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1978 Viking *40 Convertible*

** SOLD **

  • $64,900 USD
  • Chuck Newman
  • Used
  • Convertible Sedan Bridges
  • 1978
  • Viking
  • *40 Convertible*
  • St. Augustine, Florida, US
  • Power
  • 40ft / 12.19 m
  • 14ft 6in / 4.42 m
  • Daytona Marine
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2010-09-03
  • 2013-05-04
  • 1549580



DOODLE BUG is a 40’ 1978 Viking Convertible that has undergone an extensive refurbishment in her lifetime. In the mid 1990’s, she underwent a complete retrofit with a complete exterior Awlgrip paint job. Her bottom was sandblasted down to bare gel coat and repainted. In 2005, a new windshield was added, as was a new hardtop and helm chair. In 2006, a complete new bridge was installed with bench seats port and starboard. The helm was cut down to a single pedestal helm with an electronic storage cabinet that opens and closes electronically. A new bridge enclosure with U-Zip windows was also installed. In 2007, a separate battery and charger were added to the flybridge so that all electronics are self powered from the bridge.

Inside, new carpeting, drapes, blinds and window lambrequins were added. The master stateroom with V-Berth is forward in the bow. Adjoining, and to port is the head with separate stall shower. Opposite to starboard is a hanging locker and next aft is the all electric galley. Opposite to port is the dinette/lounge area. Up three steps is the main salon, which is open with an L-Shaped lounge to port opposite the ship’s power supply and rocker/recliner to starboard. The cockpit is accessed through two double doors.

Just Buffed, Waxed, And Bottom Job Completed!


Displacement: 30,000


Total Power: 465


Fuel: 375
Fresh Water: 60


  • Carpeting with Runners
  • Custom Drapes and Blinds
  • L-Shaped Lounge/Berth with Storage Under
  • Double Entrance Door
  • Cruisair SMX Controls
  • (18) Lee Rod Holders on Ceiling
  • Barrel Rocker/Recliner Barrel Chair
  • Breaker Panel
  • Entertainment Center
  • Dinette Overlook Railing

Galley Down

  • Teak and Holly Flooring
  • Overhead Opening Hatch
  • Cabinet Mounted Samsung Microwave
  • Black & Decker Spacemaker Coffeemaker
  • Princess Two Burner Cooktop Stove
  • Porcelain Sink
  • U-Line Icemaker
  • Mar Refrigerator/Freezer
  • (4) Storage Drawers
  • (6) Storage Cabinets

Master Stateroom

  • Teak and Holly Flooring
  • Double V-Berth Bedding
  • Overhead Hatch
  • (2) Hull Ports
  • Reading Lights
  • Cruisair SMX Controls (One of Two Zones)
  • (3) Drawer Storage Below Berth
  • Hanging Locker
  • Shelf Storage Railing, (P) & (S)


  • Galley Maid Electric Head
  • Vanity with Sink and Drawer Storage
  • Separate, Enclosed Shower
  • Tile Flooring
  • Lucite Soap Dish, Towel Racks
  • Custom Wall Covering
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Overhead Hatch


  • Transom Door and Gate
  • Boarding Step Box
  • Oil Change System
  • Fire System
  • CO Detectors
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Flybridge Bench Seating, (P) & (S)
  • Helm Cover
  • (3) Sided Flybridge Enclosure with U-Zip Windows
  • Cockpit Sunshade
  • Avon (6) Man Canister Liferaft
  • Coast Guard Equipment
  • Anchor, 3/8” Chain, Anchor Rode
  • Twin Disc Transmissions
  • Dripless Shaft Logs
  • Morse Controls
  • Custom Helm Seat
  • Hynautic Steering
  • Stainless Trim Tabs
  • Racor Fuel Filters
  • 8 Gallon Waste Tank
  • Hot Water Heater
  • Bilge Blowers
  • (4) Bilge Pumps
  • Bow Pulpit
  • Overhead Electronics Box
  • Venturi Windshield
  • Single 50 Amp Shore Power Cord
  • Phasor 7 Kw Generator
  • Statpower 20 Amp Charger
  • Phase Three PT-14 Charger on Bridge
  • (4) Batteries


  • Orion TV/VCR
  • Sony AM/FM/CD Stereo and Receiver
  • Ritchie Powerdamp Compass
  • Robertson AP 3000X Auto Pilot
  • Furuno LC-90 MK II Loran C
  • Furuno GPS Navigator
  • Furuno NavNet C-Map Plotter
  • Dytek ST1000 Water Temp. Gauge
  • Icom M502 VHF Radio
  • Icom M127 VHF Radio
  • NorthStar 951X
  • Furuno FCV-582L Fish Finder
  • Remote Searchlight
  • EPIRB SAT Find 406 with Hydrostatic Release

Fish Equipment

  • Rupp Double Spreader Outriggers, Double Rigged
  • Rupp Center Rigger
  • (2) Cannon Teaser Reels
  • In deck Fishbox with Macerator
  • Scopinich Marlin Fighting Chair
  • Gaff and Tag Stick Racks
  • Transom Door and Gate
  • Cockpit Bait Freezer
  • (2) Spreader Lights
  • Tower
  • (8) Cockpit Rod Holders
  • (8) Rod Rocket Launcher


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

For Sale By United Yacht Sales

110 SW Atlanta Avenue
Stuart, Florida, 34994