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The Viking 56 Convertible had some big shoes to fill when she replaced the highly popular 55 Convertible in Vikings fleet late in 2003. Longer and wider than her predecessor, the 56 has propeller pockets to reduce draft along with numerous equipment and mechanical upgrades. An impressive yacht with powerful lines, the lavish three-stateroom interior of the Viking 56 is an appealing blend of high-gloss teak joinery, designer fabrics, and luxury-class furnishings. The galley and dinette are forward in the salon that boasts an electric entryway door, full entertainment center and Ultraleather sofa. Granite counters and under-counter Sub-Zero refrigeration are standard in the galley. Note the companionway laundry center. The amidships master stateroom includes walkaround queen bed, flat-screen TV, and a wall of hanging lockers. The VIP forward stateroom was offered with an island queen berth or crossover berths. On deck, the vast 157-square-foot cockpit (with mezzanine seating) of the Viking 56 includes a large in-deck fish box, in-deck livewell, refrigerated step box, tackle center, and transom door with lift gate. MAN 1550hp diesels cruise at 35 knots and top out at just over 40 knots.