CUSTOM EXHAUST SYSTEM IMPRESSES VIKING YACHTS
Viking 42 Open
Viking Yachts is known for its meticulous attention to detail and high quality. All equipment must perform flawlessly and look great. In Marine Exhaust Systems, Viking found a like-minded partner.
Viking’s new 42 Open and 42 Convertible models combine maximum power and exceptional handling, with twin 600 hp Cummins QSC engines coupled to Zeus pod drives. The Viking 42 Open cruises at 31 knots with a fuel consumption of 45 gph for a range of 344 nautical miles. The 42 Convertible has a cruising speed of 30 knots and 333 nautical mile range with fuel consumption of 45 gph.
To optimize performance yet tame noise with this high-horsepower package, Marine Exhaust provided Viking with a complete, custom-engineered exhaust system. Its turbo-to-transom solution includes a specially-designed bypass muffler, risers, surge tubes, hoses, clamps and all hardware. Marine Exhaust’s package minimizes sound levels to just 85 dBA at the helm on the 42 Open and 83 dBA on the 42 Convertible. “The 42 is the smallest in our lineup, but we must still have the Viking ‘wow’ factor when the engine hatch opens,” said Peter Frederiksen, Viking Yachts director of communications. “People can be intimidated and puzzled by an engine room. No one feels that way with Viking, including the 42 Convertible and Open. Everything is clean and organized.”
Viking was pleased with the easy turnkey installation. “The Marine Exhaust Systems team delivered a seamless package well-suited to our rapid production requirements. They are accessible and responsive every step of the way, particularly important on new model launches,” he said.
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Elegantly appointed like larger Vikings, the 42 Convertible’s salon features a plush, L-shaped lounge, spacious dinette and U-shaped galley with natural lighting. The 112 sq. ft. cockpit is perfect for cruising and fishing. For serious anglers, the tournament-style center console helm affords great visibility. Recessed compartments house accessory switches and the pod system joystick control.
The 42 Open’s command bridge is just steps away from the cockpit. The split observation mezzanine seating conceals insulated stowage beneath the cushions. Quick engine access is provided through a hatch on the command deck and via a command deck hydraulic lift for total accessibility from the cockpit. “Viking Yachts is a very demanding company, and Marine Exhaust Systems is a good fit with us,” said Frederiksen. “They don’t view challenges as problems, they simply find a solution. Neither of us is willing to throw in the towel and say it’s good enough. We can always make it better─we know we can make it great.” More information about Viking Yachts is available at www.vikingyachts.com
Established in 1973, Marine Exhaust Systems manufactures complete diesel exhaust system packages, from turbo to transom. It offers superior exhaust risers, elbows, fiberglass mufflers, custom fiberglass products, silicone hoses, clamps and other high-quality hardware.