~The Viking 55 Convertible
For more than five decades, the Viking Yacht Company has introduced numerous ground breaking designs that have paved the waterfront with excellence in design and performance.
Like many Vikings, the 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.
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.
This new marauder of the seas is none other than the newest edition 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 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: 1400
Water tank capacity: 225
Length Overall (LOA): 56 ft. 5 in. (17.20 m)
Beam: 17 ft. 9 in. (5.41 m)
Draft: 5 ft. 1 in. (1.55 m)
Gross Weight*: 77,700 lbs. (35,244 kg)
Fuel Capacity: 1,400 gals. (5,299 l)
Water Capacity: 225 gals. (852 l)
Cockpit Area: 151 sq.ft. (14.0 sq. m)
MAN / V12 1400CRM 1400 MHP Base
MAN / V12 1550CRM 1550 MHP Option
MAN / V12 1800CRM 1800 MHP Option