The sellers of this fine Viking Motor Yacht have fixed her up for extended cruising with long term live-aboard accommodations. Some of her features include bow and stern thrusters with remote, stabilizers, and a water maker just to name a few. She is set up for single handed cruising and it?s not unusual for the owner to take her out for seven to ten days alone, summer or winter. Please click on ?Full Specs? and read over the complete ad. You will then see that this is the best equipped 55 on the market with over $180,000 worth of upgrades during the last two years, not including labor. The owner has also indicated he would consider a trade for a smaller vessel.
It has been a real joy knowing the owner of this Viking for the last several years. I have traveled with him thru many locks and inland water ways. I have been with him as the Viking sliced thru breakers on the Chesapeake Bay. I have also slept in her beds. During his time of ownership the owner has been completely focused on giving the Viking what it needed to be an outstanding vessel in her size range. He has accomplished just that. With bow and stern thrusters it is real easy to stand on the gunnel with the remote and walk the vessel into her dock. Out in the rough water the stabilizers remove the roll and give a comfortable ride. The navigation package is awesome and fun to use. The 400 gpd water maker has an ultra violet bacteria system and then the water goes thru 20 micron filters and a charcoal filter. Everything was researched to provide the best for the ship and her guests on board. Regardless of where the owner saw a problem or the beginning of a problem, he fixed it properly. If this vessel will fit your cruising or live-aboard dreams, you should really check her out.
The Viking 55 Motor Yacht is an extremely roomy vessel with lots of natural light coming to the inside. Her pilot house has plenty of room for the captain with two or three guests. The port and starboard pilot house doors open out and forward making them easy to use as a main entrance or to exit for line handling. Aft of the pilot house is the large U shaped galley. The galley is very comfortable with all the appliances in the right place. Walking into the salon you may forget you?re on a boat, it?s huge, 19? 6? by 12? 9? for a total of 250 sq ft of salon space. The dinning table has chairs for six and you won?t be crowded. Walking to the rear of the salon you will find the Harmon Karman Surround Sound entertainment center with satellite TV and large sliding doors leading to the aft deck. Carpeted stairs lead down to the master stateroom which has a king size bed with lots of cupboards, drawers, and cedar lined hanging lockers 2? deep by 10? long. The stateroom also includes - dressing tables, settees, entertainment center and a large master head area with VacuFlush head, vanity sink and whirlpool bath (new marble floor 2002). The master stateroom is 10? by 13? 7? giving about 140 sq ft of floor space. As you exit the master stateroom area you will find the utility room on your left with a stacked washer dryer and a door leading to the standup engine room.
Back up in the salon is another set of carpeted stairs with a sliding hatch to the flybridge. The flybridge has three swivel chairs forward, a refrigerator, lots of booth seating and the 11? 4? Boston Whaler rides behind the flybridge seating.
The three quest staterooms are entered by way of a winding stair way on the starboard side of the pilot house. The forward V-stateroom has a queen size bed, lots of cupboards, drawers, a hanging locker and a private head with VacuFlush, vanity sink and stall shower (new marble floor 2002). The last two guest staterooms are aft of the V-stateroom with the port side having a double bed, drawers and a hanging locker with shelf space. The starboard side guest cabin has bunk beds with drawers and a hanging locker with shelf space. The port and starboard guest cabins share a head between them which has a VacuFlush head, vanity sink and shower stall (new marble floor 2002).
Salon upgrade during 2002
All new furniture
Marble sole in all three heads (2002)
New carpeting in Pilot House (2002)
The U shaped galley has a Hobart Trash Compactor on the left under the counter top. Center left side has a triple stainless steel sink with garbage disposal. Forward of U is a Roper four burner electric stove and under counter built in Whirlpool full size dishwasher. The entire U shaped galley has counter top with drawers and cupboards under the counter top and cupboards overhead. The right section of the U has a Bunn coffee maker. Left side of U over the sink has bi-fold louver doors for easy serving to salon dinette. Right side of U has an opening for passing lunch and snacks to pilothouse. On the starboard side of the galley you will find the full size Whirlpool side by side refrigerator with ice dispenser and cold water dispenser (new 2001). Forward from the refrigerator is a built in GE Microwave / Convection Oven (new 2002). The galley had a new marble floor installed during 2002. Just aft of the refrigerator in the salon area is the wet bar with automatic ice maker (new 2001)
New marble galley sole (2002)
Whirlpool side by side refrigerator 120 vac only (new 2001)
Ice maker (new 2001)
Hobart Trash Compactor
Whirlpool full size dish washer
Roper four burner electric stove
Bunn coffee maker
GE Microwave / Convection Oven
15 gal high recovery water heater
Walk in engine room has 6' of headroom, is very large, very organized and very clean. Engine room is white in color and has several overhead florescent lights for easy servicing of engines. Heating and air conditioning units are in the forward starboard corner racked up with one over the other. Engines have 1450 hours sinse complete rebuild; total hours are not available as the hour meters were swapped out at rebuilt time. Engines were surveyed at 1,150 hours and surveyed as new showing compression equal to or exceeding Detroit specks. The engine survey is available when you visit the vessel. When you inspect the engine room you will find no signs of oil or water leaking from these engines. You will also find no oil or other pollution in the area of the keel bilge pump.
