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Best New Yachts of 2022

Best New Yachts of 2022

Combined, Viking, Princess, Valhalla, and Prestige unveiled six ground-breaking new yacht models this year that surely made waves throughout the yachting and boating industry! This medley of new models is truly refreshing, but also an exquisite reflection of the industry’s diversity. From Prestige’s first-ever catamaran and Valhalla’s flagship center console to Viking’s new sportfishing machine and Cruisers’ largest luxury outboard yacht with dual beach doors – this year was an exciting one on all fronts. Whether you’re caught up on all the latest buzz, need a refresher, or aren’t familiar with the industry – read on for a delightful recap of everything 2022 had to offer!  


2022 New Yachts – Quick Links

Viking 90  | Valhalla V55  | Cruisers 50 GLS  | Prestige M48  | Princess Y80  | Princess F65  |


Viking 90 


Previously described as the Ferrari of sportfish yachts, the Viking 90 is poised to become the next king of large sportfishing yachts. Viking’s new model will officially debut early next year at the Viking VIP followed by the Miami Boat Show, and will be formally replacing the Viking 92 moving forward. Viking’s new flagship model has improved in more ways than just one – from performance standards to technology, design, and versatility – this vessel has set the bar extremely high.   

The 90 Viking features a 224 square-foot cockpit, 6 staterooms, 7 heads, and a full-beam master stateroom, to name a few. Three new models will be available in the Viking 90 sportfish yacht: the Convertible, Enclosed Bridge, and Sky Bridge.  Learn more about the 90’Viking build process of the gel coat application, resin infusion process, and enclosed bridge production have all been completed.  

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Galati Yacht Sales is the exclusive dealer for new Viking Yachts on the Gulf Coast, Pacific Coast, and internationally with yacht brokerages in Cabo and Costa Rica. We have over 20 years of selling experience with Viking and have serviced the brand even before that. View the line-up of Viking sportfish yachts and contact our Viking specialists for more information (833)-701-0472. If you are interested in learning more about Viking’s groundbreaking 90’ sportfisher, you can check out similar articles below. 

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Valhalla V55  

Since its inception in 2019, Valhalla Boatworks has proven itself as the premier leader in high-performance luxury center consoles. Created, owned, and operated by the Viking Yacht Company — the legendary builder of the world’s finest sportfishing yachts — Valhalla Boatworks offers five unmatched center consoles that include the V-33, V-37, V-41, V-46, and V-55. The latest milestone in the evolution of the flourishing Valhalla Boatworks V Series is the incredible Valhalla 55 – the newest flagship of the fleet. 

Poised to become the industry-leading center console over 50 feet, the V55 delivers unbeatable performance, range, engineering, fishability, and luxury accommodations. The high-performance boat combines the speed, maneuverability, 360-degree on-deck access, and convenience of an outboard-powered center console with the engineering, concessions, and conveniences of a Viking sportfish. Her overall size and 15-foot 6-inch beam allow for more fuel capacity, cockpit space, on-deck seating, and interior living accommodations than any other center console in its class. She also rides on the patented Stepped-V Ventilated Tunnel (SVVT) from Michael Peters Yacht Design. 

Valhalla’s V55 was designed and manufactured with intrinsic yacht qualities, including a private stateroom with a head and separate shower. She highlights a feature-rich galley with a horizontal-grain walnut interior. She also is equip with vertically integrated aspects, including Palm Beach Towers gap towers and Atlantic Marine Electronics customized installations and engineered for Omni sonar.  

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Galati Yacht Sales is the exclusive dealer for Valhalla Boatworks on the Gulf Coast, Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Pacific Coast. If you are interested in learning more about Valhalla’s extraordinary V55, you can check out similar articles below, or contact a Galati Yacht Sales Valhalla Specialist today (833)-701-0954. Regardless of whether you plan to fish, cruise, or are searching for a tender, a certified Galati yacht broker can walk you through all the options so that your days on the water become some of the best memories of your life. View the line-up of Valhalla Boatworks V-Series center consoles.
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Cruisers 50 GLS 

Cruisers Yachts, known for their American-made, midsize luxury pleasure yachts, announced earlier this year that a brand-new model will be added to their GLS line. Quickly following this exciting announcement, the 50 GLS made its global debut in 2022 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The 50 GLS is now the largest of Cruisers’ adventure-seeking GLS outboard boats. 

The 50 GLS features relaxing bow seating, dinette seating accompanying an ample exterior galley, and a generous cockpit complete with dual beach doors. The accommodations level features a forward queen-size berth, a mid-berth sleeping area, and a head with a separate shower. The 50 GLS’ cockpit features a midship galley and opposing L-shaped seating area, two aft-facing L-shaped seating areas, and additional bench seating. The transom area features a standard grill, sink, and storage. 

