The new Viking 64 Convertible is the evolution of all the latest design, construction, and equipment integrations from the industry's leading sportfish builder. Not long after the 54 Convertible model series was announced, the Viking Yacht Company has followed up with a dynamic yacht in the 60-foot range and right in the heart of the luxury sportfishing market segment. The new 64C will make its debut at the 2021 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show.
SI Yachts is the oldest Viking dealer in the U.S. and is committed to offering an unparalleled ownership experience. From our industry leading service department to keep your Viking operating perfectly, our ability to take your boat in on trade towards the purchase of a new one, or our after-purchase customer service, there is no better company to purchase your next sportfish. Call us to find out about availability of the Viking 64 Convertible at 1-718-984-7676 or by email at Sales@SIYachts.com.
What To Expect - Exterior & Hull
As you can see from the profile renderings of the 64C, it features the sleek Viking lines that are unmistakable when seen among hundreds of other boats at offshore fishing tournaments. The sheer flows elegantly from the tip of the bow to the stern and the black-masked windshield perfectly matches the deckhouse.
As with all Vikings, over 90% of the 64C will be constructed in-house, giving the Viking team lots of design flexibility and excellent quality control. Viking's computer-operated five-axis profiling milling machine combined with the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software, help to achieve a running surface in the hull that provides greater performance, planing, handling, and efficiency. Only using the very best materials, the 64 Convertible's hull, is an engineered composite of fiberglass and coring that is resin-infused while inside of a vacuum-bag. The result is an incredibly strong hull, but also improved speed due to being lighter than a full fiberglass hull. Viking has also started using carbon fiber in their hull which is a new development in the production of their sportfishing boats.
What Will Anglers Love About The 64C?
The Viking team doesn't just build sportfishing yachts, they fish them competitively in tournaments all over the world. Between owner feedback and the thousands of hours spent fishing on board, Viking has perfected the cockpit space for serious offshore fishermen. The 64 Convertible will feature a 180-square foot cockpit that focuses on freedom of movement and usable spaces so that everyone is focused on the fish during an intense fight, and not getting in each other's way. The standard equipment found in the cockpit is exactly what you would expect when buying the best:
Additionally, the 64 Convertible has a dedicated space for a Seakeeper 26 under a center-line lazarette hatch that has optional power actuation. You can also ask for the optional in-deck live-well if the transom live-well isn't sufficient for your bait storing needs.
A Viking wouldn't be a Viking without the signature mezzanine seating area. Your guests can enjoy the action from the observation mezzanine. This comfortable seating area offers air-conditioning, shade from the flybridge over-hang, and plush seating. There is also a freezer/Coolbox starboard side under the seating area, as well as an area for cooler or tackle storage portside.
What Will Captains Love About The 64C?
Aside from the speed, performance, and handling of the 64 Convertible, captains will enjoy the flybridge for its visibility and convenience. The electronics displays are all-glass and flush-mounted into the fiberglass module that is crafted to provide ergonomic control. Other features on the flybridge include:
So the captain will never be alone, the flybridge features additional seating with two additional helm pedastal chairs, as well as bench seating port and starboard. Additionally, the flybridge is equipped with intelligent storage solutions, a sink, and a refrigerated drink box.
What Accommodations Will The 64 Convertible Have?
Entering through the cockpit doors, the salon is noticeably well-lit, plenty of seating is available, and the there is an easy path from the doors through to the forepeak. The natural walnut woodwork through creates a pleasantly rich ambiance, with all carpentry done in-house at the Viking shipyard. As with its recent predecessors, the salon and galley feel open and spacious, giving your guests a comfortable area to relax when taking a break from fishing. Some of the features in the interior of the 64C include:
The Viking 64C will offer owners a four stateroom layout with three heads, however, there is a choice in having either a forward VIP suite with a queen berth or a forward cabin with cross-over bunks.
The master suite features a queen-sized walk-around berth with storage underneath and the comfort of custom inner-spring mattresses. Both the master and VIP suite have private access to their own bathrooms, maple-lined hanging lockers, and more storage. Every comfort from home you and your guests need to enjoy your cruise or fishing trip is available on the 64C.
The portside cabins are dedicated to be either additional guest staterooms or for crew. Each room is wonderfully appointed with the same level of luxury and comfort as you would expect in a Viking with features like Amtico flooring, LED lighting, beautiful countertops, and satin-nickel bathroom fixtures. Whether just staying overnight or going on multiple week excursions, the Viking 64C will leave you feeling rejuvenated every morning you awaken on board.
What Kind Of Power Will The 64 Convertible Have?
The standard power package on the 64C features MAN V-12 1550MHP diesel engines, however most owners choose to go bigger. The first 64C to be launched will feature twin MTU Series 12V 2000 M96X 2,022MHP engines and are the highest horsepower engines offered. Other power options include Caterpillar (C-32A 1925mhp or C-32B 2,2025mhp) or larger MAN engines of 1,900mhp or 2,000mhp
Viking also made a tremendous effort to create a spacious engine room and all electrical systems to be easily accessible. All conventional switches are clearly labeled and all of the dedicated pumps for air conditioning, live-wells, and other components are easily serviced. Other equipment on the 64C includes:
"The 64 Convertible will set the standard for sportfishing yachts in the 60-foot range," said Rich Lucas, Viking Brand Manager for SI Yachts. "Contact us today for build slots and pricing. SI Yachts is conveniently located close to the Viking factory so we can offer a higher level of customer service and oversight while your boat is being built."