This super fisherman is one of the largest in the world: Viking 90 (27.4 m)

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Viking 90
Viking 90

Super 2023 debut for Viking Yachts‘ new signature behemoth, the Viking 90, inspired by its predecessors Viking 92 and 90, to which it becomes the rightful heir. At 27.41 meters (27.41 feet) long overall, the new sport-fisherman boasts truly unremarkable volumes, decidedly attractive lines and, to best suit its use for deep-sea fishing, over 760 liters (203 gallons) of fishbox/tank for live bait, paired with a pair of refrigerated lockers of over 380 liters each (103 gallons). All of this, in a cockpit of more than 20 square meters on a boat that can also offer a lot of comfort thanks to the large salon, large kitchen and 6 cabins.

Viking 90

Viking churns out, in short, a real treat for fans of the segment. In fact, the new 90-footer is the offspring of two already particularly successful designs (V92 and V80), whose DNA it retains, taking comfort and design components further. Sporting character thus remains a fundamental part of its being, but there is no doubt that it goes hand in hand with comfort and livability on board, as the very layout of the interior and cockpit well demonstrate, marrying sport and cruising. Then there is no shortage of options, relating to both motorization and exteriors, offering the Viking 90 either in EB configuration, that is, closed and with sky bridge (Enclosed Bridge with Sky Bridge), or Open, and thus with the second deck open, rather than protected by glass.

Viking 90
Viking 90

Exterior

Starting with the exterior, immediately striking is the look, which is extremely sleek and strong with two characteristic elements: the long forward flush portion and the main body, tall and marked in black by windows. But dominating the spaces is the cockpit, which is over 20 square meters (224 sq ft) wide and rich in amenities and fishing solutions. Looking first at the layout, aft you are immediately greeted by a main portion dedicated to fishing. Torreggia here a dedicated central seat (fighting chair), rotatable and complete with beverage and rod holders. A center table can also be installed here if desired.

Viking 90
Viking 90 – Cockpit

Just beyond, one level up, a double sofa faces aft, anticipating the next convivial area, separated from this by a rod holder (7). Here, just across from the inner salon, two sofas welcome guests, sheltered by the upper deck above and the continuation of the bulwarks on either side. Regardless of the version, there is then a second deck facing aft on the second deck, complete, in the case of the EB, with external wheelhouse, sofa and second additional rod holder. But the real treat is to be found where one opts for the tuna tower, an open third level complete with hard-top, sofa and external wheelhouse.

Viking 90
Viking 90 – Tower

Rounding out the cockpit, dedicated to fishing, are then several water-tanks for live bait, totaling about 760 liters, as well as additional cooler lockers, totaling more than 600 liters of capacity.

Viking 90
Viking 90 – Mezzanine in cockpit

Viking 90 – Interior

Shifting the focus to interior spaces, the mood of the Viking 90 changes, not so much in terms of quality or attention to detail, but rather in intended use. The spaces are spacious, bright and comfortable, demonstrating from the first glance the desire to offer a boat that also lends itself well to cruising, or to life on board in general, contemplated even during a fishing trip.

Main Deck Layout

Welcoming, first, is the main salon located at the main-deck, which immediately introduces a first living area, consisting of a large C-shaped sofa with a central coffee table. Beyond, to the left, a second sofa with table, an ideal dining area, compared on the opposite broadside by an atoll kitchen with stools and bar top toward the center of the boat. Complete, of course, with every accessory. Besides, on the same floor, a communal toilet and a first cabin.

Viking 90 – Main deck Saloon

Then, in the Enclosed Bridge (EB) and Sky Bridge (SB) versions, there is a second sitting area on the upper deck, the raised one, to be clear, accessible by a ladder present in the salon, rather than one present in the cockpit mezzanine. Here, in addition to a sitting area with a sofa, is the command bridge.

Viking 90 (EB) – Lounge on the second deck, behind the bridge

Below deck, however, the actual sleeping area comes to life, populated by five guest cabins, all doubles. First of all, amidships finds a place for the master cabin, which is strong with considerable volumes, in fact taking advantage of the full beam of the hull. A double bed, various storage furnishings, a sofa, a study area, and double en-suite toilets with shared shower between them are located here.

Master cabin

Four other cabins populate the below-deck spaces, however, two doubles with en-suite toilets, forward and starboard, as well as two smaller double cabins, one with a (presumably) queen-size bed and the other with bunk beds, respectively. These, too, have private bathrooms. Instead, aft, under the cockpit, is the crew cabin, with its own private bathroom.

Lower Deck Layout

Propulsion and performance

Looking at the engine room, there are three engine options with which a potential owner can be faced. As a standard version, the Viking 90 installs a pair of Caterpillar CAT C32A 1925MHP, possibly replaceable by Caterpillar CAT C32B 2400: 2433MHP. The first hull produced, however, emphasizes an additional option: a pair of MTU V16 2000 series (M96L 2635 MHP), engines through which performance has been disclosed: cruising speed between 32 and 33 knots, 38 knots, on the other hand, the maximum speed.

Viking 90 – Data Sheet

Length Over All (LOA) 27,41 m
Baglio Massimo (B.max) 7,05 m
Dive 1,8 m
Displacement EB version 92.378 kg
Displacement Open version (without tower) 87.766 kg
Standard Motorization Caterpillar CAT C32A 1925 1925 MHP
Optional Engines Caterpillar CAT / C32B 2400 2433 MHP

2x MTU Series 2000 / V16 M96L 2635 MHP

Maximum Speed 38 kn (2x MTU)
Range 600 nm (2x MTU)
Fuel Tank Capacity 14.388 lt.
Fresh Water Tank Capacity 1.817 lt.
Bathrooms 7
Sleeping places 12 + crew
Contact www.vikingyachts.com

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