Why the Enclosed Bridge Viking 80 is an authentic fishing yacht

One of the best motor yachts created by American shipyard Viking, the Viking 80 is an unmistakable fishing machine. Designed in-house by Viking’s Design and Engineering Department, the sky’s the limit when it comes to fishing, luxury, and adventure with this model. Offering the perfect balance of both worlds, this sports motor yacht provides the enhanced visibility of an open model, thanks to the sky bridge and the weather protection and comfort of a Viking enclosed bridge yacht. Sharing many of the characteristics and features of the Viking 80 convertible flybridge model, such as a sleek low-profile console with optional raised teak helm pod, flanking radio boxes with split lids, a large recessed and protected area for multi-function displays, engine and steering controls, and electronics controllers, the enclosed bridge has become increasingly popular over the last years. The perfect vessel for a long weekend of fishing with loved ones, FGI Yacht Group is currently offering a pristine Viking 80 for sale.

The Viking 80 enclosed flybridge motor yacht was delivered to her original owners in 2017 and remains in immaculate condition. Measuring 80′ (24.38 m) in length, she features a composite hull with a beam of  21′ 4″ (6.5m), and a draft of 5′ 7″ (1.7m). Her sleek styling is inspired by the aggressive profile of her sister models, the Viking 92 and 62, with a sharp hull and higher forward bow. Her cleverly appointed interior layout includes a four-stateroom layout capable of accommodating up to eight overnight guests in the utmost luxury, perfect for spending time with family and friends while exploring the Caribbean.

Offering plenty of outdoor and indoor spaces, this includes her main saloon, complete with a seating area, a galley with a sit down bar space, and an informal seating area for dining opposite the galley and her skybridge. Designed for tournament and deep-sea anglers, the skybridge strengthens her fishability possibilities, as it is home to a power-actuated drop-down electronics box as well as a teaser reel box. With 360-degree views of the surroundings, the skybridge provides ample seating and additional features, such as forward insulated cooler and freshwater sink, storage under the lounges, and inside the console.

The enclosed flybridge houses the main helm station, with a state-of-the-art center console command station that offers ideal views while underway. Climate-controlled with air conditioning, the enclosed flybridge includes a U-shape sofa in the corner with a table, great for socializing.


Her interiors feature glossy oak wood and granite together, creating a welcoming, contemporary yet luxurious atmosphere onboard, with space for dining opposite the galley or al-fresco on the main deck aft. Her inviting accommodations are located on the lower deck and include a full-beam master ensuite with a king-size walk-around bed. The port and forward ensuite staterooms have walk-around queen beds. The remaining configurable ensuite stateroom is spacious thanks to sliding entrance doors which maximize the interior space. Capable of reaching a top speed of 40 knots, the Viking 80 enclosed flybridge effortlessly cruises at 30 knots. To learn more about the Viking 80 for sale, visit FGI Yacht Group today.

By Kason Sage