December 28, 2015

New Model: Viking 52 Open

When Viking started the revamp of the 52 express series, it started with the design of the 52 Open.  Interesting though due to the advantage of the hard top SC and ST sister models, the original 52 Open is the last one to launch, of  a four model series including the Convertible.  None the less the 52 Open, is the most classic looking of the 52's, presenting itself as a pure express with a lot of classic flair going into it.  That large wrap around windscreen, and fore flash deck all say timeless looks.  Like the other 52's express the Open version is more or less identical, down below it will offer a two or three cabins version choice, and the raised helm deck presents itself with a central console, an L-shaped dinette to starboard, and an L-shape wet-bar to port.  Power options start from twin Man 1000 up to 1400hp units.     
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.2 m (53.2ft)
Beam - 5.3 m
Draft - 1.5 m
Displacement - 30390 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 4550 l
Water Capacity - 704 l
Accommodation - 6 berths in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x MAN 8V CRM 1000hp, 1200hp, 12V CRM 1400hp
Propuslion - line shaft
Speed - 40 knots max, 35 knots cruise with MAN 1200hp
Construction - Vacuum bagged Aramid and E-glass hybrid, end grain balsa plus foam core, epoxy and polyester resin blend