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Red, White & Blue
Viking Yachts, proudly made in the USA. Here is a shot of the Viking 92 Double Barrel showing some American pride.  
Bermuda Sands
The Viking 80 Enclosed Bridge Auspicious is enjoying the peace and tranquility of the beautiful sands of Bermuda.  
Double Barrel
Double Barrel, a Viking 92, sent us this shot of the team breaking in the boat in the Bahamas with three blues. Pretty work!  
Hooked Up
The Viking 66 hooked up with a blue in the Bahamas. Nice job Captain Brian Komer!  
New Gretna's Playground
The Viking Yacht Company's backyard gets a little full some days with boats on sea trials and delivering. Earlier in the week this 82 Motor Yacht and 72 Convertible had to share space with a not shown Viking Viking 55 Convertible. Good thing they all play nice.  
That's a lot of Viking! At the recent Viking Key West Challenge that was all the eye could see, every dock jammed with the world's most impressive sport and motor yachts in the world.  
Gallant Lady
The newly delivered Viking 66 Convertible, Gallant Lady, recently left the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida.  
Bahamas Billfish
Coconut Telegraph has left the building! The first Viking 37 Billfish cruised out of the Viking Yacht Service Center headed to West End, Bahamas. After the maiden fishing trip the crew was rewarded with a nice wahoo and a box of bottom fish that they cooked up at Blue Marlin Cove.  
Cream of the Crop
Congratulation to the lady anglers on the Viking 52 Last Dance. Heidi and Heather snapped 8 sails to win the Islamorada Junior Sailfish tourney. Awesome job ladies!  
Yachts Miami
The big boys are moving into the Yachts Miami Beach show and look who is leading the fleet!  
Happy New Year
And then *BAM* it's 2017.  
Tower Power
Christmas came early! This Viking 48 convertible, Day Sea, is the first in the series to be fitted with a Palm Beach Towers custom tower and we think she looks amazing  
Beautiful Blue Bird
Congratulations to the Viking 72 Blue Bird crushing it in the Dominican republic with record breaking numbers. 23 for 35 blue marling in a day? Yes, you heard that right. Keep following for the full report.  
Fish or Turkey?
Happy Thanksgiving from the crew aboard the Viking 66 Beba! This group has been enjoying a fun family fishing trip off the south coast of Vieques, Puerto Rico.  
The Boss
The bow of the Viking 92 was the most photographed shot of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this past November.  
Hi there!
Viking 92 meet Car. Car, meet Viking 92.  
Cocktails & Cruising
Viking President and CEO Patrick Healey greeted his guests at the recent Viking Dealer Meeting, Gala Dinner and Sea Trial event held in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  
Heavy Metal
Our two FADAL CNC machining centers operate around the clock in our metal and paint shop manufacturing an endless stream of accurately produced custom parts for our Viking fleet. One such item is this 1/8 inch thick aluminum face plate for the DC electrical distribution panel inspected by Josh Helton.  
Chicken or the Egg
A beautiful sunrise with a Viking 66 or a beautiful Viking 66 with a sunrise?  
92 Convertible
The first Viking 92 Convertible has left the building...and look at her go.  
Hot Enough For Ya?
As the mercury continues to sail up the thermometer hovering around triple digits, we are thinking about a chilly Christmas in July.  
Be A Hero
The Hero Campaign crew on the Viking 42 was the highlight of Ocean City's Night In Venice parade over the weekend.  
Pair of Kings
You don't see a pair of Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge yachts docked next to each other every day. A Work of Art and Freak Nasty are sitting pretty at The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama for the Blue Marlin Grand Championship.  
Man E War
The fish are fearing the Viking 56 Man E War in Hawks Nest, Bahamas.  
First Fish
Viking's get the party started! Congrats to the Viking 66 Sandbob weighing the first fish at the 58th Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. Their blue marlin clocked in at 476.2 pounds.  
Load & Go
This pretty Viking 70, Load & Go, had a nice weekend trolling the rip off Texas.  
Red, White & Blue
Another Viking 75 Motor Yacht is on its way! Serendipity departed the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida, and will cruise through the Bahamas this summer.  
She' on it!
The Viking 80 Hooray has arrived in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Girl went 2 for 6 on striped marlin right out of the gate!  
Better in the Bahamas
Pretty shot of the Viking 62 demo heading out for an early start in the Bahamas during the recent Mike Schmidt Winner's Circle Invitational. With Captain Brian Komer at the helm, Team Hulett claimed a daily.  
Up and Away
The first hull in the 80 Convertible series, Hooray, was recently loaded on a ship for her next adventure.  
Morning Departure
The Viking 55 Billfish enjoyed a pretty morning ride as it left the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida.  
First Sail
Congratulations to Sue Pfeifer on releasing the first sailfish on the new Viking 62 MDALA. Sue released the fish while having a ball at the recent Viking Key West Challenge. Way to go Sue!  
From The Top
On top of the world...or in the tower of 80704 at the Viking docks on the Bass River.  
Winter Days
Our delivery schedule continues all winter as another Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible, 92105, gleams in the waning afternoon sun as it leaves the basin, heading for its home port.  
Best 0f 2015
As the year comes to a close we stroll down memory lane and remember some of our favorite Viking images like this one, a pair of 92 Enclosed Bridge boats in October.  
Lauderdale Bound
This beautiful baby is making her way to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show kicking off next Thursday, November 5. Stop by and see this lavish motor yacht with her Flag Blue hull on D-Dock at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center.  
Viking View
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Water Views
The crew at Viking took the drone out for some aerial photography of this beautiful 75 motor yacht. Look for the video soon!  
Getting Ready
Waiting for a few more punch list items to be completed in the Viking yard, our new 80 Convertible will be heading south in another day or two in anticipation of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which begins November 5.  
Looking Up
Installing the enclosed bridge on a Viking 92 Convertible is a major lift. The outer structure of the enclosed bridge weighs 3,600 pounds, excluding window glass, the helm console furniture, entertainment and navigation systems, refrigeration and additional ancillary components. Another interesting number is the length of the enclosed bridge. At a little more than 37 feet long, the enclosed bridge is longer than the first all fiberglass boat Viking built in 1971, the 33 Convertible!  
Calm Waters
A tranquil scene at the Viking make ready dock on a late September morning paints a beautiful portrait as the work day begins.  
Looking Up
View from the anchor locker of a 92 Enclosed Bridge having maintenance done on the window wipers.  
Heading Out
This week Viking 92104, the new Fa La Me, headed out into the Great Bay for its first round of engineering sea trials to test the MTU Series 2000 V16 M96L engines and other onboard systems. As would be expected, the preliminary reports are good and another battery of tests is scheduled to confirm these results and complete this portion of the build cycle. A punch list of other items remain including interior details, Atlantic Marine Electronics’ work, painting the boot stripe and other business readying the yacht for its trip to Florida where Palm Beach Towers will install the tuna tower, outriggers, and AME will complete their projects.  
Challenge Cup
The new Viking 80 Convertible came out of the gate hard winning The Challenge Cup with four blue marlin and six white marlin releases. This boat raises fish!  
Picture Perfect
Pretty as a picture! The new Viking 62 poses with her big sister, the new Viking 80 off the coast of Atlantic City, New Jersey.  
Easy Summer
While lots of Vikings are hammering through the tournament trail, the crew on the Viking 76 Zatara is taking a different approach. The Zatara crew is enjoying some relaxing down time on a picture perfect day while anchored off Pig Beach on Staniel Cay in the Exuma, Bahamas.  
Here Comes the 80
The newest member of the Viking family, the Viking 80 Convertible, just got some fresh air and a new tower to top off her Stars and Stripes Blue hull. Kind of makes that big pick up look small  
Busy Day
Busy day on the water at the Viking Yacht Company. This 62 footer is running through the paces while watching a 66 Enclosed Bridge on a sea trial.  
Fun Fishing
While Steve and Sue Pfeifer anxiously await delivery of their new Viking 62, Mark and Rita Bachman invited them on a fun fishing trip. The lively crew had a great day salmon fishing on Lake Michigan on the Viking 55 Hour Time.  
Black Beauty
The Viking 82 Bandit catching a nice reflection in her jet black hull at the recent ‪Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic‬. Thanks to Fred Salinas for the amazing image.  
