About The "In XS" Our 47Ft Viking Convertible

Deep sea fishing charters on board the “In XS” a Viking 47ft Convertible sport fishing charter boat out of Key West.
47 ft Viking Convertible In XS

The “In XS” our sport fishing charter boat.

The Viking 47 Convertible is where luxury, speed and comfort meet tournament fishing capability. The “In XS” was designed and built to fish hard and be very comfortable doing it. Every day we leave the dock on our fishing charters we are tournament capable and ready. 

She is a 1995 Viking 47 Convertible sport fishing boat. This hull is well known for its speed and ability to raise fish. This hull from Viking was widely used in tournament marlin fishing throughout all the major fishing destinations in the past 20 years.  

She has gone through many upgrades and refits that are bringing her back to “good as new”. She is the fastest over 40ft Sportfishing full time charter boat in Key West with a 24kt cruising speed. 

Enjoy the dual air conditioned salon with all the comforts of home on board our 47Ft Viking.

The main room has full wrap around leather couch seating and dinette table with a full kitchen that includes microwave, garbage disposal, refrigerator and freezer. Stand alone ice maker 

There are 2 bathrooms. One in the guest quarters and the other in the master bedroom. Both are fully enclosed and also have full on stand up showers. 

We often say that this boat is a fishing boat with the amenities of your house. 

Powering our Viking 47 convertible are two very powerful twin turbo mechanical 680hp MAN Deisel engines. Meticulously maintained. They push the “In XS” to a cruising speed of 24kts and a wide open speed of 33kts or 38 MPH. 

July 2020 these engines had a complete major over haul. Balanced and blue printed turbos and all new exhaust from the manifolds back on both engines done by the MAN experts at Scott Marine Power an engine shop in Ft Lauderdale FL. 

No Smoke, no vibrations no issues. Just smooth operation. 

The “In XS” is complimented with all the trolling gear a deep sea fishing boat could need. We had brand new rods custom built by Rick Berry of Key Largo rods just for the In XS. New PENN International 12, 16 30w and 50W reels matched.

For bottom fishing she has DAIWA saltiga jigging rods and reels. Conventional and Spinners that have up to 50lbs of drag capable. 

Our DAIWA Saltist Reels are on our light spinning rods that  round out the compliment for reef fishing for yellowtail snappers, bailing dolphin and other fun fish.  

The outriggers are the best in the industry made by RUPP outriggers. Designed to troll right and pull teasers. 

The fighting chair is a Murray Brothers Popanette. Brand new and custom made for the “In XS” in 2020. 

Meet The

Owner and captain on board the “In XS”.

 Veteran of the United States Coast Guard and licensed captain since 1986

Steven Has been professionally fishing since 1994. Tournament proven winner flats fishing and reef fishing. His vision of the very successful charter service Dream Catcher Charters is alive and well in the “In XS”. 

Gennifer is the voice on the phone for all of our clients when they book with us on our Viking 47 Convertible and our many other fishing charters that we offer here in Key West. 

Gennifer also operates The Keys To Key West with a blog site all about Key West called The Key Wester.. Check it out.. 
Her facebook group is Visit Key West

Mate, Deckhand and Manager of the “InXS”.

Mike has a passion for fishing and makes sure the “In XS” is pretty and ready to roll taking care of the anglers along the way.  Mike is from Ft Lauderdale where he was an avid fisherman. Mike also works as a boat captain at Dream Catcher Charters on the backcountry fishing. 

Captain for the “In XS” and “Too Intense”. 

Capt Rob has been fishing Key West for over 20 years and has a passion for blue water deep sea fishing. A veteran of the United States Navy. Retired Chief. 

Manager of Dream Catcher Charters  Parent company of the “In XS”. 

Capt. Tommy specializes in inshore backcountry fishing charters and over sees the functionality of Dream Catchers. 

Veteran of the United States Army. 

Capt. Paulette is a passionate fisher person and loves the blue waters of the Gulf Stream. 

“P” or “Dori” fills in part time as the mate on our Viking 47 Convertible when she is not running our snorkeling / fishing charters.