By any stretch, the Viking Yachts facility in New Gretna, New Jersey, is immense, where 1,300 talented craftsmen strive to fulfill the company’s mantra of building a better boat every day. More than 90 percent of each boat is produced in-house, and the factory delivers about 80 boats each year. Celebrating their 55th year in 2019, the company was started by brothers Bill and Bob Healey in 1964 when they bought Peterson-Viking Builders, a small New Jersey company with a line of 37-foot wooden sport-fishers. Today, more than 4,000 Viking yachts have been delivered, making them an undeniable powerhouse in the marine industry.
We review the hot new Viking 68 Convertible.