Preview of the Viking 82: A Luxurious Five-Stateroom Sportfisher

Viking Yacht Company's latest 82-foot convertible, celebrating 60 years of excellence, combines cutting-edge performance with luxurious design.
A digital rendering of a sport-fishing boat on a white background.
The Viking 82 features the company’s signature sheerline and window styling. Look for a full report in the October issue of Marlin. Courtesy Viking Yacht Co.

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Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the Viking Yacht Co. also announced its latest build on April 1, an 82-foot convertible. The five-­stateroom, six-head world traveler builds upon the tremendous success of the Viking 80.

The new 82’s performance is optimized through computational-fluid-dynamics software that allowed the design and engineering teams to increase running efficiency. The boat will also be offered with the Advanced Viking Propulsion System, which utilizes struts and rudders with modified shapes that minimize hydrodynamic resistance to also improve performance. With twin MTU 16V 2000 M96Ls and AVPS, performance levels are expected to be in the same range as the latest Viking 80s—42 knots at full load and a cruise of 36 knots.

The 82 will be offered in three different models: open bridge, enclosed bridge and sky bridge. Hull No. 1 will be an open-bridge model with a Pamlico Blue gelcoat and a custom tuna tower from the Viking subsidiary Palm Beach Towers. The boat will make her world premiere at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show later this year and will then serve as the Viking demo vessel.

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