8V92 Detroit Diesels at 735 hp each
Flo Scan fuel flow meters
Golf Coast secondary oil filters
The owner of this vessel wanted a boat he could leave in the water and use during Maryland winters. Reverse cycle heating and AC units are not efficient when the water temperature drops below 40 degrees. To accomplish his goal of being able to boat year round, auxiliary Cruise Air heating units were added to the vessel. Five 2,000 watt units and one 4,000 watt unit was added to the system. One of the 2,000 watt units heats the engine room. Duck work was added throughout the vessel with outlets in closets and cupboards keeping the vessel warm and mildew free. Venting was even added under the floors to keep all domestic water from freezing. The vessel easily stays at 72 degrees when it drops to 10 degrees outside. During the winter of 2003 ? 2004 the owners were doing extensive remodeling to their home. They lived on the Viking from Dec 2003 to April 2004 and were comfortable all the time.
Onan 20kw diesel gen set with 4563 hours
Two 36,000 BTU heat and AC units
One 24,000 BTU for engine room
SMX on line thermostat controls with unit monitoring
Cruise Air auxiliary heaters
5 ? 2000 watt units
1 ? 4000 watt units
400 gpd Spectra Santa Cruz water maker
Wesmar Roll Fin Stabilizers with trim and sensitivity controls, remote on bridge
VacuFlush Treatment device
Kenmore washer dryer (new 2001)
Central vac system
The dash console on all 55? Vikings was poorly laid out making it difficult to see the screens of your instruments when they were facing the ceiling rather than the captain. After spending time at the helm of his vessel, the owner started coming up with a plan to modify the complete helm console. Old electronics were taken out and disguarded, the old helm console was also removed. A new helm console was then made to fit the same area as the old console. The difference was the forward section of the new custom made console was dropped down allowing the navigation screens to face the captain. As this was being done the vessel received updated navigation including Capn software which is the only Coast Guard approved navigation software. All other gages and instrument controls were then reinstalled into the new helm console.
All electronics are interfaced to allow the computer with Capn Software to drive the vessel.
Dual computer navigation and ship management system
Capn software using NOAA Charts
Dual combination radar chart plotting
Bridge ? Raytheon 10XX with 601XX plotter and radome 16 mile antenna.
Pilot house ? Furuno NAV Net combination chart plotter radar with Doppler 4? open array 48 mile antenna.
Dual Wass GPS receivers
Twin scope forward scanning sonar
Four depth finders
Two Icom IC-M127 VHF radios
Guest marine spot/flood with dual controls
Simrad AP20 auto pilot with full dual controls
Track Vision TV receiver
Harman / Kardon AVR 40 Receiver with surround sound
Sony 5 CD changer
Sony digital satellite receiver
RCA TV with HQ VCR
Track vision satellite system
Secondary TV antenna
All staterooms, Pilot House and Bridge have volume control
HULL AND DECK
Factory radar arch, hinged to fold back
Bimini with enclosure (White)
Forward isinglass is new
Trim tabs with dual cylinders
New Vinyl Ester bottom summer of 2001 ($25,000)
New bottom pain Nov. 2003
Scanvic bow and stern thrusters sized for 25 mph cross wind
Scanvic bow and stern thruster remote for gunnel control
Bimini with enclosure (White)
Forward isinglass is new
Rebedded windows in Pilot House (2003)
Fender racks with 6 large fenders
60 lb. Plow anchor with 25' of 3/8 chain and 100' of 1 nylon rode.
Bow seats with cushions and canvas cover
Gunnel courtesy lights
Hot and cold transom shower
Swim platform with swim ladder
All manuals and owner manuals are all organized
11? 4? Boston Whaler Sport 1988
20 hp Johnston
Stainless Steel sling for lifting
Marquip 1,000 lb davit
Marquip seven step boarding stairs
Marquip boarding ladder
Hull ID # GFS55008B888