To that end, the interior helm station is commanding—no pun intended. Five expansive Seatronx multifunction displays (MFDs) convey all manner of data which dances just below a single pane of unobstructed glass. Notably, the 90 is the first Viking to ever be designed for five MFDs. Omnidirectional sonar comes standard on the 90 and provides a 360-degree view of the fish around the boat. It’s a feature some anglers say makes fishing so easy that it almost feels like cheating, but it’s also a must for any boat that wants to compete at the highest levels.
Lines of sight from the blue Stidd helm seat with slick, gray suede piping weren’t quite 360 though, and you’ll likely need proper posture to see the bow. Behind the helm was a comfortable L-shaped lounge with a hi-lo cocktail table and a dedicated Sub-Zero refrigerator for cold drinks back at the dock. The aft of the bridge deck had a high-gloss walnut pocket door that slid open to reveal a small mezzanine with seating and a command station for backing down on a fish.
A ladder from the mezzanine led up to the boat’s skybridge, which is a Spartan affair, with one helm seat and maybe a handhold or two less than I’d like to see when you’re a few dozen feet above the waterline. But it’s a cool place to drive a boat! As I nestled into the Stidd chair and surveyed the Miami show from its highest point, I imagined dropping the hammer, hearing the gargantuan MTUs rev up, and flying out across the swells at the 90’s reported 38-knot top end. I soon heard myself start humming Jimi Hendrix: “Excuse me, while I kiss the sky.” It’s that visceral experience that I suspect is the real draw for many future owners of this 90.