Specifications

Name: 46 Convertible
Length: 46'11"
Hull Type: Modified-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 870 gals.
Model Years: 2010—2019
Draft: 4'5"
Beam: 16'6"
Water Capacity: 150 gals.
Waste Capacity: --
Length w/ Pulpit: --
Smallest model in the Viking fleet when she was introduced in 2010, the 46 Convertible could hardly be defined as an “entry-level” boat. Bigger was nearly always better prior to the Great Recession, but by 2010 manufacturers were starting to focus on smaller, more affordable (and fuel-efficient) models to keep their order books filled. Built on a new Viking hull form with propeller pockets and 12 degrees of transom deadrise, the 46 is among a handful of boats her size to feature a mezzanine deck complete with bait freezer, seating, storage, and engine room access. The Viking’s beautifully crafted interior consists of a starboard-side galley with Corian counters, under-counter refrigerator/freezer drawers, and a small, triangular island counter with two stools. Below, a companionway laundry center is to port followed by the guest/day head and, further forward, the guest stateroom with over/under berths. The master stateroom is to starboard with a walkaround double berth and private head with an enormous forepeak shower. Additional features include a teak-and-holly galley sole, two large in-deck fish boxes, frameless salon windows, and a huge flybridge. MAN 1100hp diesels cruise at 33–34 knots.

Specifications

Name: 46 Convertible
Length: 46'6"
Hull Type: Modified-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 620/750 gals.
Model Years: 1981—1985
Draft: 4'0"
Beam: 16'0"
Water Capacity: 200 gals.
Waste Capacity: --
Length w/ Pulpit: --
Viking’s largest yacht when she was introduced in 1981, the 46 Convertible was a good-selling boat for Viking thanks to her luxurious accommodations and enviable open-water performance. Built on a modified-V hull with cored hullsides and a shallow keel, the Viking 46 has a reputation for being an agile sea boat although the ride can be harsh when the seas pick up. The posh interior of the 46, with its teak joinery, standard washer/dryer and built-in entertainment center, was considered very sophisticated in her day. A two-stateroom layout with a huge amidships master stateroom was standard, and a triple-stateroom layout (unusual in an under-50-foot convertible) became available in 1982. Like all Viking fishing boats, the cockpit is set up for serious anglers with an array of top-quality fishing features. Topside, the flybridge is big for a 46-footer with a well-arranged helm console and seating for six. On the downside, the engine room is a tight fit (note that the air intakes are located under the gunnels). Originally offered with 500hp 6V92s (24 knots cruise/28 top), 675hp 8V92s became available in 1983 raising the cruising speed to a fast 27–28 knots and the top speed to 31 knots.