As the undisputed sales leader with Viking Yachts, HMY averages over 100 Viking Yacht sales each year, has more Viking Yachts experts on staff and also has the largest network of Viking customers compared to any other brokerage. It’s no wonder HMY has been among America’s top Viking dealer for 26 years.
The Viking Yachts 52 Open is another incredible sportfish offering born from the Viking tradition and it is a perfect vessel for fishing, diving and cruising. The inspiration for the 52 Open was of course the popular Viking 52 convertible and the Open certainly serves as a great example of the Viking Yacht Company’s keen ability to develop a model within a model.
The Viking Yachts 52 Open showcases a wraparound windshield for ample weather protection and ideal visibility from the helm. Accented molded feature lines wrapping around the raised deck assembly provides a subtle yet distinctive signature of definition contributing to the yacht’s sleek appearance. With its aggressive entry, 12-degree transom deadrise, and molded strakes for lift and planing efficiency, the resin infused hull features a matrix of DuPont Kevlar, knitted fiberglass laminates, end-grain balsa and foam coring, custom blended modified epoxy and polyester resins, and vacuum-bagged bulkheads.
On the command deck you’ll be greeted by an informal but inviting outdoor atmosphere with its open back providing instant access to the cockpit. Forward, the centerline helm features a pedestal seat on a raised platform. Additional seating is to port and starboard. A raised pod is home to navigation and communication electronics for easy viewing and use. Abaft the all business area of the helm, there is a convergence of amenties, including refrigeration, plus tackle and gear storage compartments. Plush cushions topping the U-shape lounge surround the hi-lo table and provide firm support while allowing guests generous seating and ample height to take in the views.
Below, the generous 17 ft. 6 in. beam offers large volumes of interior space including a choice of two and three-stateroom layouts. In either plan, the forward master stateroom is large and fitted with a queen-size bed, plenty of hull-side stowage behind the teak cabinetry, available in satin or high-gloss finishes, and served by a private head. Additional guest staterooms are found on the starboard side, each with upper and lower berths. The head has private access in the two-stateroom layout, but guests share it in the three-stateroom plan. Midship on the port side is a well appointed galley with a full appliance package, under mounted Corian sink and under counter refrigeration. Opposite the galley in the two-stateroom model is an L-shape lounge and table. The three-stateroom version utilizes booth seating.
The perfectly sized 142 square-foot cockpit has double mezzanine seating with stowage beneath, easily converted into optional freezer space, along with drink and bait coolers, recessed in-deck fish and stowage boxes, a transom live well, and a transom door with a lift gate. The engine-room is accessed through a set of lift steps built into the mezzanine house. The 52 Open is powered by twin MAN V8 1000 CRM second generation common rail engines or MAN V12 1400 CRM second generation common rail engines. Cruise speed is in the mid-30 knot range with a top end around 40 knots depending upon load, sea and environmental conditions.