September 6, 2016

Project: Viking 37 Billfish

Here is the project for a new Viking 37 Billfish, which is in reality a new badge and a lightly modified Ocean Yachts with the same name launched in 2008 and proving itself as a popular model since.  The story goes like this, when the neighboring Ocean Yachts went bankrupt at the end of 2015,  and the subsequent sale to Dr.Troicki this year, Viking bought the molds of this model. The Viking 37 Billfish will be powered by twin 550hp Cummins on shafts, a big alternative to the five power options offered on the Ocean which also included the choice of IPS pod propulsion.  As the Ocean, the Viking 37 Billfish will also feature two option for the interior layout, with choice of an island double or three berths forward.  Design wise the difference I can note in the project is a new side window profile.  With the new Bertram 35 finalizing production and this rebooted challenge from Viking we might see a new niche in this size for classic looking sport-fish yachts at around eleven meters in size.

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