Serious Anglers should take a close look at the Viking 52 Open Yacht packed with all of the features that you would come to expect from its larger siblings. The Viking 52 Yacht is packed full of the special value and quality that only Viking can deliver.
To start with, it is no slouch when it comes to performance. The Viking 52 Open Yacht is equipped with 1,400-horsepower, 12-cylinder MANs will provide a top speed around 40 knots. With its DC power-assisted hydraulic steering, matched to stainless-steel, high-speed rudders, and single-lever electronic controls, the 52 Open delivers outstanding performance, comfort and range.
Following the design success of the Viking 52 Convertible the Viking 52 Open Yacht has fine, slightly convex sections forward and a 12-degree deadrise at the transom. The Viking 50's chine flats have slightly more radius at their intersection with the bottom than is common-a feature that will reduce slapping in a quartering sea. Just like the other new generation Vikings, trim tabs (3 total) are used as the propeller pockets to divide the transom. Each tab operates independently to allow the Captain more control. The outboard tabs will handle most trim issues, but if more to muscle is needed to plow through a head sea, the center tabs are available.
The 17 ft 6 in beam provides for a spacious below deck. The Viking 52 Open offers a choice of two or three-stateroom layouts. In either plan, the forward master stateroom is large and fitted with a queen-size bed, plenty of hull-side stowage behind the teak cabinetry, available in satin or high-gloss finishes, and served with a private head. Additional staterooms are found on the starboard side, each with upper and lower berths. The head has private access in the two-stateroom layout, but guests share it in the three-stateroom plan. Midship on the port side is a well appointed galley with a full appliance package, under mounted Corian sink and under counter refrigeration. Opposite the galley in the two-stateroom model is an L-shape lounge and table. The three-stateroom version utilizes booth seating.
The 142 square-foot cockpit has twin mezzanine seating with stowage room below, easily converted into optional freezer space, along with drink and bait coolers, recessed in-deck fish and stowage boxes, a transom live well, and a transom door with a lift gate.
The Viking 52 Open Yacht should satisfy even the most critical of anglers who have come to expect great things from Vikings "form follows function" design ideology that's customary among tournament boats.