South Jersey Yacht Sales

2019 Viking Billfish 38

  • 38 ft
  • Sport Fishing
  • Cape May, NJ, US

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The Viking Yacht Company is known for its consistent production of fresh designs throughout its entire size range, from their smallest fishing boat to their largest motor yacht. The 55-year-old company's latest innovation, the 38 Billfish, fills a vast void in the sportfishing market with a winning combination of versatility, comfort and performance.
The 38 Billfish was designed and built with the same genetic makeup as her predecessor, the 37 Billfish. As an owner/operator vessel, the 38 Billfish offers simplicity and ease of maintenance, serving as a ready-to-go fishing machine equipped for inshore and offshore missions as well as a cruising boat with reliable inboard diesel power.The 38 Billfish's Cockpit, which measures 109 square feet, is equipped with a laminated in-deck mounting plate for fighting chair, rocket launcher or table installations. Other big-boat features include in-deck insulated fish boxes port and starboard, a walk-through transom door and lift gate, a bait freezer with upper tray, a transom fish box and live well, rod holders, tackle storage and fresh and raw-water wash downs. Two-person, mezzanine-style seats flank the centerline walkthrough, and there's refrigerated drink storage, as well as ample general storage throughout.The 38 Billfish's Command Deck holds a Salon-like living area that includes a port-side U-shaped dinette and a fiberglass Hi-Lo table. A comfortable lounge to starboard also serves as rod storage. Like her Convertible brethren, the 38 Billfish's Flybridge is designed with a tournament-style Center Console walk-around Helm and a second lower Helm station on the starboard

 side, which provides immediate access to the Cockpit.  The 38 Billfish has Palm Beach-style controls and power-assist hydraulic steering. Seating includes a single Release Marine teak chair and lounges to port and starboard and a forward Console seat. A three-sided Costa Clear enclosure provides weather protection and gin-clear visibility. 
Below deck, the 38 Billfish makes full use of its 14-foot beam to maximize comfort and utility. Hand-finished, high-gloss teak joinery and Amtico flooring complement an elegant climate-controlled living environment. The private Head, which is conveniently located immediately to port of the Companionway stairs, has a large walk-in shower with satin nickel fixtures, an attractive Corian-topped vanity with sink and storage and an upper medicine cabinet. The starboard-side L-shaped Galley is fully appointed with a Coriancountertop, a two-burner electric stove, a microwave oven / convection oven, cabinet storage and under-counter drawer-style refrigeration with a built-in ice maker.Rest up in the private Forward Stateroom with an island queen berth arrangement. There's plenty of storage, with a pair of hanging lockers with drawers undside rod locker. The island queen layout also features a starboard-side upper cabinet.As Viking continues to develop the Billfish series, their building methods and materials have gained efficiency, which adds even more value to these boats. A modified vinylester resin is used in the entire Hull skin. End-grain balsa and closed-cell foam are used as coring

 materials in selected areas for optimized strength and stiffness while minimizing weight. The single integral fiberglass fuel tank, sealed to the Hull with resin foam, is resin infused with balsa coring on all sides for stiffness. The Hull-to-Deck joint is mechanically fa three inches and fiberglassed inside.
For ease of maintenance, each engine and other critical machinery is located beneath electrically-actuated hatches in the Command Deck area. The Billfish is designed and built with many of the same mechanical systems, components and technologies found on larger Vikings. Examples include the Delta-T Engine Room ventilation system and a fire suppression system that's automatically or manually operated and tied into the main engine and generator ignitions.
Running gear includes Class S pitch tolerance propellers with dynamic balancing and bronze struts, seacocks and rudders. The Engine Room, Lazarette and forward bilges are painted with Snow White Awlgrip for increased visibility and ease of maintenance. A large centerline hatch gives you quick access to the engines, Seakeeper SK 6 gyro and water maker, and fuel tank fittings. Powered with twin 550 hp. Cummins QSB6.7 diesels, her estimated top speed is 35-plus knots 


Basic Information

Billfish 38
Cape May, NJ, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Boat Type:
Sport Fishing
Hull Material:
Hull Color:

Dimensions & Weight

38 ft - 11.58 meter
37 ft 8 in - 11.48 meter
13 ft 10 in - 4.22 meter
Draft - max:
3 ft 4 in - 1.01 meter
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:
29329 lbs


Cruise Speed:
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
550 (Individual), 1100 (combined)
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
440 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
66 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
38 gallons - 1 tank(s)


