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2012 Viking Express

La Rosita


Port Isabel, Texas, United States
  • 2 Staterooms
  • 1 Heads
  • 2 Engines


The 42' Viking Express has a very efficient layout with a two stateroom floor plan, with the guest cabin aft giving an open salon and a settee with dinette table. The master is located in the V-Berth with an en-suite access door to the head. Vikings excellent carpentry and the joiner work is flawless and fits perfectly everywhere you inspect it. Amtico flooring covers the entire living space.

The helm deck and cockpit provide and excellent platform for navigation and comfort. Equipped with all the amenities for cruising or fishing, this compact but eloquent sportfish is the perfect package.


Galati Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by United Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel

  • Last updated Jun 19th, 2024


Quick Specs

Country: United States
Category: Express Cruiser
Model: Express
Model Year: 2012


Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Sleeps: 4

Hull Information

Hull Material: Composite


Length: 42 ' (12.80M)
Draft: 3' 5" (0.912M)
Beam: 15' 10" (4M)


Cruising Speed: 26 Knots
Fuel Capacity: 525 G. 1987 L.
Water Capacity: 120 G. 454 L.
Holding Tank: 39 G. 147 L.


Engine 1

Engine Make: Cummins
Engine Model: QSC 8.4
Engine Year: 2012
Engine Type: Inboard
Power HP: 600
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1,000
Engine Location: Port

Engine 2

Engine Make: Cummins
Engine Model: QSC 8.4
Engine Year: 2012
Engine Type: Inboard
Power HP: 600
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1,000
Engine Location: Starboard


Vessel Walkthrough


Step down from the helm through a sliding door into the salon. There is an L-Shaped settee with dinette to port, has seating for six and storage below. The galley has a two-burner cooktop with an under-counter fridge and freezer on the aft bulkhead. A sink and microwave are along the outboard hull side. Ample storage throughout the galley, both under the counter and over.

  • Amtico vinyl Teak and Holly sole
  • U-Shaped convertible lounge/dining settee with Ultraleather cushions and storage beneath
  • High gloss Teak high-low table
  • High gloss Teak joinery
  • Cabinetry with maple lined drawers
  • Majilite head liner and wall panels
  • (2) Satin nickel sconce lights, fore and aft bulkheads
  • Overhead recessed LED lighting
  • LED TV in Salon
  • JVC KD-AVX7 Stereo/bluetooth/AM/FM radio DVD player with JBL Marine and PlyPlanar exterior speakers
  • KVH TracVision


  • Polished Corian® countertops with white Corian sink moulded into counter top
  • Nova Kool side by side under counter refrigerator/freezer
  • Kenyon 2-Burner surface mount electric stove with touch pad controls
  • Sharp microwave/convection oven with stainless steel door
  • Corian® sink recessed in countertop with chrome faucet
  • Exhaust fan
  • Overhead and under counter storage cabinets with finished Maple interiors
  • Under counter storage drawers with finished Maple interiors
  • Central vacuum unit connection with accessories
  • Main electrical panel with back lights and plexiglass lift-up door
  • Water tank level gauge and pump indicator

Master Stateroom:

The master stateroom lies fully forward and includes a large center-island berth with drawers and lift-up berth storage under. A large hanging locker to port holds lots of clothes, and loads of storage and shelving on both sides of the bunk along the outboard hull sides provide additional stowage.

  • Queen size centerline island berth with custom mattress, lift up top with storage beneath
  • Quilted fitted bedspreads with pillow shams
  • Maple lined hanging locker
  • (2) Storage drawers under bed
  • Reading lights overhead with separate switches
  • Overhead recessed LED lighting
  • Bomar hatch with Ocean Air screen/shade system
  • Carpeted sole
  • Majilite headliner
  • One (1) Bomar hatch with shade/screen

Guest Stateroom:

The guest cabin has pair of twin berths amidships and a night table with storage between the bunks.

