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March / April 2018


    Grady-White’s new Canyon 456 features the exclusive Sea Command Center helm with four individual electronically adjustable seats with fold-down footrests. CZone digital switching technology enables one-touch control of on-board systems including power, electrical, lighting, heat, air conditioning and seacocks. Grady-White’s sea chest raw water reservoir allows remote electronic control for livewells, generator, air conditioning, washdowns and more. The entire helm area features an AV2 T-top with an integrated wraparound windshield, electronic side windows and large overhead hatch and a built-in SureShade electronically retractable cockpit shade plus 10 rod holders and LED spreader lights forward and aft. Forward of the cabin there are two large plumbed and insulated boxes to port and a huge 210-quart box starboard.
    The Command Center complements the cockpit thanks to the aft-facing fishing station, with dedicated air conditioning/heating vents and seating for three. The middle seat sports a flip-up bolster that serves as a lean bar. Tackle storage is spacious and portside there’s a sink with an adjustable pull-out faucet hose while the starboard side has an outdoor galley featuring a refrigerator and grill. Twin livewells are in the transom adjacent to the large aft refrigerated/freezer fish box and there’s also room below for a Seakeeper gyro stabilizer to give added comfort. The console cabin features a galley with Corian countertops, microwave, stainless steel sink and a cooktop are located amidships on the starboard counter, with a refrigerator drawer below. Forward center, there’s a dining table with seating for four. Lower the table for a forward berth that sleeps two. The large console head is starboard and includes a lighted, mirrored glass cabinet over the stainless steel sink, and a shower with teak floor. Contact: Grady-White at 252-752-2111 or visit www.gradywhite.com.

Grady-White Canyon 456

LOA: 45'
Beam: 14’
Draft: N/A
Fuel Capacity: 616 gallons
Water Capacity: 80 gallons


    Viking’s new 44 Open excels as both a hardcore sportfishing boat and a comfortable cruising yacht. The command deck features Viking’s signature tournament-proven centerline forward helm with raised molded fiberglass console that holds a full electronics suite. Recessed compartments accommodate radios and additional equipment, plus accessory switches and controls. Like all Vikings, the 44 Open can be appointed with custom Atlantic Marine Electronics’ packages for navigation, communication and entertainment accessories. Other command deck features include Costa Clear enclosure and three adjustable pedestal seats. A table accompanies a four-person L-shaped lounge while the port console holds refrigeration and stowage. Outfitted with a custom-designed and built Palm Beach Towers’ tuna tower, the 44 Open comes ready to fish with a second complete helm with additional electronics, fiberglass buggy top and Rupp outriggers.
    A sliding companionway door leads to the climate-controlled salon with starboard-side galley opposite an L-shaped lounge with a dinette table, teak cabinetry, Corian countertops, electric range, separate under-counter refrigerator and freezer units and microwave/convection oven. Other amenities include a stereo system and flat-screen TV. The forward master stateroom has an island queen bed with storage underneath, maple-lined hanging locker, flat-screen TV and access to the head and shower. The aft stateroom to port features a double berth, maple-lined hanging locker and other stowage areas. The 119-square-foot cockpit has mezzanine seating with freezers below, transom live well, walk-through transom door, tackle stowage, step-box coolers and in-deck fish and stowage wells. The 44 Open is also engineered to fit a Seakeeper gyro stabilizer. Contact: Viking Yachts at 609-296-6000 or visit www.vikingyachts.com.

Viking 44 Open

LOA: 45' 1"
Beam: 16' 4"
Draft: 3' 10"
Fuel Capacity: 845 gallons
Water Capacity: 120 gallons