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2005 Viking 45 Open Express



Newport, Rhode Island, United States
  • 1 Staterooms
  • 2 Engines

“SHANGRI-LA-DE-DAH” is a great example of one of Viking’s most popular models ever produced. The 45’ open is fast, dry, stable, and fuel-efficient with an excellent hull design to handle rougher sea conditions that keep similar-sized vessels at the dock. A true blue water battle wagon that is both comfortable for extended cruising and equipped to enter big game tournaments. She presents clean with major services and big-ticket items already completed. Please see the descriptions below for full details. Currently dockside and can be seen by appointment.


Galati Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Northstar 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 Jul 4th, 2024


- Slip in Newport, RI conveys with the vessel’s sale for the remainder of the 2024 season.
- Low hour (approximately; 1,220) MAN V8 900 HP common rail diesel engines with A1 and A2 service intervals recently completed by Bayside Diesel, Mystic CT.
- Waterline up Awlgrip paint in 2021; Topsides in “Light Blue”, deck and house top surfaces in “Pure White”.
- Full suite of Simrad electronics in 2021 including; (5) MFD screens, redundant VHFs, autopilot, and high chirp transducers.


Quick Specs

Country: United States
Category: Express Cruiser
Model: 45 Open Express
Model Year: 2005


Cabins: 1
Sleeps: 4

Hull Information

Hull Material: Fiberglass


Length: 45 ' (13.72M)
Draft: 4' 6" (1.216M)
Beam: 16' 4" (4M)


Fuel Capacity: 848 G. 3210 L.
Water Capacity: 150 G. 567 L.
Holding Tank: 50 G. 189 L.


Engine 1

Engine Make: MAN
Engine Model: D2848LE423
Engine Year: 2004
Engine Type: Inboard
Power HP: 900
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1,222
Engine Location: Port

Engine 2

Engine Make: MAN
Engine Model: D2848LE423
Engine Year: 2004
Engine Type: Inboard
Power HP: 900
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1,219
Engine Location: Starboard



Blister-resistant modified epoxy resin in the entire hull skin. Laminated end-grain balsa core hull side and top sides. Custom blended polyester resin is used in structural laminates, top sides, bridges, and hardtops. Solid FRP reinforced keel. Stringers are FRP-encapsulated foam. Vacuum bagged composite bulkheads. High-performance isophthalic gelcoat top-coated with durable high gloss polyurethane coating. Molded FRP helm bridge floor/ engine room ceiling with Divinycell core for acoustic and thermal insulation. Infused FRP fuel and holding tanks sealed to the hull with resin foam. All cockpit hatches are built using resin transfer molding. Metals are brushed aluminum or 316L stainless steel. Full waterline up professional Awlgrip paint job in 2021 including; topsides, housetops, hardtops, decks & non-skid.

Hull: “Light Blue” Awlgrip (2021)

Boot Stripe: Royal Blue

Bottom: Black (Pettit ViVid, 2024)

  • Self-bailing cockpit w/ scupper drains on S/S grates in aft cockpit corners
  • S/S cleating; (2) 12” aft cockpit via transom fairleads, (4) 12” midships, (2) 15” bow via chocks
  • 2-Ocean underwater lights
  • Walk-through transom tuna door w/ lifting gate
  • (2) transom swim steps
  • Fenders in fleece socks on Fender-friend clips
  • Black ¾ double-braided dock lines
  • Bolted FRP bow pulpit w/ large custom S/S anchor chute
  • Brushed aluminum bow rail tappers at midships
  • (3) Bomar deck hatches
  • Lewmar V2 polished S/S vertical windlass
  • Fortress FX37 21 lb fast set aluminum anchor
  • Galvanized G4 chain & nylon rode
  • Kong anchor swivel connector
  • Lewmar spring loaded chain pin