  • Side by side twin berths with custom mattresses
  • Quilted fitted bedspreads with pillows and shams
  • Maple lined custom full length hanging locker
  • Maple lined storage drawer
  • Custom lift-top varnished Teak shoe box/step between berths
  • Mirror mounted on back of stateroom door
  • Stereo speakers recessed in headliner
  • Pre-wired for TV
  • Carpet sole

Guest Head:

The head sits just forward of the galley to starboard, with a large shower and storage cabinets above and below the sink and head.

  • Sealand Vacuflush toilet with overboard and holding tank discharge
  • Fiberglass stall shower with bi-fold glass framed door
  • Satin nickel towel bars, rings and hook
  • Molded fiberglass vanity and sink with Corian® top and satin nickel faucet
  • Lower vanity storage cabinet with varnished Teak door
  • Linen storage
  • Medicine cabinet with mirrored doors
  • Exhaust fan with vent in soffit
  • Amtico vinyl Teak and Holly sole
  • LED lights recessed overhead

Main Command Deck:

The helm deck features a center, walk-around console with an easy-access electronics dashboard, plus a helm pod with equipment boxes on each side for ship systems controls. On either side of the Stidd helm chair are companion helm chairs which offer excellent visibility. Vikings new molded fiberglass curved windshield provides distortion-free visibility. There are cushioned bench seats with storage underneath along the outboard sides of the helm deck.

  • Full walk around raised center console helm for improved visibility with recessed electronics box
  • Fiberglass helm pod with Teak finish and stainless steel wheel
  • Teak console platform
  • (3) Stidd Admiral Ultraleather helm chairs, port and starboard companion and centerline captain chair with polished stainless steel pedestal and footrest
  • Stamoid covers for Stidd chairs and helm
  • Cruisair reverse cycle air conditioning
  • 4-Sided enclosure (aft curtains new 2023)
  • Controls: Single lever controls in Teak helm pod
  • Joystick control for low-speed maneuvering and docking
  • Zeus Skyhook position locking system
  • Engine room access hatch with ladder to engine room
  • Fire system control with automatic and manual discharge and override system located at console
  • Handrails, powder-coated aluminum effectively positioned at helm
  • Two (2) Bomar hatches with shade/screen

Electronics and Navigation:

  • (2) Garmin GPSMAP 7212, 16" touch screen Multi Function Displays with GPS chartplotter, sonar, radar, XM weather
  • Garmin Fantom Radar, 72 nm with 4' open array (New 2023)
  • Garmin heading sensor
  • Garmin GXM51 XM weather receiver antenna
  • Garmin GSD26 depth sounder with B265LH transducer
  • Furuno RD33 digital depth finder/sea temperature digital display
  • SmartCraft Vessel View displays with integrated autopilot
  • (2) Icom IC-M504 VHF transceivers with separate antennas
  • Ritchie lighted compass
  • Moritz safety monitoring system with audible and visible alarms: fire, engine room temperature, high water, exhaust temperature, oil pressure, generator
  • KVH M3 Satellite

Cockpit and Fishing Equipment:

The step up to the mezzanine seating is arced forward on the centerline to accommodate the swivel of a fighting chair. The 120-square-foot cockpit boasts two mezzanine benches on either side of the center steps to the helm deck provide passenger seating, and a freezer to starboard and an insulated box to port sit beneath the seats, large storage compartments outboard offer great storage and dedicated tackle storage area is housed just above the mezzanine seats. There is 60-gallon transom live well that doubles as a fish box, in addition to two in-deck fish boxes that drain to a sump with a macerator pump. There are access hatches to the top of the drive units and a large lazarette entrance on the centerline aft, offering access to bilge pumps and high-water alarms.

