If you are one of the lucky ones and contemplating the purchase of a quality sport fishing vessel in the 70’ – 75’ range, an objective stance, factoring in several variables will be employed; among them:
Size and accommodations (general arrangement)
Styling & aesthetics – functionality & comfortability
Engine package – speed & fuel burn – sea keeping abilities
Quality & product support – ease of ownership & maintenance
Pricing, to include re-sale value and marketability in aftermarket
All competing brands are considered, when it occurs to you that the 72’ Viking is in a class by itself! Simply put – there is NO COMPETITION!!
The spacious cockpit features an angler’s arsenal for serious big game fishing. Teak decks – mezzanine seating w/air conditioning – live wells – ice chipper – freezers, refrigeration, bait station & fighting chair. Access to engine room.
Enter thru pneumatic door from cockpit. The classy wood treatments are satin finish walnut, ivory carpet, and high gloss walnut countertops. An L-shaped couch (rod/reel & tackle storage below) is aft to port, with pop- up 55" TV , Bose V35 Blu-Ray entertainment system and interior bridge stairwell across to starboard. The day head/powder room, is in aft starboard corner (practical location to also serve cockpit)
Located port side – blending in with open array to main salon. Granite a-top L shaped counters and dining bar top (with swivel stools). A spacious U shaped dinette is across to starboard with a 42" TV mounted above, with additional rod & reel storage below. A most useful pantry is concealed furthest to port.
Down a curved stairwell (from forward starboard salon) – continue along companionway and the master stateroom is off to port (about a-midship). A king bed is centered (facing forward), flanked by night stands – tremendous closet and drawer space – with bathroom forward port section.
Next, forward to port is guest stateroom with over & under bunks – including en suite bathroom.
The VIP stateroom is in the forepeak, offering a full size queen berth centerline – ample storage spaces – with en suite bathroom aft to starboard.
Convenient access down stairwell from Main Salon – or from engine room. Over/under bunks to port with bathroom to starboard.
Accessed from Main Salon stairwell or Cockpit ladder. The primary helm station is forward/centered – with incredible navigational and electronics inventory. Is air conditioned with L shaped settee aft to port and entertainment center across to starboard. The aft bridge area features additional controls, power outrigger & teaser reel station. Up center ladder to Tuna Tower.
Down from Cockpit is the standup – full beam engine room, which houses main engines, generators and most of ship’s machinery. The typical Viking engine room fit & finish is 2nd to none – most impressive!
The current owner of GLADIATOR is a 2nd generation boater who demands the BEST! A recent business endeavor will limit time to enjoy the use of this spectacular vessel. As such, this presents a unique opportunity to acquire a like new 72’ Viking, professionally commissioned & broken in – with transferrable warranties.
1ST CLASS in every regard, GLADIATOR will not disappoint.