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Northrop and Johnson
(954) 522-3344

VIKING IV is a three stateroom, three head sailing yacht with additional crew quarters, and great accommodation. She has a raised saloon, centre cockpit and inside steering station.

She is equipped to be self-sustained for long periods of time.

Twin diesel engine power plant provides good cruising speed and manoeuvrability and her sail plan provides good sailing characteristics.

Shoal draft Scheel keel allows for additional exploration and access to the smaller harbours and anchorages.

The boat was purchased by the current owner in 2010 from the USA and April 2010 crossed the Atlantic from Charleston to Gibraltar and later on to Almerimar and Italy.

Hull and Deck

 The exterior of VIKING IV is in very fine condition. The topsides are fair and glossy. The teak decks are glued, not screwed, and in fine condition. The decks are wide and plenty of hand holds make it safe to move around the yacht. The cockpit is large and comfortable. Deck storage space is good. The exterior varnish is in good condition. Boarding is a breeze via two side gates and the scoop transom with carbon fibre passerelle.

VIKING IV is unique in that she has over one inch of foam insulation on the inside of the hull from the waterline down. This was unique to hull #1 for travelling to Antarctica. This makes the hull noticeably quieter, warmer in cold water and cooler in hot climates. This at-the-waterline insulation can be seen at a point in the wet locker, just aft of the navigation station, where the thickness of the insulation is visible.

Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
- Length: 68' 0"
- Max Height: 0
- LOA: 68' 0"
- LWL: 56.5833' 0"
- BEAM: 17.4166' 0"
- DRAFT: 7' 0"
- Engine(s): OM352
- Fuel: 792.516 Gal
- Water: 475.51 Gal
- Holding: 0 Gal
- Hull Construction: GRP
- Manufacturer: OYSTER MARINE LTD
- Model: 68

Engine and Mechanica

Twin Mercedes OM352 @ 120 HP

The large engine room has good head room, even under the cockpit portion. This area is well equipped making maintenance easy. You enter the engine room from the companionway leading from the salon to the master cabin. There is also a small hatch from the cockpit.

VIKING IV has a 2000 NM range @ 8.5 knots.

Cruising Speed: 8.5 knots

Max Speed: 9.0 knots



VIKING IV has wonderful accommodation on deck and below deck. There are boarding gates port and starboard plus the scoop transom for easy boarding from dinghy or floating docks. The teak deck is in a good condition and has a very good non-skid platform. The side decks are wide for easy and safe movement fore and aft.

The large centre cockpit is protected by a dodger and bimini top, Additional dodgers are installed on both sides of the cockpit. Seating is good (with two sets of cushions - one for deliveries, and one for comfort). There is a solidly mounted double drop leaf, teak table forward of the Edson pedestal.

The interior designer was Sylvia Bolton.

You enter VIKING IV through a centreline companionway directly into the saloon. This is a low profile pilothouse yacht, the head room in the saloon is fantastic. Actually headroom throughout the rest of the yacht is also very good. Very light and airy saloon with good visibility.

The starboard aft portion of the saloon is a large C-shaped dinette / lounge area.

Forward to starboard is the very well equipped galley.

Directly across from the galley is the inside helm station.

The navigation station/chart table area is aft of the helm.

The two guest staterooms with upper/lower single berths, each with a head and shower are forward.

The starboard guest stateroom has an en-suite head with separate shower stall.

You may walk through the port guest stateroom to get to the captain and crew quarters with V-berths, sink, and head. You may also enter the crew quarters through a foredeck hatch.

The master stateroom is aft with a double bed to starboard and a single bed to port. These berths are separated by a settee along the aft bulkhead. The en-suite head and separate shower stall are very nice. Storage for personal items is not a problem throughout the yacht, especially in this cabin. There are two deck hatches with screens and sun shades.

A companionway connects the master stateroom to the saloon.

The large engine room is entered from the companionway.

There is a washer and dryer and storage lockers in this companionway.

The engine room houses a long list of equipment including the two Mercedes OM352 diesel engines, two generators, water-maker, and a workable tool bench and tool chest.

VIKING IV has good ventilation via opening ports, dorades, and hatches. She is light and airy. She has electric fans throughout to move air.


 VIKING IV has two stations, both well equipped. The main helm is in the cockpit; the inside helm is located in the forward portion of the salon to port. The visibility from the inside helm is good. The chart table is behind the inside helm.


Furuno Radar; 24 mile range.

B&G/Segatron Autopilot.

Two Furuno GPS.

B&G Depth Sounders.

B&G Hercules 2000 sailing instruments.

VHF radio.


 Aluminium mast & boom.

Reckmann in mast furling.

Stainless steel rod rigging.

Two Reckmann Hydraulic Headstay Furlers.

Twin carbon poles, mast mounted to use for off wind sailing.

Navtec Hydraulic split backstay adjustment.

Running rigging: Spectra/Kevlar/Poly made by Harken, Sampson.


                Twelve Lewmar winches, drum self tailing.

                Eight Lewmar hydraulic Winches in cockpit, at mast and aft deck.

                Four Manual Winches, at mast.




  • Mainsail: 2001 Doyle Swing Batten. Good condition, currently on furler.
  • Staysail by Doyle, new 2010.
  • Spare mainsail: Hood Heavy Dacron, vertical battens. Solid backup mainsail.
  • Riggs Reckmann Storm Trysail: Heavy Dacron with hanks and attached sheet, in like-new condition.
  • 155% Genoa: 2000 Doyle Crescent Cut roller furling, square weave 2 ply Dacron. Good condition.
  • #2 Hood roller furling genoa: heavy single ply Dracon. Good condition. UV cover replaced in 2000 and very little use since then.
  •  Riggs Reckmann Asymmetrical Spinnaker: Nylon, in sock. Excellent condition, age unknown
  • Riggs Reckmann Symmetrical Spinnaker: 1.5 oz Nylon sock. Sail is like new, sock has some small holes, age unknown.

Domestic Equipment

Galley Equipment

Corian type counter-tops.

Double S/S Sink.

Taylor 041 propane 2-burner plus grill plate and broiler range.

Taylor propane oven.

Sharp microwave oven.

Cuisinart Cofee maker.

24 V cold plate system refrigeration.

Two freezers plus one for bottles added on 2012.

Bosch dishwasher.

Ariston Washer/Dryer on 2012.

Kitchen utensils etc.



HUMI Flat Screen TV.

Sony DVD player.

Alpine CD/AM/FM Receiver Player.

Four Alpine 6-disc CD players; Salon & staterooms.

Cassette player in crew quarters.


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17 Rose Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Telephone: (954) 522-3344
Fax: 954.522.9500

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