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Phenomenal Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show for Viking Yachts and Valhalla Boatworks

by Viking Yachts 6 Nov 17:04 UTC

Viking Yachts and Valhalla Boatworks saw record attendance and robust sales at the 2021 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), with a combined 27 boats sold between the two brands.

"The boat show was just incredible - everything we thought it would be and then some," said Viking President and CEO Pat Healey. "Even with our significant backlog, we were able to sell 16 Vikings and 11 Valhallas. We're extremely pleased, and appreciate the tremendous support and enthusiasm from everyone in our growing Viking and Valhalla family."

The show got off to a fast start and never let up, with visitors eager to check out the world's finest sportfishing yachts and center consoles. The display included nine Vikings from 46 to 82 feet and four Valhallas from 33 to 46 feet. Attendance was strong throughout the five-day event, setting a first-day record for Wednesday and peaking on Friday and Saturday. Total attendance for Viking eclipsed the 7,000-visitor mark for the third time since the show switched to its current Wednesday-to-Sunday format several years ago.

Viking kicked things off on Wednesday morning before the show opened with a press conference highlighting the world premiere of the 64 Convertible and the 54 Open Series. Viking also announced the all-new Viking 90 as its next flagship, with more than 60 media members on hand. The 90 will make its world debut at the 2023 Miami Yacht Show.

Two 90s were sold at the show, as well as an 80 Convertible and an 82 Cockpit Motor Yacht. Sales were prevalent throughout the convertible lineup, particularly from 64 to 72, with four 64s and four 68s selling. Across the dock on the Valhalla side, sales were spread evenly across the fleet of V Series center consoles comprised of the V-33, V-37, V-41 and V-46. The Valhalla 46, which premiered at the Viking and Valhalla VIP event in January, made its FLIBS debut.

"Not only did our Viking and Valhallas do well, our sister company, Princess Yachts America, sold nine yachts from 40 to 95 feet," added Pat. "With these three brands, we have the most diverse and complete group of premium products in the industry."

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