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.
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.
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.
LIMITED ACCESS - PART TIME
TILE - BLACK SEA BASS
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. Current skipper, Captain Dwight Kooyman.
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.
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
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.
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.
Sea Dog is an 86’ steel scalloper built in 1987 on the Gulf Coast in Texas. Captains Ken Roma and Ed Eckert purchased her in 2003 to fish as part of our dayboat scallop fleet.
GIPPER is a 55' steel vessel built at Rhode Island Marine in 1976, GIPPER is owned and operated by Captain Mike Green. Mike purchased Gipper in 1988 and since then this vessel has fished out of Viking Village for sword, tuna, tilefish, monkfish and currently as a dayboat scalloper.
PRETTY LADY is a 42" fiberglass scalloper owned and skippered by Captain Carl Janson. She was built in 1980 at Glass Marine in Hayes, Virginia. Carl purchased Pretty Lady in 2001 and brought her to Barnegat Light.
CAPT JOHN is a 75' steel scalloper completed in 2016 by the Fairhaven Shipyard. This full time scalloper is skippered by Capt. Dane Knutson.
F. NELSON BLOUNT
F NELSON BLOUNT is a steel dayboat scalloper. This vessel, owned by Marion Larson, was built in 1961 at Blount Marine in Rhode Island and is among the original boats at Viking Village Dock. Originally a seiner, the boat was subsequently converted to a clammer and then to a scalloper when John Larson purchased it. The Blount is skippered by Captain Chris La Rocca.
ABBIE & HOLLY
ABBIE & HOLLY is a 58’ steel vessel owned by Captain Bob Brewster and Skippered by Captain Jimmy Murray. She was built on Long Island in 1979 and upon purchase by Bob in 2003 was brought to Viking Village to fish full time in the local longline and Tilefish fisheries and currently as a dayboat scalloper.
BEAR is a steel scalloper built by Bock Marine in Beaufort, North Carolina. Owner Bob Brewster has the BEAR working as a dayboat scalloper.
PROVIDER III is a 55' steel vessel built in Arapaho, Virginia in 1974. Provider was purchsed in 2001 by Mike Green who brought her to Viking Village to operate as a longliner. She was subsequently refitted for scalloping and has worked in that fishery up until the present. Currently the PROVIDER III is a Larson owned boat ran by Capt. Art Machulsky.
JULIANNE is a steel dayboat scalloper that has been fishing out of Viking Village since 2004. This 47’ vessel was built in Golden Meadow, Louisiana, in 1985 and is owned and skippered by Captain Craig O’Brien.
LIMITED ACCESS - PART TIME
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.