Just Splashed : The Viking Yachts 93 Motor Yacht
Updated: October 17, 2017
The impressive Viking 93 Motor Yacht left Viking headquarters in New Gretna, New Jersey, last week on a course for Florida, signaling the successful completion of a 2-1/2-year endeavor to build the biggest-ever yacht in the company's 53-year history. The 93 Motor Yacht will head to the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach and then further south to make her world debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which runs from Wednesday, November 1, through Sunday, November 5.
The enclosed bridge, accessed from the salon and lower aft deck, features a spectacular center helm with a Stidd helm chair and flanking Stidd companion seating. Navigation and communication systems from Viking's subsidiary Atlantic Marine Electronics ensure turnkey delivery. The captain can expect excellent sightlines from a glare-free helm that's ergonomically friendly and intelligently laid out.
The formal dining area is simply gorgeous with space for eight features a table with solid walnut trim and stainless steel inlays. Electric-powered blinds allow you to control the ammounts natural light.
The privately accessed full-beam master stateroom features a king-size bed, hullside windows, a surround-sound entertainment system with a 65-inch flatscreen TV, a walk-in closet, a port-side vanity and a starboard table with two chairs and an ensuite head.
The forward VIP stateroom offers guests a queen walk-around bed with an overhead skylight with hatch and screen shade, dual maple-lined hanging lockers and an ensuite head.
Down in the engine roome, th V-drive configuration allows the twin MTU Series 2000 V12 M96L (1,945 MHP) diesels to sit farther aft, resulting in a very smooth, dry ride. Viking enginerooms are mechanical masterpieces from the polished ceiling to the thoughtful installation of systems for easy access.
Updated: September 26, 2017
Excitement is mounting as we all count down the days remaining until the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show running November 1 - 5. Not only is FLIBS a boat show of epic proportions in the yachting capital of the world, but it is also the event where the Viking Yachts 93 Motor Yacht will take center stage as she makes her world premiere. New and stunning images of Viking's largest yacht ever built have just been released and the sneak peak showcases the vessel's many fantastic and expansive social areas.
The captain commands the 93 Motor Yacht from the center helm on the enclosed bridge, which offers exceptional visibility in every direction. Guests will be just as pleased with this space where a large powered sunroof can be opened to allow the sunshine and sea breeze to flow in as they relax on the spacious L-shaped sofa.
For an additional entertainment space, exit the enclosed bridge to the upper aft deck through the bi-folding, stainless-steel-framed glass door opens to the upper aft deck. A bar with four stools, a corner sink, a grill and storage are set up under the shade of the enclosed bridge's overhang. A sturdy, high stainless-steel rail surrounds the perimeter of the custom teak-covered deck which has the room for an abundance of outdoor furniture.
The theme throughout the 93 MY is spacious and open and the salon's atmosphere reflects just that offering a U-shaped seating area with two end tables, a cocktail table, a home entertainment center with pop-up 65-inch flatscreen TV and a formal dining area for eight.
The country-kitchen style galley is forward on the main deck and features large wraparound windows for perfect ammounts of natural light. Four fixed bar stools with footrests surround a bi-level island counter, and all the latest appliances and kitchen conveniences, including a 7-foot-tall Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, are well-arranged throughout the space.
The view from the foredeck coupled with the comfortable padded seating and lounges, will be sure to lure guests to this space for more outdoor enjoyment. Under-seat compartments offer additional storage space.
Updated: September 5, 2017
Viking's most monumental boatbuilding endeavor in their 5 decade history is now inching closer and closer to total completion. The 93 Tri-Deck Motor Yacht, the largest vessel the iconic shipyard has ever commissioned, features five plush staterooms, seven heads, private crew quarters for three, a roomy country-kitchen style galley, two salons and two aft decks with outdoor bars and seating. The finishing touches are fully in motion as the boat is prepped to debut at the Annual Viking Dealer Meeting and Sea Trial Event starting on September 11.
Sealing the deal is Viking's 30-ton crane as it lowers the enclosed bridge's fiberglass-framed electrically powered sunroof into place.
High bow rails and wide sidedecks on the 93 MY's foredeck increase the vessel's overall safety. Teak walking areas have been installed with meticulous attention to detail and certainly complement the space giving it a sharp look. Two centerline foredeck hatches open by way of stainless steel gas pistons, revealing plenty of storage areas. Padded seating will be added, making this an ideal location for enjoying the sun and picturesque ocean views.
