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New Viking Yachts For Sale

Viking yachts are widely known as the ultimate sportfishing boats built today, equipped for serious offshore tournament fishing. Boat owners demand high levels of performance, space, amenities on board, and range, and these boats definitely deliver. Viking yachts for sale range from 38 to 90 feet in length and are built at their American shipyard located in New Gretna, NJ. SI Yachts has sold Viking yachts longer than any other dealer in the world, and we're the top Viking dealers for New York, parts of New Jersey, and southern Connecticut. Check out our current Viking models for sale today, or contact us to customize your own.

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Billfish

Known for being fast, highly maneuverable, and fun to drive, the Viking Billfish series is a great step up for center-console owners. The Viking Billfish series began with acquisition of the former Ocean Yachts factory, which gave Viking more than 80,000 square feet of boat-building space right on the Mullica River. The Viking 37 Billfish began the new model line, which has added the 38 Billfish and 46 Billfish. The new 46 Billfish features a much larger cockpit as well as more horsepower to combine the speed of a center-console with the accommodations of a sportfish.

Convertibles

The Viking Convertible is what has made the New Jersey builder the dominant sportfish manufacturer it is today. Viking continually tweaks its helm and electronics on the open bridge to ensure that the captain always has optimal control and visibility. From 44 to 90 feet, there simply is no better fishing yacht than a Viking Convertible. Owners have won countless tournaments behind the helm of a Viking thanks to its precision maneuvering, wide cockpit space for teams to work, and the most reliable engines possible. Custom towers can be added from Viking's subsidiary company, Palm Beach Towers.

Enclosed Bridge

Viking's climate-controlled Enclosed Bridge yacht is a work of art. State-of-the-art helm design and electronics combined with extra seating and other amenities redefine what it means to own an Enclosed Bridge, with Viking setting the bar. Large windshields open up complete visibility when cruising from the inside helm, and the ergonomic design makes it easy to adjust all controls. Many of the Enclosed Bridge models even have retractable flat-screen televisions, wet bars, and extra storage. Owners who live in colder climates particularly seek out Viking Enclosed Bridge yachts for sale.

Open Series

The Viking Open Series offers owners a fishing and cruising vessel that has stable performance, sporty horsepower, and the interior comfort of a much larger boat. The Viking Open Series is now offered from 44 to 54 feet, with the 54 Open being the newest model. If you currently own a center-console, the Open Series model line is a perfect crossover boat.

Sport Coupe

The Sport Coupe model range is Viking's take on an express cruiser with sportfish DNA. The gorgeous hardtop looks sleek and can be outfitted with outriggers for trolling. The cockpit and command deck are the focal points of each Sport Coupe model.

Sport Tower

Viking's Sport Tower model range offers the Sport Coupe design with a custom Palm Beach tower. This has become a popular alternative to the Viking Convertible and Billfish series. Perfect for the owner and operator who loves to cruise as much as fish, the Viking Sport Tower series is available now from 44 to 54 feet.

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HISTORICAL Viking Yachts MODELS

