The Viking Yacht Company is proud to announce the second generation of the 58 Convertible, the successor to the legendary 1990s model that helped build the company into a sport fishing powerhouse.
From 1991 to 2000 Viking sold 110 of the 58 Convertibles. It was the largest boat at the time and a major milestone for Viking Yachts. Eighteen years later, Viking’s “Gen II” 58 Convertible promises to once again leave the competition in its wake and stake its claim as not only a tournament champion but as the best high-performing family cruising yacht in its class.
The 58 Convertible comes on strong with the signature walk-around Center Console Flybridge Helm and spacious Cockpit and observation Mezzanine. The private and comfortable Three-Stateroom, Two-Head layout maximizes the vessel’s 17 ft. 9 in. beam, while the Salon and Galley arrangement provide the perfect mix of amenities for entertaining, relaxing or dining.
The new 58 Convertible is a true offshore thoroughbred. The boat is ideal for the owner / operator family man or the hardcore tournament competitor. She’ll compete in performance, engineering and interior accommodations with larger boats, certainly those well into the 60-plus-foot range.
You’ll be hard pressed to find a boat in its class with a Cockpit larger than the 58 Convertible’s, which measures 165 square feet. Every Viking takes advantage of the company’s tournament-proven experience. The new Viking 58 Convertible is armed with the new arsenal of fishing equipment and an abundance of storage to put you in the winner’s circle. A sampling: a laminated in-Deck backing plate for future fighting chair, rocket launcher, or table installation; a raised transom box for a live well or storage; an in-Deck starboard fish box and an optional in-Deck port live well; flush-mounted rod holders; a side locker for gaffs; a walk-through transom door with lift gate; rounded coamings and toe kick space for comfort and balance; and fresh and seawater wash downs.
The boat is specifically designed and engineered for the installation of a Seakeeper gyro stabilizer, which is easily accessible through the Lazarette hatch on centerline. Besides providing access to the Engine Room, the observation Mezzanine is filled with comfortable padded seating, a tackle cabinet with drawers and freezer and cooler space. There’s also an option for Mezzanine air conditioning.
The Center Console Walk-Around Command Station on the Flybridge is equipped with power-assisted hydraulic steering, single-lever electronic controls with station select and keypad, and electronic trolling valves. Visibility is excellent in all directions. The captain and companion sit in two pedestal seats. Guests have their choice of lounges that flank the Console and an aft-facing jump seat on the starboard side.
One of the most attractive attributes of the interior’s spacious layout is the convenient walkway that extends in a straight line from the Deckhouse’s aft door all the way to the forepeak. Offset slightly to starboard, this wide passageway opens up the Salon, Galley and dining areas and exemplifies how Viking maximizes interior volume with comfortable, intelligently placed accommodations and conveniences. The Salon is the perfect gathering area for relaxing and entertaining in air-conditioned comfort. It has an L-shaped lounge (with stowage beneath) with a complementing cocktail table and a home theater with flat-screen HD TV and a premium stereo system.
The Galley, which is across from the starboard-side dinette that comfortably seats four adults, features engineered stone counters, Amtico flooring and a two-stool bar area. Under-counter Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer units with deep pull-out drawers, high-gloss teak-faced cabinetry, a four-burner cook-top and a microwave oven / convection oven are just a few of the Galley’s standard amenities.
The Master Stateroom and Forward Staterooms each have queen-size berths with custom inner-spring mattresses and private access to the Heads with spacious fiberglass shower stalls and built-in molded seats. Crossover berths also are available in the Forward Cabin. The Port Stateroom features side-by-side berths with a large hanging locker. The washer and dryer in the Companionway are conveniently complemented with a nearby linen locker.
Viking’s construction, engineering and mechanical systems lead the industry. Viking builds the Hull with resin-infused end-grain balsa core sandwiched with fiberglass and hybrid carbon-fiberglass fabrics. The integral fiberglass fuel and holding tanks are also resin infused with balsa coring on all sides for stiffness, and the main structural bulkheads are built in the same resin-infused process but with composite coring material.
Several engine packages from MAN and MTU are offered with the new Viking 58 Convertible. The Engine Room, Lazarette, forward bilge and anchor locker are coated with Snow White awlgrip, a highly durable urethane, for visibility and easier maintenance. The Engine Room houses numerous mechanical systems with superior performance and durability, including Engine Room ventilation, fire suppression, and oil changing systems. Batteries are expertly mounted in custom fiberglass storage boxes, and the Engine Room is also home to a pair of battery chargers and an Onan 21.5kW E-QD (electronic quiet diesel) Series genset.
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The 58 Convertible is the culmination of nearly 55 years of Viking design, engineering and manufacturing and the best the industry has to offer in sportfishing boat innovation.
Since its September debut, the second-generation 58 Convertible has received a plethora of five-star reviews from journalists, Viking dealers and captains who’ve raved about her bone-dry ride, nimble handling, large Cockpit, free-flowing spacious interior and a host of other attributes. And as the first owners began to take delivery, word was spreading throughout sportfishing ports around the globe that the Viking Yacht Company has delivered yet another blue water champion destined for greatness.
