53 Convertible
53' / 16.15m

Beaufort , North Carolina , United States
1997 Viking 53 Convertible
Sport Fishing
Fiberglass Hull
HIN/IMO: VKY53164A797
Vessel ID# 2788433
$460,000 USD
€421,066 Euros
CA$616,162 CAD
£371,754 GBP

New to the market is "Halcyon" a 1997 Viking 53 Convertible that has been well maintained with low hours (150hrs) on overhauled Man 1000hp engines. She is turn key ready for her next owner with many desirable updates that have been preformed, see list below. She is easy to view in Beaufort, NC and for showings/more information contact Preston Frieze with Bluewater Yacht Sales at (910)473-2628 or

Financing available


  • Fresh bottom paint, zincs and hull detail


  • New hot water heater
  • New oil transfer pump
  • New master stateroom AC


  • Starboard engine major overhaul and port side service
  • New electronics, faux teak helm pod, mezzanine seating, deck-it, exterior upholstery and paint rub rail up done at Croswait in Wanchese, NC
  • New refrigerator


  • New carpet, solon headliner, and TV


  • New Isinglass
  • Port engine major overhaul
  • Spare set of props 

A strong selling boat with over 100 delivered, Viking got it right with the 53 Convertible, a balanced blend of handsome styling, luxurious accommodations, and solid performance. She was built on a low-deadrise, modified-V hull with a wide beam and a shallow keel for directional stability. "Halcyon" features the original galley-up floorplan has three staterooms and two heads on the lower level with the master stateroom to starboard. The beautifully appointed interior of the Viking 53 was lavish indeed by the standards of her day, especially for a sportfishing yacht. The cockpit features a full tackle center, transom door, in-deck fish box, and access to a huge engine room. The flybridge is equally large and features well-conceived helm console. Updates in 1997 included restyled (frameless) deckhouse windows and an extended flybridge. 

Twin 1,000hp MANs cruise at 30 knots (low 30s top)

Data Sheet
LOA 54' (16.33 meters)
Type power
Year 1997
Beam 16'
Draft Max 4'
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fiberglass

Engine 1

I D 115660
Engine Make MAN
Engine Model 2842LE401 12V
Engine Year 1995
Engine Type Inboard
Drive Type Direct
Power HP 1000.00

Engine 2

I D 115661
Engine Make MAN
Engine Model 2842LE401 12V
Engine Year 1995
Engine Type Inboard
Drive Type Direct
Power HP 1000.00


For more information about this vessel, please contact Preston Frieze.
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Preston Frieze

Sales Professional
Wrightsville Marina
100 Keel Street
Wrightsville Beach North Carolina 28480 United States
Cell: 1-910-473-2628