The following is a reprint from “The Viking View” newsletter of Viking Yachts, Inc.
The 88,000 square-foot Viking Mullica facility opened in late summer with a dedicated team of Viking shipwrights in our satellite plant and launched full speed ahead to build its first new model, the 37 Billfish. Scheduled to be unveiled at our 21st annual VIP Boat Show Preview at the Viking Yacht Service Center in Riviera Beach, Florida, on February 3-4, 2017, the 37 Billfish will break new ground in its class as a sporty convertible and so much more.
The rendering displays classic day boat styling and purpose, both as a canyon runner and a sailfish tournament marauder. With features including a center console helm station on the flying bridge, an 84 square-foot cockpit with a transom live well and split mezzanine seating with built in tackle stowage and a bait freezer, the 37 Billfish is all business when the lines go in the water.
Yet when the fishing rods are put away, the salon beckons with comfort and features that transform the 37 Billfish into the resolute family cruiser. A convertible dinette and lounge provide shelter and relaxing room, and the lower helm station is an added plus for northern anglers wanting to extend their season, as well as southern anglers that prefer extra protection from the sun and tropical heat. But it is when you go below, that the 37 Billfish really turns on its charm with a spacious stateroom and an island queen bed forward, a fully equipped galley, a private head with a shower stall you’d expect to see on a 40-footer, and of course, Viking’s legendary attention to detail with its striking teak joinery.
The activity at Mullica is busy with three Billfish boats on one of the plant’s two production lines. This is hull number one, with our shipwrights a few days away the flying bridge being installed.
Hull number two set for a February delivery is moving through its mechanical and carpentry stages on schedule, and in short order will be crowned with its one-piece deckhouse assembly. Although carefully protected with cover material, you can appreciate the inherent beauty of its Haze Gray hull.
Like its bigger Viking siblings, hull number three showcases Stars and Stripes Blue, another popular choice. This 37 Billfish delivers in late February.
Waiting to join the line after the first Billfish gets launched in Mullica is hull number 4.
Looking into hull number 5, reveals a clear view of the boat’s internal structures, the stringers, egg-crating and the aft engineroom bulkhead.
Hull number six is taking shape with our Viglass team in lamination mode. Make a date to see the new Viking 37 Billfish at our VIP event, and again at the Yachts Miami Beach boat show February 16-20, 2017 on Collins Ave in Miami Beach.
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