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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.  
Keeper
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 Vikings Anthony Scolas 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 Jsus 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 winters dawn dresses the Viking 62 Enclosed Bridge Convertibles 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.  
Southbound
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.  
Snowbird
Another 42 Open is making her way to sunny Florida.  
Trading Up
Lance and Nancy ODonnell 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 ODonnells 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
Vikings Yasser Hassan from the prop shop cleans barnacles and bottom growth off a propeller from a 76 Convertible, which will dramatically increase the yachts 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.  
E-fishn-c
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.  
Jump!
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!  
Southbound!
Heres 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, Vikings 60 Cockpit Sports Yacht was named the magazines 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.  
Pesca!
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.  
Barracuda!
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 months 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 Steindorfs 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
Vikings Bill Healey (left) recently toured the facility with New Jerseys 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 everyones 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 Darnells 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 Hirsekorns 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 didnt 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 Jerseys 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 Chiriqu off Panamas Pacific coast, Jorges 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 Arnotts Viking 50, NYSE-LY DONE has been cashing in on the bluefin tuna action while fishing out of Pirates Cove, North Carolina. Palm Beach Towers 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. Patricks 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, Sues 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. Heres 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 Garcias 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
Vikings 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.  
Theres BRRRR in the Air!
A new Viking 57 Convertible gently backs into its icy slip after an engineering sea trial.  
Southern Hospitality
Heres 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!  
Natures 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. Dont 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 Seekhams 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. Heres 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. Thats 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 Salts, 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
Vikings 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 yachts 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 yachts 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 Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament in Manteo, North Carolina.  
Final Touches for the Viking 70 Convertible
Seven months ago work began on Vikings 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 Vikings in-house photographer and videographer, Adam Beneciuk, was busy collecting images in between final detailing by Vikings make ready crew. Theres 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 yachts auto-pilot system. The Viking 70, the companys newest demo, leaves soon for the summer tournament circuit with stops in Ocean City, Maryland, Pirates 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 companys 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 Mexicos 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 Vikings 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 its 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, whats 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, Vikings 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 partcoming 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.  
Vikings Globe Trotters
Vikings 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, Vikings dealer in Madrid, Spain, visited Eduardo Read (right), Vikings representative in the Dominican Republic to discuss fishing and cruising opportunities afforded by Vikings 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
Vikings 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.  
Its 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? Heres 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
Its 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.  
Talking About Wiring
Many Vikings are used to fish around the world for big-game like marlin and tuna. During the battle, the wire man in the cockpit is responsible for holding on to the leader and bringing the fish to the boat for its release. At Viking, we also have wire men, like this skilled tech installing wiring runs aboard a new Viking 70 Convertible. One of the many elements that separates Viking from other builders is that we design and fabricate the wiring harness for every boat in our electrical shop. When completed, the yacht will carry over 1,800 pounds of tinned wiring to power and operate as many as 300 onboard systems.  
And the Answer is...
Dozens of responses poured in over the past week in reference to our Viking Mystery Part, but not one was correct in describing the part as a bow thruster grate, shown here. But we are still keeping our part of the bargain and chose a Viking T-shirt winner ar random. Congratulations to Bill Coey and Peter Torchio.  
San Blas Islands Anchorage
The Viking 82 Enclosed Bridge Convertible with a Sky Bridge, Monica, makes for a picturesque scene anchored in a small cove in San Blas Archipelago, on the Caribbean coast of Panama. This group of 378 islands, of which 49 are inhabited by the Kuna Indians, is surrounded by reefs that make for excellent snorkeling and swimming. Wish we were there!  
Quality in the Eye of the Beholder
Building a Viking 76 Convertible takes time and effort to be sure, but hundreds of hours are also spent on quality control. From the obvious like the fit and finish of the teak joinery to the obscure reaches beneath bunks and lockers, a skilled Viking gives a discerning eye to ensure customer satisfaction.  
Viking Parts Department: Were Always Open
Viking prides itself on its enormous parts department, which also features many proprietary items we manufacture in-house exclusively for our boats. Heres an example of a part found aboard Viking Yachts. Guess what it is and you could win a Viking T-shirt, if you are the first to correctly do so. Reply with your answer to marketing@vikingyachts.com  
Big Marlin in Panama
The owner of the Viking 54 Bad Company Edition, My Way, shows great form battling a monster marlin while fishing the Hannibal Bank, off the coast of Panama in the Pacific Ocean. Team My Way spent 30 days fishing the Bank and loaded up with tuna and other pelagic species, but the real adrenaline rush came complements of the six hooked and released 500 plus pound marlin.  
Fast Boat to India
Vikings dealer in India, West Coast Marine Yacht Services, PVT, based in Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, has delivered its first Viking 56 Enclosed Bridge Convertible, shown here awaiting permission to enter the local marina. After leaving the Viking plant, the 56 EB traveled to the port of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. From there it was loaded onto a ship, which traveled 9,271 nautical miles bound for Genoa, Italy, and from there to Mumbai. This is the first Viking to sail Indian waters and will be fishing the Andaman Islands on the eastern side of the Bay of Bengal.  
Hurry Up Men, But Get it Right!
As delivery day approaches for a new Viking 76 Enclosed Bridge Convertible, its a relentless flurry of activity. But the combination of machinery and manpower, along with Vikings industry famous commitment to Build a better boat everyday means this new Viking will exceed its owners expectations when it leaves the Viking facility on the Bass River.  
Viking Installs First Seakeeper Gyro Stabilizer
Viking senior engineer, Bill Gibbons (left) and Seakeepers Brian Steele (right) prepare for initial sea trials aboard a new Viking 76 Enclosed Bridge Convertible equipped with a Seakeeper M-21000 gyro stabilizer. This is Vikings first installation of the Seakeeper M-21000 unit, which is designed to reduce rolling motion under way and at anchor. Unlike external fin-type stabilizers, which create drag and are vulnerable to groundings or collisions with submerged debris, the Seakeeper nests neatly and is fully protected in the yachts commodious lazarette.  
