Viking Yachts’ director of communications Peter Frederiksen gives Moser (left) a rundown on the coring process. All Vikings use balsa-cored fiberglass throughout and end-grain balsa coring in the decks and other structures.
An overview of the production line shows several battlewagons in various stages of completion. Viking’s “90 Percent Factor” is a guarantee that virtually all components are made on the premises by its 1,200 employees, with the exception of engines and appliances.
Frederiksen (left) leads Moser into the saloon of a boat nearing completion. Viking’s attention to detail is evident in the exquisite, grain-matched interior.
This article originally appeared in the June 2005 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.
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