HMY’s Top 10 Viking Sportfishing Yachts to Prepare for Tournament Season

HMY’s Top 10 Viking Sportfishing Yachts to Prepare for Tournament Season

By HMY Contributor   January 24, 2023

Dust off your kites, anglers: Kite-fishing season is upon us. Starting in winter and lasting through April, sailfish kite fishing affords enthusiasts the ideal opportunity to prepare for upcoming tournaments. If kite-fishing isn’t your bread and butter, we’re here for the trolling and dead bait tournament fishing too!  Whether you’re gearing up to hook into some sailfish this tournament season in South Florida, or traveling to catch other billfish in a tournament in the Bahamas or Northeast, a turnkey Viking sportfishing yacht will have you ready for the tournament circuits this year.   

Here’s a list of our top ten picks that are available now and will get you on the water fast:


#1. 2018 Viking 52 Sport Tower “Family Tradition”

Featuring upgraded twin MAN V12-1400 engines, a Garmin display, bow thruster, and a stunning teak cockpit and mezzanine, this sportfishing yacht has everything an angler could want or need. The engines have 700 hours and come with the MAN Extended Service Protection Plan, which is good through May 20th or 2,500 hours. Contact HMY Yacht Sales Professional Patrick Kelly at 561-723-9300 or [email protected] to learn more.  


#2. 2008 Viking 54 Convertible “Off Ice”

An economical offshore fishing vessel that strategically uses every inch of space, “Off Ice” creates a comfortable experience for anglers and guests alike. She’s powered by MAN 1550 CRM engines with five-blade props with the ability to hit a cruising speed of 30 knots. Contact HMY Yacht Sales Professional Scott Levin at 772-263-1208 or [email protected] for more information.  


#3. 2018 Viking 72 Enclosed Bridge “50 Caliber”

Featuring a four stateroom/four head layout as well as a luxurious enclosed flybridge, “50 Caliber” is packed with fishing equipment to delight any angler. On board you’ll find three KEP 19” glass bridge monitors, Furuno 96-mile radar, a Palm Beach Towers Tuna Tower, and Rupp 43’ Riggs Outriggers with a hydraulic package. For more details, contact HMY Yacht Sales Professional Steve Moynihan at [email protected].


#4. 2001 Viking 61 Convertible “Valentine”

“Valentine” has received a series of recent updates, making her one of the most desirable 61-foot fishing yachts available today. The yacht was upgraded with MTU 12V2000 Titan 1480 hp engines in 2019, along with new 21W Onan generators and fresh paint jobs with ceramic coating. Contact HMY Yacht Sales Professional Greg Hunt at 561-926-8017 or [email protected] for more details.    


#5. 2022 Viking 54 Sport Tower “Far Niente”

Brimming with factory options including upgraded MAN 12V 1550 with just over 200 hours, twin Onan generators, and SeaKeeper 16, “Far Niente” boasts extended warranties for the ultimate peace of mind. With a Palm Beach Tower, hydraulic outriggers, and Garmin electronics, she’s well-equipped to navigate competitive fishing events. For more information, contact HMY Yacht Sales Professional Greg Hunt at 561-926-8017 or [email protected].    


#6. 2016 Viking 62 Convertible “Business”

With a four stateroom, three head layout, “Business” maximizes functionality with a galley, dinette, and salon on her main level. She’s powered by upgraded MTU 12V 2000 M96L engines and features an MTU joystick, new SeaKeeper 26, and a Palm Beach Towers tuna tower. Contact HMY Yacht Sales Professional Jeff Creary at 305-394-3429 or [email protected] for more details.  


#7. 2017 Viking 66 Convertible “Toro”

With custom rod and reel storage, a refrigerated port fish box, Rupp outriggers, and a Palm Beach Towers tuna tower, “Toro” is begging to see sportfishing action this season. Her spacious layout features four staterooms and four heads, as well as a well-appointed salon and galley. HMY Yacht Sales Professional Mark Mitchell (407-435-6982 or [email protected]) has all the details.  


#8. 2007 Viking 52 Express “In the Game”

Ready to “get in the game” this tournament season? This Viking will take you there, with spacious seating for anglers and guests, a Palm Beach Towers tuna tower, and a robust AME electronics package. Contact HMY Yacht Sales Professional Greg Hunt at 561-926-8017 or [email protected] for more details.    


#9. 2021 Viking 48 Convertible “Ella Bella”

Featuring a tournament-style flybridge and MAN 1200 CRM engines with just 320 hours, “Ella Bella” is a real beauty for anglers. Her recessed in-deck fish boxes, hydraulic outriggers, rod holders and electric teaser reels will have you tournament-ready in time for tournament season. Contact HMY Yacht Sales Professional Dough Donohue at 954-914-4303 or [email protected] to learn more.    


#10. 2012 Viking 42 Express “Dreadnought II”

The impressive “Dreadnought II” brings exceptional maneuverability to your sportfishing experience. As luxurious as she is sporty, this Viking has a home theater system, Palm Beach Tower, and stunning custom accents throughout its cockpit and helm. Reach out to HMY Yacht Sales Professional Forrest Robertson (561-281-2122 or [email protected]) for more information.  


Learn More About the Entire Viking Lineup 

If you’re ready to learn more about our full range of previously-owned or brand-new Viking yachts available for sale, our Viking team is ready to assist you. Email a Viking specialist at [email protected] or get in touch by calling 561-331-5200.

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