Big Blue at Big Rock
Congrats to captain Brian Komer on the ‪Viking 62‬ demo and ‪Blue Water Yacht Sales‬ angler Earle Hall on bringing the first ‪blue marlin‬ to the scales at the ‪Big Rock Tournament‬. 680 pounds!  
Weekend Bull
Captain Andy Morris sent in this fun shot from a weekend fishing trip off West Palm Beach. Matt Serafin, on the Viking 82 Alexis, gaffed a nice 20 pound dolphin for Charles Barker.  
Spring Sword
Captain Jeff Amorello, fishing on Ken Karl's Viking 60 Mollie K, poses with Jen Copeland after catching a nice sword. The crew was fishing out of the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida.  
The Willis family shared an image of the Viking 42 Renegade sitting at her new homeport in the Florida Keys. Renegade's first outing brought home a boatload of dolphin that made for a tasty dinner.  
Key West Challenge
The 2015 Key West Challenge was a huge success! Book your slip now for April 6-9, 2016 to join the party!  
Key West Catch
Alexis, a Viking 82, is already pre-fishing for the Viking Key West Challenge. Here Grady Harris, Charlie Barker, Marvin Utley and Freddy Harris show off a 35 pound golden tile fish. See you soon boys!  
Spring Showers
Today is the first day of spring and the Viking Yacht Company in New Gretna met the occasion with showers...snow showers!  
Smiling Irish!
Viking co-founder Bill Healey pauses with Viking's Faye Pharo before he takes his daily tour of the facility on St. Patrick's Day!  
Snow Day
Winter storm Thor is visiting the Viking facility in New Gretna. Snow marlins anyone?  
Study of Opposites
The Viking plant in New Jersey is in a deep freeze with another blast of snow keeping New Gretna wrapped in a chilly white blanket. On the other hand, the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida was delighted with a fiery sunrise. A high temperature of 86 is expected at the VYSC dock today while New Gretna is clocking in at 26 degrees although weather.com informs us it feels like a brisk 14.  
Make it Miami
The Viking fleet is moving into the Yacht and Brokerage Show in Miami Beach and it looks like fabulous line up. Visit the floating display on the 4800 block of Collins Avenue, Ramp 8. See you there!  
Warm Thoughts
As the Viking Yacht Company is gearing up for wintry weather we are still thinking warm thoughts. Thanks to Captain Jen Copeland and the Loudermilk family for sending us this fiery shot taken from the Viking 50 Three C's during the Reef Cup in Key Largo, Florida. This blazing shot was snapped by Mate Croft Upchurch.  
Maiden Voyage
The Pappas family kicked off a fantastic maiden voyage aboard their new Viking 42 Montrachet. Plenty of delicious food and drinks were on hand including some fresh from the ocean sushi. Montrachet will winter in Miami Beach and then spend the summer in Long Island. The sporty 42 is the perfect addition to this fun loving family.  
Snow & Cold?
The Santiago crew is enjoying their Viking 66 Enclosed Bridge, Beba, in picture perfect weather off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico.  
Spirit Lifter
It's the time of the year when the Viking Yacht Company gets in the spirit of the holiday. Tis the season!  
Color our world
A December evening as the sun says good night shines a palette of gold, amber, violet, blue, yellow and red on a pair of Viking yachts waiting for their own chance to shine brightly the morning after.  
Here She Comes
The Viking 75 Motor Yacht has made her grand arrival at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida. She will receive a little TLC before she makes her world premier at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show next week.  
Snow Birds
The Viking 82 Fastball is loaded and on her way to Cabo. In the background is the Viking 76 Six Pack heading to Costa Rico. Have a nice winter!  
Boat Show Days
The Make Ready Dock at the Viking Yacht Company is as busy as can be getting ready for the fall boat show season.  
Sneak Peek
Sneak peek at an early morning photoshoot of the Viking 92.  
Stars & Stripes
The Viking 76 Dream Chaser shows off her new Stars & Stripes Blue hull courtesy of the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida.  
Great Grand
Congrats to Dylan Macnamara for earning the Great Grand Leader title in the recent Great Ontario Salmon Derby. Dylan boated a 35.95 pound Chinook Salmon aboard his Viking 52.  
Wow Factor
The new Viking 75 Motor Yacht looks fabulous as it takes a ride in the Travelift to the launch well for its initial launch. Look to starboard and you can see the new 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible, where technicians from Atlantic Marine Electronics are busy working in the tuna tower. Both new models premiere next month at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show!  
Chaotic Bite
Mike and Jenn Attaway fished their new Viking 66 Controlled Chaos this weekend to a snapping white marlin bite. The bite heated right off Destin and Captain Daniel Menard and the crew went 7 for 12 on Saturday.  
Ladies Day
Sue and Steve Pfeifer, owners of the Viking 54 MDALA, hopped aboard Mark and Rita Bachman's Viking 55 Hour Time for a day of fishing on picturesque Lake Michigan. Shortly into the adventure, they tied into a pair of nice king salmon. Sue and Rita grabbed the rods and enjoyed a tandem fight. Sue's 19 pounder goes down in her book as the biggest she has caught so far. Rita's weighed in just shy of 18 pounds. Nice work ladies, show 'em how it's done!  
Reeler In
Angler Kevin Neely fishing on the 18 Reeler, a Viking 82, brought a pretty white marlin up to the light of day.  
Sling Shot
Our two Travelifts rack up mileage every day moving Vikings in and out of our buildings to and from the launch well. Here is another of our very popular 42 Convertibles heading toward the basin for a series of sea trials and engineering checks.  
Red, white and blue all over
A beautiful Viking 66 Enclosed Bridge Convertible with a captivating Stars and Stripes Blue hull does a turn around the basin before a trip to the Travelift.  
Progress report: Viking 52 ST
One of our three new boats for the 2015 model year, the Viking 52 ST (Sport Tower) is moving down the production line in preparation for its inaugural appearance at Viking's 50th Anniversary Gala and VIP sea trial event at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, New Jersey, September 10, 2014. One of nine new Vikings available for sea trials during this special event, you are encouraged to contact your Viking dealer to make arrangements to get aboard and take part in our anniversary festivities.  
Picture Perfect
Readying the hull of the new Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible for its date with the paint shop is a massive undertaking.  
No Problem Conundrum
Captain Ryan Higgins snapped this shot fishing on the Viking 70 Freak On A Leash during the Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic. Lots of Vikings landed on the leaderboard but at the top was the Viking 61 Conundrum claiming Top Boat and Top Release boat with Captain Jimmy Crocket at the helm.  
West Coast Style
Brett Bannerman is the proud new owner of the Viking 42 Sport Tower Skol. He bought the boat through Stan Miller Yachts at the Miami Boat Show and it's the first 42 on the west coast with her homeport located in Oxnard, California. Brett has big plans to fish locally and to make the run down to Cabo.  
Here She Comes
Pat Healey toured a few sales professionals from HMY Yacht Sales through the new Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge. She is one big girl!  
Two or Four
Two feet? Four feet? No matter how many feet, everyone loves our fiberglass staircase!  
Cranking It Ip
Crank It Up is doing it up! This 62 Convertible left the docks of the Viking Yacht Company on Thursday and cruised to the Big Apple. Next stop is the Viking Yachting Center in Riviera Beach, Florida and then onward to her homeport in California.  
Official First
The Viking 52 Wychmere is now official! Diane Manning released a blue marlin as the first fish to officially christen this beauty.  
Imagine This
The crew of the Imagine was the winner of the Action Division from the Viking Key West Challenge Photo Contest with this heart pounding shot.  
Cold Enough For Ya?
This blue marlin's mouth says it all: "Hey, it's cold here at Viking Yachts today!  
Nice Tymin
Scott Friedmann, fishing on the Viking Two Tymin, hooked up just north of the Jupiter Inlet. Captain Todd Currier and mate John Noon take good care of Pete Friedmann and Jeff Hayes' boat which winters in Harbour Isles, North Palm beach and summers in Beach Haven, New Jersey.  
If The Shoe Fits
This gentleman has a very interesting choice of technical gear. But when you are on a Viking...you always raise fish.  
Seven by Twelve
Another day of pretty fishing off Palm Beach on the Viking 55. Seven sailfish releases by noon!  
