Today’s Viking yachts bear little resemblance to early models.
The facility has grown into one of the most modern boatbuilding operations in the world at the company’s state-of-the-art facility in New Gretna, New Jersey.Viking Yachts
The 35 Convertible was a huge model for Viking, a top-seller that helped start the company’s growth into increasingly larger models.
Bill Healey (right) consults custom production engineer Rudy Dalinger, a 49-year Viking employee.Viking Yachts
The Healeys have always been passionate boatbuilders and fishermen. Bill Healey field-tests one of his own products.Viking Yachts
Early Viking Yacht models featured trunk cabins and were a far cry from the sleek and rounded designs we’ve come to know in the Vikings of today.Viking Yachts
Many of Viking’s employees have been with the company for decadesViking Yachts
Bill Healey (right) points out an important bottom feature on a Viking yacht to a visiting writer from_ Boating_ magazine.Viking Yachts
The Viking plant had modest origins.
The first Vikings were built of wood on frames at build stations where various construction and assembly stages were completed, much like Carolina custom sport-fishermen.Viking Yachts
Early Viking Yacht models featured trunk cabins and were a far cry from the sleek and rounded designs we’ve come to know in the Vikings of today.
Viking’s new 92 Convertible will be the largest yacht the company has ever built and will feature state-of-the-art systems and construction methods throughout. The 92, in production now, is the culmination of 50 years of boat-building experience and knowledge.Viking Yachts
Bill Healey rode a bicycle around his yard in earlier days. He’s still active in his company even though he’s now an octogenarian.