Viking 68 ConvertibleBy Capt. Richard Thiel
Model: 68 Convertible
Model Year: 2006
Boat Type: Cruiser
LOA: 68'8" (w/ o pulpit)
Beam: 19'4" (at rubrail)
Weight: 115,000 lbs.
Standard Power: 2/1,520-mph MTU 12V 2000 M91 diesel inboards
Optional Power: 2/1,570-mhp Caterpillar C30, 1,675-mhp Caterpillar C32, or 1,825-hp Caterpillar C32A or 2/2,030-mhp MTU 16V 2000 M91 diesel inboards
Fuel Capacity: 2,000 gal.
Water Capacity: 355 gal.
76,000-Btu 5-zone (incl. bridge) Cruisair A/C
Awlgrip engine room and bilges
Delta "T" engine room ventilation
bridge chill box
Stidd helm chair
2/Sub-zero refrigerators and 2/freezer drawers
power steering pumps on both engines
bridge batteries for electronics
Moritz monitoring system
Sealand Magnum Opus MSDs
20'' Sharp LCD TV and Bose 3-2-1 stereo in master stateroom
cockpit sole livewell
SidePower bow thruster
1,200-gpd Sea Recovery watermaker
EZ2CY bridge enclosure
ice machine w/ cockpit-sole discharge
Murray Bros. fighting and helm chairs and cockpit and dinette tables
teak cockpit and mezzanine
Channell artwork over master berth
Palm Beach tower
This article originally appeared in the March 2006 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.