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Tooled up: Inside the Allen Exploration fleet

Tooled up: Inside the Allen Exploration fleet

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Viking 52 Open Express

Gigi has a nifty 11.9 metre SeaVee centre console, with triple Mercury Verados, that is rigged for fishing, a custom RIB for diving and sub operations, and Axis carries flat boats. But Carl, an avid fisherman, likes the Viking 52 Open Express. Based on the Viking 52 Convertible hull, it’s American made, sturdy and fast, and keeps the captain close to the action on its 13.2m2 cockpit with mezzanine. “That’s where I really do my fishing,” Allen says. It’s called Frigate. “Frigate birds go looking for blue marlin and that’s what we do.” It’s available for charter separately, but it also goes with the fleet.

“My stepdad was always into convertible fishing boats, and whenI got my wife on the water, it was one of these things where I could have my fish and eat it too.”

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