Pat Healey is President & CEO of the Viking Yacht Company, based in New Gretna, NJ. Founded in 1964 by his father, Bill and uncle, Bob, Pat’s boating career began at 14 sweeping floors and emptying trash cans at the plant. Surrounded by talented Viking shipwrights, he learned the business from the keel up. Summers were spent on the docks, in the bilges and in the factory learning every facet of yacht manufacturing. After attending St. Joseph College, Pat joined the sales department where he focused on boat shows and yacht production. An accomplished blue-water fisherman and tournament contender, he brought these experiences to the design table and his eye for detail and performance quickly proved to be the right combination to take the lead in the highly competitive yacht market. Under his tutelage Viking has become the # 1 luxury convertible sport fishing yacht builder in the world with an impressive fleet ranging from 42 to 92 feet, and future orders extending to 2015 and beyond.