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Review: Viking 82' Sportfish Convertible

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  1. Forward and to port are two more staterooms, each with ensuite heads, queen-size berths with under storage, TV’s/stereos and maple-lined hanging lockers.
  2. Walking into the engine room, you get the sense there is something missing. Sure, there are the dual 32-kw Onan generators, wiring, plumbing and such, but where are some of the ancillary systems? No A/C evaporators, water heaters, fresh water manifolds, etc. The forward bulkhead is bare. Even the fuel shut-offs reside behind cover. So where is everything? Viking has relocated a number of systems from the engine room to a mechanical “closet” amidship. You may love this idea or hate it, but it’s a sign that Viking continues their innovative thinking to maximize space management and functionality. Access to the closet is a drop down from the stateroom companionway, into a lateral space that’s beamy, but about high enough to kneel in. The aforementioned systems are located here along with wire runs and other components that do not necessarily need to be in the engine room. Having a separate area should keep these components in better condition since they are not subjected to the temperature swings and other harsh environmentals found in boiler rooms. However, it does mean you’ll have to lug parts and tools through the yacht when maintenance is required.
  3. To get this battleship to the fishing grounds fast are twin MTU Series 2000-V16 M93 blocks offering 2400 bhp (or choose the Caterpillar C32-A V12, 1800 bhp setup), mounted on Viking’s structural steel beds that form the web framing. Electronic trolling valves will slow the Nibral S-Class propellers to allow for slow speeds. Sporting advanced cambered design blade sections, these props are tuned for optimal performance and improved acceleration. A Delta-T ventilation system helps keep the big blocks breathing fresh air, thanks to its water intrusion suppression that keeps the salt out.
  4. It's CruiseAir city here with multiple AC control boxes. There's 10-tons of chilled water air conditioning onboard with individual temperature controls for each stateroom and the salon. For complete climate control throughout the interior spaces, each unit also has reverse cycle heating for those cool nights.
  5. A Craftman multi-drawer toolbox in integrated into the forward bulkhead, but positioned low where you will have to squat or reach over to access the tools. Repositioning the box will save your back as well as maintain access to the fuel shut-off box right below it, since you can't get at the valves if the drawers are open.
  6. Make no mistake; Viking has not just incorporated their experience and knowledge into the new V-82...

    ... they just injected the industry with a level of bold promise
    big enough to kick-start an economy.


    by Capt. Tom Serio​


    LOA: 83’9”
    LWL: 71’10”
    Beam: 22’4”
    Deadrise @ transom: 10.3 deg.
    Draft: 5’6”
    Displacement (standard fuel): 162,250 lbs.
    Fuel (standard): 3,100 gal.
    Fuel (optional): 3,750 gal.
    Water: 470 gal.
    Holding Tank: 280 gal.
    Standard Power: Twin Caterpillar C32-A Diesel Engines

    For more information contact:

    Viking Yachts
    Route 9
    New Gretna, NJ 08224

  7. Deck Plans: Salon Accommodations...
  8. Deck Plans: Lower Accommodations...
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