In Range
Captain Barnaby was certainly in range aboard the Viking 82 Ata Rangi. The angler hooked up a nice blue marlin with mate Miranda on the wire. Ata Rangi is in Panama with its sights set on New Zealand.  
Fire in the Sky
While the northeast is in a deep freeze Don Malkowski captured Stan Cohen's Viking 50, My Way, against a fiery sunrise. The My Way was headed out of Lake Worth for a day of sailfishing.  
Cold Enough For Ya?
The thermometer reads a chilly five degrees but the weather man tells us it feels like 15 below with the wind factor. This pretty girl is keeping warm with the famous New Gretna sun and a few ice eaters. She will be on her way to warmer waters soon.  
Puerto Rican Dreams
This is where we want to be! On the Picara, a spectacular Viking 55. This picture was snapped at their last tournament in the Mona passage between Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic.  
Stress Relief
The Viking 76, Stress Relief, took its own advice while relaxing in the tranquil waters of Puerto Rico.  
Kickin' It Up
Fishing out of the Florida Keys, Emeril Lagasse released his first sailfish on his Viking 70 Enclosed Bridge Al Dente. As seen in the picture, both Emeril and mate Paul are little damp as Captain Brad said, "It was a bit snotty, the wind was blowing pretty hard but this boat eats it up." The boat will be moving around the state as the chef will be filming his new series Emeril's Florida.  
Captain Jen Copeland, running Robin Loudermilk's Viking 50, sent in this pretty picture from a fishing trip out of the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida. Thanks to mate Croft Upchurch for snapping this keeper.  
Better than...
Wouldn't you rather be on Ramon Santiago's Viking 66 EB, Beba, cruising through the picturesque waters of Culebra, Puerto Rico?  
Just add water
Standing in the plug which will be used to create the mold of the Viking 92 Convertible, one can readily ponder the fishing thoughts going through Viking’s Anthony Scola’s mind. The Viking 92 Convertible, our new flagship will premiere in October at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.  
Zat's the Life
The Viking 66 Zatara departed the Viking Yacht Service Center after a brief stint for some last minute additions like a transom live well with window and lights as well as an Eskimo ice machine. Owner Jésus Rivera, Captain Erik Cantu plus family and friends were on hand for Zatara's maiden voyage. The first stop is Miami then the 66 will head to Key West and then up Florida West Coast to Destin. Captain Erik will say good bye to crew and continue to the final hailing port of South Padre Island, Texas.  
Luck Be A Lady
The Viking 52 with her Viking Lady Yellow hull keeps the Stars and Stripes Blue Viking 70 company before an early morning photo shoot off Atlantic City.  
C'mon Man, I want to fish!
George Bishop's Viking 62 Convertible, C'mon Man, is locked & loaded and itching to start fishing in the Poco Bueno Fishing Tournament in Port O'Connor, Texas.  
Proud Lady Mary
This beautiful Viking 66 Enclosed Bridge has one happy crew onboard. Luisa Robles, Benito Robles, Maria Robles, Rosemary Robles and Alejandro Sierraalta just took delivery of this beauty and are headed to out on a nice cruise. The first stop will be New York and then they will head south with a leisurely stop in the Bahamas before arriving in their homeport of Venezuela. Bon voyage!  
Hong Kong Arrival
Just two days after arriving in Hong Kong from New Gretna, New Jersey, this striking Viking 70 was feeling right at home at the luxurious Aberdeen Marina.  
Making Waves
Here's a nice shot of Juan Martinez's new Viking 50 Convertible, Mulata, making a splash in Venezuela.  
Paddle For A Cause
Executive Vice-President of Viking Yachts, Patrick Healey, recently donated the Viking 42 Convertible while Captain Mark and Mate Megan Beach donated their time to support The Dean Randazzo Cancer Foundation's Paddle For A Cause, a 22 mile stand up paddleboard race around Absecon island, which includes Atlantic City, New Jersey. The 42 Convertible was used as a support boat for the relay team OC Paddleboard which completed the race in just over four hours and consisted of teammates Bob Burke, Pat Gill, Chris Oves and Bill Jenkins. OC Paddleboard has a current tally of $550 to help those battling cancer. Donations can still be made on the web site: http://deanrandazzo.dojiggy.com/ng/index.cfm/b32716a/regPages/pledge/OCPADDLEBOARD/  
Almost Summer Cruise
The Viking 55 Force Majeure ran from Stuart, Florida, to Centerville, Massachussetts, (on Cape Cod) for her summer vacation. Owners Craig and Lauren Zajac snapped this picture as Force Majeure arrived into New York after departing Virginia Beach earlier the same day. Summer is just around the corner!  
Just A Dog
The Farrens' family doesn't waste any time. After accepting delivery last Wednesday of their Viking 62, Just A Dog 5, the crew arrived in San Salvador, Bahamas late on Thursday. By 10:30 the next morning they released a pretty white marlin. In this picture on the left is Frank Kendrick with the first white marlin release for both the boat and the angler and on the right is Chase Farrens.  
Cabo anyone?
Wouldn't you rather be fishing on this beauty in Cabo right now?  
Coming home
Viking 62002 passes through the Lake Worth Inlet returning to the Viking Yachting Center after an afternoon photo shoot.  
Snoward Bound
Even the second snow day of spring can't stop production. The new Viking 70 demo moved out of the building in less than perfect conditions but she will have a full summer of fabulous days.  
Leaving the Nest
Another one leaves the nest! Mike Castle recently departed the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida on his new Viking 66 MS CASTLE. Mike and crew are headed to the Bahamas and then will settle into the homeport of Destin, Florida later this summer.  
Looking Down
When Viking does a photo shoot you can always count on excitement and great photography to follow. On a recent shoot, the Viking 70 Enclosed Bridge and 42 Convertible were in good company off Palm Beach with photographer Shaw McCutcheon up in the sky peering down!  
Pacific Bound
The 42 Open FORBY spent some time at the Viking Yacht Service Center, in Riviera Beach, Florida, getting outfitted for the Pacific Ocean. Here's a nice shot of her being loaded aboard for her trek to Los Suenos, Costa Rica. This boat is ready action!  
Miami 2013
Another successful Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show is in the books. Thanks to all our wonderful customers, dealerships and friends for making it another fantastic event.  
Pride of the Show
The Viking Yacht Company is the pride of the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Display. Stop by and see the fleet on Ramp 8, 4800 block of Collins Avenue.  
The New Deb
The new Viking 62 Enclosed Bridge is ready to make her debut at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show on the 4800 block of Collins Avenue. Stop by and check her out.  
New Addition
Here she is, the new Viking 62 Convertible, ready to make her debut tomorrow at the Viking VIP in Riviera Beach, Florida.  
Breaking Ice
Even the sun is moving slowly on this frigid morning as the engineering group leaves the basin with the new Viking 62 Convertible for a sea trial.  
Golden View
There is never a bad view or angle when you are on a Viking Yacht. This nice image of the Viking 55 demo was taken by Cal Landau of Florida Yacht Photography and Video during the Gold Cup Invitational. And by the way, the 55 released eight sailfish to take Second Place Boat and the Daily on Day Four. Angler Patrick Healey clinched the John Rybovich Memorial Trophy by releasing the most sailfish on dead bait.  
Frost on the bow rail
A biting chill on a winter’s dawn dresses the Viking 62 Enclosed Bridge Convertible’s aluminum bow rail ice white.  
Smiling Sixty
This interesting perspective of the Viking 60 gives the impression that this is one happy boat!  
Happy Holidays!
Wishing you and your loved ones season's greetings and a healthy and prosperous New Year.  
Let it snow!
We know it is December, but when it snows inside the Viking plant, it can only mean our five-axis profiling milling machine is working on something new again! Stay tuned!  
Morning Sun
We never get tired of this view.  
On bright and mild December afternoon, this new Viking 46 Convertible left the New Gretna, New Jersey, facility for a run down to the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida, in preparation for delivery to its home port in Panama, where its owner will take delivery and fish the local waters for marlin and sailfish.  
Another 42 Open is making her way to sunny Florida.  
