September 4, 2014

New Model: Viking 75 Motor Yacht

It was an important Summer in New Jersey at the Viking factory first for celebrating its first important half a century, second for presenting a new model line up for this fall which will feature four new models and include a new 92 feet flagship and the re-entry into the yacht segment. The most prolific of all the medium sized builders has finally decided to return to the yacht market since 1995, but in reality the new 75 is a completely new breed and unlike its previous nineteen year ancestors challenges European design to the max. The new 75 Motor Yacht features all latest coming from Europe; as the fore deck settee, up and down bathing platform, and one of the best layouts for a 23 meter motor yacht, both above and below deck. It is just a pity that hull one will feature a more US enclosed bridge, as I am sure an open flybridge version would have enticed a few European buyers in Fort Lauderdale coming this fall. The Viking 75 Motor Yacht surprises for space, layout, and technical sides, on paper it looks to have a lot going for it. The main deck has abundance of space; saloon, dining table, standard open plan galley, passenger dinette forward and a day head. Below will be four double guest cabins, with an owners stateroom located amidships. Aft is space for two crew cabins which sleep four and share a head. On the technical side Viking points out that the new 75 Motor Yacht will feature a totally new hull shape which will be performing and in line with the very high standards sport fish yachts usually require. Hull one pictured above will be powered by the largest of the options of twin 1925hp Cat engines which Viking estimates will give top speeds in the medium thirties.    
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.92 m (78.6ft)
Beam - 6.01 m
Draft - 1.65 m
Displacement - 56,789 kg
Fuel Capacity - 5299 l
Water Capacity - 1143 l
Accommodation - 8 guest berths in 4 cabins, 4 crew beds in 2 cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 CRM 1550hp, V12 1800hp, Cat C32A 1825hp, C32A 1925hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 35 knots max, 30 knots cruise estimated with Cat 1925hp
Hull Shape - warped planning Vee-shape with deep entrance and low dead rise aft