Official Viking Yachts Out-of-Production Handbook

Viking Classics: 72 Convertible


Flagship of the Viking fleet when she was introduced, the original 72C was the most successful large production convertible of her day.


The 72’s combined  salon, galley and dinette area is perfect for entertaining a large group. A convenient day head is just forward of the dinette.

Overview:  With her yacht-class accommodations and massive cockpit, the Viking 72 Convertible (introduced in 1995 as the Viking 68) was one of just a handful of production convertibles this size produced during the 1990s. The 72 was a state-of-the-art yacht when she came out with the speed and handling qualities of a convertible and the interior comforts of a midsize motor yacht. Stepping inside from the huge 216 sq. ft. cockpit, the 72's impressive accommodations include four staterooms and four heads including a spectacular full-beam master suite amidships. On the deckhouse level, the galley and dinette are forward, one step up from the enormous salon with its designer furnishings and satin-finished cabinetry. A walk-in storage room is forward of the galley, and a convenient day head is forward of the dinette. A curved staircase in the starboard corner of the salon ascends to the climate controlled flybridge. A second helm station on the flybridge observation deck overlooks the cockpit. Notably, the 72 was the first Viking convertible built with a cored hull bottom. Viking built 10 of these first-generation 72 Convertibles during a four-year production run.

Power: No lightweight, Detroit 16V92 1,800hp diesels cruise at 25–26 knots (high 20s top).


Length: 71'7"

Beam: 19'4"

Draft:  5'10"

Weight: 115,000 lbs.

Clearance: 20'0"

Fuel: 2,500 gals.

Water: 252 gals.

Waste:   210 gals.

Hull Type: Modified-V

Deadrise Aft: 15.5°


A second set of controls on the observation deck overlooking the cockpit makes backing into a slip easy. Note the athwartships bridge ladder.

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Editor and publisher of the PowerBoat Guide, Ed is a contributing writer for HMY Yacht Sales.

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