Model Name Beam Draft Engine Fuel Capacity
Viking Yachts 93 Motor Yacht 24' 4" 5' 11" MAN, CAT, or MTU 2,007 gallons
Viking Yachts 92 Convertible 24' 1" 5' 11" CAT or MTU 4,015 gallons
Viking Yachts 92 Enclosed 24' 1" 5' 11" CAT or MTU 4,015 gallons
Viking Yachts 92 Skybridge 24' 1" 5' 11" CAT or MTU 4,015 gallons
Viking Yachts 90 Skybridge 23' 2" 5' 11" CAT or MTU 3,801 gallons
Viking Yachts 90 Enclosed Bridge 23' 2 5' 11 CAT or MTU 3,801 gallons
Viking Yachts 90 Convertible 23' 2" 5' 11" CAT or MTU 3,801 gallons
Viking Yachts 82 Convertible 22' 4 5' 6 CAT or MTU 3,000 gallons
Viking Yachts 82 Motor Yacht 20' 6 5' 6 MAN, CAT, or MTU 1,650 gallons
Viking Yachts 80 Convertible 21' 4 5' 7 CAT or MTU 2,600 gallons
Viking Yachts 80 Skybridge 21' 4" 5' 7" CAT or MTU 2,600 gallons
Viking Yachts 80 Enclosed 21' 4 5' 7 MTU 2,600 gallons
Viking Yachts 76 Convertible 20' 3" 5' 6" CAT or MTU 2,547 gallons
Viking Yachts 75 Motor Yacht 15' 4" 5' 2" MAN or CAT 1,650 gallons
Viking Yachts 74 Convertible 19' 9" 5' 7" CAT or MTU 2,400 gallons
Viking Yachts 72 Skybridge 20' 5' 9" CAT or MTU 2,594 gallons
Viking Yachts 72 Enclosed 20' 5' 9 MTU 2,594 gallons
Viking Yachts 72 Convertible 20' 5' 9" MTU 2,594 gallons
Viking Yachts 70 Convertible 19' 7 5' 8 MTU 2,100 gallons
Viking Yachts 68 Convertible 19' 2 5' 5 MTU 2,060 gallons
Viking Yachts 68 Enclosed 19' 2" 5' 5" MTU 2,060 gallons.
Viking Yachts 66 Enclosed 19' 1" 5' 5" MTU 2,065 lbs.
Viking Yachts 66 Convertible 19' 1" 5' 5" MAN 2,065 gallons
Viking Yachts 65 Enclosed Bridge 18' 8" 6' MTU 1,990 gallons
Viking Yachts 65 Convertible 18' 9" 5' 6" MTU 2,000 gallons
Viking Yachts 64 Enclosed Bridge 18' 11" 5' 7" MAN 2,201 gallons
Viking Yachts 64 Convertible 18' 11 5' 7 MAN 2,201 gallons
Viking Yachts 62 Convertible 18' 11 5' 2 MTU 1,800 gallons
Viking Yachts 62 Enclosed 18' 11" 5' 2" MTU 1,800 gallons
Viking Yachts 61 Convertible 18' 2 5' 4 MTU 1,800 gallons
Viking Yachts 61 Enclosed Bridge 18' 2" 5' 3" MAN 1,850 gallons
Viking Yachts 60 Convertible 18' 9 5' 1 CAT or MAN 1,620 gallons
Viking Yachts 58 Convertible 17' 9" 5' 0" MTU 1,502 gallons
Viking Yachts 57 Convertible 18' 2" 4' 11" MAN 1,685 gallons
Viking Yachts 56 Convertible 18' 2" 5' MTU 1,501 gallons
Viking Yachts 55 Convertible 17' 9" 5' 1" MAN 1,400 gallons
Viking Yachts 54 Convertible 17' 8" 4' 11" MAN 1,535 gallons
Viking Yachts 54 Open 17' 8 4' 10 MAN 1,486 gallons
Viking Yachts 54 Sport Coupe 17' 8" 4' 10" MAN 1,486 gallons
Viking Yachts 53 Convertible 16' 6" 4' 6" MAN 1,100 gallons
Viking Yachts 52 Convertible 17' 6 4' 11 MAN 1,202 Gallons
Viking Yachts 52 Sport Tower 17' 6 4' 11 MAN 1,202 gallons
Viking Yachts 52 Sport Coupe 17' 6" 4' 11" MAN 1,202 gallons
Viking Yachts 52 Open 17' 6 4' 11 MAN 1,202 Gallons
Viking Yachts 50 Open 16' 4 4' 9 MAN 805 gallons
Viking Yachts 50 Convertible 16' 4" 4' 9" MAN 805 gallons
Viking Yachts 48 Open 17' 4' 7" MAN 1,190 gallons
Viking Yachts 48 Convertible 17' 4' 8" MAN 1,190 gallons
Viking Yachts 48 Sport Coupe 17' 0" 4' 8" MAN 1,215 gallons
Viking Yachts 47 Convertible 15' 5" 4' 4" MAN 700 gallons
Viking Yachts 46 Convertible 16' 6" 4' 5" MAN 1,524 gallons
Viking Yachts 46 Billfish 15' 4" 4' 3" Cummins, MAN or Scania 709 gallons
Viking Yachts 45 Convertible 16' 4" 4' 6" MAN 665 gallons
Viking Yachts 45 Open 16' 4" 4' 6" MAN 848 gallons
Viking Yachts 44 Sport Coupe 16' 4" 4' 5" MAN 817 gallons
Viking Yachts 44 Convertible 16' 4" 4' 0" MAN 825 gallons
Viking Yachts 43 Convertible 15' 3" 4' 3" MAN 585 gallons
Viking Yachts 42 Sport Tower 15' 10" 3' 5" Cummins 525 gallons
Viking Yachts 42 Open 15' 10" 3' 5" Cummins 525 gallons
Viking Yachts 42 Convertible 15' 10" 3' 7" Cummins 525 gallons
Viking Yachts 41 Convertible 14' 8" 4' 2" Caterpillar 380 gallons
Viking Yachts 38 Billfish 14' 3' 4 Cummins 460 gallons
Viking Yachts 38 Open 14' 3' 4 Cummins 460 gallons
Viking Yachts 37 Billfish 13' 10" 2' 8" Cummins 440 gallons

About Viking Yachts

SERVICE & EXPERTISE FAR BEYOND OTHER VIKING YACHT DEALERS

As one of the oldest Viking dealers in the world, SI Yachts has plenty of experience with this legendary brand, which we've worked with for more than 30 years. Our Viking specialists have been trained at the factory, fish with Viking boats recreationally, and have helped many clients over the years to find the perfect sportfish. When you're looking to buy a Viking yacht, just contact our Viking team and you'll get personalized assistance from our experts.

While we continually stock new Viking inventory, our proximity to the Viking shipyard also allows us to offer unparalleled service, including a special hands-on experience, to our customers who choose to build and customize their own boat. In addition, your SI Yachts Viking sales professional will make frequent trips to the factory to give you peace of mind as your yacht is being built. And once your new yacht is delivered, our Staten Island marina and service facility can do all warranty work, repairs, and routine maintenance needed throughout the life of your Viking ownership.

Our financial stability as a company also gives us the opportunity to be able to take your boat or yacht in trade toward the purchase of a new Viking. This makes it easy on our clients who want to own a new Viking yacht but don't want to wait for their boat to sell on the brokerage market. Should you want to sell your current boat or yacht and not trade it in, SI Yachts also offers one of the top marketing programs in the industry to sell your vessel quickly and efficiently. We also specialize in helping clients find used Viking yachts for sale.

 

ABOUT VIKING YACHTS

"Build a better boat every day." This is the company motto that Viking President Patrick Healey relentlessly drives into everyone who is part of the Viking team, whether they are at the factory helping to design and construct the boats or on the dealer side helping to sell the dream. In 1964, brothers Bob and Bill Healey first bought Peterson-Viking Builders, a small and struggling builder of 37-foot wooden sportfish boats in New Jersey. Today, Viking has become the worldwide leader in semi-custom fiberglass sportfishing boats and motor yachts with one of the most dedicated customer followings of any yacht on the market. It's not uncommon to see a Viking at the top of the leaderboard in any major billfish tournament. Viking has delivered more than 4,500 yachts and shows no sign of slowing down in the near future. On average, Viking builds 100 boats every year.

 

WHAT MAKES VIKING YACHTS SPECIAL?

