These 43 Vikings were popular boats when new and they remain popular on the used market to this day. And, why not, they offer considerable value for the money--All fiberglass construction, economical diesel power, quality construction by a highly respected builder and a very appealing interior layout, which includes a lower level galley/dinette that opens to the salon, stall showers in both heads, walk-around queen berth in the master and excellent storage throughout. She has many recent upgrades (see full specs) and has been well cared for. These 43 Vikings were popular boats when new and they remain popular on the used market to this day. And, why not, they offer considerable value for the money--All fiberglass construction, economical diesel power, quality construction by a highly respected builder and a very appealing interior layout. She has many recent upgrades (see full specs) and has been well cared for. Showing very well, Tequila Mockingbird is a must to see if you are in the market for a very clean well kept cruiser or live aboard. She features a very inviting interior; full width aft stateroom with island centerline queen bed, large head with stall shower, roomy salon, galley and dinette down, guest cabin and head forward. Large afterdeck, easy access bridge with aft console and guest seating. Twin G-71N's W/300 , complete electronics w/radar, A/C - heat. Mechanically, structurally, and cosmetically sound.
Viking's first fiberglass motor yacht design, the 43 Double Cabin is essentially a Viking 40 Convertible with a full-width aft cabin. The floor-plan of both boats is the same from the salon forward, and the Double Cabin shares the same proven modified-V hull as her convertible sister-ship.
The dinette converts into a double berth, and both heads have separate stall showers. The aft stateroom is large and includes a pair of hanging lockers.
Topside, the after-deck is a fine lounging area and only a couple of steps down from the bridge with its aft helm and seating for six.
A very popular boat, over 250 Viking 43 Double Cabins were sold during her production run.
Boarding this yacht can be accomplished on either the port or starboard side just forward of the sundeck or onto the swim platform and up a ladder on to the sundeck. Once on the large sundeck an entrance to the salon is just off center forward and molded steps up to the flybridge are to starboard. The large foredeck can be accessed by walkways on either side of the boat. Once in the salon, the master cabin companionway is to starboard aft and the lower helm is starboard forward in the salon. Forward of the salon and down, the L-shaped dinette is to port and U-shaped galley is starboard. Forward of the galley is the boats space which can be used as a laundry or storage with the guest head to port. The guest cabin is all the way forward in the bow.
This yacht can sleep eight comfortably and features a full beam master cabin with centered queen berth aft and a comfortable second cabin forward in the bow. Additionally, the dinette converts to a double berth and the sleeper sofa in the salon pulls out to a double berth as well. The master cabin features an ensuite head and a second guest head is forward.
The large salon on this yacht is at the bottom of the companionway from the sundeck. The salon is primarily on the port side of the boat with the lower helm and companionway to the master cabin to starboard.
The forward guest cabin features a traditional V-berth configuration with filler. Each side of the berth has under bunk storage drawers and a large hanging locker with additional drawers is aft of the starboard bunk. Each bunk features a reading light and a large shelf and access to the chain locker is forward. A portlight on each side with curtains and an overhead hatch with cover provide natural light and fresh airflow to the space.
The full beam master aft cabin is spacious and features a full, centered queen berth with nightstands and lamps on either side. Storage space includes a large hanging locker upon entering the space, storage cabinets and drawers along both port and starboard bulkhead, drawers in the nightstands and another large hanging locker at the foot of the bed. Two large rectangular portlights with curtains are on either side of the cabin and an additional portlight/escape hatch with curtain is above the headboard.
From the sundeck up a set of molded steps you arrive on the flybridge. The helm is aft and a large padded bench seat with storage is forward of the helm and another padded bench seat with padding is along the starboard side of the flybridge.
Two Captain's chairs are behind the helm. The helm is fully enclosed with canvas and Isinglass which are in great condition.
She is powered by twin Detroit Diesels.
Information On Condition
-The hull and topsides appear to be in good condition for the boat's age.
-Interior is clean and also appears in good condition.
-No signs of leakage.
-Seller has owned the boat for 6 years and has used it mostly for local cruises.
-During that time he has only used the radar and autopilot once or twice.
-The boat has a new Garmin GPSMap 740s GPS.
-3 AGM Batteries are also new.
-Engines have been problem free since owner has had boat and have only needed routine maintenance like oil change/filters etc. He has spare parts like impellers for routine maintenance which he does himself.
-The Generator core was rewound in 2015 and has only 20 hours on it since then.
-Engine room is tidy with no odors or signs of leakage.
-Most lights on the boat have been replaced with LEDs.
-The boat has an Avon 10 foot dinghy with a 2004 Johnson 25HP outboard which is negotiable.
boat location: Englewood, Florida