Look Out Fish: I Know What Youre Eating!
Installation is key when installing deep-water fish finders and the craftwork of Vikings sister company Atlantic Marine Electronics is obvious here. The wedge fitted to the bottom of this Viking 76 Convertible surrounds the transducer and allows clean water to pass over the face of it to paint a clear picture on the display screen on the bridge.  
Where Vikings Roam
The Viking 74 Minute Man, traverses west bound in the Corinth Canal, a four-mile long cut that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea and separates the Greek mainland from the Peloponnesian peninsula. Built in the late 19th century, the canal is 68 feet wide and has an average depth of 26 feet. Some 11,000 tourist ships ply the cut each year.  
Taming the Roll
Viking recently installed a Seakeeper gyroscopic stabilizer in the lazarette of a new Viking 76 Convertible for an owner who spends a lot of time fishing the Northeast canyons for tuna, marlin and swordfish. The stabilizer eliminates much of the rolling motion encountered in beam seas both at anchor and underway.  
Viking 42 Open is Taking Shape
Viking currently has four new models under construction, including the 70 Open Bridge Convertible, the 70 Enclosed Bridge Convertible, the 42 Convertible and the 42 Open. Here is the deck plug for the 42 Open as it is being shaped by one of our two $1 million five-axis computer programmed milling machines. In a matter of days, the plug will resemble the one-piece deck assembly from its pulpit to the transom. Although early on in its production, you can easily see the beginning of the cockpit and command deck areas taking shape.  
Time Marches On
Proof that change is constant the last Shot of the Day featured a beautiful 32 year old Viking 35 Convertible. This morning a brand new Viking 76 Enclosed Bridge left New Gretna headed toward Atlantic City for delivery to its new owner. Viking is celebrating its 46th year of continuous operation.  
Classic Memories
Mr. Rex Lewis recently sent us this wonderful photo of his fully restored 1978 35-foot Viking Convertible, which he uses on Sebago Lake in Maine. Mr. Lewis spent three years refurbishing his classic Viking and says, Its a great boat that has provided my family and many friends with unforgettable cruises. Thanks for building such a quality product.  
The Lid Goes On
Viking is making excellent headway in its latest model, the new 70 Convertible, as the deckhouse joins the hull. By using Vikings $1 million five-axis profiler milling machine to produce the plug that created the mold, the deckhouse is a single piece structure that blends form and function virtually seamlessly. Much of the new yachts interior modules have been installed and visible progress can be seen everyday. The Viking 70 will launch in time to catch up with the late summer tournament circuit. Watch out fish, here comes another Viking!  
Blue on Blue
Before joining the production line, hull number one of the new Viking 70 Convertible receives two coats of ablative/copolymer Interlux Micron CSC with an Interlux Interprotect epoxy primer.  
Step this Way
Work is moving along splendidly aboard the new Viking 70 Convertible, which launches later this summer. Here, we have Vikings Scott Cowling and Rudy Dalinger fitting the stairway that leads from the yachts salon to the companionway and sleeping accommodations below.  
A Good Day of Fishing
Tim Malley, of Connecticut was high bidder for a day of fishing aboard the Viking demo. The trip was offered at a benefit auction for outdoor writer and television host Tred Barta arranged by Len Belcaro of the Big Game Fishing Journal. Tim and his buddies caught fish, had fun and most importantly contributed to a worthy cause. (Left to right) Tim Malley, Peter Oplaka, Neal Berko, Emory Shawver.  
Lovely Shades of the Bahamas
Charlie Barker aboard his new Viking 82, Alexis, idles toward the 157 foot Christensen Nice N Easy, owned by good friend John Rosatti, who also owns a Viking 74 Convertible, as they cruise the waters of Green Cay, Bahamas, just nIrth of Rose Island and east of Paradise Island.  
The Hits Keep Coming
Heres a look at the snow white hull of 70702 as it is pulled from its mold Wednesday afternoon. This is the second hull of the new 70 series and like hulls one and three will have an Open Bridge configuration. Hull number four is slated as the first Enclosed Bridge 70 Convertible. Both versions will be showcased in the Viking display at the upcoming 2010 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show in October.  
Viking 70 is Moving Up the Line
With the fiberglass encapsulated stringers and bulkheads, fuel, water and waste tanks installed, the first hull of the new Viking 70 Convertible series moves from egg crating and heads toward first stage mechanical and electrical. Over the next 10 days, the yacht will receive its wiring for standard and optional equipment, and the running gear, engines and generator will be installed.  
One Big Boat!
A just launched Viking 82 Convertible strikes a pose at the make ready dock awaiting the arrival of its owner. Equipped with our custom and exclusive Skybridge, this Viking Enclosed Bridge model is a yacht for all seasons. To truly appreciate the size of this magnificent vessel, check out the six-foot tall Viking tech walking on the foredeck!  
Fishing is Golden
Brian Arnott snapped this amazing photograph of his Viking 50 Convertible as he was coming home from New Jersey's Hudson Canyon after a fishing trip.  
Vikings in Italy
Viking's authorized Italian dealer, IBS Yacht Sales, clowns around in Genoa.  
Banner Day for Atlantis
Ivan Jurado had another banner day fishing with his family and friends on his Panama-based Viking 60 Atlantis.  
Viking Yachts Health Services Receives AAOHN Business Recognition Award
The Health Services Department of the Viking Yacht Company has been recognized by the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) for its prestigious 2010 Business Recognition Award. This commendation acknowledges the Viking Yacht Companys commitment to provide research funding, support of continuing professional development, and the promotion of occupational and environmental health issues for the companys employees and local community.  
A New Hull is Born
Earlier this week, the new Viking 70 Convertible hull emerged from its mold. The latest in Vikings line of uncompromising convertibles will finish mid summer and make its world premiere at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show in October 2010.  
Faster than a speeding bullet
Heres the view from inside the helicopter during a recent photo shoot of the Viking 82 Convertible as the yacht is traveling 35 knots, with the aircraft a few yards above the height of the outriggers.  
Shoot, Forest, Shoot!
