2020 Viking 38 Open




2020 Viking 38 Open, Low Hour, Captain maintained, all the options. Cummins 550hp 350 hrs. with Extended Warranty (11/2025 or 3000hrs), and Cummins Joystick Control. No Pods!

Bow Thruster

Seakeeper 6 Gyro Stabilizer

Garmin Electronics

Upgraded Generator

Palm Beach Towers Hardtop

Taco Outriggers

Helm A/C

Release Ladder back helm seats

Nautical Designs Fighting Chair

These are just a few of the many options and upgrades this quality Viking 38 has to offer. Call today for an appointment, she is easy to see in our marina.

Category: SKU: 8940061


Steering System
Joystick Control


Manufacturer Provided Description:

The 38 Billfish and 38 Open were designed and built with the same DNA as their predecessor, the 37 Billfish. As owner/operator vessels, they offer simplicity and ease of maintenance, serving as ready-to-go fishing machines equipped for inshore and offshore missions as well as versatile cruising boats with reliable inboard diesel power.

The 38 Billfish and 38 Open share the same hull, cockpit and have a similar mechanical arrangement but differ in command deck and bridge configurations. Their 109-square-foot cockpits are equipped with a laminated mounting plate in the deck for fighting chair, rocket launcher or table installations. Other 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. Both boats feature two-person seats flanking the centerline walkthrough. There’s refrigerated drink storage, as well as ample general storage throughout.

The 38 Open’s command deck also has ample seating, with port and starboard L-shaped lounges and storage below. A raised centerline command station gives the driver excellent sightlines and is equipped with a fiberglass helm pod, power-assist hydraulic steering with stainless steel wheel and Palm Beach style controls. Viking’s Palm Beach Towers can outfit the 38 Open with a custom tuna tower with a second helm and a buggy top.

The 38 Open has Palm Beach style controls and power-assist hydraulic steering. Seating includes a single Release Marine teak chair (a second helm chair is optional) and lounges to port and starboard and a forward console seat. A three-sided Costa Clear enclosure provides weather protection. For both the 38 Billfish and 38 Open, our subsidiary Atlantic Marine Electronics can build and install an A-to-Z package of navigation and communication equipment to deliver the boat turnkey ready.

The 38 Open has accommodation layout geared more toward day boating, featuring a starboard-side sofa with storage. The galley and head with enclosed shower are positioned on the port side. Both galleys are appointed with Corian countertops, two-burner electric stoves, microwave/convection ovens, cabinet storage and under-counter drawer-style refrigeration with built-in ice makers. The 38 Open has a lower double bunk and an upper single with a starboard-side hanging locker.

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 fastened every three inches and fiberglassed inside. The 38 Open is powered with twin Cummins QSB6.7 diesels with 550 MHP.


38 Viking Open Billfish Base Boat


2020 38′ Viking 38 Open

Power: Cummins QSB 550 hp.


Hull and Deck –

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


Cockpit – 

  • Boarding box, fiberglass with nonskid, lift up top and storage
  • Cockpit bait freezer w/ upper tray
  • Dockside electric connection – 50-amp./220v electric, located under forward gunwale
  • Dockside water connection with pressure reducing valve under forward gunwale
  • Fishboxes, insulated, port and starboard, with hatches and drains plumbed to pump-outs
  • Fresh water wash down with hose bib located under forward gunwale
  • Gaskets for all lids, doors and hatches
  • Laminated mounting plate in deck for future fighting chair or table
  • Lazarette hatch for inspection of aft bilge
  • Live well in molded transom fish box
  • Mezzanine step with(2) insulated storage compartments and (1) refrigerated compartment
  • Non-skid Deck
  • (4) Stainless steel, flush mounted rod holders
  • Rounded Cockpit coaming for comfort
  • Seat cushions on freezer and tackle locker
  • Seawater washdown with pump in engine room and supply under forward gunwale
  • Self bailing cockpit with large cockpit scuppers
  • Stainless steel cleats and hawse pipes
  • Stainless steel gas pistons on deck hatches with lids
  • Straps with padding to keep transom door and gate open
  • Transom swim step at transom door
  • Tricolor LED lighting under coaming
  • Walk-through transom door with lift gate
  • Glendinning CRM-50 cord reel

  • Window and light in transom box live well


Salon / Galley – 

  • Aluminum cabin door, access to command deck
  • Countertop, polished Sandalwood-Color Corian, stainless sink, with brushed nickel faucet
  • Electric two-burner, recessed stove
  • Exhaust fan
  • Flooring – vinyl Amtico
  • Headliner – Majilite,1/8″foam and tricot backing
  • Lights – overhead LED lighting
  • Main electrical service panel – AC / DC, backlit for easy viewing
  • Microwave oven / convection oven located in upper galley cabinet
  • Refrigerator/freezer – under-counter drawer style, with built-in icemaker
  • Stereo system with speakers, CD / DVD player and flat-screen TV
  • Storage cabinets in upper galley, with varnished doors, finished maple interior
  • Storage cabinets and drawers in lower galley, finished maple interior
  • Water tank level gauge


