June 19, 2013

Project: Viking 52 Open Bridge Convertible

Viking presents the project of a new 52 Convertible, another impressive addition to its world renowned stable of blue-water tournament contenders. As you would expect from Viking, this model evolves from recent introductions before it including like the 42, 55 and 62. The new Viking 52 will be built with a resin infused hull boasts a sophisticated matrix of composite materials including end-grain balsa coring, DuPont Kevlar, and knitted fiberglass laminates. The one-piece deck house assembly stretching from the bow pulpit to the inner transom liner features carbon fibre in its composite structure. A moulded fiberglass fore peak liner forward of the engine room sheds weight by incorporating the outer walls and floor, the lower port bunk, the sink base module and the shower pan for both heads, and the forward starboard bunk base. Maple lined interior hanging locker doors and cabinet and drawer fronts utilize a lightweight honeycomb core material. Continuing along its evolutionary trail, the forward entry is sharpened to knife through head seas. The convex hull shape adds buoyancy and moulded strakes on the bottom provide lift for planning efficacy. As a whole, these hull and the V-bottom features and the 11.8 degree transom dead rise, utilize horsepower most efficiently for better speed and faster throttle response in keeping with the theme of recent Vikings. The three-stateroom, two-head layout offers a choice of sleeping arrangements in the bow. The standard layout features crossover berths with the lower a double bunk and the upper port side berth a large single. This will be the stateroom layout on hull number one. A second plan is available offering a custom queen berth. On both versions, the master is fitted with a walk-around queen bed and is served with a private head and shower. A third stateroom to port has upper and lower berths. The port and forward staterooms are separated by a shared head and shower. Ample stowage is provided in the three staterooms with large maple-lined hanging lockers, credenzas, and deep drawer space, as well as beneath each bunk. A laundry centre in the companionway is standard. The salon is inviting and the area is well proportioned thanks to a five meters plus of beam for relaxation and entertainment with an L-shape lounge, a home theater system, a dinette, and an L-shape galley complemented with Amtico flooring, and an island fronted with a pair of bar stools. Rich Juno teak joinery and furniture throughout the yacht, custom designer furnishings and dry good create a spectacular aura of refinement and luxury. The large cockpit offers the convenience and comfort of our exclusive observation mezzanine, while the flying bridge showcases our exclusive centre console helm station arrangement with flanking lounges and forward seating.  Engine choices include MAN V8 and V12 packages. Hull number will be powered with the large MAN 1400hp diesels providing a cruise speed of 35 knots and a top end of 40 plus, depending upon load, sea conditions and other environmental factors.