~The Viking 55 Convertible
Over the past 48 years, the Viking Yacht Company has introduced numerous ground breaking designs that have paved the waterfront with excellence in design and performance.
Our newest model, the 55 Convertible premieres this summer and will be a focal point for Viking during the upcoming boat shows. Like many new Vikings, the new 55 is a blue-water overachiever, which says a lot about any new model. But in this case, it means even more because of the big boat shoes it has been designed to fill and the fact that several 55s have already been spoken for in what is arguably a difficult economy.
In 1996, Viking introduced its first 55 Convertible at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show. This model broke new ground with style and out gunned the competition not only with its performance but with its movie star popularity that trampled the competition in sales. Over the next five years, Viking would build over 150 55 Convertibles. No other boat by any manufacturer in this size range would even come close.
And this new marauder of the seas is none other than our 2013 55 Convertible. From bow to stern and every foot in between, this boat gleams with poise and perfection. It shares so many features of its stable mates that it is the obvious heir apparent to the Viking throne for superiority of the seas.
Performance wise, the 55 Convertible with a pair of 1,500 mph MAN V12 CRM diesels eagerly rushes to top speeds in excess of 40 knots. Like to fish offshore, but sleep late? This ride is for you.
The cockpit and flying bridge have been designed around the experiences of a thousand fishing tournaments, but you don't have to be a hard core blue water angler to appreciate the built in conveniences and amenities like a center console helm station, or observation mezzanine in the split level cockpit.
Accommodations include an inviting layout with three staterooms and two heads, a laundry center and a choice of salon floor plans featuring an island or peninsula style galley with under counter refrigeration. You can choose high gloss or satin finished teak joinery, along with a multitude of interior furnishings to customize it to your specific needs and wants.
But to really appreciate what this new model can do, we invite you to contact your Viking dealer and arrange a sea trial. We will then talk more when you get back to the dock. We will just assume that smile is your game face.
Draft: 5 ft. 1 in.
Beam: 17 ft. 9 in.
Fuel tank capacity: 1414
Water tank capacity: 225