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2005 Viking 45 Open Express

2005 Viking 45 Open Express

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Introducing a meticulously maintained 2005 Viking 45 Open Express, a testament to craftsmanship and performance, now located in the picturesque Newport, RI. This vessel not only boasts a striking presence with its new Awlgrip paint job completed in 2021, featuring topsides in Light Blue and decks and house in Pure White, but also includes a slip in Newport for the 2024 season, ensuring immediate enjoyment in a premier location. Measuring an impressive 49.58 feet in length, it’s powered by twin MAN V8 900 HP diesel engines, showing a modest 1,220 hours and having recently completed both A1 and A2 service intervals, highlighting the care and attention to maintenance this yacht has received.

Designed for both the avid angler and the leisure cruiser, this Viking 45 Open Express is equipped with a comprehensive suite of Simrad electronics updated in 2021, enhancing navigation and fishing expeditions. The boat features a Palm Beach Towers Marlin Tower with a full upper station, three Release Marine helm chairs with Murray Products teak ladder backs, and a Pompanette International Series rocket launcher table in the cockpit for the ultimate fishing experience. Additionally, the yacht is outfitted with underwater lights, a walk-through transom tuna door, and a specially constructed hull that promises blue water performance and stability. With an Onan 17 KW generator, CruiseAir air conditioning systems, and an array of updated navigation and electronics, this vessel is prepared to deliver comfort, convenience, and reliability for any adventure at sea.

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Basic Information:

  • Price: 525,000.00 USD
  • Length: 49.58 ft
  • Year: 2005
  • Make: Viking
  • Model: 45 Open Express

Technical Specifications:

  • Beam: 16.33 ft
  • Draft: 4.5 ft
  • Fuel Capacity: 848|gallon
  • Water Capacity: 150|gallon
  • Cruising Speed: N/A
  • Maximum Speed: N/A

Engine Details:

  • Make: MAN – Model: D2848LE423 – Power: 900|horsepower
  • Make: MAN – Model: D2848LE423 – Power: 900|horsepower


Newport, RI, US

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What features make the 2005 Viking 45 Open Express stand out for fishing enthusiasts?

The 2005 Viking 45 Open Express is specially outfitted for serious fishing, making it a standout option for fishing enthusiasts. Its comprehensive array of fishing equipment includes a Pompanette International Series rocket launcher table in the cockpit, a walk-through transom tuna door for easy access, and a high-quality Marlin Tower by Palm Beach Towers with a full upper station. Additionally, the yacht is equipped with Release Marine helm chairs with teak ladder backs, providing both comfort and functionality for those long days out on the water.

How does the Viking 45 Open Express ensure a comfortable and smooth cruising experience?

The Viking 45 Open Express ensures a comfortable and smooth cruising experience through its specially constructed hull designed for blue water performance and stability. Its twin MAN V8 900 HP diesel engines, with low hours for its year, are serviced and kept in top shape, offering both power and efficiency. The yacht features CruiseAir air conditioning systems across multiple areas, ensuring a comfortable environment no matter the weather. Additionally, the comprehensive Simrad electronics upgrade in 2021, including new navigation equipment, enhances safety and ease of operation.

Can you tell me about the recent upgrades and maintenance on the Viking 45 Open Express?

The Viking 45 Open Express has undergone several upgrades and maintenance services to ensure it remains in excellent condition. Recently, it saw a new Awlgrip paint job in 2021 with the topsides in Light Blue and the decks and house in Pure White. Its professional Awlgrip paint job from the waterline up was also completed in 2021. The electronics were substantially upgraded with a comprehensive Simrad package in 2021, keeping its navigation and operation at the cutting edge. The Man V8 engines underwent A1 and A2 service intervals recently, and its Veem 4-blade Nibral propellers were reconditioned in 2022. This attention to detail and regular maintenance ensures the yacht’s longevity and reliability.

What amenities are included on the Viking 45 Open Express for entertainment and relaxation?

The Viking 45 Open Express is not only a serious fishing boat but also a luxurious vessel designed for entertainment and relaxation. It includes underwater lights that create a beautiful ambiance for evening entertainments. The cockpit features a Pompanette International Series rocket launcher table, ideal for gatherings. Inside, the yacht boasts advanced LED and halogen lighting with dimmers, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Additionally, the yacht includes a state-of-the-art Onan 17 KW generator in a sound shield, ensuring that all electronic amenities can be run smoothly and quietly, enhancing both the entertainment and relaxation experience onboard.

