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The Viking 50 is best described as a scaled-down version of the Viking 53 Convertible introduced a few years earlier. Shes built on a modified-V hull with a relatively wide beam, a well-flared bow and balsa coring in the hullsides. The three-stateroom layout is similar in most respects to her predecessor, but with reduced dimensions. The master stateroom is amidships, a washer/dryer was standard, and the salon is open to the galley and dinette. Notable features of the Viking 50 include a spacious standup engine room, a huge in-deck fish box, direct cockpit engine room access, and state of the art helm layout with seating for eight. Updates in 1997 included newly styled (frameless) deckhouse windows and an extended flybridge. At nearly 60,000 pounds, the Viking 50 is no lightweight. Standard power in 1991 was 730hp Detroit 8V92s (23 knots cruise/29 top) however those engines were replaced in 1992 with 820hp MANs (26/30 knots respectively). Optional 1,200hp MANs available after 1995 will cruise at a fast 32 knots (high 30s top) making the Viking 50 one of the fastest boats in her class. Over 120 were built during her production run.