1996 Viking 43 Open Express

Wink Used Boat For Sale | ID# 2791653

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43' Viking 1996

Viking 43 Open Express 1996 For Sale in Edgewater, Maryland


Edgewater, Maryland


  • Length Overall: 43'
  • Beam: 15' 3"
  • Maximum Draft: 4' 3"
  • Dry Weight:

Tank Capacities

  • Fuel: 600 gal
  • Water: 115 gal
  • Holding: 40 gal

Engine Information

  • Engine 1 : MAN 1050 - 820hp
  • Engine 2 : MAN 1050 - 820hp

General Description

Meticulously maintained Viking 43 Open Express with the MANN 1050 diesel option! There were only two or three made with the big MANNs. Talk about plenty of power in a 43 - this girl will get up and go with a 40 knot top end and an effortless 30 knot cruise. She gleams at the dock with her recently painted topsides in Awlgrip Shark White. Clean and tidy throughout with recent canvas and cushions. You'll think she's a new boat when you see her at the dock. Same owner since she was purchased in 1997 with 140 hours. She even has a bow thruster! Available to see following the 2022 White Marlin Open August 8-12.


As John Page Williams said in his Chesapeake Bay Magazine article titled "True Norse" in January of 2004: "With its luxurious interior to its full-on angling cockpit the Viking 43 Open Express can bring up the fish and let you serve them in style." For a complete copy of the three page feature article on this boat, just call text or email the listing broker. It's full of great background, descriptions and information. You read that correctly...this boat was featured in the magazine in January of 2004.


The Viking 43 Open was the best-selling express fisherman in her class during most of the 1990s. A big muscular boat with serious eye appeal, the 43's large bridge deck and comfortable cabin accommodations are perfect for entertaining and cruising. Notably, the 43 Open was one of the first big express boats to feature a centerline helm position. Belowdeck, the standard single-stateroom floorplan has a spacious, wide-open salon with a big U-shaped settee to port and a full-service galley opposite. An efficient and popular day boat layout. To the veteran angler, the 43's large, uncluttered cockpit is testimony to Viking's long experience building tournament-winning sportfishing boats. Cockpit features include a top-loading freezer, tackle cabinet with bait prep center, removable fish box, baitwell and walk-in engine room access. Early models with 550hp 6V92 DDEC diesels cruise at 23-24 knots. Later models with 680hp MANs cruise at 26-27 knots, and 820hp 10-cylinder MANs cruise at close to 30 knots. Over 70 were built.


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.

This listing is courtesy of the MLS and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.