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2
Sep

Making Waves


Color Me Stars and Stripes Blue                                
 

Colored hulls have become a popular request for Viking owners looking to add truly unique and personal touches, as this Viking 66 Enclosed Bridge Convertible in Stars and Stripes Blue so aptly demonstrates. But a peek inside reveals that the beauty goes beyond skin deep. 

Picture yourself relaxing after a perfect day on the water in the tastefully appointed salon.

In addition to a flying bridge ladder on the mezzanine deck in the 174 square-foot cockpit, the interior staircase provides all weather access to the enclosed bridge.


The master stateroom is spacious with attention-to-detail everywhere you look, including twin maple-lined hanging lockers, a credenza, the en suite head and teak joinery throughout.

Guests fare nicely in three additional staterooms, like the forward cabin (left) with a walk-around queen berth, and a private crew stateroom (right) with access from the engine room. See this enticing Viking 66 Enclosed Bridge Convertible, one of 15 new models on display at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center, October 30-November 3, 2014.


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

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

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


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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.

 
 
   
 
 
 
5
Aug

Summer’s Fun Four

 

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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.

26
Jul

Breaking News from Viking Yachts

 

Triple Twice!                                                                  Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter  

Frank Rodriguez, and his outstanding crew on his Viking 70 Enclosed Bridge Fa La Me, made history this month when he won the Bermuda Triple Crown for the second time! Fa La Me is the first boat to ever win this prestigious accomplishment twice. Comprised of a series of three major Bermuda-based billfish tournaments, the points earned at each event follow the boat, crew and anglers.  Fishing for blue marlin, as that is where the big points are, was a ponderous task for the team.

 

The Bermuda Big Game Classic, the first in the series, was a slow start with a lone white marlin release. Things picked up during the second event, the Bermuda Billfish Blast with four white marlin.  After 14 days, the frustrated crew was still looking for the elusive blue marlin bite.  Then it happened!

 

On the first day of the Sea Horse Anglers Club Billfish Tournament, Frank hooked up with a blue and 18 minutes later the team was back in the saddle. Four blue marlin and a wahoo followed to win not just the Sea Horse event but take the title of the Bermuda Triple Crown Championship. Frank also took Top Angler in the Sea Horse Leg. Congratulations Frank, captain Rob Moore, mates Taylor and Tyler Beckford and anglers Dave Berard and Jeffrey De Silva. We’re looking forward to a triple Triple next year!

 

Congratulations are also in order to Lainey Jones fishing on her Viking 66 Mama Who. Lainey was Second Place Lady Angler in the Billfish Blast leg of the series.

 

Bragging Rights 

 

Viking Ocean

A fleet of 40 boats, half Viking half Ocean yachts, converged on the Canyon Club Marina for the annual Viking Ocean Showdown.  Amidst dinner, dancing and a lively pool party complete with grilled steaks and tropical drinks the anglers did find some time to fish on Thursday and Saturday.

 

When lines were called at the end of the final day, Viking Yachts had the edge over Ocean Yachts winning the coveted Grand Champion trophy. Captain Ryan Higgins claimed Most Points Tuna on the Viking 70 while Team Viking member Beth Cesarini nabbed the Heaviest Tuna with a 68 pounder while fishing on Gypsea.  Kaela Colyar, aboard the Viking 60 Gigabyte II,  was the Top Junior Angler. The release only billfish tournament pits these two New Jersey boat manufacturers against each other in a friendly rivalry for bragging rights. Tournament Director Bob Glover said, “It’s a fun get together between these two boat builders. Everybody is friends, so it’s a one of a kind, unique situation.”

 

Ciao Viking!

 

Ciao Viking

Viking yacht dealers are frequent visitors to our facility on the Bass River and all enjoy the opportunity to tour our 810,000 square-foot manufacturing plant, as well as to board new boats that are in the water on the make-ready dock. This week, co-principal Francesco Pirro from SNO Yachts, our representatives of Italy and southern Europe, joined us with sales staff and clientele for two days to catch up on the new models for 2015 including the Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible, the Viking 75 Motor Yacht and the Viking 52 Open/Sport Tower.

