The Viking 92C is a 93-foot convertible sportfishing yacht with a flybridge that was launched by the New Jersey-based yacht building firm in 2014. The largest yacht in Viking’s convertible range, this flagship vessel pushes the boundaries for what is possible in the world of sportfishing in terms of sheer size, full-throttle performance, tournament-ready amenities and luxury accommodation. An aggressive, low-slung profile with an ultra-fine bow, wrap-around windows and a laminated hull constructed out of hybrid fiberglass and carbon fiber ensure that this is a yacht that will always stand out from the crowd in any marina. Don't forget about the Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge version as well, for those anglers that prefer the climate-controlled upper bridge.
The Viking 92C comes fitted with a Palm Beach tower for elevated views, piloting and angling when out at sea, with aluminum ladder access back down to the flybridge. The bridge on this model provides an unrivalled amount of space for a vessel of this class, and boasts a rear facing loveseat, a pair of side sofas, curved forward sofas, a C-shaped dining sofa with a teak and burl cocktail table, as well as wet-bar and outdoor grill facilities. Of course, the bridge is not simply a place to relax, but sits at the heart of the 92C’s piloting experience. Three Stidd or Release Marine helm chairs face a helm station crafted by Atlantic Marine Electronics that has been fine-tuned around the demands of tournament bill-fishing. There are displays and controls from Garmin, a proprietary VIPER steering system and bow thruster controls up here for intuitive and responsive handling and navigation.
Step access leads down to a 238-square-foot aft-cockpit that will wow even veteran tournament fishermen. This teak-lined space includes a transom door with a lift gate, an Eskimo ice-chipper, flush and mounted rod holders, fresh and salt-water hoses, tackle cabinets, an illuminated fishbox, two refrigerated livewells, electric teaser reels and a floor plate for fighting chairs or rocket launchers. Unusually for a sportfishing yacht, the cockpit has a double-tiered mezzanine with room for a four-seater, rear-facing sofa adjoining a sheltered aft-deck with a dining sofa and a wet-bar console.
The internal cockpit on this model looks less like a fishing boat and more like an Italian superyacht in terms of both size and style. Plush carpeting, leather furnishings, teak cabinets, satin-finished walnut walls and panoramic windows offer a refined yet relaxed space in which to unwind after a tough day chasing your prized catches. To port there are a pair of L-shaped sofas surrounding matching coffee tables and a pair of armchairs, while to starboard there is cabinetry, a space for a 40-inch UHD TV and a wet-bar station that connects to the aft deck. Positioned amidship there is a port-side formal dining table directly across from a walk-in galley kitchen with an L-shaped cocktail bar and five bar stools. The kitchen impresses with authentic granite worktops, a four-zone hob, a double sink, a combination oven and a below-counter Sub-Zero fridge. At the front of the cockpit sits a day-head and a storage room that transforms into a pantry or even a main-deck guest cabin.
Below deck there are five en suite staterooms for up to ten overnight guests, as well as a privately accessed rear crew quarters. The stand-out room down here is the full-beam owner’s stateroom that features side windows, a starboard side work-desk, a port-side loveseat, a king-sized bed, a walk-in dressing room with triple maple-lined hanging closets and a spectacular full-beam bathroom with a pair of sinks, two heads, granite counters and a central waterfall shower stall.
The unique challenge that Viking faced when constructing a sportfishing yacht of this size was making sure that the 92C remained as quick and as nimble as smaller yachts in this range. This model appears to have passed the test with flying colors, with top speeds of almost 40 knots achieved thanks to a pair of MTU 16V M96L 2635MHP triple-turbo diesel engines. The Viking 92C can also be fitted with an NG35 Seakeeper stabilizer for reduced roll when out on the waves and features a proprietary planing hull that offers reduced drag and plenty of lift. A fuel tank holding over 15,000 liters of diesel, meanwhile, provides a maximum range of over 1,500 nautical miles when you pilot this vessel at cruising speeds of around 12 knots.
As a new Viking dealer and a leader in used Viking Yachts brokerage sales, SI Yachts is strategically positioned to assist you in the purchase or sale of a boat. From our proximity to the Viking shipyard, to our industry-leading Northeast service team, we offer a level of personal, customer service that others cannot. We can also take your existing boat in on trade towards the purchase of a new or pre-owned Viking. Give us a call today to begin talking about how you can enjoy the water this season on your new boat or yacht.
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