Viking takes engine rooms seriously. The 48 comes with twin MANs in 900 hp, 1,000 hp or 1,200 hp versions. Our test boat had the big guns, which have proved a popular option thanks to their blend of speed, efficiency and durability. The engine room itself has good access to all major components, including to the sides of the engines — not something every open fishing boat can say. When you combine the 48’s considerable engine mojo with a hull that has a sharp entry, a flat after section and molded running strakes that aid maneuverability and tracking, what you get is a yacht that can truly fly. Albeit, without a flybridge.