Photographer, Forest Johnson is captured in action shooting the salon of the new Viking 76 Enclosed Bridge convertible. Tomorrow, weather permitting, Forest will be up in his helicopter taking aerials.  
Viking Zeus Project Making Headway
Engineers, naval architects and sales representatives from Cummins MerCruiser Diesel visited Viking recently to meet with our engineering and sales team concerning the CMD Zeus pod propulsion system, which will be standard on the new Viking 42 Convertible and Viking 42 Open. The Viking 42 Convertible will premiere at the 2010 Norwalk International Boat Show in September, while the 42 Open is slated to be introduced at the Viking 2011 VIP Miami Boat Show Preview at our Riviera Beach, Florida, facility.  
The Viking Difference
Viking applies an epoxy barrier coat to the entire hull skin of every yacht to resist blistering, as shown aboard a new 60 Convertible getting ready to join the production line.  
It All Starts at the Beginning
Quality yacht construction doesnt happen by accident and every step along the way from the very first day is critical. When a Viking hull is pulled from its mold a cradle is waiting to support it throughout its entire build process until the yacht is ready to leave the building. This ensures the hull remains true and fair. In the foreground, a cradle for an 82 Convertible is standing by for the next hull. In the background, thats a 76 Convertible waiting its turn to get on the production line.  
Glorious Day
Captain Anthony Torre of the Viking 65 Convertible Mercedes sent along this striking image of the yacht as it approaches Cabo San Lucas. The light, the water, and the mountain cast a beautiful reflection in the yachts starboard side and salon window. Wish we were there!  
Rock Solid Construction
An example of Vikings peerless attention to detail, even in places most people rarely see, is this 3/8-inch aluminum backing plate for the 12-inch through-bolted stern cleat aboard the Viking 50 Convertible. The white material around the periphery of the plate is 3m 5200 adhesive sealant.  
The Viking 70 is Coming to Life
The new Viking 70 Convertible project is speeding along. Here is the deckhouse mold being tuned up and made ready for lamination, which begins shortly. Note the pulpit is an integral part of the one-piece mold from bow to stern. The new model launches this summer.  
Like Father, Like Sons
Three generations of Viking Yachts Healey family were on hand at the recently concluded Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show earlier this month. Viking president and co-founder, Bill Healey was an excellent teacher for Patrick. who currently runs the day-to-day operations. Patricks sons Sean and Justin are sure to follow in their fathers footsteps in yacht building. (Left to right) Pat Healey, Sean Healey, Bill Healey Justin Healey.  
Viking Captures Presidents Cup
For the past six years in a row, the Viking Yacht Company has been awarded the World Billfish Series Presidents Cup in recognition of its top winning performance in over 60 fishing tournaments on the WBS World Tour. During the recent Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show, Sam White (right) of the World Billfish Series presented Vikings Executive Vice President, Pat Healey (left) with the Kona Blue trophy by Geoffrey Smith for Vikings performance during the 2009 tournament season.  
Last Chance Miami
The Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show ends today. So it's your last chance to take in the extraordinary display featuring 14 incredible Viking Yachts from 46 to 82 feet. Don't miss it!  
Miami 2010
The Viking Yacht display is the place to be at the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. Come on down and take in the spectacular venue of 14 new Vikings from 46 to 82 feet, today through Monday, February 15th.  
High Flying Viking
Marlin magazines Senior Editor Charlie Levine sent along this shot he took at the recent Billfish Bowl tournament out of Key Largo, Florida. Conditions were sporty as the Viking 64 High Life catches some air and tosses some spray. Have to love that mezzanine!  
Get Lit
In case you havent already noticed Peter Miller of the Get Lit fishing team, a frequent player in the Winners Circle at major tournaments, including first place last April at the prestigious World Sailfish Championship in Key West, Florida, his Viking 52 Convertible certainly should get your attention. Wrapped in custom hull graphics the Get Lit also serves as a test bench for OceanLED underwater lighting systems.  
IGFA's Newest Billfish Slam Club Member
Martha Macnab, owner of the Viking 61 Retriever based out of Cabo San Lucas, became the 7th women and 90th member to join the exclusive IGFA Billfish Slam Club. IGFA recognizes anglers who have caught all nine species of billfish: Atlantic Blue Marlin, Pacific Blue Marlin, Atlantic Sail Fish, Pacific Sail Fish, White Marlin, Striped Marlin, Black Marlin, Swordfish, and Spearfish. Here is Martha with her ninth species, a short billed Spearfish  
Making Bait
John Brownlee, Editor-in-Chief of the highly regarded marine journal, Salt Water Sportsman, sent us this surreal image taken one morning last week of a pair of Vikings making bait on Davis Reef off Islamorada, Florida, during the Islamorada Sailfly Tournament.  
Building a Better Boat Everyday
Vikings ability to design and produce new models is legendary, thanks to the companys vertical integration that allows us design and manufacture the plugs and molds in our 810,000 square foot facility. Here are two examples. In the background, is the deckhouse plug for the new Viking 42 Convertible? In the foreground, you are looking at the plug for the cockpit coaming that will be used to manufacture the fiberglass part of the new Viking 70 Convertible. Our pair of computer operated five-axis milling machines allow us to design parts with unerring accuracy including such details as the transom fish box. Look for the new 70 Convertible and 42 Convertible to launch for the 2011 model year.  
Private Island
Viking owner Tim Day enjoyed a secluded day off Pulau Aur, which is the Indonesian way to say Island Aur. Pulau Aur is 136 miles east north east of Singapore. Tim's Viking 56, Reel Torque, spent a few peaceful days here in the South China Sea.  
Vikings Antidote for the Winter Blues!
The Bass River may be freezing in January with outside temperatures in the low 20s, but the ovens are on and were cooking with gas at the Viking Yacht Company. Shown here is the brand new hull mold for our latest project, the Viking 70 Convertible. Those familiar with Vikings design and engineering teams know that when we announce a new model, its new from the keel up and heres the proof.  
Ice Alert!