The Viking Yacht Company sold more than 110 of its first-generation 58 Convertibles from 1991 to 2000, helping build the New Gretna, New Jersey, company into a sportfishing powerhouse. It was their largest boat at the time and a major milestone for Viking Yachts. Eighteen years later, Viking’s “Gen II” 58 Convertible is once again leaving the competition in its wake and staking its claim as not only a tournament champion but the best high-performance family cruising yacht in its class.
Fishermen and cruisers alike are always hungry for new designs, new ideas and innovation—and Viking has been ringing the dinner bell for nearly 55 years.
Viking's new 58 Convertible builds on the success of the Gen I 58, but its pedigree also includes two generations of the 55 Convertible. The latest 55 has dominated the mid-50-foot range since 2012, while the iconic first-generation of the 55 Convertible stands out as one the most important boats in Viking’s storied history.
The 58 Convertible is longer than Viking's most recent 55 Convertible, but maintains the same 17’ 9” beam. They believe they have optimized the length-to-beam ratio, giving the 58 Convertible an enhanced ride and additional interior volume. This boat can run faster in the same sea conditions because the bottom is softer, more refined and efficient.
The underbody Hull form allows the 58 Convertible, despite its greater size, to achieve the same top speed as the 55 Convertible, and with more efficient 10-cylinder engines.
The performance of the new 58 Convertible has been its most lauded attribute so far. The boat has exhibited an incredible ability to keep spray down, running clean with its molded strakes guiding the water to break just aft of the house windshield. These performance attributes are due, in part, to the aggressive positioning of the strakes as well as their downturned angle and radiused shape.
All areas benefit from the 58 Convertible’s larger size, particularly the Cockpit and the Salon. The 58 Convertible’s Cockpit is 14 square feet larger than the 55 Convertible’s while still providing a full-featured Mezzanine with a shaded seating area and beautifully upholstered cushions; freezer, cooler, bait and tackle storage; and engine access.
The main difference in the interior layout of these two boats is that the Galley-and-dinette arrangement has been reversed. The 58’s Galley is on the port side, while the dinette takes the starboard position. The result: a more streamlined layout with a convenient Companionway that extends in a straight line from the starboard-side Salon door all the way to the forepeak. Below, the Master Stateroom is now on the port side with an athwartships bed that allows for increased walk-around and hanging locker space.
Ideal for the owner / operator or the owner who wants to utilize a part-time crew, the 58 benefits from Viking’s industry-leading engineering and technological advancements without sacrificing ease of operation, maintenance and access to operational systems. Viking's design, engineering and manufacturing teams scrutinized every material and method used to build the boat and each and every system to come away with a lean, efficient and operator-friendly sportfishing yacht.
Efficiency can be seen in every area throughout the boat, including the mechanical systems in the Engine Room and Lazarette. While two generators are offered, the standard 21.5 kW unit delivers more than enough power for everyday uses. That same engineering flexibility exists for gyro stabilization. Although Viking offers both the Seakeeper SK 16 and Seakeeper SK 9, the latter provides a very high level of stability.
Control of the electrical systems is easily managed, with conveniently located distribution panels in the Salon and Galley equipped with simple-to-use and clearly labeled conventional switches. Below the water, a series of dedicated pumps for the air conditioning, live wells, wash down and other seawater-fed components have been designed, engineered and installed for durability and longevity.
At 165 square feet, the 58 Convertible’s Cockpit is the largest in its class — a full 12 square feet bigger than its closest competitor. All of the Cockpit’s lids open and close via stainless steel gas pistons. Their undersides are rimmed with thick gasketing, and deep gutters around the hatch openings ensure quick drainage. The centerline Lazarette houses the Seakeeper and provides access to the steering and drain pumps in the Snow White Awlgripped bilge. The starboard-side full-length fish box is insulated and removable, while the port side contains two in-deck storage boxes. The forward unit can be rigged as a live well.
The Cockpit sole is built with a laminated mounting plate for fighting chair, rocket launcher or table installations. Standard Cockpit equipment includes flush-mounted rod holders; a side locker for gaffs; a walk-through transom door with lift gate; rounded coamings and toe kick space for comfort and balance; and fresh and seawater wash downs.
A comfortable place to take in the action without interfering with the anglers, the Observation Mezzanine has Sunbrella covered cushions with an armrest that holds a pair of drink holders. The port-side seating has an underneath freezer with cooler space on the step below. The centerline seating provides access to the Engine Room; there’s also a refrigerated drink box under-mounted in the step leading to the Salon. On the starboard side, you have a tackle cabinet with a push-release door and drawers, as well as an insulated storage box in the step below.
A one-piece anodized aluminum ladder leads to the Flybridge. Powder-coated aluminum handrails are conveniently located above the ladder and at the Helm. The Flybridge’s extended overhang, closed in by an anodized aluminum aft railing, gives you extra room behind the Helm and Companion seats.
