Luxury center-console builder Valhalla Boatworks announced in February it will be building a new Valhalla 55 center console to join its growing lineup.
The latest flagship of the V Series is poised to become the industry’s leading center console over 50 feet, delivering what Viking Yachts President and CEO Pat Healey touts as unbeatable performance, range, engineering, fishability and luxury accommodations.
“There will be nothing like it,” Healey said, who broke the news at the Viking Yachts & Valhalla Boatworks VIP Boat Show at the Viking Yacht Service Center. “We’re setting a new standard by bringing together the qualities of a large center console and a luxury sportfishing yacht.”
Since the company was launched in 2019 by Viking Yachts, the builder has already debuted the V-33, V-37, V-41 and recently the V-46.
The V-55 can be used in a variety of roles–offshore tournament contender, high-performance sport yacht, fish-and-cruise express or tender to a Viking or superyacht. Quadruple or quintet Mercury 7.6-liter V12 600-hp Verado outboards power the new Valhalla.
“The boat was designed and engineered for these engines,” said Viking Vice President of Design and Engineering Lonni Rutt. “We developed a transom and structure to support the weight and horsepower. We prepared for–and are working with–the technology rather than adapting to it.”
The V-55 is the largest center console with Michael Peters Yacht Design stepped-V tunnel hull and will soon be the largest resin-infused center-console boat on the market.
With a beam of 15’6”, Valhalla will have the widest beam in the 50- to 60-foot segment. Other features include up to nine helms chairs in two rows, private stateroom with head and separate shower and Seakeeper 9 for a smooth day on the water.
The V-55 can be outfitted with custom Palm Beach Towers (a Viking company) gap tower or fold-down marlin tower with removable sunshade. The hardtop package comes with a slew of fishing and navigational features and equipment, including an integrated electric teaser reel box; a six-rod rocket launcher; and molded-in pods for spreader lights, overhead electronics and radar antenna. Valhalla offers factory-installed electronics packages from Garmin or Simrad
Construction on hull No. 1 begins this summer with the V-55 expected to make its world premiere at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in late October.