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The Viking Yacht Company has led the marine industry since 1964 in all aspects of boat design and construction, committed to producing innovative new yachts on a consistent basis. So it should come as no surprise that for every new Viking introduced, their in-house design and engineering teams have other models waiting for their turn in the spotlight. Such is the case with their Billfish series. It is with great pride that Viking introduces their 46 Billfish.
Viking's history has been to give their owners room to grow within a particular Viking family of boats, whether they're talking about Vikings convertibles, or their open express and sport boats or motor yachts. Now they’re simply following through with this type of product growth and diversity with the Billfish. Viking is sure these boats will meet and exceed all expectations.
The 46 Billfish will excel as either an owner/operator or captained Viking. 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.
Cockpit & Command Deck - The 140-square-foot 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 centerline walkthrough, and there’s refrigerated drink storage in the starboard Mezzanine step, as well as ample general stowage throughout.
The 46 Billfish’s Command Deck can be completely enclosed and is climate-controlled. It’s perfect for anglers who want to get off their feet and cool down as the boat moves from one spot to the next. 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 Viking's legendary Viking Convertibles, the 46 Billfish’s 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 (a second Helm chair is optional) and lounges to port and starboard and a forward console seat. Viking's subsidiary Atlantic Marine Electronics can build and install a complete package of navigation and communication equipment to deliver the boat turnkey ready.
Accommodations - 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 countertop, a two-burner electric stove, a microwave oven / 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.
Efficient and Durable - As Viking continues to develop the Billfish series, their building methods and materials have gained efficiency, which adds even more value to these boats. A modified vinylester resin is used in the entire hull skin. End-grain balsa and closed-cell foam are used as coring materials in selected areas for optimized strength and stiffness while minimizing weight. The integral fiberglass fuel tank, sealed to the hull with resin foam, is resin infused with balsa coring on all sides for stiffness. The hull-to-deck joint is mechanically fastened every three inches and fiberglassed inside.
Viking Engineering - The Billfish is designed and built with many of the same mechanical systems, components and technologies found on larger Vikings. Examples include the Delta-T Engine Room ventilation system and a fire suppression system that’s automatically or manually operated and tied into the main engine and generator ignitions. Running gear includes Class “S” pitch tolerance propellers with dynamic balancing and bronze struts, seacocks and rudders.
The Engine Room, Lazarette and forward bilges are painted with Snow White Awlgrip for increased visibility and ease of maintenance. A large centerline hatch gives you quick access to the engines and optional Seakeeper SK 6 gyro. Twin Cummins QSM11 715 MHP diesels provide the standard power for the 46 Billfish, while twin MAN I6-800 CRM 800 MHP are optional.
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With the 46 Billfish, Viking combines legendary quality, engineering, performance and accommodations with sporty style and forward-thinking practicality, creating a game-changing mid-size sportfisher.
The Console's black acrylic dash neatly houses flush-mounted electronics. Radio boxes flank the available faux teak Helm pod. With dual lounges and a forward seat, the Captain need not fly solo. The 140-square-foot Cockpit (with available teak) is tournament ready; the Command Deck serves as an air conditioned Salon. Access to her twin diesel engines is superb.
Custom Amtico flooring and high-gloss teak bring a warm ambience to the Cabin. Port-side bunks are opposite a hanging locker and L-shaped Galley that's loaded with high-end appliances, conveniences and storage. The forward Master Stateroom features a raised island queen with drawers underneath, cabinetry above, an overhead hatch and lots more. The fully appointed Head is conveniently located to port of the Companionway stairs.
Deck / Exterior
|Drinkwatertank||374.76 l ()|
|Brandstoftank||2683.86 l ()|