The Viking 42 Open is a 42-foot open express sportfishing yacht that was produced by New Jersey-based Viking Yachts between 2012 and 2019. Sharing the same modified V-hull as its sister yacht the 42C, this was also among the first yachts produced by Viking to feature Zeus pod-drives for greater riding efficiency. Though one of the smallest yachts produced by Viking, this model still makes a big impression on the used and charter markets due to its graceful profile, tournament-ready fishing credentials and a practical main deck layout that keeps helm and aft mere steps away. Also check out two similar models Viking built in the 42 Convertible and 42 Sport Tower.
|Fuel Capacity||525 gallons|
This yacht can be easily fitted with a custom-built tuna tower provided by Viking’s very own subsidiary Palm Beach Towers, to turn this vessel into the ultimate fish-finding machine. Though if you choose to rely on piloting from the command deck helm station you will not be disappointed, as it boasts 360-degree visibility through wrap-around windshield windows and an open aspect to the rear. The centrally-located helm sits on a walk-around fiberglass console and features instrumentation installed by Atlantic Marine Electronics. You can expect to find bow thruster and trim tab controls here, along with CMD electric steering attached to a teak helm pod, a Zeus joystick, SmartCraft DTS controls, Icom VHF radio, SkyHook autopilot and Furuno display screens, all sitting across from a trio of Murray or Release Marine helm seats. There is also room in here for a pair of chaise-longues tracing the sides of the command deck, as well as a drinks chiller and integral speakers linked to the yacht’s below-deck home entertainment system.
A few steps back takes you to the Viking 42 Open’s 120-square foot aft-cockpit, where you will find a space engineered around the competitive fishing experience. The cockpit comes with fishing essentials such as a transom door with a lift gate, non-slip fiberglass surfaces, 4 flush-mounted rod holders, insulted fish boxes, a transom livewell, tackle and bait storage, fresh and salt-water wash-down hoses, a cablemaster reel, access to the engine room and a floor plate for a bespoke fighting chair. The cockpit also hosts a mezzanine level with a freezer, a beer chiller and a pair of comfortable Sunbrella sofas, and can be fitted with an optional swimming platform at the transom.
Access to this boat’s lower level is through a water-tight companionway door at the front of the command deck, which leads you down toward a spacious open lobby with a dinette lounge and an open galley. This space impresses with masses of glossy teak surrounds, cherry Amtico flooring, Corian work surfaces and leather furnishings. To port there is an L-shaped dining sofa surrounding a teak-topped breakfast table, while to starboard the C-shaped galley boasts a two-zone electric hob, a microwave-convection oven, a large fridge-freezer unit, plenty of storage and a high-velocity exhaust fan to keep this space feeling fresh even when in the midst of preparing gourmet meals. There is also room down here for a bathroom with a shower, a master stateroom to the bow with a queen-sized bed, and a recessed twin room at the rear.
A pair of 600MHP Cummins QSB Zeus pod-drive engines power the Viking 42 Open to top speeds in excess of 36 knots, with cruising speeds clocking in at around 30 knots. At a more leisurely pace of 8 knots, meanwhile, this yacht has a range of more than 1,000 nautical miles, making it an ideal option for extended fishing or cruising vacations.
As a new Viking dealer and a leader in used Viking Yachts brokerage sales, SI Yachts is strategically positioned to assist you in the purchase or sale of a boat. From our proximity to the Viking shipyard, to our industry-leading Northeast service team, we offer a level of personal, customer service that others cannot. We can also take your existing boat in on trade towards the purchase of a new or pre-owned Viking. Give us a call today to begin talking about how you can enjoy the water this season on your new boat or yacht.