Viking 48 Convertible from Power and Motoryacht 

 

Viking 48 Convertible

HOT TAKE: The first Viking 48 Convertible hit the high seas more than 30 years ago, and immediately became the leader of the pack. Thanks to an ongoing evolution of design at Viking, this new version adds cruise-worthiness to the fishbox.

Walk down any fishy, fishy, fishy dock in the land and you’ll agree. Even from far off, the new 48 Convertible virtually exudes the iron-fisted elegance that puts Viking Yachts at the very top of the sportfishing food chain today. The style lines are soft, simple, but wholly resolute. Her stem is dramatically, saltily raked. The foredeck is wide and chastely unencumbered, carrying its sea-stomping beaminess well aft, thereby noticeably broadening the cockpit as well as the interior layout. And how about that black-metallic windshield mask? The darn thing blends so precisely with the side windows that a veritable slew of exterior details gets seamlessly transformed into one, single, perfect wraparound feature. Beautiful? Yup, and also just a little bit fierce.

Then there’s the comfort factor. The saloon, accessed from the cockpit through a sliding fiberglass door, features cabinet-grade joinery of teak or walnut, with either a satin or high-gloss finish. There’s an expansive, L-shaped lounge to starboard with hi-lo cocktail table, a sinuous credenza opposite to port, and, to relax after a full day of fishing or cruising, a robust home-theatre system with a 40-inch flatscreen and the booming bass that only surround sound can produce. A U-shaped galley, farther forward, features easy-to-maintain Amtico flooring, plenty of undercounter stowage, Cambria countertops, and the sort of appliances you tend to see in high-end homes in high-end neighborhoods.

Very much the same theme prevails in the accommodation spaces,  a couple of steps down from the saloon. Two guest staterooms (along with a dayhead) occupy the port side, and there’s a large en suite master to starboard with a big, cushy HandCraft mattress as well as drawers, cabinets, and hanging lockers galore. The hanging lockers, by the way, are maple-lined and, with a nod to practicality, the en suite also offers Amtico flooring, Cambria countertops (with an undercounter sink), and a large, fiberglass shower stall.

Don’t let the cool style lines and all the luxurious stuff fool you, though. It’s the Viking 48 Convertible’s battle-ready exterior (with its fishfighting cockpit and immense, Palm Beachy flybridge) and her solidly engineered engine room (with its wire runs labeled every 8 inches and massive I-beam engine beds) that most dramatically embrace her true mission in life: ranging far afield and doing some serious fishing along the way.

Viking 48 Convertible

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The 30 Jupiter Hybrid heading to the Virginia Beach Tuna Tournament 

Here are some shots of the Jupiter 30 Hybrid heading to the VBTT. It will be on display at by the tent during the Tournament this week: 

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New Boats Notebook: Back Cove 32

It’s always nice to see a builder staying true to its roots, which is just what Back Cove is doing with its new 32. After building a loyal fan base with its 26 and 29, Back Cove, like many builders, continued to create larger and larger yachts for its owners to grow into, the biggest being the 41. This summer the 32 will herald a new entry-level boat (base price is approximately $320,000 with either a single 370-horsepower Volvo Penta or single 370-horsepower Yanmar diesel) for the Maine builder, designed with owner feedback. Just some of the nice features of the 32 are a walk-through transom, the galley up in the saloon, and an exceptionally large island berth forward.It’s always nice to see a builder staying true to its roots, which is just what Back Cove is doing with its new 32.

Source: New Boats Notebook: Back Cove 32

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Regulator debuts 31-foot center console

Twin Yamaha F300s will power the new Regulator 31 center console.

Regulator Marine added a 31-footer to its fleet of rugged center consoles, bridging the gap between its 28- and 34-foot models.

Twin Yamaha F300s will power the boat, which will hold a massive cockpit and will be outfitted with an oversized tackle center and the fish boxes and rod holders necessary for offshore fishing.

Like the Regulator 41, the 31 will have a starboard dive door, integrated forward seat backrests and other creature comforts.

“As we started planning for the 2017 model year, we were focused on the sweet spot between the 28 and the 34, and we have achieved it with the 31,” company president Joan Maxwell said in a statement. “This boat is a hardcore fishing machine that gives you more space without sacrificing performance, plus it has every amenity you need for a day on the water with family and friends.”

The 31 will ride a Lou Codega-designed deep-vee hull. He has designed all Regulators since the company was founded.

“Regulators are known for their soft rides, dryness and good handling — and this boat will deliver in all of these areas,” the naval architect said in an interview this morning with Trade Only Today.

Regulator will be taking orders this summer for the new 31. The boat show debut has not been announced yet.

Source: Regulator debuts 31-foot center console

 

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