$549,000 | Miami Beach FL

General Description

PRICE  REDUCTION - Owners motivated to sell!

One Owner 42' Viking Open w/ full tower

No hull damage from storms or other.

Twin 600 hp Cummins QSC 600 HO P's w/1146  hrs & 1160 hrs and ZEUS POD drives

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

Two known issues:

1) Hull needs a good compound polish and wax

2) Isinglass helm enclosure is starting to milk up and could use a good polish or possible replace. All zippers and snaps are good.

3) Back of radar mount needs sanding and refinishing.

4) Forward deck rails suffered damage to both sides - port side minimal damage, starboard side significant.

Twin Garmin 7212's,

New radar 5V dc power supply 2022

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!


Steering System
Joystick Control Mechanical

Aft facing dual propeller pods with stainless steel propellers

•Air conditioning - direct expansion zoned with reverse cycle heat for complete climate   control throughout the interior

•Bilge pumps linked into monitoring system and connected to float switches for   automatic and manual operation

•D/C pressurized freshwater system with on deck freshwater fill and cockpit dockside   supply inlet with pressure reducing valve

•Deck pump out fitting and direct overboard pump out for holding tank

•Engines, Cummins QSB-600's with Zeus Drive with Smart Craft Vessel View display with   autopilot and Sky Hook

•Engine room ventilation system with supply and discharge fans for proper fresh air   supply and water intrusion suppression

•Fire suppression system, automatically or manually operated and tied into main engine   and generator ignition systems with override

•Freshwater supply in engine room for general maintenance and cleaning

•Fuel and oil lines, flexible, steel reinforced USCG approved

•Fuel priming pumps

•Hour meters on main engines and generator

•Hydraulic actuated steering

•Idle and low speed exhaust relief for reduced vibration and cleaner wake at low speeds and trolling

•Integrated trim tabs with auto trim control •Internal sea strainers for generator,

 air conditioning and all other seawater pick ups - awlgriped white

•Internal sea strainers for main engine pick ups

•Joystick control for low speed maneuvering and docking •Mufflers - engines in-line type •Mufflers - generator, lift muffler with gas water separator for cleaner, quieter operation

•PEX plumbing, freshwater system

plumbing with manifold system shut off in engine room and forward bilges

•“Precision pilot” auto pilot (requires CMD approved GPS)

Viking Yachts 42 Open Specifications Sheet

•Racor fuel water separators for main engines and generator clear bowl type, top loading   for easier maintenance - includes vacuum gauge for fuel filter restriction - awlgrip white

•Seacocks, bronze, ball-type sea valves and strainers for all thru-hulls below the water   line - awlgriped white

•Trolling valves

•Water heater quick recovery, electric



600 hp Cummins QSC 600 HO P's w/1146  hrs & 1160 hrs

ZEUS drives (Port Pod Lower Unit is New w/ less than 10 hrs)

Included -1- spare propeller




Full set of engine controls including Joystick.

Full set of cushion back rests

Note:Helm Cover needs replacing and Back of Radar antenna mount needs repainting


Smart Craft Vessel View display with   autopilot and Sky Hook

Garmin xHD open array radar antenna

Dual Garmin display panels

Precision Pilot Skyhook

Precision Autopilot

2-M504 VHF radios

Eskimo Ice Machine controller

Port and starboard flood lights



•24V DC ship’s service throughout •24V/12V power supply with breakers on flybridge for future electronics •110V outlet in engine room on aft bulkhead

Electric anchor windless

•Anchor light/navigation lights •Batteries, (2) independent 24V banks mounted in   fiberglass storage boxes •Battery chargers, (2) with thermal cutoff and switching system   for complete integration

•Battery distribution panel with battery cutoff and charging system breakers •Battery   parallel system for main engines and generator start •Bonded electrical system with   ground plate

•Color-coded, labeled and numbered wiring system with corresponding drawings

•Engine room lights, DC with switch at helm

*Phasor  Generator, Diesel - 12kw w/ 2335 hrs

•Instrument panel lights for flybridge and main electric panel

•Lighting, overhead recessed in ceiling and rope type decor lights, 24V throughout

•Master electrical control panel located in salon with 12/24V and 120/220V circuit   breakers, individual switching for shore 1, or generator supply and gauges for electrical   supply, voltmeter,  amp meter, and frequency

•Phone cable is CAT-5 to accommodate current data phone systems •Receptacles, 120V   duplex with GFCI throughout

•Voltage stabilizer isolation transformer for more consistent, cleaner voltage

2- Millenium US-R9 Electric fishing system

CruiseAir AC systems

CMD electronic steering

SmartCraft DTS controls w/ Zeus joystick

Skyhook stationkeeping and autopilot

Lewmar windlass

Icom IC-M504 VHF

Bomar hatches

Kenyon 2-burner cooktop

Sharp microwave oven;

Norcold under-counter refrigerator

Dometic VacuFlush MSD;

