Viking

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 celebrates 48th anniversary

April 1 marked the 48th anniversary of the Viking Yacht Co., the day when brothers Bill and Bob Healey opened the doors to their new boatbuilding venture. What started in a single, self-contained building in 1964 has evolved into an 810,000-square-foot manufacturing facility encompassing five freestanding structures equipped with the latest technologies and machinery. With…more

Viking holds boat show preview in Florida

Viking Yachts’ 16th annual VIP Preview was attended by nearly 600 registered guests Feb. 3-4 at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Fla. In addition to 15 Vikings on display between 42 and 82 feet that were made available for sea trials, visitors also enjoyed numerous aisles filled with vendors displaying engines, electronics,…more

Viking Sport Cruisers renews floorplan deal

CGI Finance announced the renewal of its partnership and floorplan financing with Viking Sport Cruisers, the exclusive distributor of Princess yachts in the United States, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean. “CGI Finance and Viking are both constantly driven by our passion to satisfy our customers’ needs through values of performance, reliability and quality. In…more

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Viking debuts new models at dealer meeting

Viking Yachts’ recent 2011 dealer meeting attracted principals from its domestic dealerships and international representatives from as far away as Australia to premiere the Viking 66 Convertible. After the business meetings, the dealers hopped aboard the new Viking for sea trials, where they experienced the yacht’s 40-plus-knot speed. Dealers also sea-trialed a new Viking 70…more

New Jersey sees an industry upsurge

Business is looking up for many in New Jersey’s marine industry. Viking Yacht Co. expects that it will sell 55 to 60 boats during the 12 month-period that ends in July, a number that will make the builder profitable and an increase from 42 boats last year, the Asbury Park Press newspaper reported. Viking has…more

Viking Yachts hopes furloughs are temporary

Viking Yachts, of New Gretna, N.J., furloughed 175 workers, but hopes to bring them back after the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which opens Oct. 28. “We’ll see how Lauderdale goes,” Viking spokesman Peter Frederiksen told Soundings Trade Only this morning. “Basically, for us, our buying season is Lauderdale to [the] Palm Beach [boat show].…more

Viking Sport Cruisers partners with Princess Yachts

Beginning with the 2011 model year, yachts built for Viking Sport Cruisers for distribution in North America, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean will be branded as Princess. As part of this, Viking Sport Cruisers continues as the sole distributor for these markets and will provide sales and service support for customers through its network…more

Viking Sport Cruisers signs deal with marine financier

Marine financing specialist CGI Finance and Viking Sport Cruisers have entered into a partnership, the companies announced. “All of us at Viking are very excited to be associated with CGI, whom we consider to be the worldwide leader in marine finance,” said Tom Carroll Sr., president and CEO of Viking Sport Cruisers, in a statement.…more

Viking debuts new Web site

The Viking Yacht Company has launched a newly redesigned Web site. The new site is interactive and easy to navigate, and provides the latest information on the Viking line of luxury yachts, photography, video and specification sheets, according to the company. In addition to news stories about the company, the site also provides a regular…more

Viking using pod propulsion in new sportfisherman boats

Viking Yachts announced its new 42 Open and 42 Convertible sportfisherman vessels will be powered exclusively by Cummins MerCruiser Diesel’s Zeus pod propulsion system. Viking, based in New Gretna, N.J., made the announcement last weekend in Miami. Cummins MerCruiser Diesel is based in Charleston, S.C., and designs, manufactures and provides tech support worldwide for marine…more

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