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2016 Viking Convertible

Saint Augustine, Florida


This 2016 55 Viking “Half A Buc” is as nice as they get. Extremely well optioned with  2 generators, ice chipper, teak deck, water maker, spot zero system to name just a few of the highlights.

Half A Buc is one of four 55 Vikings to be built with two Sea Keeper 9 gyro stabilizers forward in the engine room. This provides a much more stable platform than the one Sea Keeper, and allows space for a second generator.

This is definitely the preferred engineered set up for a 55 Viking. Half A Buc has low hours on recently serviced V12 1550 MANS. 


BLM Yacht Sales / Fall River is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by HMY Yacht Sales - Waterway Marina.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Half a Buc
Make: Viking
Model: Convertible
Year: 2016
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: VKY55422F516
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 55 ft / 16.76 m
Length Overall: 55 ft / 16.76 m
Beam: 17'9 ft / 5.41 m
Max Draft: 5'1 ft / 1.55 m
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: MAN
  • Model: V 12
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 1,550hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 1532
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: MAN
  • Model: V 12
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 1,550hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 1532
Total Engine Power: 3,100hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,754 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 225 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 100 gal


Heads Count: 2
Trim Tabs: Yes
Windlass Type: Electric
Stock Number: DD
Boat Class: Sports Fishing Boats

Vessel Details


  • Twin 1550 HP MANs
  • Two Seakeeper 9s (Forward in engine room)
  • Two Onan generators
  • Livewell in mezzanine step box
  • Teak Decks
  • New Ice Chipper in 2019
  • Watermaker
  • Spot Zero in 2017
  • New Flybridge Enclosure
  • Custom Electronics Package
  • Custom Helm Electronics Panel
  • Full Palm Beach Towers Tuna Tower
  • Queen Berth Forward
  • All New Bedding in 2019
  • Custom Boot Stripe
  • Additional Fuel Tank ( For a total of 3 tanks)



The salon provides the ambiance of a much larger vessel with nearly 18 feet of beam and using every inch of space to its full potential. To port, the L-shaped lounge seating has great storage underneath and is perfectly situated to view the large flat-screen television. The TV also overlooks the spacious dinette area conveniently located opposite the galley. Together, these features blend a most inviting interior ideal for relaxing, entertaining or campaigning on the tournament trail for weeks at a time. Dewberry Style L-shaped lounge with storage.

  • Dimmer on overhead LED lights
  • Seating for four at dinette
  • Full canvas carpet runner
  • Cocktail table
  • Teak trim where Amtico floor meets carpet
  • Custom Amtico flooring at salon entranceway
  • Teak valances
  • Flat screen TV
  • Clear icemaker
  • Salon door with electric door opener
  • Air conditioning with reverse cycle heat with temperature control that circulates from hidden registers behind the valances to maximize comfort while minimizing noise and drafts
  • Silhouette style blinds for desired natural lighting and additional privacy
  • Hi-Lo Mappa burl cocktail table with high gloss finish
  • Amtico flooring at salon entrance
  • High gloss finished teak throughout
  • Home theater system
  • Overhead LED lighting recessed in headliner and indirect decorative rope lighting behind valances
  • L-shaped lounge with storage underneath
  • Teak cabinetry and drawers with finished maple interior
  • Teak strips in headliner
  • Teak trim where the Amtico floor meets carpet
  • Teak valances
  • Fixed, frameless side windows with tinted tempered glass
  • Fabric window panels with teak edge



Viking's craftsmanship and signature joinery work is evident throughout the interior and features teak that is vanished with a high gloss finish for a rich ambiance. To add additional personality and luxury, this sportfish is custom spec'd with a William Bales and Company interior. Your senses inform you that you are indeed aboard a Viking yacht the moment you enter the salon through the automatic sliding fiberglass door. Rich details and textures complement the hand-finished teak joinery throughout the salon, galley and interior spaces. Cool air thoughtfully pours from hidden registers behind teak valances to circulate the flow with minimal noise and draft. LED overhead and indirect rope lighting throughout the salon and silhouette blinds set the mood.  Custom carpet throughout interior.

  • Custom wallpaper material
  • Brushed nickel hardware throughout
  • Brushed nickel cover plates for switches and receptacles throughout
  • Two bar stools 
  • Sofa upgrade to Dewberry style for most efficient storage
  • Custom headliner material throughout boat



The galley is efficiently designed and located to serve the dinette and main salon areas. The custom countertops accent the teak cabinetry and custom tile backsplash. The galley island offers dual egress ways and houses the built-in Sub-Zero refrigeration and freezer units. Comfortable bar stools add useful and stylish practicalities. Large and deep storage offer maximum convenience and capacity and the insides of the cabinets and drawers are finished with teak and maple. Well engineered, the interior cabinetry has honeycomb-cored doors to help shed unnecessary pounds for speed and efficiencies underway. The galley also includes a microwave/convection oven, an electric three-burner range, and an in-sink disposal. Custom granite countertops with stainless steel sink.