While Viking may have an impressive facility with some of the most advanced technological equipment in the marine industry today, it's undoubtedly the people inside the company that make it special. It takes refined skill to build a boat, and Viking has employed generations of families who pass down their talents to their sons and daughters. Whether they're working in Viking's in-house carpentry shop or helping to install the customized interiors, Viking's artisans are dedicated and driven to build a better boat each day. Viking recognizes this passion for their product by rewarding its team with medical coverage at its in-house facility, retirement programs, and many other benefits that go above and beyond what is seen in today's corporate world.

Viking's ability to keep a skilled workforce allows it to build 90% of each model in its factory, which allows for an unprecedented level of quality control. Only the engines and components like HVAC units, transmissions, and electronics are built outside of the New Jersey factory.

But quality control isn't all that sets new Viking yachts apart from the competition:

 

WHAT DIFFERENT TYPES OF YACHTS DOES VIKING BUILD?

Viking yachts for sale are divided into several categories that vary by how and where the owner will use their yacht. Each model line has specific characteristics that differentiate it from the others, so Viking is able to tailor their offerings to each customer's wishes.

 

HOW ARE VIKING YACHTS BUILT?

The process by which Viking yachts are built is quite complex and impressive. It all begins with the five-axis profiler that is able to create the foam plugs needed to build the molds that are designed by the in-house team. The precision that computer-generated cutting of laminates and materials provides far exceeds the quality that any human could achieve. Each hull is built for maximum durability, rigidity, and performance. Like at many builders today, the hull is vacuum-bagged and resin-infused to provide extra strength, but Viking uses only the very best resin available, which has greater impact-resistant qualities. The resin is pulled through the materials in the hull, filling all possible voids. The final result is a hull that is lighter and stronger and allows for greater fuel-carrying capacity. And all of the Viking stringers and bulkheads are encapsulated in fiberglass and bonded to the interior of the hull, which provides additional strength.

Viking also has its very own metal shop in its New Gretna factory. The metal shop is responsible for creating Viking engine beds and hardware as well as other metal components. For example, spiral staircases for Enclosed Bridge models are fabricated here using either a high-polished anodized surface or a powder-coated finish for both aesthetics and durability.

In the Viking fiberglass shop, custom-made fuel, water, and waste tanks are crafted with the resin-infusion process. All tank bases mirror the shape of the bottom of the hull, maximizing space and capacity. Deck assemblies, salon floors, and flybridges demonstrate the talents of the skilled craftsmen on the fiberglass team.

Viking even has its own wood shop to make structural components, interior cabinetry, furniture, and joinery. Hand-finishing is also done here, which results in the incredible high-gloss finish seen inside Viking's salons and staterooms.

Once installation of the engines, wiring, interior components, and furniture is completed, the new Viking is transferred to the water for its initial testing. Quality control managers and the engineering department conduct exhaustive testing and record performance numbers to evaluate any adjustments needed. The result is a perfectly tuned package delivered to the customer ready to fish or cruise.

 

WHERE ARE VIKING YACHTS BUILT?

Viking yachts are built at one of two factories in the Northeast United States. The main Viking yacht factory is located on Route 9 in New Gretna, NJ, along the Bass River. Access to this river gives Viking the ability to put boats in the water right from the factory and navigate out to the Atlantic Ocean. This factory is as impressive as it gets. Featuring solar power, its own water supply, an in-house hospital and medical facility for its workers, and more than 810,000 square feet of factory floor, the Viking boat factory is one of the most state-of-the-art plants in the world.

In 2016, Viking acquired the assets to what used to be the Ocean Yachts factory in Egg Harbor City, NJ, along the Mullica River. Viking would name this factory Viking Mullica. Here, Viking manufactures its smaller boats, including the Billfish series. The 37 Billfish would go on to receive high praise for its traditional Viking quality, resemblance to the popular Ocean 37 Billfish, and maneuverability. In 2019, Viking began producing multiple models at the Viking Mullica facility, including the 38 Billfish and 46 Billfish as well as the Valhalla center-console line.

