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The Viking 45 Convertible is one of those rare cases where the product was so well matched to the market that success was virtually assured. A superb blend of modern convertible styling and cutting-edge performance, she’s constructed on a modified-V hull with a graceful sheer, moderate beam, and balsa coring in the hullsides. The 45 was available in three interior layouts during her production years, all with a serving counter separating the mid-level galley from the salon. An L-shaped sofa in the salon converts into a double bed, and honey teak woodwork is found throughout the interior. The engine room can be reached from the salon or via a second hatch by the cockpit door. As it is in all Viking products, the engine room is well lit and meticulously finished. The cockpit came with a molded tackle center, transom door, recessed fish boxes, etc., and the huge flybridge will seat a small crowd. A good performer with standard 485hp Detroit 6-71s, the Viking 45 Convertible will cruise at 24 knots and turn 27 knots on the wall. The 550hp 6V92s (since 1990) will cruise at a fast 27 knots and reach a top speed of 30 knots. About 250 were built during her production run.
Overview Upscale convertible with leading-edge styling, luxury-class accommodations remains one of Viking’s best-selling yachts ever.
Features Well-crafted interior—offered with or without dinette—features open-plan salon with serving counter, two heads, premium appliances and furnishings. Spacious cockpit came with tackle center, transom door, recessed fishboxes.
Comments Engineroom can be reached from salon or cockpit. About 250 were built.
Performance GM 485hp diesels cruise at 23–24 knots; GM 550hp diesels cruise in the high 20s.