Viking Yachts Announces New Model: The 82 Convertible | SI Yachts

Viking Yachts Announces New Model: The 82 Convertible

The excitement at the Viking Yachts 60th Anniversary celebration took on a new level of excitement as Viking's President Pat Healey announced the construction of a brand new model - the 82 Convertible. “We’ve taken a boat that has been proclaimed by the sportfishing community as the most successful 80-foot sportfish boat ever and improved upon it,” says Pat Healey. “We’ve been able to design and build a better boat by using our experiences on multiple Viking 80 demo boats and collecting a tremendous amount of feedback from owners, captains and mates. And like every new model, the 82 is going to be bad-ass – another industry leader.”

Here are some quick facts about the new 82:

  • There will be 3 versions: Convertible, Enclosed Bridge, & Skybridge
  • The debut will be at the 2024 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show
  • The LOA is 82' 11" and the beam is 21' 5"
  • Base Power: TWin MTU 16V 2000 M96L 2,635mhp engines
  • Top speed: 42 knots at full load
  • Accommodations: 5-staterooms, 6-heads

(Below: A view of the transom and cockpit of the new 82C.)

transom and cockpit view of new viking 82 convertible

Just ten years ago, Viking made another monumental announcement during their 50th Anniversary celebration with the launch of the 92 Convertible, an iconic flagship yacht that would go on to sell 21 units. The new 82 Convertible will replace the popular 80 Convertible which was a staple at offshore fishing tournaments.

“Like the 80 and our previous large sportfishing boats, the 82 will prove that a boat of its size can not only meet the demands of the tournament circuit – but also win,” says Viking Design Manager David Wilson. “We’ve broken that barrier, and we’re doing it again with the 82, making refinements and improvements in every area – speed, performance, ride, maneuverability and fishability.”

(Below: The video announcement released by Viking about the 60th Anniversary and the new model.)


The Viking 82 will be offered in 3 different versions, as mentioned above - the 82 Convertible, 82 Enclosed Bridge, and 82 Skybridge. The fighting cockpit will be a spacious 230 square feet with everything a serious angler needs to haul in the winning fish.

(Below: The profile of the Viking 82 Enclosed Bridge version.)

viking 82 enclosed bridge version profile


(Below: The profile of the Viking 82 Skybridge version.)

viking 82 skybridge version profile


(Below: The layout of the 82 Convertible piltohouse and main helm station.)

viking 82 layout - main helm station on pilothouse


(Below: The layout of the 82 Enclosed Bridge upper helm area.)

layout of the 82 enclosed bridge upper helm


(Below: The layout of the Viking 82 salon featuring the day head.)

layout of the viking 82 salon with day head


(Below: The layout of the Viking 82 salon featuring an interior staircase in place of day head.)

layout of the salon of viking 82 with inside staircase


(Below: The layout of the lower deck of the Viking 82 featuring a queen VIP berth in the bow.)

layout of the lower deck on viking 82 with queen berth forward


(Below: The layout of the lower deck of the Viking 82 featuring cross bunks in forward cabin.)

layout of viking 82 with cross over bunks in forward cabin


Stay tuned as we bring you more developments of this exciting new model from the Viking Yacht company. You can read the full description of the new 82 Convertible here.

As one of the oldest Viking dealers in the world, SI Yachts is uniquely situated close to the New Gretna, NJ shipyard to offer a very personal experience when building your own new Viking. For more information on the new 82 Convertible, please contact our main office by emailing us at or calling (718) 984-7676 and we will connect you with our Viking specialists.

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