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A state of the art yacht when she was introduced in 2003, more than a few boating enthusiasts still consider the Viking 45 to be about as good as it gets in a midsize convertible. Expecting good things in a Viking yacht comes naturally these days, and the 45 delivered an impressive mix of luxury and performance. Her spacious two-stateroom interior—updated in 2006 with a serving counter in the galley—features the same satin-finished cabinets and Ultraleather upholstery as Viking’s larger convertibles. The galley and dinette are forward in the salon, and rods stow handily below a posh L-shaped leather sofa. Frameless windows are capped with upholstered valances that conceal the air-conditioning ducts. A laundry center is at the base of the companionway steps, and both heads have separate stall showers. Cockpit amenities include tackle center, bait freezer, in-deck livewell and fish box, and transom door with gate. Additional features include a standard factory hardtop, large engine room with cockpit access, and teak and holly interior flooring. MAN 900hp diesels cruise the Viking 45 Convertible at 28–30 knots (low 30s top).