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Viking announces new 68C model – Another legendary boat


Viking – world number 1 sportfishing motoryachts builder from New Gretna, NJ,USA, continues its dominance of the sportfishing yacht industry with the announcement of the 68C, a four-stateroom blue-water convertible with unmatched performance, bulletproof construction, luxury interior accommodations and cutting-edge propulsion and boat control technologies. The 68C is designed and engineered to function equally as well as a tournament-ready offshore runner and as a cruising yacht. Anglers do battle in a 176-square-foot cockpit, while guests can watch from an air-conditioned observation mezzanine. The boat is engineered for the installation of a Seakeeper gyro stabilizer, which heightens comfort during both fishing and cruising activities. “The 68 is another legendary boat in a long line of fishing boats for Viking in the 60-foot and 70-foot range,” Viking President and CEO Patrick Healey said during the announcement of the boat at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. “No one is doing the job we are doing today in this size range. We’re just crushing it.”

A high-gloss walnut finish decorates the entire interior, and the salon is a blueprint of intelligent form and function, utilizing the 19 ft. 2 in. beam to its full potential. With a layout that puts the companionway to port, the starboard master stateroom is nearly the full beam of the boat. The crew quarters are discretely located, accessed via a separate set of steps off the companionway. An aggressively raked stem, gently sloping sheer, swept-back black-masked windshield and flying bridge brow present a powerful yet elegant picture.

The flybridge holds the legendary center console helm with superb visibility to all quarters. The 68 Convertible will be shown at Viking invitational 22nd Annual VIP Boat Show Preview, February 2-3, 2018, at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida. She will make her world premiere at the Miami Yacht Show on Collins Avenue February 15-19 February, 2018.

Please contact your local Simpson Marine broker or contact us at Viking@simpsonmarine.com to explore the possibility of having your own Viking masterpiece in Asia and enjoy our waters on a solid, comfortable and powerful yacht.

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