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Built on a lengthened and reworked Viking 46 Convertible hull, Viking used the extra length of the 48 Convertible to create a huge, 144-square-foot fishing cockpitstill the largest to be found in a flybridge boat this size. Unlike the 46, the Viking 48 has a solid front windshield and a much-improved engine room. Like all Viking models, shes heavily built on a low-deadrise modified-V hull with a wide beam, a shallow keel, and balsa-cored hullsides. In the original two-stateroom interior the galley and dinette are at mid-level. An alternate three-stateroom layout replaced the dinette with a small private cabin, and in 1989 the Plan C arrangement offered an L-shaped dinette on the deckhouse level and two very spacious staterooms. The 48s massive cockpit is fitted with two in-deck fish boxes, a tackle center, and a transom doorall standard. The flybridge has seating for eight. Additional features include wide side decks, a molded pulpit, and a spacious engine room. A stiff ride in a chop, the Viking 48 will cruise at 2324 knots with 550hp Detroit 6V92s (about 26 knots top). With 735hp 8V92s (standard in later models), the cruising speed is a fast 2728 knots with a top speed of close to 30 knots.
Overview Spirited 1980s convertible combined bold styling with cutting-edge construction, luxury accommodations, huge fishing cockpit.
Features Highlights include well-appointed teak interior with choice of two- or three-stateroom floorplans, massive 144-sq.-ft. fishing cockpit, state-of-the-art flybridge, spacious engineroom with cockpit access.
Comments Not the softest ride when the seas pick up.
Performance Cruise at 2324 knots with GM 550hp engines (about 26 knots top). GM 735hp diesels cruise at 2728 knots (30 knots wide open).