When Robert Healey and his brother, William, bought Peterson-Viking Builders in 1964 in New Gretna, New Jersey, they never envisioned it would become the sportfishing powerhouse it is today. Renamed Viking Yacht Company as soon as the ink dried on the contract, Bill Healey pledged to “build a better boat every day.” And, true to his word, Viking Yachts has sported fresh designs and upped its engineering and performance game across the lineup for the past five decades.
There are many Viking Yachts for sale all over the globe – simply start your search here at YATCO.com. At any point in time, there are upwards of over 100 Viking Yachts for sale here – plenty to choose from! Sportfishing is such a popular pastime all over the world, and there is no better sportfish yacht builder than the Viking Yacht Company. Their quality control is tight, and they rely on their strong reputation to gain more and more clientele each year. A Viking motor yacht is something special, and when you step aboard, you can see the exquisite woodwork and fine detailing that makes a Viking sportfishing yacht so unique.
Family-Owned and -Operated
Still family-owned and -operated – Bill’s son, Pat, took over as president and CEO in the late ‘90s – Viking Yacht Company yacht builder is now one of the premier manufacturers of quality convertible yachts, open yachts and motor yachts. With more than 800,000 square feet of boatbuilding space along the Bass and Mullica Rivers in southern New Jersey, Viking Yachts constructs more than 100 high-end yachts including convertible yachts and open yachts in the 37 to 93-foot range each year.
One of the main reasons Viking Yachts has a decided edge over its competitors is that it manufactures 90 percent of each yacht’s components in-house. This commitment to quality control is unprecedented in the marine industry. Because of their quality control tactics, their yachts seem to last a lifetime. Viking yachts for sale are highly coveted, and there are over 100 available here on YATCO.com.
Viking Yacht Models:
The Viking Billfish Series
Three phrases that best describe the popular Viking Billfish series (37BF, 38BF 38 Open, 44 Open and 46BF) are super-fast, easy to maneuver and really fun to drive, simply put, they build a better boat. Built in the former 80,000-square-foot Ocean Yachts factory, these “ready-to-go fishing machines” are the market’s benchmark for comfort, flexibility and execution. Sportfishing fanatics are just as passionate about their Viking motor yacht than they are about sportfishing itself, because they build a better boat.
Viking MY Series
Don’t let the MY series’ square footage fool you. These industry-leading Viking motor yachts (75MY, 82CockpitMY and 93MY) are as roomy, if not roomier, than their 100-foot-plus competitors. And their size doesn’t impede their speed, because they build a better boat. In fact, the 93MY has a top-end speed of 27 knots. It turns out this luxurious world-traveler is also an excellent tournament sportfisher.
Valhalla Boatworks (VBW)
In 2019, Viking Yachts created Valhalla Boatworks (VBW) and launched three models concurrently. The V series models (V-33, V-37 and V-41) are designed to live up to the Viking name. They’re tough, high-performing, luxurious center consoles that lead the industry in personalization opportunities. Center consoles are excellent fishing boats, and you can start your search for a Viking yacht for sale here on YATCO.com.
Viking Convertible Yacht Line
But, the top dog in the Viking Yacht lineup is the Convertible series with eight models ranging from 44 to 92 feet. Captains, Viking dealers and the media alike single it out as the best high-performance family cruising yacht in its class. Oh, and it’s a bluewater tournament champion as well. In August 2020, the team aboard a Viking 80 CE took home the largest Winner-Take-All prize in Gulf of Mexico tournament history by landing a 698.4-pound blue marlin.
Viking Yachts for Sale
Simply put, the Viking Yacht Company just builds a better boat. How can you get your hands on one of these sportfishing machines, you ask? You can start your search here on YATCO.com, and you can contact one of our many professional members who are experts in the marine industry. You can also wait for a boat show and see one in person, but if you are looking to purchase a Viking yacht sooner rather than later, it’s best to contact a yacht broker here on YATCO.com through our broker finder, above, under Directory. There are also Viking dealers around the country that you can visit, but then again, having your own yacht broker perform the search for you is more effective and efficient than traveling to a Viking dealer. They know the market, and have been working their entire career on being able to find the perfect yacht for their clients. Since there are many Viking models to choose from, they will be able to narrow it down for you based on your fishing and lifestyle needs. Sportfishing boats are not hard to come by, but the ideal one that suits your needs is a bit trickier to find, so why not put your search into the hands of a professional? Start your search here on YATCO.com, and then contact a broker today that can help you get your dream Viking yacht sooner, rather than later.
Founder: Robert Healey, William Healey
Yacht Type: Convertible yachts, open yachts and motor yachts
Size: 37 to 92 feet
Simply put, Viking yachts help catch fish. Hurry up! Search our accurate, up-to-date yachts for sale database for listings of Viking Yachts today. The fish are waiting!