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Oyster Harbors Wins Customer Satisfaction Award June 18th, 2018

Oyster Harbors Marine works hard to keep its customers happy. Those efforts recently resulted in Oyster Harbors being honored with a national award for excellence in customer satisfaction. The National Marine Manufacturers Association recently announced the boat deal...Read More

Summer Boating – Say YES to New Adventures June 12th, 2018

Oyster Harbors Marine Boats Win Customer Satisfaction Awards May 14th, 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

Ready for Action May 9th, 2018

Viking 48 Convertible
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With the 48 C, Viking delivers a high-performing sportfishing and cruising convertible with big-boat amenities – three staterooms, two heads, galley and salon – that’s still quite manageable for two-person operation and maintenance. It’s a smart, fun boat with luxurious accommodations from America’s best boatbuilder.
Our custom-designed center console walk-around helm gives the captain 360-degree visibility and a clear view of the cockpit. Flanking lounges and additional seating forward keep guests comfortable. The console holds an expansive recessed and covered area for electronics and dual radio boxes.
Our cockpit design plays an integral role in making the 48 C a hard-charging tournament-winning fishing machine. Coamings are rounded for comfort, toekick space provides safety and balance, a backing plate is laminated into the sole for rocket launcher or fighting chair installation, the radiused mezzanine tooling increases cockpit real estate, and large scuppers make for quick drainage.

The deckhouse contains three main areas – the galley, dinette and salon – that function independently but are also connected in an open, free-flowing layout. The master stateroom’s queen-size walk-around bed with a Handcraft mattress ensures restful nights, and there is plenty of stowage available in the maple-lined hanging locker and drawers.

We can power the boat with twin 900-, 1,000-, or 1,200-MHP MAN diesel inboards. The engineroom is expertly finished and blanketed with Snow White Awlgrip for enhanced visibility and easier maintenance. Like her larger sister ships, the 48 C can be equipped with most Viking mechanical systems, such as a centralized seawater and engineroom ventilations systems, an ice machine, a water maker and a Seakeeper gyro stabilizer.

We’re putting the finishing touches on two 48 Convertibles at our make-ready dock in New Gretna, New Jersey, and another pair of 48 Cs are under construction upriver at the Viking Mullica boatbuilding plant. We invite you to contact your authorized Viking dealer to learn more about this very popular Viking model.
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Viking 44C – Arriving at OHM Spring 2019 May 1st, 2018

Viking DNA April 18th, 2018

82 Cockpit Motor Yacht
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You’re looking at the second Viking 82 Cockpit Motor Yacht, a three-deck enclosed bridge luxury yacht fisher with the performance DNA and tournament-tested cockpit of our legendary convertible sportfishing boats and more interior space and accommodations than any other boat in its class. She’s a beauty, right? Our shipwrights are just finishing up and fine-tuning the 82 CMY for its owner.
As a semi-custom builder, Viking is able to satisfy our customers far beyond their expectations. Special requests are met with a smile and assurances that the job will be done correctly and completed on time. The owner of this 82 added several personal touches to the boat, including the orange bootstripe.
The 150-square-foot teak-planked cockpit is accessed from dual staircases, each flanked by perfectly-placed handrails inboard and outboard. A showcase of intelligent design, the cockpit and after deck serve as an inviting arena for fishing, diving, paddle boarding and other fun water activities. The large centerline hatch provides easy access to the diesels. This boat is powered with a pair of CAT C32A powerplants (1,925 MHP); MTU and MAN propulsion packages are also offered.

Both our 82 CMY as well as 75 and 93 motor yachts can be built with open or enclosed bridges. Our subsidiary Atlantic Marine Electronics will take care of all your electronics and audio/visual needs in custom installations. Dual wing stations with slide-out engine controls give the captain excellent sightlines and flexibility when docking.

Stainless-steel-framed sliding glass doors lead to the open and spacious salon. The side windows balance form and function, providing ample natural light in a design that complements the yacht’s modern profile. You have more flexibility when it comes to the galley area, which is offered in both an open (shown here) or closed arrangement.
Below, four stunningly appointed staterooms illustrate Viking‘s ability to balance elegance and practicality. The master and three guest staterooms each have a private head with walk-in shower. The forward VIP (above) has a queen walk-around bed and a foredeck skylight.

Our construction methods and materials lead the industry. The hull and deck are resin-infused for great strength in an efficient build. With Dave DeVerter,

Supervisor of 2nd Stage Assembly and Finish Carpentry, overseeing the process, our shipwrights through-bolt the two structures every 3 inches and fiberglass the joint from the inside. Dave is one of the legions of Viking team members who settle for nothing but the best in their efforts to build a better boat every day.

 
For more information about the 82 Cockpit Motor Yacht, or our 75 and 93 motor yachts, we cordially invite you to contact your authorized Viking dealer.
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Snorkeling in New England April 10th, 2018

  Snorkeling is a fun way for boaters to spend a day exploring their surroundings. And while New England waters might have a reputation for being murky, the region actually offers a surprising number of exciting snorkeling opportunities. If you’re new to snork...Read More

She’s All That April 5th, 2018

68 Convertible
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Running on Viking‘s proven hull shape, the 68 Convertible‘s eye-pleasing profile is apparent from every angle. New photos of the four-stateroom blue-water thoroughbred, which debuted less than two months ago at the Miami Yacht Show, reveal why she’s captured the attention of not only Viking enthusiasts but boating and fishing fanatics around the world.


The optional 1945-hp MTU Series 2000 V12 M96L diesels push the 68 C to a 40-plus-knot top end and a 35-knot cruise. With these powerful yet efficient powerplants and a fuel capacity of up to 2,423 gallons, the boat has great range. The Seakeeper 26 gyro enhances stability so you can always enjoy the ride or stay on the bite.

The captain has superb 360-degree visibility from Viking‘s pioneering flybridge center console walk-around helm. The helm and flanking companion seats are joined by port and starboard lounges and a seat forward of the console. Store an abundance of bait or food in the forward top-loading freezer.

The deck design maximizes the space under the 176-square-foot cockpit’s sole. Our shipwrights laminate an aluminum backing plate into the deck for rocket launcher or fighting chair installation. Port and starboard hatches lead to storage for an in-deck fish box, optional live well tub and dunnage box.

Relax in the salon’s port L-shaped lounge while taking in a movie on the 49-inch HD TV (that silently rises from the starboard walnut cabinetry with the push of a button). The galley, with its convenient island counter, is only a few steps away. Facing the galley, the raised starboard dinette seats four comfortably. The midship master has a queen walkaround bed, two hanging lockers, a pair of credenzas, under-bed storage, end tables and a full-size private head with separate shower. 
The 68 Convertible is also offered with an enclosed bridge, which boasts a forward console station, a pod-style aft docking station, a lounge and a custom stainless steel spiral staircase that joins bridge and salon. For more information about either model, we cordially invite you to contact your authorized Viking dealer.
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Cruising to Edgartown, MA April 3rd, 2018

  With an exciting fishing scene, storied maritime history, breathtaking natural beauty and interesting shops and restaurants, Edgartown, Massachusetts has something for every boater to love. Located on the southeastern side of Martha’s Vineyard, Edgartown ...Read More

Viking’s Luxurious 62 Enclosed Bridge March 27th, 2018

  The Viking 62 Enclosed Bridge is a luxurious vessel that is ideal for long-distance cruising or entertaining. Yet, it is packed with all the fishing features that have made Viking Yachts one of the most respected builders of hardcore offshore fishing tournamen...Read More

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

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.


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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.
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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