- 74 (ft.)
- Hull Material
- Fuel Type
- Engine Model
- 16V2000 M91
- Number of Engines
- Engine Type
- Engine Hours
In more than thirty years owning boats longer than 38’, the Viking 74 is the best designed, built and handling boat I have operated.
Minute Man was purchased with many custom features for coastal cruising in new and unusual places, utilizing yacht carriers like Dockwise Express and Yacht Path. Doing so has reinvigorated our love of boating and sharing it with family and friends has made it all worth the trip.
She is very well maintained and well founded with spares…. Ready for her next adventure.
- Vessel Layout
- The layout of the 74 Viking is the envy of the industry, and MINUTE MAN’s layout features numerous custom features and upgrades that add to her comfort and functionality.
- Main Deck-Salon/Galley/Dinette/Day Head
- Forward to port is the galley which features custom granite counter tops, 6 drawers of Sub Zero refrigeration (4 refrigerator/2 freezer), 4 burner range, full sized oven ( microwave/ convection), dishwasher, disposal, sink & compactor. In addition there is an abundance of slide out, swinging door and drawer storage. Access to the very handy day head is immediately forward, and a concealed spacious storage area/pantry is accessible from the head. Interior spiral stair to bridge with teak handrail. Forward to starboard is the customized U-shaped dinette with a custom table to seat 6. There is a 32” TV forward above the dinette and an additional TV that flips down from above the galley island, for easy viewing from the dinette. Aft on the main deck is the salon. Highlights include customized L-shaped sofa (with storage beneath), hi-low cocktail table, ice maker, bottle/glass storage and Amtico flooring at the entrance. Just inside entrance is a VHF radio. Access is provided via an electric sliding door to the mezzanine.
- Master Suite
- Located amidships to port, this suite utilizes the full beam, except for the companionway, which is outboard to starboard. A king sized berth (with upgraded system #3 mattress) and huge storage beneath, teak end tables, concealed safe, full entertainment center, oversized hanging lockers (with full length mirrors on the inside of the doors) and a very comfortable lounge, and excellent storage are key features in this cabin. Additionally, a Moritz monitor was installed so the owner can view the vessel systems. Ensuite head with shower, custom granite, wallpaper, teak cabinetry, Amtico flooring and a frameless shower door highlight this well lit head. 3 Line telephone (cell, satellite, landline).
- Forward Guest Suite
- Very inviting guest accommodations are located in the forepeak. Highlights include a queen berth with an upgraded mattress, and storage beneath, large hanging locker, 20” TV, DVD/VCR, excellent storage, deck access hatch, and ensuite head with shower. Also 3 Line telephone- Cell / Sat / Landline.
- Port Guest Suite
- An extremely comfortable stateroom provides sleeping for 2 on upper and lower berths. Generous storage and hanging locker space are provided as well as a 15” TV, DVD/VCR, 3 line telephone/ SAT/Cell/Landline and ensuite head with shower.
- Aft Guest Suite
- The fourth suite in MINUTE MAN with ensuite head and shower can be utilized as crew accommodations or an additional guest suite. The laundry center is located adjacent to this suite, and there is a private access through the engine room to the cockpit in addition to the interior access. 3 Line telephone- Landline/SAT/Cell. Moritz monitor, DVD/VCR.
- Enclosed Flybridge
- MTU electronic monitors port and starboard, MTU Blue Line electronic single lever controls w/ electronic synchro and troll valves, remote control unit with 50' cord enables full control while accessing entire bridge area. Stidd electric helm chair, forward facing port bench seat, custom L-shaped seat to starboard with custom chart storage, 3 windshield wipers wired to separate breakers, dedicated electronics batteries with charger, custom Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer 2 drawer unit, Amtico flooring at entrance from aft deck, custom easy access to area beneath helm, dual Kahlenberg air horns, trim tab indicators, hi-low table, 20” TV, AM/FM/DVD/VHS player. Access through door aft to observation area with seating to starboard, full controls to port, and access via ladder to the roof of the enclosed flybridge, and the mezzanine deck below.
- Mezzanine seating, tackle drawers, dual thermostats for cockpit freezers, transom door with lift gate, transom fish box plumbed as live well with window & light, under deck fish box, port and starboard storage lockers under coaming, fresh & saltwater washdowns, custom electric grill, handrails inside transom door, rod holders, engine room access, backing plate for future chair or rocket launcher. Spare props stored under deck with hatch access.
- Electronics and Navigational Equipment
- Furuno 25KW 96 mile radar w/AIS-B and with 8' array, Furuno 12KW 72 mile radar w/6’ array, Garmin 6212 chart plotter (2012), Furuno video sounder, Simrad AP50 auto pilot( 2012)Furuno hailer system with fore and aft facing horns, Icom 602 VHF radio (2), ships computer with Max Sea plotter, Airmar weather caster system, XM radio weather worx, Elbex CCTV camera system with cockpit view, engine room view & salon view, (2) ACR spotlights, NVT night vision thermal imaging system, XM SAT radio system, Furuno RD 30-Aft flybridge station, Icom 402 VHF-Aft flybridge station, KVH Inmarsat Mini M SAT phone, Panasonic phone system-3 line/6 station, 2 GPIRB's with hydrostatic release, custom elevated compass binnacle, built in cellular phone.
- Viking bow pulpit, bow rail, Lewmar V4 hydraulic windlass with Gypsy and drum, fiberglass tank vents, hydraulic bow thruster, underwater exhaust system,4 underwater lights, additional fuel tank (3 total), custom dual radar mast, spare propellers, propeller pockets, fiberglass side thru-hulls, hand rails below windows port and starboard, anchor with 300’ chain, custom split anchor locker, spare anchor with custom hawse pipe, additional 50’ chain/300’ rode for spare anchor, Nautical structures HMC1100 hydraulic davit, fresh water wash down inside anchor locker, transom swim steps, trim tab covers, Switlik 8 man lift raft, 2006 14' Zodiac Flat Sheer Yachtline tender with 50hp/4 stroke Suzuki equipped with Garmin plotter, VHF & GPIRB.
