Viking Yachts: The Long and the Short of It

The Viking 37 Billfish
 The Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible
Viking co-founder Bill Healey has no shortage of infamous sayings that cut through the chaff when he is making a point about boat building. “The long and short of it” is one example and clearly describes two models we have under construction at both ends of our product spectrum.
The 37 Billfish is being built at our Viking Mullica facility, and even in its earliest stages has gathered quite a following with nearly half of the year’s production snapped up by eager buyers who appreciate the classic day boat style that best serves sport fishing fanatics.  Reminiscent of the popular Merritts and Rybovichs fawned over by the Palm Beach sailfish and Cat Cay tuna fishermen in the late 1950s and 1960s, the 37 Billfish is the heir apparent to a new chapter of fish boat history.
From bow to stern the 37 Billfish is about form and function. The slick hull and running surface are designed to slip through the water maximizing the response and performance from its twin diesel power. In the deckhouse, there is ample space for a convertible dinette, a lounge, good tackle stowage and even a lower helm station to extend both ends of the fishing season in northern climes, while providing comfort from the heat in tropical paradises like Costa Rica. The flying bridge is set up tournament fashion with a center console helm and flanking lounges. In the cockpit, it’s all fishy business with a transom door, transom live well, bait freezers and twin mezzanines.
With an amazing interior featuring a private stateroom forward, a well-equipped galley and a head and shower you’d expect to see on a 40-footer, the 37 Billfish easily transforms into a perfect family cruising yacht when the fishing rods are put away.
This galley module with lush Juno teak joinery bespeaks Viking‘s talented shipwrights. Look for the first 37 Billfish during the 21st Annual Viking VIP Boat Show Preview at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida, February 3-4, 2017, and later that month at the Yachts Miami Beach boat show.
At the opposite end, our flagship 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible is simply an amazing accomplishment.
A sprawling salon of epic proportions is captivating in every attentive detail to elegance and luxury.
The galley is appropriately equipped with world class appliances and conveniences, including bar stool seating.
For more formal dining affairs, seating for six beckons guests with attentive grandeur.
A strikingly beautiful master suite, one of five staterooms, is a lavish achievement featuring motor yacht ambiance.
The forward helm is complemented with an aft station for docking and fishing. Abaft the helm area, luxurious appointments create a second climate-controlled salon with raised seating, entertainment options, and endless water views.
The after-deck lounge with its extended flying bridge overhang is a sheltered conversation area with inviting accommodations for morning coffee and evening cocktails. Port side ladder steps provide outside access to the enclosed bridge. Port and starboard teak planked stairs lead to the cockpit.
A sizable mezzanine in the cockpit serves as a convenient observation perch with the deck providing access to refrigeration and freezer spaces, tackle stowage and passage to the engineroom and crew quarters.
With 238 square feet of cockpit space, the 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible is well equipped for serious tournament fishing and includes numerous amenities including a transom live well, a transom door, fish wells, a refrigerated drink box, gaff and tag stick stowage, rounded coamings, flush rod holders and more. To truly appreciate the Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible, please click here when you are ready for a personal virtual tour.
Please click here for information on the Murray Helm Chair Voluntary Recall. 

Contact Hank Sibley at hsibley@bluewateryachtsales.com or (804) 337-1945 for more information.

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Author: Hank Sibley Bluewater Yacht Sales

Hank Sibley hsibley@bluewateryachtsales.com Sales Professional Bluewater Yacht Sales Hampton, VA 804.337.1945 (Mobile) 757.788.7082 (Office) 757.723.3329 (Fax)

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