50 GLS Cruisers Quick Specs: 

  • LOA: 52’4” (16 m)
  • Beam: 14’6” (4,4 m)
  • Top Speed: 56 mph
  • Draft: 34”
  • Fuel Capacity (Gas) : 660 gal (2498 L)
  • Bridge Clearance: 13’10” (4 m)
  • Fuel Capacity: 660 gal (2498 L)
  • Weight (Dry): 38,000 lbs (17237 kg) 

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Prestige M48 

The M48 is the first of M-line series, as well as Prestige’s first-ever catamaran. Although Prestige’s M48 debuted in September at the 2022 Cannes Boat Show, this 48’ Power Cat already has the 2022 Design Innovation Award under her belt, along with a nomination for the 2023 European Powerboat of the Year and a finalist for the 2023 Motor Boat Awards.  

The fluid design of the M48 highlights a multi-directional flow, just like you are used to at home. Nothing hinders movement onboard. All the spaces have been carefully designed and executed in order to deliver a constant connection with the sea. The new hull base of the M48 optimizes space onboard and features 1400 sqft of living space while providing the utmost comfort inside and out.  

The interior volume of the M48 can compare to that of a 60-foot motor yacht and displays 360° vision, exceptional natural light, and high visibility thanks to panoramic windows throughout the salon. With an innovative rectangular deck surface and reconfiguration of the deck and flybridge, the M48 provides multiple zones to relax and entertain. Speaking of entertaining, the fully equipped, user-friendly central galley not only makes preparing food simple and accessible but also facilitates the flow of movement while onboard.  

M48 Prestige Catamaran Quick Specs:  

  • LOA: 48’ 6” 
  • Beam: 19’ 8”
  • Top speed: 20 knots
  • Draft: 3′ 7″
  • Engine: 2 Volvo D4 V-Drive / Joystick
  • Cruising speed: 8 knots
  • Layout : 3 Cabins, 3 Heads / 4 Cabins, 4 Heads
  • High efficiency: +20% vs monohulls
  • Design: Garroni Design
  • Naval Architecture: Philippe Briand 

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Galati Yacht Sales is a three-time winner of Prestige’s Top Performing North American Dealer Award and have proudly represented Prestige Yachts since 2014. View our available inventory of Prestige motor yachts and contact our Prestige specialists for more information (833)-701-0460.  


Princess Y80 

Based in Plymouth and based in an area rich in British maritime heritage, Princess shipyards comprises over 1.1 million square feet. Since 1965, Princess has been crafting and developing an extensive range of luxury motor yachts that combine the art of sophistication and sports performance. The Princess Y80 debuted at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2022, making it the fourth model in the Y Class range. 

The Y80 flybridge yacht is a new iteration of the Y Class design and features continuous windows and an S-shaped hardtop. On the inside, the yacht offers its owner a range of customizations and layouts.  

The main deck is home to the cockpit, the helm area, galley, day head, and the main saloon. The foredeck features a large seating area for up to 10 guests that can be reconfigured to suit any social situation. On the lower deck, four en-suite cabins, including a full-beam master stateroom with a private stairway, can sleep up to 8 guests.  

Since 1996, Galati Yacht Sales has been a top leader in Princess yacht sales along the Gulf Coast. We have a dedicated team of  Princess Specialists  that regularly attend training seminars, as well as factory training in Plymouth, to best understand the products and the latest innovations onboard. Turn to Galati Yacht Sales for an exceptional yacht buying experience. 

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 Princess F65 

Ideal for entertaining, this Princess F65 is the flagship of the F Class range and is considered the modern-day standard for flybridge motor yachts. The F65 joins the elite F Class – which consists of the F62, F55, F50, and F45. With a top speed of 31-33 knots, this luxury vessel was designed with memory-making in mind. The F65 provides sociable use of space, with accommodation for eight guests across four cabins. Additionally, vast panoramic saloon windows and signature wrap-around front screens offer uninterrupted vistas from the main deck whilst elongated hull windows generously fill her accommodation areas with light. 

Her contemporary flybridge is the perfect outdoor entertaining area, with ergonomic dining seating, wet bar with barbecue, coolbox, and sink, plus an aft sunbed and L-shaped companion seat with infill as a secondary sunbed. The saloon is available in four different wood options – Alba oak, Rovere oak, silver oat, and walnut – all of which have been carefully selected to complement and coordinate with any color scheme or aesthetic.  

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