Viking Yacht 80C: Unbeatable

Viking has led the charge in the design, development and production of the biggest convertible sportfishing yachts for more than 40 years.  Recognized around the world for quality and performance, Viking is often imitated, but never challenged where it counts out in the deep, on the tournament trail, or in the Winner’s Circle. This propensity for ongoing development is the root for building a better boat every day.

Like all Vikings, the 80 Convertible hones its blue-water DNA from its stable mates. The sleek styling showcases an impeccable sheer line with nine feet of freeboard forward tapering to slightly more than three feet at the stern, a lively reflection of the aggressive profiles of its recent brethren including the 92 and 72 Convertibles. The hull’s sharper entry merges with a higher forward chine designed to divert spray downward when ripping through head seas. Convex hull sections add curvature and form to the refined running surface, while a quad of molded running strakes accentuate lateral tracking and maneuverability.  Tumblehome at the corners of the curved transom adds definition and beauty. Deadrise at the transom is 12.5 degrees and the beam is carried well aft providing exceptional volume, buoyancy and balance.

Subtle style cues including molded feature lines on the flying bridge and the deckhouse are further accented by the raked, metallic black windshield mask and the tinted teardrop salon windows. Sculpted hull vents and tinted portlights add sophisticated attention to detail and utility.

To enhance performance and achieve better engine and propulsion efficiencies, the design, engineering and production teams shaved unnecessary poundage, while increasing strength and seakeeping capabilities. A modified vinylester resin is used in the entire hull skin. The resin-infused hull is a sophisticated composite structure of end-grain balsa and foam cores with e-glass and carbon fiber hybrid laminates and a custom modified epoxy resin. Stringers are fiberglass encapsulated foam and the structural bulkheads are also resin infused.

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from vikingyachts.com

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