"LOONACY", our 1988 Viking 44 Motor Yacht is and has always been one of the most popular mid-sized motor yachts ever built. With a production run between 1982 and 1990, many of these yachts were built and they remain very popular today given their excellent performance, sea keeping abilities and fabulous layouts. Many improvements were made to the 44 over that of her predecessor the 43...more beam, lighter interiors, improved hull design, more fuel and water, etc. Most 43's were gas powered and all 44's are diesel powered. Designed for fast and comfortable cruising, the Viking 44 MY evolved over the years into a low profile boat with double hard-tops, more aggressive engine air intakes, reconfigured deckhouse and bridge layouts.
"LOONACY" is a double hard-top boat with all the bells and whistles. She now features updated major electronics such as the Raymarine E120 series Chart Plotter and HD Radar, a barrier coated bottom (no issues previously), numerous engine maintenance items (all documentation available and a port engine that has undergone a total rebuild (all documentation available). When the current owner bought the boat, a complete engine survey was performed with very positive results. Yearly engine maintenance items have all been performed.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND LAYOUT:
Stepping down into the salon, ones eye is drawn forward because of the open layout of the dinette and galley...providing the illusion that the boat is much larger than one might think. This has always been a hallmark of this boat. The salon area is resplendent in warm, rich teak woodwork. Large windows (opening w - screens) allow plenty of natural lighting in for a nice, open and airy feeling. Portside is a L-shaped sofa that converts to a queen sized double berth. There is a coffee table center in front of the sofa. Opposite to starb'd is a very elegant wet bar with storage areas. To port is the entertainment center with newer AV equipment...5 channel surround sound AV Amplifier, Yamaha sub-woofer, CD - DVD 5 disc player, TV and a back-up Standard VHF radio. Moving forward towards the dinette, one will find additional drawers and doors providing excellent storage. The dinette is HUGE and provides seating for six and dinner for four. The dinette also converts to a double berth to sleep two in comfort. Plenty of storage areas both under and over the dinette provide additional storage areas. There is bottle storage beneath a hinged door area to port. The Viking galley is sizable and features raised panel doors and a beautiful teak parquet floor. A full size 120V refrigerator w - freezer is hidden behind teak paneled doors. Counter space is excellent and storage areas are abundant. There is an ice maker in the freezer as well. A three burner Princess electric stove top, microwave - convection oven, deep galley sink w - Instant Hot Water system, central vac, apartment size washer and dryer are located next to the refrigerator.
THE FORWARD STATEROOM:
The forward stateroom features the offset double bed with drawers and lockers underneath. To starb'd are lockers and a good sized cedar lined hanging locker. There is also anchor locker access thru two opening doors. The guest head is to portside and features an electric head, vanity and stall shower. There is storage under the vanity. The head area has two doors for access as a day head as well as private access from the forward stateroom.
THE MASTER STATEROOM:
The master stateroom is aft and features a center line queen bed with easy access to both sides. Storage areas are massive on both sides of the bed. There is plenty of Bureau space and shelves. A large two door closet (cedar lined) is to starb'd. There is a cabinet that houses a TV and AV equipment. FOR COMPLETE SPEC.'S GO TO www.madaboutboating.com COMPLETE PHOTO PACKAGE AVAILABLE.
Engines: Twin 485 hp
Johnson Towers 671TIB diesel inboard