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.
Headlining the new launches is the Viking 72 Convertible, which features a 209-square-foot cockpit with an observation mezzanine and a large flybridge with a centerline helm. Accommodations include a four-stateroom, four-head layout with private access for the crew.
Also being unveiled is the Viking 72 Enclosed Bridge Convertible, which offers similar accommodations and a climate-controlled helm with the semblance of a fully outfitted second salon. Both Viking 72s are powered with MTU Series 2000 V16 M96L 2,635-mhp diesels delivering a 35-knot cruise and top speeds in excess of 40 knots.
Viking said the new 48 Open and the 48 Sport Tower are also among the boat show launches. Each boat utilizes the resin-infused hull of the 48 Convertible, which was introduced last year with freshly styled exterior profiles and new features.
The 48 Open is an express style with a fiberglass wraparound windshield, fiberglass hardtop and a Costa Clear side enclosure. The 48 Sport Tower has a three-sided fiberglass deckhouse.
Both boats have cockpits with split mezzanine seating, a command bridge with three pedestal helm chairs and dual dinettes aft, and a two-stateroom interior layout.
Each boat is outfitted with tuna towers designed by Viking subsidiary Palm Beach Towers, and electronic and entertainment packages by Atlantic Marine Electronics, another company subsidiary.
Powered with MAN V8 1200 CRM diesels, the 48 Open and 48 Sport Tower cruise in the mid-30-knot range and top out at 39 knots.
Viking also plans to showcase its 75 Motor Yacht with a newly designed open galley arrangement.