This new 48 Convertible is a handsome addition to the world famous Viking product line up with exciting styling, an impressive three stateroom layout with Viking’s legendary construction and attention to detail. Beginning with the same resin infused beamy hull as the new convertible, which carries its breadth farther aft for more interior volume, a wider cockpit, and more running surface, the Viking design group then turned to its pair of $1 million computer operated five-axis profiling milling machines and embarked on a prodigious course to create house and deck assemblies to produce the 48 Open, the 48 Sport Tower and the 48 Sport Coupe. In the process, Viking has once again rewritten the ground breaking rules of modern yacht design in creating fresh, contemporary models within a model.
Completely unique and exciting profiles are offered with two other versions of the Viking 48 featuring a three-sided fiberglass, air conditioned deckhouse. Adding dashing definition and versatility this yacht can be further personalized with a Palm Beach Towers tuna tower for our Sport Tower version, or fitted with a radar arch or fiberglass mast for our savoir-faire Sport Coupe.
Powered with MAN diesels the 48 Convertible will cruise at 30 knots with a top end in the mid 30 knot range depending upon engine selection, load, sea and other environmental factors. The raked entry and forward chine are designed to pierce through head seas and divert spray downward. Convex hull sections add curvature and form to the running surface, while molded running strakes accentuate lateral tracking and maneuverability.