The Viking 54C is a 54-foot convertible sportfishing yacht with a flybridge that was launched by Viking in late 2020. One of the newest boats produced by the New Jersey-based yacht building firm, the 54C also happens to be one of the most cutting-edge models they have ever built. Constructed using Computational Fluid Dynamics, and feedback from hundreds of Viking customers, the yacht presents a striking aerodynamic profile with an unbroken S-shaped sheer, an extended flybridge and one of the largest aft-cockpits in a vessel of this class.
The lofty fiberglass flybridge on the Viking 54C features a central, walk-around helm station with a touchscreen navigation and instrumentation panel courtesy of Atlantic Marine Electronics, Optimus Electronic Power Steering, Garmin radar and bow thrusters for all of the nimble control you need to chase large pelagic fish. A pair of leather and teak Release Marine helm chairs, a couple of forward-facing armchairs, two side chaise-longues and refrigerated drinks storage makes this a great place to hang out with guests, too. Should you wish, this model can also be fitted with a Palm Beach tuna tower for tournament-style fishing that will blow away your competitors.
On the main deck the aft-cockpit is larger than any you will see on a yacht of this class, offering 154-square feet of dedicated fishing space. Lined in waterproof teak, the cockpit features a transom door with lift gate, multi-functional live-well fish boxes, rod storage, tackle stowage, side panels, steel hose pipes, an Eskimo ice-chipper and a floor plate for fighting chairs and rocket launchers. Should you need a rest from catching all those billfish, then worry not, as the cockpit also hosts a mezzanine lounge sofa with room for three guests.
Lavish internal spaces on the 54C abound with plenty of glazed or satin-finished teak or walnut surfaces, furnishings in hand-stitched upholstery or leather and recessed mood lighting. Wrap-around windows illuminate a large salon with a port-side L-shaped sofa, a starboard dining sofa with a breakfast table and plenty of cabinet space. Positioned amidship you will also find a walk-in galley kitchen with marble-effect Corian worktops, a serving bar, a two-zone hob, a combination oven, a fridge and a large sink. Steps down to the lower level reveal a set of luxurious retreats with overnight accommodation for up to 5 guests. There is a VIP guest room to the bow with a double bed, a starboard single cabin with an en suite Jack-and-Jill shower room, and a master stateroom at the rear with a queen-sized island bed, maple-lined closets and a private en suite bathroom. There are very few sportfish builders that have designed as comfortable interiors as Viking Yachts has done time and time again.
Top speeds well in excess of 40 knots come courtesy of two MAN V12 1550MHP diesel engines, with cruising speeds clocking in at around 34 knots. A hull that was fine-tuned through dozens of Atlantic Sea trails boasts an aggressively raked stem, double chines, side venting and vacuum-infused composite fiberglass for a dry ride, superb lift and peerless balance, while a fuel tank holding 1,535 gallons of diesel will keep the Viking 54C out at sea for days on end.
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.