Never let it be said that Viking Yachts is resting on its laurels as one of the premiere builders of ocean-going yachts in the 50-70 foot range. According to Pat Healey, Viking’s CEO, the company has launched some 15 different models in that size category over the last dozen years.
This beautiful behemoth is intended to appeal to the tournament sportfishing market, with its combination of fully equipped fishing infrastructure and the usual Viking brand luxury in the galley, lounge and berths below decks. This boat will have four berths, three heads, a fully equipped galley, luxurious salon seating and a walkway all the way through.
The 64’s unbroken S-shaped sheer combined with the distinctive black-masked windshield and pronounced hull and deckhouse lines all present the distinctive and instantly recognizable profile that says ‘Viking.’
These vessels will be built with an engineered composite of fiberglass fabric and coring that is vacuum infused with vinylester resin which creates great stiffness and strength combined with reduced overall weight.
Based on experience with thousands of hours on the tournament trail, the stern cockpit, 180 square feet, is clean, streamlined and maximizes freedom of movement, and is supported by all the fishing features one expects in a boat this size.
The flybridge helm station will be loaded with the latest electronic gear and contains all kinds of extra storage and seating. The 64 will also offer an optional Enclosed Bridge option featuring Viking’s signature design that includes a complete forward control station, its own luxurious salon with walnut cabinetry and HD TV, stairs from the salon to the bridge and a docking station on the aft deck.
Power for this beauty will be provided by twin MAN V-12 diesels providing some 1550 MHP, and there are many optional choices that can be ordered as well. The Viking subsidiaries Palm Beach Towers and Atlantic Marine Electronics will provide custom tower and electronics installations for turn-key delivery.
If this sounds like your kind of boat, you should beat feet to get down to Ft. Lauderdale at the end of October. Or stop in at Oyster Harbors Marine and we can help you begin the process of putting you at the helm of what is sure to be one of the most exciting new boats to be released in the last decade.