July 17, 2022

Viking Sportfish Hits Reef and Partly Sinks

A Viking sportfish cruiser of about fourteen meters in length hit a reef and then ended up beached in Baja of Mexico on the morning of seventeen July.  In order to prevent it from total sinking the sportfish cruiser was beached.  Operation to lift off the sportfish cruiser where underway on the same morning.  News on this accident are few, apart four photo shots which appeared on Facebook.
The sportfish cruiser in this accident is a Viking 46 Convertible, which was introduced in 2010 and produced till 2019.  The Viking 46 offered a twin stateroom layout, and replaced the 45, and was replaced by the 48 in 2020. The 46 Convertible featured Viking's signature warp-V shape hull closing at a medium twelve degrees deadrise, and powered by twin Man 1100hp reaches speeds up to 34 knots.

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