JAWS II Refit – Electrical

The 50′ Viking Princess is a luxurious high-performance mid-sized English motor yacht. It is a very popular and classic model with a long production run from 2001-2010.

Viking Sport Cruiser 50
ABOVE: JAWS II visiting Stuart, Florida in February 2017. Refit incomplete.

Follow JAWS II major refit of over $450,000 spent during 2015-2017. JAWS II is a 2002 50′ Viking Princess flybridge motor yacht. This model is also called a Viking Sport Cruiser. Refit is a boating term used to describe repairs or renovation.

Email Sailing@RyeYC.org for price.*
Located: Mamaroneck, NY (North side of Western Long Island Sound)
*(List price of a comparable 2017 Viking Princess is $1,800,000).

An Explanation of names: Viking Yachts, Princess Yachts and Viking Sport Cruisers (VSC)

In 1995 Viking Yachts, legendary for building sport fishing boats, saw increasing U.S. demand for a sporty European motor yacht. Viking partnered with the high-end U.K. builder, Princess Yachts, to bring their boats into the U.S. under the Viking brand. It was named the Viking Sport Cruiser (VSC). Thus in 1996 the first Viking Sport Cruiser was imported into the U.S. By the later 1990’s this collaboration expanded to 13 models from 40′ to 84′. Beginning in model year 2011 Viking and Princess changed the Viking Sport Cruiser name back to Princess Yachts for all boats imported into the Western Hemisphere. As of 2017 Viking Sport Cruisers continues as the distributor under the Viking Yachts umbrella to import Princess Yachts.

JAWS II Refit – Table of Contents:
1 – Home Page – 50′ Viking Princess Yachts
2 – General Photos and Layout
3 – Twin Turbocharged Volvo Penta Diesels
4 – Generator, Drive Shafts and Props
5 – Electrical
6 – Plumbing
7 – Exterior
8 – Interior
9 – About the Owner

Flybridge lights on a 50' Viking Princess Yachts
Ten lights were added to the flybridge of this  50′ Viking Princess Yacht
Flybridge lights on a 50' Viking Yachts
A dimmer switch was also added.
50' Viking Princess Yachts flybridge lighting
Flybridge lights were also added aft below the lounging pads (that were removed for this photo).
Light switch on FB for 10 courtesy lights
Light switch on FB for 10 courtesy lights.
New Bennett trim tab buttons on FB
New trim tab buttons are being installed on FB.
New trim tab buttons installed on flybridge
New trim tab buttons installed on flybridge.
New compass for flybridge
New compass for flybridge.
Replaced high load 24V relay
Replaced high load 24V relay.
Replaced reading light in master stateroom
Replaced reading light in master stateroom.
Replaced reading light in master
Replaced reading light in master.
Replaced LED driver for rope lights below bed in master stateroom
Replaced LED driver for rope lights below bed in master stateroom.
Corroded anchor windlass
Corroded anchor windlass will be replaced. Many photos of boats for sale show a shiny windlass. Open the locker and look underneath to see the real condition.
Removed old anchor windlass
Removed old anchor windlass.
New Lewmar anchor windlass installed
New anchor windlass installed.
New Lewmar anchor windlass installed
New Lewmar anchor windlass installed.
Replaced light switch in master head
Replaced light switch in master head.
New exhaust fan in master head
New exhaust fan in master head
Replaced water tank gauge.
New water tank gauge
New water tank gauge.
Replaced water tank level sender
Replaced water tank level sender.
Replaced work light in engine room
Replaced work light in engine room.
Repaired cockpit lights
Repaired cockpit lights.
Princess Yachts Viking Yachts hailer
Planning hailer replacement.
New hailer on Viking Sport Cruiser brow
New hailer and new searchlight.
Viking Sport Cruiser
All wiper blades replaced.
50 Viking Sport Cruiser Princess
HVAC control board for salon was replaced.
Bilge pumps on Viking Sport Cruiser
#5 & 6 bilge pumps & switches are replaced.
50 Viking Sport Cruiser repairs
Waterproof Deutsch Connectors are used whenever possible including the bilge pumps.
The original lower helm. Instrument brands included Garmin, Raytheon, Northstar and Simrad Robertson. They were not compatible. The burl wood panels and most instruments will be replaced so that they can be networked using only Garmin products. Lastly note the black plastic steering wheel hub with the Viking logo. That bothers me!
Princess Yachts 49
Note the black plastic steering wheel hub with the Viking logo has been replaced with teak to match the steering wheel.
Volvo Penta engine wiring harnesses
This is the inside of the lower helm dashboard. It is seen from the VIP stateroom after removal of ceiling panels.
50' Viking Sport Cruiser lower helm electronics.
Two Volvo 4″ digital engine displays (bottom left) were added to the lower helm. They provide a lot of info on both engines. The hole above is waiting for the installation of a backup camera monitor. New Icom VHF is seen to the right of the steering wheel. A new 12″ Garmin touchscreen GPS/chartplotter/radar replaced the 10″ model. A convenient joystick control for the GPS was installed just to the left of the steering wheel. Note a new Garmin autopilot and depth finder installed just above the steering wheel.
Viking Yachts flybridge dashboard
The original flybridge dashboard. It had two black aluminum dash panels that were beginning to blister. In addition it had different brands of instruments that were not networked. Lastly note the black plastic steering wheel hub with the Viking logo.
Princess Yachts 49
All electronics, gauges, switches and dashboard panels on the flybridge are being replaced. All wiring was completely removed and replaced from the FB to the engines and/or the lower helm. This includes new throttles and wiring harnesses directly to the engines. The black plastic steering wheel hub has been replaced with teak to match the steering wheel.
50' Princess Yacht
This is the original wiring behind the flybridge dashboard. It is seen through the large opening above the steering wheel where the top dash panel was removed.
50' Viking yacht
This is the new wiring being placed. Drip lines were also installed to take water away from the dashboard.
Princess Yachts flybridge dashboard
Two new burl wood panels with new gauges are being fabricated at the shop.
Princess Yachts flybridge
The flybridge helm is almost complete. Note two burl wood dash panels replace the original black aluminum. On the lower left is a new stereo offering music separate from the salon below. A new Icom repeater is just below the stereo. A new 12″ touchscreen Garmin GPS/chartplotter/radar was installed in the lower dash panel. The Volvo Penta throttles to the right of the wheel, and the wiring harnesses to the engine room, are new. The new Garmin units just above the wheel are not yet permanently installed. Compare this picture to the original dashboard above.
Princess Yachts new electrical wires.
Rewiring a 50′ Princess Yacht.
Princess Yachts 50
Princess Yachts electrical rewiring the entire flybridge.
Princess Yachts
New wiring harnesses are being installed from the flybridge to both engines.

JAWS II Refit – Table of Contents:
1 – Home Page – 50′ Viking Princess Yachts
2 – General Photos and Layout
3 – Twin Turbocharged Volvo Penta Diesels
4 – Generator, Drive Shafts and Props
5 – Electrical
6 – Plumbing
7 – Exterior
8 – Interior
9 – About the Owner