Stepped-V Ventilated Tunnel

Talk about a dream team. The hull designs of the V-33, V-37, V-41, V-46 and V-55 are a cooperative effort of the Viking Design and Engineering Department and Michael Peters Yacht Design (MPYD). The V Series’ design characteristics (specific deadrise, bottom rocker shape, strakes and chines) coupled with MPYD’s patented Stepped-V Ventilated Tunnel (SVVT) hull bottom deliver the best ride quality of any center console on the market – period.


The SVVT’s double steps introduce air to break the wetted running surface, reducing drag while increasing speed and efficiency. They also provide a constant and steady trim angle throughout the speed range compared to conventional V-bottom boats. The leading edges of the step vents usher in air while the trailing edges allow for a proficient release aft. 


The second game-changing aspect is the centerline ventilated tunnel, which extends from the second step aft to the transom. The tunnel’s vertical walls lock in the stern with a strong grip on the water that provides precise handling and control, maximizing straight-line and turning stability at cruise and high speeds.

“The double steps and the tunnel are a one-two punch that make the SVVT the most effective stepped-hull design in the world,” says Viking Design Manager David Wilson. “We’re proud to say that our boats are not only fast and efficient, but also stable and safe.”

For more information about the V Series please contact your authorized Valhalla Boatworks dealer. We also urge you to check out our website for videos showcasing our V Series fleet in action.

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