“I’ve purchased and sold over a Billion dollars of real estate, auto’s and yacht’s; I can count on one hand the salepeople who did an EXCEPTIONAL job for me. Dean is one of them.”
When shopping overseas or looking at European yachts in the Us, Dean’s experience in the European yacht industry is a plus….. when considering purchasing in the European market consider using not just another broker but an experienced yacht professional….
Dean quickly and professionally coordinated with our surveyors, captain and crew, maintenance team, management company, attorneys, selling agents and others to make this deal close… Dean dealt with it all….
“Dean, thanks for finding me an awesome deal on my 47 Cabo. The assistance you provided regarding shipping to my resort in Samoa, outfitting, insurance and financing proved invaluable. You made a complex project look easy. Thanks again Dean!.”
“Dean, your attention to all the small but significant details during the survey, closing, and the follow-up after the sale are much appreciated Dean. We are happy to recommend your services to anyone interested in purchasing or selling a yacht like ours.”
“We were shopping for a yacht for 2 years when we met Dean at a boatshow. Dean found us a great deal and went above and beyond the usual call of a yacht broker, traveling numerous times to California and handled all the details to make sure everything went smoothly for us.”
“Dean found me a deal on the yacht that I really wanted that was so attractive, I canceled the deal I had on going another boat. After a few years when I decided to sell, Dean found a retail buyer in Europe, hired a translator, arranged for shipping, and flew to Greece to deliver it to the new owner to keep the deal together. Now that’s service!”
“ Dean this is boat deal #2 with you. In 20 years of buying and selling boats, I am certain no other broker would look after my interests the way you did. Your advice saved me tens of thousands of dollars.”
Located: New Gretna, New Jersey
Category: Motoryachts, Sportfishermen, Enclosed Bridge Yachts
Worth Noting: In 1971 Viking Yachts became one of the first major U.S. builders to produce a production sportfish in fiberglass, the famous Viking 33 Convertible.
Viking Yachts was founded by brothers Bob and Bill Healey in 1964 when they bought Peterson-Viking Builders, a small, struggling New Jersey builder of 37′, wooden sportfishing boats. Those humble beginnings of course led to Viking Yachts, now a world-leader in semi-custom fiberglass yacht production with over 4,000 Viking sportfish and motoryachts delivered.
With Bob Healey still at the company helm as Chief Executive Officer and deal maker, and Bill as company President, chief boatbuilder and head of Viking Yacht’s in-house design and engineering teams, this family-owned and managed business is thriving. Viking Yacht Company builds over 100 high-end sportfishing yachts, from 45′ to 82′ each year. Viking Yachts’s order sheet is full for the next 12 months, depending on the model, with sales limited only by production capacity. With 1,400 employees building yachts in Viking’s state-of-the-art, 600,000 square-feet, waterfront-manufacturing facility, business has never been better, and expansion plans are under way to increase production of its largest models.
At a time when the brothers could take a well-earned rest, Bob and Bill are busier than ever. When not promoting the Recreational Fishing Alliance or industry issues in Washington D.C., Bob can often be found at the Viking shipyard. Bill is at the plant daily overseeing new expansion plans and to ensure Viking is “building a better boat every day.” And of course, Bill still makes it a point to say goodnight to his 1,400 employees each evening, a habit he started way back on April 1, 1964.
Dean Anthony specializes in helping clients buy and sell used Vikings for sale. Dean Anthony has worked for, had Vikings for sale and sold Vikings throughout his yacht broker career.
Buying Your Next Viking: Dean Anthony offers you the entire Viking MLS, including Vikings for sale in other countries. You will find used Viking Sportfish, Viking Convertibles, Viking Motoryachts, and Viking Express for sale.
Selling Your Current Viking: Dean Anthony would love to help you sell your Viking! With a team of licensed yacht brokers in locations worldwide, Dean Anthony is ready to provide your Viking Yacht with true national exposure. Dean Anthony’s comprehensive email and web marketing programs will provide your Viking with global exposure in Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia.