August 27, 2022

Viking Sportfish Burns in Jupiter Florida

A twenty meter sportfish yacht caught fire while in its berth at Johnathan's Landing, Jupiter, Florida at around 1730 hours of Friday 26 August.  The yacht was moored in its berth when the fire started, with fire fighting crew arriving both from land and water in order to control it.  The vessel was towed away immediately in order to stop the fire from moving to other boats and areas of the marina.  At some point the yacht developed an explosion from its stern area.  No one was injured in the fire, though the sportfish yacht is a wreck.
The yacht in this fire a Viking 65 Enclosed Bridge Convertible from 2001 name m/y Talk N' Thrash which had a repower in 2008 and an electronics upgrade in 2013.  Viking first generation 65 Convertible was produced from 2000 till 2005 in about eighty units, and offered a layout with three cabins sleeping six or seven with an optional crew cabin for two.  The 65 was replaced by the Viking 68 Convertible in 2006.

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