November 6, 2019

New Model: Viking 46 Billfish

Just after the Billfish appeared in the scene in around 2007, a few years later everyone was asking the same question, to make a bigger one.  A turn of events from a global recession to the sale of the Ocean Yachts brand led to Viking taking the molds from Ocean Yachts and a new Billfish was born in 2017.  Fast forward to 2019, and finally a bigger Viking 46 Billfish has arrived in flesh and fiberglass.  The Viking 46 Billfish will excel as either an owner/operator or captained sportfish cruiser. Offering simplicity and ease of maintenance, she’s a ready-to-go fishing machine equipped for inshore and offshore missions as well as a versatile cruising boat with reliable inboard diesel power.  The thirteen square meters cockpit has room for the entire crew or family. The cockpit sole is built with a laminated in-deck mounting plate for fighting chair, rocket launcher or table installations. Standard equipment and features include a cockpit bait freezer with upper tray, in-deck insulated fish boxes port and starboard with overboard drainage, a walk-through transom door and lift gate, a transom fish box and live well, rod holders, tackle storage and fresh and sea-water wash downs. Two-person, mezzanine-style seats flank the center-line walk through, and there’s refrigerated drink storage in the starboard mezzanine step, as well as ample general stowage throughout.  The 46 Billfish command deck can be completely enclosed and is climate-controlled. The command deck features a salon-like living area with a roomy U-shaped lounge and hi-lo table and a lounge that extends along the starboard side. Both seating areas hold rod storage underneath.  Like our legendary Viking convertibles, the 46 Billfish flybridge is designed with a tournament-style center console walk-around helm. The 46 Billfish has Palm Beach-style controls and power-assist hydraulic steering. Seating includes a single Release Marine teak chair, with a second helm chair available as optional, and lounges to port and starboard and a forward console seat. Rest up and recharge in the 46 Billfish’s air-conditioned cabin. Featuring high-gloss teak cabinetry and custom Amtico flooring, the fully appointed starboard-side galley has an L-shaped Corian counter-top, a two-burner electric stove, a microwave/convection oven, cabinet storage and under-counter drawer-style refrigeration with a built-in ice maker. The private head, which is conveniently located immediately to port of the companionway stairs, has a large walk-in shower with satin nickel fixtures, an attractive Corian-topped vanity with sink and storage and a medicine cabinet with mirrored doors. Easily accessible upper and lower bunks on the port side await weary anglers, and there’s a hanging locker only a few steps away. The first-class accommodations continue in the private forward stateroom, with its island queen bed, a hanging locker, upper storage cabinetry and a flat-screen TV with stereo, speakers and DVD player.  The engineroom, lazarette and forward bilges are painted with Snow White Awlgrip for increased visibility and ease of maintenance. A large center-line hatch gives you quick access to the engines.  The Viking 46 Billfish is standard powered bt twin Cummins 715hp, while twin Man 800hp are available as optional.
Technical Data:
LOA - 13.97 m (45.6ft)
Beam - 4.67 m
Draft - 1.24 m incl propellers
Displacement - 19433 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 2392 l
Water Capacity - 375 l
Accommodation - four berths
Engines - 2 x Cummins QSM11 715hp, Man I6 800hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Construction - Resin infused Vinilester, end grain balsa and closed cell core used in selected area
Project - Viking Design Team headed by David Wilson

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