Prevailing winds from the blustery Arctic Clipper have tumbled nighttime air temperatures into the low teens the past few days creating iced-in conditions in the basin at the Viking Yacht Company manufacturing facility on the Bass River. Although a series of submerged bubbling machines to circulate warmer bottom water to the surface are in use, they are unable to keep up with the freezing temperatures, and more cold weather is ahead. The good news is the 2010 Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show is slated for next month and we hope to see you there.  
Birthday Catch
Mark Berry, fishing in Jamaica on the Viking 60 Safe Passage III, caught this 40+ pound grouper to celebrate Chris Berry's birthday.  
Viking Yachts Spreads Christmas Cheer
Viking Yachts annual Christmas Toys for Tots drive provided holiday gifts for families of the Atlantic County unit of the New Jersey National Guard. Joining the countys National Guard station commander, Robert T. Freeman are (left to right) Lori Amato, Viking; SFC Freeman; Bill Healey, Viking President; Kathy Ofeldt, Viking.  
Vikings Holiday Toy Drive is a Family Affair
For the past 12 years, the Viking Yacht Company has conducted a toy drive to remember its workers in need. This year Viking employees collected a sleigh full of toys, which were distributed to 24 Viking families to help spread joy to their children. In addition, $3,700 was collected and then matched by the Viking Yacht Company and used to purchase gift cards from local merchants for food and other necessities. In the spirit of the season, we wish everyone happy holidays and all that is good in New Year.  
Beba's Catch of the Day
Rolly Falgueras (left) caught this swordfish estimated at 200 pounds aboard the Viking 60 Beba, owned by Ramon Santiago, Sr. Ramon's son, Ramon, Jr. (right), was at the helm during Beba's trip south of Vieques Island, Puerto Rico.  
Viking Launches the first 76 Enclosed Bridge Convertible
Hot on the heels of the success of the new Viking 76 Convertible, which premiered at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show last month, Viking has launched the first 76 Enclosed Bridge Convertible in this new series. Slated to be introduced during a private showing at the 14th Annual Viking VIP Miami Boat Show Preview in Riviera Beach, Florida, at the Viking Yacht Service Center on January 29-30, 2010, the 76 Enclosed Bridge Convertible will have its world premiere at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show on Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, February 11 - 15, 2010. Featuring five staterooms, including a full-beam master suite, the 76 EBC is powered with a pair of 2,400 mhp MTU 16V Series 2000 M93 diesels, which deliver a mid 30 knot cruise and a top end approaching 40 knots.  
Birthday on the Rip
Felipe Bravo, owner and captain of the Viking 48 Guerrero Azteca, celebrated his birthday on November 9 on the waters off of Puerto Vallarta. Felipe and his crew raised six mahi mahi, four sails, six yellow fin, and one blue marlin. Assisting in the catch and birthday festivities were second captain Zanate along with mates Juanito, La Tunita and El Mazatleco.  
Black Marlin in Panama
Ivan Jurados Viking 60 Atlantis completed its inaugural fishing trip in Panama with great success! Atlantis raised 7 and caught 5 black marlin in a day an a half of fishing. The boat is a marlin magnet, claims the crew.  
Another First for Viking
No manufacturer can match the horsepower of the Viking Yacht Company when it comes to new model introductions. At the recently concluded Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Viking Yacht Company showcased in its 13 boat display three new models including the 82 Enclosed Bridge Convertible, the 76 Convertible and the 46 Open. In addition, Viking also announced that a 70 Convertible will launch in early summer 2010.  
Happy Halloween From the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
No tricks today at the Viking Yacht display! Just the best looking, best performing, and best engineered convertible fleet from 46 to 82 feet. Over 2,000 visitors passed through our display over the past two days, so please come by and say hello. The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show at the Bahia Mar Marina continues today through Monday, November 2.  
Greetings From The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show
The Viking Yacht display was a beehive of activity Thursday as the 50th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show got underway at the Bahia Mar Marina. Featuring one of the largest exhibits at the boat show, 13 Vikings from 46 to 82 feet are being showcased and attracting an enthusiastic crowd. Viking also scored the first sale at the show with a 46 Convertible going to Japan.  
Viking 82011 is Launched
The demand for the new Viking 82 Convertible is strong as demonstrated by the recent launching of hull #11. It was last Thanksgiving when 82001 left Atlantic City bound for Florida, where the new model officially premiered at the Viking VIP Miami Boat Show Preview. In less than one year, the Viking 82 Convertible has become of the companys biggest sellers because it runs as great as it looks. 82011 will head toward San Juan, Puerto Rico in December.  
Georgian Bay 61's
Tom Szott shot this serene image of three Viking 61s gently floating in the majestic Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada. Toms Viking Zot Yot is joined by Jim Riehls Eagle One and Jim Schebils Shy Fox.  
76601 Seatrials
Our new 76 Convertible has returned from her first seatrial and is now officially southbound to a warmer climate. Complete with tower and electronics, she is a finished boat that runs an impressive 40 plus knots. Look for the 76 C at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center on D-Dock form October 29 through November 2, 2009.  
Getting Big Blue Ready for Lauderdale
A flurry of activity continues on the new Viking 76 Convertible bound for the Ft. Lauderdale Boat show later this month, as Vikings dock crew and technicians from Atlantic Marine Electronics and Palm Beach Towers add their finishing touches and complete final installations of equipment. Catch the newest Viking, along with a great showcase of the Viking fleet October 29-November 2 at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center.  
Straight as an Arrow
Vikings senior engineer Bill Gibbons uses a dial indicator to check the straightness of a new propeller shaft. The shaft must be straight to within .003 of an inch where it joins the transmission coupler before it gets approved for installation into a Viking Yacht. Although the marine industry accepts a straightness of .008, Vikings more stringent requirement ensures better performance and smoother operation, just one more example of the Viking Difference.  
The Spearfish are BIG in Texas!
A very rare catch in the western gulf, this spearfish was caught about 70 miles off of Port Aransas, Texas by Britney Smith, fishing on Pete Bell's Viking 68 High Cotton. Britney's spearfish, estimated at about 70 pounds, was exceptionally large. Shown in the picture is Britney along side Mate Blake Legge.  