  • (6) Smith gunwale rod holders
  • (6) vertical rocket launchers across the back of the hardtop
  • (4) tower side moveable rocket launchers
  • 119 sq. ft cockpit
  • Aft cockpit misters - decommissioned
  • Cockpit sink
  • Aft deck hatch for access to components
  • (2) bait freezer boxes
  • Large insulated in-deck fish box w/ pump out & drain plate
  • Pompanette International Series rocket launcher table; (4) rod holders, starboard cutting surface, pull-out drawer & cover
  • Laminated mounting plate in deck support for table
  • Gaff storage in the cabinet
  • Molded in tackle center w/ bait prep station & pull-out drawers
  • Dometic Eskimo ice maker - currently uninstalled, conveys w/ sale
  • Raw & freshwater washdown systems - y-valve
  • Dockside water connection spigot
  • Cable TV & telephone connections
  • Insulated soda box under-mounted in command deck step from the cockpit
  • Engine room access w/ progressive locking door & non-skid steps
  • (2) Taylor Made poly boarding steps
  • Factory boarding box w/ handles
  • S/S West Marine boarding handle - rod holder
  • Flag pole socket - transom gunwale
  • Teak flagstaff w/ US ensign
  • Palm Beach Towers Marlin Tower w/ full upper station including FRP buggy top
  • Deco & spreader lighting in the buggy top
  • ZF Mathers micro commander controls at the tower helm
  • Tower ladders w/ grip steps built into both rear legs
  • (2) Rupp 33’ triple spreader outriggers
  • Center rigger


  • (3) Release Marine adjustable helm chairs w/ Murray Products teak ladder backs, 4” pedestal & removable cushions
  • Palm Beach style S/S single lever electronic controls
  • Vetus bow thruster control - stick
  • Vetus bow thruster remote on lanyard
  • Molded FRP helm pod w/ footrest - high gloss
  • Bridge deck air conditioning - 30K BTU
  • Helm radio box conceals deck quick commands & engine toggles
  • MAN emergency operation engine shutdown switching
  • Aluminum framed windshield w/ Trend tempered glass
  • Stamoid & isinglass 4-sided enclosure w/ opening door & windows on underside hardtop attach via twist studs
  • (3) 36” windshield wipers w/ wash function
  • L-shaped lounge seating to portside w/ storage below
  • Starboard side jump seat w/ storage beneath
  • Density foam cushioning, Upholstery in white vinyl
  • (2) Boatmates suction cup holders
  • Upholstery
  • Storage cabinet
  • Powder-coated overhead handrails
  • (6) overhead rod hangers
  • (2) Miya Enoch US-8 teaser reels - overhead helm
  • Multi-color LED lights - recessed in hardtop
  • U-line refrigerator - starboard cabinet


  • (2) Simrad 16” NSS16 GPS, Plotter, Radar, & AIS MFDs (main helm, 2021)
  • (3) Simrad 12” NSS12 GPS, Plotter, & Radar MFDs (portside main helm & aft cockpit, tower helm, 2021)
  • (2) Recessed electronics boxes w/ acrylic fitted face lids, gaskets & S/S gas pistons
  • All electronics are fitted w/ carbon fiber backing panels
  • Simrad Halo 12KW 3006 6’ open array Ri-50 on molded tilt mount - 96 nm range (2021)
  • Simrad AP44 autopilot controller
  • Simrad RS35 VHF radio - main helm
  • Simrad HS40 wireless VHF radio - brackets in salon & tower helm
  • Simrad card reader device
  • (2)14’ VHF antennas
  • Airmar B26LH high chirp transducer w/ structure scanning
  • ACR RCL100D spotlight control - remotes at main & tower helms
  • Trim tab control - main & tower helms
  • Ritchie 6” Powerdamp lighted compass - main helm
  • Ritchie 3” Powerdamp lighted compass - tower helm
  • Fusion MS RA70 stereo & MS NRX200i wired remotes (2021)
  • JL Audio stereo system; (2) 8.5” speakers in the aft cockpit, (4) 6.5” speakers in the bridge deck, 10” subwoofer in the bridge deck, (2) 6.5” speakers in tower helm
  • (2) 300W amplifiers (2021)
  • KVH M5 18” satellite dome
  • Sirius XM weather & radio antenna


“SHANGRI LA DE DAH” is a one-stateroom layout, ideal for the cruising couple or overnight fishing crew. She has convenient accommodations for more guests with sleeping spaces in the coach areas. Upon entering the cabin from the helm deck. the large galley is immediately to starboard. The galley is large enough for longer trips, which is rare in an express vessel of this size. There is a giant wrap-around lounger to port with a dinette table that could accommodate 5 people comfortably for a meal. The head is forward to starboard featuring a spacious stall shower and ample storage. Forward is the master stateroom with private access to the boat’s head, a queen berth, and drawer/ locker storage.


