty of company when underway. A Fusion
Stereo system w/ AM/FM/Bluetooth capability and upgraded speakers provide great
sound and a 30” flip-down flat screen TV provides for your viewing pleasure. Aft
of the fly-bridge and through a door is the very large, fiberglass boat-deck. Here, a davit rated for 1800
Lbs. lift capacity is ready to launch or load the 13’ AB RIB Tender (2013) off
of either the stern or the starboard side. A 6-person life raft is mounted on
deck and a cabinet with an LPG barbeque, sink and U-Line refrigerator w/
ice-maker housed inside is built into the forward portion of this area.
The fore-deck is
accessed through a door in the Portuguese bridge. Cushioned bench seats for two
(2) persons on each seat are on either side of this door and provide
comfortable seating from which to enjoy the “out-of-doors”. A double windlass
is mounted on deck forward to manage the ground tackle which consist of dual
anchors mounted on anchor rollers in the bow pulpit and chain rode’s.
The Engine Room
is air-conditioned, “walk-in” and features full, standing headroom. Two
generators positioned aft are housed inside hush boxes and fuel tanks (3) with
sight gauges are situated all the way forward in the engine room. Stabilizers
are easily accessed as is the chilled-water air-conditioning compressors,
redundant cooling water and circulation pumps and the watermaker in this area.
Engine Room & Mechanical Equipment
T – Caterpillar “D” rated C-18 (873 HP Ea.) diesel main
engines w/ Cat electronic engine controls and underwater exhaust and low RPM
bypass to transom.
Major preventative main engine service performed by Caterpillar dealer, Alban Tractor Co, Inc - Annapolis, MD. at 750 hours on 10/2016. Incl. removal of valve covers, cylinder heads, injectors, after coolers, heat exchangers, Etc. for inspection, replacement of gaskets/bolts torqued and sea-trialed.
Engine oils changed every 100 hours.
Caterpillar engine instrumentation.
Racor dual 1000 FG primary fuel filters for each main engine
Engine room is immaculate, insulated with “Sound Down” to minimize noise
transmission and is air-conditioned
3” Aquamet #22 S/S propeller shafts w/ Tides Marine dripless
packing glands and spare seals. 4-bladed Props.
Spare set of ZF 4-bladed Nibral props (not on board)
Stainless steel rudders and rudderposts
Bow & Stern Thrusters 33 HP Ea. – Hydraulic, Wesmar
Wesmar 3 term stabilizers w/ 9 Sq. Ft fins.
4 Function Dual Band Yacht
Controller wireless yacht control system for Glendinning CAN-BUS dual main
engine shift, bow and stern thrusters.
Chilled-water, reverse cycle
air-conditioning system (6 tons) with back-up raw water pump with valves
installed and a back-up circulation pump.
Diamond plate E R sole
Oil changing system – Electric for engines, gens and gears.
2 – 20 gallon hot water heaters
Headhunter 120V freshwater pump w/ Headhunter 24V backup
FRP fuel tanks (fuel grade) and
FRP water tanks (food grade) and
Redundant pumps for hydraulic
power steering pumps off each main engine.
Sea-Fire 1300M manual and FM200
fixed fire suppression system
Electronics (Command Bridge)
Monitors (2) were updated in 2015 to Garmin model 8215’s
(15” touch-screens) w/ remote joystick operation mounted in console and display
GPS/Chart Plotter/AIS, radar, sonar on split screens
Radar 1 – Garmin w/ 72 Mi range with A.I.S.
Radar 2 – Garmin w/ 48 Mi range
Auto-Pilot – Simrad AP28
VHF Radios (2) – Garmin GHS 10
Video monitors with closed circuit cameras in engine room
(2) and one wide-angle on aft-deck
Digital depthsounder, knot meter & log.
Chronometer & Barometer by Weems & Plath
Trim Tabs controls - Hynautic
Wema tank fill level indicators
Granite counter top with double under-mounted stainless
steel sink, garbage disposal and single lever faucet, granite sole, GE
appliances include full-size refrigerator/freezer, 4 burner electric cook-top,
oven, microwave oven, trash compactor and dishwasher. Two bar-stools for
service counter interaction with the cook and a retractable 32” LED TV round
out the features of this useable yet sociable area.
