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58 Convertible

A close-up look at two recently completed 58 Convertibles illustrates the freedom Viking gives you to personalize your boat – both aesthetically and functionally. The owners of the above 58 have created a battlewagon for West Coast fishing, which often involves sight casting live bait from the bow while hunting billfish. The Tag Team is therefore outfitted with a custom bow rail and pulpit (with integrated toerail and waist guard) and a foredeck live well with five rod holders. She features a stunning metallic Palma Blue hull, a silver-and-white boot stripe, faux teak toerails and a Palm Beach Towers (PBT) 7-foot gap tower. The boat also has a second aft bridge rail for an additional row of rocket-launcher rod holders.
Sea Hawk is also outfitted with a PBT 7-foot gap tower and faux teak toerails, but she maintains a more streamlined profile with minimal forward appendages (windlass, anchor and bow cleats). Dressed in Shimmering Blue with a Dark Blue Pearl Metallic-and-white boot stripe, Sea Hawk will troll the Mid-Atlantic for marlin and tuna this summer (bottom fishing is also on the agenda) and may cruise and fish the Bahamas in the winter.
The cockpit, coamings and covering boards of each of these 58s are clad in beautiful teak. The Tag Team and Sea Hawk are equipped with Seakeeper gyros, along with Release Marine fighting chairs. The mezzanines of each feature customized seating upholstering, Fusion stereos and port haunch-mounted electronics displays. Sea Hawk boasts a faux teak transom with classic “engine turning” gold leaf lettering. In a stark contrast, The Tag Team sports splashy and colorful script and graphics punctuated by images of a marlin, dorado and tuna – each a caricature of one of the yacht’s three owners.
The interior of The Tag Team (left) is appointed with a satin walnut, while the same wood type on Sea Hawk is finished in a high gloss. The colors and designs for the bedding and pillows differ, as do the choices for the light sconces. The Tag Team owners’ previous Viking, a 72 Convertible, is the subject in the framed photograph above the bed. That location on the Sea Hawk will soon be home to a piece of artwork by the owner’s daughter.
The differences continue in the starboard stateroom. Sea Hawk‘s décor (right) includes abstract art between the side-by-side berths, while action-packed photography is dedicated to that location aboard The Tag Team. The carpeting and bedding designs are also unique to each boat, but both of these staterooms have the available aft-facing flat-screen TVs affixed to their maple-lined hanging lockers.
 
For more information about our 58 Convertible, we cordially invite you to contact your Oyster Harbors Marine. You can also check out this showcase of videos featuring this popular mid-sized Viking model.
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