Like all Viking Yachts, the 80 Viking Skybridge model hones its blue-water DNA from its stablemates. 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 62 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 accentuates 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, a deft combination, which comfortably accommodates additional fuel, and the weight of a gyro stabilizer.
The resin-infused hull is a sophisticated composite structure of Baltek end-grain balsa and Airex foam cores with Aramid and E-glass fiberglass laminates. Stringers are fiberglass encapsulated foam and bulkheads are fabricated with vacuumed bagged composites.
Mechanically, the 80 Skybridge shares a commonality of technical features proven time and time again for reliability and practicality at the thousand-fathom line and beyond. Chilled water air conditioning provides cooling and heat throughout the yacht. A Delta-T engine room ventilation system with thermostatically controlled supply and discharge fans provide proper fresh air circulation and water intrusion suppression.
Pneumatically controlled engine room ventilation dampers are integrated into the yacht’s fire suppression system. Viking’s proprietary VIPER (Viking Independent Programmable Electro-Hydraulic Rudder) steering eliminates the tie-bar for independent rudder operation and optimizes response and reduces drag at low, mid and high speeds for extraordinary maneuverability in all sea conditions.
The salon is a forest of satin walnut joinery and leather appointments, created by the team of William Bales and Company. The 21 ft. 5 in. beam and the use of the vertical space are immediately apparent creating a free-flowing movement with the ambiance of a great room. Inviting accommodations include five generously appointed staterooms, including a full-beam master suite with a king-size walk-around bed. Every stateroom has a large head and fiberglass shower stall. A washer and dryer are located in the companionway.
On the flying bridge, a center console command station gives the operator a great view underway. Three pedestal helm seats are standard, and additional seating is available on port and starboard lounges, each with rod stowage below. A U-shape lounge and table forward of the console seat more guests and is notably below the forward sightlines of the helmsman thanks to the raised standing platform behind the console. A freezer is forward between a refrigerated box and a sink with a freshwater outlet. A climate-controlled enclosed bridge with access from the salon and the mezzanine deck also is available.
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• CAT / C32A 1925 MHP Base
• MTU Series 2000 / V12 M96L 1945 MHP Option
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