Big, bold battlewagons are Viking Yachts’ forte. But, the builder knows cruising holds a lot of appeal, too. In fact, some people buy sportfishermen for the style and performance, never intending to wet a line. So, why not give them a motoryacht offering similar performance, along with the spaciousness to take more friends and family along for longer-range trips? The Viking 93 Motor Yacht does that, in spades. Spaciousness doesn’t just come in relaxation areas. It’s in the engine room and crew areas, too. After all, as Pat Healey, Viking’s CEO, says, “In the U.S.—and in all of the Americas—people like big, and that’s what we’re giving them.”
Indeed, to focus just on the LOA of 93’5” (28.47 meters) would be a mistake. This is a trideck, with a 24’4” (7.42-meter) beam. Not only are tridecks rare in this range, but also the beam rivals that of yachts 10 to 20 feet longer. As a result, whether you consider her an enclosed-bridge model, the term Viking uses, or a skylounge motoryacht, this megayacht offers some rare creature comforts.
In fact, the enclosed bridge is more than simply a seating area open to the helm. It starts with an opening sunroof. Aft, a bi-folding glass door and a power window open up the lounge ambiance (above). The window lowers into the bar, letting you better appreciate the beautiful view and breezes. In combination with yet another bar (with grill) fully alfresco as well as the outdoor seating area, the Viking 93 Motor Yacht creates an enviable atmosphere. There’s a handy day head up here, too.
Viking makes the main-deck atmosphere enviable as well. Even though the 93 Motor Yacht has a formal dining area, she also has a country kitchen. (As much as buyers surely will have full-time crew, formality is also surely far from mind.) Four barstools face the island prep area, while the informal dining banquette is steps away. Speaking of steps, guests can step out onto a balcony deploying off the saloon. Slide open the glass doors leading out, set up two chairs, and it’s ideal for cocktails, coffee, or just conversation. More and more megayachts in the Viking 93 Motor Yacht size range have this feature, which might just become the “de rigeur” amenity, the way hot tubs did.
With five staterooms for you and your guests and crew’s quarters for three, the 93 Motor Yacht keeps with Viking’s construction methods. The hull, main deck, and structural bulkheads all employ resin infusion. The builder further uses carbon fiber in typically high-stress areas, including the keel, chines, and strakes. If you have a penchant for performance, you’ll find a kindred spirit. Powerful 1,945-hp MTUs allow a reported top end between 26½ and 27½ knots. In addition, cruising reportedly comes between 21 and 24 knots. Whether bound for the Bahamas or elsewhere, you should also enjoy a range upwards of 400 nautical miles at cruise. Note, too, that while standard fuel capacity is 1,972 gallons (7,641 liters), you can opt for more—much more. Try 3,150 gallons (11,924 liters).
With a tender garage for a PWC or other small craft, the 93 Motor Yacht is more than Viking’s largest motoryacht, and megayacht, yet. Take a look: