The Pinnacle of Boat Building - Viking and Valhalla Introduces Two New Incredible Flagships - The Fisherman

The Pinnacle of Boat Building – Viking and Valhalla Introduces Two New Incredible Flagships


The Viking 90 sport fishing yacht and the Valhalla 55 center console make their world premiere at the 2023 Miami International Boat Show February 18th. This New Jersey based, world class boat builder proves once again its status as the leading semi-custom boat builder in the world. “Both of these boats are badass,” Viking President and CEO Pat Healey said from the cockpit of the Viking 90.“They will not only become the leaders in their respective classes, but they’re also going to dominate for years to come. They’re that good. We just keep pushing, following our mantra of building a better boat every day. It’s a thrill to be the head coach of this incredible team. ” Both boats are completely new designs from the keel up. The Viking 90 delivers the same luxurious accommodations–including six staterooms, seven heads and two salons–as its predecessor (the Viking 92)–and performance on par with the Viking 80.Powered by twin 2635MPH 16-cylinder MTU engines, the Viking 90 Sky Bridge(SB) hits a top speed of 38-plus knots. “With our open bridge model, we anticipate gaining another knot on the top end,” says Healey. The 90 SB cruises at 32-33 knots. At this speed, she has incredible range–nearly 600 nautical miles. A magnificent feat of design and engineering, the 90 on display at the show features an enclosed bridge topped by an open sky bridge. Viking also offers the 90 with an enclosed bridge or open bridge–with or without a custom Palm Beach Towers(PBT) tuna tower.


The 90’s advanced propulsion systems include struts, rudders and propellers that reduce drag and maximize efficiency. Lighter interior materials, the increased use of carbon fiber and Light Resin Transfer Molding also contribute to the yacht’s superior performance and quality. The stern of the 90 showcases the perfect balance of form and function, with a jaw-dropping Kingston Grey gelcoat and a faux teak mezzanine and upper aft deck with three aft-facing seating areas and storage galore .The cockpit measures 224 square feet, with a 203-gallon transom fish box/live well and a pair of full-length 103-gallon insulated in-deck fish boxes (with refrigeration optional). A single hatch on centerline provides access to the Seakeeper 35, a water tight design, and the cockpit sole is built with reinforcement for the mightiest of fighting chairs.

The Valhalla 55 has seen comparable success right out of the gate, too, with more than 50 boats sold since her introduction. The Valhalla 55 is a statement boat that merges all the engineering, technology and quality of a Viking sport fisher with the style, performance and high-level fish ability of the Valhalla Boat works V Series luxury center console lineup. Confirming its excellence, the new flagship won the Miami International Boat Show Innovation Award in the Center Console/Walkaround Fishing Boat Category.


The V-55’s overall size–particularly its 15-foot 6-inch beam–allows for more fuel capacity(1,200 gallons),cockpit space, on-deck seating and interior living accommodations than any other center console in its class .She’s the largest center console utilizing the patented Stepped-V Ventilated Tunnel (SVVT)running surface. The V-55 will thrive in a variety of roles–offshore tournament contender, high-performance sport yacht, fish-and-cruise express or tender to a Viking or superyacht. The Valhalla 55 was designed and built specifically for Mercury’s innovative V-12 600-hp outboards (four or five engines)with a resin-infuse done-piece stringer grid that supplies the structural strength needed for the tremendous torque and power of these outboards .The quad power package pushes the V Series flagship to a top speed of 63-64 mph, with a range of 450-500 miles cruising from 40 to 50 mph. With five 600s, the V-55 hits73-74mph, with a higher cruise speed and the same range.The V-55’s ride is  so smooth, stable and dry–even in rough conditions–its speed is deceptive.“People have been amazed,” says Viking’s Ryan Higgins, who has conducted more than 30 sea trials with owners. “It may feel like you’re going 35 mph, but you’re actually running well over 50 mph. They don’t believe it until they look at the GPS.”Hull No. 1 of the V-55 also features a custom Palm Beach Towers gap tower with Gem luxcarbon fiber outriggers. The helm design is second to none, with incredible visibility and ergonomics .Accommodations below bring yacht-like luxury–akin to a Viking interior–to the V-55, with a private forward stateroom, galley-dinette and aft berths. Another game-charger: a machinery room for mechanical and electrical components, similar to a Viking engine room, that offers protection and ease of access. The innovation continues–the V-55 is designed for the latest and largest equipment, such as a Seakeeper 9,a15kW generator, omni-directional sonar and the Electro Sea raw wate rcleaning system. Like the Viking 90, the Valhalla 55 is designed and built in conjunction wit two of the company’s subsidiaries–PBT and Atlantic Marine Electronics–for turn-key delivery. 0s; $2.97million with quint Mercury 600s.


About the Viking Yacht Company. Founded by brothers Bill and Bob Healey in 1964 on the banks of the Bass River in New Gretna, New Jersey, Viking has become the leading semi-custom production builder of sport fishing yachts and center consoles in the world, with more than 5,000 boats delivered. The Viking fleet consists of yachts from 38 to 90 feet, and the company in 2019 launched a lineup of premium high-performance center consoles–the Valhalla Boat works V Series. Princess Yachts America, the U.S. distributor of the British-built yachts, is also part of the Viking  portfolio. A vertically integrated company where 90 percent of every boat is built in-house, Viking operates several subsidiaries, including Atlantic Marine Electronics, Palm Beach Towers and the Viking Yacht Service Center. Viking, driven by the mantra “to build a better boat every day,” looks forward to continuing to serve the Viking and Valhalla family with industry-leading products, dealers and customer service.

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