The full-beam master stateroom boasts artfully shaped hull-side windows that draw in an abundance of natural light, and LED lights are recessed in the headliner. A vanity and storage drawers are provided at port side, and the master head features a tiled shower stall with a glass door and satin nickel fixtures.
As with all the latest Viking models, the engineroom of the 93 MY sports a bright white Awlgrip finish for maximum visibility and easier maintenance. With a pair of state-of-the-art 12-cylinder MTU diesels (1,945MHP), the 93 MY's performance has been noted as outstanding in all areas, including speed and range.
Updated: August 9, 2017
Viking Yacht Company President and CEO Pat Healey said it best when he described the new Viking Yachts 93 Motor Yacht as a "mini mega-yacht". Without a doubt that is a spot-on portrayl of the company's incredible flagship vessel. The recently completed tri-level yacht offers outstanding amounts of space throughout with a salon on the enclosed flybridge, a salon on the main deck, an aft deck on the main entrance level and an aft deck on the bridge level. Below deck, the Viking 93 MY features a spectacular five stateroom layout, a feat rarely accomplished on a 93 footer. Because of the incredible volume found on this yacht, Pat expects owners looking to buy in the 115'-120' range to instead opt for the New Jersey built Viking 93. As Pat reflected on the past two and a half years spent building the 93 he was thrilled that his team achieved their predictions such as a 23.5 knot cruise and a 27 plus top end saying it is wonderful when you are able to see the finished product do exactly what you wanted it to do.
Updated: July 26, 2017
Earlier this month the first Viking Yachts 93 Motor Yacht was taken out for a sea trial and during her test run she recorded some fantastic numbers, clocking in at 27-plus knots top end with a cruising speed of 23.5 knots. Viking's President and CEO Pat Healy said of the 93's performance, "I'm very pleased. We nailed it."
Initial data from the sea trial reveals that the 93 Motor Yacht has a range of around 450 nautical miles from 20 to 23 knots with 12-cylinder MTU diesels (1,945MHP). At about 12 knots, her range increases to about 730 nautical miles. "If you're out on the water and get the urge to head to Bermuda, you've got the legs to get there," says Pat.
The vessel boasts a five-stateroom, seven-head layout with crew quarters that can accommodate three, a huge country-kitchen style galley, two salons and two aft decks with outdoor seating and wet bars. "What I like about this boat is the tremendous amount of room you have aft of the forward galley on the main deck and the bridge on the upper deck," Pat continues.
A private unveiling of the 93 motor yacht will take place at the Viking Dealer Meeting and Sea Trial Event, September 11-13 in Atlantic City, New Jersey and HMY Yacht Sales will be in attendance. Not long after, the boat will make its world premier at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, November 1-5.
Updated: July 13, 2017
July 6th marked a very momentous day for the legendary Viking Yacht Company as their 93 Motor Yacht, the largest yacht the company has ever built, was put to the test on her first sea trial. How did she do? According to Senior Project Engineer Bill Gibbons her first performance was "spectacular". Powered by twin 1,945-hp MTU Series 2000 V12 M96L diesels, this amazing tri-deck vessel combines the exhillharating performance of a convertible sportfish with the comfortable accommodations of a motor yacht. The 93 MY features a 24-foot, 4-inch beam, allowing for five staterooms and five heads, two expansive salons, a spacious forward galley, storage for a tender and ideal crew quarters.
To succeed in the design and construction of the world's greatest sportfish and motor yachts you need to have a solid and talented team putting forth the effort, and Viking Yachts certainly has that. Here are four of the key players who helped prepare the 93 MY for its sea trial. Below, from left to right: Mechanical Finish Supervisor Wilbur Blanco, Mechanical Engineer Eric Metz, Senior Project Engineer Bill Gibbons and Finish Mechanic Foreman Tom Harris.
Check out the giant props on this yacht! The Viking Yachts 93 MY featues custom Veem Interceptor propellers that turn at a rate of more than 1800 rpm at WOT, thanks to their reduction ratio selection, which is optimized for this vessel.
