2012 Viking 42 Open Express
Owner ready for a larger fishboat.
First 14 pictures are factory pictures.
The Viking 42 Open is big on accommodations and performance. It combines the efficiency and maneuverability of the Cummins/Zeus pod drive system with Vikings design mastery in both fishing layout and interior finish. 1000 hour service was done in April 2017.
Spacious and well appointed, the air-conditioned salon is a pleasant haven. The L-shaped lounge and teak table is an invitation to relax, dine and plan tomorrows adventure. To starboard, the galley replicates the same attention to detail found aboard larger Vikings with hand-finished high-gloss teak joinery throughout, ample maple-lined stowage cabinetry, a polished Corian countertop, and premium appliances.
Just steps away from the cockpit, the command bridge is versatile and attractive with a high gloss teak steering pod and a fiberglass wraparound windshield providing excellent visibility at the center console helm. Single lever electronic controls are silky smooth and engage effortlessly. A recessed compartment to starboard houses the Zeus joy-stick control and Shy Hook, which intuitively connects you to the engines for uncanny maneuverability. Navigation electronics and the SmartCraft instrument package live in a raised pod protected from the elements with a clear acrylic lid that lifts on gas struts. Three gloss teak high back pedestal chairs merge style and comfort. Port and starboard lounge seating with stowage below pleases cruisers and fishing crews alike.
The split observation mezzanine in the 120 square-foot cockpit conceals insulated stowage compartments beneath the cushions. Quick engine access is provided through a hatch on the command deck, and via a command deck hydraulic lift for total accessibility from the cockpit. Port and starboard molded-in insulated fish boxes and a walk-through transom door with lift gate are standard. Additional equipment includes a transom live well and a Release Marine Battle Saddle fighting chair. This boat had extensive service done in May 2017 at Lauderdale Marine Center. Which included a bottom job and prop speed. Installed a Sea Recovery Aquamatic 700 GPD water maker. 6 new under water lights and all issues that where on the survey when he bought it in April. Will trade for a larger fishboat. Call now for more information or a showing.
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While it has been a tradition at Viking to introduce new models on a regular basis, for each boat that is launched, there are others waiting in the wings on our design department’s drawing boards. Rather than adjusting to market trends, the forward thinking philosophy that drives the company provides a backlog of future models. Two such models are the Viking 42 Convertible and the Viking 42 Open.
While the 42 Convertible and 42 Open share the same LOA, they are as unique as day and night. The 42 Convertible, for example, is incredibly well proportioned with its nearly 16 feet of beam to allow three staterooms and two heads below with room and comfort to spare. Likewise in the deckhouse, every available inch has been put to good use with a comfortable sofa, a dinette and a practical galley. The cockpit sports Viking’s signature observation mezzanine, while the flying bridge exhibits every amenity found on its larger siblings, albeit in a scaled down version. Initial specifications call for the pod drive system.
At first blush, the Viking 42 Open, which utilizes the same hull form, appears to be the ideal day boat with rakish good looks. Frankly, it is much more boat. The standard layout features a forward stateroom, twin berths beneath the command deck, a full head and shower, a compact galley to starboard and a dinette to port. Also available is an alternative layout with accommodations for four in two private staterooms along with two heads, each with a fiberglass shower stall. The berths tucked in beneath the command bridge boost the sleeping capacity to six. This space becomes available due to use of pod drives, a significant departure from other Vikings. As you would expect from Viking, the cockpit has a tournament pedigree and the command bridge includes three pedestal helm seats, along with plenty of lounge seating and ample creature comforts.