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Kept under a covered slip, powered with Detroit Diesels, and completed with a rare factory hardtop this Viking Double Cabin is ready for her next adventure. Port motor was rebuilt 3 years ago and current owner is working on cleaning up the interior to make her ready for her new owner.
PowerBoat Guide had this to say;
Viking’s first fiberglass motor yacht design, the 43 Double Cabin is essentially a Viking 40 Convertible with a full-width aft cabin. The floorplan of both boats is the same from the salon forward, and the Double Cabin shares the same proven modified-V hull as her convertible sistership. Clearly dated by today’s styling standards, the two-stateroom, galley-down interior of the 43 Double Cabin was originally configured with twin berths in the aft cabin. The dinette converts into a double berth, and both heads have separate stall showers. While the salon dimensions aren’t especially spacious, the aft stateroom is very large and includes a pair of hanging lockers. Topside, the afterdeck is a fine lounging area and only a couple of steps down from the bridge with its aft helm and seating for six. Gas engines were standard but diesels were the choice of most buyers. With 310hp GM 6-71Ns, the Viking 43 DC will cruise at 18–19 knots, and the larger 410hp 6-71s cruise around 22 knots. A very popular boat, over 250 Viking 43 Double Cabins were sold during her production run.