Opua, Bay of Islands
Viking has been building boats since 1964 and has continued to be a dominant sportfish platform throughout the years. Living up to its reputation this Viking 48C is no different, Alive and Kicking has been a regular on the Game Fishing scene, regularly landing big fish. Viking has always been a well-regarded build and this 48C has been well tested up here in the Bay of Islands.
One thing that always stands out with Vikings is that they are built tough. When you are cruising in rough weather these boats just feel solid. This is because the fiberglass-reinforced hull is vacuum infused and given the speeds game boats are doing now, Viking plays close attention to the hull structure and always looking to attain ‘stern-to-bow’ structural grid with as little deviation as possible, often described as the boats backbone. Power to weight ratio without compromise is achieved by the Twin MAN 1050’s. Cruising happily at 23kt, listening to her turbo’s wind up as she pushes out to the blue water is a feeling that is hard to beat.
The cockpit is the heart and soul of any game boat, not surprisingly there is ample room on the stern, fully geared up fish bins, live bait tanks, and a game chair. With great aft deck visibility from the skippers chair, managing fish is a dream.
Like all Vikings, the 48's salon is open and inviting. Clean simple lines, well thought out space, and an open layout make these boats an attractive option. Taking full advantage of all the available space, the 48C offers its owners and their guests a 2 stateroom, 2 head layout offering plenty of space for the group! With plenty of available storage space throughout the salon and accommodations below. Moving through the boat the plush walnut interior, gloss finish, premium carpeting, and open galley give the boat a comfortable homely feel.
One of the best value Vikings on the market this boat is located a stone’s throw from the 36° Brokers office in Opua, Bay of Islands! enquire now to arrange a viewing.