Viking 74 ConvertibleBy Capt. Ken Kreisler
Builder: Viking Custom Yachts
Model: 74 Convertible
Model Year: 2004
Boat Type: Sportfisherman
Weight: 107,106 lbs.
Standard Power: 2/1,500-hp 12V M91 MTU Series 2000 diesel inboards
Optional Power: 2/1,570-hp Caterpillar C30 or 2/1,675-hp Caterpillar C32 diesel inboards; 2/1,825-hp MTU 12V 2000 V16 M90 or 2/2,030-hp MTU 16V 2000 M91 diesel inboards
Fuel Capacity: 2,400 gal.
Water Capacity: 385 gal.
Delta T engine-room ventilation system
Tides Marine dripless shaft seals
30-gal. water heater
2/Onan 27.5-kW e-QD gensets
washer/dryer in crew stateroom
Furuno RD-30 depth/sea-temperature gauge, ICOM IC-M602 VHF, top-loading freezer and refrigerated chill box on flying bridge
Sony 50" plasma TV w/Bose LifeStyle 35 system in saloon
cockpit sole livewell and refrigerated fishbox
Lewmar 30-hp hydraulic bow thruster and RC2500 hydraulic windlass
2/electric teaser reels in hardtop
Murray Brothers fighting chair w/offset pedestal
Palm Beach tuna tower
main-deck day head
additional 600-gal. fuel tank
1,200-gpd Sea Recovery watermaker
Atlantic Marine electronics package including Furuno FR-2127 Black Box radar w/42-rpm gearbox, 8" array, and 15" VEI LCD screen, FCV-1200 sounder w/RD-30 digital depth and temperature on bridge and tower, FAR 500 autopilot
Northstar 962 plotter w/tower repeater
KVH Tracphone 252 satphone
Icom 802SSB, 2/Icom 602s on bridge and one on tower
KVH 18" G4 satellite TV system w/4 RCE satellite receivers
Hoteye thermal imaging camera for night running
This article originally appeared in the December 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.