Viking Yacht Company has introduced the latest member of the Billfish family in late 2019: the 46 Billfish. The new boat is designed to excel as either an owner/operator or captained Viking, with comfortable amenities and reliable, economical inboard diesel power (twin 700 hp Cummins QMS 11 engines are standard; optional power includes 800 hp MAN I6s).
The 46 features a 140-square-foot cockpit and salon-like command deck with optional air conditioning. An oversize centerline day hatch provides quick access to the engine room and both outboard seating areas rise on hydraulic rams for maintenance throughout the engine room. Accommodations include a forepeak master, over/under bunks on the port side, a full galley and head with separate shower.
“Our history has been to give our owners room to grow within a particular Viking family of boats, whether you’re talking about our convertibles, our open express and sport boats or our motor yachts,” says Viking Design Manager David Wilson. “Now we’re simply following through with this type of product growth and diversity with the Billfish. We’re extremely excited, and are sure these boats will meet and exceed all expectations.”