A Viking invader has arrived to our waters. The Viking 75 Motoryacht—a collaboration with Viking Yachts and Sarasota, Florida-based Michael Peters Yacht Design—is a modern luxury yacht with plenty of zip.
What do we mean by zip? Try a 30-knot cruising speed and mid-30-knot maximum speed, courtesy of an optional twin C32-A Caterpillar diesel engine package (1,925 horses each). The standard package is twin MAN/V12 1,550 horsepower engines for slightly more modest performance. With a displacement of almost 150,000 pounds, that’s a lot of boat moving very quickly. She’s less of a hardy trawler and more a super-sized sportboat with a Miami or East Coast vibe.
The posh accommodations on board spare no expense, notably with its tri-level layout. Prominent features near the stern include the large swimstep (where the tender will tend to dwell) and transom access to the crew quarters and engine room below.
The cockpit is well suited to entertaining with a family-style dining table with U-shaped seating. From there, one can either go up to the top level (the flybridge) or forward along the walkways to the bow. The foredeck is very large, with seating and a designated sun lounge boasting a view that is sure to be an exhilarating ride when the 75 is underway at full speed.
As one would expect from a yacht of this class, the interior accommodations should leave nobody in want, with an elegant and spacious salon, dining situation, and large galley. The only helm is up in the flybridge, meaning the main deck is all pleasure and no business. Below is a veritable resort that has four enclosed berths complete with en suite heads.
All told, the Viking 75 Motoryacht is a plus-sized sportboat with an emphasis on good times. With its 30-knot cruising speed, one could fit their best (and most fun) friends aboard and make the transit from Seattle to Victoria in a day, with plenty of time leftover to have dinner ashore and hit the nightlife. Keep the cocktails coming and the eyes peeled for deadheads!
One is in stock with local dealer Stan Miller Yachts. Contact them for more information and pricing.