September 24, 2013

New Model: Viking 42 ST

Viking reports the recent launch of the first 42 ST, these last initials standing for Sport Tower, and as any new model coming from New Jersey garnered significant interest, and this is very expected considering that this model will battle it versus other recently introduced three piece enclosed hard-top express Sportfish Cruisers as the Cabo, Tiara, or the just launched semi-custom build Henriques. Although less than half the size of its upcoming new 92 flagship, its nice to see Viking getting excited on its small ZF pod powered entry level which in its various versions, now counting four is very close to reaching forty builds, in a production of two years.  Not bad in the economic woes we had in recent years and with the consideration that each one of the small Viking's costs only a little under the million US$.  That is surely not cheap for a forty footer, but Viking claims it is building the best, and considering the various fans of the brand around which are not just owners but also captains and yard workers, why should we argue this.  
Technical Data: 
LOA - 12.97 m (42.7ft) 
Beam - 4.83 m 
Draft - 1.04 m 
Displacement - 14832 kg 
Fuel Capacity - 1987 l 
Water Capacity - 454 l 
Accommodation - 4 berths in 2 cabins, 6 berths 3 in cabins 
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSB 440hp, QSB 480hp, QSC 600hp  
Propulsion - ZF Zeus aft looking dual propeller pods 
Speed - 36 knots max, 31 knots cruise
www.vikingyachts.com