Official Viking Yachts Out-of-Production Handbook

Viking Classics: 50 Convertible


One of the most popular midsize convertibles ever launched, the first generation Viking 50 is still widely admired for its cat-like agility and comfortable ride.


High-gloss teak woodwork, designer fabrics and plush carpeting describe the combined salon, galley and dinette area.  

Overview:  The first-generation Viking 50 Convertible was one of the best-selling Viking models ever produced. A scaled-down version of the iconic Viking 53 Convertible (1990–98), over 120 Viking 50s were built during its decade-long production run. The standard three stateroom, two head interior mirrors that of her predecessor but with reduced salon and cabin dimensions. Available in a variety of custom decors, the single level salon, galley and dinette offer the perfect setting for entertaining. Below, the amidships master stateroom features a walkaround queen bed and both guest cabins upper and lower bunks. (A two stateroom, two head interior was optional.) A washer and dryer are concealed behind a companionway door. For the veteran angler, the 144 sq. ft. cockpit includes a top loading freezer, bait prep center, removable in deck fishbox and a circulating livewell. Updates in 1997 included newly styled (frameless) deckhouse windows and a newly designed extended flybridge.

Power: Standard power in 1991 was 760hp Detroit 8V92s (23 knots cruise/29 top), however those engines were replaced in 1992 with 820hp MANs (26 knots cruise/30 top). MAN 1,100hp engines available after 1995 cruise 32–33 knots (high 30s top) making the Viking 50 one of the fastest boats in her class.


Length: 50'7"

Beam: 16'4"

Draft:  4'9"

Weight: 58,814 lbs.

Clearance: 16'5"

Fuel: 805 gals.

Water: 208 gals.

Waste:  51 gals.

Hull Type: Modified-V

Deadrise Aft: 15.5°


The Viking 50’s extended flybridge provides extra room to move around behind the helm seats. There’s also space for extra rod holders.

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Editor and publisher of the PowerBoat Guide, Ed is a contributing writer for HMY Yacht Sales.

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Standard 3-Stateroom Layout Above; Optional 2-Stateroom Interior Below

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