1997 Viking Sportfish
53' Viking Motor Yacht BIG ONE is a three stateroom, two head layout with galley up and a dinette and salon on the same level.
All the way forward is a VIP stateroom with a raised center line queen berth. There are hanging lockers to both port and starboard that are cedar lined. Along the hull sides on both the port and starboard are storage lockers. On the port side above the smaller of the two hanging lockers is a cabinet that has a 12 volt outlet and a cable connection for a small TV. There are also two drawers under the bunk as well as a locker. There is a Bowmar hatch in the VIP with a screen and privacy cover. All of the cabinetry is raised paneled teak. The carpet is beige with a basket weave design.
Aft and to port is the day/guest head which can be accessed from the companionway, VIP stateroom or the guest/crew stateroom. The head is an upgraded Vacuflush system. There is a molded Corian sink and vanity top as well as a mirrored medicine cabinet. The towel racks are clear Lucite. There is a large enclosed shower with glass bi-fold doors. The floors are vinyl. There is a large storage area under the vanity.
Aft to port is the Guest/crew stateroom with large over/under bunks that run fore and aft. There is a hanging locker that also houses an electrical sub panel. There are two drawers under the lower bunk and there is an access door to the head. There is an independent digital A/C control.
Across and to starboard from the guest/crew stateroom is the master. The master stateroom features a walk around queen berth with night stands with lamps on each side. There are also two drawers in each of the night tables. Along the starboard hull side there are six storage drawers. All the way forward on the starboard side is a huge double door hanging locker cedar lined. To port in the master is a makeup counter/table with a stool.
The master head is ensuite and entered forward of the starboard hanging locker. There is a large shower with bi-fold glass doors and an extra large mirrored medicine chest. Again, there is a molded Corian sink and vanity with adequate storage below. The head is an upgraded Vacuflush. The floors in the head are vinyl.
To port is the curved galley area with Corian counter top. There is a 2 burner Ceran cook top concealed in the athwartship section of the counter with a storage compartment built in for storage of the cook top cover. In the forward port corner of the galley area is a stand up refrigerator/ freezer. Just aft of the refrigerator is the molded Corian sink and single handled faucet. The floors in the galley area are teak and holly vinyl (new). There is more than adequate storage under the counter area. In the forward windshield area cabinets which start in the galley area, there is a microwave/convection oven.
Forward above dinette is a large flat screen Color TV. To starboard is the L-shaped dinette with a pale butterscotch Ultraleather covering and a bright teak table top. There are blinds throughout the galley, dinette, and salon area. There is full storage under the dinette seating.
Aft of the dinette along the starboard side is a wet bar with liquor storage underneath. Next aft is the entertainment center which houses Stereo CD/DVD, a 5 CD changer, and a AV control receiver. There is a Bose surround sound system w/ subwoofer. Aft of the entertainment center is the ships main electrical panel and 24 volt generator remote start. The ships service is 12 volt 120/240 VAC. There is a 50 amp cable master in the cockpit. To port is the L-shaped sofa in cream ultra leather. At the port forward end of the sofa is a built in end table with a subwoofer. Beneath both sections of the sofa is storage. A CCTV camera is in the salon.
The engine room is accessed from the cockpit. Going into the engine room there are switches for the engine room lights and live bait well to port and switches for the circulating engine room fans and blowers to starboard. There are also two fire extinguishers located in compartments to port and starboard in the engine room access.
To port, upon entering the engine room, is a 20 KW Onan generator with sound shield. The genset has 3486 Hours. There is a bow thruster disconnect switch on the aft engine room bulkhead as well as a Racor that is mounted in this area for the genset. There are emergency engine room pumps. The shafts have dripless shaft logs with two (2) backup seals mounted on the shaft as well as crossover hoses on the installation.
On the starboard engine room aft bulkhead are two battery chargers There are new double Racors on both mains with service dates taped on. The ZF Super Shift transmissions are ZF550 2:0 to 1 gears with upgraded controls and dripless shafts.. The engines are MAN 12 cylinder model D2842LF401 1000 HP (2652 hours).
There is a large 150 sq. ft. cockpit. There is a transom door with a gate, and there are new bolsters in the cockpit. There are stern hawser pipes. To port there is fresh and saltwater wash downs as well as a quick connect fresh water supply for the boat.
To starboard is the 50 amp cable master, a 30 amp connector, and a TV/cable connector. Under the starboard gunwale is a gaff holder and boat pole holder. Along the salon bulkhead, next to the engine room access is a bait prep center with a sink. Under the sink is a four drawer tackle storage area. To the port side of the prep center is the bait freezer. There is a live well in the cockpit sole aft and in the center. There are Rupp triple spreader riggers.
The cockpit has a “misting” System along with a” fishing line center”.
Fighting chair is included but is in storage and not shown in the photos.
There is a removable fish cutting table that fits into a pole holder and a fishing line center.
Up the ladder to port is the flybridge and helm with full enclosure. The forward panels and the panels on each side are EZ2CU. The front center piece unzips for ventilation and clip[s to the hard top. Her hardtop is by Viking with built in electronics boxes. The helm is raised with electronics boxes across the front of the helm.. All of the gauges are VDO‘s in the helm pod under glass.
• Single lever MMC controls
• Helm and companion chair
• Aft bridge rail features 6 rod holder rocket launcher
• More than adequate seating and storage on the bridge
• Seating area along the port side of the bridge with a cooler box all the way forward of the seating
• L-shaped seating in front of the helm that continues forward on starboard side
• New seat cushions
• New helm cover
• Helm chair cover – covers both chairs
• Storage under all of the seating
• Speakers on the bridge
• 5” Ritchie compass
• Rupp antenna standoffs for all of the antennas
• Furuno NavNet controller
• Furuno FCV 1100L LCD color Fish Finder
• Northstar 972 Color Chart Plotter
• Furuno RD-30 Depth Temp digital
• Furuno radar
• TOYO L-1550 Digital Display Direction Finder
• Furuno hailer
• Simrad NSS8 Chart Plotter
• ICOM M802 SSB & SSB High Seas Antenna
• 2-Icom M502 VHF RADIOS
• Simrad AP20 a
• Northstar 6001 GPS
• ACR spotlight
• Stereo CD
• FlowScans (2)
• SAT Phone
• Tower with Autopilot Remote Controls
The foredeck of the boat sports a full bow rail. There is a pulpit with a Fortress anchor and Lawrence electric windlass. There are also three Bowmar hatches for ventilation in the staterooms.
From all indications, BIG ONE has been well taken care of over the years. Her interior and exterior are clean and neat. The décor is tastefully done and non intrusive. With the 1000 HP MANs, her cruise speed is acceptable by today's standards.