JAWS II Refit – Exterior

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

JAWS II in North Palm Beach. Princess Yachts Viking Yachts cockpit.
JAWS II has a new teak cockpit and swim platform. All outdoor cushions are new for the cockpit, flybridge and bow.
Strengthening bow frame before placement of a new black Bimini
Strengthening bow frame before placement of a new black Bimini.
New Bimini made of Ferrari Stamoid replaces Sunbrella.
New Bimini made of Ferrari Stamoid replaces Sunbrella. Note addition of four horizontal braces to frame. Two more braces are yet to be added.
Steering wheel on flybridge
The upper helm steering wheel is being reconditioned.
Old insulation in lazarette ceiling
Old insulation in lazarette ceiling
New insulation in lazarette ceiling
New insulation in lazarette ceiling
New insulation in lazarette above generator
New insulation in lazarette above generator
Blue tape before painting the flybridge
Blue tape before painting the flybridge
Painting the flybridge on a Viking Yacht
Painting the flybridge
New cockpit cover over new cockpit cushions.
New cockpit cover over new cockpit cushions. The cushions sit on top of new Dri-deck.
New flybridge dashboard cover.
New flybridge dashboard cover.
New Viking VSC flybridge dashboard cover.
New flybridge dashboard cover.
Viking Sport Cruiser repairs to main flybridge cover.
Repairs to main flybridge cover.
Viking Princess repairs to main flybridge cover.
Repairs to main flybridge cover.
Viking Yachts repairs to main flybridge cover.
Repairs to main flybridge cover.
Viking Sport Cruiser new cover for flybridge lounge pads.
New cover for flybridge lounge pads.
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The boat was hauled to completely remove the stainless steel rub rail.
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Stainless steel rub rail removed on the port side.
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Many bolts holding the rub rail were broken. All bolts were removed. The hull to deck joint was caulked. The stainless steel rub rail was replaced.
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The same thing is being done for the starboard side.

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