What are the advantages of the Newport, RI slip included with the 2005 Viking 45 Open Express?

The inclusion of a slip in Newport, RI, for the 2024 season with the purchase of the 2005 Viking 45 Open Express offers significant advantages. Newport is renowned as a premier yachting destination, offering easy access to some of the most beautiful sailing waters in the United States. The slip’s location provides the perfect base for exploring the picturesque coastal areas of New England, participating in the vibrant local sailing and fishing communities, or simply enjoying the luxurious amenities and services available at the marina. Additionally, being situated in such a prominent location enhances the yacht’s appeal and value, making it an attractive investment for those looking to enjoy the best of the boating lifestyle.

Provided Description:

“SHANGRI LA DE DAH” is a great example of one of Viking’s most popular models ever produced.  The 45’ open is fast, dry, stable, and fuel-efficient with an excellent hull design to handle rougher sea conditions that keep similar-sized vessels at the dock. A true blue water battle wagon that is both comfortable for extended cruising and equipped to enter big game tournaments. She presents clean with major services and big-ticket items already completed. Please see the descriptions below for full details. Currently dockside and can be seen by appointment.  Highlights Include: Slip in Newport, RI conveys with the vessel’s sale for the remainder of the 2024 season. Low hour (approximately; 1,220) MAN V8 900 HP common rail diesel engines with A1 and A2 service intervals recently completed by Bayside Diesel, Mystic CT. Waterline up Awlgrip paint in 2021; Topsides in “Light Blue”, deck and house top surfaces in “Pure White”.  Full suite of Simrad electronics in 2021 including; (5) MFD screens, redundant VHFs, autopilot, and high chirp transducers.

