Viking's Game-Changing Fleet of Center Consoles
From the legendary builder of the finest convertible sportfishing yachts in the world comes a new breed of center console that sets revolutionary standards in performance, engineering and fishing capabilities.
The Viking Yacht Company proudly introduces Valhalla Boatworks, a new company dedicated to designing and building high-performance center consoles with the same Viking quality, craftsmanship and expertise that has led the marine industry for 55 years.
Backed by Viking’s industry-leading customer service and dealer network, the Valhalla Boatworks V Series consists of three outboard-powered deep-V monohulls from 33 to 41 feet designed to excel as hard-core fishing boats, luxurious sport cruisers or yacht tenders.
The V-33, V-37 and V-41 are the result of the cooperative effort of the Viking Design & Engineering team and Michael Peters Yacht Design (MPYD). The V Series utilizes MPYD’s patented Stepped-V Ventilated Tunnel running surface that reduces drag while increasing speed, stability and efficiency.
“It’s the most advanced and proven stepped-hull design in the world,” says Viking Design Manager David Wilson. “The twin steps and tunnel not only give you fast and efficient performance but also precise handling and a very stable ride.”
Following in the footsteps of their convertible stablemates, each V Series model is destined to become the leading center console in its class through engineering, experience and boatbuilding skill.
The design traits of Viking convertibles can be seen throughout these center consoles. Proud bows, gently sloping S-shaped sheers, double forward chines, helm pods, raised toe rails and mezzanine seating are some of the hallmarks. Viking engineering and mechanical prowess shine through as well, with customized Seakeeper installations that maintain storage or deck space and mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems designed and built to unmatched levels.
LET FREEDOM RING
No matter the model, the captain has gin-clear visibility at the helm through the available ProCurve solid curved glass enclosure or the Costa Clear single panel enclosure. A black acrylic panel spans the width of the console for flush-mounted electronics. The fly-by-wire engine controls with available joystick and power-assist steering give you virtually effortless vessel command. Quick downward glances allow for regular performance checks via the high-definition engine monitor. Cupholders are nested in shapely recessed areas, and there’s a port-side glovebox with a 12V and a USB outlet. A row of Bocatech switches – intuitively grouped according to function – lines the bottom of the panel.
When it comes to seating arrangements, the V Series gives its owners flexibility to adapt to changing fishing and cruising needs. All three come standard with a forward console lounge with dry storage; at the helm, Costa Marine upholstered bench seating features tackle storage and Gemlux rod holders and cupholders on the backrest. The aft end of this finely tooled seating module hides a slide-out cooler topped with a seat cushion. Helm seating options include Llebroc Billfish or Release Marine teak chairs with armrests, electric slides and flip-up bolsters.
Integrated GG Schmitt transom seats and forward bench seating with backrests can also be added to your V Series vessel. Both options are designed and positioned to maintain maximum deck space for anglers. The transom seats flip up to become flush with the aft coaming, ensuring the full use of the cockpit. The twin forward benches are strategically located to maintain bow accessibility.
The console, helm seating module and forward seats are all designed with toekick space for increased safety and balance. Convenience features include a standard port-side dive door and options such as an anchor chute with plow anchor and windlass as well as a bow thruster.
The fishing features on the V Series are equally impressive, giving owners the freedom to personalize the boat for their geographic region, type of fishing or targeted species. Standard items include a raised transom live well, in-deck fish boxes, a sea chest live well system, Gemlux flush-mounted rod holders and tackle storage. Add rod holders, live wells and other fishing extras such as 12V electric reel outlets, a transom live well window and light and an additional live well pump with variable speed controller.
You can also opt for a second additional live well in the cockpit deck on all three models. Dress up your boat as you like with faux teak helm pods and toe rails, custom hardtop underside colors (to match hull color), teak forward backrests, deck box LED lighting, premium upholstery with Bentley stitching and underwater lights.
The same resources of Viking’s vertically integrated company are at the disposal of Valhalla Boatworks owners, so standard and custom components and systems of each build such as hardtops, marlin or gap towers and electronics packages are being designed and installed in-house by our experienced shipwrights to guarantee turnkey delivery. Hardtop packages can be loaded with top-shelf components in flawless installations. Lumitec spreader lights, six-rod rocket launchers, molded overhead electronics pods, Miya Epoch electric teaser reels (mounted in custom boxes) and outriggers from Gemlux and Rupp are available on all three models.
The consoles of these boats will feature a molded-in vanity with freshwater sink and retractable shower wand, dedicated lockable rod storage under the lounge seating, an electric freshwater head and access to electronics and the electrical distribution panel. These boats come with mechanical and electrical components and systems such as racing-style trim tabs; a D/C pressurized freshwater system; and color-coded, labeled and numbered wiring with corresponding drawings (an electrical system signature of Viking).
PERFORMANCE & ENGINEERING
Yamaha or Mercury outboards with horsepower ratings from 300 to 450 in twin, triple or quad configurations provide the power for the V Series. The efficiency of the stepped-hull design combined with the advanced four-stroke technology provide best-in-class speed, fuel economy and range. Low engine-noise and vibration levels, power-assist hydraulic steering and optional joystick helm control systems with GPS station-keeping make operating your V Series an enjoyable, stress-free experience.
Examine any area of a Valhalla Boatworks V Series and you’ll find the highest levels of mechanical and electrical expertise and unmatched fit and finish. The V-33, V-37 and V-41 are each designed and built with an integrated Seakeeper mounting structure (molded into the stringer grid and coated with Awlgrip) on centerline in the cockpit. The Seakeeper unit in each model is front and center, with exceptional access and ventilation space. The installations of the sea chest and fuel management systems in the lazarette are just as impressive.
The sea chest live well system features a high-speed pickup and variable-speed pump with a knob at the helm for precise flow control. The stainless steel-fabricated sea chest is mounted on a raised platform integrated into the bilge. The pumps are mounted outside and inboard of the sea chest, easily reached and clearly labeled with engraved nameplates. Our Design and Engineering team created a custom fuel manifold system for each of the V Series boats. The system stresses reliability and flexibility. With every propulsion package (twins, triples or quads), each engine has the ability to draw from any of the three fuel tanks.