October 22, 2010

New Model: Viking 70 Convertible

Viking launches the new 70 Convertible which completes the change into its bigger sized models which all come with the introduction of the Super Sportfish 82 flagship introduced two years ago. In my understanding the 70 Convertible should replace the 68, and takes look cues from the 76, and 82 models on the outside with a raked stem which has eight feet of free board on the bow, and the sheer line that tapers aft to just three feet. The aft deck cockpit features a nineteen squared metres area, with observation mezzanine that provides ample stowage, multiple freezers, an insulated refrigerated drink box in the salon entrance step, plenty of drawers, and engine room access. The lower cockpit fish combat area provides a sizeable fish box, a stowage compartment, and an available live well beneath the molded nonslip sole, and at the transom. The accommodation for the saloon is a flush open deck having a forward galley with three bar stools, L-shaped sofa, and dinette. Standard lower deck accommodation is for four double cabins all with en-suite heads. Cabins three and four offer both bunk berths, and the master room is located to mid ship. A tournament proven center console helm on the flying bridge features three adjustable Murray helm seats, port and starboard lounges each with rod stowage below and aft facing jump seats, and third lounge ahead of the helm. Power options to the Viking 70 Convertible are a total of four choices from MAN, Cats, and MTU from standard 1550 to 2600hp. Hull one of the 70 Convertible featured the biggest choice of twin MTU 2600hp which touched a wide open throttle speed of 43 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 21.37 m (70.9ft)
Beam - 6.00 m
Draft - 1.65 m
Displacement - 56307 kg
Fuel Capacity - 7570 l
Water Capacity - 1393 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins, 2 crew in 1 cabin
Engines - 2 x MAN V12 CRM 1550hp, Cat C32A 1925hp,
MTU 2000-V16 M93 2400hp, MTU 2000-V16 M94 2600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 43 knots max with MTU 2600hp
Hull - convex Vee with sharpened waterline sections

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