scallop boats -
full time permits
Our scallop boats consist of 9 limited access permitted boats, 2 part-time limited access boats (single dredge) and 9 general category permitted boats (dayboats).
In 2019, our fleet landed 2.1 million pounds of fresh Atlantic Sea Scallops.
f/v kathy ann
KATHY ANN is a 97’ steel scalloper built in 1989 at Tarpon Springs, Fla. by partners Capt. John Larson and Capt. Jim Gutowski. She is currently skippered by Capt. Cory Karch.
ELIZABETH is a 63’ steel scalloper built in 1970 as a dragger at South Bristol, Maine. This vessel underwent extensive modification and refurbishing under her current Viking Village owners in 2000 to convert her to a full time scalloper skippered by Capt. Chris Buttocovla.
f/v c.b. keane
C.B. KEANE is 78' steel scalloper built by Fairhaven Shipyard completed in 2015. This full time scalloper is owned by Kirk Larson, Sr. and skippered by Capt. Stanley Jackson.
MADELYN is a 80' steel scalloper built by Fairhaven Shipyard completed in 2017. This full time scalloper is owned by Kirk Larson, Sr. the MADELYN is skippered by Capt. Jay Sweeney.
f/v ms manya
MS MANYA is a 65’ steel scalloper built for Captain John Larson in 2004 in Bayou La Batre, Alabama. This boat features an all aluminum wheelhouse to conserve weight. She is skippered by Capt. Pete Dolan.
F/v virginia lynn
VIRGINIA LYNN has been scalloping from Viking Village since 1993 when it was purchased by Ken Roma. This steel 86 ft. full time scalloper was built in St. Augustine, Fla. in 1980. Kenny ran the boat for the first 11 years and it has been skippered by Captain Ed Eckert since.
RELENTLESS is a 76’ steel scalloper built in 1978 at Eastern Marine Shipyard in Panama City, Florida. This vessel was purchased in 2002 by Captain Owen Smith who is both owner and skipper. The Relentless scallops full time out of Viking Village and has been a major scallop producer for the dock over the last several years.
F/v grand larson iii
GRAND LARSON III is a 75' steel scalloper in Bayou La Batre, Alabama completed in 2004. Owner Kirk Larson, Sr. has the full-time scalloper ran by the crews of his other two boats skippered by Capt. Stanley Jackon and Capt. Jay Sweeney.
F/V capt john
CAPT JOHN is a 75' steel scalloper completed in 2016 by the Fairhaven Shipyard. This full time scalloper is owned by Marion Larson and skippered by Capt. Dane Knutson.
F/v karen l
KAREN L is a 60’ limited access permitted scalloper. This vessel was built in Port Hueneme, California in 1974 and pole fished, with a capacity of up to 82 tons of albacore, in New Zealand and Brazil. Capt. John Larson purchased the Karen L in 1983 and rigged her for longlining. In 2001 she was refitted as a scalloper with a single dredge and has been scalloping since then. This boat is ran by Captain Dwight Kooyman.
F/V lucky thirteen
LUCKY THIRTEEN is a 67' steel boat built in St. Augustine, Florida in 1979. Prior to being purchased by Capt. John Larson in 2005, she was working in the squid fishery and was modified at Viking Village for scalloping and is currently being refitted for the 2020 scallop season. The skipper is Capt. Dwight Kooyman who has extensive experience in this fishery.