CONSTRUCTION, HULL & FOREDECK:Blister-resistant modified epoxy resin in the entire hull skin. Laminated end-grain balsa core hull side and top sides. Custom blended polyester resin is used in structural laminates, top sides, bridges, and hardtops. Solid FRP reinforced keel. Stringers are FRP-encapsulated foam. Vacuum bagged composite bulkheads. High-performance isophthalic gelcoat top-coated with durable high gloss polyurethane coating. Molded FRP helm bridge floor/ engine room ceiling with Divinycell core for acoustic and thermal insulation. Infused FRP fuel and holding tanks sealed to the hull with resin foam. All cockpit hatches are built using resin transfer molding. Metals are brushed aluminum or 316L stainless steel. Full waterline up professional Awlgrip paint job in 2021 including; topsides, housetops, hardtops, decks & non-skid.  Hull: “Light Blue” Awlgrip (2021) Boot Stripe: Royal Blue Bottom: Black (Pettit ViVid, 2024) Self-bailing cockpit w/ scupper drains on S/S grates in aft cockpit corners S/S cleating; (2) 12” aft cockpit via transom fairleads, (4) 12” midships, (2) 15” bow via chocks 2-Ocean underwater lights Walk-through transom tuna door w/ lifting gate (2) transom swim steps Fenders in fleece socks on Fender-friend clips Black ¾ double-braided dock lines Bolted FRP bow pulpit w/ large custom S/S anchor chute Brushed aluminum bow rail tappers at midships (3) Bomar deck hatches Lewmar V2 polished S/S vertical windlass Fortress FX37 21 lb fast set aluminum anchor Galvanized G4 chain & nylon rode Kong anchor swivel connector Lewmar spring loaded chain pin AFT COCKPIT, FISHING EQUIPMENT & TOWER:(6) Smith gunwale rod holders  (6) vertical rocket launchers across the back of the hardtop (4) tower side moveable rocket launchers 119 sq. ft cockpit Aft cockpit misters – decommissioned Cockpit sink Aft deck hatch for access to components  (2) bait freezer boxes Large insulated in-deck fish box w/ pump out & drain plate Pompanette International Series rocket launcher table; (4) rod holders, starboard cutting surface, pull-out drawer & cover Laminated mounting plate in deck support for table Gaff storage in the cabinet Molded in tackle center w/ bait prep station & pull-out drawers Dometic Eskimo ice maker – currently uninstalled, conveys w/ sale  Raw & freshwater washdown systems – y-valve Dockside water connection spigot Cable TV & telephone connections Insulated soda box under-mounted in command deck step from the cockpit Engine room access w/ progressive locking door & non-skid steps (2) Taylor Made poly boarding steps Factory boarding box w/ handles S/S West Marine boarding handle – rod holder Flag pole socket – transom gunwale Teak flagstaff w/ US ensign Palm Beach Towers Marlin Tower w/ full upper station including FRP buggy top Deco & spreader lighting in the buggy top ZF Mathers micro commander controls at the tower helm Tower ladders w/ grip steps built into both rear legs (2) Rupp 33’ triple spreader outriggers Center rigger BRIDGE HELM DECK:(3) Release Marine adjustable helm chairs w/ Murray Products teak ladder backs, 4” pedestal & removable cushions Palm Beach style S/S single lever electronic controls Vetus bow thruster control – stick Vetus bow thruster remote on lanyard Molded FRP helm pod w/ footrest – high gloss Bridge deck air conditioning – 30K BTU Helm radio box conceals deck quick commands & engine toggles MAN emergency operation engine shutdown switching  Aluminum framed windshield w/ Trend tempered glass Stamoid & isinglass 4-sided enclosure w/ opening door & windows on underside hardtop attach via twist studs (3) 36” windshield wipers w/ wash function L-shaped lounge seating to portside w/ storage below Starboard side jump seat w/ storage beneath Density foam cushioning, Upholstery in white vinyl (2) Boatmates suction cup holders Upholstery  Storage cabinet Powder-coated overhead handrails (6) overhead rod hangers (2) Miya Enoch US-8 teaser reels – overhead helm Multi-color LED lights – recessed in hardtop U-line refrigerator – starboard cabinet   NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT & ELECTRONICS:(2) Simrad 16” NSS16 GPS, Plotter, Radar, & AIS MFDs (main helm, 2021) (3) Simrad 12” NSS12 GPS, Plotter, & Radar MFDs (portside main helm, aft cockpit, & tower helm, 2021) (2) Recessed electronics boxes w/ acrylic fitted face lids, gaskets & S/S gas pistons All electronics are fitted w/ carbon fiber backing panels  Simrad Halo 12KW 3006 6’ open array Ri-50 on molded tilt mount – 96 nm range (2021) Simrad AP44 autopilot controller Simrad RS35 VHF radio – main helm Simrad HS40 wireless VHF radio – brackets in salon & tower helm Simrad card reader device (2)14’ VHF antennas  Airmar B26LH high chirp transducer w/ structure scanning ACR RCL100D spotlight control – remotes at main & tower helms  Trim tab control – main & tower helms Ritchie 6” Powerdamp lighted compass – main helm Ritchie 3” Powerdamp lighted compass – tower helm Fusion MS RA70 stereo & MS NRX200i wired remotes (2021) JL Audio stereo system; (2) 8.5” speakers in the aft cockpit, (4) 6.5” speakers in the bridge deck, 10” subwoofer in the bridge deck, (2) 6.5” speakers