- Electrical System
- 24V DC/110V AC/240V AC systems, (2) 32KW Kohler generators (upgraded from std 27.5KW), 2 Glendenning cable masters, Charles power master with voltage stabilizer transformers, battery parallel system, (3) battery chargers, custom LED lighting for mast, bridge deck, and mezzanine.
- Engine Room (Accessible from Cockpit and Crew Quarters)
- MTU 16V2000 M91 2035HP engines with 1650 original hours, fuel polishing system, ALGAE X system, dual power steering pumps, backup seawater pump for A/C system, 2 tool boxes, Awlgripped thru hulls, sea strainers, fuel filters and pumps, oil change system plumbed to cockpit dockside box, Headhunter fresh water pumps (2),Sea Recovery 1200 GPD watermaker with remote panel in salon, trolling valves, gas/water separators for both generators, plumbed and prewired for future icemaker, expanded tool storage and bench mounted vise.
- Additional Owner's Comments
- I look forward to reviewing the extensive maintenance and repair records (why, when, where, who) with comments and contacts. I will provide my cell phone number and be pleased to answer questions indefinitely. Our primary cruising is between Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo and New England. During two trips to the Pacific Northwest (2007, 2012), Minute Man took us safely and comfortably through Puget Sound, the San Juan and Gulf Islands, and through Desolation Sound in British Columbia, all the way to Juneau, Alaska. Northern BC and Alaska cruising is remote and without support of any kind. In our 74 we relaxed, enjoyed the views and returned with thousands of photos and videos. In 2009, we unloaded Minute Man in Toulon, France. In five months, we cruised more than 5,000 coastal miles in the Mediterranean, visited eight countries and docked 71 times. The required "Med-Moor" often resulted in our 74 maneuvering into seemingly impossible positions. Her precise and effortless maneuvers impressed all observers and did so without a scratch. She handles like a sports car. When cruising remote or foreign coasts, to minimize downtime of critical systems, (e.g. generators, air conditioning, davit, windless etc.) we relied on manufacturers recommendations for spares. The extensive inventory is mostly still aboard and included with the sale. Our Sea Recovery water maker produced good drinking water every time and still does. The factory installed fuel polisher ensured the diesel fuel purchased from unknown sources was clean and free of water (primary Racors never need changing between oil changes). Both systems were also invaluable while cruising the Virgin Islands. Begining the day we took delivery, a full time, experienced Mate has been aboard. For the last five years our Mate has been a recently retired Senior Chief - Engineering, who served in the US Navy Submarine Service. His maintenance philosophy mirrors my own- PM means prevent unscheduled maintenance - BREAKDOWNS. In that regard, we know the key to reliable boating pleasure and freedom is eternal vigilance. For Minute Man's new owner, in addition to the custom compiled binders of ship's systems information, I am providing a "Consolidated Cruising Journal" for Minute Man from launching through the sale. Minute Man has never been "fished" or chartered. Most important, her MTUs have never overheated. All three of these considerations can cause undetectable wear & tear. As of now - 1600+ hours - no oil need be added between oil changes. Gens too. MTU recommends 70-80% power for standard operation. Depending on the load, 1850 RPM equals +/- 74%, 114GPH, 26-27 kts. She will cruise comfortably at 30 kts and tops out at +/- 36 kts. Our Mate maintains the two, 32KW Kholer Generators. The V16, 2035HP, M91 MTUs have been maintained primarily by Palm Beach Power and the distributer who provided them - Johnson & Towers in New Jersey. Even though our Mate is quite capable of changing oil and filters, I prefer at least an annual visit by one of these MTU dealers. Having their highly experienced mechanics aboard for oil changes and unhurried inspections has resulted in valuable recommendations. The Cruise Aire, Chilled Water air conditioning system has been maintained from day 1 by Neptune Air - Gary Mills - 954-775-2510. The best. Tender is a 14' Zodiac, flat sheer, Yacht Line with a 50 HP Suzuki Four Stroke. Deck chalks were custom made to provide a low profile to blend with the Viking sheer line. Tender is equipped with a Garmin plotter/sounder and an ACR - Personal GPIRB. The low profile Nautical Structures davit has been factory maintained and regularly cleaned and lubed by our Mate. The 8 person canister life raft with hydrostatic release is mounted inconspicuously inboard of the davit. The Viking transom live-well has a large viewing window and is used as a lighted aquarium for the grand kids and to keep live Dungeness crabs, Maine lobsters and other seafood. The navigation and other electronics were specified and the helm designed by me and Viking's in house Atlantic Marine Electronics. Redundancy, safety, intuitive and convenient operation were our guidelines. The primary helmsman's plotter was upgraded to a Garmin 6212 in 2012. The auto pilot was upgraded to a Navionics/Roberstson MP50 in 2012. Of the two Furuno radars, the 98 mile/8 ft. open array unit with ARPA also has an AIS-B unit intentionally installed to identify others without revealing who we are. All bridge electronics are powered by a dedicated battery bank and charger located under the helm. In the event of engine room flooding, the electronics will continue to function. Two ACR - GPIRBS with hydrostatic releases are mounted on the aft bridge bulkheads. Minute Man is equipped with hydraulic assisted power steering. A pump for this is installed on both engines. If one engine is lost, the vessel would still have power steering for the low speed trip home.
- 4 hanging photos, personal display items, tools, and mounted barracuda.
- The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.