SanLorenzo 88' MotoryachtAn Italian Viking? Ah, but of course! by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy Viking has long been revered among the world’s premium sportfish builders. Its burgeoning custom yacht arm, SanLorenzo, based in Italy, has remained in relative obscurity in the U.S. market. Yet today, more yachtsmen are beginning to notice that Viking also represents luxury motor yachts, bearing the name SanLorenzo. Its new 88’ is bound to open a number of eyes to the Viking Motoryacht introduction, as it did during the recent January Viking Exposition. As a preview to the Miami International Boat Show, a bevy of veteran and brand new Vikings were exhibited at its secondary headquarters in Riviera Beach, Florida, which attracted hundreds of viewers. Berthed at a most pretentious viewpoint – Dock #1 – the classic style of its SanLorenzo 88 also captured the attention of yachtsmen and women who might normally expect a Viking show focused exclusively on sportfishing.