Before 1964, Petersen-Viking Yachts built unexceptional wooden sport-fishing boats in New Jersey - ultimately foundering financially. But in 1964, brothers Bob and Bill Healey bought the company, renaming it Viking Yachts, and they've never looked back. Since then, Viking Yachts has improved its product every year, either through design or construction innovations. Today, Viking Yachts takes a back seat to no one in the semicustom production marketplace. Using many creative ideas to improve process and efficiency, the company's boats have never been better. At the same time, however, some things haven't changed much at all.