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22
Jul

PUERTO BAHIA INTERNATIONAL FISHING OPEN

PUERTO BAHIA OPEN 2

22
Jul

Experience Magazine – Issue 4 2014

18
Jan

Two for one

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Although the Florida Fish For Life Tournament and the Buccaneer Cup Tournament have been partners in the Palm Beach Double Shot for years they are actually two separate tournaments.  Think of it as a tournament within a tournament.  This allows you the option to fish one or both tournaments and the opportunity to win more money. In addition, both events are non-profit. The Florida Fish for Life Tournament donates its proceeds to research and treatment for colon cancer, while the Buc Cup proceeds help to support the Recreational Fishing Alliance. The welcome party kicks off the event at the Buccaneer Restaurant and Bar on Singer Island where generations of legendary big game anglers and captains gathered. After a few great days of fishing, the tournaments wrap with a sumptuous dinner at the Sailfish Club of Florida on the island of Palm Beach, a beautiful waterside facility that is the exclusive home to this club steeped in traditions and history. The event is filling up so click here to register today.

9
Nov

Pictures from the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show 2012

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Here are some of the photos I took on the first two days of the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2012. The weather was kind of tough thanks to hurricane Sandy. But we still managed to have a great show.

Hope you enjoy them.

8
Nov

Bring your sunscreen!

Viking Yacht Company
In the Spotlight
 

Fresh from the excitement and torrential rain endured at the recent Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, we are encouraged that the farmer’s Almanac long range forecast does not call for any precipitation during the upcoming 16th Annual Viking VIP Preview to be held at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida. Admittedly, February 3-4, 2012 is not exactly around the calendar corner, but it’s never too early to plan to attend this popular showcase of new Vikings, along with more than four dozen vendors of popular accessories, marine supplies, electronics, and other valuable services.

Last year over 700 people attended this event and took advantage of seeing the Viking fleet in the water prior to the Miami Boat Show. Sea trials can be arranged through your Viking dealer and invitations will be in the mail shortly. In the meantime, mark your calendar now and get your sunscreen ready.

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

 

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5
Nov

Boat Show Wrap-Up

Viking Yacht Company
In the Spotlight

Despite heavy rains on three of the five days during the recently completed Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, Aquarius the water bearer was nothing more than a minor inconvenience to the crowd that would not be dissuaded from seeing the Viking fleet, an impressive display of 13 boats ranging from 42 to 82 feet. And by the time the rain gave up Monday afternoon, Viking had chalked up 12 sales matching its total from the 2010 Lauderdale show.

Two new models premiered at this year’s edition, the Viking 66 Convertible and the Viking 42 Open. Both boats attracted throngs of people and by the show’s conclusion, two of each model were sold. Activity started early on Thursday with a contract for a Viking 82 Convertible. Two 57 Convertibles and two 50 Convertibles quickly followed suit. By the end of the show a 70 Convertible, a 76 Convertible and a 42 Convertible also would be added to the total. In spite of the weather, more than 3,100 people were registered into the Viking Yachts display, a testament to the company’s more than 47 year history and its commitment to build a better boat every day.

3
Nov

Princess – Luxury and Style at the Miami 2011 Yacht and Brokerage Show

3
Nov

Princess Yachts – High Fashion at the Cannes Boat Show

2
Nov

Viking Yachts @ Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show

Viking Yacht Company
In the Spotlight
 

A perennial favorite at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is the Viking yacht display. This year’s line-up includes 13 new models from 42 to 82 feet and features the world premiere of the Viking 66 Convertible, and the first Fort Lauderdale Boat Show appearance of the Viking 42 Open and the Viking 70 Enclosed Bridge Convertible. The show continues today through Monday, October 31, 2011.

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

30
Oct

Viking 66 @ Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show

It is with great pleasure and pride then that we announce the launch of the Viking 66 Convertible, which premiered at the 2011 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show in October. Sharing the sleek, aggressive stance of its new generation siblings, the profile of Viking 66 Convertible bespeaks power, speed and grace. The yacht’s interior is an expansive display of hand finished teak joinery with beyond custom quality workmanship including natural veneers that reveal warmth of beauty and detail rich in opulence.

In the salon, your senses are delighted with a spacious layout that is both luxurious and practical for tournament campaign living, as well as cruising for a month at a time, or longer. Space is conveniently appropriated for dining, cooking and relaxing with generous accommodations for all. Viking benchmarks abound including a granite-topped island with 360 degree egress, bar stools and under counter refrigeration in the galley opposite a roomy dinette. Aft, an L-shaped sofa with abundant stowage below is strategically placed to enjoy the sights and surround sound details from the 40-inch flat screen television that rises from the teak cabinetry. Special touches include a galley pantry forward with standing headroom, deep-pull-out drawers in the galley, and a day head aft conveniently placed immediately inside the electric opening fiberglass salon door.

Below, four staterooms, each with its own head and fiberglass shower stall teem with restful space with large, comfortable spring mattress berths for comfort and privacy. The master suite with its queen plus size berth flanked with end tables, and his and her maple-lined hanging lockers is particularly inviting. Cleverly designed crew quarters include private access to and from the engineroom. Note, too, that the offset companionway is thoughtfully designed to maximize traffic flow to the staterooms and laundry center, which includes a nearby linen closet.

The flying bridge is a proven tournament design featuring a center console helm with electronic controls, superb visibility, plus amenities that include Murray Products teak ladder back helm seats, port, starboard, and forward lounge seating, refrigeration, and an Atlantic Marine Electronics’ navigation and communication package. Viking’s winning ways on the tournament circuit also are incorporated in the 174 square-foot cockpit with an observation mezzanine protected from wind and spray by the flying bridge overhang, refrigeration and freezer space, tackle and gear stowage, insulated wells for fish and bait, a transom door with lift gate, rounded coamings, under gunwale stowage, and a nonslip fiberglass sole.

The new Viking 66 Convertible also benefits from advanced engineering and construction materials that deliver better performance, increased strength and reduced weight. The hull bottom is vacuumed-bagged end grain balsa skinned with high-tech knitted fiberglass laminates. Composite main engineroom and forward bulkheads also are vacuumed-bagged. The molded fiberglass salon floor/engineroom ceiling is foam cored to provide thermal and acoustical insulation. Interior teak cabinetry doors are cored for weight savings and stiffness.

Mechanically, the Viking 66 Convertible is equipped to live large in the wild. Viking’s proprietary VIPER power-assisted hydraulic steering features programmable independent rudders. At flank speeds the 66 Convertible will turn in two boat lengths with your fingertips on the wheel. The Delta-T engine room ventilation system uses thermostatically controlled supply and discharge fans for proper air circulation and water intrusion suppression. Pneumatically controlled air intake dampeners are integrated with the fire suppression system for added safety. A Moritz Octoplex touch screen power distribution system controls all AC/DC requirements at the salon main panel and at the helm on the flying bridge. Manually operated back-up systems are conveniently located throughout the yacht. When combined with its MTU V16 Series 2000 M91 engines, the new 66 C will provide 40 plus knot performance with horsepower to spare for better efficiencies and longer range than its competitors. Standard power is MAN V12 1550 CRM diesels. Engine packages are custom matched with S-class propellers to enhance performance and efficiencies.

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