Gilman Yachts currently has Obsession, a Viking Yachts 93 Motor Yacht, listed for sale with an asking price of $7.4 million. The 2018 enclosed-flybridge motor yacht has charter potential with its five-stateroom layout, two crew cabins and a sub six-foot draft.
Yachting‘s initial review of the Viking 93 Motor Yacht reported how the New Jersey boatbuilder’s flagship model was based on its 75 Motor Yacht’s design, but also drew inspiration from a Viking owner’s Westport 112.
“One Viking owner also has a Westport, and Viking’s designers and top brass spent a good amount of time on board that yacht learning how to nail down the needs of owners in that size range. What Viking developed from that experience is a boat built for socializing, one that lets hands-on owners feel at home while enjoying mega-yacht features.”
Speaking of mega-yacht features, the salon has a formal dining area for eight guests forward with a high-gloss wood table with inset stainless-steel trim. Next to the dining table to starboard are sliding glass doors that open for warm breezes and provide access to the Opacmare foldout balcony. Aft, guests will find three sofas positioned around a coffee table to port. The salon sole is Avalon Acacia Cocoa plank.
“The salon has a markedly masculine feel, perhaps not surprising from a company with roots in sport fishing. Rich satin walnut with high-gloss walnut accents exudes a stately elegance and inviting warmth,” Yachting said during its initial review.
Forward, a dividing wall separates the 93 MY’s country galley from the dining area. Foodies will rejoice over Obsession’s galley, which is equipped with a full complement of Miele appliances, including a surface-mount, four-burner induction stovetop, a stainless-steel oven, a full-size upright Sub-Zero refrigerator, two doors with freezer drawers, a stainless-steel microwave, an exhaust fan with exterior ventilation, a Badger garbage disposal, a Double under-mount stainless-steel sink with satin-nickel faucet, a Fisher-Paykel dishwasher with a walnut front. A four-person dinette is forward of the galley’s island, which doubles as a bar with four fixed stools, for casual dining.
The yacht’s enclosed flybridge, which can be accessed from stairs in the salon, has a three-person, aft-facing bar to port. An L-shaped sofa with a coffee table is forward and to port. The helm station is forward with a single Stidd helm seat on centerline for the skipper, which is flanked by two Stidd bench seats for guests and crew.
Exterior spaces on board this 93-footer include a cockpit penned for alfresco dining with a 32-square-foot dining table, which has a removable leaf to make getting around easier. Its U-shaped bench seat aft against the transom has space for five guests. Pull up some loose chairs for additional seating. A three-person bar is forward and to port.
When it’s time to catch some sun or enjoy sundowners with friends, the vessel’s teak side decks lead to the foredeck where there is a four-person bench seat abaft a three-person sun pad.
The 93 MY’s five staterooms are all belowdecks, including the full-beam (24’4″) master stateroom amidships. The space has a king berth on centerline, a two-person dining nook, a 65-inch flat-screen TV and an en suite head. The forepeak VIP stateroom has a queen berth, a 32-inch flat-screen TV and an en suite head. The guest stateroom forward and to starboard has twin bunks and a flat-screen TV. The aft starboard guest stateroom has twin berths, a flat-screen TV and an en suite head. The VIP stateroom to port has a queen berth, a flat-screen TV and an en suite head.
Power for Obsession is twin 1,945 hp MTU 12V2000 M96L diesels, giving it a reported 27-knot top hop and a 21- to 24-knot cruise speed. Range at cruise speed is around 400 nautical miles, according to the builder. Viking’s 93 motor yacht has a “resin-infused, balsa-cored hull with a fine entry and 15.2 degrees of deadrise at the transom…”
Some other notable features include a Seakeeper SK35 stabilization system, Garmin electronics, including two Garmin GPSMAP 8617 17-inch multifunction displays, an GPSMAP 8622 22-inch MFD, 2526 x HD2 25 kW radar with six-foot array, GSD-26 Chirp video sounder with 1 kW wide-beam transducer, GXM 53 weather antenna, AIS-600 AIS transponder, NMEA 2000 (network components, Garmin Wi-Fi adapter for BlueChart, Furuno RD33 data organizer, Garmin GHP Reactor steer-by-wire autopilot, two ICOM M-605 VHF radios, Fusion MS-ACSXV Sirius XM tuner, KVH Tracphone V7-IP, KVH HD7 TracVision SAT TV and more.
From the Yachting Archive: Inside Viking Yachts’ 93 Motor Yacht
“The 93 can host a party of 50 without feeling crowded, yet it can also be driven by an owner, along with a crew as small as two people (though four or five might be the more common choice). And the yacht is designed to feel as open as possible, despite being enclosed.” – Yachting, February 2018
Where is Obsession located? The yacht is currently lying in Stuart, Florida.
- Length Overall: 93′
- Maximum Beam: 24’4″
- Fuel Capacity: 3,150 Gal.
- Draft: 5’11”
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