Davit – 1800 Lbs. UMT with power lift and rotation
Life raft – Winslow 6 person, deck mounted in canister
13DLX AB R.I.B.
Tender (2013) w/ 60 HP Yamaha OB motor and center console. (Incl. Ray
Marine depth finder, custom cover, lift harness and deck chocks installed)
Windlass dual hydraulic – Maxwell 3500 with foot switch
Docking stations (2), port & starboard on aft-deck
Ground tackle – 110 # Bruce anchor w/ 275’ of chain and 1 –
100 # Plow anchor w/ 275’ chain.
Deck wash-down on forward and aft decks.
Dockside pressure water connection.
Stainless steel swim ladder on swim platform
Hot & cold water freshwater shower on aft-deck.
Air horn – dual trumpet, ACR searchlight
Marquipt “Tide-Ride” 6 stepped Boarding Stairs w/ hand-rails
Dual anchor rollers in bow pulpit
Additional Ship's Equipment
"Yacht Protector" System installed during the fall, 2016. Smart, wireless yacht remote monitoring system provides critical yacht information to the owner's mobile device or a computer with internet connection.
Spare set of ZF Props (40” x 36.5” pitch) in shipping crate
Clothes Washer & Dryer – Bosch
Hose Master – Glendinning electric hose reel retrieval
Watermaker – Sea Recovery SRA14C7000-1
KVH Sat. TV antenna w/ Direct TV to 7 receivers
Wine bottle cooler/chiller in saloon
Tecma marine toilets used in all 4 heads
Grohe showerheads and faucets used throughout
Central vacuum cleaning system
Electrical Systems & Equipment
Generator #1 – Kohler 23 KW/60 HZ w/ sound shield (508 hours
as of Dec 2017)
Generator #2 – Kohler 15.5 KW/60 HZ generator w/ sound
shield (648 hours as of Dec 2017)
2 – Glendinning Cablemaster shore power reels w/ 75’ 100 Amp
2 – Shore Power isolation transformers with ISO Boost
LED lighting with dimmer controls throughout
50 Amp Charles 24V charger
30 Amp, 12V charger
Inverter 4 KW
8 – 115 Amp AGM marine batteries for house system
2 – 200 Amp AGM marine batteries per engine for starting
2 – 120 Amp Hvy duty marine battery per each generator for
AC/DC breaker/distribution panel with color coded wiring
LED lighting throughout.
2000 gallon fuel capacity: Theoretical Max cruising range
estimate = 1800 + NMI.
At 1100 RPM the yacht cruises at 9.5 knots and uses 10.5 GPH
At 1500 RPM, the yacht cruises at 11 knots/hour and uses 15
– 18 GPH/engine
At 2050 RPM, the yacht cruises at 15 knots/hour and uses
At 2200 RPM, the yacht achieves a top speed of 19.5
knots/hour using 45 GPH/engine.
*Estimated with one generator running - wind and current
will effect this calculation.
The second owners of Endurance 68-12 are most meticulous
people. They’re experienced and knowledgeable yacht owners who’ve owned “My
Girl” since 2013. Detailed logs have been maintained of all maintenance as has
a running series of annual lab results of analysis of the engine oils. The
yacht has been nicely updated during their term of ownership.
Hampton Yacht’s determination to create a self-sufficient,
extended range, live aboard cruiser have come to fruition in the Endurance 680. Redundant systems
such as for the power steering, freshwater delivery and air-conditioning
ensures that a trip or cruise won’t have to be cancelled or terminated early
should one of these vital systems fail. Minimal maintenance requirements
are achieved due to the lack of wood or aluminum being used in the construction
of the yacht’s exterior. Only S/S and fiberglass to maintain ensures that more
time for pleasure and less time for work is the reward for ownership of an Endurance
yacht by Hampton Shipyards.
If, you are looking forward to exploring the coastline and
islands of the world and want to do so in comfort, safety and immersed in
elegance then, the Endurance 680 LRC. by Hampton Yachts is your best choice in
Inclusions (not on board)
Mattress for lower crew's berth
Second Bar Stool for crew area
Framed art of Chesapeake Bay in Saloon