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2013 Viking 42' Open Express

North Miami Beach, Florida, United States


One Owner 42' Viking Open

 Powered with twin Cummins QSC8.3 diesel engines  and ZEUS drives w/1150 hrs. Completed the 1,000 hr service. Twin Garmin 7212's, NEW bottom paint, new batteries, etc.

With an LOA of 42 feet, 7 inches, the vessel is the perfect size for cruising with friends, diving, fishing, and other activities.

The 42 Open is equipped both for cruising and for fishing. On the bridge deck, there are three forward-facing Release Marine chairs, including the helm chair. For anybody who’s ever cruised in sizable seas, you know having a stable, comfortable, forward-facing seat can make all the difference. What’s more, the seats rotate completely so passengers can keep an eye on the fishing action, a nice touch. 

That helm sports a fiberglass teak-veneer helm pod that I originally thought was the more expensive—and more fragile—fully teak helm pod Viking has on some of its other boats. It’s simply a beautiful accouterment for a boat. Just forward of the pod, twin Garmin GPSMap 7212 screens as well as twin SmartCraft VesselViews help keep the captain in touch with his surroundings and the fish.

Down below is a forepeak master with private access to a head and loads of stowage in nearly every cranny. Aft  VIP cabin.

As for the fishing amenities onboard, the namesake tuna tower is manufactured by Viking subsidiary Palm Beach Towers that’s an important feature.

In addition, the wide, open cockpit has more than enough space for anglers to maneuver around one another when the bite is on, and there are twin in-deck fish boxes to port and starboard, as well as another fish box in the transom that is fitted out to double as a live well. Freezers in the mezzanine work well for bait or for any extra provisions if you’re going for an extended cruise.

Twin recessed tackle boxes, also in the mezzanine, mean you’ll never be fumbling for gear at precisely the wrong moment.

The  twin 600-horsepower Cummins QSC8.3 diesels trained to Zeus pods had her motoring comfortably at a brisk cruise around 29 knots.

The Viking Open  runs at that speed without so much as a creak, and exhibits agreeably modest trim angles throughout her rpm register thanks to her Cummins autotab function. The 42 Open is a pleasure to drive at speed.

At slow speeds, the Mercury SmartCraft joystick has the 42 spinning like an Olympic figure skater, and moving laterally with real acceleration and surgeon-like precision; two inarguably impressive and useful attributes when you’re trying to land a trophy fish.


Tower Power:

No fishing boat worth its salt is complete these days without a tuna tower. Viking knows that, and knows it well. So well, in fact, that it has its own subsidiary, Palm Beach Towers, that builds towers for its boats as the boats themselves are being built. That saves their owners time on the delivery, as the boat and tower get to them in one piece, and ready to go.

Seats in the Mezzanine:

Mezzanine seating, like the kind seen on the Viking 42 Open, has become de rigueur in the world of sport fishing, and if you’ve ever been fishing on a boat with a mezzanine, you know why: There’s simply no better seat in the house to watch the action. Somewhat ingeniously, the design also allows for tons of extra stowage. In the 42’s case, that means extra freezers and recessed tackle boxes are always within easy reach of men at work.

Fishing Machine:

The 42’s twin 600-horsepower Cummins diesels are housed in an almost shockingly large space accessible via a companionway in the mezzanine. Dual Racor's show a reassuring bent towards redundancy while white Awlgrip throughout will help the captain immediately spot oil spills. 

The ride was amazing. Not only does this vessel exhibit an unflinching level of operational stability, she remained absolutely controllable. Indeed, because the Zeus system incorporates tabs that deploy and adjust themselves automatically, all I had to do was steer, throttle, hang on, and grin.

LOA: 42'7"

Beam: 15'10"

Draft: 3'5"

Fuel: 525 gals

Water: 120 gals

Displacement: 40,000 lbs

Engines - 600 hp Cummins QSC 8.3's w/1150 hrs

ZEUS POD drives

Recent 1,000 hr service



Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Make: Viking
Model: 42' Open Express
Year: 2013
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: VIKA22357504
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 42 ft
Length Overall: 42'7 ft
Beam: 15'10 ft
Min Draft: 3'5 ft
Displacement: 40,000 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'4 ft
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSC 600
  • Drive Type: Pod
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 600hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: Stainless Steel
  • Year: 2013
  • Engine Hours: 1100
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSC 600
  • Drive Type: Pod
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 600hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: Stainless Steel
  • Year: 2013
  • Engine Hours: 1100
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 1,200hp
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 525 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 120 gal


Heads Count: 1
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Drive Type: Pod
Trim Tabs: Yes
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Sports Fishing Boats


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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.

