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As one of the oldest and largest yacht dealers in the world, HMY Yacht Sales brings unparalleled insight, industry expertise, and uncompromising service to our clients. Contact us today to learn how HMY can assist you with all of your yachting needs. We proudly offer new Viking Yachts, Princess Yachts, Cruisers Yachts, and Arcadia Yachts, and are the leaders in yacht brokerage and luxury charter.


FLIBS 2016 Live Stream - Viking Yacht

Join Editor Dan Harding for a rare look inside the Viking Yacht Company display and the new 72C at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.   More ▶


Viking 37 Billfish

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.   More ▶


Viking 48 Convertible

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.   More ▶


Viking 80

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.

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Viking 80 EB

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.

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Cruisers 60 Cantius

The 60 Cantius from Cruisers Yachts retains the interior volume we’ve come to expect from Cruisers, but with a twist: She’s got a sporty profile. Read how she came together here.   More ▶


Princess 88

The Princess 88 debut at the 2015 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.   More ▶


Viking 55

Named one of the prettiest boats of all time by Power & Motoryacht.   More ▶


50 Years A Princess

An interview with David King, Director and Co-founder of Princess Yachts.   More ▶


Viking 52 SC

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.

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Arcadia 100

New Boats Notebook: Update on the Arcadia 100   More ▶


Viking 75 Motor Yacht

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.

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Viking 75 Motor Yacht

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A History of Viking Yachts

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.   More ▶


Viking 75 MY Engine Room

A look at the engine room of the Viking 75 Motor Yacht.   More ▶


Arcadia 85 US Edition

Our first look at the Arcadia 85 US Edition. 

What is this thing I see before me—yet another Italian interpretation of a long-range cruising yacht? Indeed it is and what a fascinating approach to providing interior volume and liveability in an environmentally conscious package.

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Cruisers 390 Express Coupe

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Cruisers 390 Express Coupe. 

Capt. Richard Thiel discovers that Cruisers has built a better mousetrap with its 390 Express Cruiser—over-sized components and sporty performance abound!

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Viking 92C

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.

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Show Debut - Princess 43 Fly

The Princess 43 Fly, debuting at the 2014 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.   More ▶


Viking 75 MY

New Boats Notebook - update on the Viking 75 MY   More ▶


Princess 68 Flybridge

Power & Motoryacht's first look at the Princess 68 Flybridge 

The elegant and surprisingly speedy Princess 68 Flybridge is a boat you need to know about.

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Princess M30

New Boats Notebook: Update on the Princess M30   More ▶


Arcadia 115

Power & Motoryacht's Boat Test of the Arcadia 115. 

The first thing that strikes the casual observer about the Arcadia 115 is her forward-thinking exterior design. But as our tester found out, this yacht offers much more than meets the eye.

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The Viking 92 EB - first float

This Viking 92 EB is the largest resin infused convertible sportfishing yacht to be built in the United States. Watch her launch and first float in the video.   More ▶


Viking 42 ST

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.

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Princess S72

Power & Motoryacht’s boat test of the Princess S72 

Princess’s S72 is the first in a new class of sport boats for the British builder. Capt. Bill Pike tested her recently and found a vessel that was as pleasingly luxurious as she was fun to drive. He especially liked the boat’s spacious flying bridge.

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Viking 92

New Boats Notebook - Mar 2014, update on the Viking 92   More ▶


Viking 75

New Boats Notebook - Jan 2014, update on the Viking 75 Motoryacht.   More ▶


Viking 52

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.

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Viking 52

Inaugural fishing trip of a Viking 52.   More ▶


Princess 82

Power & Motoryacht Tested: Princess 82

If you know the line of Princess motoryachts as we do, you may be curious to see just this new addition fits. But if you’re just becoming acquainted with these exquisite British-built motoryachts, you’re in for a real treat. Either way, we’d love to show you around the Princess 82. Step aboard with us here.

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Princess 82

A video of the Princess 82 from Princess Yachts.   More ▶


Princess V48

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Princess V48

She shows how this British boatbuilder has used smart ideas to create living space. Check out our full test here.

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Princess V48

The Princess V48 is the builder's first yacht using Volvo Penta IPS propulsion, and therefore benefits from the additional space freed up by moving the engine room aft. Have a good look at the Princess V48 in her element.   More ▶


Princess 52

Power & Motoryacht's first look at the Princess 52

This British-built, flying-bridge model was constructed with an eye towards making sure everyone onboard has enough space to rest comfortably, properly mingle at parties, and get away from other passengers (as cruising sometimes necessitates).

