It has been a very successful Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) for the US shipyard, Viking Yachts. An amazing fleet of 15 Viking yachts attracted over 7,000 visitors during the five day event. The event was marked by the introduction of the all-new flagship 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible superyacht Scooter, the just launched motor yacht Viking 75, as well as the inaugural appearance of the exciting 52 Sport Tower.
Each day was marked with significant events like media press conferences to announce the new models with accompanying photo shoots. A flurry of notable awards flowed in including AIM Editor’s Choice commendations for the 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible yacht Scooter and the 52 Sport Tower as best in their respective classes.
Viking’s co-founders Bill and Bob Healey were justifiably recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award for their concerted dedication, contributions and efforts to promote and grow the marine industry over the past 50 years.
Viking president Pat Healey spoke at the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association Business Leaders Reception Breakfast. The company even managed to christen a new Viking convertible in their display, while welcoming the thrilled owner into the Viking family.
Below is a selection of the lovely charter yachts built by Viking.