 

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST VIKING YACHT BUILT TODAY?

The largest Viking yacht for sale today is the 90 Convertible, which has taken the place of the 92 Convertible and 92 Enclosed Bridge. The Viking 90 Convertible is offered in both an enclosed-bridge and skybridge version and was introduced at the Miami Boat Show in 2023. The previous longest Viking sportfishing boat models were first introduced in 2014 and sold 21 hulls, including the Fa-La-Me, which travels the world for big game.

 

WHAT IS THE SMALLEST VIKING YACHT BUILT TODAY?

The smallest Viking yacht built today is the 38 Billfish. The Viking 38 Billfish measures 38 feet 8 inches and is a perfect boat for the owner who wants to operate their vessel without a captain and crew. Viking has also designed and is in the process of building a 38 Open Express model. The next-smallest new Viking yachts for sale measure 44 feet and come in Convertible, Open, or Sport Tower models.

 

HOW MUCH DOES THE VIKING 92 COST?

Viking's previous flagship sportfishing model, the 92 Convertible has a base price of $9,730,000 when equipped with MTU 16V2000 M96L 2,635-HP engines. As bigger engines and other options are added, the cost obviously increases and can potentially reach more than $11 million. The cost of a Viking 92 is nothing compared to the adventures you will experience as an owner.

 

HOW MUCH DOES THE VIKING 90 COST?

Taking over for the 92 Convertible is the Viking 90 Convertible, the shipyard's newest flagship model. This is the ultimate sportfishing yacht that will reach 38 knots with twin CAT C-32A 1,925mhp engines. The base price of the 90 Convertible is more than $12 million with a fully-equipped boat costing more than $14 million.

 

DOES VIKING BUILD CENTER-CONSOLE BOATS?

Viking also builds center-console boats under the Valhalla Boatworks brand. Valhalla boats consist of five models:

Each Valhalla center-console is made with a deep-V, stepped-hull design that gives owners fast and efficient performance. Each boat has a dedicated space for a Seakeeper Stabilizing System, in-deck fish boxes, raised transom bait wells, and a version of Viking's signature mezzanine seating. The Valhalla center-console line is configured with a variety of possible power options including twin, triple, quad, and even quint four-stroke outboards that will range from 300 to 600 horsepower. Power-assist hydraulic steering comes standard on each model, and owners have the option to add joystick helm controls. Viking's subsidiary companies continue to provide electronics from AME and marlin/tuna towers from Palm Beach Towers.

 

WHAT KINDS OF ENGINES DOES VIKING USE IN ITS YACHTS?

The size and manufacturer of the engines inside each Viking yacht vary depending on its size and the customer's requirements for horsepower. The 38 Billfish, for example, is powered with a Cummins QSB6.7 550-HP engine, which allows it to reach a top speed of 35 knots. On some of the larger Viking convertibles, like the 58C, owners have a choice of engine brands and options that range from MAN V12 1,400-HP to 1,900-HP engines as well as MTU Series 2000 V10 M96L 1,600-HP engines. The biggest Viking Convertible, the 90C, is outfitted with optional twin MTU Series 2000 V16 M96L 2,635-HP engines.

 

WHAT'S THE BEST PLACE TO TOUR A VIKING?

Viking offers numerous opportunities to tour its yachts every year at boat shows and two different VIP showcase events. Each year before the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and the Miami boat show, Viking hosts two events for customers and dealers to sea-trial different models, which are held either in Atlantic City, NJ, or at the Viking Service Center in South Florida. Customers from all around the world come to these two-day events to meet with factory representatives, see the new models before the boat show crowds, and try them out for themselves. If you are seriously considering purchasing a new Viking yacht, your SI Yachts sales professional can arrange for a personal factory tour or make sure you are invited to one of these VIP events.

