Please select your home edition
Edition
Pantaenius PWR Asset 728x90

Vicem Yachts unveils all-mahogany made 65 IPS Classic

by Vicem Yachts 8 Nov 17:17 UTC 31 October - 4 November 2018
65 IPS Classic © Vicem Yachts

The all-new Vicem 65 IPS Classic, the Turkish-built yacht with classic Down East lines, has been on display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2018 (October 31- November 4).

The 65 IPS Classic is Vicem's 153rd hull, and brings to bear everything the shipyard has become world renowned for in its 28 year history. This Vicem's the first in that size range to be fitted with the Volvo Penta IPS system.

The Vicem 65 IPS Classic is the latest offering from a brand that has distinguished itself from the very beginning for honoring the old traditions of both Turkish and American naval design, while infusing their creations with an amount of luxury and quality of fit and finish that remains unmatched in the classic yacht segment. That, coupled with a construction method that sets them ahead of the competition, is the reason why Vicem is so respected in the industry and desired among yachting enthusiasts.

Timeless classic elegance

The cockpit of the 65 IPS Classic has a large L-shaped sofa and a wet bar. The salon has an oversize L-shaped sofa to starboard and a large lounge chair, flanking an entertainment center, to port. The galley is up and forward to port, with lots of counter space for long-range cruising. The helm station to starboard has seats for two.

Creating extra interior volume

The new 65 IPS classic can be built with three or four staterooms and three heads. Below, the master stateroom is midships and full beam, with a walkaround bed and a large ensuite head with shower (7'5'' feet of head-room). The VIP cabin is forward with a walkaround bed and en suite head and shower; the third stateroom with two berths is on the starboard side, also with a head and shower. The 65 IPS Classic on display at FLIBS 2018 was a four cabin version and has an average of seven feet of headroom.

The exquisite wood work in the interiors is complimented by the latest in equipment and electronics, and a design that focuses on open spaces, storage aplenty and absolute comfort.

Sinan Unal - Vicem's Chief Naval Architect and Marine Engineer - says: "Our fully custom construction process allows us to build a yacht that is not hampered by the constraints of a molded hull, therefore, it was our goal to build a 65 footer with the internal volume of a typical 75 to 80 ft express cruiser. Vicem has always offered increased living space compared to the competition, but we made it a point to go beyond even our own standards. One thing that invariably leads to discomfort on a boat is headroom. Even with a wide beam and lots of windows, if the ceiling is just a few inches above the head, people will start feeling claustrophobic very soon. On this yacht, we have 7 ft of headroom average throughout, with the course, with all that additional volume come more closets and storage everywhere. We challenged our engineers to achieve this unrivaled space without altering the classic proportions of our exterior, so this yacht's look is classic Vicem, sleek, elegant and uncluttered".

Powered by twin 800-hp Volvo Pentadiesels with IPS 1050 pod drives, the new Vicem 65 IPS Classic cruises at 23 knots – with a range of about 420 nm - and tops out at 26 knots. Furthermore, the yard offers two other Volvo Penta engine options: 2xIPS 1200 or 2xIPS 1350.

The cold molded method

The building technique used to create the Vicem 65 IPS Classic is the cold molded process, west system epoxy. A millenary, unique construction technique which embodies all the construction methods of the Turkish historical marine tradition; the cold molded process west system epoxy a modern procedure different from traditional boat building. Based on engineered wood construction,cold-molding uses laminated mahogany (coming from managed forests) and a specific formulated epoxy resin to create the hull, decks and principal superstructures. On a strength-to-weight ratio, mahogany is stronger than fiberglass.

Noelle Semmes, sales director of Vicem Yachts USA, refers: "Vicem's proprietary construction produces a hull that mixes the best of synthetic materials and natural ones in a completely hand made way, which ensures utmost quality throughout. Like all high end brands, we use high tech fibers like e-glass and carbon fiber to reinforce all stress points and encapsulate the inner and outer layers of the hull, but inside the hull itself, instead of more fiberglass or foam like production boats, we use a mahogany and epoxy laminate that is far superior. Why use wood as the inner layer? Because it is much better. On a weigh-to-strength ratio, mahogany is much stronger than fiberglass, while drastically reducing sound and temperature levels. And because this construction uses a lot less epoxy, our hull is much lighter and not as stiff as a fiberglass one, which means we do not pound and rebound over the waves but rather, glide right through them. If you've never been out on a Vicem, you are in for the revelation of your life. A much gentler ride, on a hull that is virtually silent and much cooler in summer, or warmer in winter, than a plastic fiberglass boat. And of course, because of the reduced weight and better sea keeping, we need smaller engines, which results in better fuel consumption".

Related Articles

First solar Silent 79 catamaran under construction
Solar-powered propulsion and household, pure silence due to electric propulsion Silent-Yachts, Austria-based producer of ultra-innovative oceangoing solar-powered catamarans, is making a big leap in size introducing its largest model to date. Posted on 14 Nov
Zeelander shares all details of new flagship Z72
Largest Zeelander ever - the length is over 22 meters with retractable swim platform Zeelander Yachts is excited to share the details of its latest build—the Zeelander Z72—and show off all the specific features that will be included in its largest yacht to date. Posted on 13 Nov
The MCY 96 hits the waters in Asia
The MCY 96 arrives in Asia! The MCY 96 arrives in Asia! Revealed last year in the heart of Venice, three units were sold before the private launch. Specially designed to adapt to cruising conditions on Asian waters, Asia's first MCY 96 will be based in the beautiful Thailand. Posted on 13 Nov
Sausalito police warn boaters living in vessels
Time and tide wait for nobody in Richardson Bay Time and tide, which wait for nobody, are not waiting any longer off the shore of Sausalito. Posted on 11 Nov
Fusion launches all-weather panel-stereo
Leading manufacturer announces weather proof plug and play solution with bluetooth streaming FUSION®, a worldwide leader in marine audio entertainment, announced today the release of a weather-proof version of all-in-one marine entertainment system – the Panel-Stereo Outdoor. Posted on 11 Nov
Cruising the ICW on a Yacht
A two-day trip from Beaufort, North Carolina, to Norfolk, Virginia Taking the Intracoastal waterway on a two-day trip from Beaufort, North Carolina, to Norfolk, Virginia. This route is commonly taken amongst boaters to avoid foul weather and rough seas offshore Cape Hatteras. Posted on 11 Nov
New power catamaran and certification course
New power catamaran and certification course in Cape Coral, Florida Offshore Sailing and Power Cruising School founder and Chairman Steve Colgate announced the addition of a Fountaine Pajot Power Catamaran MY 37' to its fleet at The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village and Tarpon Point Marina in Cape Coral, Fla. Posted on 11 Nov
Mercury Marine powers world record Ski Pyramid
With triple 300hp Mercury Racing outboards on the transom With triple 300hp Mercury Racing outboards on the transom, the Rock Aqua Jays water ski team has established a Guinness World Record for the largest human pyramid on water skis. Posted on 10 Nov
Shark safety
Be shark smart It is important to be aware that sharks inhabit the Great Barrier Reef and the Queensland coast including freshwater estuaries, canals and streams. Posted on 10 Nov
Full steam ahead for Tankoa Yachts
Tankoa S502 Elettra - 50-metre / 165' hybrid works in progress Tankoa 50-metre Elettra's construction is progressing on schedule for delivery to her European owner in May 2019. Posted on 9 Nov
Raymarine AUS 2018 Aug - Axiom - FooterMarina Exchange FOOTER 1Multihull Central Aquila 36 FOOTER