Captain Chris Hanson
From Maine by way of Vermont and Rhode Island, I had my first true sailing experience at 19 years old. Aboard a custom Sparkman & Stephens Yawl called Mickey Finn, I journeyed from Lake Champlain, through the canal system, to the Bahamas. I’ve been on the water ever since.
Mickey Finn sailed me straight into the mega-yacht industry of Fort Lauderdale, Eager to grow and learn, I joined the crew aboard a 143-foot luxury yacht. Life then took off at 20+ knots aboard a Formula 40 catamaran. I spent the next 10 years between the Virgin Islands and Antigua, racing and maintaining high performance catamarans and monohulls.
Life in the yachting industry is unlike any other. The people you meet, the places you go and the weather you experience broadens one’s horizons in a blissful way. Over the years I have sailed over 30,000 miles along the East Coast of North America, across the Atlantic and the Pacific, and around the beautiful Caribbean.
In 2010, two dear friends introduced me to Sag Harbor, New York. The people I have been fortunate to meet here are masters of their craft. They opened the door and allowed my experience and expertise in the industry to become what Boat Hampton is today. Looking after the finest vessels in yachting is humbling and I could not be more thankful. Today, Sag Harbor is my home, and the people here are my family.