Forward Cabin – 

  • Air conditioning with reverse cycle heat and temperature control (services whole interior)
  • Bed, lower double bunk, upper single bunk with 5″ foam mattress
  • Bedspread – Quilted, designer style with pillows and shams(2), fitted sheet set
  • Flooring – vinyl Amtico
  • Hanging lockers (2), maple lined, with drawer storage below
  • Hatch- Bomar, foredeck hatch with Ocean Airscreen and shade system
  • Headliner, Majilite, 1/8″ foam and tricot backing, throughout
  • Lighting – 24v, overhead recessed in headliner
  • Starboard upper storage cabinetry



Head – 

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


Command Deck – 

  • (2) Trumpet style air horns, mounted on forward flat section of radar pod
  • Center Engine Room hatch
  • Compass – flush mounted at helm, lighted engine start / stop
  • Fiberglass helm pod with stainless steel steering wheel and Palm Beach style controls and station active keypad
  • Fire system control with automatic and manual discharge and override system located at helm
  • Furuno RD-33 Depth / Temperature gauge and Icom VHF radio
  • Helm chair and companion chair – White bolstered
  • Instrumentation based on standard engine package
  • Port and starboard side L-shaped seating with storage with bolstered White vinyl cushions, electrically actuated for engine access
  • Radio box
  • Trim tab controls with LED position indicator at helm
  • Windshield – front and sides
  • Optional split radio box lid
  • Optional wood finish fiberglass Helm pod
  • Optional air conditioning with reverse cycle heat
  • Optional Cummins inboard joystick system with (1) joystick (includes bow thruster with control buttons in Palm Beach control handles)


Mechanical – 

  • 5-Port oil exchange system, main engines, transmissions and generator
  • Air conditioning – Direct expansion single zone with reverse cycle heat for interior climate control
  • Optional SeaKeeper 6
  • Optional DC bow thruster
  • 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 dock side supply inlet with pressure reducing valve
  • Deck pump out fitting and direct overboard pump out for holding tank
  • Delta-T Engine Room ventilation system with supply and discharge fans for proper fresh air supply and water intrusion suppression
  • External sea strainers – wedge type, for main engines
  • Fire suppression system – automatically or manually operated and tied into main engine and generator ignition systems with override
  • Fresh water supply in Engine Room for general maintenance and cleaning
  • Fuel and oil lines, flexible, steel reinforced USCG approved
  • Generator muffler, lift muffler with gas/water separator
  • Hour meters on main engines and generator
  • Internal sea strainers, basket type, Awlgrip White – Generator and air conditioning
  • Main engine mufflers, double lift fiberglass with surge protection
  • PEX plumbing, fresh water system plumbing with manifold system shut-off in engine room
  • Propellers-Class “S” pitch tolerance (ISO484/2) and dynamic balancing. Advanced design cambered blade sections for optimum performance. Nibral alloy for maximum durability
  • 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
  • Rudders, bronze, with composite rudder bearing and dripless thru-hull
  • Seacocks – bronze, ball-type sea valves and strainers for all thru-hulls below the water line
  • Awlgrip White Shafts – Aquamet 22, double taper with machined keyway at main engine couplings
  • Steering system – Seastar Optimus electronic power steering
  • Struts, Bronze
  • Trimtabs – electric, with LED indicators at both helms
  • Twin diesel engines with marine grade reduction gears and trolling valves
  • Water heater – quick recovery, electric
  • (2)Y-valve emergency bilge pumps


Electrical – 

  • 24v DC ship’s service throughout
  • 110v Outlet in Engine Room
  • Anchor light / navigation lights
  • Batteries – (2) Independent 24v banks mounted in fiberglass storage boxes
  • Battery charger – (2) dual output with thermal cutoff
  • Battery distribution panel with battery cut off and charging system breakers
  • Battery parallel system for main engines and generator start
  • Bonded electrical system with ground plate
  • Color-coded, labeled and numbered wiring system with corresponding drawings
  • Dimmers – on interior lighting in select areas
  • Engine Room lights, DC with switch at Helm
  • Upgraded 13.5KW Diesel generator
  • Instrument panel backlights all electrical panels
  • Lighting – LED, recessed in ceiling, 24v throughout
  • Master electrical control panel located in cabin with 24v and 120v circuit breakers, individual switching for shore, or generator supply and gauges for electrical supply, voltmeter, amp meter and frequency
  • Receptacles – 120v duplex with GFCI throughout
  • Voltage stabilizer isolation transformer for more consistent, cleaner voltage


Additional Equipment-

  • Anchor- constructed with a high-tensile, corrosion resistant aluminum magnesium alloy
  • Anchor locker with access from foredeck
  • Windlass, Lewmar V3 Stainless steel w/ 50′ chain, 250′ rope
  • Anchor rode, 300′ with 12′ chain
  • Bowrail – anodized aluminum, brushed finish
  • Fire extinguishers – (3) portable 2 1/2 lbs.
  • Fresh water supply in anchor locker for general maintenance and cleaning
  • Holding tank monitor
  • Mooring lines – braided nylon(6)
  • Sacrificial anode
  • Smoke alarm
  • Stainless steel bow, spring and stern cleats thru-bolted to backing plates
  • USB receptacles (Apple compatible), Galley and Stateroom
  • Viking Smart Decor package
  • Water delivery kit with tool set





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.

This boat is centrally listed by Florida Yachts International. She is offered as a convenience by this yacht broker to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a specific yacht for sale.