Like all Viking sportfish, the 70 Convertible was built to run fast, fish hard, and deliver winning results in competitive tournaments. Viking is known for outdoing itself and, at the time, the 70C was no exception. Today, the 70 Convertible has been retired and replaced with the 72 Convertible, but pre-owned vessels can still be found on the brokerage market. After the incredible yacht sales boom over the last few years, much of the available used Viking inventory has been depleted, but patient buyers that work with a professional Viking broker can find often find one just before it hits the market.
When it first came out, the Viking 70 Convertible had a base price of $3.7 million, but could easily reach over $5 million once options and equipment were added on. According to the yachting industry MLS database, most 70-foot Vikings that were built in 2013 through 2015, sold between $3.5 million and $4.8 million. With limited inventory available today, the 70 Convertibles that are available for sale have an asking price over $4.5 million, unless you get a 2011 or older which then drops it below the $4 million threshold.
"The 70 Convertible is unmistakable on the water," said Rich Lucas, Viking Brand Manager for SI Yachts. "It has sleek, aggressively flowing lines, powerful engines, and a roomy interior for those longer fishing trips."
If you have interest in finding a pre-owned Viking 70C, or other Vikings of similar size, please contact the main office at SI Yachts by calling 1-718-984-7676 or emailing us at Sales@SIYachts.com.
Much has been said about the 70 Convertible's power and it has been clocked at excellent speeds. To put it bluntly, the 70C is fast! So just how fast does a 70 foot Viking go? "The Viking 70 has top speeds over 43 knots," continued Rich. "The optional twin MTU 2600HP diesel engines provide a substantial boost in speed over the standard MAN 1550HP's. That upgrade alone is nearly a million dollars added to the price of the boat."
The complex construction of the hull of the Viking 70 is a major contributor to its speed, and its price tag. The core is a high quality end-grain balsa wood that is resin infused, making the boat lighter, faster, and stronger. Foam-cored stringers that have been encapsulated in fiberglass add the strength and backbone to the hull. Combined with almost 100 inches of forward freeboard and a strongly raked stem, and this sportfishing boat will handle oncoming seas like a champ.
According to an official test by the group at Power and Motor Yacht Magazine, the 70C is burning 96 gallons per hour when running at a 25.8 knot cruising speed and 1,500 rpm's.
(Below: Viking also produced a 70 Enclosed Bridge.)
Owners of the Viking 70 will also appreciate the spacious, roomy cabins in the four-stateroom, four-head layout. The master suite (seen below) is found midship with an en suite bathroom. There is a king-sized, walk-around berth in the venter along with a love seat in the corner. As with all Vikings, the interior woodwork is phenomenal and creates a wonderful ambiance. The VIP suite is found forward in the layout and offers nearly as much space and storage as the master cabin. Two additional cabins have bunk beds and share a bathroom, while the fourth head is found in the main salon.
As one of the oldest Viking dealers in the world, SI Yachts is uniquely situated close to the Viking shipyard in New Gretna, New Jersey, which allows our team to offer unparalleled customer service. Since 1964, we have prided ourselves on always putting the customer first and earning your repeat business through your entire boating life. Whether you are interested in custom building a Viking, purchasing one out of inventory, locating the perfect vessel on the brokerage market, or selling your current Viking, SI Yachts is here to help. Our team of Viking factory trained sales professionals can walk your through the best options that fit your needs. We look forward to working with you on the purchase of your next boat!
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