Viking 42 Open Express

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  • LOA: 42′ 7
  • Beam: 15′ 10
  • Draft: 3′ 5
  • Displacement: 32,700 lbs.

Tank Capacities

  • Fuel: 525 gal.
  • Water: 120 gal.

Power Options

  • Cummins QSB-440 Zeus Drive, 440hp
  • Cummins QSB-480 Zeus Drive, 480hp
  • Cummins QSB-600 Zeus Drive, 600hp


The Viking 42 Open is big on accommodations and performance. It combines the efficiency and maneuverability of the Cummins/Zeus pod drive system with Viking’s design mastery in both fishing layout and interior finish.

Spacious and well appointed, the air-conditioned salon is a pleasant haven. The L-shaped lounge and teak table is an invitation to relax, dine and plan tomorrow’s adventure. To starboard, the galley replicates the same attention to detail found aboard larger Vikings with hand-finished high-gloss teak joinery throughout, ample maple-lined stowage cabinetry, a polished Corian countertop, and premium appliances.

Just steps away from the cockpit, the command bridge is versatile and attractive with a fiberglass wraparound windshield providing excellent visibility at the center console helm. Single lever electronic controls are silky smooth and engage effortlessly. A recessed compartment to starboard houses the Zeus joy-stick control, which intuitively connects you to the engines for uncanny maneuverability. Navigation electronics and the SmartCraft instrument package live in a raised pod protected from the elements with a clear acrylic lid that lifts on gas struts. Three Murray Products stainless-steel pedestals, and white ladder back chairs merge style and comfort. Port and starboard lounge seating with stowage below pleases cruisers and fishing crews alike.

The split observation mezzanine in the 120 square-foot cockpit conceals insulated stowage compartments beneath the cushions. Quick engine access is provided through a hatch on the command deck, and via a command deck hydraulic lift for total accessibility from the cockpit. Port and starboard molded-in insulated fish boxes and a walk-through transom door with lift gate are standard. Optional equipment including a bait freezer and transom live well can personalize the 42 Open to your specific needs.