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 Yachts unveils new models at dealer meeting

Viking Yachts used its annual dealer meeting to introduce three new models and preview future introductions. Headlining the 2014 model year are the new 52 Convertible, 42 SC and 42 ST. The 52 Convertible features a newly designed resin-infused hull with a matrix of knitted fiberglass laminates, Kevlar and end grain balsa coring, along with…more

Viking Yachts set to launch 70-footer

When the doors to Viking Yachts’ manufacturing plant in New Gretna, N.J., opened on Monday to roll out the newly built Viking 70 Convertible, the debut was greeted with the full force of a blustery spring snowstorm. An overcast sky and thick white snowflakes proved to be a remarkable contrast against the Viking 70’s blue…more

Viking Yachts opens new power plant in New Jersey

Viking Yachts’ tri-generation plant, a combined heating, cooling and electrical power project, is now in operation at its headquarters on the Bass River in New Gretna, N.J. The company expects to reduce all of the plant’s utility expenses by 25 percent as a result. Utilizing six Capstone C65 micro-turbines fueled with natural gas, the newly…more

Viking Yacht debuts new website

The Viking Yacht Co. launched a new website featuring all of its models from 42 to 82 feet in a neatly organized and easy-to-navigate format. The site includes information about the fleet, Viking’s subsidiaries, its history, tournament news and regular updates about life on the Bass River. “With more than 1,300 visitors a day from…more

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


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

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