Soundings Trade Only executive editor Chris Landry will be leaving Active Interest Media to take a position at Viking Yachts as communications director.
The Viking Yacht Co. builds luxury performance sportfishing and cruising yachts ranging from 42 to 92 feet. Brothers Bob and Bill Healey started the company in 1964 when they bought Peterson-Viking Builders. Viking is based in New Gretna, N.J.
Viking Yacht Co. said Monaco-based AqvaLuxe Yachts formed a strategic alliance with the boatbuilder’s representative, SNO Yachts International SRL of Sardinia, Italy, to market the Viking line throughout France and Monaco.
Viking Yachts president Pat Healey said the builder sold 14 boats during the recent Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and the week after it ended, calling the period “the hottest Fort Lauderdale since 2006.”
Viking Yachts will premiere four new models at a 16-boat display of the company’s entire product line from 42 to 92 feet at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which is set for Nov. 3-7.
Viking Yachts launched two new 2017 models at its New Gretna, N.J., facility.
Viking Yachts released a video showing the process the company takes for balancing propellers.
The new Viking 48 Convertible, which was undergoing sea trials late last week, is on its way to Florida on a four-day run in preparation for its debut at the 20th annual VIP Boat Show preview at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Fla., Jan. 29-30.
Viking Yachts’ annual dealer meeting, which took place last week at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., introduced the new 80 Convertible to dealers to sea-trial.
Viking Yacht Co. president Patrick Healey said the company is expanding into seven Asian countries with the appointment of Simpson Marine.