February 10, 2016

Project: Viking 48 Convertible

Viking continues its inimitable program of introducing new models with the 48 Convertible set to launch and replacing the 46.  This new 48 Convertible is a handsome addition to the world famous Viking with exciting styling, an impressive three stateroom layout couple with the Gretna's known construction and attention to detail. Beginning with the same resin infused beam hull the 48 carries its breadth farther aft for more interior volume, a wider cockpit, and more running surface.  The lush interior abounds with hand-finished teak joinery and spacious appointments throughout the salon including a flat screen television with surround sound. An L-shape lounge and dinette anchor the area for relaxing, dining and entertaining. To port, the galley is accented with Cambria treatments, under counter refrigeration, a microwave/convection oven and plenty of stowage. Inviting accommodations in two staterooms include a queen-size bed forward with private access to the head. A starboard stateroom has upper and lower berths.  Powered comes from twin MAN 1200hp diesels which will the 48 Convertible a cruise at 30 knots with a top end in the mid-end thirties range. The raked entry and forward chine are designed to pierce through head seas and divert spray downward. Convex hull sections add curvature and form to the running surface, while molded running strakes accentuate lateral tracking and maneuverability.  As coming in all the Viking entry level below the 52, the 48 will be offered in Open, and SC and ST hard-top versions.

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