Like many Vikings, the 55 is a blue-water overachiever, which says a lot about any new model. But in this case, it means even more because of the big boat shoes it has been designed to fill.
In 1996, Viking introduced its first 55 Convertible at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show. This model broke new ground with style and out gunned the competition not only with its performance but with its movie star popularity that trampled the competition in sales. Over the next five years, Viking would build over 150 55 Convertibles. No other boat by any manufacturer in this size range would even come close.
Performance wise, the 55 Convertible eagerly rushes to top speeds in excess of 40 knots. Like to fish offshore, but sleep late? This ride is for you.
The cockpit and flying bridge have been designed around the experiences of a thousand fishing tournaments, but you don’t have to be a hard core blue water angler to appreciate the built in conveniences and amenities like a center console helm station, or observation mezzanine in the split level cockpit.