Big Rock Dispute Settled Out Of Court


Big Rock Dispute Settled Out Of Court

The ongoing legal battle over who really won the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament and its nearly $1 million purse in 2010 is over. The case has been settled out of court, according to a statement from E. Brad Evans, a Greenville-based lawyer representing the Big Rock Tournament and Crystal Coast Foundation.

The owners of the boat Citation sued the tournament after getting stripped of its $910,000 in prize money. The crew boated a marlin that weighed in at 883 pounds, a tournament record, on the first day of the 2010 tournament. However, the crew was disqualified after it was revealed the Citation’s first mate did not have a North Carolina fishing license.

The case was headed back to court in Carteret County after being heard by the North Carolina Supreme Court. However, the parties reached an agreement before that could happen.

This is the statement released:
“The parties involved in the Big Rock lawsuit have reached a mutually satisfactory resolution of all matters in dispute between them. Had the 883-pound fish caught by the vessel Citation not been disqualified, it would have been the largest fish weighed in the history of the Big Rock tournament. The parties are pleased that they were able to resolve their differences honorably and amicably. By agreement, the parties will have no further comment on the matter.”


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The hull plug of the new massive Viking 92

As May comes to a close, the activity around the Viking plant is erupting like a volcano. Progress on the Viking 92 Convertible is steadfast as our shipwrights continue to detail and board sand the hull plug of our new flagship. The size of the plug is humongous and it gets better looking every day.

Spinning Wheels   


The Viking 52C in for a prop change.


Our new 52 Convertible, with its gorgeous Viking Lady Yellow hull, is a showpiece as crew from the make ready dock does a quick NASCAR-like propeller change before the boat heads out for more sea trials. This new model is a headliner at the upcoming Viking Yacht dealer meeting next month in Atlantic City.

Custom Cab     


The Viking 42SC gets a custom cab
Another new model slated to appear at the Dealer Meeting next month is the Viking 42 Sport Coupe. Powered with Cummins diesels and the Zeus pod propulsion system, the 42 SC features a two-stateroom layout with a large salon and galley. Topside, the command station includes a center console helm, plenty of seating and the fiberglass hard top shown here with a fiberglass arch and custom accents.


An all new Sabre 54

An all new Sabre 54.


Posted: 24 May 2013 07:38 AM PDT


Have you heard? We have re-designed the Sabre 54 Salon Express and 54 Fly Bridge and it is BREATHTAKING. The number of unique features and design elements are truly amazing.








Kevin Burns, VP of Design and Product Development says, “The 54 represents the most sophisticated build to date for the Sabre yard in terms of the incredible interior details, state-of-the-art systems arrangements, and overall experience of ownership.  It will establish a new high water mark for our S54_Galley_21MAY13_eentire team.”


S54_Head 21MAY13This conceptual rendering (shown left) of the galley highlights the open interior layout with the galley half-way down and the office seen in the background.


One of the most incredible features is the cabinet joinery details – this fine woodworking is built not only in the USA but in the State of Maine at the Sabre yard.  We are proud to use sustainably harvested, domestically sourced American Cherry timber.


Other “jewels” of the galley are the upscale fixtures, the dishwasher and the subzero drawer refrigerators.


The appliances are seamlessly integrated with the rest of the galley by way of the custom cherry door panels which present a full ‘built in’ effect.


Another great feature of the 54 layout: the Day Head.  This space is beautifully designed and yet extremely practical — the benefit of a day head is that it keeps traffic out of the staterooms which translates into the greatest level of privacy for Owners and Guests.


Outboard surfaces of the day head covered with solid cherry staving with Sabre’s signature hand rubbed finish.  It blends wonderfully with the cherry and stainless steel grab rail located under the counter.


There will be lots of light in this space with a full mirror bulkhead and full mirror door. The oversized stainless steel port light opens easily for days when you want the sea breeze blowing throughout the cabin.


Sabre_54SE Cockpit_overhead


In the spacious cockpit of the 54, you find an awning by SureShade as a standard feature. Also worth noting — the Sabre 54 will be one of the first production boats to be fitted with the Volvo IPS 950 propulsion system. We expect a cruise speed in the high 20’s and a top end speed over 30 knots

46th Annual Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament Day 1 Results

46th Annual Georgetown Blue Marlin Tournament Day 1 Results


















With Reverence and Gratitude…Happy Memorial Day!

Wherever you plan to kick off summer this weekend, we wish you and your family a very happy Memorial Day weekend and ask that you join us in remembering, with heartfelt gratitude, the men and women who have served and those that continue to serve our nation in constant vigilance to protect our freedom.  

Since this weekend marks the “unofficial” start of summer, we would like to jumpstart your cruising dreams with a quick look at the new Princess yacht models on order and on schedule for a North American premiere later this summer….
Happy weekend, happy summer from all of us at Viking Sport Cruisers!

Princess V48 w/IPS – Arriving Late Summer 2013

Princess 52 – Arriving Late Summer 2013

Princess 82 Motor Yacht – Late Summer 2013

  Princess 88 Motor Yacht – Arriving Winter 2014

Learn more at


Distributors of Princess Luxury Yachts in the United States,
Canada, Central America, and Caribbean
P: (877) 846-9874

Back Cove Downeast 37 DECKED


The Downeast 37 has been DECKED. A big moment in the construction of a new model. It all fits! phew!!!


Yesterday the associates used a crane to lift the deck over the hull. After the deck was directly over the hull, the deck got lowered until it was a few feet from the hull to confirm that the fit was accurate. 


Bill and Bruce in the hull of the Downeast 37 helping with the alignment.



The Downeast 37 gets a deck!



Charlie and Jodi are all smiles — the deck fits!

When the deck is ready to be lowered onto the hull, 5200 sealant is applied along the “shoe box” edge. The associates then install bolts through deck into the hull.


Voila! A boat is born.