Trading Up
Lance and Nancy O’Donnell with their sons William and Blake strike a delightful pose on the mezzanine of their new Viking 66 Enclosed Bridge Convertible, at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida, which was delivered to them by Ron Silvia of Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales, St. Clair Shores, Michigan. This is the O’Donnell’s third Viking. Their first was a 44 Aft Cabin, and they also own a 2007 Viking 52 Sport Yacht. They keep their boats in Charlevoix, Michigan, during the summer months, and plan to cruise Viking Trader this winter and spring around Florida and throughout the Bahamas  
One Slic Chick
HMY's Pat Kelly and Steve Campbell take Al Alessi, Jr., and Al Alessi, Sr., through the paces on their new Viking 60 Slic Chick.  
Shine on brightly
Viking’s Yasser Hassan from the prop shop cleans barnacles and bottom growth off a propeller from a 76 Convertible, which will dramatically increase the yacht’s performance and efficiency  
On The Line
This is the first 62 Enclosed Bridge Convertible, which will appear at the 2013 VIP Boat Show Preview in Riviera Beach, Florida, at the Viking Yacht Service Center, February 1-2, 2013. After the VIP event, the 62 EB will headline the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show, February 14-18, 2013.  
Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy has proven to be a storm of epic destruction. The prayers and thoughts of the Viking Yacht Company are with all who are affected by this disaster. We too have endured some damage at the New Gretna facility but have reopened and are working our way toward better days.  
Hurricane Sandy Update
While the weather has improved at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Hurricane Sandy now poses a threat to New Jersey. For the safety of all Viking employees at the New Gretna, New Jersey facility, the Viking Yacht Company will be closed Monday, October 29 and Tuesday, October 30. The plant will reopen on Wednesday, October 31. Four-day workers should also report to their jobs on Friday, November 2.  
Will Dorminy and his son Trace had an epic weekend fishing trip on the Viking 42 Open E-fishn-c. Fishing off of Georgia, the duo tallied quite a list which included 13 blackfin tuna, three swords, a wahoo and a sail. In a four hour window, Trace caught a blackfin, sail, wahoo and a swordfish.  
Puerto Rican Blues
Joe Vizcarrondo's Viking 52 Gaviota won the International Billfish Tournament with six blue marlin releases. Here's a pretty one wired up.  
Inaugural Outing
Michael Rothberg's Viking 82 Enclosed Bridge made some noise right from the start! With Captain Nick Eubank at the helm, Double Barrel's inaugural fishing trip saw some laundry flying with five white marlin releases. The crew fished out of Pirates Cove, North Carolina.  
Fall Morning
Three stately Viking enclosed bridge convertibles strike an early fall pose dockside in preparation for their delivery. To port, that is a 70 EB ahead of our flagship 82 EB; to starboard there is a 76 EB with our exclusive Sky Bridge helm station.  
Italian Morning
Gianni Rizzo and his son Mattia snapped this great shot while hunting swordfish aboard their Viking 54 Jaller. Beautiful morning in the Ligurian Sea in Italy.  
September Sky
The Viking 70 makes its way through the Ocean City inlet with a majestic September sky as a backdrop.  
This adrenaline pumping shot was caught on Richard Hendrickson's Viking 48 during the White Marlin Open.  
My Way On the Way
Dwight "Moon" Mooney oversaw the delivery and loading of a new Viking 55, My Way. Moon ran the My Way to Port Everglades where she was loaded and is being ferried to La Paz, Mexico. Her eventual homeport will be Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Another great boat for a great owner and crew!  
Here’s Viking 42219, a 42 Open that is being transported by trailer, a big trailer, bound for the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida. The thousand or so mile trip will take about three days. Once in Florida, Palm Beach Towers will install a custom tuna tower and the boat will go to Viking dealer HMY New Yacht Sales in North Palm Beach.  
Blue Baby
Rose Anderson hooked up a pretty blue marlin to help the Viking 70 Krazy Salts' win the Cape May Ladies Tournament.  
Hot Marlin
Some nice white marlin action on the Viking 70 Demo.  
Enclosed Fun
Who said Viking Convertibles have all the fun? These Viking Enclosed Bridge boats are making the most of a beautiful day at Peter Island's Little Harbor, British Virgin Islands. Rafted up are the Viking 68 Gabea, Viking 76 Stress Release and Cervecita, a Viking 61. Thanks to Vicente Suarez for sending in this summer fun shot!  
Beautiful Black Marlin
Check out this beautiful black marlin James Lee and his crew on the Viking Reel Arbaitrage released off Hannibal Bank, Panama last week on a live bonito. After the adventure James said,"I am still amazed by the tuna tube system you guys built for us. We kept two skipjack tunas in the tube for 36 hours and they were still alive! This is after dragging them in the water for over 8 hours on the first day and with one of them getting pretty banged up by a marlin on a short bite."  
Mercy Me
Bob and Sue Mattlin, aboard the Viking 42 Open Sue's Seabee are once again making the fish beg for mercy in the Bahamas. But it looks like someone is taking a quick power nap! This image was snapped by Bob and Sue's traveling pals Jack and Marla Kuehne onboard their Viking Skip Jack. This crew had a great few days in Chub Cay dining on fresh caught yellowfin.  
Tall Order
Among a crowd pleasing and glorious display of Tall Ships this past weekend in Baltimore Harbor, a familiar vessel Valhalla, a Viking 42 Open, adds a subtle flair to the event  
Bahamas on my Mind
The Marti family took a side trip with their Viking 76 Enclosed Bridge to Atlantis, Bahamas on their way home to the Dominican Republic.  
Reely Cool
Here's a pretty cool shot of the Viking 64 Enclosed Bridge Reel Worthless dancing with a blue marlin in the Gulf.  
Fish On
The Koch family recently had an outstanding trip to Bimini on the Viking 66. The crew released a 200 pound blue marlin as well as a sailfish and plenty of dolphin. Here is the proud gang along with Jim Stefano from Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales.  
Heading for Home
New owner Frank Hertsch departs the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida, on his new Viking 50 Convertible, Sea Hunt, bound for the homeport of Ocean City, Maryland.  
Perfect Persistence
New owners James and Nick Marshall, along with Captain Delynn Sigler and Galati Technician Jeff McFarland, are ready to start orientation and delivery of the new Viking 42 Open, Persistence.  
Coming home
A 2001 60 Cockpit Sports Yacht strikes an early morning pose as it rests dockside awaiting to be transported into our paint shed for hull and topside painting. In the January 1996 issue of Boating, Viking’s 60 Cockpit Sports Yacht was named the magazine’s Boat of the Year.  
Wild Fishing
Michael Kirby and his crew on the Viking 54 Gale Force had some wild fishing over the weekend. It started off quiet and calm with light winds welcoming the 35th Annual Viking Diesel Marine Port Hacking 100 in Australia. By day two the fleet of 48 boats was seeing sporty seas with winds screaming between 30 and 40 knots. Show here is the Gale Force team landing a striped marlin. Despite Mother Nature, Gale Force went on to win the event.  
Lady Blue Eyes
Another Viking 42 Open is on her way! Lady Blue Eyes left the Viking Yacht Service Center this week with new owners Jay and Patsy Stelzenmuller at the helm. This lady is bound for the Keys with some fishing in cruising on the agenda. Then she is headed to her homeport of Alligator Point, Florida.  
Caribbean sunset
Wally Vargas snapped this serene image of the Viking 60, Bandida, enjoying an afternoon sunset at Norman Island, British Virgin Islands.  
Gianni Rizzo boated a bounty in Italy. His Viking 54 proved a fish raiser during a trip through the Med.  
On Her Way
The new Viking 57 Convertible NONNO is on her way to the ship loading dock and then to her new homeport of Venezuela. Happy travels!  
Viking 66305 Southbound
Pulling out of the Viking basin, here is another new 66 Convertible leaving for Charleston, South Carolina. Owners Jamie and Lynn Zachrich also have owned Viking 48, 54 and 60 Convertibles. Good luck and tight lines!  
Dramatic Dubai
The city of Dubai makes a dramatic background for this Viking 82 Convertible.  
Catch of the Day
Robert and Sue Mattlin, owners of a Viking 42 Open, show off a nice looking 51 pound wahoo during their recent trip to Grand Cay, Bahamas.  
Bahamas Bounty
Fishing was good in the West End for Charles Barker and the crew on his Viking 82 Alexis. Charles along with Marvin Utley, Matt Serafin and Grady Harris boated wahoo, dolphin,and yellow eye snappers. The big guy in the center weighed in at 20 pounds. On the run in, with Captain Andy Morris at the helm, the team released a white marlin to cap off the day.  