Another Viking 54 is Southbound
Victor and Alfonso Garcia recently took delivery of their new Viking 54 Convertible at the Viking factory with the help of Artemisa Yachts, C.A. La Toja will be used for fishing and cruising in Venezuela. (Left to right) Samer Hijjawi, Artemisa, Victor Garcia, Alfonso Garcia, Vladimir Ludvic, Artemisa, Jose Antonio Martel, Artemisa.  
Venezuelan Dorado
On a recent trip to El Farallon, a rock 20 miles from Higuerote, Venezuela, the day began on the Viking 52 Ayeyei with a diving expedition. But soon, poles were out and the crew spent the day boating dorado. Here is Pepe Pacifico, owner of the Viking 55 Aleka, and Derek Ludovic proudly displaying a catch.  
Viking launches the new 76 Convertible
The new Viking 76 Convertible has left the building and is in the water. Slated for its world premiere next month at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, the new 76 Convertible showcases Vikings relentless commitment to build a better boat everyday with a spectacular five stateroom layout, including a full beam master suite, a 206 square foot cockpit with an observation mezzanine and a magnificent flying bridge featuring a center console helm surrounded by seating for 14. Initial sea trials begin next week, to be followed by the installation of its Palm Beach Towers tuna tower and Atlantic Marine Electronics navigation and communications package.  
Aluminum Art
Palm Beach Towers, a Viking sister company is highly regarded for its custom tuna tower creations. Heres a view from the cockpit of the Viking 82 Convertible, 82010, which recently left the New Gretna, New Jersey, factory. Note the attention to detail and the exquisite craftsmanship from the roof of the buggy top down to the rocket launcher rod holders on the aft rail of the flying bridge. Seamless perfection at its best as only Palm Beach Towers can deliver. If you are building a new Viking or have decided to replace your old tower, you can count on PBT for eye-catching results.  
Joanna sets Tournament Record
The crew of Bill Gallo's Joanna, a Viking 56, displays their tournament record 97 pound wahoo caught during the 2009 Mid-Atlantic $500,000 in Cape May, New Jersey. Proud angler is Charlie Grazioso, kneeling on the right.  
Viking 57 in Venice
Daciano Colbachini along with Captain Flavio take delivery of the Viking 57 in Venice, Italy.  
The Ultimate All-weather Yacht
The Viking Yacht Company recently delivered 64357, a Viking 64 Enclosed Bridge Convertible. The yacht features not only a climate controlled bridge with a spiral staircase from the salon to the bridge, but also Vikings exclusive Sky Bridge, a fully found open helm station atop the enclosure. Take a closer look, and note we also added a sunshade to the 180 square foot cockpit, which features Vikings signature observation mezzanine. Rain or shine, 64357 is aptly equipped to accommodate its owner, family and friends in the tropical climate of Venezuela where its headed.  
No Problem's Record Breaking Blue
The 36th Annual White Marlin Open lived up to all the hype with a monster 1,062 pound blue marlin hitting the scales and setting a new state and tournament record.

The Blue Marlin Division was largely inconsequential amongst the field of 298 boats for the first two days of the tournament with just a few non-qualifiers backing up to the scales. Things changed fast on Wednesday when angler Robert Farris and the crew on the Viking 50 No Problem cruised in with their whopping blue marlin. Once the mammoth blue was raised, it topped out at an amazing 1,062 pounds, breaking both the state and 20 year old tournament record.

The Viking 68 factory demo took First Place Top Boat, Top Release Boat and the Daily on Day One. Bluewater Yacht Sales Viking 60 demo Bluewater, took Third Place Top Boat.
 
Sanctuary of Solitude
A luxurious haven of elegance, the master stateroom of the Viking 82 Convertible is unique and personal. This forward arrangement is available in the Plan B specs and provides utmost comfort and privacy. An alternative full-beam master suite is offered in the Plan A layout.  
Another First for Viking
The Viking Yacht Company recently received the first set of the new MTU 16V Series 2000 M94 engines in North America, which will be installed in a Viking 82 Convertible to be delivered in February 2010. The new engines produce 2600 bhp at 2450 rpm. MTU distributor, Johnson & Towers, Inc. has been supplying engines to Viking as far back as when the Healey family took over the boat builder Viking Peterson, which became the Viking Yacht Company in 1964. Pausing to mark the occasion at the Viking factory are in the usual order: Pat Healey and Bill Healey of Viking, Walter Johnson, III, Dave Johnson and Bob Colonel Shomo of Johnson & Towers.  
The Bite is On
Don and Frances Mills Viking 64 Sea I Sea is getting plenty of use this summer. Captain Brad Langdon reports they are having a spectacular run with 13 billfish releases in the past three trips. The amazing beauty featured here is estimated at more than 600 pounds.  
The Boggini's Maiden Voyage
David and Susan Boggini took their Viking 55 Cola on its maiden voyage at the J&B Shark Fest in Block Island. Their six boys, Chas, Even, Alex, Noah, William, and Cole were the perfect crew. Nine sharks were released with Mom hooking the biggest at 275 pounds.  
Doctor J on a Winning Streak
Joe Akins Viking 52 Doctor J started the season off with an exhilarating victory. At the 34th Annual Mobile Big Game Fishing Clubs Memorial Day Tournament, Joe hooked up a blue marlin the first day of the event. After a two hour battle with the fish, it went 475 pounds on the scale to take the Blue Marlin category. At the Pensacola International Billfish Tournament, the Viking 52 took Second Place in the Dolphin Division with a 41 pounder caught by angler Billy Smith. Co-angler David Lee showed off his expertise with the gaff when he raised the dolphin into the boat.  
The Viking 82 in Monte Carlo
The Business, a Viking 82 Convertible dresses up the scenery in Monaco harbor on the north central coast of the Mediterranean Sea. A popular port with the yachting crowd, as well as the rich and famous, Monaco is actually a small sovereign city state bordered on its three sides by France and is frequently called the Las Vegas of the French Riviera. The Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida, was instrumental in equipping the Business for its Mediterranean cruise and the firm of Peters and May, USA, handled the shipping and transport details from Florida to France.  
