The Viking 52 ST follows the path of our relentless R & D development program to build models within models to enhance the Viking line up from 42 to 92 feet by offering exciting and new variations of our latest designs. The hull and running surface of the new 52 Convertible is the perfect platform for the 52 ST. With 12-degree transom deadrise, and molded strakes for lift and planning efficacy, the resin infused hull features a matrix of Aramid and E-glass hybrid knitted fiberglass laminates, foam and end-grain balsa coring, custom blended modified epoxy and polyester resins, and vacuum-bagged composite bulkheads throughout.
Our computer-operated five-axis profiling milling machine carved a new plug to make a stylish deck assembly mold, which includes a climate controlled three-sided fiberglass deckhouse with a raised command bridge helm station for outstanding visibility. The bridge area includes three Stidd helm seats, a U-shape lounge and a molded fiberglass console with capacious stowage, a refrigerator and pop-up flat screen television. At the helm, DC power-assisted hydraulic steering matched to high-speed stainless-steel rudders provide fingertip response, while the single-lever electronic controls harness the horsepower from the twin MAN 8V 1200 CRM 1,200 mhp second generation common rail diesels. Cruise speed will be in the mid-30 knot range with the top end around 40 knots depending upon load, sea and environmental conditions