Recently donated to AMI Kids this beautiful and meticulously maintained Viking 43 Open Express with the MANN 1050 diesel option is available for purchase. There were only two or three made with the big MANNs. Talk about plenty of power in a 43 – this girl will get up and go with a 34 knot top end and an effortless 28 knot cruise. She gleams at the dock with her recently painted topsides in Awlgrip Shark White. Clean and tidy throughout with almost new canvas and cushions. You’ll think she’s a new boat when you see her at the dock. Same owner since she was purchased in 1997 with 140 hours. She even has a bow thruster! Complete fluid and filter change in October 2022 with full 1000 hour engine service to be completed this month. Transmission coolers were replaced two years ago and complete engine service including heat exchangers and after coolers was done in 2019. Easy to see just south of Annapolis, MD approximately one hour from BWI airport.
As John Page Williams said in his Chesapeake Bay Magazine article titled "True Norse" in January of 2004: "With its luxurious interior to its full-on angling cockpit the Viking 43 Open Express can bring up the fish and let you serve them in style." For a complete copy of the three page feature article on this boat, just call text or email the listing broker. It's full of great background, descriptions and information. You read that correctly...this boat was featured in the magazine in January of 2004.COURTESY OF THE POWERBOATGUIDE
The Viking 43 Open was the best-selling express fisherman in her class during most of the 1990s. A big muscular boat with serious eye appeal, the 43's large bridge deck and comfortable cabin accommodations are perfect for entertaining and cruising. Notably, the 43 Open was one of the first big express boats to feature a centerline helm position. Belowdeck, the standard single-stateroom floorplan has a spacious, wide-open salon with a big U-shaped settee to port and a full-service galley opposite. An efficient and popular day boat layout. To the veteran angler, the 43's large, uncluttered cockpit is testimony to Viking's long experience building tournament-winning sportfishing boats. Cockpit features include a top-loading freezer, tackle cabinet with bait prep center, removable fish box, baitwell and walk-in engine room access. Early models with 550hp 6V92 DDEC diesels cruise at 23-24 knots. Later models with 680hp MANs cruise at 26-27 knots, and 820hp 10-cylinder MANs cruise at close to 30 knots. Over 70 were built.Disclaimer
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