 

Pausing in the cockpit aboard a Viking 66 Enclosed Bridge Convertible are (left to right): Viking’s Steve Boerema, Francesco Pirro, Viking’s Anthony Scola, and Giorgio Sinistrario. Based in Olbia, the yachting center of the island Sardinia in Italy, SNO Yachts also has state-of-the-art facilities in the exclusive Sardinian ports of Porto Cervo, Porto Rotondo, Puntaldia and Portisco. Additional SNO Yachts locations are situated along the peninsula in Rome, La Spezia, Lavagna and Lignano Sabbiadoro, as well as Monte Carlo in Monaco. SNO Yachts prides itself on its experienced staff for both sales and complete yacht services for vessels 12 to 70 meters in length ranging from routine maintenance to major renovations.

 

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

22
Jul

Viking 92 Update

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Viking 92

While the Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible is the largest Viking yacht built so far in our 50 year history and among the many highlights of our continuing 50th anniversary festivities, still another milestone was reached on Friday, when our subsidiary, Palm Beach Towers, set the yacht’s custom tuna tower in place.

 

 

Once the crane had the tower airborne, it was maneuvered over the enclosed bridge roof, a painstaking process requiring multiple steps and numerous hands, while carefully protecting the yacht and the tower.

 

 

Getting closer inch by inch, side by side, the moment of truth arrives with another perfect fit.

 

 

Secured with a handful of strategic fasteners and several upright stands, the tuna tower, which extends nearly 40 feet from the waterline to the top of the fiberglass sun shade roof, is sufficiently stable so the yacht can be removed from the water, and the rest of the tower work completed on land.

 

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

8
Nov

Ft. Lauderdale By The Numbers for Viking Yachts

 

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The 54th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show ended on Monday, November 4th and by all accounts it was an exceptional representation of the state of the marine industry. We enjoyed meeting and chatting with Viking owners, families and friends, and hope you liked the Viking Yachts display. Here’s a scorecard of what you missed if you couldn’t attend:

News from the Ft Lauderdale Boat Show
5,131
3,600
303
262
visitors to the Viking Yachts display
bottles of water chilled in step box coolers
Spirit Air flight # to Fort Lauderdale from Atlantic City
Spirit Air flight # home from Florida

 

Viking News from the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

 

84
43
days to the 2014 Viking VIP in Riviera Beach
largest Viking on display
largest convertible sold during the show

total of show hours
smallest Viking yacht sold at show
Viking News from the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

 

15
12
5
2
new Vikings on display
Viking yachts sold during the show
days of perfect South Florida weather!
pairs of lost shoes

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

21
May

Bahamas Billfish Championship Leg #2

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Joe Posillico and his team on the Viking 61,Torta made their presence known at the second leg of the

Bahamas Billfish Championship. Although the Torta crew started off slow they came on strong with two white marlin and one blue releases. BBC newcomer Joe Posillico and Torta received a Third Place award for their accomplishment. 

 

Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Bahamas Billfish Championship is the oldest billfish tournament series in the world. Anglers can fish any or all of the tournaments with cumulative points determining the overall Bahamas Billfish Champions.  

 

Click to see the full results so far–>

21
May

Rock the Dock- June 25th-27th

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Strong sales during the past year have contributed to our production schedules and the 2014 model year is shaping up nicely. To maintain this momentum, following our annual Viking Yacht Dealer Meeting at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, we will be hosting a VIP Preview on Tuesday June 25th starting with a 6:00 p.m. cocktail party and a 7:00 p.m. dinner at the Chart House restaurant for dealer sales people attending with customers.

 

On June 26th and June 27th you can experience the excitement and power of the world’s largest manufacturer of luxury convertible sportfishing yachts by arranging a sea trial aboard the fleet of new Viking models from 42 to 70 feet. This will include the very special premiere of our just launched 42 Sport Coupe, as well as the 52 Convertible. After your sea trial, you are cordially invited to visit our plant on the Bass River for a factory tour of our 810,000 square-foot facility. We encourage you to contact your Viking dealer, or Gwaldron@vikingyachts.com for more information and to schedule a sea trial next month in Atlantic City.

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