Elevated Attack – The Viking 72 Sportfishing Lineup
The Viking Yachts lineup of 72’ sportfishing yachts was the result of Viking leadership taking the iconic 70’ model and, as Viking does, making it even better.
The 72’ Convertible and 72’ Enclosed Bridge models quickly became beloved for their power, purpose, poise, and precision, offering the best of a luxury cruising yacht and blue water sportfishing beast.
Never content, Viking took a page from their 92’ and 80’ Sky Bridge models, packaging up all the luxury and performance into the 72’ hull, creating the 72’ Sky Bridge and rounding out the versatile 72’ sportfishing yacht lineup.
With a versatile design that pleases both fishing fanatics and cruising connoisseurs, it’s no wonder the popularity of sky bridge models is growing.
As Viking prepares for the launch of their latest Sky Bridge sportfishing yacht model, we take a quick peek at the new 72’ and her Convertible and Enclosed Bridge sisters.
The Sky Bridge gives owners the best of both worlds – the 360-degree visibility of an open elevated control station and the weather protection and comfort of an enclosed bridge (which also acts as a second salon).
The balanced proportions are aesthetically pleasing, with the hull, deckhouse, enclosed bridge, and sky bridge melding seamlessly together.
Like the open bridges on all of Viking’s convertibles, the Sky Bridge sports a fully equipped walkaround center console with raised teak helm pod, recessed and protected areas for multi-function displays, engine and steering controls, and electronics controllers, and generous seating for guests.
Featuring 4 cabins and 5 heads, the 72’ Sky Bridge offers plenty of luxurious space for guests. Her dual MTU 2635 hp engines provide plenty of power, the standard Seakeeper keeps things calm, and the resin-infused hull — built with balsa and foam cores and carbon and E-glass hybrid fiberglass laminates — offers the perfect strength-to-weight ratio. When the action hits, the fully loaded 209 square foot cockpit ensures you’re ready for the action.
For those who want to feel the sea air surrounding them, fully immersed in nature, the 72’ Convertible is an easy choice.
The standard Open Bridge accommodations layout includes four staterooms each with a private head, a J-shaped sofa in the salon, a U-shaped galley with custom granite countertops, crown molding on upper cabinetry, a large walk-in pantry forward, and a queen berth in the forward stateroom. An optional layout also offers crossover berths in the forward stateroom. The day head is standard.
For those who want a little more protection from the elements, the 72’ Enclosed Bridge is another easy choice.
The standard Enclosed Bridge salon mirrors the Open Bridge plan with the addition of a circular staircase to the enclosed bridge helm, which serves as a second salon with an L-shaped sofa, a cocktail table, refrigeration, and an entertainment center. An open galley, an L-shaped sofa, and crossover berths in the forward stateroom layout also are available. The day head is also standard on the Enclosed Bridge version.
Viking’s world-class design and engineering are on full display here with the hull, as it has been opened up into more of a V formation, which extended the beam to create more interior space.
All three models in the Viking 72’ sportfishing yacht lineup offer beautifully finished and inviting interiors with plenty of space for rest and relaxation, as well as plenty of storage throughout. The large salon and galley areas feature classic American walnut wood work (which also runs throughout the boat) and comfortable seating for 6. The home-away-from-home interior atmosphere is the result of the J-shaped sofa in the salon, a U-shaped galley with custom granite countertops, crown molding on upper cabinetry, and a large walk-in pantry.
The entire 72’ lineup features spacious 209-square-foot teak cockpits suitable for multiple anglers to have plenty of elbow room, plus a teak mezzanine deck for relaxing or catching all the action.
The Seakeeper 2600 keeps things calm so the only fight is with the fish, not the waves.
Four staterooms provide guests with plush overnight accommodations and each comes standard with a private head.
Spacious crew quarters with private head ensure utmost in privacy for guests.
The base engine option on each 72’ are dual powerful and capable MAN / V12 1550CRM 1550 MHP models. If more power is desired, Viking offers the MTU Series 2000 / V16 M96L 2635 MHP option, which will top out at over 45 knots.
The 72’ Viking sportfishing line reveals ground-breaking achievements in boat building, offering the best in performance, style, quality construction, and entertainment possibilities.
Contact HMY — among the top Viking dealers in the world averaging more than 100 Viking Yacht sales each year — to view these spectacular vessels and get your name on the list for the new 72’ Sky Bridge.
Speak to an HMY Viking Yachts Specialist today: (561) 331-5200