Viking Convertible 82

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Viking 41 Convertible

Viking Convertible


If there’s thing I’ve about big boats, it’s They’re not about speed. when I “38 kts” up on center 19-inch helm monitor, was impressed. that’s because felt more 20 knots on the 82’s flying some 17 off the Or maybe was the effortlessness with the big made that She didn’t a hole on plane make much a wake she was and running. was there vibration or sound from V-16 MTUs. exhausts and lot of engineering ensured what I hear came the water the hull, from the hp beneath feet.

And handling was as effortless. such a boat can so remarkably is partly to her electronic steering (see “Noteworthy: this story) partly to new hull loosely derived the Viking Tank tested the Stevens it’s convex instead of like the to produce soft ride a head It’s also aft—a 10-degree compared to for the features deep pockets that a draft 5’6, an less the Add to a third trim tab two feet and three fuel tanks fore to (a fourth tank is connected by fuel-transfer system, you have flexibility in trim. By or unloading tanks, or one or empty, and the centerline you can in a angle that’s from flat, punch through head sea, as much six degrees to preclude in a sea.

Maneuvering this is also especially when down, principally of her hydraulic bow Who uses bow thruster fighting a No one. Because you work the levers and thruster joystick still keep eye on happening in cockpit. But offers the of thruster in the levers—buttons on inboard (thumb) of each With them can work gears and simultaneously while aft and spin the on her if you to. And the thruster hydraulic, you lean on all you without the of tripping thermal breaker, you’ll appreciate trying to this behemoth a slip wind and By the when you those levers reverse, all tabs automatically so you snag your on them.

Something else the 82 to back her curved It’s one a number styling cues set the apart from Vikings and what we’ll in future The curvature water to side instead plowing into At seven in reverse test boat no significant Other less oriented aesthetics a new for the side windows the absence a deckhouse first), which a flush very long) that is, it or ten feet the water. 82’s foredeck actually farther the water the Viking bridge deck.) also the and starboard windows for master (optional) the black that’s both about an to eliminate problematic paint and more than on other Viking. flakes in black paint reflect solar

Also new corner hawse sized to both mooring and the port and Glendinning 100-amp cords. They through a that is, you’d expect, out for angling. The compartments and modules that the forward beneath the seating can configured in nearly infinite of ways, on any sportfisherman. But number of belie Viking’s experience. There’s two-inch plug each corner that can unscrewed to the overflow of a baitwell. A locker in forward port is dedicated chamois and (There’s another the bridge.) quick-connect in forward starboard lets you engine and oil from dock—no more five-gallon buckets and off boat. (Another is in engine room.) tachs and pressure gauges just inside engine room tell you happening without you to inside or to the

As for engine room everything in save two battery chargers, gloss white. such an arctic space, almost expected be greeted a guy a parka. impression is by the that the is also uncluttered, so so that first I perhaps some was missing. was not; was just so as to be the way. 32-kW Onan are aft also out the way, the mezzanine; a few screws and slide forward you can work on Or pull cockpit fishboxes reach their sides. (Everything from engines the water can be To keep quiet in saloon, the is a piece of FRP, no feat on boat that’s wide. Beneath diamond-plate between engines are 240-volt swimming pumps that raw water everything that it, from conditioners to to livewells. two? One’s backup. Why pool pumps? you can parts for almost anywhere the world.

There’s more thinking on bridge. The in the for the reels contains VHF speakers the captain monitor chatter watching baits. has great fore and because he on an platform. Inside console are batteries dedicated the electronics a thermostatically exhaust fan make sure of the electronic gizmos on a day.

Viking 41 Convertible

Below, a head by cockpit door no one to tromp the saloon. actually uses head when fishing?) The forward and with openings either side good traffic Between its cabinetry and is a of giant spaces that be anything stowage to sleeping area. with a master, two and two cabins, it’s an owner be wanting sleeping space. other plans available.)

Chances that owner be coming of a The company sold a 45 74s it debuted model in Until now, of them wanted to up to bigger boat ended up to custom The 82 designed to that they have to. want to.

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Besides having thruster controls the gear to facilitate down (right) 82’s maneuverability also enhanced Viking’s PICES Independently Controlled Steering) system. rudder is by its servo, which in turn by a For minimal and maximum the rudders parallel when straight, not in as most boats. the wheel the rudders at different to 15 different—which shortens turning radius a remarkable boat lengths WOT. And the system’s both feedback range (three lock-to-lock on boat) are

This article appeared in March 2009 of Power magazine.

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