Updated: June 28, 2017
Last week, the Viking Yachts 93 Motor Yacht waved goodbye to the production facility where she came to life for a final time and she now patiently waits to perform her first sea trial which will be conducted after the Fourth of July weekend. The Viking team is understandably fired up about their largest yacht-to-date's maiden voyage. President and CEO Pat Healey Pat Healey calls the 93 a "super-sized" motor yacht. "Everything from the engineroom to the staterooms to the showers to the galley to the salon is big, accommodating and comfortable. In this country and in all of the Americas, people like big, and that's what we're giving them."
Transporting the 214,000 lb, 93 foot motor yacht from her cradles to the prep dock, Viking had to use thier 150-ton Travelift which weighs a whopping 105,000 pounds itself and moves at a slow but steady pace of 100 feet per minute. At 33 feet tall the machine has an inside clearance width of 28 feet.
Maximum on board security is provided to guests by the Viking 93's wide teak-covered sidedecks and high railing. The foredeck will certainly be a favorite place to enjoy time outdoors with ample padded seating and lounges that house exansive storage compartments beneath. One more hatch lid is to be installed before the entire area is fully finished.
The spacious galley was built with walnut hardwoods and veneers and it is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances, such as a Miele four-burner cooktop and Miele convection oven below, a separate Miele Speed Oven and a full-size Sub-Zero stand-up refrigerator/freezer. A 32-inch Samsung HD TV is perched in the corner, in perfect view for guests sitting at the galley's island. Caesarstone tops all of the countertops.
The Viking 93 MY went back for another dip in the water on June 26 so her engines could be turned over. She'll be hauled out one last time and then launched again for the long-awaited sea trial in early July. Viking will hold a private showing of the 93 MY at the Viking Dealer Meeting and Sea Trial Event, September 11-13 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. If you're as excited as we are to see this motor yacht masterpiece in person, be sure to head to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show starting November 1, 2017, where she will make her public debut.
Updated : June 14, 2017
Two weeks ago, the extraordinary Viking Yachts 93 Motor Yacht got her feet wet in the Bass River for the first time. Once she exited Viking's New Gretna production facility which she has called home since construction began last fall, the first order of business for the 93 was to introduce her to the water and give her some fuel. It took a day and a half to fill her up with the maximum capacity of 3,150 gallons of diesel.
Once topped off and free from the lift straps, the 93 Motor Yacht was moved to the middle of the basin. While floating, Viking production, design and engineering teams on board tested her systems and confirmed measurements. This boat is as beautiful as she is big, tipping the scales at 213,318 pounds with an overall length of 93' 5" and a generous beam of 24' 4". For now she proudly holds the title as the largest yacht Viking has ever built.
After recording her remarkable measurements, the 93 was hauled back into the plant to recieve the finishing touches before her official launch and startup. The Viking 93 (bow in, right side) will be back at it in the water later this month. "We'll turn the engines over for the first time and take her through an initial sea trial to record performance numbers, run the systems and basically check everything," says Al Uhl, Viking Vice President of Manufacturing.
Updated : June 7, 2017
After months on the production line, full steam ahead, hull number one of the Viking Yacht Company's flagship vessel, the Viking 93 Motor Yacht, has splashed for the first time. It has been announced that this luxury motor yacht of epic proportions will be making her highly-anticipated world premier at the 58th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November 2017.
From start to finish, Viking's latest and largest project to date cruised down the production line at a steady pace. There's nothing quite like watching a 93 foot luxury vessel come together on a production line, and it has been incredible to witness each construction milestone as this amazing motor yacht was brought to life.
Updated: May 31, 2017
Looking more and more like the highly-anticipated finished product with every passing day, the Viking Yachts 93 Motor Yacht is an impressive site to behold from all vantage points.
With a proud raked bow, sharp entry and significant amount of freeboard, the Viking's flagship motor yacht will, once complete, offer an exceptionally smooth and seaworthy ride ensuring guests and crew travel from one destination to the next in ultimate comfort.
From the stainless steel gas pistons holding open the two centerline foredeck hatches that transform into sun pads to the stunning tear drop hull-side windows that span the length of the owner's suite, the attention to detail that Viking's team of talented shipwrights puts forth into the vessel is clear to see.
