Viking 52By Kevin Koenig
Model: Viking 52
Model Year: 2013
Boat Type: Sportfisherman
Displacement: 70,280 lb. (test)
Optional Power: 2/1,000-hp MAN V8 diesels
Fuel Capacity: 1,467 gal.
Water Capacity: 186 gal.
Towering Over the Competition
If you’ve read reviews of Viking’s boats, then you’ve no doubt come across a phrase like this: “The boat has a tower by Viking subsidiary Palm Beach Towers.” But what exactly does that mean, and why does Viking choose to build its own towers? As per usual, Viking’s director of communications, Pete Frederiksen, is the man with all the answers. He says, “The main advantage with Palm Beach Towers is that you can get your boat completed with the tower in place. The whole idea behind having this company is that the people who buy the boats have the money, but maybe not the time. There’s only 24 hours in a day no matter who you are. So if you have one company that does [the boat and the tower], that streamlines the whole process for the customer. And that’s what our guys really love.” Soup to nuts, that’s the Viking way.
The forepeak stateroom has two berth options.
Noteworthy Options: Viking Lady Yellow gelcoat ($14,850)
DC bow thruster ($14,855)
cockpit ice machine with discharge ($14,845)
saloon door with electric door opener ($5,500)
bridge refrigerator ($3,170).
This article originally appeared in the December 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.