24,000-Btu Dometic A/C system

6-12V batteries (new)


Ice Chipper ( needs service)

Newmar Inverter

24v 60 amp Mastervolt battery charger

24V 30 amp Mastervold battery charger

Mastervolt battery charger


Mastervolt battery charger

1-250V 50' Shore cable

Mastervolt battery charger

Mastervolt battery charger


Command Deck

Controls: Top mounted single lever electronic controls with station select and keypad

•Center console helm full walk around raised for improved visibility

•Engine room access hatch with ladder to engine room

•Fire system control with automatic and manual discharge and override system located   at console

•Furuno RD-33 depth finder/sea temperature gauge and ICOM 504 VHF radio

•Handrails, powder-coated aluminum effectively positioned at helm

•Helm seat - white ladder back with aluminum pedestal and removable cushions - Center   captain and 2 companion

•Instrumentation based on standard engine package, lighted with switches in radio box

•Insulated soda box with lid located in starboard aft cabinet

•Lighted compass, flush mounted on centerline

•Manual engine shutdown switches at cabinet in console

•Nonskid deck molded for traction and durability

•Offshore Systems monitor with audible and visible alarms: fire, engine room   temperature,  high bilge water, high exhaust temperature, and generator as well as   confirming correct system operation

•Port and starboard bench seating with vinyl cushions and lift tops with gas pistons and   storage underneath

•Recessed radio boxes, large radio boxes on port and starboard sides of console with switch panel inside painted satin black

•Stereo speakers, tied into stereo system in salon with volume control in radio box

•Trim tab control switch mounted at console

•Trumpet style air horns, (2)

•Windshield, molded fiberglass wrap around front and sides with fixed

* Frameless laminated glass

•Windshield wiper/washer

* Exceptional access under helm via large starboard side access door with interior lighting and well laid out and marked equipment and wiring.



•Boarding box, fiberglass with nonslip, lift up top and storage

•Cable TV and telephone connections wired to a home run

•Dockside electric connection – 50 amp/220V electric, located under forward gunwale

•Dockside water connection with pressure reducing valve under forward gunwale

•Engine room access through hydraulically actuated mezzanine

•Freshwater wash down with hose bib located under forward gunwale

•Gaskets for all lids, doors and access doors

•Indirect rope lighting under coaming •Laminated mounting plate in deck for future   fighting chair or table

•Lazarette hatch for inspection of aft bilge

•Live well in transom box

•Molded-in insulated fish boxes, port and starboard with hatches and drains plumbed to   automatic sump pump out

* Eskimo Ice Chipper plumbed to starboard fish box - Needs maintenance

•Molded nonskid deck

•Observation mezzanine - port and starboard aft facing lounges with vinyl cushions, with   storage

•Recessed, stainless steel cleats and  hawse pipes

•Rod holders, (4) stainless steel and flush mounted

•Rounded cockpit coaming for comfort •Seawater wash down with pump in engine room   and supply under forward gunwale to keep deck clean while fishing

•Self bailing cockpit with large cockpit scuppers

•Stainless steel gas springs on all hatches and lids

•Stereo speakers powered from salon stereo with volume control

•Straps with padding to keep transom door and gate open

•Transom swim steps at transom door

•Walk-through transom door with lift gate and   molded in transom box

Fighting chair mount in cockpit - no chair provided


•Air conditioning with reverse cycle heat with temperature control

•Cabinetry with drawers with finished maple interiors

•Flooring, vinyl Amtico

•Freshwater gauge

•Headliner, Majilite, natural color, 1/8" foam & tricot backing

•Lighting, overhead recessed in headliner •Main electrical service panel, AC/DC, backlit   for easier viewing

•Sliding door to command deck

•Stereo speakers - multi-directional, high range

•Stereo system (12V) with 28” HD flat screen TV

•Table, high-low with high gloss finish

•U-shaped lounge with storage below


•Central vacuum unit connection with accessories

•Countertop, bone-color Corian

•Kenyon Electric 2-burner surface mount stove with touch pad   controls

•Exhaust fan, high velocity

*6-Gal Hot Water Heater

•Flooring, vinyl Amtico

•Headliner, Majilite, natural color, 1/8" foam & tricot backing

•Lights, overhead and LED lighting

•Sharp Microwave/convection oven located in upper galley cabinet

•Nova Kool Refrigerator Under Counter

*Nova Kool Freezer Under counter

•Sink, bone-color Corian recessed in countertop with chrome galley faucet

•Storage cabinets in upper galley, with varnished doors, finished maple interior

•Storage  cabinets and drawers in lower galley, varnished doors and faces with stowage   for, utensils, and other items. Finished maple interior

•Water tank level gauge


Master Stateroom

•Air conditioning with reverse cycle heat with temperature control

•Bed, queen-size, walk-around fore and aft with upgraded innerspring mattress and lift   up  top with gas pistons and storage underneath •Bedspread – quilted, designer style with   pillow shams (2)

