Take a tour with John Leek, General Manager of Viking Yachts Mullica as we walk through the Viking 46 Billfish sportfish model. An excellent option for those looking to head offshore for some fishing and extended stays onboard. Read more now.
I am John Leek, General Manager of Viking Yachts Mullica. I’m here on our 46-foot Billfish, and I’d like to give you a tour. The 46-foot Billfish has a center console walk-around style helm. We implemented a flush, acrylic panel to recess our electronics and VOCO tech switches into for a clean flush look. This boat has a faux teak helm pod, Palm Beach style single lever controls with bow thruster buttons mounted into the controls. And we have glove boxes mounted port and starboard to house additional displays. And overhead, we have our radios, engine displays and other instruments. We have a single release home chair on centerline, optional chair can be added here on the starboard side as well. We have lounge seating port and starboard for additional guests and a comfortable spot facing forward in front of the console.
The 46-foot billfish has a 140 square foot cockpit that features mezzanine bench seating on the port and starboard we have a transom live well, two in deck fish boxes and generous lazarette access. With twin in deck fish boxes, you have plenty of room for all the fish you catch – this fish box is plumbed for an Eskimo ice dump which has tackle drawers built into the cockpit, makes it easy to keep everything you need close by, insulated storage – this is refrigerated. Portside mess box is an insulated storage for drinks or baits and under the seating is a bait freezer.
On the command deck of the 46 Billfish, we have lounge seating on the starboard and the port underneath the starboard seating is a long built-in rod box. On the portside, we also have an additional long built-in rod box. Both sides of these seating modules hinge open to give you engine room access, that’s one of the biggest features that differentiates us from anybody else in this type of boat.
One of the most important jobs on any boat is maintenance and the 46 Billfish makes maintenance easy with access in the engine room through the center hatch and also, through your large port and starboard seat hatches.
I’d also like to point out the headroom – I’m 6 feet 5 inches tall and you can see that we still have clearance with over 6 foot 7 inches of headroom. I can walk around the whole command deck comfortably. On the port side, we have built-in storage with slide-out drawers, make it easy to access things that are stored towards the back. We also have storage behind the television for bulkier items and we have a nice flush mounted TV on this teak panel.
The L-shaped galley is off to the starboard side and has all the amenities you need. The electrical panel is conveniently located right in the entryway near the galley.
One of our additional unique features on the 46 is the open bunk arrangement. Here in the main cabin is a private master stateroom forward with the queen-size berth, storage lockers and a television.
The 46 has a nicely appointed full head with a separate stall shower.
This boat was designed to suit customers who want to carry more people and go further offshore.