American Made Boating: Pat Healey Viking Yachts

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Pat Healey is the President of Viking Yachts, and he lives and breathes boat building.

Pat Healey has worked at Viking since he was ten years old, working part time for his father. He’s held every single job at the company from Janitor to President, and his passion for his craft seeps through every fiber of his being.

Today, Pat is at the top of his game. Viking recently won best in show at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show with its beautiful 54′ Convertible.

Pat, and the Viking team, might make success look easy, but its been anything but. Each Viking Yacht is painstakingly constructed to the highest specifications. Everything is planned to a tee.


In this interview, Pat and Chris talk about the Viking story and how the company got to where it is today. They talk about Pat’s passion for sport fishing, and how Viking uses fishing tournaments to inform the design of its boats.

Whether you’re a new boater or an old salt, you’ll get a lot out of this interview.

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American Made Boating is brought to you by Fortress Marine Anchors. We have been manufacturing the world’s best anchors here in the USA for over 34 years, and we are producing this show to bring you the best of the American Boating Industry. We will be launching the show across all the major podcasting platforms, including iTunes, Stitcher, and Google on December 15. Stay tuned for more amazing episodes including interviews with Pat Healey of Viking Yachts, Ken Clinton of Intrepid Power Boats, and Dave Marciano of TV’s Wicked Tuna coming to you in the next few weeks.