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Old 06-21-2021, 07:36 PM   #1
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Anyone on here with a Viking?

Wondering if there is anyone on here with a Viking motor yacht? Whatcha think?

Pros/ cons?
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Old 06-21-2021, 07:56 PM   #2
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Loved the 55 I captained for a friend. A lot of boat to keep up without pro help.


Not his, this is just a sisteship...
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Old 06-21-2021, 08:00 PM   #3
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Looks exactly like the one I have in escrow
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Old 06-21-2021, 08:05 PM   #4
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There is something about the lines of a Viking that old or new, sport fish or cruisers that are just nice.
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Old 06-21-2021, 08:06 PM   #5
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There is something about the lines of a Viking that old or new, sport fish or cruisers that are just nice.
I agree! I couldnít pass her up!
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Old 06-21-2021, 08:07 PM   #6
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Looks exactly like the one I have in escrow

Detroits?


His handled very well. One windy day, had to back it way out of a marina (several fairways and turns) one engine and bow thruster.


Could track a straight line well..... shifting the good engine and doses of thruster.
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Old 06-21-2021, 08:08 PM   #7
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Detroits?
Yes sir! 2-735
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Old 06-22-2021, 09:48 AM   #8
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I just looked at a couple of listings. I am impressed with they layout and flow of the interior design. It appears to be a tremendous amount of capability for the money.

May your inspections go well!
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Old 06-22-2021, 10:18 AM   #9
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Still in business and doing well from what I can tell, hopefully customer support is as well.
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Old 06-22-2021, 10:25 AM   #10
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Still in business and doing well from what I can tell, hopefully customer support is as well.
Interesting. Just looked at their webpage. I'm guessing they sell 10 sportfishing models (or more) for every yacht, but they are making three yacht models, 75 feet and up. Service centers in Florida and New Jersey.
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Old 06-22-2021, 10:36 AM   #11
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Still in business and doing well from what I can tell, hopefully customer support is as well.

Apparently almost the gold standard in sportfish/convertibles, both build and service. I'd guess the same about the motoryachts they make, too.

They built some of their own motoryachts (as pictured) and they also imported/sold some Princess models under the Viking name for a while. Latter look more European.

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Old 06-22-2021, 11:46 AM   #12
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I just looked at a couple of listings. I am impressed with they layout and flow of the interior design. It appears to be a tremendous amount of capability for the money.

May your inspections go well!
Thank you!
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Old 06-22-2021, 11:55 AM   #14
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Apparently almost the gold standard in sportfish/convertibles, both build and service. I'd guess the same about the motoryachts they make, too.

They built some of their own motoryachts (as pictured) and they also imported/sold some Princess models under the Viking name for a while. Latter look more European.

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I was under the impression that Viking built the hulls and Princess finished them out and sold them under their name? Although you do see broker listings as Princess Viking to capitalize on the Viking name.
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Old 06-22-2021, 01:15 PM   #16
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I was under the impression that Viking built the hulls and Princess finished them out and sold them under their name? Although you do see broker listings as Princess Viking to capitalize on the Viking name.
Actually it’s Gulfstar/Viking. Princess is a model.
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I was under the impression that Viking built the hulls and Princess finished them out and sold them under their name? Although you do see broker listings as Princess Viking to capitalize on the Viking name.

I thought Viking imported some Princess models and sold them under the Viking name in the U.S. (Maybe Princess models weren't otherwise imported here during that period?) I'm not very knowledgeable about it, though.

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Old 06-23-2021, 07:55 AM   #18
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Had opportunity to crew on a sportfish a friend owned, captained and chartered out for giant blues. She was amazingly solid. He sold her and got a smaller enriques 38’ but always said how much he missed the bigger Viking.
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Old 06-23-2021, 08:24 AM   #19
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Right at the top in quality of production sportfish, similar to Hatteras and Bertram but I believe the ownership and solvency of the company has been more consistent and there is a lot to be said for a company with stable and consistent ownership. They (same management or ownership) run Valhalla boats now which are very expensive and well regarded center consoles which is probably the most profitable type of boats to build these days. It is mind numbing what some of those center console rigs and the motors to push them around cost.
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Old 06-23-2021, 01:45 PM   #20
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I was introduced to Viking around 1988-‘90 at the Lauderdale show and to this day, I’m still stuck on which impressed me more, the boats or the Healey family. The build and interiors were second to none and the Healeys were just ordinary folk on the dock, willing to spend hours with all comers.

In those days, an open invitation to a personal tour of the New Gretna plant was extended as a matter of courtesy and pride.

A class family; a class boat.
The history, if you haven’t seen it.
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