This 50' Viking Open has been updated & improved over the past several years and will be a great fishing boat for it's next owner. In May 2008 the boat had a complete paint job which additionally involved freshening of all aspects of the exterior. Shining ice blue hull with white rub rail and topsides, in 2011 the windshield frame was refinished white and all new rubber. With a sleek, low-profile design this boat has an attractive presence both at the dock and on the water. Perfect for the owner who wants a substantial boat you can run yourself without being separated from activities on deck or in the cockpit.
Entering the cockpit you notice the coaming pads and a transom box before passing the rocket launcher to go up three steps to the huge temperature-controlled bridge deck. To the portside aft is a large L-shape settee with triangular white fiberglass table in front. To the starboard side is another smaller bench seating area and just forward a prep center with rigging table, insulated drink box, and below a refrigerator with mini-freezer. Three white/chrome Stidd adjustable helm & companion chairs with footrests face the forward windshield. Track-to-track enclosure fills hardtop to windshield top offering excellent vision in all directions from every seat. U-zips open on the sides and aft panel combined with two overhead hatches in the hardtop if fresh breeze is the choice over the reverse-cycle air conditioning units. The hardtop has integral lighting and custom overhead hanging rod storage beneath. The helm has all electronics low and facing the captain with a fiberglass helm pod topped by a chrome bezelled analog instrument cluster, single lever controls and a aluminum custom wheel. Just to the right the smoked plexi and white metal framed door slides open to enter the cabin.
Four steps down into the well appointed interior with teak and holly Amtico flooring throughout with neutral bound-edge tight berber carpeting secured on all traffic surfaces. Two comfortable settees are cocoa leatherette covered and the larger L-shape to the portside forward has a high-low table that serves it. The galley with white Corian bullnose countertop is aft and has under-counter refrigeration, hideaway stovetop and molded sink. Cabinets, table and doors are Viking hi-gloss finished and are in excellent condition. Immediately to the starboard side upon entry is a convenient day head, followed going forward by the A/V cabinet. Above the galley is a newer flat panel TV which is attached to a door that opens with a storage cabinet behind it. The starboard side settee has a pullman berth that drops down to make bunks when needed. Moving forward there is a door to the stateroom and just to the left a door to the head. The stateroom has a centerline queen berth with drawer storage beneath as well as lifting up for additional storage forward. The stateroom has a cedar-lined hanging locker, flat-panel TV, separate A/C zone with digital control, and doored & shelf storage either side outboard. There is a private entry door to the head which has a good-sized shower with seat, molded solid-surface vanity top with mirrored medicine cabinet above. The cabin gets natural light and ventilation through three overhead deck hatches, one in the stateroom and two in the main cabin.
The master stateroom features a raised platform centerline queen berth with teak cabinetry to either side and a mirrored headboard forward. A blue & white tropical print bedspread is accented with shams and decor pillows. Port & starboard cedar-lined hanging locker & storage cabinet. There is also storage beneath the berth. There is a private door to the head which has a mirrored medicine cabinet, neutral colored solid surface vanity top with molded sink, and a good sized shower stall.
Boat was fully painted with white topsides and ice blue hull in May 2008. In April 2010 there was repaint & texturing of all non-skid decks and in March 2011 a repaint (white) & new gasketing of the windshield. Full tower (5-step) with molded hardtop over helm-deck including overhead LED lighting & molded running lights. Those LED lights plus step light and under gunwale light can be color selected to red/white/blue. The tower platform has molded spreader lights (2 cockpit, 1 forward) and the buggy top is fiberglass. Tower station has a full helm with ZF controls (new 4/11), tachs, trim tab controls, start-stops, compass & electronics. There is also a bench seat with footrest and full belly band padding (new 1/19).
Factory pulpit with aluminum bow rail, stainless anchor chute, Fortress anchor, chain lead rode, and Simpson Lawrence electric, self-tailing, windlass with remote control from helm and foot switches. Wrap-around windshield has track-to-track NEW full enclosure (1/19) up to the hardtop and three windshield wipers. Hatch gaskets and gas-shock rams (stainless steel) throughout cockpit & helm deck replaced.
Helm Deck has three Stidd white & chrome adjustable helm seats across the front. Two Cruiseair reverse-cycle air-conditioning units provide comfort. Viking helm pod is centerline with Palm Beach style stainless single lever controls and upright electronics panel. Excellent visibility.
An open-styled sportfish with a full-sized cockpit (140 square feet). Tackle center forward has cockpit freezer, engine room entrance and instead of the rigging sink there is a Kenyon electric grill. Electric reel plugs beneath the coaming corners. Transom box is plumbed as a live well, plus there is a under deck circular livewell on the portside. A large under deck fishbox with 2 hatches and to the starboard side is an Eskimo crushed ice bin (or second fish box). Fiberglass rocket launcher with rigging tray on 4" stanchion. Beneath the gunwales there are stereo speakers & lighting. Hanging rod storage under hardtop & in ER.
Twin 1050hp 10-cylinder MAN main engines have approximately 5800 total hours. Starboard engine was overhauled in March of 2010 and has approximately 3200 hours since. October 2016 engines had a 1000hr MAN service performed by Ingalls Marine Diesel. All service since has been performed by Performance Marine Diesel Services. We have records and receipts available upon request.