Steering System
Joystick Control

Full set of engine controls including Joystick.

Helm Cover needs replacing

Back of Radar antenna mount needs repainting



600 hp Cummins QSC8.3 w/1150 hrs

ZEUS drives (Port Pod is New w/ less than 20 hrs)

1,000 hr service

Note: Engine room could use a light detailing. Some light rust on bolts, etc. Bilge could use a scrubbing.



•Ablative/Copolymer anti-fouling bottom paint, 2 coats, primed

•Awlgrip engineroom, lazzarette, forward bilge and anchor locker for enhanced visibility and easier maintenance

•Blister resistant modified vinylester resin in entire hull skin

•Custom blended polyester resin used in structural laminates, topsides, bridges, and hardtops

•Fiberglass side thru-hulls

•High performance isophthalic gelcoat npg superior gloss, flexibility and outstanding weathering characteristics •Hull interior, isophthalic gelcoat top- coated with a durable high gloss polyurethane coating

•Hull, resin infused cored composite construction,using end-grain balsa and closed cell foam cores in selected areas for optimized strength and stiffness while minimizing weight

•Infused fiberglass fuel and freshwater tanks with fiberglass baffles inside balsa coring on sides for stiffness, sealed to the hull with resin foam

•Molded fiberglass command deck/ engine room ceiling with foam core for acoustical and thermal insulation

•Nonskid molded in for traction and durability

•Stringers, fiberglass encapsulated foam •Vacuum bagged composite bulkheads

- Main engine room bulkhead, intermediate engine room bulkheads




Aft facing dual propeller pods with stainless steel propellers

•Air conditioning - direct expansion zoned with reverse cycle heat for complete climate   control throughout the interior

•Bilge pumps linked into monitoring system and connected to float switches for   automatic and manual operation

•D/C pressurized freshwater system with on deck freshwater fill and cockpit dockside   supply inlet with pressure reducing valve

•Deck pump out fitting and direct overboard pump out for holding tank

•Engines, Cummins QSB-600's with Zeus Drive with Smart Craft Vessel View display with   autopilot and Sky Hook

•Engine room ventilation system with supply and discharge fans for proper fresh air   supply and water intrusion suppression

•Fire suppression system, automatically or manually operated and tied into main engine   and generator ignition systems with override

•Freshwater supply in engine room for general maintenance and cleaning

•Fuel and oil lines, flexible, steel reinforced USCG approved

•Fuel priming pumps

•Hour meters on main engines and generator

•Hydraulic actuated steering

•Idle and low speed exhaust relief for reduced vibration and cleaner wake at low speeds and trolling

•Integrated trim tabs with auto trim control •Internal sea strainers for generator,

 air conditioning and all other seawater pick ups - awlgriped white

•Internal sea strainers for main engine pick ups

•Joystick control for low speed maneuvering and docking •Mufflers - engines in-line type •Mufflers - generator, lift muffler with gas water separator for cleaner, quieter operation

•PEX plumbing, freshwater system

plumbing with manifold system shut off in engine room and forward bilges

•“Precision pilot” auto pilot (requires CMD approved GPS)

Viking Yachts 42 Open Specifications Sheet

•Racor fuel water separators for main engines and generator clear bowl type, top loading   for easier maintenance - includes vacuum gauge for fuel filter restriction - awlgrip white

•Seacocks, bronze, ball-type sea valves and strainers for all thru-hulls below the water   line - awlgriped white

•Trolling valves

•Water heater quick recovery, electric




•24V DC ship’s service throughout •24V/12V power supply with breakers on flybridge for future electronics •110V outlet in engine room on aft bulkhead

Electric anchor windless

•Anchor light/navigation lights •Batteries, (2) independent 24V banks mounted in   fiberglass storage boxes •Battery chargers, (2) with thermal cutoff and switching system   for complete integration

•Battery distribution panel with battery cutoff and charging system breakers •Battery   parallel system for main engines and generator start •Bonded electrical system with   ground plate

