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Old 10-04-2013, 04:23 AM
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Default As Billy said above. It was way over priced. The hull is a total loss in my opinion

I have been known to bring any hull back to life. Not a balsa cored hull that has had holes punched through it large enough to climb through and water saturated balsa core.

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Too many pictures and too much money for a soggy balsa cored hull. I looked at it a long time ago
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:26 AM
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perhaps hes "parting it out"?

put that in quotations because who the hell knows whats salvageable on it and if it was worth the money purchased for.. but if he does in fact own a marina it may be of use to him
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Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
If he could make 10 mph with a 5 pitch prop he would have 28% slip at 5500 wot.
I heard he's going to step the hull. The boat will then plane easily and run 40 kt burning 40 gph.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:39 AM
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I guess I can see it being affordable if you had the ob engines already and have a crew to fix it at your marina that you pay $15 per hour?
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those engines are way too high.... props won't even be below the transom.
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Old 10-04-2013, 05:50 AM
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I guess I can see it being affordable if you had the ob engines already and have a crew to fix it at your marina that you pay $15 per hour?
If it cost 100k to restore a 20ft seacraft then it's probably 100 million to retore this viking.
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:01 AM
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Now we know where the Xcelerator Boat Works guys got the idea of strapping O/Bs to the back of a SF
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by KnottyDreams View Post
perhaps hes "parting it out"?

put that in quotations because who the hell knows whats salvageable on it and if it was worth the money purchased for.. but if he does in fact own a marina it may be of use to him
That makes sense, that tower alone could be worth $30k.
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Now I am reminded why I chose not to repower with a used outboard... SMH
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Default Who would Buy the Tower? It may be worth the Aluminum salvage weight?

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That makes sense, that tower alone could be worth $30k.
I was up there at hoffmans shortly after it came out of the water. Many salvage people looked it over. Almost all walked away. This was one of the first 64s built. The captain wanted to move the boat to a safer spot. The wealthy owner that has that house up on the hill said No. If it was in perfect condition and people were still buying 64 ft convertible it might be worth 6 or 8 times a 100,000. If he keeps a record of his time on this venture? He will be very enlightened, and even lighter in the wallet.

I do not think any other 64 ft Viking owners are going to be shopping for spare parts from this boat? I figure just to do a re power and new generator along with wiring is probably more then the boat could sell for in perfect running shape.

I do think he should have went for trips. If he looses one engine on the way to FL. He will be stopped again. He at least has the best engine Yamaha ever made on there. He better be prepared to service the oiled up sensors every couple days, with that load. Will he try to go outside or deal with bridges and tidal currents in narrow undredged Intracoastal water way. Did he leave yet? One small storm could sink it again. This is fun to speculate about.
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:52 AM
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Thats never going to get on plane..... I mean I guess it is fine if all you are doing is keeping it at the marina and sleeping on it and not fishing or going anywhere
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Head Kned View Post
That makes sense, that tower alone could be worth $30k.
exactly what im thinking

Originally Posted by boatingpursuit3070 View Post
Thats never going to get on plane..... I mean I guess it is fine if all you are doing is keeping it at the marina and sleeping on it and not fishing or going anywhere
also another thing I was thinking.... everything is saturated on that boat...

Wealthy people got wealthy somehow... 10, 20, or 30 g's in someones bank account never hurts...
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Oh Reely! View Post
If u look at the water line the boat appears to have been sitting in the water for a while but the outboard brackets and motors don't have any wear on them. I'm guessing was put on the cheaply move the boat to another yard or owner
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:05 AM
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Here's an 07' on Yacht World listed at 2 million, don't know what year the sunk boat is but if a nice one of the same year is worth say 800K to a million and this guy ends up with 3 or 400k in this one and wants to keep it for himself then I think he will be alright.
Can't imagine this boat having any re-sale value once it is complete but if you want to own a 64' Viking and have the resources to re-furb it (marina, labor, parts, knowledge) then this might turn out good for him.

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2007...o#.Uk7KA0HD-1s
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:14 AM
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the behind the sunk viking is AWESOME!! only problem is, its in new jersey
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:26 AM
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Another angle on the 'before' shot...
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these kind of pictures hurt me
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Originally Posted by tunatango123 View Post
you are better off buying a used one.
She looks pretty used to me ...

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Old 10-04-2013, 07:31 AM
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Yup, it's a temporary solution to move the boat from point A to point B. It's not the first time we have seen this. A while back there was an 80 footer twin Mercs bolted to the back just to move the boat.
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I would love to know where you can buy a 64' Viking for $800,000 in any condition much less perfect condition?

This is not a 64' Viking, it is a 65' which is a big difference on value. This was hull #1 on the 65's and the owner had just bought it a couple months before the hurricane. This 65' sold for about $800,000 I believe while the 64's will be $1.8-2.0.

This is the 65' that killed the Grander in the WMO a couple years ago
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