  • Microwave oven / Convection oven located in upper Galley cabinet above sink
  • Sub-Zero large capacity, deep-drawer, under-counter refrigerator w/ varnished teak face
  • Sub-Zero large capacity, deep-drawer, under-counter freezer w/ varnished teak face w/ ice maker
  • Storage cabinets & drawers in lower Galley w/ varnished teak doors & faces w/ finished maple interiors
  • Storage cabinets in upper Galley w/ varnished teak doors w/ deep pullout drawers w/ slides for smooth movement & latches to keep drawers in one place while underway
  • Satin nickel sink faucet
  • Overhead LED lighting
  • Custom Amtico flooring
  • Garbage disposal in sink
  • Kenyon four-burner, electric stove
  • (2) Ultra-leather bar stools without backs
  • Water tank level gauge located in Galley sub-panel



Down the companionway is the three-stateroom, two-head layout which maximizes the use of space for comfort and privacy. The companionway has access to the staterooms and guest head. Also, the washer and dryer are conveniently complemented with a nearby spacious linen locker. Central vacuum unit connection w/ accessories.

  • Awlgrip bilge areas w/ access hatches & lighted
  • Vertical teak strips in Companionway between padded wall panels
  • Laundry center w/ stackable front loading washer & dryer behind teak door
  • Custom headliner
  • Carpeted flooring & steps
  • Overhead LED lights recessed in headliner



The master stateroom has a custom inner-spring mattress and private access to the private head. The large walk-around berth has storage underneath and a custom headboard. Plenty of storage and space allow for long comfortable trips onboard. Large walk-around queen berth w/ Viking Slumber #8 innerspring mattress, a custom upholstered headboard & lift up top w/ gas pistons & finished maple interiors for storage underneath.

  • Dimmer on overhead LED lights
  • Entry credenza w/ drawer storage
  • Hanging locker w/ finished maple interior
  • Fitted sheets
  • Custom headliner
  • (2) Large drawers under bed
  • Private access to Master Head with shower
  • Designer style quilted bedspread w/ pillow shams
  • Decorative indirect rope lighting from underneath bed platform
  • (2) Teak end tables w/ hardwired lamps & drawer & door storage
  • Air conditioning w/ reverse cycle heat w/ temperature control that circulates from behind a valance
  • 32" HD flat-screen TV
  • Custom carpet flooring
  • Overhead reading lights
  • Safe under lift-up bed top



The Master Head is spacious and is privately accessed from the Master Stateroom. Air conditioning / heat with vent in soffit.

  • Overhead LED lights recessed in soffit & in ceiling
  • Single piece glass shower door w/ satin nickel hardware
  • Sealand Head System w/ overboard discharge & holding tank
  • Mirrored ceiling
  • Fiberglass stall shower
  • Custom Amtico flooring
  • Exhaust fan w/ vent soffit
  • Teak face on lower vanity
  • Mirror around upper vanity
  • Custom granite vanity top & sink
  • Brushed nickel towel bars & rings
  • Satin nickel faucet & shower fixtures



The Forward Stateroom has the island queen bed with lift-top storage and is accessed from the Companionway and also has it's own private access to the Guest Head. Island queen berth w/ custom Viking Slumber #6 mattress & lift-top storage.

  • Hanging locker w/ maple finished interior
  • Deck hatch above w/ screen & black-out shade
  • 12volt Stereo system w/ CD player, DVD player
  • Air conditioning w/ reverse cycle heat w/ temperature control
  • 22" HD flat-screen TV
  • Private access to Head
  • Dimmers on overhead LED lights
  • Carpeting
  • Fitted sheets
  • Custom headliner



The guest head is located to port and has access from the companionway, as well as the forward and port guests staterooms. Tastefully decorated with custom wallpaper and Amtico flooring allow for luxury and functionality. The head is spacious and with the private accesses it allows guests a lot of space. Air conditioning / heat with vent in soffit.

  • Overhead LED lights recessed in soffit & in ceiling
  • Sealand Head System w/ overboard discharge & holding tank discharge
  • Exhaust fan
  • Mirrored ceiling
  • Custom wallpaper
  • Custom Amtico flooring
  • Teak face on lower vanity
  • Mirror around upper vanity
  • Custom granite vanity top & sink
  • Brushed nickel towel bars & rings
  • Satin nickel faucet & shower fixtures



The port guest stateroom features comfortable side-by-side berths with custom inner-spring mattresses. Well laid out, this stateroom offers another option for guests. Air conditioning w/ reverse cycle heat w/ temperature control.

