March 2, 2011

New Model: Viking 42 Open

Viking recent return to smaller models with the launch of the 42 Convertible, now followed by the Open sister will be an interesting move from the Jersey builder. The 42 series models both in Convertible and Open version, sharing hull and power also break new grounds for the famed production builder as it is the first Viking using ZF Zeus pod propulsion. The 42 Open is a sportfish cruiser which opens the door to the Viking family. Down below it offers two different layouts; a two cabins, single shower, galley and L-shaped settee plan, or optional three cabins two head choice. In the optional layout one looses the lower L-shaped settee located to port side, gaining an extra third cabin sleeping two and a shower head in return. Outside the 42 Open is all about fishing with its free aft deck, two mezzanine settees saying this. The raised part helm station reached via three steps has a central console style helm, flanked by two other pompano chairs to both sides, and bench settees. Power is from twin Cummins 440 or optional 480hp engines.
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
Propulsion - ZF Zeus aft looking dual propeller pods

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