The Viking 45C is a 45-foot convertible sportfishing yacht with a flybridge that was produced by New Jersey-based Viking yachts between 2003 and 2008. A classic of the mid-sized, entry-level convertible class, the 45C remains an evergreen choice on the used and charter markets thanks to its luxurious accommodation, tournament-ready fishing credentials and high-performance seafaring ability. This is one of the more popular size ranges and models for Viking Yachts.
To complete this yacht’s turnkey-ready appeal, many owners choose to install a custom-made tuna tower fitted by Viking subsidiary Palm Beach Towers. Yet owner-operators can also enjoy elevated and elemental piloting from this vessel’s spacious open flybridge. The bridge benefits from a fiberglass hard-top, an open aspect and a forward seating area with a side chaise-longue and an L-shaped sunpad, though its stand-out quality is without doubt the helm station. This centerline console features instrumentation provided by Atlantic Marine Electronics, and comes with Simrad or Garmin touch-screen panels, Flir Night Vision, CCTV feedback, VHF radio, bow thruster controls, power-assisted steering and a pair of comfortable helm seats.
One level down and you will discover a 128-square foot aft-cockpit that has been precision-engineered around the competitive fishing experience. The cockpit features a transom door with a lift-gate, five tackle drawers, a chilled fishbox, a livewell, gaff stowage, flush rod holders, Rupp Outriggers, a bait-prep station, fresh and raw-water hoses, intuitively placed grabrails and a floor plate for a fighting chair or rocket launcher. There is also space above the bait-prep console to place Sunbrella cushions to turn this mezzanine space into an impromptu sofa with an attached drinks chiller.
The Viking 45C’s sedate interiors show why so many fishing aficionados now choose convertible yachts over more utilitarian fishing boats with spartan indoor areas. On this yacht you will find Amtico flooring, glossy teak surfaces and plush leather furnishings, all well-lit thanks to recessed mood lighting and panoramic side windows. There is an L-shaped sofa to port upon entry, sitting deftly across from a cabinet space to starboard with a display setting for a widescreen HD TV. Moving further inside you will discover a walk-in galley with holly-lined cabinets, Corian worktops, Sub-Zero under-counter fridge-freezer units, a 3-zone electric hob, a Samsung combination microwave oven and a cocktail bar with a pair of stools. The salon includes an L-shaped Ultraleather dining sofa to port, hugging a triangular, teak-topped breakfast table where you will enjoy many a sophisticated meal. Lower-deck spaces are just as sumptuous, with overnight space for up to four guests across an en-suite bunk berth and an en-suite master stateroom with a queen-sized bed, maple-lined hanging closets and a loveseat.
A pair of MAN 900MHP inboard diesel engines deliver top speeds of around 35 knots, with comfortable cruising speeds clocking in at 30 knots. A fuel tank holding 848 gallons of diesel will delight those dedicated fishermen who enjoy long trips out to tuna-rich waters while still keeping plenty of juice in reserve. A proprietary Viking hull with a raked stem and a 15-degree aft deadrise, meanwhile, provides plenty of natural balance, excellent fuel efficiency and reduced drag as you accelerate through the waves.
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.