  • Storage drawer under hanging locker
  • Storage cabinet above outboard bunk
  • 12volt Stereo system w/ CD player, DVD player
  • Quilted bedspreads in designer style w/ pillow shams
  • 22" HD flat-screen TV
  • Private access to Head
  • Overhead LED lights w/ dimmer
  • Carpeting
  • Fitted sheets
  • Hanging locker



The Center Console Helm is the perfect Command Station with 360 degree visibility and built-in electronics stowage above and more stowage below. Deep compartments provide room for the custom Atlantic Marine Electronics Package as well as accessory switches for yacht systems. More electronics are mounted in the drop-down overhead box along with electric teaser reels. Single-lever controls deliver smooth response and the DC assisted hydraulic steering and the teak Helm pod adds a custom touch. Two custom Release Marine Helm chairs and three comfortable lounges with storage below invite guests to relax and enjoy the ride. The port and starboard lounges feature removable backrests and the starboard lounge also has a built-in jump seat for watching baits. Forward there is a top loading freezer, an insulated drink box cooler and a fresh water outlet. Center Console walk-around Helm.

  • Compass in recessed electronics box
  • Upgraded Release Marine Trillion Series Helm chairs
  • Dedicated water feed for Tower w/ labeled shut-off valve in forward locker
  • Electronic single-lever controls for Helm pod w/ bow thruster button in handles
  • Lounge seating to port & starboard & at forward end of Helm Console, hinged for access to storage under seats
  • Recessed radio boxes, large radio boxes on port & starboard sides of Console w/ switch panel inside painted Satin Black
  • Custom cushions
  • Bridge freezer box
  • Removable Flybridge jump seat backrest
  • Under Helm access w/ lights & storage space
  • (2) 12v Outlets at aft end of bench seats (inside)
  • Release Marine teak helm pod
  • Electronic trolling valves
  • Custom flush mounted helm electronics
  • Fresh water outlet on Bridge
  • Refrigerated Bridge drink box



The Palm Beach Towers built Tuna Tower is ideal for sighting those tournament-winning fish and offers another Helm to run the boat with great visibility! Upgraded Tower forward X brace, side diagonals & hardtop braces to contour style.

  • Palm Beach Towers Tuna Tower w/ top & 7' gap & brushed aluminum piping
  • Single Lumitec LED spreader light forward on platform
  • (6) Recessed Lumitec tri-color LED lights (Red, White & Blue)
  • Costa Clear 3-sided enclosure w/ air vents in forward top panels
  • (2) Recessed tri-color lights in Tower platform (Red, White & Blue)
  • (2) Recessed tri-color lights in Tower buggy top (Red, White & Blue)
  • 41' Rupp "Big Riggs" HD outriggers w/ 3-spreader bridge release super aft bar
  • Rupp Center Outrigger
  • MIYA EPOCH US #9-HD 24v teaser reels
  • Top of control Helm box painted Satin Black
  • Sliding door for teaser reels
  • Removable Cockpit shade
  • Controls & steering at Helm Pod
  • Control box Helm w/ flush-mounted compass
  • Molded 2-in-1 Lumitec LED spreader light pod
  • (6) Rod holders aft legs down by Cockpit
  • (8) Rod holders to aft Flybridge rail
  • Radar pod
  • Bench seating w/ backrest
  • Control box cover for Tower Helm
  • Navigation Lights (port, starboard & stern)
  • Recessed electronics boxes w/ lids
  • Freshwater wash down hookup in tower
  • Antenna mount SAT-TV dome molded fiberglass mold
  • Dropdown electronics box w/ electric actuator on switch
  • Antenna mount SAT TV dome on hardtop molded fiberglass



This 55 Viking has a sleek and sporty profile that emulates being constantly in motion bow to stern from the aggressive rake at the stem to the gentle crown of the transom. In between, the metallic black windshield mask and molded feature lines in the flying bridge and deckhouse accent its fluid proportions with eye-pleasing devotion. Stainless steel gas springs for anchor locker hatch.