Total Cabins:
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Captains Cabin:
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Main Description

Any devoted white marlin aficionado will tell you that the tackle available today is leagues above what was used on the tournament circuit back in the 1950s and 1960s. Yet, one of the best white marlin baits remains a firm and gleaming carefully rigged balao because when it comes to catching fish some things never change at all. The Viking 37 Billfish rides right alongside this wave of thinking. Designed to emulate the historic Merritt and Rybovich day boats of that by gone era, the Viking 37 Billfish raises the bar on the memory of these classic vessels with slick, contemporary styling and modern and more durable materials to offer better performance, easier maintenance and attractive overnight accommodations.

The day boat style offers unfettered access to the 86 square-foot cockpit equipped with a bait freezer, tackle stowage, a transom door with a lift gate, insulated fish boxes and a transom live well. The open salon provides all weather protection with a comfortable U-shape dinette and hi-lo fiberglass table, which converts to a bunk, opposite a cushioned lounge. At the end of the day, there is plenty of room to relax in a comfortable environment, a significant element missing from today?s wide open large center console boats.

Taking the day boat design up a notch, the Viking 37 Billfish also is outfitted with a lower helm station, sure to please northern anglers who plan to fish into the winter months, as well as owners looking for express style convenience. With available air conditioning on the command deck, southern fishermen wishing to escape the heat will find relief and comfort, as well as quick access to the cockpit. The flying bridge helm features a center console command station with single lever and optional joystick controls, power-assisted hydraulic steering, Vessel View engine instrumentation, a pedestal helm chair as well as lounges and jump seats. There is ample electronic space built into the console, as well as a fiberglass hardtop, and a three-sided Costa Clear enclosure.

Going below, the Viking 37 Billfish has a spacious and air conditioned layout thanks to its nearly 14 feet of beam. Amtico vinyl flooring is standard and the joinery is high-gloss teak. The private stateroom in the bow can accommodate a single queen bed, or can be ordered with over and under berths. Good stowage is provided with a pair of maple-lined hanging lockers, starboard hull-side cabinetry, under berth drawers, and a fishing rod shelf. The entertainment system includes a 20-inch flat screen television, a CD/DVD player, stereo, and an auxiliary input.

The L-shape galley features Corian countertops, a stainless-steel sink, an electric cooktop, a microwave/ convection oven, under counter drawer-style refrigeration, and spacious cabinetry for dinnerware, cooking utensils and supplies ideal for extended traveling for tournament fishing and family cruising. The generously appointed air conditioned head includes a fiberglass shower stall, a vanity with built in Corian countertop and sink, and a mirrored medicine cabinet. While aimed at fishermen, the Viking 37 Billfish also is a ubiquitous family cruiser adding to its overall appeal.

Standard power is a pair of tier 3 common rail, in-line six-cylinder, turbo-charged and after-cooled Cummins QSB 6.7 diesels with 550 mhp, which deliver a 30 plus knot cruise and a top end approaching 35 knots, depending upon load, sea and environmental conditions. For ease of maintenance, each engine and other critical machinery is located beneath electrically-actuated hatches in the command deck area. The engineroom bays, bilges and lazarette are finished with white gel coat for easy cleaning. The molded fiberglass hull with 12.8 degree transom deadrise includes premium vinyl ester resin barrier coats, biaxial stitched fiberglass fabrics, cored construction from the chine to the sheer and a solid fiberglass bottom. A molded fiberglass gel coated grid forms the stringer system which is chemically bonded into the hull and also serves as the base for nesting other internal components including the FRP floor into the boat for structural integrity.

  • Awlgrip anchor locker
  • Fiberglass side thru-Hulls
  • Fresh water tank, polyethylene
  • Nonskid for traction and durability
  • Holding tank, integral polyethylene
  • Awlgrip bronze thru-Hulls throughout
  • Engine Room, Lazarette & forward bilge, Awlgrip
  • High gloss polyurethane boot stripe, premium paint
  • Blister resistant modified vinylester resin in entire Hull skin
  • Ablative / Copolymer anti-fouling bottom paint, (2) coats, primed
  • Stringers, fiberglass with integrated wire chases in selected areas
  • High gloss teak interior finish throughout, with satin nickel hardware
  • Custom blended polyester resin used in structural laminates, topsides, bridges & hardtops
  • Composite bulkheads - Main Engine Room bulkhead, aft Engine Room bulkhead, rope locker bulkhead
  • High performance isophthalic gelcoat npg superior gloss, flexibility and outstanding weathering characteristics
  • Molded fiberglass Command Deck floor / Engine Room ceiling with foam core for acoustic and thermal insulation
  • Fuel tank, fiberglass infused with fiberglass with fiberglass baffles inside and balsa coring on sides for stiffness, sealed to Hull with resin foam
  • Hull, molded fiberglass construction, using closed cell foam core and balsa in selected areas for optimized strength and stiffness while minimizing weight

