One of Vicem's most popular models with the double opening doors from the salon to the spacious cockpit, two statrooms, two heads and lower dinette adjacent to the galley. Beautiful mahogany interior with 360 degree views and stunning profile. Twin MAN 800 diesels give cruising speed in the mid 20's.
Vicem Yachts (pronounced "VEE-cham") builds classic style luxury motor yachts that are enjoyed by discerning yachting enthusiasts in many parts of the world. Crafted largely by hand at the company's shipyard in Istanbul, Turkey, Vicem models range from about 35' up to 150' in length. Currently there are more than 150 Vicems afloat in Europe and the USA. Since the company was founded more than two decades ago, the Vicem brand has become synonymous with impeccable craftsmanship, upmost attention to detail and quality, and widely respected cold-molded construction.
The Vicem Classic Series, introduced in the USA in 2001, includes models ranging from 34' to 72'. These strikingly handsome yachts are an established favorite among Vicem owners. Based on the achievement of the Classic Series, Vicem launched the Cruisers series in 2008. These larger yachts, now ranging from 65'--115' are also attracting a great deal of attention. We also build Sportfish models, ranging 54'-66'.
In 2008, Vicem started construction of its first composite 150' megayacht, which is a collaboration of world-renowned designers, Frank Mulder and Art-Line Design supported by a project management team with global experience in this area.
In recent years, Turkey has been am emerging powerhouse in the world of boat-building. Vicem Yachts stands as the best example of this emerging market, with many years of experience and a fine reputation as an elite builder of classic, elegant motoryachts.
Bosch dishwasher model SRV53C
Bosch Gourmet convection/microwave oven model HFT879
2 burner electric cooktop
Bosch washer/dryer model WET2820
Nespresso LeCube coffee machine
Uline marine series ice maker Model SS1095 upgraded in 2010
Spotfree water filtration and softener system model SF1000 with stainless steel stand new in 2007
Miele electric bbq grill model CS 1312 upgraded in 2012
Seagull drinking water purification system model IV X-2KB
Twin 800 MAN marine diesel engines
11.5 kw Onan/Kohler generator
Sidepower S125 bow thruster
Sidepower S 125 stern thruster
Hydraulic power steering
Stainless steel rudders
Lofrans 1500 watt windlass
Trim tabs - upgraded in 2005/6
Engine room lead panel isolation
Automatic fire extinguisher for engine and generator
64,000 BTU marine air conditioning
Glendinning Cablemaster Model CM-8 with 72' power cord
Lofran windlass with remote new in 2014
Simrad VFH RS50 with hand set and remote repeater speaker new in 2016
Dockmaster model 1B03 remote wireless docking powered to both engines and thrusters installed 2007 and software upgraded in 2012
Diesel teX model DTX503 fuel line polishers
Simrad Autopilot A 25
Simrad multi radar and chart plotter display CA44 - two C map chips Florida to Maine
Simrad ISI5 instruments
Raymarine 45 STV satellite TV system
Jabsco remote control searchlight new in 2015
Powermax Marine cell booster - digital antenna installed in radar mast new in 2007
Shakespeare Omni-directional marine TV/FM antenna new in 2012
Simutalk 24G full duples wireless system model D 900 new in 2007
ACR EPIRB model # 2774 Cat II, battery replaced in 2017 and good until 2022
Airhorn new in 2013
Panasonic Vierre 42" model TC-P42ST30 3D/plasma HD TV in salon with lift and Samsung Blue Ray DVD player model BR-D5700-ZA all new in 2012
Bose lifestyle 30 model 30P-II entertainment center with remote and 5 disc CD player able to have music play separately in four location - new in 2004/5
13" Flat screen TV in dinette
13" Flat screen TV in Master stateroom
Lewmar hatches and stainless steel portholes - replaced in 2018
Stainless folding swim ladder on swim platform
Teak swim platform
Teak decks in cockpit, side and fore decks
Custom stainless steel bow rail
Salt water deck wash pump
Mahogany cockpit table
Custom teak sheel
Khaya mahogany floors throughout boat
Leather cushions in salon and at helm
Stair and cockpit lighting
Spur line and net cutter on both shafts new in 2007
LED lighting throughout cabin, cockpit and engine room new in 2016
Taylor made 12"x34" Big B fenders with covers, one 14"x14" round orange fender, one fender board and multiple chafe guards
Custom canvas - cockpit cover, cockpit table and entertainment center covers, five hatch covers and two spares, sun awning for front windshield and two wheel house windows
Switlik 6 Man OFfshore Passage raft w/water pockets in valise new in 2016
Sterns Model ISS-590i adult immersion suits - 2 new in 2007
AB-Artigina Battelli - RIB, hard bottom model 290VS, 9.5' 2003 lightly used in very good condition with trailer by Ventura
Tohatsu short shaft 4 stroke 9.8hp outboard engine with electric start with hydroshield new in 2003 and lightly used
Sea Wise davit system new in 2008
Flares, ditch bags, binoculars, safety gear, dishes, glassware, silverware all convey
The cold-molded construction operation simply involves layers of thin veneers, oriented at different angles, glued over a mold. The glue in this case being a specially formulated epoxy resin. The marriage of engineered wood with formulated resins yields a hull that is lighter, stronger and more durable than a traditionally built boat. There are two basic reasons for this:
1- Firstly, laminating several layers of wood at 90-degree angles optimizes the unidirectional strength of this naturally flexible product, making it ideally suited to resist and absorb the complex forces applied to a hull in a seaway. Secondly,
2- Wood is a very strong material. However, this strength is unidirectional, meaning you can easily bend the wood in one direction but it would break if you try to bend it in the other direction. Binding together several layers of wood at 90-degree angles makes the hull much stronger in resisting the complex set of forces that effect the vessel during navigation.
Preventing the hull from absorbing more moisture than ideal is crucial in a wooden boat. Many woods are two or even three times stronger when dry than they are when saturated with moisture. The cold molding system aims to keep the wood dry. The epoxy soaks deep into the wood, sealing it off from moisture and oxygen. Keeping the water out means no swelling and no rotting. The glued joints are firmly bonded for long periods of time. Through this method, the hull skin is built upon a wood frame in four directional layers of African or South American Mahogany (Sapele) composite planking.
The first layer (-45 degrees) is fastened to the frames, keel, chine and sheer strake with galvanized nails and saturated with epoxy; the second layer (+45 degrees) and third layer (90 degrees) are fastened and bonded with epoxy and stainless steel staples, while the fourth layer (0 degrees) is fastened via epoxy and stainless steel strapped staples that are then removed, leaving behind a smooth hull with no visible markings. For larger, heavier yachts, an additional inner layer of edge-fastened strip planking mechanically locked together in a bead and cove fashion, with two outer layers of diagonally fastened mahogany planking, is required. Both methods have mahogany laminated internal structural members for the keel, chine, sheer and beams.
The final structural construction step requires coating the entire bilge area, engine room and exterior of the hull with 10oz E-glass cloth, epoxy resin and a polyurethane paint system. The exterior of the full is finished on top of the E-glass by multiple steps of long boarding, epoxy fairing compounds, epoxy primers and polyurethane paint to achieve a mirror-like finish. The result is a yacht that has all the advantages of a laminated wood hull, such as natural insulating properties for sound and humidity, and is also stronger than standard fiberglass and traditionally built wooden yachts.