LOA 63' 10"
LWL 57' 8"
BEAM 17' 4"
DRAFT 5' 1"
DISPLACEMENT 74,900 lb. (dry)
90,000 lb. (wet)
BRIDGE CLEARANCE to top of radar 20' 2"
to top of mast 21' 6"
FUEL 1,200 U.S. gal.
WATER 400 U.S. gal.
HOLDING TANK 100 U.S. gal.
GRAY WATER N/A
GENERATOR 23k W Kohler,
15.5k W Kohler
ENGINES 873hp Cat C- 18 (as
tested); 715hp Cummins
QSM 11 (standard)
MAXIMUM SPEED 23–24 knots
CRUISE SPEED 19. 5–20. 5 knots
RANGE AT CRUISE SPEED 1,100nm at 9 knots,
315nm at 16 knots,
265nm at 19. 5 knots
DESIGNER Bottom by Howard
by Hampton Yachts/Anchor
Yachts design team.
BUILDER Hampton Yachts,
BASE PRICE $2,188,800
Hampton Yachts USA
3424 Via Oporto, Ste. 208
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Anchor Yacht Sales
3541 W. State Rd. 84 on Marina Mile
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
passagemaker.com September 2011
The 620’s ground tackle is all business, relying on a
Maxwell electric windlass, 300 feet of 3/8-inch chain,
and a single 50kg stainless-steel anchor. A heavy duty,
highly polished stainless-steel chute with a clamp gate
supports the anchor when stowed. As an indication
of the level of attention paid to critical gear such as
ground tackle, the chute roller is retained by a nylon
locknut and cotter pin. Talk about belt and suspenders.
Lockers on either side of the windlass provide ready
access to the chain. Six large cleats are installed on each
side of the deck, providing a variety of main and spring
line attachment points.
It’s easy for builders to slip into the rob-Peter-to-pay-Paul trap, by impinging on side deck space, or doing
away with it altogether, to make the saloon wider.
Not in this case. The 620’s symmetrical side decks are
generous, measuring between 17 and 22. 5 inches wide
(they are funnel-shaped, getting wider from the deck
up to match the human form factor). Bulwark and
rail heights are also generous, affording crew a strong
sense of security when moving about these decks,
their height ranges from 32. 5 to 36 inches. The rails,
like all of the stainless-steel work aboard the 620,
are gorgeous, highly polished, beefy, and functional.
Engine-room air intakes, which, according to Forest,
are sized for 110 percent of the engine’s and generator’s
needs, are built into the bulwark. This design, as
opposed to installation in the hull topsides, ensures
that air being drawn into the engine compartment is as
free from sea water and spray as possible, and unlikely
though it may be, they incorporate a dorade to drain off
any water that may make its way into the vent. While
this isn’t a unique design, it is functional and welcomed.
Remote shift/throttle and bow/stern thruster
controls are built into compartments located at the
aft end of the house, in the cockpit. This enables the
skipper to expertly back into a tight slip or stern-to
mooring with much greater confidence than working
from the flybridge with a spotter or using a camera.
The hatches for these lockers are indicative of all those
used on weather decks. If I didn’t know better I’d say
they were cast from a solid block of resin—they are
smooth, straight, and fair. High-quality hinges, latches,
and stainless-steel gas shocks make this installation
top flight. Storage lockers just forward of the swim
platform and the hatch-equipped shore power cord
channel, yet another Hampton trademark, use the