For Sale: 2020 Viking 80 Convertible

The five-stateroom, 40-plus-knot Viking Yachts 80 Convertible Why Wouldn’t We is asking $7.95 million.
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For angling enthusiasts seeking a speedy, tournament-capable sportfisherman, this 40-knot-plus Viking Yachts 80 is rigged and ready to run. Asking price: $7.95 million. Courtesy HMY Yacht Sales

Is chasing Hemingway-worthy billfish a hardcore passion for you and your friends, but you would also like to be lavished in luxury? Why Wouldn’t We, a 2020 Viking Yachts 80 Convertible, might be the sportfishing yacht for you. Why Wouldn’t We is a tournament-ready battlewagon that is asking $7.95 million.

HMY Yacht Sales stated that “Why Wouldn’t We is the epitome of sportfishing luxury. This 80’ Viking has been meticulously designed and outfitted for the serious angler and discerning yachtsman alike. This sportfish combines unrivaled performance, cutting-edge technology, and opulent comfort. Some features aboard this Viking Convertible include a Seakeeper 35, MTU M96L power with extended warranties, a teak package, Furuno CSH8L sonar and more. Why Wouldn’t We features five staterooms and six heads, perfect for your next overnight fishing trip. Do not miss the opportunity to own a pristine 2020 Viking 80’ Convertible at a fraction of the replacement cost!”

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From the offset Buewater rocket launcher to the mezzanine seating, in-sole fish boxes, tuna tubes and livewell, the Viking 80’s 216-square-foot teak cockpit is set up for chasing big fish. Courtesy HMY Yacht Sales

“Immediately noticeable are her sharp entry, proud bow and foredeck, well-proportioned house, striking black mask, low-slung 216-square-foot cockpit and curved transom with eye-catching tumblehome in the corners. ‘One of the things we do on all our boats, right up through the 92, is to figure out how best to use the space by looking at the previous one,’ says Ryan Higgins, Viking’s corporate captain. That philosophy leads to constant evolution in aspects such as cockpit ergonomics, interior stowage and especially engine-room layout,” Yachting previously reported.

Why Wouldn’t We was built with a Kevlar-infused hull, carbon-fiber laminate in the deckhouse and hardtop, and a smoother running bottom with strut cones and many of the pickups flush-mounted to reduce weight and drag on the vessel. Twin MTU diesel engines, with a combined horsepower of 5,270, will quickly push Why Wouldn’t We to just over 40 knots, but her range can be extended cruising around 30 knots. With a 3,200 gallon fuel capacity, owners and guests will be able to enjoy several days chasing that grander.

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The salon’s satin-finish walnut adds a rich, warm and relaxed feeling after a day on the salt. Courtesy HMY Yacht Sales

The flybridge is accessed by a ladder from the cockpit. Outfitted with a Bluewater helm chair package, three captains seat sit at the helm and cushioned bench-style seats are available for guests both port and starboard side along with a lounge seat with air-conditioned backrest and freezer below, just forward of the helm station. Grab a cool drink from the refrigerated drink box on the way out. The helm holds an array of displays under a glass cover all within arms reach. Easy-to-reach, soft-touch buttons allow the captain to comfortably and confidently control almost everything from the helm, including the following electronics:


  • DRS25AX Furuno UHD Digital Radar 25 kW 96 nm less antenna
  • Furuno-XN13A/6 – 6-foot Radar Array
  • Furuno MCU005 TZT2BB Controller
  • SEATRONX 17″ Touch Screen Display

Chart Plotter

  • GARMIN GPSMAP8612 TS MFD Preloaded with Coastals Charts drop down box
  • SEATRONX 17″ Touch Screen Display
  • GARMIN GPSMAP8612 TS MFD Preloaded with Coastals Charts -Teaser reel box
  • Extender SNAPAV HDMI-CAT5/6 HDBASET B-540-EXT-230-RS
  • GARMIN GPSMAP® 8700 Black Box 010-02094-00 -Port monitor will have touch screen capability


  • Furuno FCV1900 Sounder
  • XDCR 3KW 50KHZ Furuno# CA50BL-24HR
  • Seatronix 17″ Touch Screen Display
  • Garmin GSD-26 Sounder
  • Airmar PM411C-LWM Ultra-Wide Beam Tournament Series/L40-60kHz/M80-130kHz

Digital Depth/Temp

  • Furuno RD33 Data Organizer & Display (Viking Standard Equipment)
  • Airmar DT820BV-235-N2 Transducer 235kHZ/N2K/20 DEGREE/TILT/BRONZE (Viking Standard Equipment)
  • Airmar ST850 Speed & Temp Transducer (Viking Standard Equipment)


