1998 VIKING SPORT CRUISERS
1998 Viking Sport Cruisers Flybridge Motor Yacht, an exceptionally maintained Viking Sport Cruiser 52' Flybridge Motor Yacht (made by Princess). The current owner has spared no expense in maintaining and updating this beautiful, European style motor yacht.
Kept in fresh water since 2005 and renovated inside and out between 2008 and 2010, this boat looks and runs like a boat half its age. Cosmetically, her gelcoat has been replaced with PPG marine paint, and all her canvas has been replaced.
Her twin 630hp Cat 3208's, an upgrade for this boat, have had their major overhaul (2009) and her aftercoolers and turbos were rebuilt again in 2014 as a preventative precaution. Her generator has been replaced (2013).
All navigation electronics were replaced (2010) and the upper and lower stations networked together to provide integrated or independent control at either station. Virtually every other mechanical device, from water pumps to A/C to windlass to refrigerators, have been either replaced or rebuilt. Fabrics, carpets, curtains all updated by a professional decorator (2008)
On the water, this Princess-designed motoryacht performs incredibly, as anyone who has captained one will attest. With a top speed over 30 knots and an easy cruise at 27 knots, she is fast and responsive. She tracks true and clean even in difficult sea conditions. She's also fuel efficient, even by today's standards, consuming a mere 3gph at 8 knots, and 40gph at 27 knots.
Her home today is on Lake Ontario, and she spends her winter in heated dry storage in upstate NY.