Views are unobstructed thanks to the large windows forward and to each side, as well as the glass door aft. During my ride, I flipped a switch and almost half of the hardtop opened up to the clear sky. And the three-paneled aft door easily slid back in its stainless-steel frame to create an almost completely outdoor environment.
The deck area is ultra-quiet with everything closed; even with the space open, though, I was able to converse without raising my voice. There are other reasons why this will be a favorite spot on the yacht — namely, a hi-low table, refrigerator/freezer and LED TV. Aft, and outside, are deck chairs, a portside grill and a teak sole. It was not hard to imagine the luxury of indulging in casual, outdoor dining.
This upper deck also offers space for a centerline helm — outfitted by one of Viking's in-house teams, Atlantic Marine Electronics — so you can drive without leaving the action.