The new Viking 37 Billfish was designed to emulate the historic Merritt and Rybovich day boats of that by gone era. The Viking 37 Billfish raises the bar on the memory of these classic vessels with slick, contemporary styling and modern and more durable materials to offer better performance, easier maintenance and attractive overnight accommodations.
The day boat style offers unfettered access to the 86 square-foot cockpit equipped with a bait freezer, tackle stowage, a transom door with a lift gate, insulated fish boxes and a transom live well. The salon features a comfortable U-shape dinette and hi-lo fiberglass table, which converts to a bunk, opposite a cushioned lounge. At the end of the day, there is plenty of room to relax in a comfortable environment, a significant element missing from today’s wide open large center console boats.
The Viking 37 Billfish has spacious, air conditioned accommodations thanks to its nearly 14 feet of beam. The private stateroom in the bow can accommodate a single queen bed, or can be ordered with over and under berths. The L-shape galley features Corian countertops, a stainless-steel sink, an electric cooktop, a microwave/ convection oven, under counter drawer-style refrigeration, and spacious cabinetry.
Standard power is a pair of Cummins QSB 6.7 550 MHP diesels, which deliver a 30 plus knot cruise and a top end approaching 35 knots. Each engine and other critical machinery is located beneath electrically- actuated hatches in the command deck area.
The first Viking 37 Billfish will make its inaugural appearance at the 21st Annual Viking VIP Boat Show Preview in February 2017 at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida.