JAWS II Refit – Plumbing

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

The three zone HVAC system drained into one central pipe and exited below the transom.
Exploration of the HVAC drainage system required opening panels provided by the manufacturer and also the creation of new access panels.
This was the condition of the main HVAC drain pipe aft of where the three HVAC zones merged in a manifold. It was only 15 years old.
This was the condition of the manifold where the three HVAC drain lines merged into one large drain pipe. It was only 15 years old.
Creating access to replace all of these lines took a lot of time.
New access panels were created from the origin below the galley floor where all three HVAC units are located and everywhere aft.
A boat surveyor will not perform this type of invasive investigation before a boat is purchased. However consider the water output of three HVAC units can exceed the capacity of all bilge pumps. It can lead to a boat sinking if an old pipe silently bursts behind an inaccessible bulkhead.

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