April 19, 2013

Project: Viking 92 Convertible

Not so long ago many experienced tournament skippers felt a sportfish over seventy feet was on the cusp of being too large to effectively compete on the tournament trail. But the Viking 74 Convertible launched in May 2004 proved differently. Fast forward to the fall 2008 and Viking launched its 82 Convertible continuing the upward trend demonstrating beyond any doubt with over fifteen deliveries to date that the US builder hit another grand slam with its then new flagship. Now Viking approaches the threshold of another amazing achievement, the 92 Convertible, scheduled for a spring launch in 2014.  As is standard the new Viking to be flagship has a stunning profile with several motor yacht cues including dual mezzanine decks; one in the cockpit and the second on the main level after deck. The latter mezzanine offers both rear facing lounge seating, along with a second seating area and a table for al fresco dining. An outside galley and grilling area are included for added convenience and ambiance. The yacht’s interior is a showpiece of elegance and luxury. The seven meter beam not only opens the salon but transforms it into a majestic living room with built-in furniture and plush appointments like a 60-inch flat screen television that rises on a lift out of the teak cabinetry. An L-shape island in the galley complements the work area and all counter tops feature custom selected granite. A pair of walk-in pantries and a full day head are forward and characterize an excellent use of space. Nearby, a formal dining area accommodates eight guests.  The 92 Convertible has five guest cabins, each with its own private head and shower. The full beam master suite features a king size walk around bed, a walk-in closet, a dressing table, and his and her private facilities. Crew quarters are aft with access from the cockpit. The full beam area includes a head with a shower, a small galley area, and upper and lower berths in a private cabin.  Propulsion choices include offerings by Caterpillar and MTU.