•Color-coded, labeled and numbered wiring system with corresponding drawings

•Engine room lights, DC with switch at helm

•Onan Generator, Diesel - 12kw w/ 2200 hrs

•Instrument panel lights for flybridge and main electric panel

•Lighting, overhead recessed in ceiling and rope type decor lights, 24V throughout

•Master electrical control panel located in salon with 12/24V and 120/220V circuit   breakers, individual switching for shore 1, or generator supply and gauges for electrical   supply, voltmeter,  amp meter, and frequency

•Phone cable is CAT-5 to accommodate current data phone systems •Receptacles, 120V   duplex with GFCI throughout

•Voltage stabilizer isolation transformer for more consistent, cleaner voltage

2- Millenium US-R9 Electric fishing system

CruiseAir AC systems

CMD electronic steering

SmartCraft DTS controls w/ Zeus joystick

Skyhook stationkeeping and autopilot

Lewmar windlass

Icom IC-M504 VHF

Bomar hatches

Kenyon 2-burner cooktop

Sharp microwave oven;

Norcold under-counter refrigerator

Dometic VacuFlush MSD;

24,000-Btu Dometic A/C system

9-kW Onan genset w/ 2200 hrs

6 batteries


Eskimo Ice Chipper ( needs service)



Command Deck

•Controls: Top mounted single lever electronic controls with station select and keypad

•Center console helm full walk around raised for improved visibility

•Engine room access hatch with ladder to engine room

•Fire system control with automatic and manual discharge and override system located   at console

•Furuno RD-33 depth finder/sea temperature gauge and ICOM 504 VHF radio

•Handrails, powder-coated aluminum effectively positioned at helm

•Helm seat - white ladder back with aluminum pedestal and removable cushions - Center   captain and 2 companion

•Instrumentation based on standard engine package, lighted with switches in radio box

•Insulated soda box with lid located in starboard aft cabinet

•Lighted compass, flush mounted on centerline

•Manual engine shutdown switches at cabinet in console

•Nonskid deck molded for traction and durability

•Offshore Systems monitor with audible and visible alarms: fire, engine room   temperature,  high bilge water, high exhaust temperature, and generator as well as   confirming correct system operation

•Port and starboard bench seating with vinyl cushions and lift tops with gas pistons and   storage underneath

•Recessed radio boxes, large radio boxes on port and starboard sides of console with switch panel inside painted satin black

•Stereo speakers, tied into stereo system in salon with volume control in radio box

•Trim tab control switch mounted at console

•Trumpet style air horns, (2)

•Windshield, molded fiberglass wrap around front and sides with fixed

* Frameless laminated glass

•Windshield wiper/washer

* Exceptional access under helm via large starboard side access door with interior lighting and well laid out and marked equipment and wiring.


SC / ST Option

•Clear back enclosure

•LED spreader lights

•Overhead  lights at helm

•Single center windshield wiper/washer (needs blade replaced)

•Windshield and side glass laminated

•Windshield, molded fiberglass wrap around front and sides with fixed frameless   laminated  glass

Upper front and side pieces are removable Stratoglass and in good condition.



•Boarding box, fiberglass with nonslip, lift up top and storage

•Cable TV and telephone connections wired to a home run

•Dockside electric connection – 50 amp/220V electric, located under forward gunwale

•Dockside water connection with pressure reducing valve under forward gunwale

•Engine room access through hydraulically actuated mezzanine

•Freshwater wash down with hose bib located under forward gunwale

•Gaskets for all lids, doors and access doors

•Indirect rope lighting under coaming •Laminated mounting plate in deck for future   fighting chair or table

•Lazarette hatch for inspection of aft bilge

•Live well in transom box

•Molded-in insulated fish boxes, port and starboard with hatches and drains plumbed to   automatic sump pump out

* Eskimo Ice Chipper plumbed to starboard fish box - Needs maintenance

•Molded nonskid deck

•Observation mezzanine - port and starboard aft facing lounges with vinyl cushions, with   storage

•Recessed, stainless steel cleats and  hawse pipes

•Rod holders, (4) stainless steel and flush mounted

•Rounded cockpit coaming for comfort •Seawater wash down with pump in engine room   and supply under forward gunwale to keep deck clean while fishing

•Self bailing cockpit with large cockpit scuppers

•Stainless steel gas springs on all hatches and lids

•Stereo speakers powered from salon stereo with volume control

•Straps with padding to keep transom door and gate open

•Transom swim steps at transom door •Walk-through transom door with lift gate and   molded in transom box