Draft has been maximized and drag reduced by mounting rudders, running gear and props on the inside of the hull pockts. The hydraulic lifts for the spacious swim platform are mounted outboard of each pocket.
This image illustrates the enormity of just how much interior volume is to be found in the 93 MY's enclosed bridge with the salon taking center stage. For this space like all others on the the vessel, the goal of Viking designers and engineers was to plan interior accommodations and the centerline helm station by taking advantage of the upper deck's vast size while balancing visual quality with intended purposes. The large windows, ample sunroof and perfectly placed overhead lightting combine to create a welcoming and bright space.
Updated: April 20, 2017
The 93 Motor Yacht now stands as the largest Viking yacht ever built at the New Gretna facility and she will launch in late summer in preparation for a private unveiling to the dealer network in September in Atlantic City. Following the private debut will be the world premiere of the Viking 93 Motor Yacht at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November 2017. The crafstmen at Viking are hard at work and the motor yacht is taking shape right on schedule. Below you can check out the amazing progress being made on this luxury motor yacht of epic proportions with exclusive photo and video updates of each milestone in Viking's build process.
The foredeck of the 93 Motor Yacht is home to a vast island configuration sun lounge, one of many alluring areas designed for total relaxation and comfort. The area is functional, too, with a mulititue of storage compartments.
With it's expansive, artfully contoured hull-side windows you can easily see the Viking 93 MY is designed to bring the outdoors in. An abundance of natural light will flood into the spacious salon with its luxury amenities that include a leather-appointed lounge area and a formal dinner table with seating for eight guests.
In galley, which is located foward, several of its main components are now in place or will soon be ready to for installation, such as the island counter, cabinetry, and high-end appliances.
Updated: March 23, 2017
This incredible video gives a look inside the process of installing the Viking 93 Motor Yacht's deck house, which gives the tri-deck vessel its distinctive appearance.
The upper level of the 93 Motor Yacht serves as the enclosed bridge deck, which combines the helm and upper salon areas. The exansive aft deck will be dedicated to outdoor enjoyment with lounges, wet bar, electric grill, alfresco dining table, and casual seating.
Even in this early stage of the construction game, you are completely aware of the spaciousness of the salon. In the coming weeks this space will come together with beautiful walnut joinery that will create a welcoming atmosphere, while the large windows will bring in lots of light and panoramic views.
The Viking Yachts 93 Motor Yacht with the deckhouse in place.
Updated: March 8, 2017
Consistently at the forefront of innovation in the yachting industry, the Viking Yacht Company has officially launched their latest project - the development of the totally new Viking Yachts 93 Motor Yacht. Over the past two years, the world-renown shipyard headquartered in New Jersey has made a big splash with their re-entrance into the motor yacht arena with the debuts of the Viking 75 Motor Yacht and more recently the Viking 82 Cockpit Motor Yacht. The new 93 Motor Yacht will now stand as the fleet's flagship and it promises to make a fabulous addition to the wildly successful series. While the design of the Viking 82 CPMY was entirely based on the first-born Viking 75 motor yacht, the 93 Motor yacht is a fresh concept and brings a completely new project to the table.
The Viking 93 is a tri-deck motor yacht that boasts a spacious beam of 24.2 feet and a maximum draft of 5.9 feet. It features a fantastic, enclosed skylounge that will provide a climate-controlled observation area perfect for taking in the views and socializing in utmost comfort. For now, further details on the 93 motor yacht are being kept under wraps, with the layout and accommodations still open to customization, but the engine set-up has been confirmed.
Power will come from a pair of 1,920hp MTU V12 2000 M96Ls, which Viking estimates will propel the 93 to a top speed of just under 27 knots and a cruising speed of around 24 knots. Currently, the hull of the first 93 Motor Yacht has just completed the infusion process on the production line and is on schedule to be launched in August of 2017. The legendary shipyard has stated that it has plans to showcase the first Viking 93 motor yacht for public viewing at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
There is a lot of large-scale yacht build activity going on at the Viking Yachts plant with several other big projects currently underway including the 92 Enclosed Bridge Double Barrel, which is nearing completion for a repeat client. The industry-leading boat builder plans to launch an extraordinary grand total of 17 yachts measuring more than 78 feet in length overall in 2017, and that number includes nine hulls in the very popular Viking 92 sportfish line.