Is A Sportfish Yacht For You?
Trolling along for marlin, filling up your fish boxes ,cruising to island destinations near and far — if all that sounds like the perfect way to spend your time, a sportfish yacht is the right choice for you. As significantly larger boats than center consoles, sportfish are ideally outfitted for blue water, offshore outings with family and friends that last multiple days.
The Basics of Sportfish Yachts
Sportfish yachts are characterized as powerboats specifically designed for big game fishing. Features included a spacious cockpit for fishing, a hull engineered to cut through all sea conditions with high-performance capabilities. Many sportfish yachts are used for the tournament circuit and are equipped with fishing options such as tuna towers, fish boxes, large tackle stations, ice makers, and live bait wells, and much more.
Typically, a sportfish is equipped with accommodations that make overnight trips and longer excursions not only possible but comfortable. Depending on size and brand, sportfish can offer layouts that are as simple as a few sleeping berths and a small galley with shared head or as luxurious as a multiple stateroom arrangements with ensuite heads, and expansive galleys for cooking the days catch, and entertaining friend and family.
Sportfishing boats typically are equipped with outriggers, towers, spacious fish lockers, bait freezers, livewells and tuna tubes, and other helpful gear for reaching, finding, fighting and boating the fish of a lifetime.
In terms of size, a sportfish can measure from anywhere in the 40-foot range to as large and impressive as over 90-feet.
There are several different classifications of sportfish. An Express Sportfish Yacht such as the Viking 48 Open does not have a bridge deck and the command deck flows seamlessly in the cockpit. The Viking 80 Enclosed Bridge is a great example of an enclosed bridge sportfish which has excess space for entertaining guests and offers a climate-controlled helm away from the elements. A convertible sportfish like the Viking 62 Convertible has an open bridge which includes the helm and seating for the captain and guests. Viking Yachts are known for their innovation, interior volume, seakeeping ability, and on-the-water performance that rival any custom sportfish.
Sportfish Yachts tend to be powered with inboard diesel engines that provide the right power to weight ratio. A sportfish will typically cruise in the mid-30 knot range, with some capable of achieving speeds exceeding 40-knots.
HMY Yacht Sales has long been regarded as one of the leading sportfish firms in the industry selling a wide range of both production and custom sportfish including brands such as Viking, Hatteras, Cabo, Bertram, Spencer, Bayliss, Jim Smith, Weaver, and Whiticar.
As one of the country’s leading Viking Yachts dealers, HMY is the top choice for buying or selling a Viking sportfish yacht. With more Viking experts on staff and the largest network of Viking customers compared to any other firm, HMY annually averages over 100 Viking Yacht sales a year.
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WHY COME TO HMY YACHT SALES?
Used Viking Yachts for sale are always in demand. When they are listed and sold by experts that understand Vikings inside and out, you’ve got a winning recipe for success. HMY Yachts sells over 100 new and used Vikings each year, and we have more Viking experts on staff than any other brokerage firm. When our clients ask us about our Viking expertise, it’s simple, we’ve been among the top Viking brokerage firms for decades, and our used Viking customer base is as strong as there is in the U.S.
When you come to HMY, you’ll quickly understand that we’re the authority for new and used Viking Yachts. Most Viking owners at some point in their life come through HMY Yachts, and for good reason. At HMY, our Viking Product Team has extensive hands-on experience. Our sales professionals have previously worked for Viking, or they have been captains of Vikings and fished them all over the world. If you’re looking for a knowledgeable Viking expert, look no further than HMY. All of this combined is designed to help you find the best Viking Yacht on the market while receiving an exceptional client experience.
As a long-time Viking Yachts dealer, we understand the market better than anyone. It’s not just because we have loads of Viking experts on our staff, or that we have listed and sold countless new and used Viking Yachts. It’s also because our passion runs deep. HMY’s customers see this every day as we back-up our words with results. Our belief is that customer service goes way beyond talking. We roll up our sleeves, get involved and help our clients when they need it most. If Viking’s mantra is to build a better boat every day, then HMY’s mantra is to serve our clients with world-class knowledge and expertise every day. These are just a few reasons why our customers keep coming back year after year.
Why Buy a Viking Yacht?
Used Vikings hold the strongest resale values in the industry. No single metric better illustrates the investment quality of a boat better than this. We’ve seen time and time again, and regardless of market conditions, used Vikings are always in demand. You may even discover that some pre-owned models are often difficult to find. At the end of the day, no other yachting brand matches Viking for long-term investment and quality.
If sportfishing perfection can be said to exist, you’ll find it in a Viking yacht. Whether it’s the 38’ or the 92’ or any of the models in between, building a better boat every day has been the Viking philosophy for the company’s five-plus decades of existence. Viking holds a unique quality-control advantage because the company manufactures most of each yacht’s components in-house. Dedicated personnel thoroughly inspect each yacht during the build process in a team effort whose only objective is to deliver the finest production yacht available, at any cost. This legendary attention to detail ensures greater reliability, safety and customer satisfaction on every boat. That same attention to detail Viking is known for leads to their industry-leading quality, innovation, and global recognition.
Take a look at the used Viking Yachts for sale on HMY.com. You will see some of the best on the market displayed right here. Many of these used Viking Yachts for sale are available to be seen throughout the week with our sales professionals. Finding the Viking Yacht model that best fits your personality is simple. Just search our website for the Viking you’ve been looking for, then speak to an HMY Viking expert.