For Sale: Viking Yachts 62 Convertible

We review this used, 40-plus-knot Viking 62 Convertible listed with HMY Yachts. Asking price is $3.35 million.
Viking Yachts 62 Convertible
The 2016 Viking Yachts 62 Convertible Reel Drag is on the market for $3.35 million. Courtesy HMY Yachts

Reel Drag, a Viking 62 Convertible, is currently listed with HMY Yachts for $3.35 million. The 2016 sport-fisher is penned for hardcore, big-game tournament anglers with a battle-ready cockpit and 42-knot speed.

I happened to be there nearly a decade ago when Yachting’s editor-in-chief, Patrick Sciacca, tested the Viking 62C during the 2015 Miami International Boat Show. In fact, I nearly lost my DJI Phantom drone shooting video that day because it couldn’t keep up with the Viking 62 Convertible’s eye-watering speed.

Viking Yachts 62 Convertible
This 62C has a 172-square-foot cockpit set up to catch granders. Courtesy HMY Yachts

“Our drone ran hard toward the [Viking 62 Convertible]. As it captured video of our sea trial, its blades whirred and spun at a blistering pace over the azure waters of Miami Beach. The flying video camera struggled mightily as the big sport-fisherman came up on plane and its twin 1,925-horsepower Caterpillar C32A diesel turbos spooled up. It wasn’t long before Yachting’s managing editor, Jake Lamb, had to retrieve the drone so we could really see what this blue-water beast could do (and so that our mini helicopter didn’t drop into the drink).

The single-lever controls hit the pins, and my eyes widened as I watched our Viking yacht’s speed climb in quantum-leap fashion: 20 knots, 30 knots and an average top hop of 42.2 knots.”

Viking Yachts 62 Convertible
Mezzanine seating provides a perch to keep an eye on the trolling spread. The transom is durable faux teak. Courtesy HMY Yachts

Twin 1,925 hp Caterpillar C32A diesels provide power for Reel Drag, giving it the same setup that hit 42-plus-knotson on our sea trail. The cruise speed for this set up is 36.9 knots with the Cats consuming 156 gph, “if you’re a hard-core tournament angler, many boats will be left wallowing in your wake when the Bimini start gun goes off.”

Viking Yachts has built cored-hull sport-fishing boats for years and the 62 Convertible is no different. It has a balsa-core, resin-infused fiberglass hull reinforced with Kevlar and carbon fiber, enhancing its strength without adding weight.

Viking Yachts 62 Convertible
All of the sport-fisher’s exterior cushions have recently been replaced. Courtesy HMY Yachts

The 172-square-foot, teak-covered cockpit is sure to impress even the most-seasoned angler with its eight rod holders on the aft bridge rail, three rod holders on each aft tower leg, transom fish box with live well, two split-lid fish boxes under the cockpit sole, Release Marine boltless rod holders, salt- and freshwater washdowns, rocket launcher, teaser reels, trolling valves, cockpit freezer, cockpit tackle center, freezer bait trays and 12V reel outlets for those dredge and deep-dropping reels. When lines are out and it’s time to enjoy some shade, Reel Drag has the standard mezzanine with bench seating forward to port.

On the flybridge, guests will find seating flanking the centerline helm station. There is also a bench seat forward of the helm. The 62C has a Palm Beach Towers tuna tower, 43-foot Rupp triple-spreader outriggers and a Rupp center rigger.

Viking Yachts 62 Convertible
High-gloss walnut cabinetry creates an elegant feel in the salon. Courtesy HMY Yachts

Plush comforts were not overlooked on this 62-foot sportfisherman. Stepping into the salon, there is an L-shaped sofa and coffee table to port with an L-shaped dinette and flat-screen TV forward, creating a great spot to enjoy meals with the crew. The galley is to starboard and adjacent to the dinette that comes equipped with two parallel countertops for food prep, a sink, six Sub-Zero refrigeration and freezer drawers, an electric cooktop, a concealed trash can, a microwave, and an abundance of door, drawer and slide-out pantry stowage.

Belowdecks, guests will find sleeping accommodation for up to seven across Reel Drag’ s three staterooms. The amidships master stateroom has an athwartships queen berth, twin nightstands, a framed-in TV, and an en suite head. The optional forepeak VIP has a two-person lower berth to port and an upper berth to starboard. It also has an en suite head. The port guest stateroom has twin berths, stowage and an en suite head. The guest stateroom head also doubles as the day head and is accessed via the companionway.

Viking Yachts 62 Convertible
For the traveling tournament crew, there is a three-stateroom, three-head layout, including this owners’ space amidships. Courtesy HMY Yachts

Some other notable features on board include:

  • SK26 SeaKeeper gyrostabilizer
  • 96-mile Furuno radar
  • Furuno Navnet 3D
  • Two Garmin 8208 GPS/Map
  • Furuno FCV1200 color sounder
  • FLIR M625XP thermal imager
  • KVH HD7 Sat TV
  • Three 17-inch KEP monitors
  • KVH SAT phone
  • Furuno OMNI Sonar

From the Yachting Archive: Meet The Beast

“The Viking 62 Convertible isn’t a boat for everyone. She’s for those who can appreciate a pure-bred sport-fisherman. Wherever the fish are, she can get to them quickly and in luxe comfort. But when she runs, keep an eye on your drone.”

Viking Yachts 62 Convertible
Even with the big Cat diesels, the engine room has room to spare and easy access to all regular service points. Courtesy HMY Yachts

Where is Reel Drag located? The yacht is currently lying in Port Canaveral, Florida.

Take the next step: contact the listing agent, Brian Weaver, (561) 308-0939,

Quick Specifications

  • Length Overall: 63’1″
  • Maximum Beam: 18’11”
  • Fuel Capacity: 2,150 Gal.
  • Draft: 5’2″