Viking 22


L.O.A.: 22' 4" (6.81 m)
L.W.L.: 17" 6" (5.34 m)
Beam: 7' 0" (2.13 m)
Draft: 3' 9" (1.14 m)

Displacement: 1700 lbs. (772 kg.)
Ballast: 900 lbs. (409 kg.)
Sail area: 201 sq. ft. (18.66 m²)

Motor: outboard.
Headroom: 4' 3" (1.31m)
Berths: 2
Rating  (PHRF-LO) : 234

Price range: $4,000 to $6,000

    The Viking 22 was designed by C&C in 1965, and built by Ontario Yachts. It is somewhat unique because it was conceived as a fast 22 foot day-sailor. As a result, it has a very large cockpit and a relatively small cabin with only enough room to sleep two people. This puts it at odds with many other 22 foot models which attempt to be small yachts with maximum interior space. Form this perspective, the Viking 22 is really a big day sailor. However, this thinking may be more in line with the way 90% of people sail their 22 footers 90% of the time. This boat has a fixed keel which reaches down 3' 9" (1.14m), meaning that it should have far better windward performance than anything with a swing keel. Because of the Viking's small cabin and the age of many these boats, they tend to come on the market at very attractive prices.

    by Michael McGoldrick.
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