Entered through an electrically powered sliding fiberglass door, the salon is a surround environment of lush teak joinery in a choice of satin or high gloss finish. For offshore convenience, a day head is immediately to port. Hand built furniture abounds port and starboard with an L-shaped lounge and rod stowage below, teak cabinetry, upholstery and window treatments, a teak cocktail table, wall-to-wall carpeting with lead-lined padding for acoustical insulation, a home theater center with a 55-inch flat screen television on a lift and a Bose audio system. Forward, a dinette to starboard faces the island style galley to port. Featuring custom granite countertops, the galley with its 360-degree access is professionally designed with three bar stools, under counter refrigeration and appliances, Amtico premium vinyl flooring and ample stowage. Two walk-in pantries forward of the dinette and galley provide stowage for supplies and cruising gear to stay at sea for weeks or months.
Below, five spacious staterooms maximize comfort and privacy, which makes the 76 an excellent choice for long range cruising and tournament fishing.The elegant full beam master suite reflects on many of the features found aboard the Viking 82 flagship, including a sitting area and a built in desk. Viking’s attention to detail is exemplary throughout with regards to opulence and stowage.
The flybridge is the result of thousands of hours of tournament fishing, so it makes sense that the visibility at the helm is superb to all 32 points of the compass. A center console helm is the focal point with three Murray Products teak ladder back seats on 4-inch stainless-steel pedestals. A recessed electronics box with clear acrylic fronts accommodates a complement of navigation equipment that is installed for all-weather operation, while protecting the vital components from spray. Always accessible, additional equipment nests safely in fiberglass compartments flanking the custom stainless-steel steering wheel in the helm control pod. A dedicated battery system with a built-in battery charger feeds the electronics clean, uninterrupted power. Power assisted hydraulic steering and electronic engine controls are silky smooth.
Lounge seating is located port, starboard and forward of the center console with ample stowage below each compartment. In addition, a freezer, a freshwater outlet, a top-loading chill box for drinks, and a sink with a powerful spray head can be found forward. Dozens of practical features are apparent on the flying bridge. As in the salon, a Moritz OctoPlex touch screen panel accesses all electrical needs at the prompt of a finger.
Enclosed Bridge adds Style and Class
A totally enclosed, climate-controlled bridge with air conditioning and heat also is available accessed via a teak staircase from the salon. With the accommodations and performance of the Open Bridge version, the 76 EB is a virtual model within a model. The sculpted shape of the enclosed bridge adds a new dimension of beauty with attractive window lines that complement the deckhouse windows and black metallic mask below. The enclosed bridge is a self-contained environment with both operational and comfort features. A Stidd helm seat at the forward interior command station provides excellent sight lines and easy to read instrumentation in the raised dash covered in glare-free ultra-leather material. An upholstered wiper box overhead contains a plethora of accessory switches and controls within easy reach. Flanking the adjustable helm seat is a pair of fixed companion lounges with built-in stowage below. Compartments below the dash can be used to stow additional gear and equipment. The expansive area abaft the helm is fully carpeted and includes an L-shaped lounge with a cocktail table on a raised platform for enhanced visibility, a 32-inch flat screen television, which rises out of the teak cabinetry, an audio system, a refrigerator with built-in icemaker, plush carpeting and a baby ostrich headliner. A weatherproof lockable door leads to the aft deck with a pod-style docking station and surface mounted controls, additional seating, quartz lighting molded into the aft overhang, and powder coated aluminum railing on the aft deck and flying bridge ladder from the cockpit mezzanine.
Exclusive Sky Bridge Option
Viking also offers an exclusive Viking Sky Bridge option for the 76 Enclosed Bridge, which is a fully-equipped open bridge helm station above the enclosed bridge.
Where Business Mixes with Pleasure
The 206 square-foot cockpit features Viking’s signature observation mezzanine with aft facing custom Sunbrella cushions. A hinged seat lid lifts to expose substantial stowage for gear. A bait freezer, a refrigerated chill box, a tackle center, an insulated stowage compartment and engine room access are also built into mezzanine area. In the lower cockpit, there is a large drop in fishbox and a pair of drop in stowage compartments that can be configured as baitwells, icewells, or customized as desired. A transom mounted fishbox also is standard. Port and starboard Glendinning Cablemasters, sea and freshwater outlets, a dockside freshwater inlet, tag stick and gaff stowage are provided