Winter in Puerto Rico
It may be chilly at the plant in New Gretna but winter in Puerto Rico is just heating up! Carlos Rodriguez of CFR Yacht Sales snapped this shot of some Viking owners basking in Vieques Island on a picturesque February day.  
Very VIP
The Viking 66 kept busy at the 16th Annual Viking VIP with two days of sea trials and plenty of smiles.  
Another 42 Rolls Out
Jesus Rivera recently accepted delivery of his new Viking 42 Convertible at the Viking Yacht Service Center. This great crew is very excited about the new boat and have big plans for it. Here is a shot of Jesus Rivera, his Viking Dealer Gustavo Gonzalez of Performance Yachts, Captain Erik and Mate Mark in the cock pit of 42502 Kamelia. The boat is headed to its home port of South Padre Island, Texas.  
My Way
The first Viking 52 Sport Yacht to hit the waters off Dubai has enjoyed a busy season. Saeed Almaktoum's Viking, My Way, wasted no time and has logged plenty of hours cruising and fishing.  
Oh My Marlin Darlin
Mark Mathys recently took delivery of his Viking 70 Enclosed Bridge Skybridge Marlin Darlin in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The delivery was capped off with a christening toast and quickly the boat was underway at first light. Poor sea conditions encouraged a stop in Norfolk where the unusual sight of a Submarine inbound and then an aircraft carrier were both spotted. Then Marlin Darlin was visited by a whale just outside the harbor. In route for Wrightsville Beach, the Viking checked out a temperature break at the canyon off Cape Hatteras and sure enough, a 50 pound wahoo became the first fish caught aboard the new 70 with Mark Mathys in the chair. The crew of 13 plans to fish all the way south to Jacksonville.  
Ricardo Caridi boated some big barracudas recently! Ricardo and his crew were fishing his Viking 52 Sport Yacht, Tres 15, in Cartagena, Columbia when they found the sweet spot.  
Lady Ro Heads Home
With Captain Billy and owner Rhoda Cobb in the tower the Viking 42 Open Lady Ro departs the Viking Yacht Service Center bound for her home port of Boca Raton.  
Grand Day
Gary Holt's Viking 48 Diversion had a grand day fishing the Great Barrier Reef with this 1,000 pound black marlin.  
Winter is Coming
With a hat, a hoodie, gloves, two 55 gallon drums of Banfrost 2000, and a pump of ambition, Viking's Wilbur Blanco strikes a pose for the start of the upcoming winterization marathon taking place in the weeks ahead.  
Sky's the Limit
A pair of Viking's metal shop technicians fabricates the aluminum framework in preparation of the fiberglass hardtop for a Sky Bridge being built for a 70 Enclosed Bridge Convertible.  
Bahamas Bound
Congratulations to the new owner of Viking 42203 Kelley Rae, Don Jenkins! He is joined with Viking Yachts’ Dwight "Moon" Mooney and Gary Hirshberg from Galati Yacht Sales after completion of the new owner orientation, sea trial and delivery at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida. This beauty is bound for its homeport in Harbour Island, Bahamas.  
Easy Breeze
Elias Bahaia and his family enjoy their Viking 82, Monica Mayo, while on anchor in San Blas, Panama.  
Chesapeake Sunrise
John-Sebastian Morrow snapped this image aboard the Viking 61 Boys-R-Us, pulling out of Rudee Inlet in Virginia early in the morning.  
Passing with Flying Color
A new Viking 82 Convertible is backed into its slip after a successful sea trial with engineering to verify speed, performance and steering. This is hull # 17 and will appear in the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show later this month.  
Dance On
The Viking 70 Moondancer had a banner day fishing off the Bahamas.  
Sling Shot
Viking 42207 is lifted off its trailer at the Viking International Yacht Center in Riviera Beach, Florida, after being trucked down from the New Gretna, New Jersey facility in preparation for next month’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.  
Getting Boat Show Ready
A new Viking 57 Convertible heads to the Travelift in preparation for final detailing before heading south to the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show next month.  
Another Delivery
Arturo Santana and his family recently took delivery of his new Viking 70 Enclosed Bridge Skybridge, Chicola. The crew has a layover at the Viking Yacht Service Center in West Palm Beach before cruising to her final homeport in the Dominican Republic.  
2011 Viking Dealer Meeting
Viking's annual dealer meeting is under way combining business, factory tours and sea trials of new Viking models including the just launched Viking 66.  
Sensational 66
The new Viking 66 Convertible has hit the water. Look for her at the docks!  
Storm Prep
Viking has weathered the storm and will be back in business Monday morning.  
Harness the Horses
Viking uses Veem propellers from Australia with their proprietary Interceptor inserts, which maximize performance. Viking modified propeller nuts incorporate our proprietary locking system.  
Panama Morning
Daniel Dupret snapped this shot aboard a Viking 56 Enclosed Bridge leaving the Flamenco Marina in Panama. The sky is showing lots of character!  
Texas Legends
A dismal weather forecast proved unfound and the 49 boat fleet participating in the 6th Annual Texas Legends Billfish Tournament enjoyed favorable sea conditions. As fishing began the first morning, it was obvious something extraordinary was happening with catch reports pouring in. When the smoke cleared on Day Two, over 150 billfish were reported in just a day and a half. Second place was awarded to Bert Steindorf’s Viking 74 Bandit with five white marlin and nine sailfish. Third place went to Kelly Owen and his team on the Viking 43 Caliente releasing one blue, three whites and seven sails.  
Family Fun
Franciso Arias, owner of the Viking 64 Enclosed Bridge Chona, enjoyed his weekend to the fullest. Chona was home base for the Arias family in Panama on a family trip off Chapera Island, Las Perlas Archipielago. As shown in the pictures, there was no shortage of smiles.  
Stately Visit
Viking’s Bill Healey (left) recently toured the facility with New Jersey’s Lt. Governor, Kim Guadagno (right) and representatives from the 9th Legislative District.  
Viking Ocean Showdown
After an unscheduled lay day due to high winds offshore, the fleet of Vikings and Oceans headed to the canyons Friday to do battle. At stake: Bragging rights! The first day of fishing was a bit slow but Day 2 picked up with considerably more billfish release action. Later that day, it was over. When everyone’s catch was totaled, Team Viking emerged as the victor. According to tournament director, Bob Glover, “being a Viking and Ocean Yachts dealer, and having the two factories just up the road really gives us a unique opportunity to get friends and families together and have some great dockside fun and friendly competition offshore. Just having the Healey and Leek families bar-b-que steaks for their customers at our lay day pool party is alone worth the price of admission! The whole event is just a fun, fun time!”  
Crossing Ts and Dotting Is
Every detail matters as John Stephano (left) and Wilber Blanco (right) finish quality control checks on a Viking 60 Convertible before the yacht leaves the factory.  
Atlantis on Top
Jorge Jurado is at it again! Two weeks ago Jorge and his crew on his Viking 60 Atlantis entered the George F. Novey, Jr. International Fishing Tournament and walked away with all the marbles. The two day event on Isla San Jose in Las Perlas, Panama had a fleet of 60 boats all vying to be awarded Top Boat. The team on Atlantis landed a bounty of yellowfin, wahoo, mackerel, snapper, amber jack and jack to capture the coveted Top Boat title.  
Catch of the Day
Ben Jatlow and Dave Chinea are pictured holding the first catch aboard Brian Darnell’s 54 Convertible Tunacious.  
Pony Up
Look quick before they gallop away as a pair of MTU V16 Series 2000 M91 engines rated at 2,030 mhp each ride into the Viking stable. These powerhouses are for the new Viking 66 Convertible 66302.  
Batten Down the Hatch
Aboard a new Viking 70 Convertible on the production line, a Viking technician secures the stainless-steel bracket for one of four gas support struts for the anchor rode locker deck hatches.  
Strong & Tight
A Viking shipwright secures the through-bolts used to attach the deck assembly to the hull of a Viking 46 on the production line.  
It's a Dogs Life
Mike Farrens enjoys the view from his new Viking 50 Just A Dog 4, currently docked in San Salvador, Bahamas. Here is a picture of Chase Farrens helping Terri Spencer with her first ever Bahamian dolphin.  
