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1997 Viking Boats 43 express

Matagorda, Texas


This boat is special. Repower in 2015 with 600 hp Cummins QSC that now have approx 1000 hours. In 2018 it got a seakeeper, and a new 16 kw Northern lights generator. All electronics upgraded with extensive list. Full tower with Rupp double spreader outriggers. Not shown but included are a Release fighting chair, and a Release Rocket launcher.Also not shown in all pictures, cockpit and helm covered with custom Dekit Flooring in 2020.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $330,000
Make: Viking Boats
Model: 43 express
Year: 1997
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: VKY43236K697
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 43 ft
Length Overall: 43 ft
Beam: 15'3 ft
Min Draft: 4'3 ft
Dry Weight: 34,500 lb
Double Berths: 1
Twin Berths: 1
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSC
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 600hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Alloy
  • Year: 2015
  • Engine Hours: 1000
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSC
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 600hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Alloy
  • Year: 2015
  • Engine Hours: 1000
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 1,200hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 600 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 115 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Express Cruiser


Greg Keffer
Fox Yacht Sales-Four Gulf Coast Locations


Fox Yacht Sales-Four Gulf Coast Locations
203 West Cotter
Port Aransas, Texas, US, 78373
Tel:(361) 749-4870

1997 43 Viking Express with SEAKEEPER, Cummins repower

The ideal fishing platform made better! Repower with QSC 600 Cummins in 2015, motors now have around a thousand hours. Glendinning electronic controls in helm,cockpit, and tower. In 2018 Sea Keeper 6 installed. This is the model recommended for boats up to 24 tons, or 46 to 52 feet. Meaning more roll stabilization than typical installations. Two 16000 btu A/C’s keep the helm cool. All new Garmin electronics, with 2 8612 at helm, GSD 26 coupled to a Airmar 599 LH 3 kw chirp transducer, also a Simrad G07 for superior bottom contour, Garmin autopilot, 2 Garmin VHF at helm, and 1 in tower. Tower has a Garmin 7610. Has Eskimo icemaker, and Sea Recovery water maker.         Fusion stereo head unit connected to Wetsounds Sinister Amp, powering 2 10 inch subs, and 4 8 inch speakers. Garmin displays interfaced with engine room cameras, and FLIR MD 625 thermal vision for night running. This fishing machine is absolutely tricked out and turnkey!

Equipment list

2018 Northern Lights 16 kw genset, 450 hours

2018 Sea Keeper 6

2 Garmin 8612

Garmin 7610 Tower

Garmin 424 HD radar

GSD 26 with 3 KW Airmar 599 Transducer 

Garmin engine room camera

Intellian 4 Sat TV dome

Flir MD 625 Night Vision.

Coastal Commander 6 person Liferaft 

Hot water heater 2019

Insta Hot hot water

Eskimo Ice Maker

Sea Recovery water maker

Cockpit freezer

Lumitec underwater lights

Transom livewell

Fusion stereo with Wetsounds sinister amp with Wet Sounds 2 10 inch subwoofers, 4 eight inch speakers

Vacuflush head with separate enclosed shower

Queen bunk forward stateroom with double bunks on starboard salon

2 16000 BTU helm AC, Forward stateroom and Salon AC and heat

2 flatscreen TV


Kitchen Aid Freezer and refrigerator 

Full Palm Beach Tuna Tower, Rupp double spreader rigger, Release fighting chair, Release rocket launcher

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

Any questions please call  Greg Keffer, 979 557 9189 or email If there is something else you are looking for, I have a wealth of knowledge on what is available on the Texas Gulf Coast. I have 30 years experience in the yacht market, outboard powered offshore market, and bay boat market. There is never the perfect boat, but I can help find the closest match!

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