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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Viking 66 Convertible

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 70ºF; humidity: 58%; seas: 4’

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

1,130 gal. fuel, 340 gal. water, 3 persons, 500 lbs. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/2,000-hp MTU 16V2000 M91s

Transmission/Ratio: ZF gears w/ 2.50:1 ratio

Props: Veem 5-blade props, specs not available

Price as Tested: $4,453,094

The Numbers

Viking 66 Convertible - Final Boat Test Numbers:
rpm mph knots gph mpg nmpg range nm range db angle
1000 12.7 11.0 32.0 0.40 0.34 806 701 75 2.5
1250 21.1 18.3 51.0 0.41 0.36 841 732 76 3.0
1500 27.9 24.3 75.0 0.37 0.32 758 659 84 3.5
1750 34.9 30.3 104.0 0.34 0.29 683 594 86 4.0
2000 40.8 35.5 134.0 0.30 0.26 621 540 86 5.0
2358 48.3 42.0 202.0 0.24 0.21 487 423 87 5.0
  Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Simrad GPS.
GPH taken via MTU display.
Range is 90% of advertised fuel capacity.
Decibels measured at helm on A scale. 65 dB-A is the level of normal conversation.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

Additional 21.5kW Onan genset
1,400-gpd watermaker
250-gal. auxiliary fuel tank
teak helm pod
in-sole and transom livewells
mezzanine A/C
forward window mask
bow thruster
Viking green mist hull color
day head
19" LCD stateroom TV
mirrored ceiling in master
toolbox
fiberglass tank vents
Willy Vac system
crushed-ice system
full electronics
fighting chair
tower

This article originally appeared in the March 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.