  • Palm Beach Towers custom hardtop w/integrated fiberglass panel with Lewmar vents between hardtop and windshield
  • Molded fiberglass wrap around windshield with fixed frameless laminated glass and V-KOOL® tint (up to 65% heat reduction, 99% UV block)
  • Windshield wiper/washer
  • Glendinning Cablemaster dockside electric cable retrieval system
  • Observation mezzanine port and starboard aft facing lounges with Sunbrella® cushions
  • Hydraulically actuated mezzanine for engine room access
  • Cockpit freezer with refrigerated drink box
  • Fiberglass boarding box with non-slip lift up top and storage
  • Teak decking for mezzanine and helm
  • Self bailing cockpit w/large cockpit scuppers
  • Molded non-skid decks
  • Transom door with lift gate
  • Transom swim steps at transom door
  • Stainless steel gas springs on all hatches and lids
  • Telephone and cable connections
  • Dockside water connection with pressure reducing valve
  • Sliding screen for salon sliding door
  • Rupp Z-30 18' telescoping outriggers
  • Molded-in insulated fish boxes, port and starboard with hatches and drains plumbed to automatic sump pump-out
  • Release Marine Teak sailfish fighting chair with (4) side gimble rod holders, (4) rocket launcher rod holders, (2) cup holders, bait tray and tackle drawer
  • (6) Stainless steel flush gunwale mounted rod holders
  • (6) Rod holders welded to aft legs of hardtop w/custom removable step for access to top
  • Live 60 gallon bait well in transom box w/window and light
  • Rounded cockpit coaming
  • Stereo speakers powered from salon stereo with volume control
  • Indirect LED rope lighting under cockpit coaming
  • International navigation lights (port and starboard running lights molded in hardtop)
  • Spreader lights, bridge overhead lights, cockpit overhand lights, cockpit under-gunwale lights, live bait-well lights and (2) underwater lights
  • (2) Trumpet style air horns
  • Pipewelders custom stainless steel boarding ladder
  • Canvas cockpit cover

Electrical Systems:

  • Cummins Onan QD 9kW Generator
  • 24/12 Volt DC electrical system, 220 Volt AC electrical system
  • (2) Independent AGM 24V battery banks mounted in fiberglass boxes
  • Six (6) Sealed AGM batteries for 24v engine/generator
  • Main engine alternators (2) 24V
  • AC shore power 120/240 v @ 60 hertz, single phase 50 amp
  • Mastervolt Mass Combi 24/2500-3 60 amp battery charger
  • Mastervolt Chargemaster 24/30-3-24v/ 30 amp battery charger
  • Battery distribution panel with battery cutoff and charging system breakers
  • Battery parallel system for main engines and generator start (at helm and galley panel)
  • Central bonding system with ground plate
  • Color-coded, labeled and numbered wiring system with corresponding drawings
  • 120V Duplex receptacles with GFCI throughout
  • Charles Iso-Boost 50 isolation and automatic boosting transformer

Engine Room

Engines and pods all reside under the cockpit deck. The bridge deck lifts to expose the forward end of the engine compartment, while a day hatch affords quick access to check below as well. With the deck raised, you can work on both ends, as well as outboard and inboard of the engines, and have access to every one of the ship's systems.