  • Freshwater wash down at bow inside anchor locker
  • Side-mounted handrails that follow top of Salon window
  • Aluminum bow rail
  • Painted mask - Black
  • Stainless steel removable anchor chute with Fortress anchor
  • Anchor w/ line & chain
  • Anchor bracket in anchor locker
  • Bow cleats fore & aft - No bow pulpit
  • Bowrail
  • Windlass



Mechanically, the new Viking 55 Convertible is peerless in construction and performance. Viking’s industry innovative powder-coated engine beds secured to dedicated intermediate bulkheads isolate torque and vibration to reduce engine noise and ensure drive-train alignment. The Delta-T engine room ventilation system incorporates supply and discharge fans for proper air supply and water intrusion suppression. A comprehensive gauge package, plus remote engine start/stop switches are accessible immediately inside the engine room access door. The centralized sea-water supply system saves weight and room by minimizing the necessary plumbing and hardware, yet maximizes delivery and capacity, while also providing redundancy. Valves and fittings are labeled, and chafe gear protects wiring and hoses where needed. Fiberglass hull side fittings reduce upkeep and add style. In addition to high-capacity bilge pumps, clean out pumps in the keel area, plus additional condensate pumps for the air conditioning and refrigeration systems help keep the bilge dry. All bilge areas are sealed with Awlgrip coatings for visibility and easier maintenance, as are brass thru-hull fittings in the engine room, lazarette and forward bilge areas. Twin 1550 hp. Diesel MAN V-12's.

  • TWO NG 9000 SeaKeeper gyros
  • AC & DC Engine Room lights w/ switch at Engine Room entrance
  • Awlgrip brass thru-hulls & sea strainers in Engine Room & forward bilges
  • Oil changing system, gear type pump for main engines, transmissions & generators
  • Fire suppression system
  • Hot water heater
  • DC bow thruster
  • Snow White fuel filters
  • Fresh water supply in Engine Room
  • Electric 24v DC fuel transfer system
  • Gas / water separator for generators
  • Delta T Engine Room Ventilation System
  • 700 GPD Water maker w/ auto backflush
  • 110v Outlet on aft bulkhead at Entranceway
  • 24v Fuel priming pumps
  • 24v DC Ship's service throughout
  • External sea strainers for main engine pick-ups
  • Line from oil change system to Cockpit dockside box
  • Backup pump for sea water system plumbed in parallel
  • Racor fuel / water separators for main engines & generators
  • Tee in dockside water manifold to fill water tank from Cockpit



  • Onan 21.5kW generator
  • Second 13.5kW Generator
  • Bonded electrical system w/ ground plate
  • Battery parallel system for main engines & generator start
  • (2) 24v Independent battery banks mounted in fiberglass
  • Battery chargers
  • Battery distribution panel



Like all Vikings, this 55 Viking’s cockpit benefits from lessons learned and earned from thousands of hours on the tournament circuit. Every inch of the 151 square-foot cockpit earns its keep with form that follows function. The flying bridge overhang provides shade and spray protection over the observation mezzanine which houses freezer and other storage. The cockpit is complete with everything needed to fish for fun or competitively, and in the center of the custom teak deck is the Release Marine Trillion Series Fighting Chair. Tuna tubes in transom livewell.

  • Custom livewell added in Mezz step box
  • Release Marine Trillion Series fighting chair w/ rocket launcher backrest
  • Ladder to Flybridge, one-piece anodized aluminum w/ custom teak steps
  • Salon door, molded fiberglass sliding door w/ frameless window & teak interior
  • Refrigerated drink box under-mounted in Salon step for direct access from Cockpit
  • Side locker w/ storage for gaffs & accessories located in port side locker w/ hinged door
  • Dockside water connection w/ pressure reducing valve in starboard side locker under gunwale
  • Cable TV & telephone connections located in port side locker
  • Lazarette hatch w/ access to steering, trim tabs & drain pumps
  • (2) 24v Outlets forward under coaming, (1) on each side (20 amp max)
  • Cockpit cover
  • (6) Rupp Revolver rod holders
  • Custom Teak sole & Mezzanine
  • Live well in sole
  • Transom live well
  • Awlgrip Lazarette
  • Split lid for Cockpit fish box
  • Storage lockers under port & starboard coamings
  • Ice machine discharge into starboard Mezzanine box
  • Y-valve for fresh & salt water wash down in Cockpit
  • Threaded Cockpit scuppers for on-Deck live well drain
  • (4) Lumishore under water lights
  • Freezer storage in Mezzanine seat
  • Transom coaming w/ lift gate & door
  • Refrigerated port Mezzanine step box
  • Quick disconnect for oil change system
  • Mezzanine Cockpit w/ custom cushions
  • Tri-Color lighting under Cockpit coaming
  • Gaskets for all lids, doors & access doors
  • (2) Recessed refrigerated in-Deck fish boxes
  • Self-bailing Cockpit w/ large Cockpit scuppers
  • Engine Room access w/ hatch & ladder to Engine Room
  • (4) 12v Outlets forward under coaming - (2) on each side
  • Tri-Color lights (Red, White & Blue) in Cockpit overhang
  • Sea water supply & fitting for additional on-Deck live well
  • Fresh water wash down located in side locker under gunwale






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.

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