September 12, 2015

New Model: Viking 80 Open Bridge Convertible

Viking never stops to update itself with important new models, so here comes the latest one from the New Jersey builder the 80 Convertible.  This new Viking is one of the very big 24 meters plus super sportfish series, which seem to have been an instant success since the 82 Convertible launched some five years ago, and today have sold over twenty units. The new 80 Convertible might be a replacement of the 82, and stands what the company have stood in recent years, making it one of the most highly rated production boat builders in the heavily tried and tested sportfish environment and in the more complacent cruising market. The 80 Convertible impresses as usual for speed, large just short of ten thousand liters fuel capacity, and its accommodation front with three large staterooms adjacent to the two bunk berth cabins.  Engines will be twin 2635hp MTU which will give a 40 knots performance, and a cruise in the thirty knot range.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 24.54 m (80.6ft)
Beam - 6.5 m
Draft - 1.7 m
Displacement - 65980 kg
Fuel Capacity - 9842 l
Water Capacity - 1514 l
Accommodation - 10 berths in 5 cabins
Engines - MTU 2000V16 M96L 2635hp
Propulsion - line shaft with Veem S-class propellers
Top Speed - 40 knots max, 30 knots cruise
Hull Shape - modified Vee with 12.5 degrees deadrise aft
Construction - resin infused hull with Baltek end grain balsa, Aramid, E-glass fiberglass laminates