Reel Pirate

Reel Pirate

Basic Information

Price: $309,000 USD
Builder: VIKING.
Category: Express, Sport Fisherman, .
Model: 50 Express
Model Year: 1999
Year Built: 1999

Bradford Marine Yacht Sales
Phone: 954-377-3900
Fax: 954-377-3901



LOA: 50' 0" (15.24)
LOD: 50' 7" (15.42)
Beam: 16' 4" (4.98)
Max Draft: 4' 9" (1.45)

Speed, Capacities and Weight

Water Capacity: 208gal (787ltr)
Holding Tank: 51gal (193ltr)
Fuel Capacity: 990gal (3748ltr)


Total Cabins: 1
Total Heads: 2
Captain Quarters: False

Hull and Deck Information

Hull ID: VKY50103C999
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Hull Configuration: Planing
Hull Color: Blue

Engine Information

Manufacturer: MAN
Model: D2840LE403
Engine Count: 2
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Type: Inboard
Propulsion Type: Direct Drive
Horsepower Engine 1: 1050
Horsepower Engine 2: 1050

Location of Vessel

Beaufort, North Carolina United States



View the Virtual Tour:

Don’t let the dock queen good looks fool you, the REEL PIRATE is a fishing machine! The REEL PIRATE is the popular 50 Open model that offers a spacious air-conditioned helm deck with triple Stidd chairs and a comfortable settee and drink table. ALL NEW ELECTRONICS at the helm and in the tower were installed at the end of 2017. A new TOTAL ENCLOSURE was installed in March of 2019 along with new cockpit bolster, new tower combing and seat cushion, and new tower electronics box cover. The interior finish and upholstery is in like-new-condition!

This boat has a full paint job completed in 2008 with light blue hull and white decks and superstructure. The single stateroom layout gives the interior more space while the pullman berth arrangement still provides the sleeping accommodations if needed.  Some of the more recent updates on this boat include a new Full Enclosure, covered bolsters, 17.5kW generator, Simrad autopilot, New Touch Screen Garmin GPS/Chartplotters, cockpit freezer compressor, live-well pump box, battery charger, and air-conditioning system updates. The motors have been regularly maintained including a 1000 hour service in October 2016.



This 50′ Viking Open has been updated & improved over the past
several years and will be a great fishing boat for it's next owner. In
May 2008 the boat had a complete paint job which additionally involved
freshening of all aspects of the exterior. Shining ice blue hull with
white rub rail and topsides, in 2011 the windshield frame was refinished white
and all new rubber. With a sleek, low-profile design this boat has an
attractive presence both at the dock and on the water. Perfect
for the owner who wants a substantial boat you can run
yourself without being separated from activities on deck or
in the cockpit.

Entering the cockpit you notice the coaming pads and a transom box before
passing the rocket launcher to go up three steps to the huge
temperature-controlled bridge deck. To the portside aft is a large
L-shape settee with triangular white fiberglass table in front. To the
starboard side is another smaller bench seating area and just forward a prep
center with rigging table, insulated drink box, and below a refrigerator with
mini-freezer. Three white/chrome Stidd adjustable helm & companion
chairs with footrests face the forward windshield. Track-to-track
enclosure fills hardtop to windshield top offering excellent vision in all
directions from every seat. U-zips open on the sides and aft panel
combined with two overhead hatches in the hardtop if fresh breeze is the choice
over the reverse-cycle air conditioning units. The hardtop has integral
lighting and custom overhead hanging rod storage beneath. The helm has
all electronics low and facing the captain with a fiberglass helm pod
topped by a chrome bezelled analog instrument cluster, single lever
controls and a aluminum custom wheel. Just to the right the
smoked plexi and white metal framed door slides open to enter
the cabin.

