November 18 saw the Travel Channel feature the construction of the Seakeeper M26000 equipped motor yacht Viking 82 Enclosed Bridge Convertible on its new show “Extreme Yachts”. The US luxury yacht builder, Viking, has installed plenty of Seakeeper gyros to date and its stabilized fleet continues to grow.
Luxury motor yacht Viking 82 Enclosed Bridge Convertible equipped with Seakeeper M26000 gyros
About Viking 82 Enclosed Bridge Convertible Yacht
The Viking 82 Convertible yacht is a magnificent sportfishing vessel, representing another ground breaking design that only Viking can produce thanks to its in-house design team.
Luxury yacht Viking 82 can be characterised by the aggressively raked stem, the gorgeous sheer as well as the symphony of soft, seamless curves. But the subtleties are abundant and equally exquisite. The foredeck, for example, is flush with a gentle crown, which quietly hints at the substantial headroom below in each of the four staterooms.
Viking 82 superyacht - front view
Freeboard forward is nearly nine feet, yet a modest three feet in the cockpit, which makes it safe and effortless for the crew to release billfish unharmed. With a maximum beam of 22 feet, a lesser design would look chunky and clunky, but the Viking 82 yacht wears her measurements like a runway model. This is one stunningly beautiful yacht.
The substantial beam of Viking 82 superyacht allows a salon of epic proportions with hand-finished teak joinery throughout. Entered through an electric sliding door, the L-shaped sofa with stowage below provides an excellent vantage to relax and enjoy the entertainment on the screen of the 50-inch plasma television, which rises from cabinetry on the starboard side.
Motor yacht Viking 82 - rear view
A dinette to port and bar stools at the granite topped galley counter to starboard create a relaxing and practical environment for formal dining, as well as grabbing snacks between marlin strikes. The galley is motoryacht class with gourmet appliances and stowage capabilities to cruise for weeks on end.
A companionway to port leads to four staterooms, plus private crew quarters for two, which also includes a head with shower and access to the engineroom and cockpit.
Superyacht Viking 82 Enclosed Bridge Convertible - Wheelhouse
In the master suite located amidships for maximum comfort and privacy, there is a king-size bed with stowage below, a settee, a dressing table, an entertainment system, a chest of drawers and an oversized fiberglass shower stall in the head. An offset companionway leads to three additional staterooms, each with a private head and shower. Due to the generously sized staterooms, there is flexibility in the sleeping accommodations with both queen and double berth arrangements.
Boasting 255 square feet of working space, the cockpit of motor yacht Vking 82 features Viking’s signature mezzanine deck beneath the flying bridge overhang for protection against sun and spray. Misters are available to counter tropical heat naturally. It also features built-in under-mount freezers, tackle and gear stowage, along with engineroom access.
Viking 82 yacht - Interior
Insulated fiberglass bait wells, fish wells, and stowage wells, all with stainless-steel gas strut supports, are deep and spacious and a transom well can be set up as another live well or handy fish baling box. A walk-through transom door, port and starboard Glendinning Cablemasters, fresh and raw-water washdown systems, flush rod holders, stainless-steel hardware, side stowage lockers and a salon step box cooler briefly touch on the extensive list of standard equipment.
The air conditioned enclosed bridge features a center helm seat forward flanked by twin leather upholstered companion seats, a raised settee and teak table, wet bar with refrigerator and entertainment system. Access to the bridge is via the cockpit ladder or a spiral staircase from the salon. A control station on the aft deck eases maneuverability backing into a slip or working a fish near the boat.
Luxury yacht Viking 82 - Cabin
With her Palm Beach Towers custom tuna tower and magnificent Atlantic Marine Electronics package, the Viking 82 Enclosed Bridge yacht is fully outfitted for tournament fishing and long range cruising.
Superyacht Viking 82 Convertible is powered with Caterpillar 1825 diesels affording a cruise speed of 30 knots and a top end in the mid-30 knot range depending upon engine selection, load and sea conditions.