Viking has announced its new flagship luxury center console Valhalla model, the V-46, adding additional accommodations and amenities while maintaining fishability. Like its kin, the V-46 employs the patented Michael Peters Yacht Design double-stepped hull and other signature design traits such as an S-shaped sheer, double chines, and tumblehome transom bustle.
The hardtop package is loaded with components for fishing and navigation, including Lumitec Mirage spreader lights, overhead lights, a molded-in radar pod, a six-rod rocket launcher and an integrated overhead electronics pod in the hardtop above the helm. Custom hardtop options include Gemlux outrigger bases and 22-foot Gemlux outriggers, Miya Epoch US-6 electric teaser reels and Lumitec Razor light bars. The Valhalla 46 can be outfitted with a custom Palm Beach Towers gap tower or fold-down marlin tower with removable sunshade.
The vessel’s deck-level fishing amenities include dual 50-gallon transom livewells. Inlet and discharge fittings in the cockpit corners allow additional on-deck well capacity. An in-deck well is an option, and the forward section of the lounge seating can also serve as a livewell.
The deck also incorporates five fish boxes — all insulated, equipped with macerator pumps and plumbed for overboard drainage. Six standard stainless-steel Gemlux rod holders line the cockpit coaming, and more can be added along the coamings forward.
Convenience options include a bow thruster, anchor chute with stainless-steel anchor and windlass, a teak deck for the raised platform seating area, mezzanine step and forward step, underwater lights, a Costa Marine sunshade and a Reverso automatic outboard flushing system.
Power options include quad Mercury V8 450Rs or Yamaha V8 425s. Both packages utilize fly-by-wire electric power steering and are available with joystick control and GPS station-keeping systems. With nearly 700 gallons of fuel capacity, the V-46 can easily handle long trips to the canyons or extended cruising and diving in the islands.
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The new center console will make its world premiere at the Viking Yachts and Valhalla Boatworks VIP Preview in Riviera Beach, Florida, on January 29 and 30.
LOA: 46 ft. 7 in.
Beam: 13 ft. 4 in.
Weight: 29,731 lb. (full load)
Draft: 2 ft. 8 in.
Transom Deadrise: 24 deg.
Fuel Capacity: 694 gal.
Max HP: 1,800 hp