Our boat test of the Vicem 46IPS. Led by an ambitious new owner, Turkish builder Vicem Yachts is betting big on the 46IPS—and the company may have a few surprises up its sleeve.
Our first look at the Vicem 65 Classic Flybridge. . The 65 Classic Flybridge makes the most of her Maine-crustacean inspiration.
PMY's first look at the Vicem 77.
Have a closer look at the Vicem 77, which offers traditional lines and cold-molded construction with a layout that’s ready to cruise. From the flying bridge views to the warm mahogany joinery to the longing looks cast her way, this yacht may bring boaters back to a time of sophistication. Get a taste for what else she offers here.
Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Vicem 107.
Old World craftmanship meets old-school style in the Vicem 107, as Editor-at-Large Capt. Richard Thiel discovered on a visit to Turkey to try her out on Homer’s wine-dark sea.
Power & Motoryacht's first look at the Vicem Vulcan 46M megayacht. The 46M was built in Vicem’s eco-conscious factory in Antalya, Turkey, using composite materials and resin-infused-sandwich techniques. This construction process lends the boat a high strength-to-weight ratio that helps her remain relatively fuel efficient, light, and fast while also being stout enough to handle rough seas.
Vicem 100 Cruiser
In days of yore, if the Turks were crossing the high seas in search of you—well, it was probably a good time to pack up your bags and hit the road. Fast. But these days—at least since Turkish builder Vicem Yachts began turning out impeccably crafted, customizable yachts in 1991—if you hear the Turks are coming for you, you may want
This 78-footer combines a classic profile, a modern interior, and generous cruising range.
I’ve seen and tested a fair number of cold-molded mahogany Vicems over the years, and almost all featured the Turkish builder’s trademark traditional-looking, rich, mahogany interior. But that image was shattered for me (in a brilliant way) when I stepped
How about an affaire de coeur with a singularly gorgeous cold-molded mahogany beauty?
I’m a romantic at heart. And quite frankly, I believe that most true boat lovers are similarly constituted. Yeah sure, most of us appreciate top-of-the-line mechanicals, wallet-warming operating efficiencies, calm-inducing dockside maneuvering characteristics, and
They make fishing boats, too?
That was the question I asked myself when I tested the first Vicem-built sportfisherman four years ago. (Based in Turkey, Vicem has 20-plus years experience in building custom cold-molded Downeast-style vessels.) At the time she was named the S&J Violator 54 ( see “Building a Contender,” March 2005). Now called the Vicem 54, she is a lightweight (44,000 pounds
At last year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Vicem, the Turkish builder of cold-molded mahogany boats, presented its new 52-foot Classic Express. (The cold-molding process purportedly produces parts that are stronger and lighter than conventional fiberglass ones and involves laminating layers of
She may not have been sporting her optional Bausch-American tuna tower at her Miami boat show debut, but what the Turkish-built Vicem 63 Sportfish lacked in aluminum, she more than made up for in woodwork. Besides teak—found throughout the cockpit and in some motifs in the interior—Ducia and Kyaha
Sometimes I wonder how I find my way out of bed in the morning. Here I was looking for Turkish builder Vicem Yachts' latest offering targeted to the American market, the 85 Classic, maybe the largest lobster yacht afloat, and I couldn't find the darn thing. Huh! After giving me the address of a canal-side residence in Fort Lauderdale, Michael Landsberg, president of Vicem's stateside distributor
Every afternoon at just before sunset in Tuzla, Turkey, a small town approximately 15 miles outside of Istanbul, loudspeakers summon Muslims to Magrib, or sunset prayer. If you were just offshore in the Sea of Marmara at this time, the prayers coming from the loudspeakers would certainly float over the onion-shape minarets of the city’s numerous mosques to reach your ears. Looking towards the
The first time I saw a Vicem was more than a year ago, but that brief encounter made a lasting impression. I was on a trawler with friends making a leisurely trip along the coast of Rhode Island, heading for the Newport Boat Show, when off to the south we spotted one of the handsomest yachts I’d ever laid eyes upon. Like a distant apparition she appeared, a beautiful dark-blue hull gliding