The Viking flagship 82 Enclosed Bridge Convertible is the epitome of motor yacht luxury with the high performance and handling characteristics of our open bridge blue-water champions. Although the interior is similar with its five-stateroom, six-head layout, the 82 Enclosed Bridge offers the convenience of an interior teak staircase in the salon to the helm area in the climate-controlled bridge.
With its L-shaped lounge and teak cocktail table on a raised platform to enhance visibility and comfort at the dock and under way, a 40-inch flat screen television on a lift built into the teak cabinetry, bottle stowage, and drawer style refrigeration, the fully carpeted area becomes a virtual second salon with unique privacy and comfort. A second seating area outside the weatherproof locking door, opposite a convenient docking station adds more versatility to enjoy the outdoors.
The helm area is forward and ship-like in appearance and function. Viking’s proprietary VIPER (Viking Independent Programmable Electro-hydraulic Rudder) steering eliminates the conventional tie bar allowing the rudders to deliver crisp response at the touch of a finger. Take the wheel and you will not believe how much fun it is to steer an 81-ton yacht. Then again, this is no ordinary ride; the 82 Enclosed Bridge is a Viking Yacht!
The raked windshield and wide side and aft windows provide excellent visibility and the centerline helm with its vertical stainless-steel destroyer type wheel and adjustable Stidd helm seat and footrest combine to make long voyages enjoyable and relaxing. Additional seating is provided by a pair of sculpted companion lounges with stowage below. A raised dash and windshield visor are covered in black ultra-leather to reduce glare and provide room for electronics and accessory controls and switches.
For those seeking the ultimate in outfitting a yacht of this stature, we also offer a custom Sky Bridge option. This feature is specially designed and manufactured in the Viking facility and is installed above the roof of the enclosed bridge offering the experience of an open flying bridge control station including a center console helm, port, starboard and forward lounge seating and views of the sea that have to experienced to be believed!