Four steps down into the well appointed interior with teak and holly
Amtico flooring throughout with neutral bound-edge tight berber carpeting
secured on all traffic surfaces. Two comfortable settees
are cocoa leatherette covered and the larger L-shape to the portside
forward has a high-low table that serves it. The galley with
white Corian bullnose countertop is aft and has
under-counter refrigeration, hideaway stovetop
and molded sink. Cabinets, table and doors are
Viking hi-gloss finished and are in excellent condition. 
Immediately to the starboard side upon entry is a convenient day
head, followed going forward by the A/V cabinet. Above the galley is a
newer flat panel TV which is attached to a door that opens
with a storage cabinet behind it. The starboard side
settee has a pullman berth that drops down to make bunks when
needed. Moving forward there is a door to the stateroom and just to
the left a door to the head. The stateroom has a centerline
queen berth with drawer storage beneath as well as lifting up for
additional storage forward. The stateroom has a cedar-lined
hanging locker, flat-panel TV, separate A/C zone with digital control, and
doored & shelf storage either side outboard. There is a
private entry door to the head which has a good-sized shower with seat, molded
solid-surface vanity top with mirrored medicine cabinet above. The cabin
gets natural light and ventilation through three overhead deck hatches, one in
the stateroom and two in the main cabin.


  • SubZero under-counter refrigerator & freezer units with cube icemaker
  • White Corian L-shaped countertop with molded sink and white wand-style faucet
  • Hideaway electric 2 burner Ceran-top stove with vent
  • In-sink garbage disposal 
  • Sharp Carousel microwave/convection oven in cabinet, white
  • Mirrored backsplash
  • Fresh water gauge
  • Cabinet & drawer storage
  • Storage under spring hinged settee seating
  • Teak triangular table at settee has slide beneath to adjust for dining
  • Central vacuum system under salon step


The master stateroom features a raised platform centerline queen berth with
teak cabinetry to either side and a mirrored headboard forward. A blue
& white tropical print bedspread is accented with shams and decor
pillows. Port & starboard cedar-lined hanging locker & storage
cabinet. There is also storage beneath the berth. There is a
private door to the head which has a mirrored medicine cabinet, neutral
colored solid surface vanity top with molded sink, and a good
sized shower stall. 


  • Dual 18 inch Garmin Touchscreen Displays 
  • Garmin 10 inch display in tower
  • Simrad Autopilot
  • Garmin Multi-function display at helm and in tower
  • 1kw Transducer CHIRP normal beam
  • 1kw Transducer CHIRP high/low wide beam
  • ICOM M-127 VHF at helm
  • ICOM M4242G VHF in tower with Dash Command Mic 
  • New Comrod VHF Antennae and Wire run
  • Fusion MS-NRX300 stereo system with I-pod plug 
  • JL Audio Speakers (4)
  • ACR 100 remote spotlight control
  • 12 Volt Auxiliary plug in
  • Bennett Trim Tab Control

Tower Electronics

  • Garmin 7608 GPS/Chartplotter/depthsounder
  • Garmin digital data display, depth, etc
  • Simrad AP remote
  • ICOM M-45 Vhf radio
  • Magnetic compass at both helms
  • All new antennas (4/10)

A/V Systems

  • Vizio LCD flat panel TV in salon
  • Dynex flat panel TV in master stateroom 
  • Panasonic AV control stereo system with CD and Ipod plug
  • Toshiba DVD player
  • Helm deck and cockpit speakers linked to Fusion unit

Deck Equipment and Hull

Boat was fully painted with white topsides and ice blue hull in May
2008. In April 2010 there was repaint & texturing of all non-skid
decks and in March 2011 a repaint (white) & new gasketing of the
windshield. Full tower (5-step) with molded hardtop over
helm-deck including overhead LED lighting & molded running lights. 
Those LED lights plus step light and under gunwale light can be color
selected to red/white/blue. The tower platform has molded spreader
lights (2 cockpit, 1 forward) and the buggy top is fiberglass. 
Tower station has a full helm with ZF controls (new 4/11), tachs, trim
tab controls, start-stops, compass & electronics. There is also a
bench seat with footrest and full belly band padding (new 1/19).

