This 42 is ready for anything whether it is offshore blue water fishing, bottom fishing, cruising with the family or diving. All mechanical services have recently been performed. Powered with twin Cummins QSC 600 8.1 diesel engines  and IPS drives w/1100 hrs. Just completed the 1,000 hr service. Twin Garmin 7212's.

 In "NEW" condition

 

This Viking 42 was the "tender" to the owners 165' yacht and was maintained with and "Open Checkbook"!

Even though she’s the baby in the Viking line, the 42 ST packs a big punch when it comes to fishing and cruising, and you might just find she’s all the boat you need.

With an LOA of 42 feet, 7 inches, the vessel is comparatively hassle free to clean, while also being the perfect size for cruising with friends, diving, fishing, and other activities commonly associated with waterside vacation homes. 

Like most Vikings, the 42 ST 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. Either way, whether teak or faux teak, 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 Viking offers three layout options, all of which have a forepeak master with private access to a head and loads of stowage in nearly every cranny, as well as an amidships VIP with twin berths. A three-stateroom option offers bunks in a cabin to port, while the two-stateroom options have either an L-shaped settee occupying the same space or a bench seat with a second head.

For most people, I’d think the two-stateroom, two-head layout would make sense. After all, why not substitute a small piece of couch for a second head, the payoffs in privacy are huge. As for the three-stateroom layout, it may make sense if you are fishing this boat in tournaments, or spending lots of time onboard with two other couples or another couple and some kids.

As for the fishing amenities onboard, the namesake tuna tower is manufactured by Viking subsidiary Palm Beach Towers. Considering this isn’t a convertible and your view of the fish could at times be less than optimal, 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 ST ran 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 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.

The 42 might be the smallest boat Viking is currently offering, but the boys in New Gretna packed her to the gills with everything you’d need to enjoy her in full. Whether you’re cruising her or fishing her, with that seakindly ride, slow-speed agility, and onboard amenities to rival even the largest of her sisters, the Viking 42 ST is a boat you should have your eye on.

Dimensions

LOA: 42 ft 7 in
Beam: 15 ft 10 in
Minimum Draft: 3 ft 5 in
Displacement: 40000 lbs

Engines

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Cummins
Year Built: 2013
Engine Model: QSC 600
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 1100
Engine Power: 600 HP

Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Cummins
Year Built: 2013
Engine Model: QSC 600
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 1100
Drive Type: Pod Drive
Engine Power: 600 HP

Tanks

Fresh Water Tanks: (120 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (525 Gallons)

Accommodations

Number of heads: 1

Outside Equipment/Extras

Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Electric windlass

Viking 42 Open Express 2013
Viking 42 Open Express 2013

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Viking 42 Open Express Sport Fish. Year: 2013

Twin Cummins 600HP QSM diesels, Low Hrs.  Asking: US$699,000.00