Basic Information

Price: $469,000 USD
Builder: VIKING.
Category: Sport Fisherman, .
Model: Custom 50 Convertible w/Tower
Model Year: 1997
Year Built: 1997
Year Refit: 2012
Refit Type: Interior, Exterior, Mechanical
Vessel Top: Full / Tuna Tower

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



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

Speed, Capacities and Weight

Cruise Speed: 25
Cruise Speed RPM: 1900
Max Speed: 32 Knots
Max Speed RPM: 2300
Water Capacity: 208gal (787ltr)
Fuel Capacity: 805gal (3047ltr)


Total Cabins: 3
Total Berths: 3
Total Berths: 3
Sleeps: 6
Total Heads: 2
Captain Quarters: False
Head Room: 6.5

Hull and Deck Information

Hull ID: VKY50664G697
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Deck Material: Fiberglass
Hull Configuration: Modified V-Hull
Hull Designer: Bruce Wilson
Hull Color: Sky Blue
Hull Finish: Paint

Engine Information

Manufacturer: MAN
Model: D2840 LE401
Engine Count: 2
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Type: Inboard
Horsepower Engine 1: 820
Horsepower Engine 2: 820


Expiration Date: 7/30/2019 12:00:00 AM

Location of Vessel

Cape May, New Jersey United States



  • Complete Custom Interior & Exterior Refit 2012
  • Cockpit Mezzanine Seating
  • New Teak Covering Boards
  • Faux Teak Transom & Toe Rails
  • Complete Engine Rebuilds
  • New Generator

Over $300,000 spent on upgrades and custom features in 2012, making TOP NOTCH the nicest and most custom 50 Viking Convertible anywhere. Truly beyond compare!


During the last five years, TOP NOTCH has undergone a massive refit transforming her to an up to date truly custom tournament sport fish boat. Upgrades include reconfiguration of the cockpit adding an observation mezzanine lounge as well as teak covering boards, a faux teak transom and toe rails. The bow rail and pulpit have been removed, the hull painted with Alexseal Sky Blue polyurethane and topsides re-gelcoated eliminating any flaws to her finish. In addition to all new soft goods, the interior has also been updated to include a low profile galley with under counter Sub Zero drawer refrigeration and quartz countertops. The port side and forward staterooms have been converted to double berths and the laundry has been cleverly relocated to the port side companionway, aft of the stateroom with new front loading washer and dryer. 

All mechanical systems have been updated, rebuilt or replaced including a new generator in 2015. The main engines were completely overhauled in 2012, including main bearings, turbos, pistons and cooling system. All factory recommended services have been performed on a timely basis.

All navigation and entertainment electronics have also been updated.

TOP NOTCH is one of a kind and a pleasure to show.


  • L-shaped port side Ultra Leather settee w/storage beneath
  • Teak plank hardwood sole
  • Silhouette window shades
  • Raised panel high gloss teak cornice boards w/paisley fabric vertcal panels 
  • Raised panel high gloss teak cabinetry housing entertainment electronics, bottle storage and the electric panel
  • Bose Lifestyle entertainment system w/(4) Jewel Cube speaker arrays & center channel speaker
  • LG Blueray DVD player
  • DirecTV receiver
  • Insignia 40″ LED TV
  • Overhead recessed LED lights


The galley on TOP NOTCH was completely reconfigured. The original upright refrigerator freezer was replaced with four SUB Zero refrigerator and freezer drawers. New raised panel high gloss teak cabinetry was added as well as new quartz countertops. 

  • (2) Sub Zero 700BR refrigerator drawers
  • (2) Sub Zero 700BF freezer drawers
  • GE Profile microwave convection oven w/stainless steel face
  • (2) burner Eurokera Forceio ceramic cooktop w/quartz cover
  • Quartz countertops
  • Corian sink w/Grohe spray faucet
  • Insinkerator garbage disposal
  • (4) raised panel teak faced storage drawers
  • (2) under counter storage cabinets, overhead storage cabinet
  • L-shaped Ultraleather dinette seating w/high gloss teak table w/cover

Master Stateroom

  • Queen size berth w/storage drawers beneath
  • Built in night stands w/marble tops, (2) storage drawers each
  • Custom teak headboard w/compass rose inlay
  • Custom bed spread, throw pillows & shams
  • (2) Copper port (red) & starboard (green) ship's lantern table lamps
  • Built-in dresser w/(6) storage drawers & marble top
  • Built-in dressing/makeup table w/stool, mirror 
  • Double door cedar lined hanging locker
  • Full length mirror mounted on door to head
  • Overhead hatch
  • (2) stereo speakers
  • Carpeted sole

En-Suite Bath 

  • VacuFlush fresh water toilet
  • Stall shower w/bi-fold sliding glass door
  • Vanity w/solid surface counter & molded in sink, storage cabinet beneath
  • Mirrored medicine cabinet
  • Exhaust fan
  • Wood laminate sole

Port Guest/Crew Stateroom

The port side guest stateroom upper & lower bunks were removed in favor of a full width double berth which lifts up to access custom rod storage outboard. The companion way washer and dryer are tucked under the berth inboard.

  • Double berth w/lift-up custom rod storage beneath
  • Custom glen plaid bedspread w/shams
  • Cedar lined hanging locker
  • (2) overhead storage lockers
  • Marble shelf
  • JVC 20″ LCD TV w/DVD player
  • Carpeted sole


Aft of the port side guest/crew stateroom a removable teak panel reveals the Ariston stainless steel faced washer and dryer.

