2004 Viking 45 Open: Versatility and Performance

March 24, 2021


The 45 Open from Viking is an extremely functional, versatile vessel. A nimble and maneuverable sportfisher, the 45 Open combines the benefits of an express with a fully outfitted interior space.

The result is a boat that is as comfortable in offshore fishing applications as it is cruising with the family. The Blue Pearl is a 2004 Viking 45 Open that’s turnkey, full of upgrades and competitively priced. The appeal of its versatility is matched by its low engine hours and its ownership by a single asset LLC.

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What can this 2004 45 Open do for you? Much of that depends on your vision of boat ownership. Here is some perspective…

Viking 45 Open: Fishing

The 45 Open’s Viking pedigree reflects all that makes the New Jersey-based boat builders the leader in market share. The boat’s MAN power package supports a 25-knot cruise.


The boat’s low-profile tower features a second station that’s ideal for watching the spread or searching for tailing striped marlin. The boat also features a 119 square foot cockpit—the size and features of which are the result of expert planning and space management.

Full specs

The boat also has a full suite of Furuno electronics, hydraulic outriggers, a center rigger, an insulated live well and tackle prep area in the cockpit. From a sportfishing perspective, the Blue Pearl has all of the features needed to perform. At 45 feet in length, it is also manageable for an owner operator and can be fished and maintained without need of a large, full time crew.

Cruising and Accommodation in the Viking 45 Open

The true versatility of the Blue Pearl is on display when it comes to cruising and accommodation. The 45 Open’s layout features the expanded conditioned helm space that you’d expect from an express boat.


The boat’s helm sits forward of the cockpit surrounded by an airconditioned, exterior space that features two captain’s chairs and an L shaped sofa. This area transitions perfectly from the cockpit to the boat’s interior. Not only does it provide an excellent spot to wait on a marlin to surface in your spread, but also an ideal location to host guests for sunset cruises or dinner and cocktails.


In spite of the sizeable exterior space allocated to fishing and hosting, the Blue Pearl features a fully outfitted interior space complete with a stateroom with queen berth and head, salon and galley. This combination boasts the manageability of a day boat with the accommodations you’d expect from a convertible sportfisher.


The accommodations are perfect for trips into Mexico or weekends in the islands. Adding the boat’s freezer and refrigeration capacities and ice machines and you get a package that can support a variety of boating activities.

See the Blue Pearl Today

A well-rounded sportfisher that can support fishing and family time, the Blue Pearl may well be for you. To schedule a time to see her for yourself, contact Scott Veach.

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