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Missing Sailboat: Wreckage found, no hope for the missing crew

Its over, all hope of finding the four missing English crew members (James Male, Andrew Bridge, Steve Warren and Paul Goslin) is lost. The wreckage of the First 40.7 Cheeki Rafiki has been found, with its lifeboat still aboard. The interior hull was completely flooded and no sign of the four missing men was found. The Rafiki, as shown in the image distributed by the US Guard, had lost the keel. This probably caused the boat to capsize suddenly and flood. The crew was forced to abandon ship, did not have time to inflate the life raft, and had no hope of surviving in the gelid 

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Viking Yachts launch 92' Enclosed Bridge Convertible Sportfish Yacht

Viking Yachts, mainly a manufacturer of sportfish type yachts have launched their largest yacht to date, their flagship 92-foot Enclosed Bridge Convertible Sportfish. Not so long ago, many experienced tournament skippers and anglers felt a boat over 70-feet was on the cusp of being too large to effectively compete on the tournament trail. But the Viking 74 Convertible launched in May 2004 proved differently. Fast forward to the fall 2008 when the launch of the 82 Convertible continued the upward trend. 

The brand new 92' hit the water on May 20th, 2014 at the company's New Gretna, New Jersey facility. She also now represents the largest resin-infused built convertible sportfish yacht in the United States. She is spacious featuring a 23-foot overall beam and the yacht's master suite takes full advantage of that. There are five other cabins for guests to utilize making an overall 6-suite layout on this large sportfish. Each of the rooms have their own private head and shower. 


LOA: 93' 4" (28.45 m) 
BOA: 23' 5" (7.03 m) 
Draft: 5' 10" (1.77 m) 
Gross Weight*: 195,000 lbs. (88,450 kg) 
Fuel Capacity: 4,000 gals. (15,141 l) 
Water Capacity: 450 gals. (1,703 l) 

For more information:

Viking Yacht Company 
Route 9, 'On the Bass River' 
PO Box 308 
New Gretna, NJ 08224 

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