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The Viking Sport Cruisers 46 Flybridge (called the 45 Flybridge until 1998 when the swim platform was extended) combines the rakish lines and spirited performance of a 1990s era European sport yacht. Built in England, her solid fiberglass, deep-V hull (with prop pockets to reduce the shaft angles) is fairly light for a boat this size. The three-stateroom floorplanrare in a boat this sizeis arranged with the galley forward, a step down from the salon level. A huge wraparound settee dominates the salon where unique lower-level windows allow seated guests a panoramic view of the outdoors. Both guest staterooms have single berths, and the forward master stateroom features an island berth and private head. The cockpit, with its teak sole, L-lounge seating and transom door, is shaded by the extended flybridge. Additional features include high-gloss cherry joinery, foredeck sun pads, bow thruster, and teak swim platform. On the downside, the engine room is a tight fit. A good performer, 370hp Volvo diesels cruise the Viking 46 Flybridge at 23 knots (2526 knots top), and 430hp Volvos cruise at 27 knots (about 30 knots top).