Beautiful and rare downeast flybridge cruiser, OJALA is a Vicem 80 FLybridge downeast express with 4 staterooms plus crew. Her light blue hull and light wood interior makes her stand out from her downeast style peers. Her retail price when new was over 4m and her owners have made many custom upgrades.
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.
Main Engine, twin 1550 hp common rail diesel engines - MAN
Bow thruster, electric dual joy stick, Side Power
Engine room lead panel isolation
Gear Boxes, marine 2050A - ZF
Oil change pump - Reversco
Rudders ans P brackets - stainless steel
Sea Water strainer - Guidi
Shafts, 316S stainless steel
Stabilizer 250 system - TRAC
Steering system, dual station power-assisted hydraulics - BCS
Steering wheel, teak and chrome
Stern thruster - electric 10.7hp - Sidepower
Stuffing boxes - Tides Marine
Trim Tabs, BCS MY 4000 system
Dual fuel filters
Bilge pump, manual - Jabsco
Bilge pumps - Rule
Cockpit shower - Heater Craft
Deck plates - Riccii
Electric Heads - Tecma
Faucets - Hansgrohe
Fresh water pressure pump, twin 24vDC/115vAC
Fresh water tanks - 204 Stainless steel - custom made
Grey and black water tanks -polyethylene
Grey water discharge pump - Rule
Macerator pumps - Sealand
Oderless plumbing - Geberit
Sea Water pumps, anchor - Parmax
Shower system - HansGrohe
Tank displays - Wema
Tank level indicators Stainless steel - Hizmar
Water heater, twin - Isotherm basic 50
Water maker, aqua whisper 900 with filter upgrade - Sea Recovery
Water outlet fitting - Jabsco
Water Pressure regulator - Watts
Bow rail, stainless steel - custom
Aft deck and flybridge - teak decking
Side and fore deck - teak decking
Lazarette and bilge ladders - stainless steel
Aft deck custom table with hydraulic stand
Teak Swim platform - hydraulic - Opacmare
Helm door to side deck
Flybridge with seating, table with hydraulic stand, bimini cover
Air horn - Buell
Capstan, twin - Lofrans T1500
CCTV cameras - Raymarine
Hatches - Bowmar
Navigational lights - Aqua Signal
Portlights - Schmitt
Searchlight - Jabsco/ITT
Underwater camera - Ocean Systems
Windshield wipers - Exalto
Anchor - stainless steel
Chain - galvanized
Nylon lines - 6 sets and 12 fenders
Windlass, electric - Lofrans X4/2500W
Autopilot control heads, twin - Raymarine
Compass, twin magnetic black and white - Ritchie
Displays - E120, triple - Raymarine
GPS receiver, RayStar 125 - Raymarine
Radar Scanner, 4kw, open array - Raymarine
Satellite TV antenna 60 STV Raymarine
Tridata, twin ST60 - Raymarine
VHF antenna and brackets - Glomax
VHF Ray240 with second station - Raymarine
Clock, tide clock, barometer set - Barigo
Wind analogue, twin ST60 - Raymarine
The main salon was completely customized last year to reflect the owners desire to have a comfortable entertaining space. A new L shaped settee was installed on the starboard side with a large high/low table. Port side has custom storage, and multi-media drawers, 3 custom ottomans and two chairs. All new teak flooring was installed.
Forward on the starboard side is the helm with a door leading to the wide side deck, double seat and a full 360 degree view for the captain through all the windows.
Forward on the port side is an ice maker and wine chiller in addition to storage cabinets and an area open to the galley below.
Twin 1550 hp MAN common rail diesels (std 1100hp)
Flybridge with seating, lockers and helm
Anigre (African hardwood) interior Wenge inlay
Custom blinds and curtains
Granite/marble in heads and showers
Washer/dryer (replaced new in 2016)
Bow rail - custom made stainless steel
2 additional hatches
Hydraulic swim platform
Swim platform extended from 48" to 52"
5 Ocean Air concealed sun shades
Fire extinguisher in engine room
Dual Racor fuel filter in lieu of single Separ
Electric controlled shore power 50'/50A
Second generator 13.5kw
Stern thruster 10.7hp
Watermaker 700 gallons/day
Additional fridge and grill on flybridge
Teak decking side and foredeck
Stidd helm chair in lieu of standard
Upgrade to Miele cooktop in galley
Full size Sub-Zero refrigerator in galley
LED interior lighting
4 additional hull windows
Bimini stop with stainless supports
Ice-maker in salon
Upgraded faucets in galley and heads throughout
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.