Towards the end of last summer, Hampton Luxury Liner, which was based in Bohemia, and its sister company, Classic Coach
, swiftly shut down its services after a court-appointed bankruptcy trustee ordered the companies to cease operations.
In November of 2016, M&V Limousines Ltd., a limo and bus company that was founded in 1993, acquired the companies at an auction for $60,000. M&V's ownership covers client lists, computers, rights to the software, and some additional hardware.
M&V Limousines President & CEO Mark Vigliante. (Courtesy Photo)
"We knew we had the vehicles that could service this clientele," M&V Limousines President & CEO Mark Vigliante explained. "We are now sorting through everything and will have a whole campaign to reach these clients and let them know that we are here to help them with all of their coach bus transportation needs. I expect it to be a great success."
You can expect to start seeing those Hampton Luxury Liner buses back on Montauk Highway soon. "We have plans to re-launch the Hampton Luxury Liner serving New York City
to the Hamptons in spring 2017," Vigliante shared. "It will be a mix of luxury and affordability for Hamptons-bound New York City folks."
Manhattan stops will include 40th Street, 47th Street, 59th Street, 70th Street and 86th Street, while in the Hamptons, riders can choose to be picked up or dropped off in Southampton, Water Mill, Bridgehampton, Wainscott, East Hampton and Amagansett.
In addition to the Hamptons/Manhattan offerings, M&V plans to offer convenient weekend tours from Manhattan to Long Island wineries, as well as brewery tours.
M&V is in the process of reaching out to Classic Coach clients to inform them about the changes. "We are making calls to let them know M&V is here to serve them with new buses that include Wi-Fi, outlets, restrooms, DVD and all the amenities that should be in a coach bus in the year 2017," he said. "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."
The company, which has locations in New Hyde
Park, Commack and New York City, and is the official bus company of the Long Island Ducks, also recently acquired Lancelot Limos.
"We saw it as a strategic move to put us deep into Nassau County and to have a location where people can come to book their weddings and special events there," Vigliante added. "We now have a showcase there every Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m."
For more information about the Hampton Luxury Liner, call 631-537-5800 or visit hamptonluxuryliner.com.
Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com