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Princess V62-S

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Princess V62-S

Looking for an express cruiser that ticks all the boxes? Try the next generation. The Princess V62-S takes design and construction to another level. Get a full sense of her here

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The Viking Yachts Story

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.   More ▶


Princess V62

Power & Motoryacht's first impression of the Princess V62. This is an express cruiser that gets the details right.

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Long-Term Test: Cruisers Yachts 41 Cantius

One of the biggest challenges in properly evaluating a boat is the lack of time onboard. Cruisers Yachts gave us the keys to a 41 Cantius for an entire season. See what we found out here.

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Princess V57

Power & Motoryacht's First Look at the Princess V57

The sleek lines of the Princess V57 enfold some clever design features that make for fine times aboard. From her three-stateroom layout to her gaping sunroof to her tender garage, the V57 is ready for all you can imagine and more. Fire your imagination further here.

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Viking 62 Convertible

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.

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Viking 55 Convertible

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.

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Cruisers 45 Cantius

Power & Motoryacht's first look at the Cruisers 45 Cantius. Powered by twin 375-horsepower Volvo IPS500s the 45 Cantius is no slouch in the speed department, charging along at a company-estimated cruising speed of just over 24 knots, nearing 28 with the hammers down.

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Viking 55 Convertible

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.

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Princess V72

Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Princess V72. With responsive control and plenty of horsepower, this Princess V72 gives an experienced owner the confidence to run her on his own.

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Arcadia 115

Just Launched: Our first impression of the Arcadia 115

The yacht was designed with what the company refers to as an ‘open space’ concept, which is to say that her decks are particularly capacious, and her portholes and windows are large, creating an airy and well-lit ambiance inside.

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Viking 66 Convertible

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...

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Princess 60 Flybridge Motoryacht

The Princess 60 Flybridge is British-born and American-bred. Power & Motoryacht's exclusive boat test of the Princess 60 FB Motoryacht.

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Cruisers Yachts 41 Cantius

A Good Running Game

The Cruisers 41 Cantius exemplifies traditional American values, and she’s a pleasure to run.

Green Bay, Wisconsin, is a city with a population hovering just above 100,000, though I’d guess that number at least doubled this football season when the New Orleans Saints came to town to play the world-champion Packers in the NFL opener...

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We cruise the Gulf Coast six years after hurricane Katrina

Starting a boat trip with a ride in a Dodge pickup is odd perhaps. But then, the tour it facilitated sorta set the tone for the rest of that sunny day this past April. Vice president of Trinity Yachts Billy Smith was at the helm of the Dodge.

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Princess V72

 

 

Exclusive: Princess V72

 

While Kate Middleton may own the spotlight for now, she will soon have to compete with another British Princess who may even surpass Her Highness in beauty and grace. The V72 promises to uphold the traditions of another impressive lineage, that of Princess Yachts, the U.K. builder of sportcruisers. The V72 will launch

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Princess 60

The Princess 60 is a boat perfectly suited for entertaining on the water. The well-lit saloon features a U-shape sofa and coffee table with a settee opposite, while down below three cabins offer even more comfort. Up top on the flying bridge, a dining table with panoramic views that is sure to delight your guests.

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Viking 66 Convertible

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   More ▶


Viking Yachts 42 Open

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   More ▶


Customized 52-foot Viking

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

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Viking 42 Convertible

From out of South Jersey comes another Viking build that may be destined to become a classic. Although she is the smallest Viking, the 42 has a big attitude. With aggressively raked lines and a dark visor contrasting with her expansive foredeck, the 42 certainly looks ready to rumble offshore. And a cockpit with a built-in mezzanine, a transom door with lift gate,   More ▶


Princess Yachts V52

At-Sea Royalty

This across-the-pond import is the very definition of performance and elegance.

I sit on the starboard-side black leather helm seat, one of two on this sleek 52-foot express cruiser from British-builder Princess, and gaze at Lake Worth’s buoy-dotted route in front of me. The view reminds me of a giant slalom course where skiers take their performance   More ▶


Princess Yachts

At-Sea Royalty

This across-the-pond import is the very definition of performance and elegance.

I sit on the starboard-side black leather helm seat, one of two on this sleek 52-foot express cruiser from British-builder Princess, and gaze at Lake Worth’s buoy-dotted route in front of me. The view reminds me of a giant slalom course where skiers take their performance   More ▶


Viking 70 Convertible

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   More ▶


Cruisers Yachts 48 Cantius

Radical Chic

 

IPS maneuverability, a split-level saloon, and design sensibilities that rock

As I pulled my car into the parking lot of Oconto, Wisconsin’s Breakwater Park, I certainly wasn’t expecting to be amazed by my test boat du jour’s appearance. After all, I’d seen a few pre-production drawings of the new Cruisers 48 Cantius Sports Coupe last year, and although

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Mega Shift

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   More ▶


2010 Viking 76 Convertible

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   More ▶


Boat Test: Viking Sport Cruisers V62

The evening’s peripherals were perfect. A few lights had begun twinkling along Plymouth’s quaint English shoreline. Great drafts of bracing salt air whooshed across our open Skyhatch, a mechanically actuated moonroof of sorts, through which a faint moon shone, at least on some of my longer beeline runs. And the rain had quit, leaving a sunset sky washed with amber and red.

