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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Viking 74 Convertible

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/2,030-hp MTU 16V 2000 diesel inboards

Transmission/Ratio: ZF 2555/2.5:1

Props: not available

Steering: Teleflex hydraulic w/power assist

Price as Tested: $4,391,832

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

cockpit sole livewell and refrigerated fishbox
Lewmar 30-hp hydraulic bow thruster and RC2500 hydraulic windlass
center ‘rigger
cockpit mister
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.