In 1995, after 10 years as Captain of the Viking, Tom Pfleger and Captain Bill Billson formed a partnership to design and build a new state-of-the art sportfisher. Bill was commissioned by Tom to be the sole principal and hands on engineer for the project. The all new 46 ft Viking II, launched in July 1997, was the result.
Built by world renowned builder, Frank Woodnutt, and powered by 2x 600hp QSM11 Cummins diesels, she is considered one of the most practical and versatile sport fishers Australia can offer.
Viking II's extra large cockpit is designed for handling Cairns' giant black marlin, whilst her salon, galley and bar are all up on one level and open to the cockpit, delivering superior angler comfort and providing direct contact with all the fishing action. Her huge air-conditioning systems in saloon, maintain angler comfort, and two good sized cabins comfortably accommodate four anglers. The power generating and water making facilities make extended live-aboard charters a comfortable option.
The boat is fully stocked with the latest technology in fish-finding and navigational electronics. Fishing tackle during the giant marlin season consists of custom Ian Miller 60 kg bent-butt rods and Penn International 130lb two-speed reels with drags customized by California reel guru Cal Sheets. Light, Ultra-Light and Fly fishing tackle is also available using all top brands.
Viking II is perfectly appointed to provide superior speed, manoeuvrability and comfort and is ideal for day trips, live-aboard charters, or working with a mother ship on Australia's Great Barrier Reef and the east coast of Australia
We hope to
see you soon on Viking II. For references, prices or additional
information please contact Capt Bill
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