The Viking Yachts 44 Open is a picture of strength and style. An aggressive entry with over 6 feet of freeboard forward will easily shoulder aside the seas. The proud bow and gently sloping sheer illustrate Viking's deep-seated talent for designing drop-dead gorgeous yachts.
The bridgedeck layout strikes the perfect balance between safety and comfort. The centerline helm station on a raised platform gives the captain enhanced visibility, while the nonskid-covered sole provides no-slip footing. Generous seating options include three adjustable pedestal seats with foot rests, a four-person L-shape lounge with a dinette table and a port console that holds refrigeration with an ice maker and stowage.
The 119-square-foot cockpit is tournament ready with flush rod holders, rocket launchers, fresh and salt water wash down systems, and a transom live well. Mezzanine seating gives guests the best seat in the house for those bent rod blitzes.
The 44 Open makes full use of its 16ft. 4in. beam with a spacious, comfortable cabin. The salon functions as an inviting social area that includes a dinette with L-shape seating (convertible for additional sleeping accommodations), two staterooms, a full galley and head and shower. Privacy is enhanced by separating the sleeping accommodations with the salon and galley, with the master stateroom forward and the second stateroom aft.
The Viking 44 Open is built with a resin-infused composite hull and a matrix of fiberglass encapsulated stringers, vacuum-bagged cored bulkheads, a customized E-glass lamination schedule and infused fuel and water tanks.