Viking 64 Convertible: HMY Boat Report
Viking’s new 64 C is destined to become the dominant sportfishing yacht in her class.
Introduced at the 2021 Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show, the second generation Viking 64 Convertible (the original Viking 64 C ran from 2006–10) is nothing short of sportfishing excellence. Like all Viking convertibles, the 64 C is designed to function equally well as a tournament-winning offshore runner and world-class cruising yacht with the amenities and technology one expects in a Viking. For the sportfishing enthusiast, the new 64 Convertible is perhaps the most exciting new Viking introduction in years.
Viking’s designers have given the 64 Convertible a four-stateroom accommodation plan as luxurious, spacious, and plush as the company’s motor yachts. With a push of a button, the electric-powered salon door slides open to reveal the 64’s vast open-plan salon. The portside dinette seats four on a raised platform with pull-out rod stowage beneath. A comfortable L-shaped lounge sits aft of the galley breakfast bar/counter around a teak table. The galley has granite countertops and barstool seating, two Sub-Zero fridges and a freezer, a four-burner electric cooktop, and a microwave/convection oven — all standard.
Below, both the master and forward staterooms feature queen-size walkaround berths with storage underneath, HD TVs, and ensuite heads. There is also an optional crossover berth arrangement for the forward cabin. The master suite on the starboard side features his/hers hanging lockers, a credenza, end tables, and an HD TV. The port side is dedicated to a guest cabin (aft) with side-by-side berths and a crew stateroom (forward) with over/under berths.
The 64 has an uncluttered 180 square-foot cockpit with mezzanine seating covered by a flybridge overhang with optional air conditioning. Standard fishing features include flush-mounted rod holders, fresh and raw water washdowns, a transom fish box/live well, and port and starboard insulated fish boxes. Freezer and cooler spaces are provided under the mezzanine seating, and the centerline lazarette hatch opens nearly 90 degrees for easy access to the available Seakeeper 26 as well as the steering, trim tabs, and drain pumps.
Optional 1,825hp Caterpillar — or MTU 12V 2000 (2,002hp) — engines cruise at 35 knots (38–40 knots top). The standard engine package consists of a pair of V-12 MANs rated at 1,550hp. The 64 C’s hull is a modified V with no keel and a fine entry forward, transitioning to about 15 degrees of deadrise at the transom.
- Length Overall: 63’10”
- Beam: 18’11”
- Draft: 5’7”
- Weight: 99,738 lbs.
- Fuel: 2,201 gals.
- Water: 302 gals.
- Cockpit: 180 sq. ft.