Precursor to the hugely popular Viking 38 Billfish, the 37 Billfish was an instant bluewater classic.
The Viking 37 Billfish is based on the Ocean 37 Billfish introduced by Ocean Yachts in 2008. Viking acquired the rights to this boat when they purchased the Ocean facilities in late 2015. The running surface and basic interior layout of the Ocean model remained intact while fresh exterior styling and beefed up construction were added by Viking. In fact, the Viking looks even better than the original model thanks largely to the addition of a new single-piece wraparound windshield. In classic day boat style, the salon and lower helm are open to the cockpit with aft facing bench seating over a bait freezer to starboard, in-deck fish boxes, and a bait/rigging station to port. A livewell is built into the transom, and a deck hatch provides easy access to the generator and optional Seakeeper stabilizer. Below deck, Amtico vinyl flooring is standard in the compact interior where an L-shaped galley with Corian counter, hidden cooktop, convection/microwave oven, and refrigerator is opposite the large head compartment. With 86 sq. ft. of space, the cockpit dimensions are modest for a dedicated fishing boat this size. A lower helm was a popular option. Viking built 24 of these boats before replacing her in 2019 with the updated 38 Billfish. Powered by Cummins 550hp QSB 6.7 diesels she can cruise at 26–28 knots (mid 30s top).
The command deck holds a salon-like living area that includes a port-side U-shaped dinette and a fiberglass hi-lo table.
The 86 sq. ft. cockpit is equipped with a laminated in-deck mounting plate for a fighting chair, rocket launcher, or table installations.