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.