Unveiling the Viking 82: Setting New Standards in Sportfishing Yachts

Unveiling the Viking 82: Setting New Standards in Sportfishing Yachts

By Kimberly Smith   April 10, 2024

In the world of sportfishing yachts, where innovation meets passion and performance, one name has consistently stood above the rest: The Viking Yacht Company. With a legacy spanning 60 years, Viking has continually raised the bar in design, engineering, and craftsmanship. Their latest accomplishment, the Viking 82, is a testament to their commitment to excellence and their unwavering dedication to meeting the needs of seasoned anglers and yachting enthusiasts worldwide.

Building Upon Success

The Viking 82 emerges as a triumph of refinement and performance, building upon the remarkable success of its predecessor, the Viking 80. With a meticulous focus on customer feedback and a wealth of experience garnered from multiple Viking 80 demo boats, the 82 is primed to set new benchmarks in the world of sportfishing yachts. The Viking 82 will be available in three configurations, the 82 Convertible, 82 Enclosed Bridge and 82 Sky Bridge.

Pat Healey, President and CEO of Viking Yacht Company, proudly asserts, “We’ve taken a boat that has been proclaimed by the sportfishing community as the most successful 80-foot sportfish boat ever and improved upon it. And like every new model, the 82 is going to be bad-ass – another industry leader.”

A Legacy of Excellence

Viking's dominance in the realm of large sportfishing yachts is undeniable. With over 110 convertibles over 80 feet delivered and a track record of innovation and success, Viking continues to set the standard for the industry. The introduction of the Viking 82 further solidifies their position as the premier builder of the world’s biggest convertible sportfishing yachts.

The Sky Bridge variation of the Viking 82.

Unrivaled Design and Performance

From bow to stern, the Viking 82 exudes sophistication and power. With a length overall of nearly 83 feet, its sleek profile and distinctive Viking traits make it an unmistakable presence on the water. But it's not just about looks; the 82 boasts unparalleled performance, thanks to cutting-edge design and engineering.

Utilizing Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technology, the Viking design and engineering team optimized every aspect of the 82's performance. From trim angle to hydrodynamic resistance, no detail was overlooked in the pursuit of perfection. Equipped with twin 2635MHP MTU 16V 2000 M96Ls and the Advanced Viking Propulsion System, the 82 delivers exhilarating speeds of up to 42 knots at full load, without compromising on comfort or efficiency.

Luxury Meets Functionality

Step aboard the Viking 82, and you'll be greeted by an unparalleled blend of luxury and functionality. The cockpit, spanning nearly 230 square feet, offers ample space for both fishing and relaxation. New to the 82, a lounge bench seat has been added to the stbd side of the mezzanine seating area, giving those observing extra creature comforts.With features like a transom door, lift gate, and full-length in-deck fish boxes, the 82 is engineered for success on the tournament circuit.

Venture to the flybridge, and you'll discover a helm designed for maximum visibility and comfort. Anchored by a walkaround center console and equipped with state-of-the-art electronics , supplied by Viking's subsidiary- AME, the flybridge puts you in control with effortless precision. Whether you prefer the openness of the open bridge model or the climate-controlled comfort of the enclosed bridge, the Viking 82 offers a configuration to suit every preference.

Open Bridge Convertible variation of the Viking 82.

Elegant Accommodations

Below deck, the Viking 82 exudes luxury and sophistication. Crafted with horizontal-grain natural walnut and adorned with premium finishes, the interior is a testament to Viking's commitment to quality. With five generously appointed staterooms, including a full-beam master suite, the 82 offers unparalleled comfort for extended voyages.

Engineering Excellence

Behind the scenes, the Viking 82 boasts many engineering innovations designed to enhance reliability and performance. From the gleaming Snow White Awlgrip engine room to the Centralized Seawater System.

With the announcement of the Viking 82, Viking Yachts once again proves why they are the undisputed leader in the world of sportfishing yachts. Combining unrivaled performance, luxurious accommodations, and engineering excellence, the 82 sets a new standard for excellence in the industry. As it makes its world premiere at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Viking 82 is poised to capture the hearts and imaginations of anglers and yachting enthusiasts around the globe.

For more information, please contact an HMY Viking Specialist: 561-331-5200.

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