Master Stateroom, Forward
  • Rod locker
  • Flooring, vinyl Amtico
  • Starboard upper storage cabinetry
  • Lighting, 24v, overhead recessed in headliner
  • Headliner, Majilite, 1/8" foam & tricot backing, throughout
  • Hanging lockers (2), maple lined, with drawer storage below
  • Stereo system with speakers, CD / DVD player and flat-screen TV
  • Hatch, Bomar, foredeck hatch with Ocean Air screen and shade system
  • Bedspread - Quilted, designer style with pillows and shams (2), fitted sheet set
  • Bed, island double, with innerspring mattress, drawers in face, storage underneath
  • Air conditioning with reverse cycle heat and temperature control (services whole interior)

  • Exhaust fan
  • Shower light
  • Flooring, vinyl Amtico
  • Lower vanity with storage
  • Receptacle, 120v, GFCI protected
  • Towel bars and rings, brushed nickel
  • Air conditioning / heat with vent in soffit
  • Lighting, 24v, recessed in soffit and headliner
  • Upper medicine cabinet with mirrored doors and storage
  • Freshwater electric head with holding tank and overboard discharge
  • Countertop and sink, polished sandalwood color, with brushed nickel faucet
  • Stall shower, fiberglass with satin nickel fixtures and drain to automatic sump pump in bilge

  • Exhaust fan
  • Flooring, vinyl Amtico
  • Water tank level gauge
  • Lights, overhead LED lighting
  • Electric, two-burner recessed stove
  • Headliner, Majilite, 1/8" foam and tricot backing
  • Aluminum Cabin door, access to Command Deck
  • Main electrical service panel, AC / DC, backlit for easy viewing
  • Microwave oven / Convection oven located in upper Galley cabinet
  • Storage cabinets and drawers in lower Galley, finished maple interior
  • Refrigerator / freezer, under counter drawer style with built-in ice maker
  • Storage cabinets in upper Galley, with varnished doors, finished maple interior
  • Countertop, polished sandalwood-color Corian, stainless sink, with brushed nickel faucet

Flying Bridge
  • Radar pod
  • Engine start / stop
  • LED Spreader lights
  • Air horns, trumpet style
  • Power assist hydraulic steering
  • (2) Tricolor overhead lights at Helm
  • Helm chair, Release Teak ladder back
  • Compass, flush-mounted at Helm, lighted
  • Instrumentation based on standard engine package
  • Furuno RD-33 depth / temperature gauge and Icom VHF Radio
  • Trim tab controls with LED position indicator at Helm; (2) Radio boxes
  • Fire system control with automatic and manual discharge and override system located at Console
  • Fiberglass Helm pod with stainless steel steering wheel and Palm Beach style controls and station active keypad

Command Deck
  • Overhead lights
  • Drink refrigerator
  • Center Engine Room hatch
  • Fiberglass Three-sided enclosure
  • Compass, flush-mounted on Centerline, lighted
  • Engine display supplied by engine manufacturer
  • Digital depth finder / temperature gauge and Icom Command Mic
  • Controls:  Top mounted electronic controls with station select and keypad
  • Port side U-shaped lounge seating, with bolstered white vinyl cushions and fiberglass Hi-Lo table, electrically actuated for engine access