Reaching for the Sky
On many of the larger Viking yachts that are built with a climate-controlled enclosed bridge, a popular addition is the open sky bridge option. A Viking exclusive, this bridge upon bridge structure is essentially an open flying bridge topping the enclosed bridge hardtop. Here, a Viking welding technician is building a radar arch that will attach to the sky bridge of a Viking 64 Enclosed Bridge Convertible. Note that the sky bridge side and stern railing ties into the radar arch providing exceptional strength as its form follows function.  
Viking Ocean Tournament Kicks Off
Viking-Ocean, Ocean-Viking no matter what you call it, this years Show Down kicked off last night marking its 20th year! Enthusiasm for the event has not waned in the least. A huge turn out promises friendly, fun competition between the two manufacturers to determine annual bragging rights.  
High Flying Marlin
Bobby Jacobsen, owner of the Marlin Darlin is a model of determination and concentration while demonstrating top form and hospitality as his 125 pound blue marlin leaps near the 60 Viking during the second day of the recently completed Boat Harbour leg of the Bahamas Billfish Championship. The Marlin Darlin team caught two blue marlin, including one which weighed 630 lbs, plus a white marlin to take Third Place in this event, and is currently fishing the final leg of the five tournament series at Treasure Cay. Go get em Bobby!  
Just Testing the Waters
The 13th Annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic belonged to a very large bluefin tuna. The final day of fishing saw Captain Matt Dunn back Pat Byrnes Viking 68 Testing the Water up to the scale and steal the show with a bluefin. One of three bluefins ever entered in the Billfish Classic, Testing the Waters fish tipped the scales at 822.6 pounds, just 15 pounds shy of the Mississippi state record. Nineteen year old angler Shane Byrne fought the tuna for five hours while fishing the Shell Oil platform known as Ursa. Since the Classics Tuna Division isnt specified by species, the bluefin was weighed in against all tuna species. The 822 pounder easily clinched the Tuna Division.  
Good Times Rule at the 10th Annual Viking Yacht CFR Yacht Sales Caribbean Rendezvous
Thirty Viking Yacht owners brought their boats and family to the 10th Annual Caribbean Rendezvous hosted by CFR Yacht Sales and the Viking Yacht Company at The Yacht Club, Palmas del Mar in Puerto Rico, June 4 6. Attendees enjoyed three days of gorgeous weather with non-stop comradery, a disco night themed party, yacht christenings and beach party fun in a spectacular tropical location.  
Bounty in Mayorca
Fishing on the Viking 52 Pintxo, Jose Miguel Ramis proudly displays his 150 pound catch of the day.  
Cajun Classic Champs
Mike Hopkins Viking 50 Pass It On was victorious in the Tag & Release division with six swordfish and four blue marlin releases and a new tournament record for release points. Team Pass It On also took home the C.R. Bob Potter Memorial Trophy for Top Billfish Boat along with an invitation to the I.G.F.A Offshore World Championship. Lady Lab finished solidly in Second Place. Blane Wilson, fishing on the Viking 48 Pipe Dream, won the Wahoo. Angler Roger Bagwell onboard his Viking 60 Mojo weighed in a 55.9 pound bull to take Second Place in the Dolphin Division. Top Female Angler went to Sherry Polk fishing on the Viking 60 Shar-E.  
Viking 82006 Leaves New Gretna
Hull number six in the Viking 82 Series was delivered to its owner at the start of the Memorial Day Weekend. This is the first Enclosed Bridge/Sky Bridge version to leave the New Gretna plant, and as the photo clearly shows, the yachts flowing topside lines meld beautifully with the hulls aggressive profile. In addition to the Enclosed Bridge/Sky Bridge, the Viking 82 also is available as an Open Bridge and Enclosed Bridge convertible.  
Reel Worthless Christened
Johnny and Melanie Johnson christened their new Viking 64, Reel Worthless, at the Viking Service Center in Riviera Beach, FL on the morning of their maiden voyage. Captain Myles Colley and Mate Alex Pinney along with friends Bill & Sherry Pitts and Keith & Billie Jean Giffin were on hand for the festivities. Reel Worthless and crew are currently enjoying the Bahamian waters.  
Bahama Blue
A sure fire hot ticket for 2010, the new Viking 46 Convertible may be the smallest member of our fleet, but it is large on engineering ideas and performance. Shown here with its available rich, gleaming Bahama Blue hull during a recent photo shoot off Palm Beach, Florida, the 46 Convertible remains true to its famous blue-water Viking bloodline with its metallic black mask, tear-drop window lines, cockpit mezzanine, and impeccable teak joinery work throughout the two-stateroom, two-head interior.  
Prize Winning Shot
Novey Marine's Bob Novey released this beautiful fish onboard the Viking 54 Atlantis outside of Coiba, Panama. Sport Fishing magazine awarded this shot First Place in the April Sport Fishing Photo Contest.  
Big Game, Big Win
Jim Douglas and the crew on his Viking 68 Reel Attitude racked up some major hardware at the Corpus Christi Big Game Fishing Clubs Annual Awards Banquet. The trophies collected included Third Place Club Champion Boat, Third Place Non-Billfish Boat, Second Place Champion Angler, Second Place Champion Non-Billfish Angler, First White Marlin, First Yellowfin Tuna, and Second Sailfish. Pictured at left are Kerry Clark, JR Douglas, Barbara Douglas, and Jim Douglas.  
Cockpit Full of Dolphin
Fishing 100 miles off of Hilton Head, Tram Colket, on his new Viking 50 Miss Magnolia, boated 35 dolphin weighing up to 40 pounds. Tram also tagged a blue marlin estimated at 200 pounds.  
White Shark in Palma
White Shark Group, Viking's dealer located in Spain, is prominentaly displayed at the 26th Annual Palma International Boat Show. This prestigious event features over 300 vessels in addition to equipment, services and navigation displays.  
