Leading sportfish yacht manufacturer Viking Yachts has released news of three new 54 models joining the fleet. Introducing the 54 Open (O), 54 Sport Coupe (SC), and 54 Sport Tower (ST). Joining the new award-winning 54 Convertible, the trio of express yachts continue to strengthen Viking’s dominance in the mid-size sportfishing market. The three new models use the same advanced hull design of the 54 Convertible which has proved to be another blue-water champion from Viking since its premiere at the 2020 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show; where it took home the Best of Show Award. Now with four different yachts at 54 feet, Viking is making it easier to find the best option for you.
With its aggressive entry, raked stem, the one-piece wraparound windshield, and Palm Beach Towers (PBT) hardtop and tuna tower, the 54 Open presents a striking profile while excelling as a stylish fish-and-cruise Viking thoroughbred. The 54 Sport Tower features a three-sided fiberglass deckhouse (with an optional solid aft bulkhead) and a PBT tuna tower. Like the 54 ST, the Sport Coupe model can also include an optional solid aft bulkhead and is available without a tower. Similarly, the 54 Open can be delivered without a tuna tower as a sleek express yacht.
Viking’s $1 million 5-axis CNC router gives them the ability to build cockpit, mezzanine, command deck, windshield, and foredeck assemblies that are unique to the Viking express yachts. All three models share cockpit and command deck layouts, providing an excellent use of space for fishing, diving, cruising, and entertaining. The 154-square-foot cockpit boasts twin mezzanine seating with cooler storage below. Plus, drink coolers, in-deck fish and storage boxes, a transom live well, and a transom door with a liftgate.
The command deck gives you instant access to the cockpit. The centerline helm, with its pedestal seat on a raised platform, provides excellent visibility and is complemented by port (double) and starboard (single) companion seating. Aft of the helm, there is a convergence of practical and convenience features, including two lounges, a dinette, refrigeration, and tackle and gear storage compartments.
Below deck, the 17 ft. 8 in. beam offers plenty of interior space including, a choice of two or three-stateroom layouts. With either, the forward master stateroom is large and fitted with a queen-size bed, plenty of storage behind the walnut cabinetry, and completed with a private head. Additional staterooms are located on the port side, each with upper and lower berths. The head has private access in the two-stateroom layout, while guests share the head in the three-stateroom plan.
Midship on the starboard side is a well-appointed galley with a full appliance package, walnut cabinetry, an engineered stone countertop, and under-counter refrigeration/freezer units. Opposite the galley in the two-stateroom model is an L-shaped lounge and table. The three-stateroom version utilizes booth seating. Other notable amenities include a 43” HD TV, Amtico flooring in the salon/galley/dinette, and premium carpeting in the staterooms.
A pair of MAN V12 1400CRM (1400 MHP) engines serve as the standard propulsion package. Hull No. 1 – a 54 Sport Tower– will be powered with the optional MAN V12 1550CRM (1550 MHP) engines.