  • Bronze struts
  • Steering system, Seastar Optimus
  • (2) Y-valve emergency bilge pumps
  • Water heater, quick recovery, electric
  • Hour meters on main engines and generator
  • External sea strainers, wedge type, for main engines
  • Trim tabs, electric, with LED indicators at both Helms
  • Generator muffler, lift muffler with gas / water separator
  • Fuel and oil lines, flexible, steel reinforced USCG approved
  • Twin 550 hp. Diesel I/B 2019 Cummins QSB 6.7L's w. 155 hrs.
  • Main engine mufflers, double lift fiberglass with surge protection
  • Deck pump out fitting and direct overboard pump out for holding tank
  • Rudders, bronze, with composite rudder bearing and dripless thru-Hull
  • 5-Port oil exchange system, main engines, transmissions and generator
  • Twin diesel engines with marine grade reduction gears and trolling valves
  • Fresh water supply in Engine Room for general maintenance and cleaning
  • Internal sea strainers, basket type, awlgrip white - Generator and air conditioning
  • Shafts - Aquamet 22, double taper with machined keyway at main engine couplings
  • PEX plumbing, fresh water system plumbing with manifold system shut off in Engine Room
  • Air conditioning - Direct expansion single zone with reverse cycle heat for interior climate control
  • Seacocks, bronze, ball-type sea valves and strainers for all thru-hulls below the water line, awlgrip White
  • Bilge pumps linked into monitoring system and connected to float switches for automatic and manual operation
  • D/C pressurized fresh water system with Cockpit fresh water fill and dockside supply inlet with  pressure reducing valve
  • Fire suppression system, automatically or manually operated and tied into main engine and generator ignition systems with override
  • Racor fuel / water separators for main engines and generator clear bowl type, top loading for easier maintenance - Includes vacuum gauge for fuel filter restriction, awlgrip White
  • Propellers - Class "S" pitch tolerance (ISO 484/2) and dynamic balancing.  Advanced design cambered blade sections for optimum performance.  Nibral alloy for maximum durability
  • "Delta T" Engine Room ventilation system with supply and discharge fans for proper fresh air supply and water intrusion suppression discharge fans for proper fresh air supply and water intrusion suppression

  • Generator, Diesel - 9.0kW
  • 110v Outlet in Engine Room
  • Anchor light / Navigation lights
  • 24v DC Ship's service throughout
  • Bonded electrical system with ground plate
  • Dimmers, on interior lighting in select areas
  • Engine Room lights, DC with switch at Helm
  • Battery charger, dual output with thermal cutoff
  • Receptacles, 120v duplex with GFCI throughout
  • Instrument panel backlights - All electrical panels
  • Lighting, LED, recessed in ceiling, 24v throughout
  • Battery parallel system for main engines and generator start
  • 24v / 12v Power supply with breakers on Flybridge for electronics
  • Battery distribution panel with battery cutoff and charging system breakers
  • Voltage stabilizer isolation transformer for more consistent, cleaner voltage
  • Batteries, (2) Independent 24v banks mounted in fiberglass storage boxes (2)
  • Color-coded, labeled and numbered wiring system with corresponding drawings
  • Master electrical control panel located in Salon with 24v and 120v circuit breakers, individual switching for shore, or generator supply and gauges for electrical supply, voltmeter, ampmeter, and frequency

  • Nonskid Deck
  • Cockpit bait freezer w/ upper tray
  • Transom swim step at transom door
  • Tricolor LED lighting under coaming
  • Live well in molded transom fish box
  • Gaskets for all lids, doors and hatches
  • Rounded Cockpit coaming for comfort
  • Stainless steel cleats and hawse pipes
  • Walk-through transom door with lift gate
  • Lazarette hatch for inspection of aft bilge
  • Seat cushions on freezer and tackle locker
  • Rod holders, (4) stainless steel, flush mounted
  • Tricolor LED lighting under Flybridge overhang
  • Self bailing Cockpit with large Cockpit scuppers
  • Stainless steel gas springs on Deck hatches and lids
  • Straps with padding to keep transom door and gate open
  • Boarding box, fiberglass with nonskid, lift up top and storage
  • Laminated mounting plate in Deck for future fighting chair or table
  • Fresh water wash down with hose bib located under forward gunwale
  • Stereo speakers powered by interior stereo, same zone as Command Deck
  • Dockside water connection with pressure reducing valve under forward gunwale
  • Sea water wash down with pump in Engine Room and supply under forward gunwale
  • Dockside electric connection - 50-amp. / 220v electric, located under forward gunwale
  • Fix boxes, insulated, port and starboard, with hatches and drains plumbed to automatic sump pump out

  • Fuel
  • Sacrificial anode
  • Holding tank monitor
  • Viking Smart Decor package
  • (6) Mooring lines, braided nylon
  • Anchor rode, 300' with 12" chain
  • USB Receptacle, Galley and Stateroom
  • (3) Fire extinguishers - 2 1/2 lb. portable
  • Anchor locker with access from foredeck
  • Bow rail, anodized aluminum, brushed finish
  • Stainless steel bow, spring and stern cleats thru-bolted to backing plates
  • Freshwater supply in anchor locker for general maintenance and cleaning
  • Anchor - Constructed with a high-tensile, corrosion resistant aluminum magnesium alloy

