Name: Benchmark
Builder: VIKING
Model: 50 Convertible
Length: 50' 7" (15m)
Beam: 16' 4" (4.98m)
Year Built / Refit: 1998
Engines: 2 x MAN D2840 LE401
Staterooms: 0
Flag: USA
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This owner's change in plans allow us to offer "Benchmark" at an attractive price.  The 50' Viking Convertible is well known for it's 3 stateroom, 2 head layout and the open salon, galley, dinette area.  "Benchmark" features a unique custom forward stateroom with crossover bunks.


The Viking 50 Convertible is the first of the "new" style layout with galley and dinette on the salon level.  This arrangement maximizes space for entertainment with 2 settees in the conversation flow.  The 3 stateroom, 2 head lower arrangement rivals the accommodations of much larger boats.


Entering the salon through the sliding door, one immediately notices the excellent condition of the high gloss cabinetry and woodwork.  The raised panel doors, high gloss teakwood and teak blinds give the salon a rich, warm feel.The ultraleather settee and dinette are a light buttery compliment.

  • Cruisair airconditioning with reverse cycle heat and SMXII controls
  • Large l-shaped settee is covered in rich ultraleather and features a gathered back
  • Cocktail ottoman with storage
  • Entry credenza with electrical panel, entertainment center and bottle storage
  • Custom matching teak tray on entertainment center top
  • Overhead low voltage lighting
  • Indirect mood lighting
  • Partial canvas carpet runner
  • Storage under settee cushions

Entertainment Electronics

  • Integra tuner/amp
  • Sony 5 disc DVD/CD changer
  • Sea Tel satellite TV system
  • Directv receiver
  • Speaker selection system
  • JVC 27" TV behind closed doors


The peninsula galley counter gives an open feel to the salon.  The dinette seating and teak dining table easily seat 4.

  • GE refrigerator/freezer
  • 2 burner Princess Ceran cooktop
  • Exhaust vent
  • Sharp Carousel convection microwave
  • In-sinkerator disposal
  • Instahot hot water dispenser
  • Grohe faucet with sprayer
  • Water tank level gauge
  • Teak cabinetry and drawers for galley storage
  • Storage under dinette couch


  • Laundry center with Kenmore washer and Kenmore dryer
  • Canvas carpet runner
  • Standard VHF radio
  • Central vacuum outlet
  • Overhead low voltage lighting
  • Smoke and CO detector
  • Wrapped hatch carpet installation
  • Lighted bilge access

Master Stateroom

The master stateroom is amidship to starboard and features a pedestal queen bed and ensuite head with stall shower.  There is a dressing/makeup table with stool, a large overhead hatch and abundant storage.

  • Cruisair airconditioning with reverse cycle heat and SMXII control
  • Overhead low voltage lighting
  • Reading lamps
  • Teak nightstands with Formica tops and storage below
  • Overhead reading lights in soffit
  • Mirror behind Ultraleather and ultra suede headboard
  • Wallpaper
  • Teak hanging locker with raised panel doors and cedar lining
  • Drawer and cubby storage
  • Stereo speakers with volume control
  • Sharp flat panel TV
  • Directv receiver
  • Sony CD/DVD changer

Master Head

  • Vanity with storage under
  • Large upper vanity storage cabinet with mirrored doors
  • Fiberglass stall shower
  • Vinyl flooring
  • Wallpaper border
  • Head Hunter head system
  • Exhaust fan
  • Air conditioning vent
  • Towel bars and hook
  • Decor pictures
  • Low voltage lighting and shower light
  • 110V receptacle

Forward Guest Stateroom

The forward stateroom is clearly custom.  The upper/lower bunks crossover at the foot and offer an open bunk for each guest.  This stateroom has private access to the forward guest head for complete privacy.

