Court Ship is the popular Viking 38 with three helm stations. In addition to the standard bridge helm, there is an inside helm in the salon and a backing station in the cockpit. Interior layout features a step-down dinette and island berth forward. This 38-footer (over 45' counting the swim platform and bow pulpit) includes all the quality hardware of larger Vikings. A fast, elegant convertible that one can be proud of owning. Underneath, she delivers a technically advanced hull shape, combining a clean-tracking forefoot with a dry ride. The aft-planing fairbody delivers efficient, high speed, while reverse-radius chine enhances sea-tracking ability. Court Ship has been carefully maintained and constantly upgraded by her current owner. She is located just north of Fort Lauderdale in Pompano Beach. Please call for more details and to arrange a personal inspection.
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Court Ship has an inside helm allowing the captain to steer from the comfort, convenience, and safety of the main salon. Head room is 6'4" in the salon and increases as you descend the companionway. The large galley is down one step and includes a Kenmore microwave oven, 2 burner stove top w/ exhaust, and a large Avanti freezer/refrigerator new 2010. To port is a large U-shaped dinette. Another step-down leads to a head with two-way entry. A private door leads to the forward master stateroom. This stateroom features a walk-around double bed including Viking's signature teak appointments, rich decor, cedar-lined stowage, a Sargent & Greenleaf safe, and a color TV w/ DVD player.
Immediately to starboard is a comfortable L-shaped sofa. This sofa provides superb stowage underneath. A long Lucite coffee table accompanies the sofa. An entertainment center is opposite. Overhead and covering the walls is cream vinyl liner while underneath the sole is carpeted. All items fit through the companionway door.
This plan A interior features a dinette opposite the galley instead of a guest stateroom. This arrangement nicely opens up the interior and provides optimal accommodations for a couple or small family. The table accompanying the U-shaped settee lowers down to form a large double berth for guests or children. There is room for storage underneath the seating area.
Viking's in-house design team gave the 38' plenty of beam: six to ten inches more than comparable yachts. This beam is carried well forward to provide the generous master stateroom that Viking owners have grown accustomed to. The master stateroom features include a large island queen, hand rubbed teak cabinetry, and a hanging cedar lined locker to starboard. The sole is carpeted while the headliner is tastefully appointed cream vinyl. An overhead hatch provides natural light and ventilation. There is interior access to the bow chain locker. A Sargent & Greenleaf safe provides a secure place to store valuables.
The large, U-shaped galley with teak parquet flooring is a step down from the salon on the port side. The galley features teak cabinetry, a teak towel holder, a stainless steel sink, and a Formica counter top.
The single head has two entryways, one via the passageway forward and a second private entrance from the master stateroom. Inside is a porcelain toilet new 2010, Corian vanity with hot/cold water, and a true stall shower. A hatch overhead provides natural light and fresh air.
An eight step aluminum ladder leads to the bridge. Here are meters and electronic controls and color displays. A hardtop was installed in 2001, and there is canvas to completely enclose the bridge. A seating area is forward of the master helm. The custom bimini over the cockpit hinges back so you can see the transom while docking from the bridge.
During initial layup, as the hull is laminated, each cured layer is sanded to provide a flawless bed for the next layer of glass, without voids. For the highest strength-to-weight ratio, the laminate schedule specified advanced materials including knitted fabrics, modified-epoxy resin, and, above the waterline, high-tech coring. Viking's robust hull is backed with structural integrity. Not satisfied with glass encapsulated bulkheads and longitudinals alone, Viking engineered an eggcrate-like grid of cant strip stiffeners where the bulkheads and stringers intersect. For rigidity, this yacht's deck and superstructure is all one piece from bow pulpit to cockpit liner.
The hull is further strengthened by Viking's unique solid steel engine mounts. The twin turbo Detroit diesel 450HP 671 TI's are mounted on wide, flanged beams like railroad tracks, secured to dedicated bulkheads. This rigid frame around the engines not only disperses engine loads evenly throughout the hull, it actually strengthens the hull. As a final touch, extensive sound deadening in the engine room walls and ceiling makes for a very quiet yacht.
Main electronic displays, switches, and controls are located at the bridge helm. For security and preservation, bridge items are removable and stored inside.
The electric panels are just inside the salon entrance port side. An 8KW Onan generator allows you to enjoy air conditioning while underway, moored, or anchored offshore.
Her twin Detroit diesels can divert and function like emergency bilge pumps from intakes in the case of a hull breach. A large yacht isolation transformer functions as a surge protector isolating her electrical system from mis-regulated shore power.
629 Northeast Third Street
Royale Palm Marina Dania Beach
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33004