Factory pulpit
with aluminum bow rail, stainless anchor chute, Fortress anchor, chain
lead rode, and Simpson Lawrence electric, self-tailing, windlass with
remote control from helm and foot switches. Wrap-around windshield has
track-to-track NEW full enclosure (1/19) up to the hardtop and three
windshield wipers. Hatch gaskets and gas-shock rams (stainless
steel) throughout cockpit & helm deck replaced.

Helm Deck has
three Stidd white & chrome adjustable helm seats across the front. 
Two Cruiseair reverse-cycle air-conditioning units provide comfort. 
Viking helm pod is centerline with Palm Beach style stainless single
lever controls and upright electronics panel. Excellent visibility.

  • Eskimo crushed ice machine 
  • 110V house freshwater pump
  • Universal Aqua Tech watermaker 600/gal/day 
  • Full forward and side acrylic enclosure and easily removable, roll up back back panels
  • ACR spotlight 
  • Dual horns

Electrical System

  • Phasor 17.5Kw generator (2800 hours) with sound shield
  • 50amp shore power cord with Glendinning cable master
  • Charles Iso-Boost shore power voltage stabilizer
  • Mastervolt 24volt, 60-amp battery charger
  • Batteries in fiberglass boxes
  • Battery disconnect switches & parallel
  • Extra 110v GFI outlets added to helm deck 
  • LED rope lights in galley, under counters & stateroom
  • Raritan marine water heater 
  • Main electrical panel with digital voltage gauges
  • Electrical bonding system with ground plate

Fishing Equipment and Cockpit

An open-styled sportfish with a full-sized cockpit (140 square feet).
Tackle center forward has cockpit freezer, engine room entrance and
instead of the rigging sink there is a Kenyon electric grill. Electric
reel plugs beneath the coaming corners. Transom box is plumbed as a live
well, plus there is a under deck circular livewell on the portside. A
large under deck fishbox with 2 hatches and to the starboard side is an
Eskimo crushed ice bin (or second fish box). Fiberglass rocket launcher
with rigging tray on 4″ stanchion. Beneath the gunwales there are
stereo speakers & lighting. Hanging rod storage under hardtop &
in ER.

  • Transom door & gate
  • Lee triple-spreader outriggers, tower mounted 
  • Center rigger
  • Fiberglass rocket launcher
  • Cockpit coaming pads
  • Fiberglass step box
  • 10 rod holders in coaming
  • 6 rod holders on tower legs
  • 6 rod holders on aft edge of hardtop
  • Live
    well system with pump box, transom & under deck wells, plus two
    live well connections, one beneath each side of the cockpit
  • Gaff storage racks by Birdsall under gunwale
  • Fresh & Saltwater wash downs
  • (3) Ocean LED underwater lights (green)
  • Tackle drawers & shelf storage for Plano boxes

Mechanical Equipment

Twin 1050hp 10-cylinder MAN main engines have approximately 5800
total hours. Starboard engine was overhauled in March of 2010 and has
approximately 3200 hours since. October 2016 engines had a 1000hr MAN
service performed by Ingalls Marine Diesel. All service since has been
performed by Performance Marine Diesel Services. We have records and
receipts available upon request.

  • ZF engine controls with sync & trolling valves, updated 2011
  • Engine room gauge panel (at entranceway)
  • Racor dual primary fuel filters
  • Fuel priming pumps & transfer pump
  • Fuel is in two fiberglass tanks: 805 gallon main tank +185 gallon auxiliary tank forward
  • Oil change system
  • Engine room bilge blowers
  • Power assist steering
  • Trim tabs
  • Emergency crash pump engine intake valves
  • Holding tank with dockside & macerator pumpout
  • Heads are Vacu-flush fresh-water 
  • CruiseAir air conditioning with 4 units, 2 helm deck, 1 salon, 1 stateroom

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