Viking Yacht Company, Viking 52
In Viking’s commitment to build a better boat every day, the company feels that it isn’t enough to just add a fresh face to the line-up unless it incorporates the latest treatments and engineering milestones. The new Viking 52 has all this and more. Launched in June, the 52 Convertible evolves from those boats that came before it, including the Viking 42, 55 and 62.
Continuing along its evolutionary trail, the forward entry is sharpened to knife through head seas while the convex hull shape adds buoyancy and molded strakes on the bottom provide lift for planing efficiency. As a whole, these hull and bottom features and the 12 degree transom deadrise utilize the boat’s horsepower most efficiently for better speed and faster throttle response in keeping with all of the new Viking designs.
The resin-infused hull boasts a matrix of composites including end-grain balsa coring, Kevlar, and knitted fiberglass laminates. A molded fiberglass forepeak liner forward of the engine room sheds weight by incorporating the outer walls and floor, the lower port bunk, the sink base module and the shower pan for both heads and the forward starboard
bunk base. Maple-lined interior hanging locker doors and cabinet and drawer fronts utilize a lightweight honeycomb core material. The three-stateroom, two-head layout offers a choice of sleeping arrangements in the bow, with a standard layout of crossover berths or an available custom queen berth. On both versions, the master is fitted with a walk-around queen bed and private head and shower. A third stateroom to port has upper and lower berths. A laundry center in the companionway is standard.
The salon is open and roomy thanks to the boat’s 17-foot, 6-inch beam, with an L-shape lounge, home theater system, dinette and L-shape galley complemented with Amtico flooring and an island fronted with a pair of bar stools. Rich Juno teak joinery and furniture throughout the yacht, custom designer furnishings and soft goods create a sense of refinement and luxury.
The 142 square-foot cockpit features an exclusive observation mezzanine while the flying bridge offers a center console helm station arrangement with flanking lounges and forward seating. Engine choices include MAN V8 and V12 packages. Hull number one is powered with the MAN V12 1,400 CRM diesels which are expected to provide a cruise speed of 35 knots and a top end of over 40 knots, depending upon load, sea conditions and other environmental factors.
As with all new Vikings, the 52 can be customized with Palm Beach Towers and Atlantic Marine Electronics equipment and accessories for a turnkey delivery. The boat will be on display at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show as well.
52 ft. 2 in.
17 ft. 6 in.
- Draft: 5 ft. 0 in.
- Weight: 70,280 lbs
3 staterooms, 2 heads
- Fuel Capacity: 1,467 gals.
- Engine Make/hp: MAN V12 1400 CRM @ 1,400hp ea.
- Cruise speed/gph/RPM:
2050 RPM; 35 kts; 110 gph
- Top End/gph/RPM: 41.3 kts; 147 gph