You may recall that the Billfish 37 was a popular model (27 were sold) for Ocean Yachts starting in 2008; what you may not know is that With Viking’s acquisition of Ocean Yachts a few months ago, it now has the rights, and the Ocean employees, to breathe new life into the once-feared-deceased model.
Our first look at the new Viking 48 Convertible. The first Viking 48 Convertible hit the high seas more than 30 years ago, and immediately became the leader of the pack. Thanks to an ongoing evolution of design at Viking, this new version adds cruise-worthiness to the fishbox.
Our Boat Test of the Viking 80.
Viking decided to take the Viking 80 in a different direction, one that fits in very well with what we look for in a fishing-ready performer. See what we found out when we put her through her paces here.
Our first look at the Viking 80 EB. The Viking 80 EB is, if anything, a boat that was born to run. Her hull was created precisely to chew up waves and spit them out. A sharp entry tapers out to 12.5 degrees of deadrise at the transom, while the boat’s beam carries well aft, aiding in her balance, volume, and lift.
Named one of the prettiest boats of all time by Power & Motoryacht.
Our first look at the Viking 52 SC.
Viking likes to build what it calls “a model within a model.” The idea is to dial in the hull design, and then branch out with configurations that appeal to cruisers, fishermen, and those with a foot in each camp. Thus was born the 52 Sport Coupe, or SC for short.
Our Boat Test of the Viking 75 Motor Yacht.
Viking’s 75 Motor Yacht—a cutting-edge cruiser with the engine room, performance, and soul of a salty convertible sportfisherman.
When brothers Bill and Bob Healey started Viking Yachts, they had no idea they’d end up becoming one of the most successful boatbuilders in the world. But it turns out it’s the other successes in their lives that have defined them. Read why the pair recently won AIM’s Lifetime Achievement Award, here.
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Viking 92C.
Viking is making a real statement with its largest build to date, the 92 Convertible. She’s truly fishable, has megayacht details, and you won’t believe her top-end speeds.
New Boats Notebook - update on the Viking 75 MY
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Viking 42 ST
The Viking 42 ST is one of the smallest boats in the Viking line, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t pack a punch. We got onboard the boat in Palm Beach to see what this amenity-laden hard charger could do.
New Boats Notebook - Mar 2014, update on the Viking 92
New Boats Notebook - Jan 2014, update on the Viking 75 Motoryacht.
Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Viking 52
Who wouldn’t want to be a builder of world-class sportfishing boats? Viking Yachts makes sure each new model shows their evolution of the type. That’s one reason the 52 Convertible stands tall in a crowded field. Senior Editor Kevin Koenig shares a few more.
Boatbuilding is a tricky business, all the more so because many decisions must be made with a balance of heart and head. Family-run Viking Yachts has made it work better than most.
Power & Motoryacht’s first look at the Viking 62 Convertible
The new Viking 62 Convertible comes in two configurations—an enclosed flying bridge and an open one—all the better to meet the needs of boaters looking to fish and cruise in a range of conditions. Before you see both boats in Miami, get some insight into what these fish-chasers have to offer here.
Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Viking 55 Convertible Sportfishing yacht. If you’re interested in sportfishing boats, you know about Vikings. Senior Editor Kevin Koenig visited his home state of New Jersey to step behind the wheel of Viking’s hot-to-trot 55 Convertible and he discovered that A) stopping can be just as compelling as going, and B) sometimes a smaller boat can do everything you want.
Power & Motoryacht's first look at the Viking 55 Convertible. Viking has launched a new take on the 55, and she’s ready to fish, and look good while doing it.
PMY Exclusive Boat Test of the Viking 66 Convertible. Viking’s new 66 Convertible is definitely a work of art and maybe even a masterpiece.
There’s a story, probably apocryphal, that when someone asked Michelangelo how he would create a sculpture of an elephant he replied, “I would take a large piece of stone and take away everything that was not the elephant.” Although a masterpiece of oversimplification, his words point up that genius almost always results from having a clear goal and being able to focus on it to the exclusion of everything else...
Viking 66 Convertible
Undaunted by the Great Recession, Viking just keeps aggressively churning out serious fishing boats for the serious fisherman. The 66 Convertible, which will debut at the 2011 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, is the company’s fifth new model introduced over the past several months. It combines the builder’s
Poetry In Motion
Viking Yachts puts a new twist on propulsion with a fast, fun super-performer.
Now this was going to be interesting! Viking Yachts was making its first foray into the realm of pod-propulsion with an express-style sportfishing machine—the 42 Open. I was strolling through the gates at Viking’s Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida, charged
Just Do It
When this owner decided to run and fish his battlewagon himself, nothing was going to stop him, not even muscular dystrophy.
Easygoing Virginian Steve Jones loves to chase big fish. He also has a hereditary and slowly progressing form of muscular dystrophy that severely limits his mobility, especially in his legs. And since boats don’t come rigged and
Riding the Edge
This 70-footer was born to run hard and fast, turn on a dime, and chase big fish.
A sleek feature line is worth a thousand words.
That was my first thought as I gazed at the superstructure of the Viking 70 Convertible lying quayside in Riviera Beach, Florida. Like all Vikings, she had a sleek and aggressive look, but the razor-sharp feature line
Princess and Viking Sport Cruisers launch a superyacht series and do some re-badging.
Not quite 15 years ago, I sea-trialed the first Viking Sport Cruiser to hit the States, a sleek mid-ranger with euro-style cachet and lotsa performance pizazz. As the day unfolded, I remember feeling increasingly mystified about the “strategic alliance” behind the V52 Express’ Anglo-American
One Big, Bad Boat
Thoroughbred Speed, Cat-like Agility, and Linebacker Brawn Define this Jersey-built Battlewagon.
The seas off windy Riviera Beach, Florida, were set in a three- to four-foot steep chop. The twin and optional ($550,000) 2,400-hp MTU diesels sitting on steel-frame engine beds (which are secured to fore and aft bulkheads below decks) roared at their
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