If you've ever considered owning a Viking Yacht, the V.I.P Preview event in late January is an excellent option to spend time on new models, speak with Viking factory representatives, explore all of the different accessory vendors, and even meet Pat Healey. "This year's Viking VIP event is exciting because of the new Valhalla Boatworks center-consoles on display and several popular new Viking Convertible models," said Rich Lucas, Viking Brand Manager for SI Yachts. "The available slots for sea trials fill up fast, so we if you're serious about buying a new Viking we strongly urge you to RSVP sooner than later."
Below is a list of every model that will be on display at the event. (Scroll down for Valhalla models.)
The Viking 93MY is the luxury cruising yacht, with Viking quality and style, that you've been waiting for. With more volume than most 100' yachts, the 93MY uses superior construction methods that only the Viking factory has the technology to execute. The 24' beam provides for astoundingly spacious staterooms and social areas inside. Want it outfitted for fishing as well? Viking says no problem. Available for viewing only at the VIP Preview Event.
The famous 92 Convertible, Viking's signature flagship sportfish, is an absolute monster on the Billfish circuit. The 92C features aggressive exterior lines, a massive fighting cockpit, custom tuna tower from Palm Beach Towers, full-beam master suite, and so much more. There have been many notable 92C's built and in use today that continually compete all over the world. Enjoy the 92C at the VIP event, but for viewing only.
Is it really a motor yacht? Because we've heard some stories about some serious marlin being caught aboard the Viking 82 Cockpit MY. The truth is, the 82MY is all about serious luxury cruising with four beautifully appointed staterooms, comfortable lounge on the observation mezzanine, and the plush salon. The aft cockpit though (really the second, lower aft cockpit on this model) is large enough for a fighting chair.
If barreling 40+ knots towards the gulf stream is your idea of excitement, the Viking 80C is just for you. Powered with MTU Series 2000 V16 M96L 2,600HP engines, the 80 Convertible is one hardcore fishing machine. The 216 square foot cockpit leaves you and your crew plenty of room to maneuver double hook-ups while the cockpit mezzanine is comfortable for guests to watch the action. Come tour the Viking 80C at the VIP Preview, but sea trials are reserved for new owners.
Viking's first step back into building motor yachts started with the 75MY and has only grown from there. Several 75MY's have been sold and it has proven to be a popular option from the 70-80' European yacht builders. Featuring a tri-level layout, the 75MY has an incredible amount of space and uses it wisely. Step on board at the VIP preview event and see for yourself what an American iconic builder like Viking can create for luxury cruising.
The Viking 72 Convertible is bred to be a billfish tournament battlewagon capable of competing against anyone in any condition. Its predecessor, the Viking 70 convertible, sold 36 models due to its spacious cockpit, high-performance, and all of its fishing amenities. Viking equipped the 72 with twin MTU 16V Series 2000 M96L engines that have over 2,600hp and ZF Supershift transmissions that have zero delay in shifting. Are you ready for 45 knot WOT? Come tour the 72C at the Viking VIP Preview event.
While a bit smaller than the 72C, the Viking 68 Convertible still packs the same serious punch. Thanks to the MTU Series 2000 V12 M96L 1,954HP engines, the 68C can hit 46 knots while cruising at a comfortable 35+. Add in the extra fuel tank which increases the capacity to 2,400 gallons, and you can fish harder and longer. As with all Viking Convertibles, the 68C is loaded down with standard and optional equipment that will make any angler blush. Come take a tour of the 68C at the VIP Preview.
From the Viking website on the 62 C: "The 62 Convertible is a showpiece in the Viking tradition with a fusion of leading edge engineering. To optimize its strength to weight ratio, the composite cored hull is resin infused with a high modulus of Dupont’s Kevlar, carbon fiber and knitted fiberglass laminates selected to reduce weight while increasing the overall physical properties of the structure. A choice of three or four staterooms is available. In the three-stateroom plan, each one has a private head and fiberglass shower stall. In the four-stateroom layout, the two port staterooms share the port head."
One of the newest models to Viking's fleet is the 58 Convertible. It's hard to tell a difference between the 58C and its larger siblings, because of the amount of room from the cockpit to the salon. The command bridge is spacious as well with excellent visibility and easy-to-reach controls. With a beam of just under 18 feet, the volume on board the 58C is unmatched in its class. Come tour and sea trial the 58C at either our Staten Island Marina or at the Viking VIP Preview.
From the Viking website describing the 48C: "The exterior is sleek and powerful and the 48 Convertible makes an impressive statement even resting at the dock. The wraparound black metallic windshield mask, window lines and flying bridge feature treatments reveal how far we have come with this evolutionary theme. The lush interior is rich in detail with our signature hand-finished teak or walnut joinery depending upon the owner’s selection." Come tour and sea trial the 48C at the upcoming Viking VIP Preview Event.
The Viking 48 Sport Tower is an amazingly fun for the owner/operator that wants to the freedom to jump on board and fish at a moment's notice. The fiberglass enclosed deckhouse is raised for increased visibility and the single-lever electronic controls allow for incredible maneuvering. Enjoy incredible power with the upgraded MAN 1,200HP engines. Come tour and sea trial the 48 Sport Tower at the Viking VIP Preview!
The newest and largest model in the series, the 46 Billfish does not disappoint. Expect maximum fun aboard this incredible pocket-sized sportfish that doesn't feel like it's under 50-feet. The expansive cockpit is 140 square feet and the command deck can be totally climate controlled. For big center-console owners that desire the capabilities and comforts of a sportfish, the 46 Billfish is a must-see at the Viking VIP Preview.
From the Viking website on the 44O: "Our new 44 Open not only appeals to families ready to take the next step into the Viking lifestyle, it's also a logical choice for owners of outboard-powered center console boats looking for more comfort, conveniences and weather protection. Because of its efficient use of space and larger-boat amenities, the 44 O also gives seasoned owners who are looking to downsize the opportunity to continue experiencing Viking quality and performance."
The Viking 38 Billfish will be available for preview and sea trial at the VIP Event, but why wait? Our in-stock model is ready to fish and features the twin Cummins QSB 6.7 550 HP engines. Much like the 46 Billfish, center-console owners wanting a sportfish under 40-feet will love the cockpit, the amenities, and the comfort available with a full interior.
"Having a 38-foot open series Viking is huge for us," said Rich Lucas, SI Yachts Viking brand manager. "To be have the inboard diesel engines, the fishing options, the amenities inside, all in a boat under 40-feet with Viking's superior quality is a game changer. We see a lot of 30 foot center-console owners that like their boat, but want the capabilities of a Sportfish, like the Viking product, but don't want to get into a 42'. I think Viking hit a homerun with the new 38 Open."
Valhalla Boatworks - All 3 Models Are On Display!
For information, equipment, features, and pricing on each Valhalla Model, follow these links:
We look forward to seeing you at the Viking VIP Preview Event and then at the Miami Yacht Show shortly after. Please RSVP for a sea trial or preview by calling our main office at (718) 984-7676 or by emailing us at Sales@SIYachts.com. Enjoy this video of last year's Viking VIP Preview: