Viking Yachts Market Update: June 2022 | SI Yachts

Viking Yachts Market Report: June 2022

Written By: Rob Bowman Jun 06, 2022

viking yachts market update - june 2022

We have been a Viking Yachts dealer for nearly 40 years and deliver a unique, customer-centric buying experience.

Pat Healey, President of the Viking Yacht Company, once said, "To be successful, you surround yourself with the right people. That box is checked: We have the best." It's been Viking's commitment to building the right team, investing in the latest technology, competing in (and winning) major tournaments, and maintaining a strong, consistent dealer network that has allowed them to flourish year after year. There are more than 70 new Viking Yachts sold each year between $1 million and over $12 million, along with more than 350 pre-owned Vikings sold on the brokerage market.

As with many builders right now in the marine industry, available new inventory boats are sold out and securing a new build slot means waiting in line with a 2023 delivery date or more. SI Yachts continually stocks new Vikings and does have available vessels on order, including a new 58 Convertible that will arrive in June of 2023. Viking's center-console line, Valhalla Boatworks, has also been extremely successful with over 100 units sold yearly.

If you are interested in either purchasing a Viking, selling your existing one, or want to explore the brokerage market, please contact us today at 1-718-984-7676 or by email at sales@siyachts.com

 

QUICK FACTS ABOUT THE CURRENT VIKING MARKET

  • There were 54% more pre-owned Viking Yachts sold in 2021 than so far in 2022.
  • More than 85% of the Vikings sold so far this year were in the United States.
  • On average, used Viking Yachts have taken just over 200 days to sell on the brokerage market.
  • Of the sold data reported, sellers sold their boats for nearly 90% of the asking price.
  • More than 30 pre-owned Vikings were added to the market in the last 30 days.
  • Of the available pre-owned Vikings, 15% had a price reduction in the last 30 days.

 

FEATURED VIKING LISTING

viking 54 open for sale

Our featured Viking listing for the summer of 2022 is "Ocean Jewel", a 2022 Viking 54 Sport Coupe that is located at our Staten Island office. Late-model, well-equipped sportfishing boats do not last long in this market and we don't anticipate Ocean Jewel being any different considering the wait times for a new boat. She is powered with twin MAN V12 1,550HP engines and has a 2-stateroom, 1-head layout. Other features include an AME package with 4 screens on the custom helm, a custom tackle center, hydraulic bow thruster, upgraded Seakeeper 18, and much more to see. The current asking price is $3,995,000. For more information on this boat, contact Rich Lucas at 516-851-3078.

 

VIKING NEWS FROM SI YACHTS

We always get excited when our customers bring their new boats up north for the summertime. This year, SI Yachts has several news boats making their way to local waters that you may see out cruising or fishing. In Montauk, we’ll be welcoming the Viking 52 called “Lucky 11”, as the owner awaits their new 68 Enclosed Bridge, along with new Valhalla 33 t/t “Kara Mia”. The Hampton Bay area will be seeing three new Vikings including a 72 “Lucky For Us II”, 54 Convertible “Two Doc’s”, and a 48 Sport Coupe “I’m Shore”. The Viking 44 Open “Reelaxin” will also be cruising around Norwalk. Other new deliveries include hull #2 of the Valhalla V-55 to a customer who currently owns a V-41, as well as a new V-46 with a tower arriving soon.

tuna caught during montauk canyon challenge

The annual Montauk Canyon Challenge (known as the MCC) has been growing every year! The most popular fishing tournament in the Northeast will be happening from July 8th through the 16th. This is a unique tournament that allows anglers to fish either 1 overnight trip or 2 day trips within a 9 day weather window. New for this year is a separate, outboard-only center-console Calcutta! This tournament is sponsored by both SI Yachts and Viking.

 

VIKING BOATS THAT HAVE JUST BECOME AVAILABLE

Below is a list of pre-owned Vikings that have recently become available. Not all boats are listed with SI Yachts, but we are happy to assist you in finding out the details of any yacht for sale you have interest in.

 

NEWS FROM NEW GRETNA

What's the latest new from the Viking shipyard? The team has been hard at work on the new 90 Convertible, which will make its debut at the Miami Boat Show in 2023. Recently, the team used a large crane and two forklifts to pull the mold structure from the foam plug. The mold structure weighs an astonishing 55,000 pounds! The hull mold was then transitioned over to the fiberglass department so that work could begin on creating the deckhouse section.

In a recent post from the factory, the gelcoat process was explained. "One of the first milestones was the application of the gelcoat, which was executed by our five-man team in our Viglass (Viking’s fiberglass) Department last week. The gelcoat is the outer surface of the fiberglass hull consisting of a special pigmented resin that provides a smooth, shiny and durable surface. It also provides the color to the hull while protecting it from water intrusion and ultraviolet light. Viking offers no fewer than 16 different gelcoat colors, everything from the new Nardo Grey to the classic Stars & Stripes Blue." The first 90C will be a Kingston Grey color. Below is a look at the gelcoat being applied:

gelcoat application to 90 convertible

The new Valhalla V-55 is also currently under production and is still on track to make its debut at the 2022 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. No photography has been released yet on the flagship center-console, but we expect an update soon. SI Yachts has a V-55 on order with the factory that can still be reserved and there is still time to select color, options, and more.

 

As one of the oldest Viking dealers in the world, SI Yachts is strategically positioned close to the shipyard to be able to provide our clients with the best service possible. If you are building a new Viking, our team is nearby and able to follow the construction of your vessel closely and send you consistent updates on its progress. Our team is factory-trained and has decades of experience helping our customers into the right boat, with the right power and options to meet their needs. We can even take your existing boat in on trade towards the purchase of a new one. Call us today to get started at 1-718-984-7676 or by email at Sales@SIYachts.com. We look forward to working with you on the sale or purchased of a Viking Yacht!

 

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*All data in the Viking report courtesy of BoatWizard.com.