MY WAY is a 1999 Viking 50' Express listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Albert DiBenedetto. Albert can be reached at 1-732-567-3857 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Viking Yachts and similar boats. With over 250 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.
1999 Viking 50' Express
Don't let the dock queen good looks fool you, "My Way" is a fishing machine! It's the popular 50 Open model that offers a spacious air conditioned helm deck with triple Stidd chairs and a comfortable settee and drink table. ALL NEW ELECTRONICS at the helm and in the tower were installed at the end of 2017. A new TOTAL ENCLOSURE was installed in March of 2019 along with new cockpit bolster, new tower combing and seat cushion, and new tower electronics box cover. The interior finish and upholstery is in like-new-condition! This boat has a full paint job completed in 2010 with light blue hull and white decks and superstructure. The single stateroom layout gives the interior more space while the pullman berth arrangement still provides the sleeping accommodations if needed. Some of the more recent updates on this boat include a new Full Enclosure, covered bolsters, 17.5kW Generator, Simrad autopilot, FLIR, New Touch Screen Garmin GPS/Chartplotters, cockpit freezer compressor, battery charger, and air conditioning system updates. The motors have been regularly maintained including recent major services.
This 50' Viking Open has been updated and improved over the past several years and will be a great fishing boat for it's next owner. In 2010 the boat had a complete paint job which additionally involved freshening of all aspects of the exterior. Shining ice blue hull with white rub rail and topsides, in 2011 the windshield frame was refinished white and all new rubber. With a sleek, low-profile design this boat has an attractive presence both at the dock and on the water. Perfect for the owner who wants a substantial boat you can run yourself without being separated from activities on deck or in the cockpit.
Entering the cockpit you notice the coaming pads and a transom box before passing the rocket launcher to go up three steps to the huge temperature-controlled bridge deck. To the portside aft is a large L-Shaped settee with triangular white fiberglass table in front. To the starboard side is another smaller bench seating area and just forward a prep center with rigging table, insulated drink box, and below a refrigerator with mini-freezer. Three white/chrome Stidd adjustable helm and companion chairs with footrests face the forward windshield. Track-to-track enclosure fills hardtop to windshield top offering excellent vision in all directions from every seat. U-Zips open on the sides and aft panel combined with two overhead hatches in the hardtop if fresh breeze is the choice over the reverse-cycle air conditioning units. The hardtop has integral lighting and custom overhead hanging rod storage beneath. The helm has all electronics low and facing the captain with a fiberglass helm pod topped by a chrome bezelled analog instrument cluster, single lever controls and an aluminum custom wheel. Just to the right the smoked plexi and white metal framed door slides open to enter the cabin.
Four steps down into the well appointed interior with Teak and Holly Amtico flooring throughout with neutral bound-edge tight berber carpeting secured on all traffic surfaces. Two comfortable settees are cocoa leatherette covered and the larger L-Shaped to the portside forward has a high-low table that serves it. The galley with white Corian bullnose countertop is aft and has under-counter refrigeration, hideaway stovetop and molded sink. Cabinets, table and doors are Viking hi-gloss finished and are in excellent condition. Immediately to the starboard side upon entry is a convenient day head, followed going forward by the A/V cabinet. Above the galley is a newer flat panel TV which is attached to a door that opens with a storage cabinet behind it. The starboard side settee has a pullman berth that drops down to make bunks when needed. Moving forward there is a door to the stateroom and just to the left a door to the head. The stateroom has a centerline queen berth with drawer storage beneath as well as lifting up for additional storage forward. The stateroom has a cedar-lined hanging locker, flat panel TV, separate A/C zone with digital control, and doored and shelf storage either side outboard. There is a private entry door to the head which has a good-sized shower with seat, molded solid-surface vanity top with mirrored medicine cabinet above. The cabin gets natural light and ventilation through three overhead deck hatches, one in the stateroom and two in the main cabin.
The master stateroom features a raised platform centerline queen berth with Teak cabinetry to either side and a mirrored headboard forward. A blue and white tropical print bedspread is accented with shams and decor pillows. Port and starboard cedar-lined hanging locker and storage cabinet. There is also storage beneath the berth. There is a private door to the head which has a mirrored medicine cabinet, neutral colored solid surface vanity top with molded sink, and a good sized shower stall.
Fishing Equipment and Cockpit:
An open-styled sportfish with a full-sized cockpit (140 square feet). Tackle center forward has cockpit freezer, engine room entrance and instead of the rigging sink there is a Kenyon electric grill. Electric reel plugs beneath the coaming corners. Transom box is plumbed as a live well, plus there is a under deck circular live well on the portside. A large under deck fish-box with 2 hatches and to the starboard side is an Eskimo crushed ice bin (or second fish box). Fiberglass rocket launcher with rigging tray on 4" stanchion. Beneath the gunwales there are stereo speakers and lighting. Hanging rod storage under hardtop and in ER.
Boat was fully painted with white topsides and ice blue hull in 2010. In March 2011 a repaint (white) and new gasketing of the windshield. Full tower (5-Step) with molded hardtop over helm-deck including overhead LED lighting and molded running lights. Those LED lights plus step light and under gunwale light can be color selected to red/white/blue. The tower platform has molded spreader lights (2 cockpit, 1 forward) and the buggy top is fiberglass. Tower station has a full helm with ZF controls (new 4/2011), tachs, trim tab controls, start-stops, compass and electronics. There is also a bench seat with footrest and full belly band padding (new 1/2019). Factory pulpit with aluminum bow rail, stainless anchor chute, Fortress anchor, chain lead rode, and Simpson Lawrence electric, self-tailing, windlass with remote control from helm and foot switches. Wrap-around windshield has track-to-track NEW full enclosure (1/2019) up to the hardtop and three windshield wipers. Hatch gaskets and gas-shock rams (stainless steel) throughout cockpit and helm deck replaced.
Helm Deck has three Stidd white and chrome adjustable helm seats across the front. Two Cruiseair reverse-cycle air conditioning units provide comfort. Viking helm pod is centerline with Palm Beach style stainless single lever controls and upright electronics panel. Excellent visibility.
Electronics and Helm:
ALL NEW ELECTRONICS PACKAGE INSTALLED LATE 2017.
Engine Details and Mechanical Equipment:
Twin 1050hp 10-cylinder MAN main engines have approximately 6,350 total hours. BOTH engines were overhauled in March of 2010. Currently 3,300 on rebuilds. In 2016 engines had a 1,000 hour MAN service performed by Ingalls Marine Diesel. In spring 2021 another 1,000 hour service was performed including all NEW 20 injectors, fuel pumps and fuel lines. All service since has been performed by Bass River Diesel. We have records and receipts available upon request. Engine room is spacious and could also stand while being able to get to the outboard of both motors easily.
This 50 Viking express is an incredible machine cruise 30 knots at 65 GPH at an air conditioned helm with enough fuel to get to any canyon. It has been extensively maintained with an open check book. It shows exceptionally well and is ready to go.
Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
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.