  • Custom arrangement with crossover bunks
  • Cruisair airconditioning with reverse cycle heat and SMXII controls
  • Overhead low voltage lighting
  • Stereo speakers with volume control
  • Reading lamps
  • Mirrored forward bulkhead
  • Overhead hatch
  • Private access to guest head

Forward Guest Head

The forward head can be private to the forward stateroom or accessed from the companionway via a second door for dayhead use or by the port stateroom guests.

  • Vanity with storage under
  • Upper vanity storage with mirrored doors
  • Decorative wallpaper border
  • Vinyl flooring
  • Overhead low voltage lighting and shower light
  • Fiberglass stall shower
  • Head Hunter head system
  • Exhaust fan
  • Airconditioning vent
  • Decor and pictures

Port Guest Stateroom

The port stateroom features upper/lower bunks, hanging locker, and drawer storage.

  • Upper/lower berths
  • Overhead low voltage lighting
  • Overhead hatch
  • Hanging locker with raised panel door
  • Air conditioning vent with fan speed control and vent
  • Stereo speakers with volume control



  • Pompanette tuna chair with backrest rocket launcher and bait tray with drawer
  • Cockpit freezer
  • Bait prep sink with sprayer
  • Tackle storage drawers
  • Cockpit engine room access
  • Aluminum ladder to flybridge with Teak step treads
  • Large flybridge overhang
  • Teak deck
  • 2 boarding step boxes with teak lids
  • 50 Amp shore power cord with Glendenning cablemaster
  • TV/Telephone inlet
  • Raw water washdown faucet
  • Fresh water washdown faucet
  • Shore water inlet
  • Transom door and gate with boarding handles
  • 4 gunnel rod holders
  • Cockpit indirect lighting under gunnels
  • Stereo speakers with volume control
  • Courtesy lights overhead
  • Grab rails on flybridge haunches
  • Grab handles at salon door
  • In deck fishbox with macerator
  • Cockpit cover


  • Rupp triple spreader outriggers
  • Aluminum bow rail
  • Bow pulpit
  • Windlass 
  • Fender racks
  • Liferaft
  • Grab rails under flybridge for assistance going forward
  • Navigation lights
  • Covers for fighting chair and helm chairs


  • Viking factory hardtop
  • Overhead u shaped handrail under hardtop
  • Quartz lights
  • 3 sided enclosure with EZ2CY in front panels
  • 110V outlet
  • Flybridge bench seating with storage under
  • Overhead electronics box
  • Teaser reels
  • Pompanette teak ladder back helm chairs with 4" stainless pedestals and footrests
  • Helm chair covers
  • Rocket launcher on aft rail with 6 rod holders
  • Hynautic hydraulic controls

Flybridge electronics

  • 4 stereo speakers
  • Jensen stereo
  • Furuno FCV 585 LCD sounder
  • Flo Scan fuel flow meters
  • Furuno radar
  • Northstar 6100i GPS plotter 12"
  • Northstar 6000i GPS plotter 8"
  • Simrad AP25 autopilot
  • Furuno FI-50 multi function with temp
  • ICOM M-302 VHF with remote speaker
  • ICOM SSB 700 Sideband
  • Rayline spotlight
  • Frigibar refrigerator w/seat cushion

Engine Room/Mechanical/Electrical

  • MAN D2840 LE401 820 HP diesels 
  • Onan 15 KW generator with 3350 hours
  • Racor fuel filters for main engines
  • Racor fuel filter for genset
  • Engine room gauge package
  • 12 and 24 VDC systems with 2 battery chargers and 12V alternator and 24V alternator
  • Waterlift mufflers
  • Bronze seacocks with emergency Y valves
  • Oil change system for engines and generator
  • Village watermaker
  • Fresh water system with Head Hunter water pump, filter, water heater and fiberglass water tank
  • Engine room blowers
  • Circulation fans
  • Fire system
  • Dripless packing shaft seals
  • 110V and 220V AC power system with Isoboost transformer
  • Fuel prime pumps
  • Engine and boat alarm system
  • Automatic bilge pumps
  • Bennett trim tabs


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