April 1, 2014 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Viking Yacht Company, founded by brothers Bill and Bob Healey. What began as a small builder of wooden boats has become the world's leader in the design and manufacturing of high-performance, luxury convertible sport fishing yachts.
We have many events planned for our Viking Golden Anniversary celebration stretching out over the coming year and we kick off with an exciting new Viking fishing tournament in Key West April 2-5, 2014.
This tournament will be open to all of your Viking clients with a special twist to make it what we call a Family Fishing Funament. This tournament is about FUN and we aim to bring as many families together as we can to enjoy the fishing, the camaraderie, the great Conch cooking and the spirit of family togetherness aboard Viking yachts.
Unlike hardcore tournaments, the Viking Golden will have as many opportunities to win as there are participants. And there is no money to win, just lots of fun, a great time to remember and being a part of this historic event. We are still working out some details, but there will be categories for sails and groupers, snappers and barracuda, marlin and tuna, tarpon and snook and just about everything and anything that your clients are likely to catch. Maybe even something for the fish they miss. We promise an Award Dinner the likes of which you have probably never seen before, and one you will never forget. After all, you are only 50 once!
We have contacted four Key West marinas (A & B Marina, The Galleon, Conch Harbor, Key West Bight) to secure dockage and hope you will attend this very special event. More information will follow shortly, but in the meantime, please begin contacting your Viking owners today to alert them to call the marinas listed below to reserve a slip and save the date. Docking at these marinas is not required to enter the tournament, but they are where most of the festivities will take place. In addition, please let your clients know that even if they don't have a boat, they are more than welcome to attend the celebration, as hotels rooms also will be available to share in the fun and excitement of the dockside activities.