The new 44 Open delivers a fishing-and-cruising gem that has the soft, stable performance and interior comfort and accommodations of a much larger boat.
The 44 not only appeals to families ready to take the next step into the Viking lifestyle, but it's also a logical choice for owners of outboard-powered center console boats looking for more comfort, conveniences and weather protection.
This boat will cruise at 30 knots and tops out at 34.5 knots.
Like all Vikings, the 44 Open can be appointed with custom Atlantic Marine Electronics' packages for navigation, communication and entertainment accessories, and using this Viking subsidiary allows the yacht to be delivered turnkey ready.
Outfitted with a custom-designed and built Palm Beach Towers' tuna tower, another of Viking's experienced subsidiaries, the 44 Open comes ready to fish with a second complete helm with additional electronics, a fiberglass buggy top, and Rupp outriggers.
With its 16 ft. 4 in. beam, the widest of any boat in this class, the salon is a spacious social area for relaxing and entertaining. The starboard-side galley, which sits opposite an L-shaped lounge with a dinette table, includes teak cabinetry with meticulous joinery and fit and finish, expansive Corian countertops, an electric range, separate under-counter refrigerator and freezer units, and a microwave/convection oven. Other notable amenities include a stereo system with a 24-inch flat-screen HD TV.
In the forward master stateroom, the island queen bed with mattress has a lift-up top with gas pistons and maple-lined storage underneath. There's also a maple-lined hanging locker. Air conditioning, a 19-inch flat-screen television, and access to the head and shower round out the standard amenities.
The head has custom Amtico flooring, a one-piece molded Corian countertop with rounded edges and a sink with a satin nickel faucet. With its two-person berth, the aft guest stateroom can accommodate another couple and makes for a nice hideaway for the kids.