  • Twin Cummins QSC 8.3, inline 6 cylinder diesel engines rated at 600 MHP @ 3000 RPM
  • Zeus 3800 aft facing dual propeller pod drives with stainless steel propellers
  • ZF gears with 1.79:1 ratio
  • Serial Numbers: Port: 73248545 / Starboard: 73241965
  • Mercury Marine SmartCraft VesselView Digital Monitoring System and displays
  • Raw water cooled exhaust, stainless steel risers
  • Cummins Marine Electronic Throttle and Shift Control with Zeus Pod Drive Joystick Controls
  • Cummins SmartCraft Electronic Engine Synchronizer
  • Emergency Engine Shut-Down Buttons
  • Fuel Polishing System - Gulf Coast model F-1 (Custom)
  • Two (2) Racor fuel filter/water separators with vacuum gauges for main engines and generator
  • Fuel priming pumps
  • Reverso 24 v. electric oil change transfer system
  • Foam core engine room ceiling for acoustical and thermal insulation
  • Livos Technologies 24v Blower fans/ventilation system with supply and discharge fans for fresh air supply and water intrusion suppression
  • Fire suppression system, automatic or manual operation linked to main engines and generator ignition systems with override
  • Bilge pumps linked to monitoring system with float switches for automatic and manual operation
  • Hydraulic actuated steering
  • Trolling valves
  • Idle and low speed exhaust relief for reduced vibration
  • Fresh water supply in engine room
  • DC pressurized fresh water system with on deck fresh water fill and dockside water connection with pressure reducing valve
  • Internal sea strainers
  • Bronze ball-type seacocks for all thru hulls below water line
  • Groco bronze alloy with sight glass and under water raw water strainer scoops
  • Quick recovery electric water heater
  • Cruisair reverse cycle air conditioning system, 16,000 BTU command deck, 16,000 BTU salon and guest stateroom, 8,000 BTU master stateroom
  • Cruisair compressor for cockpit freezer
  • 10 kts @ 1500 rpm burn 16 gph
  • 20 kts @ 2000 rpm burn 28 gph
  • 28 kts @ 2500 rpm burn 36 gph
  • 32.5 kts @ 2800 rpm burn 46 gph
  • 34.7 kts @ WOT 3080rpm burn 63 gph

Design and Construction

The 42' model provides a showcase for several Viking innovations. The windshield is now made from molded fiberglass, eliminating the braces needed for metal frames. This was also the first POD model produced by Viking. Built with a deeper V than on the typical Viking (16.7 degrees of deadrise at the transom compared with 10 or 11 degrees) to compensate for the shorter running length and lighter weight. The additional draft from the V is offset by the shallow running gear of the pod-drives, nestled in protective pockets; the 42 Open floats in 3 feet, 5 inches of water.

  • Modified-V, flared bow, hard chines, lifting strakes and pod pockets
  • Resin infused and vacuum bagged cored composite construction, uses end grain balsa and closed cell foam cores in selected areas for optimized strength and stiffness while minimizing weight
  • Solid fiberglass at the pod drives and hull bottom keel and chines
  • Infused fiberglass fuel and freshwater tanks with fiberglass baffles, balsa coring in sides for stiffness, sealed to the hull with resin foam
  • Laminated end-grain balsa core in hull side, top-sides and transom with port tuna door and 2 swim steps
  • Fiberglass encapsulated foam stringers
  • Vacuum bagged composite bulkheads Main engine room bulkhead, intermediate engine room bulkheads
  • Vacuum bagged end grain balsa core in hull bottom
  • Awlgrip engine room, lazzarette, forward bilge and anchor locker for enhanced and maintenance
  • Blister resistant modified epoxy resin in entire hull skin
  • Custom blended polyester resin used in structural laminates, top-sides, bridges, and hardtops
  • Fiberglass side thru-hulls
  • High performance isophthalic gelcoat for superior gloss, flexibility and outstanding weathering characteristics
  • Hull interior, isophthalic gelcoat top-coated with a durable high gloss polyurethane coating
  • Fiberglass hard-top with StrataGlass aft window enclosure curtains
  • Integrated trim tabs to Zeus pods
  • Custom raised (6") bow rail and extended further aft for safety
  • Bow pulpit with anchor chute
  • Fresh water wash down at bow inside anchor locker
  • Seawater washdown at bow
  • Lewmar V2 Stainless Steel vertical windlass
  • Fortress anchor with 50' chain, 250' rode

Broker's Comments

This is the second owner, and she has been cared for with an open checkbook. She had several updates in 2023 including a new Garmin Fantom Radar and New Array, Release sailfish fighting chair, Rupp outriggers, Strataglass aft curtain, new Pod seals, heat exchangers flushed, 1,000 hour engine service completed.

Owner's plans have changed and would consider a late model, 30' center console trade.


Owner's Personal Belongings and Tackle are Not Included with Purchase.

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

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