Viking 46 Billfish

A high-quality midsize production sport-fisher

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Twin Cummins QSM11 715 hp diesels are standard power, with MAN I6-800 CRM 800 hp engines available as an option.Courtesy Viking Yacht Company

Viking Yacht Company is set to introduce the 46 Billfish during the boatbuilder’s 2019 dealer meeting, slated for Sept. 9-12 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The new boat is designed to excel as either an owner/operator or professionally captained Viking, with comfortable amenities and reliable, economical inboard diesel power.

The 140-square-foot cockpit features a laminated in-deck mounting plate for a fighting chair or rocket launcher. Features include: a cockpit bait freezer; in-deck insulated fish boxes with overboard drainage; a walk-through transom door and lift gate; and a transom fish box/livewell. Mezzanine-style seating flanks the centerline walkthrough, and there is refrigerated drink storage in the starboard mezzanine step. A 13.5kW genset provides power while away from the dock. Twin Cummins QSM11 715 hp diesels are standard power, with MAN I6-800 CRM 800 hp engines available as an option, as is a Seakeeper gyrostabilizer.

The boat’s flybridge is designed with a center-console walkaround helm with single-lever controls and power-assist hydraulic steering. Viking subsidiary Atlantic Marine Electronics can design and install a complete navigation and communication package for turnkey delivery.

“Our history has been to give our owners room to grow within a particular Viking family of boats,” says Viking Design Manager David Wilson. “Now we’re following through with this type of product growth and diversity with the Billfish series.”