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Family Favorite

I felt slightly flummoxed after boarding VikingSport Cruiser’s new 50 Flybridge in the storiedold harbor of Plymouth, England. Certainly, thesource of my perplexity had nothing to do withthe vessel’s appearance. While shapes and stylelines were indeed bold and aggressive, the overallprofile was attractive yet undeniably mainstream.And I experienced no confusion concerningthe topside   More ▶


Viking Sport Cruisers 50 Flybridge Yacht

I felt slightly flummoxed after boarding Viking Sport Cruiser’s new 50 Flybridge in the storied old harbor of Plymouth, England. Certainly, the source of my perplexity had nothing to do with the vessel’s appearance. While shapes and style lines were indeed bold and agressive, the overall profile was attractive yet undeniably mainstream. And I experienced no confusion concerning the   More ▶


Viking 57 Convertible

When I first got into the boat-testing biz some 21 years ago, European styling was thought by most American experts of the day to be the greatest import to cross the pond since sliced gelato. Even now, the phenomenon continues to haunt the world of marine design, although its influences seem to be fading, especially in light of the styling we’re seeing in today’s sportfishing battlewagons, and   More ▶


Viking Convertible 82

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about big sportfishing boats, it’s this: They’re not just about speed. Still, when I saw “38 kts” pop up on the center 19-inch KEP helm monitor, I was impressed. Maybe that’s because it felt more like 20 knots up on the Viking 82’s flying bridge, some 17 feet off the water. Or maybe it was the utter effortlessness with which the big convertible made that number.   More ▶


Viking Sport Cruisers V78

The partnership of New Jersey-based Viking Yachts with England's Princess Yachts has produced yet another express cruiser on the drafting board. The project, which is meant to fill the gap between the Viking Sport Cruisers V65 and V85, includes the largest fully resin-infused hull the company has built to date. This Bernard Olesinski-designed vessel should align with Viking's long-held reputation   More ▶


Viking 50 Convertible

A lot can change in seven years. Heck, I went from being a college student to a working professional (yes, this is actually a job) to a daddy in that amount of time, and from having near-black hair to a more refined salt-and-pepper duotone. Man, the time flies. As fast as life moves ahead, so does boat design and technology. I found proof of this during my latest testing adventure onboard Viking   More ▶


Creature-Catching Comforts

Viking 50 Convertible

There are few things that say comfort like a Sunbrella-covered cockpit mezzanine. But that's far from the only fine amenity aboard Viking's new 50 Convertible.

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Viking Sport Cruisers 63 Motor Yacht

Robert Moss really likes boats. He enjoys them so much that he's owned nine new ones since 2004. I met Moss because he kindly let me test his most recent addition, a Viking Sport Cruisers 63 Motor Yacht. I arrived at the vessel's home at the Brewer Yacht Sales yard on Long Island's north shore, and this avid boater soon gave me the skinny on why he digs the 63.

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VIking 60

The wind may have been blowing 25-plus, but the 60 feet of battlewagon beneath my feet easily beat down the blowhard wind, and the four- to six-foot seas topped with a seething chop. This latest bluewater machine from New Gretna, New Jersey's, Viking Yachts made a true 27 knots (31 mph) without so much as a hiccup.

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Viking 82 Convertible

Sometimes bigger is better. A case in point is Viking Yachts' 82 Convertible, eight feet longer and about two feet beamier than the builder's current flagship 74 Convertible. Don't get me wrong, the 74 is no slouch. But I never warmed to her lower-deck layout, with its meandering passageway along the   More ▶


Cruisers 360 Express

Even on a day fraught with showers and thunderstorms, you can't beat driving a sporty express cruiser straight down Tampa Bay with the Sunshine Skyway bridge dead on the nose. There's nothing like the sensation of freedom 40 mph produces as you swoop left and right, dodging sporadic squalls. Or the lift you get from cranking the wheel hard over and the boat banks balletically into a turn, losing   More ▶


