USA. Viking 48 Convertible
Wednesday, 05 April 2017
The Viking 48 Convertible is in that mid-range sweet spot for tournament fishing and family cruising. Fast, maneuverable and comfortable, this boat is an overachiever and represents the best in its class.
Whether relaxing back at the dock after a day on the edge trolling for white marlin in the northern offshore canyons, or enjoying the air-conditioned comfort following an afternoon cruise in the Abacos, the salon welcomes you into spacious surroundings. There is ample sitting room for a crowd on the L-shape lounge to starboard, as well as forward on the port side at settee with a convenient dinette table. Entertainment is provided with the 40-inch flat-screen television and a home theater system with surround sound and a Blu-Ray player.
The galley is equipped to handle breakfast, dinner and anything in between with a microwave/convection oven, an electric cooktop, under counter drawer-style refrigeration, a deep stainless-steel sink and plenty of workable counter space. An abundance of drawers and deep lockers lets you stock up with supplies to keep the crew happy for a week or more.
A queen-size walk-around bed with a Handcraft mattress ensures restful nights, and there is plenty of stowage available in the maple-lined hanging locker and drawers. A 28-inch flat screen, a stereo and DVD are included. The master head includes a sizable fiberglass shower stall, an under mounted sink in the vanity, Amtico flooring, air conditioning, and an electric MSD. Two additional staterooms offer upper and lower beds and share a second head.
The 124 square-foot bi-level cockpit provides an observation mezzanine. Beneath the Sunbrella cushions are stowage, a freezer, and engineroom access, as well as an insulated step box cooler. In the lower cockpit there is a transom live well, a transom door with a lift gate, flush rod holders, a tackle center, in-deck fish box and stowage bins and an aluminum plate laminated into the cockpit sole for mounting a fighting chair, a rocket launcher or a table. If all of your fishing or cruising time is spent in tropical environs, you can add cockpit air conditioning to beat the heat. The lazarette is prepped for a Seakeeper 9 gyro stabilizer for installation at the factory or at a later date.
Vikings tournament-proven center console helm delivers excellent sightlines and a good amount of seating on the flanking and forward lounges. The DC power-assisted hydraulic steering is smooth and effortless, and the single lever electronic engine controls are silky smooth prompting eager response from the MAN V8 1200 CRM engines, which deliver mid 30 knot cruise speeds and a top end of nearly 40 knots depending load, sea state and other environmental factors. Viking subsidiaries Atlantic Marine Electronics and Palm Beach Towers can outfit the 48 Convertible with any number of custom specialties from underwater lighting and navigation equipment to fishing accessories and teaser reels to provide the convenience of turnkey delivery.
The Awlgrip finished engine room highlights Viking's mechanical attention to detail. A 21.5 kw Cummins Onan generator, a gear-type oil change pump for the engines, genset and transmissions, a voltage stabilizer isolation transformer and a Delta-T ventilation system for engine combustion and water intrusion suppression are among a long list of important standard items.
The Viking 48 Convertible is available for a sea trial, and we encourage you to contact your Viking dealer to get aboard and see for yourself why this model is such a popular choice among experienced blue-water yachtsmen. In the meantime, take a virtual tour here.
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 05 April 2017 )