The placid waters of the Bass River are a stark contrast to the daily bustle in and around the Viking plant on the first day of June. Our make ready dock is full with new boats being primed and finished for delivery, including these three Vikings, a 70 Convertible, a 42 Open and a 50 Convertible, which make for an interesting contrast in size. Nearby, 60143 gets a bow to stern polish and wax treatment.
Inside the plant, Bill Lamson works on the hatch for the fish box aboard a 42 Convertible. The lid is a complex part with insulating foam encapsulated in fiberglass and gel coat; the outside is finished with a molded non-slip surface, while the underside is creamy smooth for easy clean up. Back in Vi-glass, Viking technicians are hand laying laminations to build the deckhouse for 66314, an enclosed bridge convertible to be delivered in November.
Dealer Meeting VIP Update
With the Viking Dealer meeting just a few weeks away, the plant is churning with make ready preparations like the washing and detailing of this 66 Convertible, one of nine boats that will be available for sea trials during the annual event scheduled for June 25 – 28, 2012. Headquartered at the new Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the business meeting takes place Monday and Tuesday. A Tuesday evening cocktail party and dinner at the Chart House restaurant will be hosted for dealer sales people attending with customers. Wednesday, June 27th and Thursday, June 28th, a fleet of Vikings from 42 to 70 feet will be available for ocean sea trials running out of the Farley State Marina. This event will be the premiere of the new Viking 55 Convertible and the only public showing of the boat before the fall boat shows. We invite you to contact your Viking dealer, or Gwaldron@vikingyachts.com to arrange a sea trial or Viking factory tour on these days.