The V Report – Attention to Detail
V-33: Bow to Stern
This V Report brings you aboard the Valhalla Boatworks V-33, the consummate choice for boating enthusiasts looking to get into their first Viking-built boat or current owners who want the ultimate tender for their mothership.
The Costa Marine seating and coaming bolster upholstery match Hull No. 1’s gray gelcoat and feature Bentley stitching with royal blue piping. The low-profile bow rail is recessed below the coaming for safety and an eye-pleasing installation. This boat was ordered with an entertainment package that includes a Fusion stereo and twin JL Audio speakers at the bow.
Four Gemlux rod holders (the aft two are actually cup/rod holders) flank the lounge, which also serves as a large dry storage area. The lounge seat hatch is designed with a molded-in gasket channel, a return flange and a positive latch to eliminate water intrusion. Now that’s attention to detail!
You’ll find thoughtfully planned and executed components that work flawlessly throughout the V-33. The pantograph-door design and notched overhead allow for easy entry and egress. A stainless gas piston holds the door open, and the handrail lets you pull it shut from inside the console.
The conveniences and features in the console include a Corian-topped molded-in vanity with freshwater sink and retractable wand, an electric freshwater head, vertical rod holders, ample storage under the lounge and premium SeaDek flooring.
The dash’s molded-in visor wraps around a recessed black acrylic panel holding a pair of flush-mounted Garmin 17-inch electronics displays. Intuitively grouped according to function, a row of Bocatech switches lines the bottom of the panel. Many of the V Series’ console design features (teak helm pod, clean layout, no exposed fasteners) mimic those on our Viking convertibles.
You’ll find smart storage solutions from bow to stern. The aft seating module holds a slide-out cooler (designed and built in-house) at its base, a pull-out drawer in the center, and at the top a tackle locker with Plano boxes and a flip-up lid that doubles as a work table. The entire module “floats” above the sole, providing 360-degree toekick.
The V-33’s deck holds six fishboxes – all insulated, equipped with macerator pumps and plumbed for overboard drainage. Single or double stainless gas pistons hold open all hatch lids, which we manufacture using Light Resin Transfer Molding. This process optimizes the resin-to-fiberglass ratio to produce gelcoat-smooth finished surfaces on both sides. A Seakeeper SK 2 can be installed forward of the lazarette in lieu of the fishbox shown here. This area can also be converted into a live well. One space. Three uses.
Optional GG Schmitt transom seats flip up easily and become flush with the coaming bolster, accentuating the boat’s versatility and maximum use of space. Stainless friction hinges hold open the lid for the live well, which is 52 gallons and painted with an Aristo blue interior for increased bait life.
This V-33 will be on display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show October 30-November 3 along with the V-37, V-41 and the entire Viking fleet.