The Viking Yacht Company is proud to present another blue-water family member, the awesome 57 Convertible. Featuring a robust hull with a beautiful sheer, a curvy, creamy smooth deckhouse with Viking’s new teardrop window lines, a low profile wraparound flying bridge and a 157 square feet cockpit, including a spacious observation mezzanine, the result is an exciting model in the convertible tradition.
Ideally suited for tournament fishing, as well as long distance cruising, the 57 Convertible features a three-stateroom, two-head layout for plenty of comfort and privacy thanks to the offset companionway, which utilizes space to its maximum efficiency. The master stateroom has an athwartship queen-size walk-around bed and upholstered headboard, with stowage below that is accented by rope lighting. His and hers maple-lined hanging lockers with built in shelves handle large wardrobes with ease. The perfect retreat after a great day on the water, you’ll relax in total comfort and enjoyment with the 26-inch flat screen television and individual air conditioning controls. The private head is large with a huge fiberglass shower stall.
A queen-size berth is the focal point in the forward stateroom, but upper and lower cross over berths also are available. Your guests will feel like VIPs when they take in the spacious surroundings. The port side stateroom has upper and lower bunks, a chest of drawers, and a walk-in closet, an unusual feature even in yachts five feet larger. Both guest staterooms share the port head and this area, too, is sizeable and inviting.
For convenience, a stacked laundry center is located in the companionway with a built-in stowage area for cleaning supplies. When you study these accommodations you can appreciate how much effort Viking puts in to creating utmost comfort. The reason is that Viking designers and engineers spend hundreds of hours fishing and cruising new models to ensure the boat truly meets all of its mission parameters.
That’s why in the cockpit the mezzanine with its tasteful and durable Sunbrella cushions pulls double duty, not only as a relaxing place to wait out a hungry marlin, but also as a convenient location to store baits, tackle and provide engineroom access. Professional fishing crews appreciate the mezzanine, too, because it allows guests to stay close to the action in the lower cockpit, but out of the way of the angler and tag-stick man. No company
even comes close to Viking’s experience in creating a tournament proven cockpit. Nothing is overlooked from the recessed insulated fish wells to the rounded coamings to the push release locker doors. The standard equipment list is exhaustive because Viking believes if it is necessary it goes on the boat, like the insulated drink box in the salon entrance step to eliminate the need for portable coolers.
The same philosophy is obvious in the salon. Air conditioning, for instance, flows from hidden registers behind the window valances for better distribution and less noise. Carpeting is wall-to-wall with lead lined padding for sound absorption. Amtico premium vinyl flooring at the salon door entrance prevents wet feet from tracking the carpet and also is used in the galley for easier clean up. The main electrical panel is located just inside the sliding fiberglass salon entrance door at eye level and is back lit for convenience and to simplify usage. The plush L-shape sofa lifts to reveal a generous stowage compartment for gear or fishing rods. A home theater system includes a 40-inch flat screen television over the dinette, along with a Bose LS18 DVD/CD player, VCR and FM stereo with surround sound for maximum performance.
The starboard side galley features Corian counter tops with Sub-Zero refrigeration below in sliding drawers. Stowage space is abundant and for cooking there is a microwave convection oven and a three-burner electric cooktop. For added convenience, an electric sub panel controls all of the galley appliances.
The 57 Convertible is available in open and enclosed bridge configurations. Both versions supply excellent sightlines and with power assisted hydraulic steering and single lever controls, the new 57 Convertible is eager to please your every command.
Standard power is MAN V12 1360 CRM diesels. A package with twin MAN V12 1550 CRM diesels is available. Speeds will range from a mid-30 knot cruise to a top end approaching 40 knots depending upon the power selection, load and sea conditions.
Family owned and operated for over four and a half decades, Viking is unique in the marine industry. Vertically integrated, virtually 90 percent of a Viking is manufactured in house. Viking even designs and builds its own molds using state-of-the-art five-axis profiler milling machines. Debt free, we answer only to ourselves and are able to deliver what is arguably the best riding, best performing convertible yachts in the world.
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