January 16, 2021 Check out the gallery of some of the finest sportfishing fishing teams returning to Palm Beach inlet. Most of the vessels are competing in the Operation Sailfish tournament. Check back for some new video showcasing the incredible speed of these modern day machines as they return from competition.
Viking Yachts, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021—The 54 Open (O), 54 Sport Coupe (SC) and 54 Sport Tower (ST) are the latest express yachts to join Viking Yachts. The three new models utilize the same advanced hull design of the 54 Convertible, first premiered at the 2020 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show where it won the Best of Show Award.
By Steve Katz
In spite of all of the information available about the latest marine electronics—new releases, future offerings and the like, many owners are not prepared for a complete electronics makeover. The speed with which new technology is introduced can be overwhelming. Though your boat may have a fully capable electronics package, chances are good that some new features in the most current offerings may peak your interest.
By Captain Scott “Fraz” Murie
Modern sportfish yachts have so many high-tech systems on board that it’s truly mindboggling, and keeping them up and running is imperative. We have systems for everything including ice makers, watermakers, refrigeration, satellite communication, night vision, radar and fuel cleansers. There are advanced electronics with crystal clear multi-touch displays and black box communications that transfer signals and data throughout the entire boat, underwater lights of all colors, along with stabilizers and sonars. Today’s boats literally have every gadget imaginable, from hydraulic outriggers to bidets!
Displacement: 103,000 lbs
Water Capacity: 270 gal.
Fuel Capacity: 1,900 gal.
Engines: (2) CAT C-32A 1825 MHP
Genset: (2) Kohler 24kW
Stabilizer: (2) Seakeeper 9
Watermaker: Dometic Spot Zero
Electronics: Furuno, Garmin
Helm & Fighting Chair: Release Marine
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Viking just finished wrapping up an early holiday gift – a captivating video of the new Valhalla 46’s first sea trial. Watch the V-46, powered with quad Mercury 450Rs, tear up the water in this fast-paced film that was captured from the cockpit of a Viking 72. Hull No. 1 of the V-46 topped out at an amazing 71 mph while demonstrating flawless maneuverability and handling, rapid acceleration and excellent overall performance.
By Dale Wills
Most of today’s captains earned their shot at the helm only after spending years working under the watchful eyes of veteran skippers. Each of those mentors had certain techniques and practices that were passed down to the younger generation, things that formed the foundation of their careers as professional mariners. So what are some of the individual practices, habits and distinctions that are being passed down by the veteran captains today to the future captains of tomorrow? [Read more…]
Bayliss Boatworks—In late November, Bayliss Boatworks delivered its most recent build to its owners, the 62-foot Seven; the first owners to enjoy two BBW christenings. She was a product of over 42,000 man-hours and nearly 19 months of labor; Seven is geared to fish efficiently as possible. Seven’s hull will not be mistaken for any other with its custom Imron exterior paint blend, “Cool Blue”, paired with her red and blue boot stripes.
You may have seen it or been a part of it but despite a turbulent year there has been a jump in the number of consumers dipping their toes into the boating market. The upward tick in boat sales was especially prominent during the Summer months.