May 22nd, 2013 by Oyster Harbors Marine
The evolutionary process in the creation of our new 75 Motor Yacht continues to enjoy major strides as the hull plug reaches another milestone. A group from Viking’s engineering and design team recently inspected the foam structure, which now is ready for priming and additional surface preparation. Once this phase is completed, the hull mold will be manufactured from the plug. The massive hull mold will arrive at Viking by mid-July. The second major component, the deck plug, is a work in progress, with the basic size and dimensions beginning to take shape at this point in time. Hull number one of the Viking 75 Motor Yacht series has a January 2014 start date.
May 10th, 2013 by Oyster Harbors Marine
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May 7th, 2013 by Oyster Harbors Marine
While the last of the 12 plug pieces for the hull mold of the new Viking 92 Convertible is still being made in the five-axis room in R & D, 11 of them have been moved to Building 5 and are in place in preparation of manufacturing the mold for this massive hull.
This new model, the largest ever in the 50-year history of the Viking Yacht Company will premiere at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. Even in these early stages, you can feel the excitement just by looking at size of the parts that will be used to produce this magnificent sportfishing convertible yacht.
May 1st, 2013 by Oyster Harbors Marine
Ed Zyskowski has joined Oyster Harbors Marine as a Broker with primary responsibility for the new Connecticutoffice. Ed has been in new boat sales and yacht brokerage for 28 years. Throughout the years, Ed has earned numerous sales awards, including being named Cabo Yachts “Salesman of the Year” on three separate occasions. A lifetime resident of Connecticut, Ed has a beautiful family of which he is very proud.
April 16th, 2013 by Oyster Harbors Marine
Oyster Harbors Marine is seeking experienced professionals for our inboard/outboard departments. Inboard mechanics should have experience with routine maintenance and repairs on gas/diesel engines, outdrives, running gear and all boat systems. Outboard mechanics will ideally be Yamaha certified and also have broad boat systems experience. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in both fields. Boat handling experience is helpful. These are full time, year-round positions with overtime required. We offer competitive wages, factory training and benefits including 401-K, sick pay and health insurance.
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April 9th, 2013 by Oyster Harbors Marine
Very much a work in progress, our new motor yacht project is well underway as the plug to build the hull mold is nearing fruition. During the design phase, our mission was to not merely revisit the motor yacht emporium with the 75 Motor Yacht, but to create a new chapter in motor yacht construction.
Thus, one of the most obvious characteristics of this new model is its running surface, which has been heavily influenced by our fleet of high-performance blue-water convertibles with a very sharp and raked entry, easily discernable in the image to the right. The first boat will be powered with a pair of Caterpillar C32A diesels rated at 1,925 mhp each for a cruise speed of 30 knots and a top end in the mid-30s. The port and starboard circular protrusions are the location of the bow thruster, which will be a standard item.
We also focused on designing the hull with a high volume interior to provide spacious and private accommodations including five staterooms, and a sprawling main deck and flying bridge area. Propeller pockets, an integral part of the running surface, reduce draft for Bahamas-bound cruising.
The Viking 75 Motor Yacht will launch late summer 2014.
March 19th, 2013 by Oyster Harbors Marine
Viking announced a return to the luxury motor yacht segment during its dealer meeting last June, and in typical Viking fashion, the new 75 Motor Yacht is right on schedule for its premiere at the 2014 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.
The first boat of the new series will be the 75 Enclosed Bridge Motor Yacht, and an open fly bridge version also will be available. Although the 75 MY is a work in progress, the renderings clearly demonstrate a sleek exterior profile with a number of style cues from our convertibles including the teardrop salon windows and distinctive molded feature lines in the hull and superstructure.
The tri-level layout will provide five staterooms, including a full-beam master suite and privately accessed crew quarters. A spacious main deck will highlight living, dining, and entertainment areas, while the command bridge level, accessed from both the salon and the after deck provide multiple lounges, a wet bar, and grilling area. Preliminary calculations with a pair of 1,925 mhp Caterpillar C32A engines indicate a cruise speed of 30 knots and top end in the mid-30 knot range.
We encourage you to contact your Viking dealer to learn more about this exciting new motor yacht.
March 6th, 2013 by Oyster Harbors Marine
One of the major headlines emanating from the fall and winter boat shows has been the announcement of the new Viking 92 Convertible, which will premiere at the 2014 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. Following a battery of tank testing regimens at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, this project now is well underway, and our five-axis profiler has begun to cut foam in preparation of producing plugs from which the molds will be made.
With an overall length of 93 feet 4 inches, and a beam spanning 23 feet 5 inches, the 92 Viking Convertible will be the largest boat that Viking has built in its 49 year history. A palatial seagoing masterpiece, the 92 Convertible will have six staterooms, including a full beam master. Each stateroom will have its own private head and shower, and an eighth head for day use will be on the main deck. Separate crew quarters with a private aft entrance are located under the upper mezzanine deck.
Despite the gargantuan size of the 92 Convertible, the Viking design group has provided a rakish profile featuring an aggressive entry, sweeping bridge lines and a metallic black windshield mask. Fluid lines from bow to stern including an unbroken sheer line allude to the yacht’s penchant for speed with a most resounding sleek and muscular stance.
The Viking 92 Convertible will break new ground in luxury, performance and fishability and will be offered in open bridge and enclosed bridge configurations.