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29
Aug

Viking Late Summer Updates

 


Viiing 70 Krazy Salt
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23rd Annual MidAtlantic
Cape May, NJ & Ocean City, Maryland
August 18-22, 2014

Moving day may have been nail biter but when the scales closed, Vikings stayed on top. Dave Anderson held on to the heaviest white marlin in the tournament with an 81 pounder caught aboard hisViking 70 Krazy Salt’sKrazy Salt’s fish landed them the biggest pay check of the event.

 

Larry Hesse’s Viking 70 Goin’ In Deep wheeled a 596 pound blue marlin to the scales to capture the second heaviest of the tournament. Goin’ In Deepalso took third heaviest tuna with a 107 pound fish.
 

Records were set during the tournament including 616 white marlin caught with over 96% released. Of the 30 blue marlin caught, 83% were released.

 


Ice Ice Baby
Viking Yachts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Viking Yachts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The summer heat is still rolling around much of the United States but lots of people have a found a creative way to cool off and make a difference.  By now you have probably heard about the viral sensation ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that has raised over $90 million. 

When Frank Rodriguez and his crew on the Viking 70 Enclosed Bridge Fa La Me challenged us, we had to take them up on it. Everyone knows the Viking 70 and Viking 62 demo crews are known to have a friendly rivalry but looks like the boys are heating it up. Now we challenge you. Are you up for it?

 

Click here for more information on ALS or on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

 


Building A Better Plant

 

Building a better plant at Viking yachts

Viking‘s ongoing improvements to enclose and enjoin our manufacturing buildings is a step closer to reality with the raising of six new 10 ton bridge cranes, each one equipped with a pair of remotely controlled five ton hoists.

 

Because the hoists also can operate independently, it will now be possible to move large molds and modular components both horizontally and longitudinally throughout the building, picking up and dropping off wherever needed to facilitate our build process. This will significantly enhance our overall efficiencies throughout the plant, remaining ever true to Viking co-founder Bill Healey’s mission to build a better boat every day.     

 


 

For more information please visit, www.vikingyachts.com or call us at 609-296-6000.

26
Aug

Experience Magazine – Issue 5 2014

 
 
26
Aug

Just Add Water

 


Viking 75 Motor Yacht                                           Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter 
The New Viking 75 MY

Viking Yachts‘ return to the motor yacht market became another day closer to reality last week when the new 75 Motor Yacht left the building for its proverbial Travelift ride to the launch well.

 

The New Viking 75 MY
Once in the water, Viking‘s Joe Snodgrass took bow and stern waterline measurements to mark for freeboard heights, while the dip in the basin helped establish the location for the waterline striping.

Viking 75 Motor Yacht

While the interior and exterior appointments of the yacht are still being finalized, there is no mistaking the beautiful lines of the Viking 75 Motor Yacht, which will make its world premiere at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 30 – November 3, 2014. For sea trial information, please contact your Viking Yachts dealer.

 


 

For more information please visit, www.vikingyachts.com or call us at 609-296-6000.

 
 
19
Aug

Viking 52 Sport Tower


Helmsmanship                                                          Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter

 

Viking 52 Profile

Experience is the best teacher and nowhere is this more evident than in the development of a boat’s helm. Our new Viking 52 Sport Tower model presents a good example of this critical attention to detail.  She’s set to premiere next month at our 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration and VIP sea trial day, September 9-10, 2014 at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Viking 52 Command Deck

Providing good visibility for the operator is paramount, and this includes the ability to monitor the navigation and fishing electronics. As the rendering shows in this case, our subsidiary Atlantic Marine Electronicsequipped the helm with three 15-inch screens affording the operator with an unobstructed view of the sounder, plotter and radar.  Engine instrumentation is visible on centerline. The raised pod, which houses the electronic equipment is sealed for all weather performance. Another of our subsidiaries, Palm Beach Towers, designed and built the custom tuna tower with a full set of controls and additional electronics for seamless performance when operating the boat from the upper location.

 

For information on attending our 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration and arranging a sea trial aboard the newViking 52 Sport Tower, please contact your Viking dealer.  

 


 

For more information please visit, www.vikingyachts.com or call us at 609-296-6000.

 
 
   
 
 
 
19
Aug

RIVIERA RECOGNISES MARINE INDUSTRY EXCELLENCE AT THE 2014 AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND DEALER AWARDS

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 Riviera CEO Wes Moxey (centre) congratulates the winners of the esteemed...

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Riviera CEO Wes Moxey (centre) congratulates the winners of the esteemed 2014 Australia and New Zealand Dealer Awards.  L-R: Michael Pitman (R Marine South Australia), Paul Harrop (R Marine South Australia), Wes Moxey (CEO), Michael Joyce (R Marine Sydney), and Peter Welch (Riviera’s Dealer Relationship Manager).  Absent: Carl Segreto (R Marine Mandurah).

Good things certainly do come in threes for the team at R Marine South Australia who not only won three esteemed awards at the annual Australia and New Zealand dealer awards, but also won the coveted Overall Dealership of the Year award for the third consecutive year in recognition of their exceptional customer service, innovative owner experience events and dedication to the Riviera and Belize brands.

The 20th annual Australia and New Zealand Dealer Awards were held at a special ceremony at Cockle Bay in Sydney on the eve of the Sydney International Boat Show.  The awards recognise outstanding achievement and marine industry excellence within Riviera’s R Marine dealer network – the largest luxury owner network in the region.

Riviera’s dealer relationship manager Peter Welch said the awards were designed to bring together Riviera’s Australian and New Zealand R Marine dealer network to celebrate their success and recognise exceptional customer care.

