Viking Yachts VIP Event Gives Glimpse Into Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

Written By: Rob Bowman Sep 12, 2019

Viking Yachts VIP Sea Trial Event

After attending the Viking Yachts VIP Event in Atlantic City, everyone should be excited for the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

The Viking VIP Event just ended and we are already looking forward to the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show coming at the end of October. After spending two days with the Viking team, our customers, and all of the great vendors that attended, there is a tremendous amount of excitement about the new models making their debut at the show.

"The Viking Yachts display is always a highlight no matter what," said Rich Lucas, Viking brand manager for SI Yachts. "This year though you have the new Valhalla Boatworks center-consoles coming out which are nothing short of incredible. You have some really great owner/operator boats at the smaller end of the model range in the Billfish series. These are all fun boats that everyone can enjoy where you don't need a captain."

The Viking 46 Billfish Stole The Show

viking 46 billfish yacht for sale

If you loved the style of the new 38 Billfish, but wanted something slightly larger then look no further than the all-new Viking 46 Billfish. The 140 square foot cockpit has room enough for all your friends and family to fish and even features Viking's mezzanine seating. The 46 Billfish is powered with twin MAN I6-800 CRM 800HP engines (optional) for a top speed of 38 knots and a nice cruise of 30 knots. Standard engines are twin Cummins QSM11 715 HP's. As with all Vikings, the accommodations are top of the line with high-gloss teak cabinetry, full galley with Corian countertop, and a spacious private cabin with queen-sized berth. Catch the new Viking 46 Billfish at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show for the first time to the public.

The Viking 38 Open Billfish Combines The Best Of Everything

Viking 38 Open Billfish

With the new Viking 38 Open Billfish, the design team combined the fun, sporty functionality of the Billfish series with the versatile command deck of the open express style models. The 38 Open Billfish has a raised centerline command station for excellent visibility and the new Cummins Inboard Joystick system offers an entirely new level of confidence when navigating a busy marina or in close proximity to docks. Accommodations include a fully equipped galley, climate-controlled seating area, and a cabin with a double berth under a top, single bunk. The 38O is powered with twin Cummins QSB6.7 550HP diesels for a 30 knot cruise and a 36 knot top speed. Come see the new 38 Open Billfish at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show!

All Three Valhalla Center-Consoles Were On Display

Valhalla Boatworks Center-Console

"When these Valhalla center-consoles hit the market and people see just how high in quality they actually are," continued Rich. "You might think there's not much difference in big center-consoles, but the way these boats ride with the twin steps and tunnel hull is just incredible. You can really take hard turns so easily." 

All three Valhalla Boatworks models were available to sea trial - the V-41, V-37, and V-33 - which means all three will be at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show! From the fit-and-finish inside the boat to the maneuverability to the comfortable guest seating, the experience on each of the Valhalla boats is nothing short of world-class. The open new build slots are being taken fast so give us a call today if you have any interest in being one of the first to own a Valhalla.

Check out our previous article on the Valhalla Boatworks color options and pricing.

Just released, new video of the Valhalla V-41:

Do You Want A Viking Right Now?

viking yachts 58 convertible for sale

SI Yachts has a gorgeous new Viking 58 Convertible in-stock and custom built for Frank Bongiorno, owner of Staten Island Yacht Sales. Sleek with a light grey hull, she spent the last month in Montauk and was the star of the weekend when everyone at Gurney's would walk the docks. Powered with twin MTU 10V M96L 1,625HP engines, she is as powerful as she is sleek. If you can't wait to get into a Viking for the fall fishing season, our new 58C is rigged and ready. You can view the actual listing online here.

viking 38 billfish in stock

Also in-stock now is our 2020 Viking 38 Billfish with a light blue hull. Trade in that center-console you own with us and get into this gorgeous 38 Billfish with 109 square foot cockpit, raised command center for amazing visibility, well-equipped galley, and main cabin with large double berth. You can't beat Viking quality and the Billfish series are known as some of the most fun boats out on the water today. To view photos of our 38 Billfish that's in-stock, you can follow this link.

SI Yachts has the new and pre-owned Viking Yacht selection to meet your needs. Not only can we take in trades towards the purchase of a new or brokerage vessel, but our team of factory trained Viking experts can help you through the new build process of any model. If you plan on attending the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show or want to discuss your Viking options, please give our main office a call today at (718) 984-7676.