In 1991 Vicem made the biggest splash of all with the introduction of their Classic series. For a builder in Turkey to produce the epitome of classic Down-East stylings struck some as presumptuous. To endure challenging North Atlantic conditions season after season (and some of the most demanding captains in the world) traditional Maine lobster boats must please both the eye and the sea. Vicem found the Mediterranean offered similar challenges and that our Classic series was the solution.
Vicem envisioned the Cruiser Series as a step up from even our unusually high standards towards another level of style, luxury, and spaciousness. These higher-volume, longer-range motor yachts are the perfect bridge from classic, traditional full displacement yachts towards modern, semi-displacement performance specs. They are capable of undertaking demanding voyages with low fuel needs and ultimate comfort.
The vulcan series is thrillingly represented by the 46m, the 35m Tri-Deck and the 32m RPH (Raised Pilot House). Sprung from the design tables of renowned Dutch Naval Architect Frank Mulder and the award-winning interior design firms of Art-Line Interiors, Wetzels Brown Partners, and Ken Freivokh.
Vicem’s world-class and high-performance sport fish line carry on the Vicem tradition of timeless design and exquisite detail. It has a handsome classic look that combines outstanding comfort with the latest technology and incorporates all the elements of a fishing vessel any serious sport fisherman would dream of.
Bahama Bay Series
Vicem’s Bahama Bay line is our first designed from the keel up around Volvo’s IPS System. It offers the fingertip control, fuel efficiency, special flexibility, and noise control that IPS is widely known for. Bahama Bay yachts are modern and maneuverable luxury yachts, yet they are also cold-molded mahogany beauties with the same Down-East style profile that Vicem is world-famous for.
Recognizing wood’s superior qualities and honoring the millenary tradition of woodworking craftsmanship in Turkey, Vicem proudly continues to utilize the traditional boat building method but with a contemporary twist. All the Vicem Vintage Line yachts – which includes Classic, Flybridge, Cruiser, and Bahama Bay lines – are built with the Cold-Molded Process.
This operation simply involves applying layers of thin solid-wood veneers, oriented at different angles, to be saturated by epoxy over a computer-designed mold. This marriage of engineered woods with formulated resins yields a hull that is lighter, stronger, and more durable than traditionally built fiberglass boats. To this are added the widely acclaimed advantages in comfort, noise reduction, and insulation from the elements.
Excellence in Craftsmanship
Every piece aboard a Vicem is made and installed by hand – from the creation of the multi-layered mahogany-epoxy composite hull to the carving of the furniture. We invite you to look deep inside our cabinetry, to explore the recess of our bilges, and you will find a yacht built without compromise.
The best boats succeed on tough waters. The best boat companies succeed on the docks! It is there (from Newport to Portofino) that owners, captains, and competitors share their hard-earned judgments. Time and again, Vicem’s designs come out on top. Called “The very best ambassador of Down-east style yachting”, Vicem’s timeless designs produce classic pieces of art with a contemporary twist. They are elegant, head-turning vessels that truly stand apart from the crowd in any port of call.
Each and every Vicem Yachts is a unique piece of art – handcrafted and totally customized to suit owners’ personal taste and wishes. From Vicem’s earliest days, we have challenged ourselves to really listen to their customers, to absorb their ideas, and to work tirelessly to channel them into the finest yachts afloat. From the very first pencil stroke to the final splash on the Bosporus, Vicem’s artisans listen, learn, interpret, and then accomplish. The result: Every boat is unique in character, exquisitely “tailor-made” for the special person who first dreamed her.
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