Moving Out Day
A beautiful New Gretna morning and the doors to the Viking production line open wide as another of our very popular Viking 50 Convertibles leaves the building. After a short ride to the water in the Travelift, the new Viking will be launched and will undergo several engineering sea trials as part of the factory start-up procedure before being delivered to its owner.  
Relaxing at the Reef
Charles Barker's Viking 82 Alexis takes a break at the Ocean Reef Club after a week of fishing in Key West.  
Salt Tales Sails Home
Deborah and Ken Hirsekorn recently took delivery of their new Viking 42 Open, Salt Tales. This is the Hirsekorn’s fourth Viking yacht, each one with the assistance of Lou Piergross from South Jersey Yacht Sales, Cape May, New Jersey. (From the left, Lou Piergross, Deborah and Ken Hirsekorn.)  
Banner Day
Federico Lopez, onboard his Viking 68, had a banner day with 10 white marlin. The Viking, 50/50, was fishing out of Cap Cana, Dominican Republic.  
Tudo Fish!
The Viking 48 Tudo Fish took the prestigious title of Top Boat at the recent Lobito Big Game Fishing Tournament. Jan Jongschaap and his crew about Tudo Fish also claimed Top Fisherman and Top Release team. The tournament is fished 240 miles south of Luanda, Angola.  
Great First Trip
Peter Feld didn’t wait to get home to Montauk to start fishing with his new Viking 48 Convertible, Blondie, after taking delivery from South Jersey Yacht Sales’ Drew Santoro. Instead, after clearing New Jersey’s Manasquan Inlet, he headed for some warm water in the Dip, a curve in the Continental Shelf that rapidly drops off at the 100 fathom curve into more than 2,000 feet, some 110 miles northeast from Manasquan and slightly inshore from Block Canyon. Peter, Tony Corrao and Chris Spies started trolling and quickly raised and released a beautifully colored white marlin on a Green Machine, for a blue water billfish christening. Congratulations to Peter and team Blondie! (Left to right, Peter Feld, Tony Corrao, with Chris Spies snapping the picture.)  
Follow the Leader
Leaving the Viglass department, a new Viking 60 Convertible is brought to the production line.  
Coiba Catch
On a recent trip to Coiba, which is located in the Gulf of Chiriquí off Panama’s Pacific coast, Jorge’s Viking 60 Atlantis was red hot. The reels were screaming and the bite was on.  
Bahamas Bound
Robert and Sue Mattlin enjoy a little down time on their Viking 42 Open off of Walker's Cay, Bahamas.  
Building 70711
Viglass workers lay out a port side laminate for 70711. Once the fiberglass has been wetted with resin, balsa core will follow.  
Top Choice
Viking is busy these days as indicated by a pair of deck assemblies poised to join the production line and be installed on a 70 Convertible (foreground) and a 82 Convertible (background).  
Tuna Fever
Brian Arnott’s Viking 50, NYSE-LY DONE has been cashing in on the bluefin tuna action while fishing out of Pirates Cove, North Carolina. Palm Beach Tower’s Joe Glonek and friends had a great weekend recently going 3 for 3 one day, and 4 for 4 the second. Great job, guys!  
More Fish on Mogambo
Maurizio Scioscia gets a work out aboard the Viking 52 Mogambo while fishing in La Guaira, Venezuela.  
Putting on the Lid
The deckhouse assembly, a one piece unit from the pulpit to the cockpit is about to be lowered onto the hull of Viking 70010.  
Powering Up
A Viking electrical technician puts the final touches into an AC panel going aboard a new Viking 50 Convertible under construction. Every Viking has custom made panels and harnesses built in our electrical shop.  
Strength from the Bottom Up
Viking keels are filled with a mixture of silica sand and resin that hardens into a solid mass reinforcing the area to protect the hull in the event of an accidental grounding or hitting a submerged object. Here a Viking worker sprays resin into the tray of sand, which will then be thoroughly mixed and applied into the keel area.  
The Viking 66 Convertible
Daily progress is fact of life in the development of the new 66 Convertible, which launches in late summer.  
A Fuelish Leprechaun
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Healey family and the Viking Yacht Company!  
Winning Dolphin
Congratulations to Hector Peguero, owner of the Viking 48 La Don Goyo! Hector won the 36th Annual Dorado Tournament with a 55.8 pound bull dolphon at Club Nautico de Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.  
Belt and Suspenders
Sanding between each layer of fiberglass in preparation of the next laminate is a time consuming yet standard procedure in the lay-up process of a Viking yacht like this 70 Convertible.  
Homeward Bound
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mattlin recently took delivery of their new Viking 42 Open, Sue’s Seabee at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, and is shown here heading out to their homeport in Stuart, Florida. This is the first 42 Open we have delivered and we are proud to have the Mattlins in the Viking family. Here’s to calm seas, blue skies and snappin’ ‘riggers!  
Dropping the Lid
Workers ready the hull of a new Viking 42 Open, 42204, preparing it for the deck assembly waiting to be installed.  
Off She Goes
An 82 Convertible, 2seas, is seen during loading in Port Everglades, Florida. The ship will be taking her to Jebel Ali, near Dubai. The final home port will be the Kingdom of Bahrain.  
Los Roques Winter
The Garcia family sent us this spectacular picture of how a winter should be spent in Los Roques, Venezuela. Shown is the Garcia’s Viking 54 La Toja along with El Samurai and Up Grade, both Viking 60 Enclosed Bridge boats. The Vikings are taking in a calm day at Carenero, a serene bay at Los Roques.  
Neither Sleet nor Snow
Viking’s Wilber Blanco pauses during the fuel fill-up of a new Viking convertible about to head south to leave the snow behind on a recent Bass River morning.  
Cold, Cold, Cold!
A new Viking 70 Convertible rests in a bath of ice water in our basin on a recent frigid morning.  
Neither Snow nor Ice!
Neither snow nor ice nor rain will stop production at the Viking plant. Our doors remain open!  
Perfect Parts
Thousands of wooden parts are cut, built and finished in our 52,500 square-foot wood mill, like this pair of galley locker doors for a 60 Convertible receiving a final buff and polish by skilled Viking craftspeople.  
There’s BRRRR in the Air!
A new Viking 57 Convertible gently backs into its icy slip after an engineering sea trial.  
Southern Hospitality
Here’s Viking 42201, our first 42 Open with Cummins diesels and a Zeus pod-drive system shortly after having its tuna tower installed by Palm Beach Towers at the Viking International Yacht Center in Riviera Beach, Florida.  
Great Way to Set the Pace
On their very first tournament with their new Viking 50, the Loudermilk family took first place in the Ocean Reef Rod & Gun Club Holiday Offshore Tournament. Congratulations to family and crew on a job well done!  
Nature’s Palette
Colorful yellow-eye snapper create an amazing portrait, as well as the catch-of-the-day aboard Elfina III, a Viking 70 Enclosed Bridge Convertible. Captain Tim Hyde found the fish off Ragged Island in the southern Bahamas.  
Fresh Breeze
Opening your bow hatch on sunny, breezy days when the boat is tied to the dock is a good way to help dry the anchor line and prevent mildew and musty odors. A better technique is to periodically remove the anchor line and wipe out dirt and salt residue. Don’t forget to secure the bitter end inside the locker when replacing the rode.  
Blue Ice
The weather outside may be frightful but Viking is still open. Please be patient if the phone does not answer on the first ring as some Viking staff are navigating some slippery roads.  
Neither Snow nor Ice
Nothing stands in the way of a new Viking being delivered. Early one morning late last week, the first Viking 42 Open left the factory on a flat bed truck for its premiere February 4 – 5, 2011 at the Viking VIP Miami Boat Show Preview at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida. Invitations are in the mail, or call your Viking dealer for more details.  
A Viking Morning
Kurt Von Seekham’s Viking 52 Marlin Hunter heads toward St. Lucie Inlet for a day of sailfishing off Stuart, Florida.  
Clear Sailing
Day by day the new Viking 42 Open gets ready to leave the factory for its journey south. Here’s a recent update as the boat receives its windshield glass. Note the windshield frame is a custom one-piece fiberglass structure.  
Dockside Views
The new Viking 82 Convertible shows its impressive form as it leaves the slip. That’s a 76 Enclosed Bridge Convertible in the background.  
