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48' Viking Convertible

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Boat Name: 48' Viking Convertible
Year: 1987
Price: 182500
Located in San Diego, CA
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engine/Fuel Type: Twin diesel

“BUENA VIDA” is a two stateroom and two head 48’ Convertible with a comfortable and inviting salon, large fishing cockpit of 144 square feet and a Tournament flybridge with ample seating for guests on the bridge along with a factory hardtop. She is a comfortable boat in a sea-way and a proven fish raiser.  Recently reduced and ready for offers.

Additional Specs, Equipment And Information:

Boat Name

48' Viking Convertible


Total Power: 1360HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Detroit Diesel
Engine Model: Detroit Diesel
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 4124
Engine Power: 680 HP

Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Detroit Diesel
Engine Model: Detroit Diesel
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 4137
Engine Power: 680 HP

Cruising Speed: 10 knots
Maximum Speed: 25 knots


16 ft


Water Tanks: (200 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (680 Gallons)
Black Water Tanks: (80 Gallons)


Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2


Builder: Viking Yachts
Designer: Viking Yachts
Hull Shape: Modified Vee


“BUENA VIDA” is a two-stateroom and two-head 48’ Convertible with a comfortable and inviting salon with a large L-shape sofa on port with storage under; teak fold-out and hi/lo table; barrel swivel chair and large flat panel TV on starboard; dedicated dinette forward on starboard and galley on port.

Continuing forward pantry on port and starboard in companionway; guest stateroom forward on port with access to guest head; master stateroom located in forepeak with island berth and ensuite head.


  • Kenmore Stainless Steel Refrigerator/Freezer
  • 2-Burner Princess “Ceran” electric cooktop
  • Microwave oven
  • Large stainless steel sink
  • U-Line Icemaker (non-operational)
  • Abundance of storage and counter space
  • Wema fresh water tank monitor
  • Parquet Flooring

Master Stateroom

  • Island Berth
  • Hanging lockers
  • 12 V Lighting
  • Sony Trinitron KV-1370R TV
  • Abundance of drawer storage
  • Access to chain locker 

Master Head

  • Fresh water head
  • Separate spacious stall shower
  • Sink with counter
  • Vinyl tile flooring

Guest Stateroom

  • Double Over & Under Bunks
  • 12V lighting
  • Hanging locker

Electronics and Entertainment

  • Furuno Radar
  • West Marine VHF600 dsc Marine Radio
  • Garmin GPSmap 740s
  • Simrad Autopilot
  • SONY Hi-Fi Stereo VHS
  • Symphonic DVD/CD Player


  • 12V DC/ 110V AC electrical systems
  • Northern Lights 5 KW generator (137 hours 10/21)
  • 50 amp 125/250 Shorepower

Deck and Hull

  • Ideal Vertical Windlass w/Up & Down
  • Maxwell remote windlass control
  • (2) Dual Fender Holders on Bow Rails
  • Bow Pulpit w/Anchor roller
  • 10’ 06” Inmar Hardbottom 2019 Tender with 20 HP Suzuki 4 stroke O/B

  • 45 lb. Plow Anchor with rode
  • (2) Quartz Flood Lights on hardtop
  • Central Vacuum System
  • (5) Flush mounted rod holders
  • AVON 8 Person Canister Life Raft (Needs Certification)
  • (10) Rod Holders
  • (2) Triple Spreader Outriggers
  • Back Down Station on Portside Cockpit
  • Factory Hardtop
  • Dual trumpet electric horn
  • Fixed arm Davit on foredeck
  • Cradle for Tender
  • Large Live-Well in Cockpit
  • (2) Large Fish Holds in Cockpit Deck
  • FRP Swim Step
  • Transom Door and Gate
  • Tackle Center
  • FW & SW Quick Connect in Cockpit

Engine and Mechanical

  • Twin Detroit 8V92 T/A 680 hp. FWC (P: 4124.2 / S: 4137.0 10/21)
  • (2) Morse Engine Controls
  • Hynautic steering system
  • RACOR Fuel/Water Separators
  • Automatic/Manual Fire Protection System
  • Bennett Trim Tabs


The Viking provides an angler with a huge 144 square foot fishing cockpit – still the largest to be found in a flybridge boat this size.  Unlike the 46’, the Viking 48’ has a much-improved engine room. Like all Viking models, she’s heavily built on a low-dead rise modified-V hull with a wide beam, a shallow keel. The 48’s massive cockpit is fitted with two in-deck fish boxes, a tackle center and transom door. She provides a stiff ride in a chop.


All personal gear; loose items; galley gear; CD's; clock & barometer sets; charts; fishing equipment; tools; spare parts; supplies & items not specifically listed on equipment list specifications sheet.


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.

Contact James Johnson at 619-784-9002 (cell) or 619-222-0626 (office) for additional information and your viewing appointment.

Contact Chuck Hovey Yachts, Inc..

Chuck Hovey Yachts, Inc.
717 Lido Park Drive, Suite A
Newport Beach, CA 92663 United States
Tel 949-675-8092
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