The Viking 60 - 4 Pages
VIKING YACHTS 60 CONVERTIBLE
A NEW DAY DAWNS
Welcome aboard the VikiriR 60,
There's no doubt about it. The new Viking 60 Convertible is a
speed merchant with a built in affinity to raise fish. Making its
international premiere at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show in October,
the new model is already well on its way to setting sales records.
The new 60 Convertible is clearly a groundbreaker in styling,
design and performance. The first of a new breed of Vikings to
feature a black mask wraparound that melds artfully into a distinc-
tively shaped window line, its appearance is truly exciting at the
dock, but also at sea. When you see its black mask heading your
way, get a good look because the next thing you will notice is the
gracefully arced transom as it passes you by.
The more you study the lines of the boat the better you can ap-
preciate the styling. The sheer line is breathtaking because of the
remarkable transition from bow to stern. Freeboard forward is just
over seven feet yet at the cockpit it's less than three feet. The fore-
deck rises ever so slightly until the black mask dominates the view
and your eyes take in the creamy shape of the wraparound flying
bridge. In the cockpit details abound from above like the over-
hang of the bridge deck shielding the mezzanine and below like
the swept back cabin trails. From any angle you select, the Viking
60 is one beautiful creation.
Of course, styling means little if the design lacks mettle. But this
is a Viking, so there is no problem here. The 60 employs an ad-
vanced hull form that provides speeds to 40+ knots. For stabil-
ity and sea keeping ability, the running surface features a convex
deadrise shape with 12-degree transom deadrise matched to an
aggressively raked entry with sharpened waterline sections. The
convex deadrise adds curvature and form to the hull bottom and
the wide beam which carries well aft increases lifting motion in a
seaway. Regardless of the vertical acceleration, the hull meets the
water softly upon re-entry to improve ride comfort and dryness. To
enhance performance and achieve better engine and propulsion ef-
ficiencies, our design engineering and production groups explored
various opportunities to shave off unnecessary poundage and thus
were successful in bringing the deckhouse and hull weights to frui-
tion within the desired framework.
An engineering driven company, Viking has been using end grain
balsa as a coring material for over 20 years without a single con-
struction failure. Our success and confidence with this material led
us to explore other areas where we could take advantage of the
product's varied attributes for stiffness, strength, lighter weight
and durability in the development of the 60 Convertible. Some ex-
amples of these weight saving achievements include using vacuum
bagged high-strength Baltek anti-fungal coring in the highly load-
ed bottom panels of the running surface. It should be noted that
end grain balsa has tremendous shear strength and in the event of
an accidental grounding our experience has been that any damage
THE 60 EMPLOYS
HULL FORM THAT
TO 40+ KNOTS.
P. 2is confined to a local area and does not compromise the surrounding core and laminates providing a superior measure of safety and easy reparability....
P. 3Other features about the 60 Convertible set it apart not only from our competitors, but also other Vikings in our product line. The 60's deck, house,...
P. 4boxes, which are fitted with a Delta T engineroom ventilation system features ther- mostatically controlled supply and discharge fans for maximum fresh...