Just Splashed : The New Viking Yachts 72 Convertible
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The water from the Bass River near Atlantic City, New Jersey has just touched the hull of the new 72 Convertible from Viking Yachts. The 72-footer is the follow-up model to the 80 Convertible which made a very successful debut this past year and has already had several hulls sold. The excitement around the 72 will help the Viking Yacht Company continue its established reign as the undisputed leader in building tournament-ready sportfishers. Viking’s singular goal to build a better boat every day has resulted in an unyielding mission by the talented craftsmen that construct these works of art, and its that commitment to excellence that keeps Viking as the world’s leader in the marine industry. The 72′ Convertible is just one success story from this unrivaled passion that offers ground-breaking performance, style, and engineering. For those that still wish to hunt on the open blue-water in style and luxurious comfort, there is no better choice in Convertible sportfish in the 70′ to 80′ range. If you are interested in learning more about building your own custom Viking Yachts 72 with the help of an expert professional at HMY Yachts, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Having a yacht sales professional guide you through the build process in conjunction with the factory will result in a great experience. Both open and enclosed bridge versions can deliver later in 2016.
As you can see below, the standard open-bridge accommodations layout has four staterooms each with its own 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. While the Viking 72 Convertible offers plenty of hardcore fishing amenities, it also features a well thought-out design meant to keep its passengers enjoying their time on the water and comfortable when not battling a marlin. The open bridge offers plenty of seating for all passengers with large bench seats that offer amazing 360 degree views.
Rendering of the 4-stateroom layout:
Rendering of the Open Bridge Salon:
Rendering of the Open Bridge:
As with all Viking models, there is also an Enclosed Bridge version offering more protection from the weather than the Convertible-style with a few small differences. 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-shape sofa, a cocktail table, refrigeration, and an entertainment center. An open galley, an L-shape sofa and crossover berths in the forward stateroom layout also are available. The day head is standard on both versions.
Specifications of the new Viking Yachts 72 Convertible:
Length Overall (LOA): 72′ 8″ (22.15 m)
Beam: 20′ 0″ (6.1 m)
Draft: 5′ 10″ (1.78 m)
Gross Weight*: 137,158 lbs (62,214 kg)
Fuel Capacity: 2,672 gal (10,115 l)
Water Capacity: 362 gal (1,370 l)
Cockpit Area: 209 sq. ft (19.4 sq m)
*Standard Fuel Load