German engine manufacturer MAN has been supplying engines to the US-based boatbuilder for 24 years.

MAN Engines has delivered the 2,000th engine to Viking Yachts. The German marine engine manufacturer has been supplying power solutions to the US boatbuilder for 24 years.

The latest delivery to Viking’s New Jersey boatyard is for the 1,000th motorboat since the beginning of this long-standing partnership.

A V-12 engine has been installed in the Viking 52 Convertible sportfishing boat hull #822 alongside an identically constructed MAN V12-1400 engine.

Each of the engines generates an output of 1029kW (1400hp at 2,300 rpm from a cylinder capacity of 24.2 l.

The maximum torque is 4,680 Nm and is achieved at speeds of 1,200 to 2,100 rpm. This means that the Viking 52 Convertible has a total available output of 2,058 kW (2,800hp) when using the optional increased engine capacity.

Long-standing partnership

“MAN engines are the perfect fit for our Viking boats,” says company director Patrick Healey. “They look great and add the finishing touch to our overall package. Also, the large number of MAN engines that we have in use means that we have a great deal of experience with them, something which is valued very highly by our customers as well,” he adds.

CEO MAN Engines & Components Ricardo Barbosa and Vikings CEO Patrick Healey in the engine bay of the Viking 52 Convertible hull #822. Photo by Viking Yachts

According to Healey, a major feature of the MAN V12-1400 is its low-noise operation. “MAN engines sound fantastic! Quiet at the dockside and when idling, but under full load, they roar like a lion, demanding respect. And despite this, the crew can still communicate with each other,” he says.

Over the years, Viking Yachts has purchased a wide range of V-engines from MAN Engines. The total power of all engines installed to date sums up to an impressive output of over one million kilowatts (1,079,934kW or 1,468,710hp).

The Viking 52 Convertible, with its anniversary engine, will be on display for the first time at the Yachts Miami Beach Show. The event closes on Monday February 20.