With every new Viking model built, there are normally several adaptations that follow. Such is the case with the 44 Convertible that originally came out in 2018 and has been a popular entry-level sportfish for the American builder. The 44 Open, which shares the same hull as the 44C, has much different deck and interior arrangements that are designed for its specific segment of the market. The 44 Sport Coupe continues the 44-foot model range with a distinguishing New England-style appeal, while the new 44 Sport Tower is geared towards sailfish anglers and island-cruising. The tuna tower on the 44ST, outfitted by Palm Beach Towers, along with the outriggers, makes this an instant tournament contender for the new owner.
"The 44 Sport Tower is fast, easily operated by a couple, and has incredible fishing features like all Vikings," said Rich Lucas, Viking Yachts Brand Manager for SI Yachts. "Imagine being able to have a sportfish that's comfortable enough to spend time on in the Bahamas and then compete in a sailfish tournament the next day. If you're a center-console owner, we'll take your boat in on trade towards the purchase of a new 44ST, or any Viking for that matter."
"Using our $1 million five-axis profiler, we designed and built a plug and a female mold to create a rakish fiberglass deckhouse module, fully open to the cockpit while incorporating stylish convertible window lines and a roof overhang. Built into finely tool hardtop is a pair of easily accessed rod stowage compartments," says the Viking shipyard about the 44ST.
The cockpit on the 44 Sport Tower offers 119 square feet of room to fish and maneuver around an angler during a fight. It also features the comfortable mezzanine seating that gives your guests a place to sit and enjoy the action. Other features on the cockpit include:
Additionally, the cockpit has drink storage in the mezzanine step and exterior stereo speakers that are hooked up to the salon stereo system.
The command deck on the 44 Sport Tower offers exceptional sightlines for the captain, thanks to the centerline helm station that sits on a raised platform. The visibility the captain has in this design is excellent. Three Release Marine helm seats sit behind the controls. The electronics package is customized to the owner's preference and can be installed by Atlantic Marine Electronics - Viking's subsidiary company.
The beautiful salon takes full advantage of the 44 Sport Tower's more than 16-foot beam with seating, a galley, storage, and lots of room to move around. The reverse-cycle air-conditioning keeps the interior cool while you and your guests can enjoy the flat screen television or surround-sound stereo. The galley features all of the top-quality appliances needed to feed a hungry crew. Custom Amtico flooring, Corian countertops, and beautiful wood cabinetry provide a cruising yacht experience on this versatile sportfish.
The Viking 44ST is a two-stateroom boat with a full head and shower that is shared between the cabins. The master suite is forward and features an island queen-sized berth with a mattress that lifts up to reveal storage underneath. There is teak cabinetry, a flat screen television, opening hatch for ventilation, and a maple-lined hanging locker. The guest cabin is found aft and portside, featuring a double berth. It also has a flat screen television, maple-lined hanging locker, and beautiful teak cabinets.
While the base model of the 44 Sport Tower features MAN I6 800MHP engines, owners have an option of upgrading to either MAN 850MHPs or twin Volvo D-13 1000MHP engines. Your equipment on board will be powered by an Onan 12.5kW EQD (Electronic Quiet Diesel) generator. The base price of the Viking 44 Sport Tower is just over $1.7 million, which does not include the cost of the tuna tower.
As one of the oldest Viking dealers in the world, no one is uniquely situated close the Viking factory quite like SI Yachts. We have been helping our clients into the best boat for their needs since 1964. We can take your existing boat in on trade if needed or assist you in selling it through our professional brokerage services. We look forward to helping you in the perfect Viking model for your needs and budget.