Sea trials for Scania-Powered Viking 46 Billfish show impressive results
Scania has announced the success of its sea trials for the recently launched 46ft Viking Billfish sportfish yacht (46BF) – MACK 900.
Launched on June 2, 2021, MACK 900 is powered by two recreationally rated Scania 900 HP DI13-litre in-line six-cylinder engines and commissioned by Mack Boring & Parts Co.
“We’re very impressed with the performance of the Scania engines during our sea trials,” says Anthony Scola, international sales manager, Viking Yacht Company. “Their light weight, power and fuel efficiency is immediately apparent. We look forward to incorporating Scania in future builds.”
“We’re very pleased with the initial results from Mack Boring,” said Al Alcalá, sales manager, Scania USA Marine. “Our DI13-litre engines have been proven in a number of different applications and the upcoming tournament season is sure to be a successful demonstration of their full capabilities.”
The MACK 900 is scheduled to make its tournament debut in the Beach Haven White Marlin Invitational, to be held in Beach Haven, New Jersey on 11 August followed by the MidAtlantic Tournament starting 15 August. Additional planned stops will include the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October.
Built on a compacted graphite iron (CGI) engine block and employing a simple wastegate turbocharger, the twin Scania DI13-litre engines do not require additional turbos or superchargers. Scania says the resulting lighter weight, combined with Scania’s proprietary Engine Management System (EMS) and common rail extra high-pressure injection system (XPI), optimises fuel delivery enabling impressive torque, lower noise and exceptional fuel efficiency.