unfortunately the hat was a 96 and thus the previous generation. Apparently the hull and layout didn’t change much but I have yet to get on my target 97-03 55. So given that disclaimer, the hat engine room was cavernous, even with the monster 3412’s in there. It is literally stand up head room for me at 6’2”. The Viking ER felt way more cramped but it was also a mess which makes it feel smaller. But it certainly had a foot less headroom. Not sure if the engine room on the pre-97 gen hat 54/55 carried forward to the 97-03 but if so, it would be a big selling point for me. They felt similar in size but the hat had a 3rd head, which I think is kind of a waste of space. The master stateroom on the hat is much more spacious feeling with the angled bed. The lower bunk on the Viking seemed really skinny at the foot. Even my petite wife said she didn’t think she could sleep on it. The hat interior was super dated with Formica/pressed wood cabinets, some coral pink mixed in, etc. One thing the hat had that seemed unusual was fin stabilizers. Has anyone ever heard of one of those on a sportfish? Wonder how they work in that application.