Aside from the VIP events, Viking also displays more than 15 models at the Fort Lauderdale boat show and the Miami yacht show. These two boat shows are among the largest in the world and offer customers a great opportunity to climb on board almost every Viking yacht offered in their lineup.

 

WHY BUY A VIKING YACHT OVER BUILDING A CUSTOM SPORTFISHING BOAT?

Viking yachts are often referred to as production boats, but that isn't exactly true. Viking yachts are considered to be semi-custom yachts and give owners numerous opportunities to customize their vessel. Whether they want to change the layout from three cabins to four staterooms, convert space into extra rod storage, pick the engine manufacturer and horsepower, select what electronics they want installed, or simply alter the features in the cockpit, owners have a variety of options to make their Viking unique to their boating requirements.

Having multiple production lines also gives Viking an advantage over custom-built boats. From the time when the first deposit is made, building a Viking from scratch is completed years ahead of what a custom boat would take to build. It's also difficult to beat the service network that Viking has created. Whether you need warranty work, routine maintenance, service on your electronics, or installation of a Seakeeper gyro, Viking offers the ability to get your Viking or Princess yacht (thanks to an agreement between the two companies) in front of factory-trained technicians no matter your location.

 

WHAT IS THE MOST POPULAR VIKING MODEL BEING BUILT TODAY?

One of the most popular large sportfish models today is the Viking 72 Convertible. Making its debut in 2017, the Viking 72C has been reviewed as a fast, dependable, well-equipped sportfish for the hardcore angler. Designed to compete in and win blue-water billfish tournaments, the 72C features a 209-square-foot cockpit with space for a Seakeeper, all of the tackle storage and insulated fish boxes you could ask for, and a wonderful four-stateroom, four-head layout.

 

WHAT KINDS OF FISHING OPTIONS CAN I HAVE ON A VIKING?

The only thing better for today's billfish angler than a Viking would be to have multiple Vikings! A Viking yacht's cockpit is larger than the competition's, meaning you have more room for a fighting chair, extra rod-holders, and room for the crew to move around in the heat of battle. From raised transom live wells to in-deck insulated fish boxes to the multiple tackle storage spaces, Viking knows what anglers want thanks to the time spent fishing their own boats on the tournament circuit.

What Kind of Resale Value Will My Viking Have on the Pre-Owned Market?
Late-model, well-equipped Viking yachts that have been professionally maintained often do quite well on the brokerage market. Some used Vikings have even been sold before making it online for the full asking price. Pre-owned Vikings do tend to hold their value very well and often sell in a six-month time frame.

Of course, listing your Viking boat with a reputable dealer that offers outstanding marketing is imperative to getting it sold quickly and for the most money possible. Our network at SI Yachts is very deep, since we've been a dealer for so long. We also invest substantially in marketing our clients' yachts through YachtWorld, Google, email marketing, social media, and a variety of other tactics. If you are a Viking owner and wish to find out what your yacht might be worth, give us a call today at (718) 984-7676.

 

UPDATE ON PRE-OWNED VIKING YACHTS MARKET

The team at SI Yachts are experts are listing and selling your pre-owned Viking. Our Diamond listing program ensure your boat is priced right and is marketed to sell. There are currently 306 pre-owned Viking Yachts for sale on the brokerage market today and 199 Vikings that have been sold in the last 12 months. (Updated: February 2024)

 

WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF THE VIKING YACHT COMPANY?

In 1964, brothers Bill and Bob Healey first set their sights on Peterson-Viking Builders, a struggling boat-builder in New Jersey. The Healey brothers had great aspirations, but no one expected that the small company that built 37-foot wooden sportfishing boats would become the iconic Viking Yacht Company that would lead the industry. Six decades later, boat-building has changed a lot, having gone through the evolution of fiberglass hulls and a litany of other improvements, but the popularity of Viking has never wavered.

