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Old 09-26-2017, 08:34 PM
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The 42....yes. I regularly fish on a 48 and a 62 Viking both 2017 models. Neither have small cockpits by any stretch of the imagination. Some boats might be slightly bigger but nothing I would call significant. The beam on the 62 is massive for its length....it makes finding a slip difficult at times.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Leeroyjenkins View Post
The 42....yes. I regularly fish on a 48 and a 62 Viking both 2017 models. Neither have small cockpits by any stretch of the imagination. Some boats might be slightly bigger but nothing I would call significant. The beam on the 62 is massive for its length....it makes finding a slip difficult at times.
Not knocking Viking, just think in comparison they have on average smaller cockpits. I personally think the 62 is the best production turn key tournament boat built.

The cockpit on the new 48 is much tighter than say even the old style 48 Viking. This is mainly due to the Mezzanine, which obviously most buyers, especially Viking buyers, prefer over a few extra feet of cockpit space.

Which 62 do you fish on?
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Old 09-27-2017, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by sailfish18 View Post
Not knocking Viking, just think in comparison they have on average smaller cockpits. I personally think the 62 is the best production turn key tournament boat built.

The cockpit on the new 48 is much tighter than say even the old style 48 Viking. This is mainly due to the Mezzanine, which obviously most buyers, especially Viking buyers, prefer over a few extra feet of cockpit space.

Which 62 do you fish on?
I'm going to agree with this. There is no comparison in square footage space between a 62 viking and a 62 foot carolina boat. hell, a 44 henriques has the cockpit of the viking, but we know the boat is no comparison overall.

Viking 62 - 172 square feet
Viking 48 - 124 square feet

64 paul mann - 201 square feet
Henriques 44 - 170 square feet.

(All numbers per the manufacturer)

Not knocking the viking because they make one of the nicest products on the water, but ultimately for the amount of covered space and pilot house, you are sacrificing something else. carolina guys dont need all the amenities because of their runs, where the viking is full of creature comforts.
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Old 09-27-2017, 11:50 AM
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As a disclaimer I actually like this boat because I think it would suit my style of boating/fishing. I'm not really an overnight guy and I like to load up the family/friends, get out to my spot quickly, fish all day, and be home in time for dinner. That said, it's very, very unique and is basically destined to be a charter/tournament boat forever. The cockpit layout is also pretty different between the ladder and the double mezzanine so it cuts into cockpit space.

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Old 09-27-2017, 12:09 PM
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Lots going on there. Realistically, to sell that boat he needs to redo the salon. End of story.
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Old 09-27-2017, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by PtJudeRI View Post
Lots going on there. Realistically, to sell that boat he needs to redo the salon. End of story.
I have fished on a Island Boatworks Boat
At 40 knots that is the best, safest,most comfortable layout to have!!

If it's gonna be a dock queen/cocktail cruiser then it should be redone
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Old 09-27-2017, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by SirFer View Post
As a disclaimer I actually like this boat because I think it would suit my style of boating/fishing. I'm not really an overnight guy and I like to load up the family/friends, get out to my spot quickly, fish all day, and be home in time for dinner. That said, it's very, very unique and is basically destined to be a charter/tournament boat forever. The cockpit layout is also pretty different between the ladder and the double mezzanine so it cuts into cockpit space.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAmcvHvYgd0
Good lord! Who in the hell could listen to that video? Poor quality and fingernails on a chalkboard music.
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Old 09-27-2017, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by PtJudeRI View Post
Lots going on there. Realistically, to sell that boat he needs to redo the salon. End of story.
I donít know... Iíll bet thereís some other tourney fishermen who are like minded..
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:28 AM
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Sushi is the weirdest laid out sportfish boat I have ever seen and I have seen quite a few. Definitly different! She is fast as s#@t tho!
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Old 09-28-2017, 09:52 AM
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That new 34 Bert still has a pretty forward cabin. The one where they are copying the old 31. That's why the 31 berts were so awesome. It had a cabin, but they put it ALLLLL the way up front. This is how it should be done today with most people, even space for a pair of chairs! This boat is half cockpit:

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And that is one salty old dude up top. He's got it goin on, I bet the ladies dig that!
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Old 09-28-2017, 10:06 AM
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Was Sushi finished by IBW? I know the hull is an IBW but I thought they went out of business by that time. Also, the house and window look nothing like an IBW. The 57' IBW hull is one of the best head sea boats ever built.
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Old 09-28-2017, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by PtJudeRI View Post
Lots going on there. Realistically, to sell that boat he needs to redo the salon. End of story.
Yeah, why spend all that money on a boat with a crappy movie theater inside of it. Better to save your million dollars and do IMAX movies for life....
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Old 09-28-2017, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by SailFishQuepos View Post
Yeah, why spend all that money on a boat with a crappy movie theater inside of it. Better to save your million dollars and do IMAX movies for life....
Itís is odd.. itís not even like itís a sweet man cave
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Old 10-01-2017, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by sammythetuna View Post
Itís is odd.. itís not even like itís a sweet man cave
Man I've sat on enough flybridges or even couches on big boats where you are sitting perpendicular to direction of travel... I hate it. That shit always makes me wish I was on a fast cc.

I think it's odd and not very attractive, but I bet it's damn functional.
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Old 10-02-2017, 06:45 AM
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The speed that boat makes it seems like a great idea. 8 guys being able to recline and take a nap on a long run without having to go below is pretty smart even if it is goofy looking.
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:58 AM
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That interior is beyond practical and I bet anyone who doesn't like it would be persuaded after a rough day offshore 60+ miles out., especially in a boat that does 45 knots.
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by SailFishQuepos View Post
That new 34 Bert still has a pretty forward cabin. The one where they are copying the old 31. That's why the 31 berts were so awesome. It had a cabin, but they put it ALLLLL the way up front. This is how it should be done today with most people, even space for a pair of chairs! This boat is half cockpit:

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And that is one salty old dude up top. He's got it goin on, I bet the ladies dig that!
Always thought the bridge was too small on the 31's .... I wouldnt say it was a design flaw worthy of this thread but those Berts are nearly perfect other than the small bridge and wetter ride...
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Old 10-02-2017, 10:10 AM
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You guys hating on Sushi have no clue.

You should talk to the owner....he is a fairly smart dude and has had several boats.

This one was purposely built to be a high end charter boat. Customers love it....very comfortable, very clean, and very fast. Down below is fairly spacious for a tourney crew.

And it is an Island Boatworks hull....enuf said!!!!
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Old 10-02-2017, 10:10 AM
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[QUOTE=SailFishQuepos;10708923]That new 34 Bert still has a pretty forward cabin. The one where they are copying the old 31. That's why the 31 berts were so awesome. It had a cabin, but they put it ALLLLL the way up front. This is how it should be done today with most people, even space for a pair of chairs! This boat is half cockpit:

The bridge looks forward of the pivot point and I'm positive that with wear your ass out in any kind of sea. The exaggerated up and down because of thatwon't let you fish 2 days in a row if your over 40
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Originally Posted by SailFishQuepos View Post
That new 34 Bert still has a pretty forward cabin. The one where they are copying the old 31. That's why the 31 berts were so awesome. It had a cabin, but they put it ALLLLL the way up front. This is how it should be done today with most people, even space for a pair of chairs! This boat is half cockpit:

The bridge looks forward of the pivot point and I'm positive that with wear your ass out in any kind of sea. The exaggerated up and down because of thatwon't let you fish 2 days in a row if your over 40
So its like my wife
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