The Viking 80 Convertible is a luxurious fishing machine that with its sleek styling showcases impeccable lines. This boat is a great cross between a sportfish and a motor yacht as it is heavily equipped for some serious fishing, but has well-appointed accommodations similar to motor yachts.
The Viking 80’s cockpit is 216 square feet of every fisherman’s dream! This cockpit is extremely equipped and ready for fishing with a transom door, freezer, tackle storage, general storage, fish wells, live well capacity, ice chest, and a chill box. Just up from the cockpit is the mezzanine, a perfect place to watch all the fishing action!
Entering through electronic sliding doors you will be marveled by the interior on the Viking 80 Convertible as with its 21’ 5” beam, the space feels abundant. The salon features gorgeous satin walnut joinery and leather appointments. A day head that is perfect for when you’re out fishing. In the salon there is also a J-lounge and coffee table and just opposite is a walnut cabinet that houses a 60in TV on an electronic lift.
Viking has utilized the space in the galley very nicely. The galley has a good amount of pantry space with a walk-in pantry. The space is also utilized nicely with under counter refrigeration. The 80 Convertible features a double sink, an electronic stovetop, and a second dining area with bar stools. To the starboard of the galley is a raised dinette for dinning that has a dual purpose; it is rod storage for 80 pound outfits.
The Viking 80 Convertible features five spacious staterooms and five heads below deck. The full beam master suite is stunning with a king size walk-around bed, beautiful woodwork, and attention to detail. The en-suite master head is generously spacious featuring double sinks, shower stall, and toilet. The port and forward staterooms feature queen walk-around beds and their own spacious en-suite head with fiberglass shower stall. The two starboard staterooms feel surprisingly spacious thanks to the use of sliding entrance doors. These staterooms feature upper and lower berths with their own en-suite heads as well. The washer and dryer on the 80 Convertible are located below deck in the companionway.
The fly bridge is the place to be while underway as it has lots of seating and some of the best views on the boat. It features a center console helm station, U-shaped lounge with a table, and lounges along the port and starboard side. Each seating section has rod storage below. As a bonus it also a refrigerated box with a sink and freshwater outlet.
The Viking 80 Convertible is powered with tier 3 MTU Series 2000 V16 M96L engines each developing 2,635 mhp with Blue Vision controls and display monitors, Viking’s tank testing calculations indicate a top speed in excess of 40 knots with an effortless high 30 knot cruise, depending upon load, sea conditions and ambient environmental factors. Mechanically, the 80 Convertible shares a number of technical features proven time and time again by Viking.
Viking has done a spectacular job on designing the Viking 80 Convertible and is already a proven fish raiser, winning the first tournament its ever fished, The Challenge Cup with four blue marlin and six white marlin releases.
The Viking 80 Convertible will be making her debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show November 5-9th at the Viking Display on the D-Dock.