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48 Viking tender on front deck

Discussion in 'Viking Yacht' started by Jeremyvmd, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. Jeremyvmd

    Jeremyvmd Member

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    I’m considering purchasing a 1988 Viking 48 with a foredeck davit. What would be the largest/heaviest tender (assuming its within the weight specs of the davit) could I put up there. Considering a 14ft (300lb hull weight) flats boat or a Boston whaler 12 impact (600lb dry weight). Might go with a regular inflatable but these would be more “useful” for me. Leaning towards the whaler
  2. Oscarvan

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    OK, your thread title is suggesting you were going to put a 48 Viking on the front deck of.... your aircraft carrier?...... So with high hopes I clicked.... "I gotta see this." Alas, once again language mattered. :D
  3. Jeremyvmd

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    Lol that would be a sight to see lol
  4. Capt J

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    Yes and yes, as long as they fit. However, I remember the impact being closer to 900 lbs and that would be pretty heavy up there. 11' whaler sport might be a better choice than the impact.
  5. MBevins

    MBevins Senior Member

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    I have a 44 Viking. I have an 11ft Carine 30hp console. Comes in around 450lbs. Anything heavier starts to effect efficiency dramatically. I'm talking in the 10% range. I run DD 6-71s.

    I have had a 14ft Novourania up there. To big for big water as it approaches the windlass.