“As an Australian manufacturer of luxury boats, I would like to think that our R Marine network sets a benchmark for boat dealerships in Australia and New Zealand and indeed world-wide,” Mr Welch said.

“The dealers are judged on their overall sales success, customer service and owner experience events, as well as their ability to maintain a professional and highly ethical representation of the Riviera and Belize brands.”

R Marine South Australia did exceptionally well this year winning the coveted Overall Dealership of the Year award, the Sales Excellence by a Dealership award (which they won jointly with R Marine Sydney), and dealer principal Paul Harrop won the Sales Excellence by an Individual award.

“We are honoured to have won three awards this year.  R Marine South Australia’s focus has been on giving our Riviera owners, and potential clients, a high standard of service and an ongoing great experience well beyond the initial boat purchase,” Mr Harrop said.

“It is a great work environment here at our Holdfast Shores office in Glenelg, South Australia and I believe our team’s enthusiasm flows on to our amazing owners who have been incredibly supportive over the years and love their Riviera boats.

“It has been a fantastic year for R Marine South Australia and our success wouldn’t be possible without the tremendous support of our families and administration team who truly are the backbone of our business.

“Our team consistently goes the extra mile to ensure complete customer satisfaction and I am proud to be part of such a dedicated team of marine professionals.”

Mr Welch commended the team at R Marine South Australia for their commitment to excellence.

“What really stood out from R Marine South Australia was their relentless passion.  They are committed to the Riviera lifestyle – it is not just a job for the team at R Marine South Australia, they live and breathe boating and this is evident in their strong relationships with their Riviera owners.”

For the first time in the award’s 20-year history, Riviera recognised two dealerships for Sales Excellence, R Marine South Australia and R Marine Sydney.  Mr Welch said both dealerships achieved the highest sales results across the Australia/New Zealand dealer network and deserved to be equally recognised for this achievement.

R Marine Sydney’s dealer principal Michael Joyce commended his team for their positive attitude and continued commitment to the Riviera and Belize brands.

“Our team’s camaraderie is evident in this award and it’s an honour to be recognised for our commitment to caring for Sydney customers,” Mr Joyce said.

The Service Excellence by a Dealership award was presented to one of Riviera’s newest dealers, R Marine Mandurah, located about 72 kilometres south of Perth, who over the past 18 months established a reputation for high quality service within their local boating community.

“We usually give this award to an individual but this year we felt that all of our dealerships had provided exceptional service, and in particular, R Marine Mandurah.  Carl Segreto and his team have done an amazing job in Western Australia since they officially opened in May last year.  We are continually hearing positive feedback and their commitment to service has been the most outstanding in the country,” Mr Welch said.

R Marine Mandurah dealer principal Carl Segreto congratulated his team on their dedication and commitment to servicing Mandurah’s Riviera owners.

“With over 600 Riviera’s in Western Australia there was a real need to open a dealership in Mandurah and I am grateful to all our loyal customers for their ongoing support over the past 18 months.  It was a real honour to be recognised for our service commitment at the annual Dealer Awards and I am proud of my team’s commitment to customer service and in particular, our service technician Mark Cole who does a fantastic job,” Mr Segreto said.

“Our fixed price servicing and ‘no fix, no pay’ guarantee is a great incentive for our customers and they also appreciate our 24/7 phone support and call out service.  It truly is the little things that can make all the difference in customer satisfaction and at R Marine Mandurah, our customer care is our number one priority.”

Riviera’s esteemed Dealer Awards have recognised excellence in sales, owner care and service innovation for the past 20 years and instils Riviera’s commitment to quality as championed by the entire Riviera factory team of over 400 people, the company’s CEO Wes Moxey and owner Rodney Longhurst.  These awards encourage the dealer network team to consistently go above and beyond for their Riviera Family of owners.

Riviera offers 15 different models from 36 to 75 feet across three model series Flybridge, Sport Yacht and the new SUV collection.

In 2012 Riviera celebrated the launch of its 5000th boat, the 445 SUV, a significant achievement in the company’s rich 34-year history.

Riviera also offers the bespoke Belize Motoryachts.  Inspired by classic luxury details and timeless style, Belize Motoryachts has recently released the new 54-foot Sedan and Daybridge models.

5
Aug

Summer’s Fun Four

 

Summer’s Fun Four                                                      Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

Viking‘s prowess at building a model within a model is a mainstay in our efficacy to regularly introduce new members into the Viking family as our popular 42 series so readily demonstrates. The 42 hull is the genesis for the42 Convertible, the 42 Open, the 42 Sport Tower, and the 42 Sport Coupe. Each is powered with fuel efficient Cummins QSC 600 mhp diesels matched to the Zeus pod-drive propulsion system with joy stick controls for rapid response and amazing maneuverability.

Viking 42

There’s no mistaking the modern yet classic style cues of the 42 Convertible, which showcase Viking’s attention to detail flowing from bow to stern. Equally impressive, the inviting salon is reminiscent of its larger siblings.

42 Open

The 42 Open expresses your passion for offshore fishing and cruising with delightful overnight accommodations in its two-stateroom layout with a full galley and salon.

A three-sided fiberglass deckhouse complements your style aboard the 42 Sport Coupe while upping the convenience factor. Easily customized, you can quickly add personal touches for all your boating needs.

42ST

Equipped with a custom tuna tower and overhead rod lockers designed by our subsidiary Palm Beach Towers, the 42 Sport Tower broadens your horizons. Go ahead and take the wheel.

For more information please visit, www.vikingyachts.com or call us at 609-296-6000.

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