Asian Sports Fisherman at Boat Asia 2009
Viking's dealer located in Singapore, Asian Sports Fisherman, pose in the cockpit of a gleaming new Viking 50 while attending Boat Asia 2009. This tantilizing showcase features a stunning line up of product launches. Top row from left to right: Tjhin Diamond, Johan Soh, Steve Boerema, Edward Tan, Stefan Wick. Bottom row from left to right: Charmaine Khoo, Amanda Chong, Wendi Li Jolin Goh, Agnes Ng, Hong Kok Wah.  
Yellowfin Tuna in Panama
Jorge Jurado, fishing on his Viking 54 Atlantis, caught this beautful yellowfin tuna in Coiba, Panama. In the photo standing from left to right; Ivan Jurado, Jorge Jurado, Aquilino Vallarino, and seated Mate Enog and Captain Rogelio.  
Broomtail Grouper
Novey Marine's Bob Novey caught this Broomtail grouper outside Contadora Island in the Bay of Panama. Mates Roger Herrera and Herminio Arango helped boat the grouper on the Viking 52 AMAGANI.  
Another Viking 82 Takes Off
Lifted and moved by movable hoists in the ceiling the bridge and helm station of Viking 82010 are guided carefully into place.  
A Matched Set of Viking 82 Convertibles
Heres 164 feet of brand new Viking 82 Convertibles gunwale to gunwale in the main shed at the Viking Yacht Service Center, Riviera Beach, Florida. Thats 82001 on the left, the former Viking demo, which has been sold and is in the building for a hull waxing, name change, bottom painting and other customer prep for delivery items. To the right is 82002, which is receiving a teak transom, a varnish teak toe rail and other custom appointments. To appreciate the size of the VYSC shed, consider that theres a 61 Viking, which has just been painted Viking Lady Yellow on the far port side and a Viking 60 Convertible to far starboard. Clearly the Service Center can handle virtually any job from routine maintenance to major modifications. Whats more, with the additional deepwater slips and plenty of yard space at the Viking International Yacht Center a few docks north of the Service Center for all brands of custom and production vessels, quality work is completed on time and on budget. We invite you to call the Viking Yacht Service Center for all of your yachting needs at 561-493-2800.  
Viking at the Santa Show
The Viking Yacht Company is represented at the Santa Boat Show by our Italian dealer International Boat Service, Srl. The IBS crew is shown in the picture aboard the Viking 45 Open. The Santa Boat Show, in Santa Margherita Ligure, runs through Sunday, March 29, 2009.  
Rolling, rolling, rolling, keep the polyester resin flowing
During 25th Annual Viking Yachts Southern Rendezvous, which took place at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida, March 5-8,2009, Aaron Padin,a guest aboard the Viking 61 Enclosed Bridge Convertible, Islander, owned by Peter and Noel Oakes, participated in a hands-on tutorial during the fiberglass how-to workshop.  
Viking's Model Program
One of the many ways by which Viking owns the lead position in new model development is our ongoing tank testing program. By utilizing 1/12 scale models, (one-inch equals one foot) we are able to run batteries of tests featuring dozens of computations to compare performance achievements with various hull shapes, horsepower and weight configurations. The end result is when a new Viking hits the water, all of its design parameters have been met or exceeded ensuring a successful introduction.  
WBS Presidents Cup Winner
Pat Healey (left) executive vice president of the Viking Yacht Company confers with Sam White (right) of the World Billfish Series during the 2009 Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show earlier this month. Viking was honored with the WBS Presidents Cup for the fifth year in recognition as the top boat manufacturer based on winning performances in more than 70 billfishing tournaments conducted around the world  
Crowds not scarce at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show
The Viking display at the recently concluded Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show saw record crowds during the five-day run on Collins Ave in Miami Beach. Viking registered more than 3,500 visitors who came to see a fleet of 16 Viking yachts. Four other new Vikings based at the Miami Beach Marina were available for sea trials. The event also showcased four exclusive premieres including the new Viking flagship, the Viking 82 Convertible, the Viking 57 Convertible, the Viking 46 Convertible and the Viking 46 Open. Several signed contracts pointed to an upwelling of interest among yacht buyers at the show.  
Game On Takes First
Viking notched another victory in its long history of winning fishing tournaments. Ron Elenbaas striking Viking 65 Game On emerged victorious in Ocean Reef Club's 24th Annual Reef Cup Invitational Sailfish Tournament. Captain Bob Aultman led the Game On team to First Place with 21 releases. Sixty boats competed over the four day tournament logging an impressive 507 releases for a new tournament record.  
The Viking 46 Open heads to Miami
The Viking 46 Open begins its journey southward to Florida for the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show. The Viking 46 Open will also be featured with many other spectacular Viking models at our display located at 5000 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, Florida, February 12-16, 2009.  
Shine on Brightly
A skilled Viking technician polishes and buffs the hull of Viking 82005, the first climate controlled Enclosed Bridge version of this new Viking model. Thanks to Viking's skilled and talented workforce, 82005 is right on schedule to be delivered in early April.  
Viking Yachts 13th Annual VIP Miami Boat Show
Viking Yachts 13th Annual VIP Miami Boat Show Preview takes place January 30-31, 2009 at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida. Here, a Viking rep puts the final touches on the new Viking 46 Convertible one of 17 Vikings on display. Come on over and enjoy the show.  
Mark Epstein's Wahoo
Mark Epstein, owner of the new Viking 54 Providential has been enjoying the Mayan Triangle of Isla Mujeres, Cozumel and Puerto Adventuras. This nice wahoo was one of three he caught on a recent trip along with some tuna on 20 pound tackle. Captain Tim Hyde has been guiding the Epstein family throughout the area, known for its clear waters, good fishing, history and magnificent scenery.  
Heres Looking at You!