  • Furuno CSH8L 85kHz 600MM Sonar Full Circle Scanning-CSH8040
  • Sonar Tube Furuno F1918 CH300 1.8M
  • Furuno CSH1700 Transducer Extension Kit


  • GHP Reactor Steer-by-Wire Corepack for Viking Viper


  • Icom IC-M605 BLK VHF Radio (Viking Standard Equipment)
  • Icom IC-M605 BLK VHF Radio
  • Comrod AV90/2 BLACK 16′ VHF Antenna Custom Paint – All black above belly band
  • Comrod Antenna AV100/2BI (#21103) -Custom Paint


  • KVH Tracphone V3-HTS White base
  • ARAKNIS Network 210 Series WEBSMART 48 port gigabit switch with partial PoE+


  • MOFI Cellular 4G/LTE MOFI4500-4G Router MOFI4500-4G-SIM4 with upgrade antenna
  • Shakespeare Galaxy 10″ WIFI/Cell Antenna #5239 (Viking Standard Equipment)
  • Electro Standards RJ45 4 Port Switch INC manual,5E, A/B/C/D (Viking Standard Equipment)


  • Gost Wide Angle 1080P Mini-Ball Camera 3- Engine room cameras 1- Salon Camera

Thermal Imaging

  • FLIR M-625CS Thermal Camera With JCU dual payload 640X480

Need a better view of the spread? Head up to the tuna tower for a 360-degree view of the surrounding waters.

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A five-stateroom layout, including a full-beam owners’ space, easily accommodates the traveling tournament crew. Courtesy HMY Yacht Sales

Yachting was very impressed with the 216-square-foot cockpit and said, “The business end of the 80C has stowage under each gunwale together with an oil X-Change-R system with quick connects, drop-in deck boxes, a dedicated compartment for a Seakeeper 26 gyro, transom and in-sole livewells, crushed ice makers, chill boxes, four stainless-steel bait trays, a refrigerated step box and an upper mezzanine bench with more stowage underneath. And yes, the mezzanine is air-conditioned from above.” 

Some of this Viking 80 Convertible’s cockpit amenities include:

  • Bluewater fighting chair
  • Bluewater rocket launcher
  • Mezzanine cockpit with table
  • Crushed-ice machine with discharge in starboard mezzanine box
  • (2) 24V outlets under coaming, one on each side
  • (2) 12V outlets under coaming, one on each side
  • (2) Seawater supply and fitting for additional on-deck livewell, one on each side
  • Port sole box split – livewell/storage
  • Cockpit freezer bait trays
  • Storage lockers under port and starboard coamings
  • Tri-color lights in aft deck overhang
  • Tri-color rope lights under coaming
  • Scuppers threaded for on-deck livewell drain
  • Upgraded fabric on mezzanine cushions
  • Custom mezzanine sunshade
  • Cruisair “Cool Breeze” mezzanine A/C
  • Refrigerated cockpit step box
  • Second cablemaster
  • Transom livewell
  • Tuna tubes for transom livewell
  • Cockpit grill
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The Bentley-stitched Bluewater teak helm seats provide a comfy perch when running to the deep or when trolling for that trophy. Courtesy HMY Yacht Sales

Entering the salon, there is an L-shaped sofa and walnut coffee table to port, along with the starboard side entertainment center. Large windows allow for natural light to flow through the salon and galley, but when the sun becomes a little overpowering, guests can easily close the electric blinds. The salon is outfitted with a day head, adding convenience for guests during the fishing day.

The open galley is to port and forward the salon. Three Bentley-stitched bar stools sit across the counter with a dinette to starboard. With broad countertop space, meal prep is a seamless operation. With the addition of a four-burner surface-mount range and conventional oven, just about any meal can be created during an angling adventure with friends. Under-counter Sub-Zero refrigeration and freezer drawers allow for plenty of stowage for cold goods, as well as dry goods in a forward pantry. Clean up is made easy with the aid of a dishwasher.

After a long successful day, guests can retire belowdecks for a comfortable night’s rest. The Viking 80’s five-stateroom, five-head, layout includes a full-beam master, a queen-berth VIP forward to port, a pair of bunk staterooms to starboard and, fully forward, a forepeak stateroom. All are spacious, with headroom averaging between 6 feet 4 inches and 6 feet 7 inches, plus all the stowage needed for extended time away from home.

Where is Why Wouldn’t We located? The yacht is currently lying in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Take the next step: call or text the listing agent, Luke Davis, (561) 310-7450, HMY Yachts

Quick Specifications

  • Length Overall: 80′
  • Maximum Beam: 21.33′
  • Max Draft: 5.58′
  • Cruising Speed: 30 knots
  • Max Speed: 40 knots
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine Make: MTU
  • Engine Model: V16 M96L
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Combined Horsepower: 5,270 hp
  • Fuel Capacity: 3,200 Gal.