A quarter of the way through our 50th celebratory year, and the production lines are humming with the sights and sounds of boat building in the Viking tradition. One of three new models joining the Viking family for the 2015 model year is the 52 Open/Sport Tower over on line 3. The first hull is a 52 Sport Tower featuring a full windshield and three-sided fiberglass deckhouse and a custom tuna tower from our subsidiary Palm Beach Towers. The brawny hull and wide beam provides outstanding overnight and cruising accommodations with the galley down, and a three-stateroom, two-head layout. On the command deck, the helm station is forward on the centerline for better visibility and swift access to the tower and cockpit.
The 52 Sport Tower will launch later this summer and be available for sea trials at our 50th Anniversary Gala and VIP sea trial event at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, September 10, 2014. Please contact your Viking dealer to reserve your space on the sea trial schedule.
Our second new model for 2015, the long anticipated 75 Motor Yacht gains momentum with each passing day. The climate-controlled enclosed bridge is in place, as is the hydraulic swim and dinghy platform. Soon to follow will be the sliding glass doors for the aft salon bulkhead. This spectacular yacht breaks new ground in its class with formal and casual dining areas, and a full-beam, beautifully appointed master suite. The Viking 75 Motor Yacht is set to premiere at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which begins a five-day run on October 30, 2014.
Boats being built on all of our four production lines make a powerful statement. Moving down Line 1 is a 76 Enclosed Bridge Convertible to port, and that is a 66 Open Bridge Convertible to starboard on Line 2 helping to set the pace.