October 12, 2010

New Model: Viking 42 Convertible

An important new model from famed US builder Viking who finally after two years of waiting launch the 42 Convertible. This new model represents an important step for Viking presenting its first pod propulsion Sportfish Cruiser from its New Gretna facility in Jersey, USA. At 42 feet of overall length and an optional interior three double cabins choice the new small Viking Convetible also represents the smallest Sportfish with the most berths. It has been a long time since Viking built a boat in this size range, since two years the smallest offer is the 46, and to go smaller to this new 42 it is for the early nineties 38. But Viking points out that the 42 Convertible will have no mistaking its resourceful blue water gene pool, or its fitting out standard resembling its larger siblings in every part of construction. If you see it in Annapolis in the coming days, or in couple weeks time in Fort Lauderdale tell us about this? The wraparound metallic black windshield mask, which blends artfully with the dark tinted salon windows and the aggressive rake of the bow, provides a most pleasing profile. As you can expect there is no lower helm in the 42 Convertible, but a spacious saloon with an L-shaped sofa, L-shaped dinette, and a galley with bar. In the cockpit, Viking signature observation mezzanine affords both seating and stowage, while on the flying bridge, a center console helm flanked with port and starboard lounge seating, and a lounge ahead of the helm is clever and practical. Two ladder back helm seats add a finishing touch. Stylish accommodations below feature hand finished teak joinery and sleeping for four in two staterooms, along with two heads, each with a fiberglass stall shower. An optional three double cabins version layout is available, this having bunk berths in the guest rooms. With this option you get a slightly smaller galley with no bar. Standard power is Cummins 440hp, or optional faster 480hp choice both matched to the ZF Zeus pods with joystick controls.
Technical Data:
LOA - 12.97 m (42.7ft)
Beam - 4.83 m
Draft - 1.09 m
Displacement - 16329 kg
Fuel Capacity - 1987 l
Water Capacity - 454 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in 2 cabins, 6 berths in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSB 440hp, QSB 480hp
Propulsion - ZF Zeus aft looking dual propeller pod drives

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