New Boats

Viking and Ferretti have new boats on the way that are bound to please.

Vikings Yachts plans to debut their new Viking 66 Convertible at the 2011 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The 66 Convertible has four-staterooms, each with an en suite head with shower, and a crew quarters with private access to the engine room. The salon features an L-shaped settee with stowage below, across from a 40-inch flat screen TV. The galley features a granite-topped island, bar stools and under counter refrigeration. A day head is located aft, immediately inside the electrically opening salon door. To reduce weight and increase strength in construction the hull bottom is vacuum-bagged end grain balsa, skinned with knitted fiberglass laminates. Standard propulsion for the 66 Convertible will be twin 1,550-horsepower MAN V12 CRM diesels. With the optional propulsion package of twin 2,000-horsepower MTU V16 series M91 diesels the company estimates the 66 Convertible will be able to reach 40 knots.

The new 108-foot semi-displacement Navetta 33 Crescendo from the Ferretti Custom Line is the latest in its line of semi-custom yachts. The Cresendo's traditional Euro exterior hides a bright, contemporary interior. There is a large master cabin on the main deck and each of four luxury cabins on the lower deck have a double bed that separates to become two singles, a shower and a walk-in closet. Large windows provide great views to the sea and flood the interior with light. The upper deck hosts the helm station, living area, dining area and open-air deck. The sun deck has options for a Jacuzzi as well as a grill and bar area. Three Mitsubishi ARG (Anti Rolling Gyro) stabilizers are standard as are twin 1400-hp MAN V12 engines. Twin 1550-hp MAN V12 engines are available on request and, according to the builder, make it possible to reach a top speed of 20 knots and a cruise speed of 16.5 knots. The Crescendo 33 is slated to splash late this spring.