Hampton Luxury Liner Makes a ComebackPosted On: 05/22/2017
Hampton Luxury Liner is coming back. M&V Limousines Ltd., which has locations in New Hyde Park, Commack, and New York City, has acquired Classic Coach and Lancelot Limos.
Classic Coach, which purchased Hampton Luxury Liner in 2011, filed for bankruptcy last year, and its property was put up for bid in September. M&V, which has been in business for 24 years, acquired the company’s client lists, computer hardware and rights to the software, and gained all the rights to its trademarks, according to Mark Vigliante, M&V’s president and chief executive officer.
“We have plans to relaunch the Hampton Luxury Liner serving New York City to the Hamptons in spring 2017. It will be a mix of luxury and affordability for Hamptons-bound New York City folks,” he said in a press release.
Mr. Vigliante said by phone this week that the company plans to run buses every day from Manhattan to the South Fork, with more runs during peak times, like Fridays and Sundays. He said Hampton Luxury Liner did not previously stop in Montauk, but now he wants to add it to the route.
“We plan on doing a 50-passenger bus model with good Wi-Fi and outlets at every seat, nice comfortable leather seats,” he said, adding that the coach buses will be Mercedes-Benz Setras.
“I expect this to really expand our coach bus reach for schools, sports teams, tour companies, etc. There is a big need for safe and quality coach bus transportation.”
M&V Limousines now has 70 vehicles in its fleet.
In its purchase of Lancelot Limos, the company added three antique cars, two party buses, a Bentley Flying Spur, and two limos, according to Mr. Vigliante. A trolley bus purchased at auction from Classic Coach has already been put to use in a holiday lights tour.