St. John Holiday
Jose Blanco and his family spent an idyllic Thanksgiving holiday off the coast of St. John, BVI on the 68 Convertible Gabea. The Blanco's reveled in white sand beaches, turquoise bays, colorful corals, rainbows of tropical fish and green velvet hills.  
Ready for a Sails Meeting
Just in time for the beginning of the winter sailfish season in Palm Beach, the newest Krazy Salt’s, a 70 Viking Convertible leaves the Viking International Yachting Center sporting its custom teak cockpit and spectacular teak transom with its signature “seasoned” blue marlin. Catch em up, boys!  
Another Sunset in the Exumas
Capt. Tim Hyde sent this spectacular image of a 70 Enclosed Bridge Convertible anchored in an Exuma cove one evening on a stopover enroute for an extended cruise in the southern Bahamas chain.  
High Tide on the Bass River
Several days of northeast onshore winds have created prevalent high tides backing up much of the water of the Great Bay into the Bass River. A recent photo shows a Viking 82 convertible with the water level near the top of the Travelift well. The dock closest to the 82 C is a fixed pier with the water within inches of spilling over the top. Had this period been during a full moon, the Travelift well and the docks would be under water.  
A Viking Morning
Captain Tim Hyde, skipper of a new Viking 70 Convertible, captured dawn at the Viking Yacht Service Center recently. Capt. Hyde is also renowned for catching fish, which he is doing right now in the Bahamas. Catch 'em up, Cappy!  
Another Day at the Viking Yacht Service Center
Viking’s two service yards in Riviera Beach, Florida, are the go-to places in the Palm Beach area for routine maintenance, expert mechanical, electrical and refrigeration repairs, warranty service, renovations, as well as updates by Palm Beach Towers and Atlantic Marine Electronics. Both yards handle Viking yachts, and other boat manufacturers by appointment. Next time you are in the area, stop in and say hello.  
Another Viking 82 Gets Closer to Delivery
Installing a Palm Beach Towers’ tuna tower is the crowning touch for a new Viking 82 Enclosed Bridge Convertible at our New Gretna, New Jersey facility on the Bass River.  
Raising Fish
Felipe Mendoza brought in some big fish on his Viking 48 Guerrero Azteca. The crew was fishing in Puerto Vallarta when they boated a 618 pound black marlin and 230 pound yellow fin.  
Quick Draw in Key West
Randy and Kim Prock proudly took delivery of 52629, Quick Draw, and then enjoyed a weekend in Key West on their maiden voyage. They were joined by their loyal first mates Lucy and Roxy.  
Down to the Wire
Steve Lange, a senior tech from Atlantic Marine Electronics attentively threads a coaxial cable for the antenna through the hardtop of the new Viking 42 Convertible where it will connect with the VHF in the radio box at the helm. Using AME, a sister company of Viking, for the yacht’s electronic needs ensures the 42 Convertible will be delivered turnkey ready to fish and cruise.  
Just Add Water
A new Viking 70 Enclosed Bridge Convertible gets closer to start up time when the engines are commissioned and every onboard system is operated and checked before final inspections and delivery.  
Big Game, Big Sweep
For the second year in a row, Jim Douglas and the crew on his Viking 68 Reel Attitude swept the awards for the Corpus Christi Big Game Fishing Club. Reel Attitude won Top Boat and Club Champion. JR Douglas took Top Angler, 1st Sailfish, 1st White Marlin, 2nd Blue Marlin and 2nd Blackfin Tuna. Angler John Price claimed 2nd Swordfish.  
Viking 42 Heads to Sea
On a foggy morning, the engineering group takes the new Viking 42 Convertible out for a sea trial.  
Premium Finish
Spraying multiple coats of superior quality polyurethane paint assures long lasting service at the critical waterline area of a new Viking. Extensive and artful masking delivers sharp edged striping.  
Do You Dream in Blue?
Blue has sure been a popular choice on new Vikings with colorful names like Atlantic Blue, Bahama Blue, Sky Blue, and even this Custom Blue as seen on the new Viking 70 demo. A flavor for every taste, we also have built boats in shades of yellow and pastel greens in addition to the standard snow white.  
Viking Dealer Days
Viking Yachts’ annual dealer meeting is taking place this week and representatives from the domestic and international networks are visiting the plant and getting acquainted with two new models being launched for the 2011 model year. Shown here, a group of dealers are acclimating themselves with the new Viking 70, which will premiere at the upcoming fall boat shows.  
Good Morning, From Viking!
A brand new Viking 76 Convertible paints a beautiful picture on a lovely late summer morning as the yacht leaves the New Gretna facility heading toward Atlantic City and delivery to its owner. After its arrival in Florida in about four days, the yacht will receive final detailing, including a tuna tower and electronics.  
Zeus Drive Close Up
As the new Viking 42 Convertible moves toward the end of the production line and closer to the water, a team of Viking shipwrights examine the trim tab mechanism of the yacht’s starboard Cummins powered Zeus pod drive.  
Time for Heavy Lifting
It takes some major equipment to move a Viking 76 Convertible on land, but we certainly have the machinery to get the job done. Here is one of our 150-ton Travelifts in action, ferrying a new 76 Convertible from the production line.  
It's electric!
Every Viking Yacht is built with a customized power harness designed in our electrical shop. In addition, dozens of electrical components are assembled on a daily basis for each yacht including (left) a fuel gauge panel and (right) an A.C. panel.  
Vikings Wave the Flags
The Viking 64 Judge returns to port after a day offshore releasing 12 white marlin during the recent Mid-Atlantic $500,000 Tournament in Cape May, New Jersey. At the tournament's end, Judge was the top release boat with 21 white marlin.  
Over The Top
A good day at the Mid-Atlantic $500,000, as the Over the Top returns to the dock waving four white marlin release flags.  
Shine on Brightly
Reflections as deep as the sea clearly demonstrate the depth of the shine on this new Viking 70 Convertible as it reaches the end of the production line in anticipation of initial sea trials.  
Big Blue
The 37th Annual White Marlin Open was held August 2-6 in Ocean City, Maryland. 255 boats and over 1800 anglers competed. 230 boats fished on Day Two but when the scales opened at 4pm, James Kontos’ Viking 65 Let it Ride was waiting to weigh a huge blue marlin. That blue, fought by James’ son John, weighed in at an amazing 1010.5 pounds. The fish was the second largest blue in White Marlin Open history and only the second grander to be caught off of Ocean City. Needless to say, Let it Ride took the First Place Marlin title and James was the Second Place Angler.  
Viking 42 C Update
The Viking 42 Convertible is progressing rapidly down the production line and coming together quite nicely. The flying bridge has been installed and the interior is seeing gains daily. As both side views indicate, the window lines and the profile bear the unmistakable look of a modern Viking. By the end of the month, the Viking 42 Convertible will be in the water for its engineering and mechanical start ups, and initial sea trials on the Bass River.  
Alexis Releases
Charles Barker's Viking 82 Alexis took Third Place in the Virginia Beach Invitational Marlin Tournament. With Captain Andy Morris at the helm, Alexis released seven white marlin to claim their spot on the leaderboard.  
Viking 70 is Outward Bound
The new Viking 70 Convertible is testing the waters at the Ocean City, Maryland, White Marlin Open this week. Following this prestigious tournament, the Viking 70 will head south for the Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament in Manteo, North Carolina.  
Final Touches for the Viking 70 Convertible
Seven months ago work began on Viking’s newest model, as the 70 Convertible went from thousands of computer screen drawings to the actual construction phase. Over the next few months every department in our 810,000 square foot factory focused on building the parts that would be used in creating a blue-water tournament contender. Built in America with pride and passion, the results speak for themselves. Yesterday morning Viking’s in-house photographer and videographer, Adam Beneciuk, was busy collecting images in between final detailing by Viking’s make ready crew. There’s no doubt that the Viking 70 is another home run considering the next six already have owners in waiting.  
Attention to Details
In addition to electronic stowage in the helm console, the new Viking 70 Convertible also utilizes space in the hardtop for additional equipment. Here a technician from Atlantic Marine Electronics installs the face plate for the yacht’s auto-pilot system. The Viking 70, the company’s newest demo, leaves soon for the summer tournament circuit with stops in Ocean City, Maryland, Pirate’s Cove, North Carolina, and finally Cape May, New Jersey, for the Mid-Atlantic $500,000.  
