Ready to prove once again that Viking is the world leader in sportfish boatbuilding, the new Viking Yachts 68 Convertible emerges from the New Gretna, New Jersey, manufacturing plant last week, revealing her splendid Shimmering Blue hull.
Our 70-ton Travelift carries the 115,306-pound, four-stateroom yacht to the make-ready dock where she will be prepared for sea trials. The first 68 C is powered with twin optional 1945-hp MTU Series 2000 V12 M96Ls.
Finish Mechanic Foreman Tom Harris directs the Travelift into position so the 68 C can be lowered into the basin. The photo shows the 68 C’s sharp entry, variable deadrise and bow flare, which are just some of the design traits that give the boat a smooth, dry and stable ride.
The 68 C will be shown at our invitational 22nd Annual VIP Boat Show Preview at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida. Viking’s new 82 Cockpit Motor Yacht with enclosed bridge, which is pictured to the right of the 68 C, will also be on display at the February 2-3 event.
The 68 C settles in for the night in this twilight photograph that captures the yacht’s bold but elegant profile. For more information on the 68 Convertible or any other Viking sportfishing or motor yacht please contact your SI Yachts Viking Specialist.