The Flybridge features a new design for the Center Console walk-around Helm, with a more radiused shape that gives it a sleek look but also maximizes space. A stainless steel steering wheel and single-lever controls are mounted on a raised teak Helm pod. Dual recessed radio boxes with standard hinged split lids flank the wheel. Recessed electronics are installed in the upper console, easily viewable and protected from the elements by acrylic fitted lids with gaskets and stainless steel gas pistons.
Atlantic Marine Electronics and Palm Beach Towers, both Viking subsidiaries, provide custom electronics and tower installations. An optional powered drop-down hardtop box can hold even more electronics.
Guests have their choice of port and starboard lounges, a two-person forward Console seat and an aft-facing jump seat on the starboard side. A freezer and a refrigerated drink box are conveniently located in the port and starboard forward corners. A Costa Clear enclosure provides weather protection and gin-clear views.
Step inside the Salon and you immediately notice the spaciousness of the layout. Air conditioning registers are concealed behind the valances to reduce noise and drafts, while enhancing air flow.
High-gloss teak or walnut are offered for the 58 C’s interior. A satin finish is an option. Privacy and comfort are the hallmarks of every Viking Yacht interior, and the Salon of the 58 Convertible brings these elements to the next level by providing three unique living and entertaining areas. After a day of patrolling the canyons for billfish and tuna, the port-side L-shaped lounge (with underneath storage), which faces the starboard-side HD TV that rises from the starboard-side cabinetry, is a wonderful place to relax and plan tomorrow’s adventures. A Hi - Low Mappa Burl cocktail table is standard and adds versatility to the space.
Sub-Zero under-counter refrigeration makes it easy to make sandwiches or grab snacks while keeping an eye on the action in the Cockpit through the Salon’s aft window. The Galley counters and raised bar are topped with engineered stone that artfully complements the teak or walnut cabinetry and the Amtico flooring. The stainless-steel sink, microwave oven / convection oven and four-burner electric cooktop are nested for convenience and practicality. Storage is abundant throughout, and when it’s time to sit down for meals or to relax, the bar stools and starboard-side dinette accommodate a crowd with ease.
The Three-Stateroom, Two-Head Layout offers maximum flexibility for cruising as well as campaigning on the tournament trail. Air conditioning with reverse cycle heat and temperature control; wall-to-wall carpeting, overhead LED lights; decorative under-bed rope lighting; Handcraft innerspring mattresses with quilted designer bed spreads; and recessed stereo speakers are some of the comforts and conveniences found in all three Staterooms.
As you would expect from Viking, the Master Suite is especially spacious and elegant with an athwartship queen walk-around bed and upholstered headboard that faces an HD TV mounted on the inboard bulkhead. Storage includes a credenza, drawers under the bed, end tables, and his and her maple-lined hanging lockers.
The Forward Guest Stateroom comes with either a single walk-around queen or crossover berths. An overhead Bomar foredeck hatch comes with the Ocean Air screen shade system. Rounding out the amenities are a spacious maple-lined hanging locker, reading lights, rope lighting behind the valances, and storage drawers and cabinets.
In the Starboard Stateroom, you have side-by-side bunks, a maple-lined hanging locker with drawer storage underneath. An optional HD TV can be installed in both Guest Suites.
The Master and Guest Heads feature Amtico flooring, electric heads, engineered stone countertops and satin nickel hardware. There’s storage in the lower vanity, and the upper vanity includes a mirrored medicine cabinet with doors. The beautifully finished enclosed showers also have satin nickel fixtures and are equipped with a drain that leads to an automatic sump pump in the bilge.
Viking's building materials and methods maximize strength in an efficient build that reduces weight wherever possible. Their shipwrights use a modified epoxy resin in the Hull skin. The Hull is built with resin-infused end-grain balsa core, sandwiched with fiberglass and hybrid carbon-fiberglass fabrics. The integral fiberglass fuel and holding tanks are also resin infused with balsa coring on all sides for stiffness. The main and intermediate Engine Room bulkheads and the forward bulkheads are built in the same resin-infused process but with composite coring material.
A pair of MAN V-12 1400CRM (1400 MHP) engines serve as the standard propulsion package. MAN V-12 1550CRM (1550 MHP) and MAN V-12 1900CRM (1900 MHP) engines as well as the new MTU 10V2000 M96L (1622 MHP) engines are optional. With the MTUs, the Viking 58 Convertible hits 42 knots at the top end and cruises at 36 knots, depending upon load, sea, Hull bottom, propeller conditions and ambient temperatures. Range exceeds 400 nautical miles at cruise speed.
The 58 Convertible maintains Viking’s reputation for Engine Room excellence with top-shelf machinery and industry-leading design and engineering. Systems include Delta-T ventilation and water suppression; automatically or manually operated fire suppression tied into the main engine and generator ignitions; integrated engine mounting for efficient transfer of energy to the drive train; and oil changing. Of course, all of these systems are mounted with superb precision and attention to detail in an immaculate Engine Room painted with Snow White Awlgrip for visibility and ease of maintenance.
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Guest Stateroom, Forward
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