- Make: Viking
- Model: 48 Convertible
- Year: 2007
- Price: $ Call
- Location: La Playita, Isla Perico, Causeway de Amador, Panamá
- Engine: T/MAN MARINE DIESEL, 1100 hp
- Max. Speed: 32 – knts
- Max. Cruise Speed: 30 – knts
|Gross Weight||56,450 lbs|
|Std. Fuel Capacity||1012 US Gal.|
|Water Capacity||174 US Gal.|
|Holding Tank Capacity||50 US Gal.|
|Cockpit area||130 sq ft.|
|Generator||Onan, 5577 hrs|
With an eye-pleasing sheerline and a beautifully proportioned profile, the 48 Convertible is a great fit in the Viking line-up. Large, frameless, tinted deckhouse windows flood the salon with natural lighting, bringing out the beauty of the varnished teak joinery.
Teak cabinetry lines the starboard side, concealing Viking’s home theatre system, the dual-voltage electrical panel, and plenty of stowage. Opposite, the L-shaped lounge converts to a sleeper, and provides safekeeping for fishing rods. The U-shaped galley is both elegant and practical with Corian countertops, recessed appliances and undercounter deep-drawer refrigeration. The dinette easily accommodates four comfortably.
Hidden beneath the surface is a multitude of attentive features. Air conditioning flows softly from the valances. An electrical sub-panel powers galley appliances. Deep shelving above the Corian counter slides out to maximize capacity and convenience.
The 16 ft. 6 in. beam enhances the master suite forward with a large walkaround berth and private head with a stall shower. A spacious guest stateroom aft has athwartships upper and lower berths. A second private head serves this stateroom and acts as the day head for guests when fishing and cruising. A three-stateroom layout also is available with the master stateroom amidships to port.
Incorporating several pages from highly successful Vikings, the 48 Convertible comes to the party dressed up with superb design and engineering features inherited from its siblings. Viking’s powder-coated structural steel I-beam engine beds, for example, are bolted to transverse intermediate bulkheads, which isolate vibration and ensure drive train alignment. A fairbody running surface enhances stability and allows the 48C to plane easily and efficiently. With the exception of engines, air conditioning systems and some other machinery, Viking manufactures about 90 percent of the boat in-house.
The 130 square-foot cockpit is the winning formula for blue-water champions with a bait freezer, rigging station and abundant stowage. The 48C cockpit comes standard with engineroom access, a Glendinning Cablemaster, a recessed fishwell, stereo speakers, four flush rod holders, recessed hawse pipes, a transom door and a one-piece anodized aluminum ladder to the flying bridge.
Visibility from the helm is razor sharp. Hydraulic controls, power-assisted steering and an engine synchronizer are standard. The tournament-proven helm design makes using the electronic gear a snap in any weather and leaves space for considerable stowage inside the console.