Unfortunately, my fishing luck held true for our 100-plus-mile trip out to the canyons off Ocean City, Maryland. We didn't see a fish the entire day. Of course, the day after I left, the Viking 61 fished the Ocean City White Marlin Open and caught a blue marlin over 700 pounds to win the event.
What I discovered working the cockpit was that I couldn't tell the difference between the cockpits of the 61 and the 65. Both have more than enough room for a half-dozen anglers and crew to work without getting into each other's way. In typical Viking fashion, the 61's cockpit could be described as sterile. No coolers are needed and no pipes, latches, mops, shoreline cables or gaffs remain in view. Viking even makes use of the step up to the salon, turning it into a refrigerated drink box.