Official Viking Yachts Out-of-Production Handbook

Viking Classics: 52 Open


A proven tournament winner with cat-like agility, the popular 52 Open is always in demand on the pre-owned express market.


Enter the spacious salon and you’re surrounded in luxury with indirect Halogen lighting, Amtico flooring, and rich designer furnishings.

Overview:  The Viking 52 Open is a broad-beamed sportfishing heavyweight whose luxury accommodations belie her fishboat pedigree. Sleek and powerful with great helm visibility, a cockpit mezzanine, and a huge command deck, the 52 Open is the best-selling express fishing yacht this size yet produced. Stepping below, the L-shaped Ultraleather lounge to port features a triangular high-low table large enough to serve five adults for dinner. Along the starboard side, the galley includes under-counter refrigeration, a Corian counter, and a four-burner ceramic cooktop. Entertainment is provided by a home theater system with a 32-inch TV, a DVD/VCR combo unit and Bose surround sound speakers. The forward master stateroom has a walkaround double berth and a private head, and the guest stateroom to port has over/under bunks and a large hanging locker. A second full head  to port can be accessed from both the salon and guest cabin. Note the stackable washer/dryer closet in the passageway just forward of the galley.  The mezzanine—an innovative feature back in 2007—conceals a freezer, stowage compartments, and engine room access. Fishing amenities in the 148 square foot cockpit include an in-deck livewell, refrigerated step box, transom fish box, and a transom door with gate.

Power: MAN 1,360hp V12 diesels cruise at 32–33 knots (high 30s top).


Length: 52'10"

Beam: 17'3"

Draft:  5'0"

Weight: 57,040 lbs.

Clearance: 15'7"

Fuel: 1,200 gals.

Water: 200 gals.

Waste: 50 gals.

Hull Type: Modified-V

Deadrise Aft: 15°


Even with the mezzanine, the 148 square foot cockpit of the 52 Open accommodates several anglers and their gear without bumping elbows.

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