Bill and Bob Healey at the Viking Shipyard

In 1971, the builder released its first fiberglass model, the 33 Convertible. While this was the beginning of the Viking story, it wasn't until a year later, when the Viking 40 Convertible made its debut, that the success of the Viking Yacht Company would really take off. Over the next 15 years, Viking would go on to sell more than 600 of the 40-to-41-foot models. Continuing with their creed of "Building a better boat every day," Viking continuously made improvements to the living areas on board as well as the engine performance and horsepower.

Perhaps one of the hardest times at Viking would come in the early 1990s, which would see both a nationwide recession and the federal luxury tax that would damage the entire boating industry for years to come. Decimated by the economic conditions, Viking lost the majority of its workforce but was able to barely stay afloat because the Healeys invested their own money as well as borrowing extra capital. The Healeys joined the fight against the luxury tax and were instrumental in getting it repealed. Boat-buyers returned to the market in droves once the tax was lifted, and Viking was poised to reap the rewards. By keeping its doors open during those hard years, Viking was able to improve its models during this time while other boat-builders just stayed with the status quo, giving them an advantage once the market returned.

In 1995, Viking partnered with Princess Yachts in Great Britain to create Viking Sport Cruisers, a company that would distribute high-quality cruising yachts that ranged from 33 to 88 feet and were built to Viking's specifications through its strong dealer network in the U.S. Today, Princess is one of the top brands of cruising yachts in North America and sits alongside Viking as one of the most prestigious brands in the industry.

In 1996, the Healeys decided to give back to the sportfishing industry that had made them so successful over the years by creating the Recreational Fishing Alliance, or RFA. This nonprofit organization was founded to protect and promote sustainable fisheries so that generations of families would be able to continue fishing and enjoying the ocean. Viking contributed more than $1 million over the years to the organization, which would transfer its assets to the American Sportfishing Association in 2023.

Between 2002 and 2003, several very important changes in the history of Viking would occur that would improve Viking's control over its quality and the way it serviced its customers. The impetus was the realization that many customers were snowbirds, people who migrated from the Northeast to Florida and back every year, often making the trek on their boats. Florida is also blessed with some of the best offshore fishing in the world thanks to its proximity to the Gulf Stream. Because so many Viking yacht owners were living either full- or part-time in Florida, Viking opened up a service center in Riviera Beach. The Viking Service Center has gone through many improvements over the years and can now handle both in-water work and land storage for larger projects.

In an effort to improve the quality of the electronics, components, and towers that were put on their sportfishing boats, Viking also opened two new companies, Atlantic Marine Electronics (AME) and Palm Beach Towers (PBT). By having the high-end electronics packages and towers installed at the factory, Viking could better control the quality as well as the costs for its owners.

A look inside the Palm Beach Towers Factory

Viking continuously looks to improve its facilities and its equipment in an effort to lead the industry in design, technology, and the evolution of its sportfish and motor yachts. In 2004, Viking purchased a $1 million computer-operated five-axis profiler milling machine that is capable of cutting parts measuring 60 feet by 20 feet by 10 feet; it's the largest of its kind. The new milling machine helped Viking produce larger, newer models like the 74 Convertible. A decade later, Viking would celebrate its 50th anniversary with the unveiling of its largest sportfishing yacht to date, the 92 Convertible.

Today's CEO and president of the Viking Yacht Company is Patrick Healey, but he didn't come into the business starting at the top. In 1976, Patrick Healey was hired on and would be groomed to be the second generation of Viking management, which meant starting from the bottom and learning everything about how each boat is built. Healey continues to lead the company and will for the foreseeable future, but sons Justin and Sean have also begun taking roles at Viking, hoping to become the third generation of Healeys to lead Viking to unrivaled success in boat-building.

While the years have seen competitors come and go, Viking yachts have been a mainstay in the marine industry, and the company continues to lead the way in technology, quality, and customer satisfaction. There simply is no semi-custom sportfish and motor yacht builder that is able to produce the same volume at the highest possible quality than the Viking Yacht Company.

 

Written by Rob Bowman

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