in tower helm (2) 300W amplifiers (2021) KVH M5 18” satellite dome   Sirius XM weather & radio antenna ACCOMMODATIONS & INTERIOR:SHANGRI LA DE DAH is a one-stateroom layout, ideal for the cruising couple or overnight fishing crew. She has convenient accommodations for more guests with sleeping spaces in the coach areas. Upon entering the cabin from the helm deck. the large galley is immediately to starboard. The galley is large enough for longer trips, which is rare in an express vessel of this size. There is a giant wrap-around lounger to port with a dinette table that could accommodate 5 people comfortably for a meal. The head is forward to starboard featuring a spacious stall shower and ample storage. Forward is the master stateroom with private access to the boat’s head, a queen berth, and drawer/ locker storage.  SALON:  Sliding salon door, contoured powder-coated aluminum w/ locking catch & door stopper Epoxy-coated teak cabinetry Solid teak companionway stairs Central vacuum system Majilitie headliner – natural tan  Large U-shaped lounge settee w/ rod storage beneath Main electrical service panel on the aft bulkhead Removable dinette table Samsung TV Amtico teak flooring 12K BTU airconditioning Recessed lighting GALLEY: Princess 2-burner electric range, recessed in countertop w/ Corian lid Novacool refrigeration & freezer Exhaust fan, high velocity Teak cabinetry – clear coating has been stripped Overhead & lower full-sized storage cabinets Dedicated cutlery & utensil storage  Sharp Carousel microwave in cabinet  Water tank level gauge & pump indicator  Corian tan speckled countertop In-sinkerator garbage disposal Deep sink w/ biscuit pullout faucet head FORWARD STATEROOM: Island Queen centerline berth (2) large drawers under berth Carpeting Mirrored port & starboard full hanging lockers – maple lined Teak hull side shelving Samsung TV Reading lights on separate switching Head access  7K BTU air conditioning  HEAD: Sealand electric flush toilet on headhunter pump Exhaust fan w/ soffit vent Linen storage cabinet Medicine cabinet w/ mirrored doors Corian tan speckled countertop Towel bar & ring – satin nickel Stall shower, FRP w/ satin nickel fixtures & accordion door Shower light  120V receptacle ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING SYSTEMS:50 AMP/ 220V system Master electrical panel in salon w/  24V/120V circuit breakers & digital generator, electrical, volt, amp & frequency supply gauges Batteries; (16) Duracell Group 31S starting & house (2021), (2) Odyssey Group 31 AGM – bow thruster (2024) FRP vented battery boxes w/ velcro straps Charles-C Isoboost shore power transformer  Newmar Phase-Three smart battery charger True Charge 2 battery charger  Vanner volt master 80 AMP high-efficiency battery equalizer Digital volt & amp meters Bonding system Glendinning cable master reel w/ 50 ft shore cord  Hubbell shore power inlet – starboard side cockpit (10) Apollo ¼ turn bronze ball seacocks (6) 2000 GPH bilge pumps on Rule float switches Shower sump box  Raritan 6-gallon water heater PEX fresh water plumbing Freshwater charcoal filter MACHINERY, MECHANICAL SYSTEMS & ENGINE ROOM:Twin 2004 MAN D2848LE423 V8 15-liter Common Rail 900 HP turbocharged freshwater-cooled diesel engines Engine hours as of 7/1/2024 : Port: 1,222, Starboard: 1,219 (2) Böning MMDS CLC 6.3 digital displays – helm Glendinning engine command, synch & trolling mode selection – helm Trolling valves (2) ZF 350A electronic transmissions – 2.077:1  (2) Aquamet 2 ¼ S/S shafts – double tapered w/ machined keyways & cushion thrust plates at engine couplings (2) Veem 4-blade Nibral propellers (Reconditioned, 2022) (2) Bronze rudders & Tides Marine bearings (New, 2022) (2) Redundant Aetna engine RPM digital gauges – engine room entrance VDO engine oil & water pressure gauges – engine room entrance 24V fuel priming pumps Fuel transfer system Marine Exhaust Systems Inc. wet exhaust Delta-T engine room ventilation system on (4) 24V blower fans vented out hull sides Tides Marine dripless shaft seals Bennet trim tabs (2) Racor 1000M separators  (2) Groco ARG 1000 P raw water strainers (3) CruiseAir air conditioning w/ reverse cycle heat systems; 30K BTU helm, 12K BTU salon, 7K BTU master stateroom on SMXIR climate control displays Reverso oil change system; engines, transmissions, generator SeaStar hydraulic steering w/ junction box under bridge helm Dri-dek matting fitted to engine room floor Assorted LED & halogen lighting on Vimar IP55 dimmers Engine room monitoring camera 2005 ONAN MDKBD-5673083 EQD 17 KW genset in sound shield  110V weatherproof outlet on engine room bulkhead SAFETY:GlobalFix V4 EPIRB Moritz safety monitoring system w/ audible & visible alarms; fire, engine room temp, high bilge water, high exhaust temp, high coolant temp, low oil pressure & Genset (2) Trumpet air horns Crewsaver 4-person life raft  Sea Fire halon fire suppression system (Inspected, 2022) Universal Bag spill kit USCG type II life jacket packs Spare assorted life jackets

Fly Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Northstar Yacht Sales, LLC.

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