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Avoid These Boating Mistakes March 15th, 2018

  We all have those moments when it seems like our brain temporarily shuts off and we overlook something that should have been glaringly obvious. Those mistakes – whether it is overlooking an important detail or taking something for granted – are bad enough ...Read More

5 Tips for Stopping the Spread of Invasive Species March 3rd, 2018

The spread of invasive species is one of the biggest threats facing the waterways we love to boat on. If you’re not careful, invasive species can hitch a ride on your boat and trailer from one body of water to another. While some species are visible to the human eye, ...Read More

Oyster Harbors Marine and Tiara Yachts Celebrate 20 Years Together February 28th, 2018

Twenty years in any relationship is an impressive accomplishment. But 20 years in business together? Now, that’s cause for celebration. This year, Oyster Harbors Marine is celebrating 20 years of partnering with Tiara Yachts. Oyster Harbors’ renowned service a...Read More

Oyster Harbors Marine Boats Win Customer Satisfaction Awards February 20th, 2018

Oyster Harbors Marine offers some of the best, most enjoyable boats in the industry. And recent awards given out at the Miami International Boat Show prove it. Popular vessels from Regulator Boats and Tiara Yachts were among the recipients of the 2017 Marine Industry...Read More

Versatile Performer February 12th, 2018

44 Convertible The Viking 44 Convertible, which will make her world premiere at the Miami Yacht Show next week, excels as both a tournament contender and a...Read More

See Oyster Harbors at the New England Boat Show February 8th, 2018

Each year, the New England Boat Show is like an oasis for boaters looking for a taste of the boating life during the cold, dark Northeast winter. As the Northeast’s largest boat show, the annual New England Boat Show is an exciting opportunity for boaters to explor...Read More

Visit Oyster Harbors Marine at the New England Boat Show February 2nd, 2018

5 Tips for Offshore Fishing January 25th, 2018

  Few boating activities can match the excitement and adventure you get from offshore fishing. Fishing in deep water, you get the chance to reel in huge ocean fish that often give you a challenging fight. If you’re thinking about taking your fishing skills off...Read More

New England Boat Show- Feb 10-18, 2018 January 18th, 2018

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Cruising to Iconic Marblehead, Massachusetts January 17th, 2018

  As home to a half-dozen of the most respected yacht clubs in the nation, Marblehead, Massachusetts is an iconic New England boating destination. This scenic coastal town has a deep maritime history and has been a hub of recreational boating for more than 15...Read More

Experience Matters January 17th, 2018

Viking’s Demo Boats
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68 Convertible Running Strong
With the 2018 tournament season ramping up, we take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of our demonstrator boat program and the critical role it plays in building you a better boat every day. Let’s start with this video, which shows our winter demo, the new 68 Convertible, tearing through Palm Beach Inlet on her way home after fishing the Gold Cup earlier this month. 
Each year Viking runs three demonstrator boats – one in the winter and two in the summer. Hands-on experience leads to innovation in all aspects of boat design, from performance, to fishing equipment and features to interior accommodations and comfort. 

Building boats – and using them in the real world – has fueled Viking excellence for decades.

Consistently running, fishing and maintaining the demo boats allows us to showcase our products in the environment in which they were designed to perform. A Viking 68 and a Viking 72 will serve as our demonstration boats this summer.

The leaders of our company are also the guys who fish our demo boats. Director of Design & Engineering Lonni Rutt (left) bumps fists with Sales Manager Mark Waldron after releasing a white marlin aboard the Viking 62 during the MidAtlantic last summer.

Innovative designs, such as our flybridge center console walk-around helm, are often born from on-the-water experiences. 

“Each demo boat is an engineering tool, a design tool, a marketing and sales tool, and a customer service tool,” says Ryan Higgins, Viking Southeast Sales Manager and Demonstrator Program Manager. “With our demos, we can show a level of commitment to our customers that you’ll only find with Viking.”
See the 68 C demo boat and the entire sportfishing and motor yacht family at our invitational 22nd Annual VIP Boat Show Preview February 2nd and 3rd at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida. Please feel free to contact your authorized Viking dealer for more information.


