Official Viking Yachts Out-of-Production Handbook

Viking Classics: 52 Convertible


Viking got it right with the first-generation 52 Convertible, a no-compromise sportfishing yacht with impeccable credentials.


There were two interiors in the 52 – buyers could chose between a queen-size island berth or over/under berths in the forward VIP stateroom.  

Overview:  Solid performance and luxury-class accommodations made the original Viking 52 Convertible a favorite with sportfishing and cruising enthusiasts alike. With plenty of fuel, a wide 17'5" beam and honest 30-knot cruise, the 52 stood apart from anything else then on the market. Her three stateroom, two head interior features an expansive salon with L-shaped sofa to port, dinette to starboard, teak valences, and a built-in entertainment center. The U-shaped galley is a model of practicality for seagoing families. Below decks, the amidships master stateroom contains a walkaround queen berth while the VIP forward stateroom was available with an island berth or stacked single berths. A companionway closet to starboard houses a washer/dryer. At 145 square feet, the cockpit is one of the largest in this class. The console molded into the aft salon bulkhead houses a bait freezer, rigging station, tackle locker and engine room access, and a large fishbox is under the cockpit sole. A space saving athwartship ladder leads to flybridge with Viking’s signature helm pod and single lever controls. (Note that a all-new Viking 52 Convertible was introduced in 2015.)

Power: MAN 1,100hp diesels cruise at 29–30 knots (low 30s top). Optional 1,360hp MAN engines cruise at 32–33 knots (high 30s top).


Length: 56'11"

Beam: 17'5"

Draft:  5'1"

Weight: 62,000 lbs.

Clearance: NA

Fuel: 1,200 gals.

Water: 205 gals.

Waste: 52 gals.

Hull Type: Modified-V

Deadrise Aft: 15.5°


Fishing features include a 145 square foot cockpit with a built-in bait freezer, tackle and rigging center, and large fishbox under the cockpit sole.

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