Viking says its new 37 Billfish was designed to emulate the historic Merritt and Rybovich day boats of the 1950s and ’60s, while adding contemporary styling and modern, durable materials for even better performance, easier maintenance and more-fashionable overnight accommodations.
The canyon-ready 37 features an 86-square-foot cockpit with a bait freezer, tackle stowage, a transom door with a lift gate, insulated fish boxes and a transom livewell. Viking also added an express-style lower helm station with available air-conditioning. The flying-bridge helm features a center-console command station with single-lever and optional joystick controls, power-assisted hydraulic steering, Vessel View engine instrumentation, a pedestal helm chair, lounges and jump seats.
Belowdecks, Viking takes advantage of the 37’s nearly 14 feet of beam. Amtico vinyl flooring comes standard and joinery is high-gloss teak. A private stateroom in the bow accommodates a queen bed or crossover berths.
The vessel’s standard power is a pair of Cummins QSB 6.7 diesels with 550 mhp, which deliver a top speed of about 40 mph.
Viking 37 Billfish Specifications
LOA: 37 ft. 8 in.
Beam: 13 ft. 10 in.
Displacement: 29,329 lb.
Draft: 2 ft. 8 in.
Transom Deadrise: 12.8 deg.
MSRP: $720,000 (w/ twin Cummins QSB 550 mhp diesels)
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