The Capable and Attractive Viking 52 Open January 2nd, 2018

  When the folks at Viking Yachts build a vessel, they seamlessly blend form and function using an uncompromising attention to detail and an artist’s eye for design. A great example of this is the Viking 52 Open. Exuding luxury, comfort, style and packed wi...Read More

Mag Bay Announces New 42 Express December 19th, 2017

  Mag Bay Yachts recently announced plans to add a new 42 Express model to their fleet. Mag Bay founders Michael and Barrett Howarth announced the plans at November’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Since the company’s founding in 2015, they have...Read More

The Limestone 26 Outboard Combines Quality and Convenience December 12th, 2017

  The new Limestone 26 Outboard provides all the great features of a regular Limestone 26 Cuddy Cabin, but with all the advantages of an outboard. The 26 Outboard is the first Limestone from Medeiros Boatworks to be offered with an outboard. It offers great f...Read More

Another Stunner December 12th, 2017

68 C Preps for Prime Time
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Ready to prove once again that Viking is the world leader in sportfish boatbuilding, the new Viking 68 Convertible emerges from the New Gretna, New Jersey, manufacturing plant last week, revealing her splendid Shimmering Blue hull. 

Our 70-ton Travelift carries the 115,306-pound, four-stateroom yacht to the make-ready dock where she will be prepared for sea trials. The first 68 C is powered with twin optional 1945-hp MTU Series 2000 V12 M96Ls.

Finish Mechanic Foreman Tom Harris directs the Travelift into position so the 68 C can be lowered into the basin. The photo shows the 68 C‘s sharp entry, variable deadrise and bow flare, which are just some of the design traits that give the boat a smooth, dry and stable ride.

The 68 C will be shown at our invitational 22nd Annual VIP Boat Show Preview at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida. Our new 82 Cockpit Motor Yacht with enclosed bridge, which is pictured to the right of the 68 C, will also be on display at the February 2-3 event. 
The 68 C settles in for the night in this twilight photograph that captures the yacht’s bold but elegant profile. For more information on the 68 Convertible or any other Viking sportfishing or motor yacht please contact your authorized Viking dealer.

Viking 44 Open First Sea Trial November 28th, 2017

Watch the NEW Viking 44 Open's First Sea Trial Because of its efficient use of space and larger-boat amenities, the 44O also gives seasoned owners who are looking to downsize the opportunity to continue experiencing Viking quality and performance.  ...Read More

Exploring Plymouth, Massachusetts November 16th, 2017

Being among the most historic destinations in the United States, Plymouth, Massachusetts would have a lot going for it even if it didn’t have a gorgeous waterfront, wonderful restaurants and interesting shops and museums. Having those attractions makes Plymouth not on...Read More

Viking Announces Plans for New 68 C November 10th, 2017

  Viking Yachts is already known for building the best sportfishing yachts in the industry. But that doesn’t mean they’re going to rest on their laurels. Instead, Viking is continuing to push the limits of sportfishing yacht excellence, most recently with the...Read More

Using Birds to Find Fish October 17th, 2017

  If you’re an angler, you probably spend a lot of time in your boat looking for fish. But maybe what you really should be looking for are birds. Seabirds are like nature’s fishfinder. They want to catch fish even more than you do. After all, their lives ...Read More

Viking Yachts Unveils Brand New 44 Open October 15th, 2017

See the 44 O at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show! [embed][/embed] Watch the video here - VIking Mullica Plant and the New 44 Open! Viking's new 44 Open will not only appeal to families ready to take the next step into th...Read More

The Exciting Regulator 34 CC September 28th, 2017

  From chasing tuna far offshore during a hardcore fishing tournament to a relaxing day of casting with your buddies in a local inlet, the versatile Regulator 34 CC can do it all. A sturdy and powerful center console, the Regulator 34 CC can get you well offs...Read More

Cruising to Kennebunkport September 22nd, 2017

  Kennebunkport, Maine is almost like a mini-Newport, with an upscale downtown packed with tourists during the summer and featuring amazing restaurants, marine facilities with impressive yachts, and a coastline dotted with beautiful houses and stately mansions. ...Read More

See Oyster Harbors at the Newport Boat Show September 14th, 2017

  One of the Northeast’s biggest boating events of the year takes places this week as the Newport International Boat Show is being held September 14 to 17 in Newport, Rhode Island. Among the largest and most prestigious boat shows in the country, the Newport In...Read More

Fishing for False Albacore September 8th, 2017

  At this time of year, fishing for false albacore takes center stage in the waters off Cape Cod. Albies generally arrive in the region in late August and are usually found around the Cape through mid-October. False albacore like to chase small baitfish. They can...Read More

Pre-Newport Boat Show Incentives on Viking Yachts August 24th, 2017