As promised, all three V Series high-performance center consoles (the V-33, V-37 and V-41) debuted at the Viking Yachts & Valhalla Boatworks Sea Trial Event last week in Atlantic City. It was the culmination of a massive tooling and manufacturing ramp-up that began only seven months ago. In this V Report, we hit the rewind button and look back at the evolution of the V Series.
The video from the first sea trial of the V-37 went viral (with a quarter million views!) as boating enthusiasts around the world witnessed the double-stepped performance of our V Series for the first time.
We established dedicated production lines for each model at Viking Mullica, allowing us to manufacture all three simultaneously. Above: Shipwrights conduct a test fitting for the hardtop of the first V-37. Below: Every V Series model is built with an engineered mounting structure for a Seakeeper installation.
With demand so high for the V Series (80 boats are now on order), manufacturing efficiency and adherence to a strict production schedule will continue to be instrumental in the success of Valhalla Boatworks. Above: Overhead hoists at Viking Mullica pull one of our boats from its mold. The molds are held by custom mold-turning systems for each model.
All of the tooling for the V Series was done in-house using our two five-axis routers – another huge factor in the rapid yet precise development of this brand.
Viking shocked the marine industry in February with the surprise announcement at its VIP Preview in Florida that it was jumping into the center console market with an entire fleet of stepped-hull outboard-powered boats. We build these luxury center consoles with the same Viking engineering, quality and performance as our industry-leading yachts.