One Owner 42′ Viking Open w/ full tower

No hull damage from storms or other.

Twin 600 hp Cummins QSC 600 HP’s w/1160 hrs and ZEUS POD drives

Never slept in! Cabins remain unused. Near flawless interior.

New AC forward stateroom controller 2022

NEW bottom paint 2021

NEW batteries 2021

AC systems serviced 2021 & 2022,  and recent cleaning of all raw water lines

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 QSC 8.3 600 hp 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  owns Palm Beach Towers that builds towers for its boats as the boats themselves are being built – the boat and tower are integrated during construction..

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 – just steer, throttle, and enjoy the ride!


Cummins QSC-600 w/ ZEUS drives: $56,000

Palm Beach Towers full tower: $90,000


Garmin 7212 Chart plotter: $5,000

2nd Garmin 7212 Chart plotter: $5,000

Garmin GMR 12kw w/ 48′ open array : $5,500

Garmin XM weather receiver: $700

Garmin GSD-26 Depth Sounder: $2,000

Garmin B265LH Transducer: $1,500

Icom IC-504 VHF: $600

VHF antenna, 17.5′: $1,300

Antenna mount Hardtop: $250

500458 Ocean LED 2010FM HD ultra white Under Water Lights: $40,000

Oil change system: $2,300

Electronic single-lever POD controls at  $2,500

Teak helm chair upgrade w/ stainless pedestal: $5,700

Helm AC upgrade: $13,000

Plumb Transom Box as Live Well: $2,000

Cockpit Freezer and Refrigerated drink box: $5,100

Bow pulpit: $4,000

Lewmar V2 SS Anchor windless: $5,000

Corian Countertop, high polish: $1,800

2-stateroom Decore Sheet package: $800

Corian Polished tops Galley and Head: $1,400

Upgrade Fabric on Command deck cushions to Ultra Chamois: $1,500

Upgrade Helm Chair material to Symphony Classic Buff: $1,900

Brushed Nickel hardware throughout: $1,700