The Viking Yacht Company is not in the business of doing anything second-rate. There is no compromising on quality. Period.
So, when Viking decided to re-enter the motoryacht segment, not only would it be chasing the big competitors, it also would be playing catch-up on 17 years of motoryacht innovations and advancements. Fortunately, this is not a big stretch for Viking. The company is constantly pushing the envelope on its legendary sport-fish vessels, looking to build a better boat every day, with continuous improvements in everything from hull design to engine-room layout to cabinetry materials to electrical systems. It would be no different with its motoryachts.
Viking last delivered a motoryacht — the 60 Cockpit Sport Yacht — in 2001, and it was a big part of a motoryacht line that achieved tremendous success from the mid-80s to 2001. Viking no doubt could do it again, but should it? The answer from leadership was a resounding yes. Just like with its battle-tested sport-fish boats, Viking recognized the fact that in today’s marketplace, there is strong demand for high-quality, American-made motoryachts and sport-fish/motoryacht hybrids with an emphasis on style, performance, comfort, luxury and engineering excellence.And Viking’s production setup gives it a clear advantage in something as complex as starting a new line. Ninety percent of the parts and pieces are made on site. And with subsidiaries such as Atlantic Marine Electronics and Palm Beach Towers providing crucial components, all are turnkey ready.
When it comes to selling these masterpieces, Viking relies on its industry-leading network of distributors, none more so than its top dealer and undisputed sales leader, HMY Yacht Sales.
HMY has sold the legendary brand for 26 years and is the leader in Viking sales. In 2018, HMY will sell more than 100 new and pre-owned Vikings, driven by its expertise, close relationships with Viking and the largest network of Viking customers compared to any other firm.
HMY has more Viking Yachts experts on staff than any other firm, including several who were captains with Viking, and many more who regularly fish Viking sport-fish yachts in some of the biggest tournaments around the world.
As Viking boldly re-enters the motoryacht market and continues to redefine the sport-fish market, HMY is uniquely positioned to educate buyers about the newest Viking creations and help them find the perfect vessel for their lifestyle and tastes.
Here’s a brief look at four of Viking’s latest motoryachts and sport-fishers — 93MY, 92 Enclosed Bridge, 82 Cockpit MY and 75MY.
The newest addition to Viking’s motoryacht fleet is also the biggest. In fact, it’s the largest Viking ever built, marking the successful completion of a two-and-a-half-year journey to build the largest-ever yacht since the company was founded in 1964, and continuing the Viking tradition of building revolutionary boats.
The tri-deck motoryacht combines the performance of a convertible sport-fisher with the luxurious accommodations of a motoryacht. The 93MY is fast without sacrificing seafaring distance. Powered with twin state-of-the-art 1,945 hp MTU diesels, it tops out from 26.5 to 27.5 knots and cruises from 21 to 24 knots, with a range exceeding 400 nautical miles at cruising speeds.
And it’s big, accommodating and comfortable. With a 24-foot-4-inch beam, the 93 holds five staterooms and seven heads, two expansive salons and aft decks, a huge forward galley, 12 televisions, storage for a tender, and crew quarters for three.
The exterior profile is both sleek and timeless, and perhaps most importantly, it looks and feels like a Viking. The impressive helm offers outstanding visibility.
On the main deck, remarkable stainless-steel-framed electrically activated sliding glass doors lead you to the equally outstanding salon, where you’ll find a leather-appointed lounge, a cocktail table, occasional chairs and a formal dining table that seats eight.
With its two-level mezzanine and 238-square-foot tournament-ready cockpit with fighting chair, the Viking Yachts 92-foot Enclosed Bridge thrives as both a luxury cruising yacht and bluewater sport-fishing convertible, seamlessly combining the expected luxurious accommodations of a premier motoryacht with the guile and hardcore fishing setup of Viking’s best battlewagons.
Yes, the enclosed bridge is visually striking, but it’s also amazingly functional, combining all the visibility benefits of an elevated control station with the weather protection and comfort of a Viking enclosed bridge. Owners have the option of choosing from either a sky-bridge arrangement or a tower.
The sky-bridge command station shares many of the design traits of Viking’s open flybridge convertibles, such as the walkaround center-console with raised teak helm pod, and recessed and protected areas for multifunction displays, engine and steering controls, and electronics controllers. The enclosed bridge has a forward wraparound console that includes a Stidd helm seat and flanking companion seating.