  • Splendide Ariston stainless steel front loading 24″ washer
  • Splendide Ariston stainless steel front loading 24″ dryer
  • Teak veneer panel to hide washer dryer
  • Central vacuum outlet
  • Carpeted sole
  • Access to forward guest/day head

Forward Guest Stateroom

The forward stateroom has also been customized, replacing the upper & lower berths with a double berth offset to starboard which lifts to access a large storage area. This stateroom has private access to the guest/day head.

  • Double berth offset to starboard w/lift-up storage below
  • Cedar lined hanging locker
  • Overhead hatch
  • (2) stereo speakers
  • Table lamp
  • Toshiba 20″ LCD TV
  • Forward access to anchor locker

Guest/ Day Head

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

  • VacuFlush freshwater toilet
  • Stall shower w/bi-fold sliding glass door
  • Vanity w/solid surface counter & molded in sink, storage cabinet beneath
  • Mirrored medicine cabinet
  • Exhaust fan
  • Wood laminate sole

Cockpit and Fishing Equipment

  • Custom aft facing observation mezzanine lounge w/Ultra Leather cushions, teak sole & storage beneath
  • Engine room access starboard side mezzanine
  • Refrigerated drink box in salon step for direct access from cockpit
  • Custom varnished teak salon door w/frameless window
  • (4) recessed LED blue lights in extended flybridge mezzanine overhang
  • Bluewater varnished teak tuna chair w/ (4) rod rocket launcher & cushions
  • Teak covering boards w/(2) flush mount rod holders
  • Non-skid cockpit deck
  • Self bailing cockpit w/large cockpit scuppers
  • Stainless steel cleats & recessed hawse pipes
  • Starboard transom door
  • Fiberglass boarding box w/lift up top & storage
  • Cable TV & telephone connections
  • Dockside water connection
  • Fresh & raw water washdowns
  • In deck removable fish box w/pump out & Eskimo ice dump
  • Lazzarette hatch w/access to steering, trim tabs & drain pumps
  • Live bait well
  • LED cockpit rope lighting under coaming
  • Anodized aluminum ladder to flybridge w/nonskid treads
  • Pipewelders tuna tower w/fiberglass buggy top
  • Rupp Tournament Ruppriggers™ triple spreader outriggers (new 2012)
  • Rupp center rigger (tower)
  • (8) rod holders on aft rail flybridge
  • (6) rod holders port & starboard tower legs
  • (3) rod holders tower


  • Murray Brothers varnished teak ladder back helm & companion chairs w/ultra leather cushions
  • 3 side Cool2sea™ enclosure
  • Custom air cooled Frigibar AC bait freezer, forward starboard
  • Teak helm pod w/Rybo style single lever controls
  • Recessed electronics box in console w/see-through lift up acrylic lid
  • Pipewelders hardtop w/tuna tower
  • Forward & port side lounge seating w/Ultraleather cushions, rod storage beneath
  • Extended flybridge cockpit overhang 
  • Miya Epoch electric teaser reels
  • Fresh water outlet

Hull and Deck Equipment

  • Hull painted w/Alexseal Sky Blue (2012)
  • Topsides re-gel coated (2012)
  • Faux teak transom & tow rails w/(10) coats clear coat
  • (4) underwater lights (blue)
  • International navigation lights
  • (2) quartz spreader lights (tower)
  • Frameless windows
  • (3) Bomar hatches on foredeck
  • Custom painted salon forward window mask
  • Anchor locker w/access from foredeck
  • Stainless steel bow, spring, & stern cleats
  • Side mounted powder coated aluminum grab rails

Electronics, Navigation Equipment

  • Simrad NSE 12 GPS chart plotter, Multi Function Display
  • Simrad NSE 8 GPS chart plotter, Multi Function Display
  • Garmin 7212 GPSMap Multi Function Display
  • Furuno radar
  • Simrad AP28 autopilot
  • Icom IC-M605 VHF transceiver w/ Commandmic
  • Icom IC-M604 VHF transceiver w/Commandmic
  • Northstar 6100 Multi Function Display (Tower)
  • Autopilot control head (Tower)
  • Icom VHF radio (Tower)
  • Fusion MS-UD750 marine digital media receiver w/Bluetooth & smart phone dock
  • (6) JL Audio speakers, (2) JL Audio subwoofers
  • ACR RCL100 remote searchlight
  • Ritchie Powerdamp 5″ compass
  • KVH Tracvison 4 satellite TV system 

Engine Room and Mechanical Equipment

  • 10 cylinder, 820 mhp MAN diesels w/2500 hours since major overhaul (all factory recommended services current)
  • Cruisair/Dometic 600 lb per day Eskimo ice machine plumbed to cockpit fish box
  • Mathers MicroCommander electronic engine controls
  • ZF 350 reduction gears w/1.581:1 ratios
  • Racor primary fuel filters
  • Oil change system for main engines, gears & generator
  • SeaFire automatic/manual fire suppression system
  • Engine room circulation fans & extraction blowers
  • Automatic/manual bilge pumps
  • AC fresh water pump w/Water Worker expansion tank & pressure reducing valve w/gauge
  • Sealand VacuFlush sanitation system
  • Raritan quick recovery hot water heater (2012)
  • Cruisair reverse cycle air conditioning system
  • Central vacuum system
  • LED engine room lights
  • Fresh water outlet
  • Fuel priming pumps for main engines
  • Dripless shaft & rudder seals

Electrical Equipment

  • Onan 17 kW generator in sound shield w/1000 hrs. (new 2015)
  • 110V/220V AC electrical system
  • 12V/24V DC electrical system
  • Sentry 25 amp 24V battery charger
  • Charles Industries 40 amp 12V battery charger
  • Battery parallel switch
  • Bonded electrical system w/grounding plate
  • 50 amp shore power cord on Glendinning Cablemaster
  • Isolation transformer

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