Viking 68-055 Build Update

Viking 68-055 Build Update

By Kimberly Smith   April 17, 2024

Hull 68-055 (Hull #55) is an open bridge convertible that has a commanding presence even before completion. After completing the start-up stage when all systems are tested onboard and the vessel goes out for its initial seatrials, the boat has now been hauled out to receive its custom gap tower from Palm Beach Towers. During the initial sea trials with her twin MTU Series 12V2000 M96X that are rated at 2002MHP a piece – 68-055 ran like a true battlewagon.  

The cockpit onboard this 68 will surpass any angler’s expectations, with all the important options such as an Eskimo Ice Chipper, ample refrigeration throughout such as a refrigerated sole fish box on the port side, and mezzanine air conditioning in the overhang. The captain and crew will appreciate the open bridge on 68-055, especially the custom helm layout. The helm layout is the same as a 64 convertible, with a full flush mounted helm console that gives the captain easy access to all the electronics bocatech switches. Most notably, however, the forward helm seating is a full sun lounge, which gives guests the ability to stretch out their legs on the ride out to the fishing grounds.  

This helm layout is extremely rare and sets 68-055 apart from the rest of the 68 fleet. HMY is also excited about the décor onboard 68-055. With a high gloss finished walnut wood package with a horizontal wood grain orientation, the mix of blues and whites throughout provides a nice compliment to each other and overall, a classic feel to the vessel. 68-055 will be completed in New Gretna by June and ready to deliver to someone lucky for the summer tournament season.  

Contact your New Viking Product Team member today to learn more about this excellent opportunity! (561) 331-5200

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