61′ Viking Sportfisher “Anzuelo”
"Anzuelo", the ultimate platform for West Coast fishing and luxury cruises
Although the 61 was built to fulfill her primary business, that being fishing, Viking did not forget that even the most rugged offshore traveler occasionally looks forward to a comfortable break after the battles are done. A three-stateroom layout, and three heads. Lots of stowage space in the forepeak VIP as well as in the twin-bunk starboard guest quarters. Along with an athwartships king-size island berth and lots of cabinets, there is a large stowage space in the form of a cedar-lined hanging locker. Whether an angler is on an extended cruise or traveling the tournament circuit, the ability to stow so much clothing and gear is a valuable asset.
While the 61's styling and exterior are groomed to tournament standards, her interior layout is generous compared with many custom offerings. This is in part because of the volume afforded by her 18-foot, 2-inch beam and her moderate forward sections. This is typical for Viking, whose design approach favors interior accommodations and respectable head-sea performance. The open galley layout has under-counter, Sub-Zero, drawer-style refrigeration and space for a trash compactor.
Her galley, dinette, and saloon are all business. For food preparation, a pair of wide counters supply lots of space, while cabinets above and below, as well as two under-counter refrigerators and a freezer, provide all the space you'll need for your ship's stores. The dinette, to starboard of the galley, can easily seat six in comfort, and the C-shape couch aft of the galley, with stowage below, not only affords cushy seating, is a convenient place to catch a nap on the way to or from the fishing grounds.
Viking also equipped the 61 with a spacious and workable engine room. Accessed from the cockpit via a door in the bait center, this space has a dedicated pump room forward of the starboard engine.
Despite her good looks--unmistakably Viking from any angle--and comfortable accommodations, it's her cockpit that gives this convertible the edge in the business she was designed for. With 170 square feet of space, this is the 61's boardroom; it's the difference between a trophy fish and an almost-catch. The forward bulkhead houses five tackle drawers plus a console that contains a bait freezer, sink, and rigging station. Additional gear includes a livewell in the sole and a pair of 39-foot, bridge-mounted Rupp outriggers with triple spreaders. Also in the sole were a pair of standard stowage wells and a fishwell. There are fresh- and saltwater washdowns. The final bit of business was supplied by beautiful Murray Brothers chairs at the helm.
No expense was spares while dialing in this yacht as a sportfisher. A full 52' tuna tower with full controls allow you to have the advantage. There is ample room for fishing rod storage and rigging. The cockpit houses a 200 gallon, split Bluewater bait tank capable of holding as much live bait as you'll ever need.
With these kinds of features, this is a boat that is as capable as a cruiser as she is for running after big fish.The 61 not only looks the part, she raises fish.