Fishing Monthly Group: Viking 5.5 Sports Fisherman MKII

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Viking 5.5 Fisherman MKII

up, the 5.5 is very impressive with striking and solid She felt safe while the bar heading outside put her her paces. a 2.3m and a hull deadrise, handled the well and very reliable responsive while through a chop and good rolling

Right away could tell was a boat, designed fishing and the open


Seafarers have manufactured on Gold Coast 1957 and been reputable, to mention over the

In November The Haines took over business and operations for Seafarer range Brisbane. Knowing had purchased sound product good heritage have made changes to make up the Viking recognising they a hull with excellent quality and ability to most situations.

This new model has differences that improve its and make a more purchase to offshore fisherman.

at the she looks similar to older models, some subtle and one hidden one. the Haines has applied touch in small finishes slight changes the construction to improve overall quality the boat.

internal structure the boat the biggest with internal work all computer cut, a tighter and sturdier The normal has been by a layered ply ‘Rubly’, each of the has been before bonding in a tough and product that warranted against from pests rot.

To round the Haines build improvements use a fibreglass mat. adds to strength of lightweight hull, apparently helps fuel consumption increases hull

Other quality in the steel fitting instrumentation have this tried tested boat modern and standards.

The 5.5 was stable at both at and in river, making a great boat. The weren’t too on your and reaching water to your hands impossible. So landing a fish you’ll confident in on board bringing in catch.

With of storage day on water is enjoyable, large pockets on and shelves the cabin plenty of for those that need and easy like life the offshore kit, sunscreen other essential and ends. is also of storage under seats the cabin; space to all the you need spend a at sea you wanted

With a clear deck has plenty space for couple of coolers for food and supplies as as the catch. The of the has two bait tanks either side will hold of bait. test boat still to fitted with bench seat back rest the stern add extra for passengers.

she feels comfortable and to drive, is good you look and aft the skipper’s is comfortable well positioned good foot for both skipper and Handrails are to access add extra when conditions a little

The controls well positioned all the dials are to read. radio was to access when fitted Humminbird 778CX the skipper’s will be appointed. Easy to the well through cabin makes easy and the stainless bow rails extra safety add to striking appearance the boat.

by the DF140, the hand plenty power and feel under at all. tested, she running a prop but 21” prop soon to fitted. A prop should the top revs and her a more speed. the 19” though, she out of water beautifully around 3200rpm would cruise at this which by gauges was 25-28 knots.

given a throttle and right out hit the limiter at over 6000rpm, when scaled a little belted along around 43-45 In between two extremes was comfortable cruise at 4200rpm, which about 35 and good in the

It was reassuring to she had good deal grunt for tricky or bar crossing. a 130L tank you’ll enough fuel get you and from of those off fishing spots.

Smooth comfortable all

When travelling hull design construction proved be everything claim it be; comfortable, and quiet. put through paces in swell and she handled holding her and staying The hydraulic makes a difference and to reassurance a sound for offshore

Overall the motor and come in towing weight around 1350kg, you’ll need medium to 4WD to this rig. length of rig including motor is with a of 2.2m a width 2.3m. Making Seafarer Viking a great boat for trailerboat fisher likes comfort, and reliability.

For more on this drop in see Wyld Boats at Gateway Dve, Waters or (07) 5563

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