With each new model launch, Viking consistently introduces top of the line product to the boating industry. The Viking 48' Open features a molded one-piece wraparound windshield with a custom fiberglass hardtop, and a Costa Clear acrylic enclosure to create a sleek, all-weather command deck. A custom tuna tower can also provide a fully rigged, upper helm station.
The accommodations share a commonality of comfort and style, providing practicalities for fishing, cruising, day trips, or overnight stays. The choice of teak or walnut joinery with a high gloss or rich satin finish are gorgeous options to accommodate the salon, along with a flat screen television and entertainment system with surround sound, an L-shape lounge, and hi-lo cocktail table. The galley is to port, with a full set of amenities; under counter refrigeration, electric cooktop, microwave/convection oven, stainless-steel sink with nickel fixtures, and plenty or stowage space. The master stateroom allows for a queen berth and private access to the head and shower. An additional stateroom features upper and lower berths for ample sleeping room and privacy.
Superb visibility is provided at the raise platform at the forward helm station allowing the operator to view excellent sight lines while accessing navigation and communication accessories in the molded console. Power assisted hydraulic steering and single-lever engine controls deliver quick and precise response behind the wheel.
The 124 square-foot cockpit includes a split mezzanine with lounge seating and built in stowage space. Centerline steps leading to the command deck provide lift access to the engine room. Useful space is available in the recessed dunnage box, a fish well, insulated drink and bait box coolers, and a transom live well. A walk through transom door with a lift gate serves boarding access, and fish landing convenience. The boats are prepped for an optional Seakeeper SK 9 gyro stabilizer, which can be installed on the production line, or at a later date.
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