Viking sportsfish yacht Double Barrel sold
by Chris Jefferies
Built by American yard Viking Yachts from a GRP hull and superstructure and launched in 2012, she is a fine example of the Viking 82 enclosed bridge design. Accommodation is for seven guests split between three en-suite staterooms, including an owner’s cabin, a twin and triple cabin, while the compact amidships crew quarters allows for a staff of two people.
Her spacious cockpit has been equipped with built-in seating and a fighting chair, ideal for reeling in the catch of the day. Twin staircases to port and starboard provide easy access to the mezzanine observation deck, which has been fitted with built-in seating, a removable table and recessed drinks holders.
Electric sliding doors provide access from the cockpit to the main saloon, where guests can relax in front of the 55-inch television, which is mounted on a rise-and-fall mechanism. Further forward and the galley area features an island breakfast bar with three stools.
Power comes from a pair of 2,600hp MTU 16V 2000 M94 diesel engines that propel Double Barrel to her cruising speed of 29 knots, topping out at 36 knots. Meanwhile, her total fuel capacity of more than 12,000 litres means a maximum cruising range of 500 nautical miles at 12 knots is possible.
Lying in Fort Lauderdale, Double Barrel was asking $5,995,000.