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Discussion in 'Viking Yacht' started by A. Alan Green, Feb 19, 2021.

  1. A. Alan Green

    A. Alan Green New Member

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    My wife came across this yesterday. It is a project vessel. Here is the link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/164709299454?ul_noapp=true
    60K for a vessel that if it was in decent shape would sell in the high 300's to low 400's.
    We just closed on a 1994 57 Viking Motor Yacht last month and have always loved the Viking Brand and the Motor Yacht models from the late 80's to mid 90's. I think an additional investment of 2-300K over the initial 60K and a lot of time would be required to make her right and then good luck getting insurance at a reasonable price.
  2. Pascal

    Pascal Senior Member

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    This boat is worth $0

    it s a sinker. Even if the engines were started and flushed as claimed they are questionable and expensive to rebuild. $30/40 to redo the air con alone... new generators...
  3. Capt J

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    Agreed. It's always best to buy the yacht in the best shape to start with. All of the small parts are expensive......and they add up FAST. There are so many project boats like this littered and Lauderdale, that someone bought, threw $100k/200k/400k into and realized it's costing a lot more than they ever expected and sadly takes a lot more than it's worth to finish and there it ends up abandoned in a boat yard and for sale.
  4. NYCAP123

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    Not the worst project boat I've seen, but I've also seldom seen a project boat worth what it would cost to make them right. So as a long term liveaboard vessel maybe. As a flip or something you want to cruise long distance with in the next year, no way.
  5. Troppo

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    Yikes. I have a 1988 63 wide body undergoing refit now, but from the looks of it, this one's a goner. The engines were submerged and while they may have started afterwards, I'd never trust them. If the engines were submerged, so was the master stateroom aft, the laundry and the guest cabins down front. The 8v92s can be rebuilt in place, but a full rebuild is ~$25k/per, so the first $50k goes into the engines. And then the generator. 4x8D starting/house batteries ~$2k. Batteries are in the bilge, so wiring will have to be replaced. Water heater, water maker, battery charger, blackwater pumps, water pump, bilge pumps, washer/dryer. 4x 20k CruisAir units and at least one evaporator. Lots of woodwork on the lower deck (fore and aft). There are all kinds of fittings that might need reconditioning/replacement after submersion. For example, the struts are secured with stainless backing plates bolted through the hull. The fuel tank is under the floor on the lower deck. There's a hole below the waterline, and that's a cored hull, so how much water wicked up into the core?Considering there have been several of these for sale in the $200-$330 range, some in excellent condition, hard to see taking on this kind of headache. They're awesome boats, and somebody may get a lot of joy from bringing this one back to life, but it'll be a Herculean undertaking.
  6. Edad

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    Troppo.

    Sounds like a huge project.. Any idea on how much the 4x 20k cruisair would cost to replace? How about rebuilding the gens? Hear different quotes and curious what you explored. thanks
  7. olderboater

    olderboater Senior Member

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    As a Viking lover, I'd crush and cremate it, put it out of it's misery, a humane death.
  8. Edad

    Edad New Member

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    CitiMarine guys were awesome when pricing out our cruisair system.. best to just rip them out and replace them with CTM self contained units... 4 units will run about $10k total for the units, not including install.. so would budget in another $5k install.. Gens, depends on whats wrong but would budget in $5-10k per depending.. The cummings/onon 21.6 kw are backlogged by 6 months and those run about 18k plus install would could run 2-10k depending on if new lines, etc.. I thought our 78 hat was going to be a project,, hopefully your doing this for a hobby and enjoy it (like we are).. good luck