•Drawer storage under bed, (2) large drawers

Viking Yachts 42 Open Specifications Sheet

•Flooring, carpeting

•Hanging locker, maple-lined

•Hatch, Bomar, foredeck hatch with Ocean Air screen shade system

•Headliner, Majilite, natural color, 1/8" foam & tricot backing

•Lighting, LED overhead and decorative indirect

•Reading lights, overhead with separate switches

•TV, 22" HD flat screen

Aft Stateroom

•Air conditioning with reverse cycle heat with fan control

•Bedspread - quilted, designer style •Flooring, carpet

•Hanging locker, maple-lined

•Headliner, Majilite, natural color, 1/8" foam & tricot backing

•Lighting, overhead

•Pillow shams (2)

•Side by side bunks with foam mattress •Stereo speakers recessed in headliner tied into   salon stereo with volume control


•Air conditioning/heat with vent in soffit •Amtico vinyl floor

•Exhaust fan with vent in soffit •Flooring, vinyl

•Lights, recessed in soffit and in ceiling •Linen storage

•Lower vanity with face

•Medicine cabinet with mirrored doors •Molded fiberglass vanity and sink with corian top   and chrome faucet •Receptacle, 120V

•Sealand with overboard and holding tank discharge

•Shower light

•Stall shower, fiberglass with chrome shower fixtures and with drain to automatic sump pump in bilge

•Towel bars and rings - chrome


Deck and Hull

Winslow canister liferaft on forward deck - needs service

Note: Significant bend in the forward deck aluminum life rail

Note: Hull in need of compound polish and wax

Note: Helm Isinglass Needs attention. All zippers and stitching in good condition but plexi  and Strataglass pieced on front and sides are starting to milk-up but still very usable.



•Ablative/Copolymer anti-fouling bottom paint, 2 coats, primed

•Awlgrip engineroom, lazzarette, forward bilge and anchor locker for enhanced visibility and easier maintenance

•Blister resistant modified vinylester resin in entire hull skin

•Custom blended polyester resin used in structural laminates, topsides, bridges, and hardtops

•Fiberglass side thru-hulls

•High performance isophthalic gelcoat npg superior gloss, flexibility and outstanding weathering characteristics •Hull interior, isophthalic gelcoat top- coated with a durable high gloss polyurethane coating

•Hull, resin infused cored composite construction,using end-grain balsa and closed cell foam cores in selected areas for optimized strength and stiffness while minimizing weight

•Infused fiberglass fuel and freshwater tanks with fiberglass baffles inside balsa coring on sides for stiffness, sealed to the hull with resin foam

•Molded fiberglass command deck/ engine room ceiling with foam core for acoustical and thermal insulation

•Nonskid molded in for traction and durability

•Stringers, fiberglass encapsulated foam •Vacuum bagged composite bulkheads

- Main engine room bulkhead, intermediate engine room bulkheads



The owner ordered the boat from the factory with most every option offered!

•Clear back enclosure

•LED spreader lights

•Overhead  lights at helm

•Single center windshield wiper/washer (needs blade replaced)

•Windshield and side glass laminated

•Windshield, molded fiberglass wrap around front and sides with fixed frameless   laminated  glass

Upper front and side pieces are removable Stratoglass and in good condition.

Additional Information

•Anchor – constructed with a high- tensile, corrosion resistant aluminum magnesium alloy

•Anchor locker with access from foredeck

•Anchor rode, 300’ with 12’ chain •Bow rail, anodized aluminum, brushed finish

•Fire extinguishers (5)

•Freshwater supply in anchor locker for general maintenance and cleaning •Fuel

•Holding tank monitor

•Stainless steel bow, spring and stern cleats thru-bolted to aluminum backing plates

•Viking Smart Decor package

•Zinc on transom


Test conditions (9/2011 Yachting Magazine): Speeds were measured by GPS in the Intracoastal Waterway in Palm Beach, Florida, with calm seas and 17-knot winds, with a 3/5 load of fuel, full water and three people on board. Fuel consumption was calculated by the electronic engine-monitoring system. Sound levels were measured at the helm.

RPM Knots GPH dB(A)
600 5.4 1.1 73
900 7.5 2.9 75
1200 9.0 6.9 83
1500 10.1 14.4 86
1800 15.0 24.3 85
2100 21.2 29.1 90
2400 26.0 35.2 89
2700 30.9 43.7 91
3080 35.7 62.4 95

(9/2011 Yachting Magazine test)


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

General Information

  • Manufacturer Viking
  • Model Open Express
  • Model Year 2013
  • Displacement 32,699 lb


  • Cabins 2
  • Heads 1

Engine Information

  • Manufacturer Cummins
  • Model QSC 600 HO P
  • Hours 1150


  • LOA 46.17 ft
  • Beam 15.83 ft
  • Draft 3.42 ft


  • Fuel Capacity 525|gallon
  • Water Capacity 120|gallon