This past weekend the Jurado family fishing aboard their Viking 54 Convertible, Atlantis, had a banner trip in Pinas Bay, Panama. Besides the 20 dorados, five sailfish and a few tuna, the highlight of the trip was this estimated 700 pound blue marlin that whacked a lure and proceeded to nearly dump a 30 wide reel of its 130 pound test Spectra line. They had to turn the boat around to chase the fish and were able to begin gaining line only when they reduced the drag and the fish settled down. After a 55 minute struggle, the marlin was released to fight another day. Then some 20 minutes later, a small black marlin estimated at 225 pounds jumped on a lure and was released after an eight to 10 minute battle. The Atlantis was fishing with about 15 other Vikings during the weekend. Congratulations to the Jurado family on these impressive catches.  
Safe Passage III fishing in Jamaica
Chris Berry was headed to his office when he decided to make a quick phone call to get a fishing report. The answer he received was not the one he was looking for. The weather was great and the crew wanted to go fishing. Chris quickly decided to cancel his meeting and told the crew to get his Viking 60 Convertible Safe Passage III rigged and ready. Captain Leighton Wade along with Andrew Yap, Lockett McGregor (who had never caught anything bigger than a few inches) and local fishing guru Blacks were ready when Chris arrived at the marina in Port Royal, Jamaica. By this point the weather had turned, but Chris meeting was cancelled so Safe Passage III headed out in sporty six foot seas. The crew found their spot and Lockett caught his first yellow tail, weighing about three pounds. Three more quickly followed until Lockett decided he was a landlubber and took comfort of the luxuries onboard. Andrew decided he preferred the Vikings accommodations over fishing so joined Lockett below. Captain Leighton, Blacks, and Chris fished till the wee hours of the morning hauling in about 100 pounds of gorgeous yellow tails. Safe Passage III headed back in smooth seas in plenty of time for Chris to make his rescheduled meeting.  
Guerrero Azteca Raises Sails
Felipe Bravo, owner of the Viking 48 Guerrero Azteca, recently celebrated a banner fishing trip. With Captain Piet van Alder at the helm and mate Pete McKenzie in the pit, along with local mates Carlos Noh and Cesar Lara, the crew traveled six miles from the point of Isla Mujeres off the Yucatan Peninsula and set out in about 85-95 feet of water. The boat headed offshore towards a huge group of frigate birds and the next two hours were all about full contact, high adrenaline, sailfishing. With no less than 50 bites, Felipe and his crew released 17 sails back to the flat calm Caribbean. Capping off a week filled with giant dorado, wahoo, tuna, mackerel, and shark, Guerrero Azteca headed back to her home base of Puerto Aventuras.  
Pat Logue takes the WBS Championship
The World Billfish Series Grand Championships wrapped up its final day of fishing with Pat Logue emerging victorious. Pat tallied an impressive two blue marlin and two sailfish releases fishing aboard his 74-foot Viking, 1st Strike. Pat fought his way tenaciously through the two-day qualifier, winding up Day One in eleventh place. Having his work cut out for him, he set out on Day Two with his goal of making the top five clearly before him, and by the call for lines out of the water, he had done just that, releasing a pair of blue marlin and an additional sailfish to finish the qualifier in second place. Logue continued his hot streak in the World Tour Championship, releasing another pair of blue marlin and two sailfish to emerge victorious.  
500 pounds of proof Vikings raise fish!
The Salerno family of Panama has been enjoying their Viking 60 Mandyale. This 500 pound black marlin was caught and released in Pinas Bay about two miles west of the Zane Grey Reef in Panama on October 31. The last weekend in October, Mandyale was hot as a firecracker. Over three days, the Mandyale team went five for seven on black and blue marlin between 400 and 700 pounds. They also caught two dozen mahi mahi between 25 and 50 pounds. Family friend Enrique Pretelt also released a black marlin on this trip.  
Summertime Spin Doctors
Late last summer, Steven Scioscia took delivery of his new Viking 50 Convertible, which docks at the Crystal Point Yacht Club in Pt. Pleasant, New Jersey. On Tail Spin's maiden voyage offshore in mid-August, Steven (3rd from left) and Captain Dennis Glynn (2nd from left) and crew went four for seven on white marlin and one for two on blue marlin in just four hours of fishing. That's one happy team and a smiling blue on the transom. Way to go guys!  
Viking 60 in Venezuela
Artemisa Yachts recently welcomed Viking Yachts Viking 60 in Venezuela. The Artemisa team hosted an elegant cocktail party for their clients with the Viking 60 and Artemisas Viking 52 Ayeyei as the backdrop. Artemisa invited the Viking team to fish on Ayeyei at the Playa Grande Fishing Tournament where the crew took Third in the Boat Category.  
Rolf Does it His Way
Fishing out of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico aboard his 2008 Viking 45 Open, My Way, Rolf Myer (left) hooked and landed this 385 pound tuna on stand-up gear after a 2 hour and 33 minute battle, which included a broken rod just as the leader was coming through the guides. Fast teamwork in the cockpit by mates Chino and Hector under the direction of Captain Keith Denette (right) made all the difference between another fish story about the one that got away and a fat tuna thumping on the dock. Way to go, guys!  
Masters in Training
A group of Viking dealer representatives recently completed the company's Master Program, a two-day tutorial held at the New Gretna, New Jersey facility, which is offered to all Viking dealers on a regular basis. The Master Program covers every facet of the manufacturing process of a Viking Yacht. The course includes both classroom participation and "on-the-factory" floor interaction with Viking's production, design and engineering teams to enhance their knowledge of the "Viking Difference" to best serve their customer's needs when building a new boat, or answering a prospect's questions.  
Our new flagship has left the building!
The brisk 50 degree air was no match for the warm, hearty enthusiasm generated as the new Viking 82 Convertible burst out of the building at 6:45 Wednesday morning and made its way to the water. After fueling and launching, the waterline will be marked and the boat will be returned to the building for completion. Following an initial private viewing at the VIP Boat Show Preview at the Viking Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida, January 30-31, 2009, the yacht will enjoy its world premiere at the 2009 Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show. Vice-President of Manufacturing, Al Uhl, and Plant Manager, Ray Glebocki gathered their group of proud supervisors to record another outstanding moment in the company's 44-year history. Great job everyone!  
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