Viking Sport Cruisers 58 Flybridge

While the larger world grapples with thorny issues like disappearing polar ice caps and nuclear proliferation, the boating industry wrestles with its own conundrums, one of which rivals those in thorniness if not scale: Galley Up Versus Galley Down. Pretty much since the day someone first put a lid on a hull, designers and owners have debated which is the better location for the food-preparation   More ▶


Viking 60 Convertible

Viking 60 Convertible

Never content to rest on its laurels, Viking Yachts is true to the company mantra: Build a better boat every day. Nowhere is this commitment more evident than in its latest offering, the all-new 60 Convertible. Arguably the best yet from the New Jersey builder, she boasts an advanced hull form, dramatic new   More ▶


Cruisers 330 Express

Here at PMY, we're fortunate to enjoy the use of a different boat each summer, which we take out for product testing, entertaining clients, and of course, our leisure. Last summer's Cruisers Yachts 447 Sport Sedan provided my first chance to actually weekend aboard a boat from this   More ▶


Viking 54 Convertible

More than likely, the color of the hull had something to do with my reaction the morning I stood on the dock admiring Viking's 54 Convertible—if there's anything kickin' around the marine scene today that looks better on a hull side or a transom than Viking's seafoam green, I'll be danged if I know what the heck it is. Add a glossy, snow-white superstructure, a teaky pair of Murray Products   More ▶


Viking Sanlorenzo SD92

Viking Sanlorenzo SD92

It was just last year that the Sanlorenzo 88 debuted, the first in a line of custom yachts offered through an alliance between New Jersey-based Viking Yachts and Sanlorenzo, located in Viareggio, Italy. This fall the second model, the SD92, is slated to debut. Unlike the 88, which has a hard-chine planing   More ▶


Viking Sanlorenzo 88

Several years ago New Jersey-based Viking Yachts embarked on a major collaborative effort with England's Princess Yachts to create the Viking Sport Cruisers line. To say that the effort was successful would be an understatement; the line now comprises more than a dozen models of flying bridge, express, and motoryacht styles ranging from 43 to 84 feet. But the Sport Cruisers are production yachts,   More ▶


Viking Sport Cruisers V53

It starts with hull design.

A 15-mph northerly is blowing up a short but steep two- to three-foot chop off the coast of Riviera Beach, Florida. I position the knife-like bow of the Viking Sport Cruisers' V53 Yacht into the oncoming chop, shove the single-lever Volvo Penta electronic controls to the pins, hold the wheel, and prepare for impact. But there isn't any.

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Duetto

While it may not seem so to us, the American yacht buyer is a tough nut to crack. In fact, you could say the American market has, over the years, proven to be something of a tar pit for foreign builders; the bones of the unsuccessful ones litter the landscape. The problem is that Americans love boats from foreign shores, but only on their terms, and those terms often involve things like   More ▶


Cruisers 390 Sports Coupe

Americans are notorious for buying more than they need. Whether it's cars, houses, or food, we can't resist the urge to supersize. Which is fine as long as we don't confuse desire and necessity. It's okay to want a Hummer, but don't fool yourself into believing you actually need one.

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Viking Custom Yachts Sanlorenzo 88

Viking Custom Yachts Sanlorenzo 88

Some years ago, as a means of expanding and diversifying its product offerings, New Jersey-based Viking Yachts forged a strategic alliance with England’s Princess Yachts to produce the Viking Sport Cruisers line. Now, as Viking sets its sights on building a line of custom motoryachts, it has   More ▶


Viking 64 Convertible

Usually the design of a new sportfishing yacht evolves around the cockpit. Fishing, above all else, is what the yacht is built for. But the design of Viking's new 64 Convertible was motivated by another equally significant factor: the imminent availability of the new, highly anticipated MTU 16V 2000 M93 diesel engine. Rated at 2,400 hp, the muscular MTU offers promise of substantially higher   More ▶


Viking Sport Cruisers V65 Express

If the Viking Sport Cruisers' V65 were human, I would say that she welcomed me with open arms. From the moment that I stepped aboard, that she seemed the consummate hostess, a perfect venue for socializing with family, friends, or business associates. With her versatile open layout and stylish, understated, but elegant decor, she's suited to any occasion, be it a casual day of fun in the sun or a   More ▶


Cruisers 447 Sport Sedan

This summer is going to rock for the PMY staff. Why? Because this year's company boat is the Cruisers 447 Sport Sedan. After spending a full day onboard the latest Office Ours, I can say with certainty that over the next five months, the sign-up sheet will be full and her engine-hour meters will put up some big numbers.