Leaving the Nest
With its antennas pointing forward and the hull secure in the Travelift, it is clear the new Viking 70 Convertible is headed toward the water. After completing its initial engineering sea trials a few weeks ago, the first 70 Convertible returned to the building for completion and final detailing, including the installation of its Atlantic Marine Electronic navigation and entertainment equipment. The Viking 70 will serve as the company’s demonstrator for the summer tournament season, beginning with the 37th Annual White Marlin Open, August 2-6, 2010 in Ocean City, Maryland. Viking has six additional 70 Convertibles under contract.  
Welcome to the Family
Mr. James Lee and his beautiful family are all smiles as they take a break aboard their Viking 52, Reel Arbaitrage, while the yacht was spending quality time at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida. Several custom projects were completed including the addition of a bow thruster, enlarged bait wells and tuna tubes, rod stowage, and new LED interior and exterior lighting. Palm Beach Towers modified the tuna tower and bow rail to West Coast Bad Company style, while Atlantic Marine Electronics added navigational upgrades, as well as a home theater system. The Lee family will use Mexico’s Puerta Vallarta as their home base and plan to join the tournament circuits fishing from Panama to Cabo San Lucas.  
Vikings Victorious
The “War Offshore,” locally known as the 21st Annual Viking Ocean Showdown, was held at the Canyon Club Marina in Cape May, New Jersey, with Team Viking taking the honors and bragging rights for the year. According to Viking’s team captain, Pat Healey, “This is a one-of-a-kind event that is always a lot of fun because it allows us to spend quality time with our owners. Of course we take the fishing seriously, but in the end it’s a great way to get together and enjoy the social aspect of our sport as well.”  
Beneath the Surface
While Vikings are known for their rakish good looks and artful styling, what’s beneath the surface is rugged beauty. Laying up a hull, for example, requires skilled craftsmanship as shown here. In addition, every lamination is fully sanded before the next fiberglass layer is applied to ensure optimal bonding and strength, which provides outstanding quality, Viking’s hallmark for over 46 years.  
Bringing the Horses to the Water
Viking tech, Mike Capaldi, steers 2,600 horsepower to the production line. The MTU V16 Series 2000 M94 diesel is one of two that will be used to power a Viking 82 Convertible under construction.  
Rapid Transit
The new Viking 70 Convertible ripped to a top speed of 43 knots during initial sea trials last week. Powered with twin MTU V16 Series 2000 M94 engines, look for this new Viking at the White Marlin Open in Ocean City, Maryland, August 2-6, 2010.  
Ladies and Gentlemen, We Present the New Viking 42 Convertible
Hull number 1 of the new Viking 42 Series has left the mold and is on its way to the production line. The first 42 will be a convertible and will soon be joined by the 42 Open. Both versions will feature Cummins Zeus pod-drive systems. Look for the new Viking 42 Convertible at the upcoming fall boat shows.  
Malaysian Sunset
A wish you were here moment, Tim Day sent us this fabulous sunset photographed from his 56 Viking while cruising in Malaysia.  
Down to the Nitty Gritty
Congratulations to Peter Dornau who was the first respondent to correctly identify the mystery image as the silica sand that is mixed with resin and ceramic spheres to fill the keel area of a Viking for brute strength and impact resistance. Peter receives a nifty Viking T-shirt along with our random winner Matthew E. Hinkle. Congratulations to the winners and thank you for all the great responses. We look forward to your participation in identifying the next Viking mystery part…coming soon!  
And the Color is Seafoam Green
Another Viking 70 Convertible, this one 70706, is pulled from its hull mold. Featuring a very custom Seafoam Green color, this Viking is going to a customer who will fish off the northwest coast of Africa.  
Vikings Win at Treasure Cay Tournament
Bet-A-Buc, a Viking 60 Convertible owned by Betty and Buck Autry landed a 582 pound blue marlin at the 27th Annual Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament. The fish was caught by angler Chuck Stowe. Kilowett, a Viking 48 Convertible took First Place Overall, as Lisa Flack released two blues and a white marlin also earning her Top Female Angler honors. Aboard the Viking 55 Convertible Midnight Blue, angler Eddie Lopez caught a 33.5 pound wahoo to take this division.  
Viking’s Globe Trotters
Viking’s international network of established dealers covers the globe and works hard to promote the Viking lifestyle. Recently, Higinio Aldaz (left) from the White Shark Group, Viking’s dealer in Madrid, Spain, visited Eduardo Read (right), Viking’s representative in the Dominican Republic to discuss fishing and cruising opportunities afforded by Viking’s 42 to 82 feet product line.  
What Is It?
Here is your opportunity to tell us how much you know about Viking Yachts. The first person who correctly identifies this component used aboard Vikings and emails the answer to marketing@vikingyachts.com will soon be wearing a nifty Viking Yachts T-shirt. Good luck!  
Black Bandit
Bandit, a Viking 74 Convertible recently spent time at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida, and among its list of upgrades and renovations was a spectacular paint job. Shown here with its gleaming black hull, Bandit navigates the turning basin as it heads out Palm Beach Inlet.  
One at a time
Each Viking we build from 42 to 82 feet is as individual as the owner. Not only do we build to the exact requirements of the owner, but we also can deliver the yacht turnkey ready using our extensive in-house design and manufacturing resources, as well as vendor relationships. A good example is this 57 Convertible being outfitted with custom teak decking and cover boards.  
In the Belly of the Beast
Viking’s new 42-footers, the 42 Convertible and 42 Open will share the same hull with two distinctive decks plans and interior layouts. Here, a pair of Viking shipwrights inside the hull mold are prepping for the first hull of the 42 Convertible to be laid up. Note the raised boss to the left of the workers where the Cummins Zeus pod-drive will be installed.  
It’s That Time of the Season
Like clockwork, the new Viking 70 Convertible 70701 came down the production line without a hitch. While under construction, Palm Beach Towers was busy fabricating its tuna tower. After the boat was launched on Thursday in the basin, it came out on Friday for the tower installation. Shown here, the boat is back in the building for tower detailing, Atlantic Marine Electronics navigation equipment installations and the final punch list before it begins its engineering sea trials later this month.  
Our Plate is Full!
Like water over the transom, 85 replies poured in with answers to identify our mystery Viking part. Congratulations to Chris Squeri who was first to correctly peg the part as an engine mount shim. Chris will receive a cool Viking T-shirt for his efforts, while John Brema is our random drawing winner. Our next mystery part will be emailed, and shown here in our Shot of the Day section on, so be sure to check your mail and the web site regularly. Thanks to all who participated.  
Work of Art
Viking Yachts has long been recognized for its vertical integration, which means that 90 percent of what goes into a Viking is made at Viking, including the molds for all of our boats from 42 to 82 feet. Here is a finished deck plug for the new Viking 42 Open, which was cut on our $1 million five-axis profiling machine. This one-piece plug stretches more than 46 feet from the pulpit to the transom coaming and will be used to create a flawless mold to build the deck assembly. The Viking 42 Open will be powered with twin Cummins Zeus pod-drives and will be featured at the 2011 Viking VIP Miami Boat Show Preview in February at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida, with a world premiere later that month at the 2011 Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show.  
Win a Viking T-shirt
Think you know a lot about Vikings? Here’s your chance to prove it. This component is found aboard Vikings. The first person who correctly identifies it and emails the answer to marketing@vikingyachts.com will win a nifty Viking Yachts T-shirt. Good luck!  
Clean Machine
It’s a flurry of activity aboard Viking 70703, hull number three in the new 70 series as the salon floor and interior modules are put in place. Here you also can see a pair of fiberglass showers stalls waiting to be installed. In front of 70703 is hull number two wearing its deckhouse, while at the front of the line is 70701, which will be the Viking demo, Viking 70 when it launches mid-summer.  
Viking 76603 Is On the Move
Deliveries continue as regular as the tide at Viking as 76603 leaves the New Gretna facility for a long-time owner, late last week. This Enclosed Bridge Convertible has a number of custom features including a pair of 2,600 mhp MTU V16 Series 2000 M94 engines, a Seekeeper Gyro Stabilizer underneath the cockpit sole, teak decks and mezzanine, hydraulic outriggers, a spectacular sky bridge and more than three dozen rod holders. Look for On The Edge in the northeast canyons this summer and fall.