The new 38 Open Billfish blends the sportiness and purpose-built practicality of the Billfish series with the versatile command-deck design of the Viking open express boat. She runs on the same modified V hull as the 38 Billfish, which has received rave reviews for its smooth dry ride and nimble handling at speed and when backing down.
A raised centerline command station gives the captain clear sightlines in all directions and is equipped with a fiberglass (or optional faux teak) help pod, power-assist hydraulic steering with stainless steel wheel and Palm Beach-style controls. The Cummins Inboard Joystick System brings a new level of confidence in close quarters and around the docks. Twin 16-inch multi-function displays anchor a complete Garmin package on hull No. 1.
A starboard-side companionway leads below, where you’re greeted with hand-finished, high-gloss teak and Amtico flooring in a soothing climate-controlled living area. A starboard-side sofa across from the galley seats up to four and can also be used as an additional bunk.
The Private head has a large walk-in shower with satin nickel fixtures and an attractive Corian-topped vanity with sink and storage.
Forward of the head and also on the port side, the galley has everything you need to prepare and serve meals: a Corian countertop, two-burner electric stove, microwave/convection oven, upper and lower cabinet storage with maple interiors and under-counter drawer-style refrigeration with built-in ice maker.Forward, the cabin is appointed with a lower double bunk and an upper single, along with lots of storage capacity — a maple-lined hanging locker as well as drawer and cabinet space.Like all Vikings, the 38 Open Billfish comes backed by our unbeatable customer service and the tremendous ownership benefits of the Viking subsidiaries Atlantic Marine Electronics and Palm Beach Towers that provide custom electronics and tuna tower installations, respectively.Our new 46 Billfish (above), 38 Open Billfish and the Valhalla Boatworks V Series made their debut at our annual Sea Trial Event in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Stay tuned for more photos and video of these exciting new models in future reports.
Viking Yacht Company, Route 9 “On the Bass River”, New Gretna, NJ 08224
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