September 28, 2017

New Model: Viking 44 Open

Viking shows the upcoming 44 Open an important new model in its range of entry level sportfisher cruisers which goes from the recently launched 37 Billfish to the successful 42 series presented in 2010. It is not as yet understood if the 44 series will replace the 42 in the Viking line up.  Technically speaking the 44 and 42 can live together, as they have an important difference of propulsion and engines.  A complete new product the Viking 44 Open offers an accommodation layout of two double cabins; forward owners cabin, double french berth to port side in a midships cabin, all this split in between by the living area offering an L-shaped dinette, and a C-shaped galley to starboard.  Outside Viking continues its trademark sportfish design for a free aft cockpit with an aft looking mezzanine settee, three steps up take you into a living cockpit deck offering an L-shaped dinette to starboard, wet bar to port side, and central helm joined by two companion way seats at both sides. The new Viking 44 Open is powered by twin Man 800hp engines giving top speeds up to 37 knots.    
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.74 m (44.1ft)
Beam - 4.98 m
Draft - 1.17 m
Displacement - 20870 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 3199 l
Water Capacity - 454 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, plus two berths in saloon
Engines - 2 x Man I6 800hp
Propulsion - line shaft with Veem propellers
Speed - 37 knots max 33 knots cruise
Hull Shape - modified Vee with two lifting strakes 13.9 degrees deadrise aft
Construction - vacuum bagged resin infused E-glass