The Viking 55 Convertible (1998–2004) is a modern classic. Five of the best are listed with HMY.

The Viking 55 Convertible (1998–2004) is a modern classic. Five of the best are listed with HMY.

By HMY Contributor   March 10, 2020

Introduced more than two decades ago, this iconic yacht continues to turn heads.

LENGTH: 55'10"      BEAM: 17'4"    |     DRAFT: 4'10"    |     FUEL: 1,250 gals.    |     STATEROOMS: 3

Model Overview: One of Viking's all-time best-selling models, the Viking 55 Convertible out-competed everything in its class when she was introduced at FLIBS in 1997. 111 were built over the next six years. So popular was this yacht that most anglers believe the 55 to be as good as it gets in a sport fishing yacht of this era. Large enough to handle rough weather yet agile enough for a couple to easily handle, the standard three-stateroom interior has the master suite amidships, VIP queen berth (or popular crossover berths) forward and two full heads. Finished with high-gloss teak cabinetry, the salon's expansive layout, large windows and full 6'8" headroom create a remarkably open ambiance. The galley features a four pullout Sub Zero fridge/freezers and a large countertop for entertaining. The Viking 55's huge, uncluttered cockpit is fitted with a bait prep center, freezer, two massive in-deck fish boxes and (optional) teak covering boards. The flybridge — with Viking's signature wraparound helm and single lever controls — has seating port and forward. MAN 1200hp diesels cruise the 55 Convertible at approximately 31–32 knots (35+ knots top). The first time 1300hp MANs were listed on a Viking issued spec sheet was in 2000.

What the Experts Said:

"One of the best parts of the Viking 55 Convertible is the tournament style flybridge.  Check out this visibility; it doesn't get any easier for navigating. And when you're ready to go, instruments are just a click away."


"The same attention to detail given to the 55’s construction and fishability can be found in this sportfisherman’s interior spaces. This test vessel sported grain-matched, high-gloss teak veneer throughout her interior."

–Yachting Magazine
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2000 Viking 55  |  “Pipe Dream”

Pipe Dream
Pipe Dream

Overview: Welcome aboard Pipe Dream, a 2000 Viking 55' Convertible. When the 55 Viking was introduced in the late 90s, she took the sportfishing and tournament circuit by storm. Her speed, fuel efficiency, and fishing ability were an instant hit. The 55 is one of the best-selling Vikings of all time, for good reason. Pipe Dream is a well-kept, nicely upgraded fishing machine. If you're in the market for a Viking 55 do not miss the opportunity to get on board Pipe Dream.

Below is a brief list of some of her highlights , features and custom equipment:

  • Viking Pedigree build quality
  • Upgraded 1300 hp MAN engine package
  • Custom painted from the rub rail up
  • Upgraded GARMIN electronics package
  • Custom teak cockpit
  • Custom fighting chair
  • Ice chipper
  • Watermaker
  • 3 state room 2 head layout
  • Updated bridge cushions and isinglass

Location: Ft. Lauderdale


1999 Viking 55  |  “Running Over”  

Overview: Running Over is an exceptional example of one of the most iconic and successful Viking sportfish models ever (111 were built). She is only a two-owner boat with low hours on the preferred optional 12V183 MTU engine package. Running Over has been loved and maintained to the highest levels. She has had numerous high dollar updates and customizations that present her as a unique opportunity. Her layout and outfitting were specifically designed to accommodate family cruising as well as hardcore fishing. The time has come to find Running Over a new home. The highlights, upgrades, and customizations in this boat showcase the value this 1999 Viking 55' Convertible. Make your appointment to see her for yourself. She will not disappoint!

  • Preferred 12V183 MTU engines, 2300 low ORIGINAL HOURS, 2000-hour service complete
  • Twin generators 21KW updated ONAN 1800 hrs, 16KW ONAN 4000 hrs
  • Exceptional 3 stateroom 2 head interior layout with OPTIONAL cross over bunks fwd for extra sleeping berths
  • Interior refit 2017, custom carpeting, soft goods, upholstery, galley stone– Updated under counter stainless steel Sub Zero refrigerator freezer drawers in galley
  • Updated GARMIN electronics package 2017
  • Davit on bow
  • Bow thruster
  • 2016 Caribe rigid bottom inflatable tender included
  • Custom exterior cushions
  • TEAK helm chairs
  • Custom added BLUEWATER fighting chair
  • Custom cockpit cruising table that swaps out for chair
  • Custom cockpit sunshade
  • Upgraded AV components interior and exterior
  • All lighting inside and out changed to LED, including spreader lights
  • Anchor, windlass, pulpit and bow rail configuration for safe anchor out adventures
  • (3) Underwater lights– 2018 New flybridge enclosure

Location: Dania Beach


2001 Viking 55  |  “No Vacancy”

Overview: Built to last, “No Vacancy” is well balanced and time-tested, offering performance for tournament anglers or cruising in comfort with a fresh roomy three stateroom two head accommodation. “No Vacancy” offers a 197-sq.-ft. salon in a great versatile layout, open and spacious with large windows and 6’ 8” of headroom. The low profile galley offers generous storage space and concealed appliances along with abundant counter space with 6 subzero under counter refrigerator-freezers drawers. The tournament-ready teak cockpit is 153 square-feet of open deck space, a huge in-deck fish box, and live bait well, fighting chair/rocket launcher supported by a bait prep center outfitted with freezer, tackle drawers and BBQ all under the bridge overhang with courtesy lighting. The flybridge is nothing to overlook as well, with plenty of space and clear sightlines and efficient pod helm layout and seating for twelve with the lounge seats forward. Key options also include a bow thruster, Eskimo ice machine & watermaker as well as SAT-TV & Tel. Continued upgrades and service offers you a turn-key opportunity for the perfect sized Viking for performance and comfort.

Location: Palm Beach Gardens, FL


1999 Viking 55  |  “Wani Kanati”

Overview: This 1999 Viking 55' Convertible is one of Viking’s most popular models. The three-stateroom, two-head layout of "Wani Kanati" has been extremely well received and continues to be a big seller today! "Wani Kanati" has been maintained by its original owner. Her 1200hp MAN engines give her great speed and a spacious engine room. Make an appointment today to see this 1999 Viking 55' Convertible.

Location: Palm Beach Gardens, FL


2000 Viking 55  |  “O.C.D”

Overview: This 2000 Viking 55, "O.C.D.", has been tastefully upgraded and well maintained. New style Garmin touch screens provide a full suite of electronic capabilities while her paint job makes her shine like new. She sleeps 6 owners and guests in 3 staterooms including one guest head and one master head. Upon entry to the spacious salon to port is an L-Shaped ultra-leather sofa with storage beneath. Forward to starboard is a dinette pedestal. Above is the 42” flat-screen TV and speakers. Interior has duet blinds, updated carpet, and lambrequins all in natural earth tones. Down three steps in the companionway is a central vacuum under steps and a washer/dryer. The galley is on the same level as salon to port.  “O.C.D.” is a prime example of Viking’s commitment to quality, and ready for any of your cruising or fishing needs.

Location: Miami


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