Viking Yachts understands that innovation drives growth and is committed to its mantra to build a better boat every day by investing nearly $50 million in R&D over the last 4 years. As part of this investment, Viking introduced three new models this year, the 37 Billfish, the 44 Open and its flagship, the 93 MY; but never a company to rest on its laurels, the legendary yacht builder will introduce the Viking 68 Convertible in 2018.
The 68 Convertible will make its debut at the Viking Winter VIP and Sea Trial event on February 2-3rd at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida and then a public debut at the Miami Yacht Show on Collins Avenue on February 15th.
The Viking 68 Convertible features some of the attributes of the larger Viking Yachts yet delivers the handling and efficiency of a smaller vessel. Running on Viking’s proven hull shape with a 12.1-degree transom deadrise, the Viking 68 C delivers a soft ride in rough seas, with a 35-knot cruising speed and a top end approaching 40-plus knots. An aggressively raked stem, gently sloped sheer, swept-back black-masked windshield and flying bridge brow present a powerful yet elegant picture.
The 176-square foot cockpit provides plenty of maneuverability for the angler while the air-conditioned observation mezzanine keeps guests comfortable when watching the action below. The Viking 68 Convertible is offered with either an open or enclosed bridge.