Fighting chair mount in cockpit - no chair provided




•Air conditioning with reverse cycle heat with temperature control

•Cabinetry with drawers with finished maple interiors

•Flooring, vinyl Amtico

•Freshwater gauge

•Headliner, Majilite, natural color, 1/8" foam & tricot backing

•Lighting, overhead recessed in headliner •Main electrical service panel, AC/DC, backlit   for easier viewing

•Sliding door to command deck

•Stereo speakers - multi-directional, high range

•Stereo system (12V) with 28” HD flat screen TV

•Table, high-low with high gloss finish

•U-shaped lounge with storage below



•Central vacuum unit connection with accessories

•Countertop, bone-color Corian

•Electric 2 burner surface mount stove with touch pad   controls

•Exhaust fan, high velocity

•Flooring, vinyl Amtico

•Headliner, Majilite, natural color, 1/8" foam & tricot backing

•Lights, overhead and LED lighting

•Microwave/convection oven located in upper galley cabinet

•Refrigerator/freezer, large capacity, side by side doors

•Sink, bone-color Corian recessed in countertop with chrome galley faucet

•Storage cabinets in upper galley, with varnished doors, finished maple interior

•Storage  cabinets and drawers in lower galley, varnished doors and faces with stowage   for, utensils, and other items. Finished maple interior

•Water tank level gauge

Kenyon 2-burner cooktop; Sharp microwave oven; Norcold under-counter refrigerator


Master Stateroom Forward


•Air conditioning with reverse cycle heat with temperature control

•Bed, queen-size, walk-around fore and aft with upgraded innerspring mattress and lift   up  top with gas pistons and storage underneath •Bedspread – quilted, designer style with   pillow shams (2)

•Drawer storage under bed, (2) large drawers

Viking Yachts 42 Open Specifications Sheet

•Flooring, carpeting

•Hanging locker, maple-lined

•Hatch, Bomar, foredeck hatch with Ocean Air screen shade system

•Headliner, Majilite, natural color, 1/8" foam & tricot backing

•Lighting, LED overhead and decorative indirect

•Reading lights, overhead with separate switches

•TV, 22" HD flat screen



Guest Stateroom Aft

•Air conditioning with reverse cycle heat with fan control

•Bedspread - quilted, designer style •Flooring, carpet

•Hanging locker, maple-lined

•Headliner, Majilite, natural color, 1/8" foam & tricot backing

•Lighting, overhead

•Pillow shams (2)

•Side by side bunks with foam mattress •Stereo speakers recessed in headliner tied into   salon stereo with volume control



•Air conditioning/heat with vent in soffit •Amtico vinyl floor

•Exhaust fan with vent in soffit •Flooring, vinyl

•Lights, recessed in soffit and in ceiling •Linen storage

•Lower vanity with face

•Medicine cabinet with mirrored doors •Molded fiberglass vanity and sink with corian top   and chrome faucet •Receptacle, 120V

•Sealand with overboard and holding tank discharge

•Shower light

•Stall shower, fiberglass with chrome shower fixtures and with drain to automatic sump pump in bilge

•Towel bars and rings - chrome


Additional Information

•Anchor – constructed with a high- tensile, corrosion resistant aluminum magnesium alloy

•Anchor locker with access from foredeck

•Anchor rode, 300’ with 12’ chain •Bow rail, anodized aluminum, brushed finish

•Fire extinguishers (5)

•Freshwater supply in anchor locker for general maintenance and cleaning •Fuel

•Holding tank monitor

•Stainless steel bow, spring and stern cleats thru-bolted to aluminum backing plates

•Viking Smart Decor package

•Zinc on transom



Smart Craft Vessel View display with   autopilot and Sky Hook

Garmin xHD open array radar antenna

Dual Garmin display panels

Precision Pilot Skyhook

2-M504 VHF radios

Eskimo Ice Machine controller

Port and starboard flood lights


Deck and Hull

Winslow canister liferaft on forward deck

Note: Significant bend in the forward deck aluminum life rail

Note: Hull in need of compound polish and wax

Note: Helm Isinglass Needs attention. All zippers and stitching in good condition but plexi is starting to milk-up but still very usable.

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.
Additional Contact Information

Call or text Randall Burg, 954 879 3667, to see this amazing Viking 42 Open, 

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