2013 42' Viking Open Sports Fisher
Full tower, twin Cummins 600 diesels, ZEUS drives w/1100 hrs and recent full 1,000 hr service
Ft Lauderdale, FL
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This 42 is ready for anything whether it is offshore blue water fishing, bottom fishing, cruising with the family or diving. All mechanical services have recently been performed. Powered with twin Cummins QSC 600 8.1 diesel engines and ZEUS drives w/1100 hrs. Just completed the 1,000 hr service. Twin Garmin 7212's.
In "NEW" condition
Maintained with and "Open Checkbook"!
Even though she’s the baby in the Viking line, the 42 Open packs a big punch when it comes to fishing and cruising, and you might just find she’s all the boat you need.
With an LOA of 42 feet, 7 inches, the vessel is comparatively hassle free to clean, while also being the perfect size for cruising with friends, diving, fishing, and other activities commonly associated with waterside vacation homes.
Like most Vikings, the 42 Open is equipped both for cruising and for fishing. On the bridge deck, there are three forward-facing Release Marine chairs, including the helm chair. For anybody who’s ever cruised in sizable seas, you know having a stable, comfortable, forward-facing seat can make all the difference. What’s more, the seats rotate completely so passengers can keep an eye on the fishing action, a nice touch.
That helm sports a fiberglass teak-veneer helm pod that I originally thought was the more expensive—and more fragile—fully teak helm pod Viking has on some of its other boats. Either way, whether teak or faux teak, it’s simply a beautiful accouterment for a boat. Just forward of the pod, twin Garmin GPSMap 7212 screens as well as twin SmartCraft Vessel Views help keep the captain in touch with his surroundings and the fish.
Down below Viking offers three layout options, all of which have a forepeak master with private access to a head and loads of stowage in nearly every cranny, as well as an amidships VIP with twin berths. A three-stateroom option offers bunks in a cabin to port, while the two-stateroom options have either an L-shaped settee occupying the same space or a bench seat with a second head.
For most people, I’d think the two-stateroom, two-head layout would make sense. After all, why not substitute a small piece of couch for a second head, the payoffs in privacy are huge. As for the three-stateroom layout, it may make sense if you are fishing this boat in tournaments, or spending lots of time onboard with two other couples or another couple and some kids.
As for the fishing amenities onboard, the namesake tuna tower is manufactured by Viking subsidiary Palm Beach Towers. Considering this isn’t a convertible and your view of the fish could at times be less than optimal, that’s an important feature.
In addition, the wide, open cockpit has more than enough space for anglers to maneuver around one another when the bite is on, and there are twin in-deck fishboxes to port and starboard, as well as another fishbox in the transom that is fitted out to double as a livewell. Freezers in the mezzanine work well for bait or for any extra provisions if you’re going for an extended cruise.
Twin recessed tackle boxes, also in the mezzanine, mean you’ll never be fumbling for gear at precisely the wrong moment.
The twin 600-horsepower Cummins QSC8.3 diesels trained to Zeus pods had her motoring comfortably at a brisk cruise around 29 knots.
The Open ran at that speed without so much as a creak, and exhibits agreeably modest trim angles throughout her rpm register thanks to her Cummins autotab function. The 42 is a pleasure to drive at speed.
At slow speeds, the Mercury SmartCraft joystick has the 42 spinning like an Olympic figure skater, and moving laterally with real acceleration and surgeon-like precision; two inarguably impressive and useful attributes when you’re trying to land a trophy fish.
The 42 might be the smallest boat Viking is currently offering, but the boys in New Gretna packed her to the gills with everything you’d need to enjoy her in full. Whether you’re cruising her or fishing her, with that sea kindly ride, slow-speed agility, and onboard amenities to rival even the largest of her sisters, the Viking 42 Open is a boat you should have your eye on.
No fishboat worth its salt is complete these days without a tuna tower. Viking knows that, and knows it well. So well, in fact, that it has its own subsidiary, Palm Beach Towers, that builds towers for its boats as the boats themselves are being built. That saves their owners time on the delivery, as the boat and tower get to them in one piece, and ready to go.
Seats in the Mezzanine:
Mezzanine seating, like the kind seen on the Viking 42 Open, has become derigueur in the world of sport fishing, and if you’ve ever been fishing on a boat with a mezzanine, you know why: There’s simply no better seat in the house to watch the action. Somewhat ingeniously, the design also allows for tons of extra stowage. In the 42’s case, that means extra freezers and recessed tackle boxes are always within easy reach of men at work.
The heart of any boat is her engine room. And you can’t get out to the fish, and more importantly, home again, if your Engine Room is in bad shape. The 42’s twin 600-horsepower Cummins diesels are housed in an almost shockingly large space accessible via a companionway in the mezzanine. Dual Racors show a reassuring bent towards redundancy while white Awlgrip throughout will help the captain immediately spot oil spills. Even better, everything is labeled and orderly, meaning that if something does go wrong—Murphy’s Law is a thing for a reason—you’ll be in the best possible position to fix the problem.
Fuel: 525 gals
Water: 120 gals
Displacement: 40,000 lbs
Engines - 600 hp Cummins QSM's w/1100 hrs
Recent 1,000 hr service