HMY Boat Report: Viking 54 C
The finest midsize convertible of this era, the second-generation Viking 54 Convertible (the original Viking 54 C ran from 2008–12) is the culmination of years of Viking design and engineering leadership. The 54 C is the tenth model in the 50- to 60-foot range that the builder has debuted in the last 20 years. In the Viking tradition, the 54 C incorporates the signature features that have made these boats so popular over the years including mezzanine seating, a gorgeous teak helm pod and walkaround console, and an unobstructed cockpit designed for serious bluewater action.
Making full use of the 17'8" beam, the 54's layout features an uninterrupted companionway that stretches from the starboard-side salon door all the way to the forepeak. The lounge area and peninsula galley (with twin barstools) are to port, while the dinette is to starboard. Below, the 54 C offers a standard three-stateroom, two-head layout. The master is to port with a walkaround queen-sized berth, while a forepeak VIP is offered with a queen-sized berth or scissoring berths. High-gloss teak or walnut is offered for the 54's interior, and a satin finish is optional.
The 154-square-foot cockpit of the Viking 54 C comes standard with multiple insulated fishboxes, a walk-thru transom door with a lift gate, and a raised transom box that can be used as a live well, fishbox or general storage. A full-length in-deck fishbox spans the starboard side, while the port side holds two storage compartments with the forward serving as an optional live well.
MAN V12 1,550hp diesels power the 54C to a cruise speed in the mid 30-knot range with a top end of 40-plus knots depending on load and conditions.
- Length Overall: 54’6”
- Beam: 17’8” Draft: 4’11”
- Weight: 75,026 lbs.
- Fuel: 1,535 gals.
- Water: 198 gals.
- Deadrise Aft: 15°