Prepping For Prime Time: Viking Yachts 68 C

Written By:  DLB December 5, 2017 at 4:09 pm


Updated: 01/17/2018

And she’s off! The brand-new Viking Yachts 68′ Convertible, which will be used as Viking’s winter demo boat, was put through her paces earlier this month, running strong through the Palm Beach Inlet. This video was captured as the boat was headed in after fishing in the Sailfish Club of Florida‘s annual Gold Cup.

Each year Viking designates three new demonstrator boats by season- one in the winter and two in the summer. This ensures hands-on experience that leads to innovation in all aspects of boat design, from performance and handling, to fishing features to interior accommodations and overall comfort. Building boats – and then applying them to the real world – is the formula that has fueled Viking excellence for over five decades.

Consistently running, fishing and maintaining the demo boats allows Viking to showcase their products in the environment in which they were born to perform. The Viking 68 and Viking 72 will be appointed as demonstration boats this summer. “Each demo boat is an engineering tool, a design tool, a marketing and sales tool, and a customer service tool,” says Ryan Higgins, Viking Southeast Sales Manager and Demonstrator Program Manager. “With our demos, we can show a level of commitment to our customers that you’ll only find with Viking.”

See the new 68 C demo boat and the entire sportfish and motor yacht line-up at Viking’s invitational 22nd Annual VIP Boat Show Preview February 2nd and 3rd at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida. Contact SI Yachts Viking Specialist today for more information on this exclusive event.


The Viking Yacht 68C Preps for Prime Time.

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.
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