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Viking 68 Convertible

The difference between testing a new Viking and other convertibles is the same as the difference between following the New York Yankees and most any other baseball team. The Yankees are obsessed with being the best, and they set the bar higher than anyone. Where a division title would cause most teams to rejoice, for the Yankees it’s a mere stepping stone to the only thing that counts: the World   More ▶


Cruisers 385 Express

With any luck, my wife won't read the following test of the Cruisers 385 Express Motoryacht, a speedy, extraordinarily comfortable aft-cabin cruiser that'll debut at the Miami International Boat Show in February. Not that I've tossed in anything inflammatory. Far be it from mois to shoot my mouth off about personal stuff just to keep readers reading Power & Motoryacht.

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Viking Sport Cruisers 67 Motoryacht

My time aboard the Viking Sport Cruisers 67 Motor Yacht took place on the same long weekend I also boarded and tested the Viking V70 Express Yacht, which turned out to be our July cover boat. The occasion was a trip from Miami to Marathon to Key Largo during which I not only tested both boats but also   More ▶


Cruisers 477 Sport Sedan

When someone calls to tell me he wants me to see a new boat that’s really different, it’s hard not to be skeptical. "Different" is a continuum; a change in nomenclature or even color may be all that’s necessary to justify it. "Really new"? To earn that description, someone’s got to come up with a whole new take on an existing concept. Well, Cruisers has. Its 477 Sport Sedan represents a   More ▶


Viking Sport Cruisers V70 Express

About ten years ago, I received a call from Tom Carroll, then executive vice president of Viking Yachts, telling me the builder partnered with U.K. builder Princess Yachts to import a line of motoryachts to the United States. He wanted to know if I was interested in shaking down the first two models, a flying-bridge 48 and a 52-foot open, on a run from Miami to Marathon. I said yes, but I was   More ▶


Cruisers 400 Express

When I was a young boy, I loved going to the circus and seeing the clowns. One of my favorite memories was seeing a dozen of them pile out of a tiny little car that seemed no bigger than a golf cart. How could they pack so many people in such a small space?

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Viking 74 Convertible

Whoever coined the phrase, “Good things come in small packages,” would probably have changed his or her mind had they been strolling the docks of Atlantic City’s Trump Marina one day last summer. For there, among a myriad assortment of battlewagons and other craft, sat the largest convertible Viking Yachts has ever built, the 74. A formidable, eye-catching machine, she’d grown several feet from   More ▶


Cruisers 300 Express

I love drivin’ boats. Always have. Particularly when they’re even a little bit like the new 300 Express from Cruisers Yachts. Not that the 300’s a guts-and-glory go-fast, with engines high-strung and rebuild-prone. Nope—she’s a bonafide express cruiser, with all the standards that make weekending on the water (or even vacationing now and again) as kickback comfortable as it is fun. More to   More ▶


Cruisers 500 Express

I tested a Cruisers 455 Express Motoryacht last year, and the most striking area of that boat was her enormous full-beam aft master stateroom. It wasn’t just the standard queen-size berth, vanity, full-length cedar closets, and en suite head that impressed me. It was how the builder also comfortably fit in a whirlpool tub concealed behind two French doors; another door connected the head and tub   More ▶


Viking Sport Cruisers 50 Flybridge

I find it ironic that Viking Sport Cruisers owners typically take delivery of their yachts in Atlantic City rather than at Viking’s headquarters located a few miles north in New Gretna, New Jersey. The reason, of course, is convenience. The irony lies in the fact that amidst the gambling mecca of the East Coast, the only sure bet is that yacht owners will like the new Viking Sport Cruisers 50   More ▶


Viking Sport Cruisers V58

It was one of those days. Beyond the bow of our test boat—a three-stateroom, two-head version of Viking Sport Cruisers’ V58 Express Yacht—the entire seascape was awash with big, hooligan whitecaps. Four- to six-footers pounded the ends of the jetties flanking Florida’s Lake Worth Inlet. Further out, eight- to ten-footers walloped the Gulf Stream, and further still, it was anybody’s   More ▶


Viking 45 Open

My friend Tom is dealing with a wonderful dilemma. He’s an avid offshore angler and express-boat aficionado looking to move up to his next vessel, but he also likes to cruise with his wife and three kids. So what’s the problem? Finding a boat that can satisfy his desire for a big bridge deck and cockpit with below-deck accommodations for five. Tom, my friend, I think I may have found the answer.   More ▶


Viking Sport Cruisers 75

As luck would have it, our venue for testing the latest addition to the Viking Sport Cruisers line was Atlantic City, New Jersey, with some of the biggest casinos on the East Coast dotting the horizon. As I approached this gaming Mecca, it occurred to me how willing we sometimes are to take chances, to play a hunch. Penny ante or high stakes, for business or pleasure, taking a risk often enhances   More ▶