Once inside this beauty, you’ll instantly understand why Viking describes this spacious interior as a “showpiece of elegance and luxury.” The 24-foot beam allows the salon to transform into a stately, expansive living room. The L-shaped galley offers plenty of storage for provisions, with two walk-in pantries, while a formal dining area can accommodate up to eight guests.
Below, Viking masterfully arranged five en-suite staterooms plus a day head. The full-beam master suite features a king-size walkaround bed, a walk-in closet, a dressing table and his-and-hers private facilities. Crew quarters are aft, with access from the cockpit.
Consider the bar raised again for luxury and seagoing excellence. The follow-up and sistership to the 75MY, the Viking Yachts 82-foot Cockpit motoryacht is offered with either an open bridge for more outdoor enjoyment or an enclosed bridge for climate control.
The 82CPMY effortlessly transitions from a luxurious cruiser to a bluewater battlewagon, creating the ideal platform for tournament fishing one day and heading on a three-week vacation the next. It features the cockpit space of a large convertible (108 square feet), along with plenty of room for relaxing, maximized by the versatile deck design that features an observation mezzanine, aft-deck dinette with U-shaped settee, and a 9-foot-wide lounge molded into the mezzanine that features loads of amenities.
The open-bridge layout is all about connecting with the open ocean, friends and family, with a centerline helm forward flanked with casual seating areas. Behind the helm, a family-size dinette, wet bar with refrigeration, sink and electric grill allow the party to start and stay on the bridge if desired. Farther aft, there is a sun pad, room for lounge chairs and a teak-planked staircase to the lower aft deck.
The climate-controlled enclosed bridge adds the convenience of a second salon, with plush seating, an entertainment center and the utility of a fully protected upper command station. A sliding glass door opens to the aft deck, with a wet bar and room for lounges.
The stylish main deck keeps the entertaining rolling, whether outdoors or in, with forward and aft deck lounges and 8 tons of chilled-water air conditioning providing a climate-controlled environment where a lavish walnut salon, formal and casual dining areas, and a world-class galley set a festive mood. Standard amenities in the low-profile open galley include engineered-stone countertops, under-counter refrigerator and freezer units, high-gloss walnut cabinetry and a starboard-side pantry. Viking also offers a closed-galley design.
Below deck, four luxuriously appointed en-suite staterooms exquisitely balance elegance and practicality. Natural light streams in through the large hull-side windows and foredeck skylight.
Atlantic Marine Electronics outfitted the 82 with custom-designed navigation and entertainment systems, meaning it’s turnkey ready for its new owner.
As much as Viking’s announcement that it was re-entering the motoryacht market sent tremors through the yachting industry, the unveiling of the breathtaking, speedy Viking Yachts 75MY was met with 10.0-magnitude earthquake shock waves.
Recognizing the strong demand for a high-quality, American-made motoryacht with an emphasis on style and performance, Viking answered by introducing a true masterpiece.
Like its sport-fishing brethren’s pedigree, the 75MY is a performance-oriented design, with a sleek, curvy exterior profile and other style cues taken from Viking convertibles, including the signature molded feature lines on the hull and superstructure, teardrop salon-window design and more. This sport-fishing heritage is one of the key differentiators between a Viking motoryacht and the competition.
Its new owners will be blown away by the 75’s performance, maneuverability and seagoing prowess. The hull features a brand-new design that maximizes space and power to accommodate the optional twin Caterpillar C32-A engines pushing a smooth 1,925 hp each. This level of power and range makes it possible to travel even farther and longer in Viking’s most luxurious models.
In addition to the incomparable high-end performance, the 75 includes everything you’d expect from a luxury motoryacht, including four en-suite staterooms (including a full-beam master suite), crew quarters with private access, a fantastic helm and bridge layout, open galley and dining area, Seakeeper stabilizer, shallow draft, sky roof and an engine-room layout that is unsurpassed. The gorgeous tri-level layout showcases a smart fusion of design and space for comfort and practicality. Spacious accommodations provide family and guests with an undeniably elegant experience.
For more information on these or any other Viking sport-fishers or motoryachts, contact HMY today at 561-331-5200.