  • Sliding salon door, contoured powder-coated aluminum w/ locking catch & door stopper
  • Epoxy-coated teak cabinetry
  • Solid teak companionway stairs
  • Central vacuum system
  • Majilitie headliner - natural tan
  • Large U-shaped lounge settee w/ rod storage beneath
  • Main electrical service panel on the aft bulkhead
  • Removable dinette table
  • Samsung TV
  • Amtico teak flooring
  • 12K BTU airconditioning
  • Recessed lighting


  • Princess 2-burner electric range, recessed in countertop w/ Corian lid
  • Novacool refrigeration & freezer
  • Exhaust fan, high velocity
  • Teak cabinetry - clear coating has been stripped
  • Overhead & lower full-sized storage cabinets
  • Dedicated cutlery & utensil storage
  • Sharp Carousel microwave in cabinet
  • Water tank level gauge & pump indicator
  • Corian tan speckled countertop
  • In-sinkerator garbage disposal
  • Deep sink w/ biscuit pullout faucet head


  • Island Queen centerline berth
  • (2) large drawers under berth
  • Carpeting
  • Mirrored port & starboard full hanging lockers - maple lined
  • Teak hull side shelving
  • Samsung TV
  • Reading lights on separate switching
  • Head access
  • 7K BTU airconditioning


  • Sealand electric flush toilet on headhunter pump
  • Exhaust fan w/ soffit vent
  • Linen storage cabinet
  • Medicine cabinet w/ mirrored doors
  • Corian tan speckled countertop
  • Towel bar & ring - satin nickel
  • Stall shower, FRP w/ satin nickel fixtures & accordion door
  • Shower light
  • 120V receptacle


  • 50 AMP/ 220V system
  • Master electrical panel in salon w/ 24V/120V circuit breakers & digital generator, electrical, volt, amp & frequency supply gauges
  • Batteries; (16) Duracell Group 31S starting & house (2021), (2) Odyssey Group 31 AGM - bow thruster (2024)
  • FRP vented battery boxes w/ velcro straps
  • Charles-C Isoboost shore power transformer
  • Newmar Phase-Three smart battery charger
  • True Charge 2 battery charger
  • Vanner volt master 80 AMP high-efficiency battery equalizer
  • Digital volt & amp meters
  • Bonding system
  • Glendinning cable master reel w/ 50 ft shore cord
  • Hubbell shore power inlet - starboard side cockpit
  • (10) Apollo ¼ turn bronze ball seacocks
  • (6) 2000 GPH bilge pumps on Rule float switches
  • Shower sump box
  • Raritan 6-gallon water heater
  • PEX fresh water plumbing
  • Freshwater charcoal filter


  • Twin 2004 MAN D2848LE423 V8 15-liter Common Rail 900 HP turbocharged freshwater-cooled diesel engines
  • Engine hours as of 7/1/2024 : Port: 1,222, Starboard: 1,219
  • (2) Böning MMDS CLC 6.3 digital displays - helm
  • Glendinning engine command, synch & trolling mode selection - helm
  • Trolling valves
  • (2) ZF 350A electronic transmissions - 2.077:1
  • (2) Aquamet 2 ¼ S/S shafts - double tapered w/ machined keyways & cushion thrust plates at engine couplings
  • (2) Veem 4-blade Nibral propellers (Reconditioned, 2022)
  • (2) Bronze rudders & Tides Marine bearings (New, 2022)
  • (2) Redundant Aetna engine RPM digital gauges - engine room entrance
  • VDO engine oil & water pressure gauges - engine room entrance
  • 24V fuel priming pumps
  • Fuel transfer system
  • Marine Exhaust Systems Inc. wet exhaust
  • Delta-T engine room ventilation system on (4) 24V blower fans vented out hull sides
  • Tides Marine dripless shaft seals
  • Bennet trim tabs
  • (2) Racor 1000M separators
  • (2) Groco ARG 1000 P raw water strainers
  • (3) CruiseAir air conditioning w/ reverse cycle heat systems; 30K BTU helm, 12K BTU salon, 7K BTU master stateroom on SMXIR climate control displays
  • Reverso oil change system; engines, transmissions, generator
  • SeaStar hydraulic steering w/ junction box under bridge helm
  • Dri-dek matting fitted to engine room floor
  • Assorted LED & halogen lighting on Vimar IP55 dimmers
  • Engine room monitoring camera
  • 2005 ONAN MDKBD-5673083 EQD 17 KW genset in sound shield
  • 110V weatherproof outlet on engine room bulkhead


  • GlobalFix V4 EPIRB
  • Moritz safety monitoring system w/ audible & visible alarms; fire, engine room temp, high bilge water, high exhaust temp, high coolant temp, low oil pressure & Genset
  • (2) Trumpet air horns
  • Crewsaver 4-person life raft
  • Sea Fire halon fire suppression system (Inspected, 2022)
  • Universal Bag spill kit
  • USCG type II life jacket packs
  • Spare assorted life jackets

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