Official Viking Yachts Out-of-Production Handbook

Viking Classics: 56 Convertible


Following in the footsteps of the best-selling Viking 55 Convertible, the wider beam and higher speeds of the 56 Convertible continue to impress.


The salon is finished with hand-crafted teak joinery and lush designer furnishings. A 42" plasma TV is housed in the entertainment center to starboard.

Overview:  Successor to the iconic Viking 55 Convertible, the Viking 56 Convertible is longer and wider than her predecessor with a sharper entry, increased bow flare, and prop pockets to level the motors. Inside, the accommodations are every bit as luxurious as a European motor yacht. Entering through an electric door, an L-shaped Ultraleather sofa is to port and a teak entertainment cabinet is to starboard. The galley is forward to port, opposite the dinette—the same open-plan layout found in all late-model Viking convertibles. There are three staterooms and two full heads below including an amidships master to port with a walkaround king bed and copious storage areas. The forward VIP cabin was available in two configurations: a island queen berth or an offset double with single bunk to port. The guest stateroom to starboard has two single berths. The 157 square foot cockpit features a large fishbox and two smaller lockers in the sole, one of which can be rigged as a livewell. The console along the aft cabin bulkhead holds a bait prep station, a freezer and five tackle drawers. A factory mezzanine was optional.

Power: MAN 12V2000 1,550hp diesel cruise at 34–35 knots (40 knots top).


Length: 57'6"

Beam: 18'2"

Draft:  4'10"

Weight: 80,800 lbs.

Clearance: 20'3"

Fuel: 1,720 gals.

Water: 240 gals.

Waste: 125 gals.

Hull Type: Modified-V

Deadrise Aft: 15°

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With 157 square-feet of space, the 56 Convertible has plenty of room for anglers and their gear. A factory mezzanine was optional.