January 26, 2010

New Model: Viking 76 Enclosed Bridge

Hot on the heels of the success of the new 76 Convertible, which premiered at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show the fall of 2009, Viking has launched the first 76 Enclosed Bridge. This new enclosed flying bridge for the 76 Convertible offers a raised control station forward and a second pod style helm on the aft deck for docking. A Stidd helm seat at the forward interior station is flanked with companion seats port and starboard. Creating what is essentially a second salon, the expansive area abaft the helm includes an L-shaped lounge with a cocktail table on a raised platform for enhanced visibility, a 32-inch flat screen television, which rises out of the teak cabinetry, an audio system, a refrigerator with built-in icemaker, plush carpeting and a baby ostrich headliner. A weatherproof lockable door leads to the aft deck with additional seating, quartz lighting molded into the aft overhang and powder coated aluminum railing on the aft deck and flying bridge ladder from the cockpit mezzanine. A teak stairway from the salon provides all weather access to the enclosed helm area. The new 76 Enclosed Bridge is slated to be introduced during a private showing at the fourteenth Annual Viking VIP Miami Boat Show Preview in Riviera Beach, Florida, at the Viking Yacht Service Center at the end of Januray, and after this it will have its World premiere at the Miami Boat Show in mid February. Featuring five staterooms, including a full-beam master suite, this first launch of the 76 Enclosed Bridge is powered with a pair of 2,400hp MTU 16V Series 2000 M93 diesels, which deliver a mid 30 knot cruise and a top end approaching 40 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 24.58 m (80.8ft) with pulpit
Hull Length - 23.21 m
Beam - 6.17 m
Draft - 1.67 m
Displacement - 61779 kg
Fuel Capacity - 9641 l, 12014 l with optional tank
Water Capacity - 1608 l
Accommodation - 10/12 berths in 5 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C32A 1825hp, MTU 2000 V16M91 2030hp, MTU 2000 V16M93 2400hp, MTU 2000 M94 2600hp
Propulsion - direct in line shafts
Speed - 40 knots max, 31 knots economic cruise with MTU 2400hp
Range - 593 nm at 31 knots cruise
Hull Shape - convex variable vee with 11.7 degrees deadrise aft
Certification - ABYC, RINA