  • Center rigger
  • CRM-50 Cord reel
  • (5) Rod rocket launcher
  • Essential Galley decor kit
  • Classic accessory decor kit
  • Rupp Outriggers with spreaders
  • Teak finish fiberglass Helm Pod
  • Command Deck air conditioning
  • Costa Clear three-sided enclosure
  • Costa Clear aft Command Deck enclosure
  • Custom Hull color - Gelcoat Ethereal Blue
  • Fiberglass hardtop with molded-in spreader lights
  • Corian Tops - Sandalwood, Polished with 1/2 Bullnose Edge

Additional Options
  • Electric teaser reels
  • Crushed ice machine
  • Seakeeper Gyro SK6
  • Premier Decor Package
  • Release rocket launcher
  • Costa Helm Console cover
  • Release Marine Helm chair cover
  • Release Helm chair in Ultra leather
  • All exterior cushions are ultra leather
  • Custom Helm acrylic electronics panel
  • Command Deck additional Lower Station
  • Hull: 1/2" accent stripe 1/2" above boot stripe
  • Additional rod holders - (2) in corners of transom
  • Cummins inboard joystick at Command Deck Helm
  • Cummins IB Joystick System (Joystick, thruster with buttons in Palm Beach handles)

Atlantic Marine Electronics
  • Simrad GS25 GPS Antenna
  • Simrad NSS12 EVO3 12" MFD
  • Shakespeare 4365 GPS antenna  mount
  • Simrad Halo 25-watt Radar with 4' array

  • Simrad GS25 GPS antenna
  • Shakespeare 4365 GPS antenna mount
  • Simrad NSS7 EVO3 7" with insight charts
Navigation Peripherals

  • Vessel View Link - Multikit
  • Simrad SIMNET to Micro-C
  • Simrad NEP-2 expansion port
  • Simrad WM-3 weather module
  • Shakespeare 4365 GPS antenna mount
  • (4) Simrad Ethernet 2M Yellow, 5-Pin, cables

  • NMEA 2000 Network components
  • Simrad NSS12 EVO3 12" MFD
  • Airmar B175C-20-L-40-60khz transducer
  • Airmar B175C-20-H-130-210khz transducer
  • Simrad XSONIC Pigtail XDCR wire adapter
Auto Pilot
  • Auto pilot RFB Simrad #RF300
  • Simrad Auto pilot installation kit
  • Simrad NAC-3 Auto pilot computer
  • Simrad AP44 Auto pilot control unit
  • Simrad Precision-9 Compass Heading and turn 20hZ / Pitch 10hZ
VHF Radio
  • (2) 3/4" Antenna standoff pipe
  • Icom M506-31 with NMEA2000 - Rear
  • (2) Shakespeare 5018 17.5' VHF Antenna
  • (2) AME Tower / Hardtop Rupp Mount Pak
  • (2) Icom VHF Command Mic extension cables
  • (2) Icom MB75 VHF flush mount F/502, 602, 802
  • Simrad NAIS-500 Splitter
  • Simrad NAIS-500 Class B AIS w/ GPS-500 Antenna
Stereo System
  • JL Audio 12v M600 / (6) Amplifier
  • Shakespeare - SRA-50 Sirius Antenna
  • Shakespeare 4365 GPS Antenna mount
  • Stinger SGN121 50watt lineout converter
  • Fusion MS-ACSXV - Only Sirius / XM Tuner
  • JL Audio 7.7" white coaxial speakers Flybridge aft

  • Fusion MS-BB300R Marine Black Box with MS-NRX300, AM / FM / Bluetooth - Mount remote on Command Deck
  • Carling USB Outlet

  • Marinco 12v Receptacle MAR-12VRC
Command Deck
  • Simrad NSS12 EVO3 12" MFD
  • Fusion MS-NRX300 Wired remote
  • (2) JL Audio MX650-CCX-W Stereo speakers, 2.74" depth, Pilot House forward and aft
  • ACR Spot Light
  • (2) Under water lights Limited QT100W White, 12/24v DC 10,000 Lumens

  • Boat is located in Cape May, New Jersey

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(7485593)