Vicem 46 Takes to the Water

Some called it bravado, others called it madness but whatever it was back in 2007 when the project was started, it is today, a huge success.
Here Vulcan the new Vicem 46 metre is seen at the fitting out dock in Antalya Turkey were she was built just days after her launch and a month away from her debut at International boat shows
Back then during the heady days of 2007, Vicem set out to build a 46 metre semi-displacement yacht which is lighter and faster than the industry standard, achieving 26 knots as top speed, while maintaining high-efficiency cruising and long range capability and creating an extremely versatile superyacht.
Work began on what was a spec project in 2008 and was subsequently slowed down.  “In hindsight that was not a good year to begin the construction of our first big boat project without an owner,” concedes Bob Reimens the Dutch Canadian project manager brought in by Vicem to oversee her construction. “But to their great credit the company has never stopped work on her and continued throughout with a small but highly skilled work team.”

The hull and superstructure were constructed using vacuum bagged epoxy, quadraxial and triaxial E-glass together with Corecell to ensure she is lightweight, economical and strong.
The builders faith in their project paid off and in the spring of 2012 they sold the yacht for €27 million to a British client marking the company’s entrance into the superyacht market.
This 460-ton yacht, powered by twin HP MTU engines, delivers efficient ocean-crossing range at reduced speed.  Her three decks plus Sun-deck design provides elegance for her new and knowledgeable owner, and six cabins for his guests.

The yachts signature open atrium design provides 15 metres of unbroken natural lighting, from the very top of the Sun-deck all the way down to the Lower Deck. The main deck’s Master Suite uses every inch of this yachts’ 9 metre beam, and includes a CEO’s office and a private gym.  A graceful wraparound entry way leads to an inviting Jacuzzi and an arcing full-width head. Further aft is; the galley, a dining area for ten, and a relaxing lounge and a spacious upper lounge area.
RINA/MCA Long Range classifications make this yacht a very serious contender in today’s superyacht arena.

  • Shipyard                             Vicem Yachts Anatalya Turkey                                   
  • Construction material            Composite GRP
  • Length Overall (LOA)            46.08 m – 151’ 02’’
  • Beam                                 9.07 m – 29’ 9’’
  • Draught                              2.3 m – 7’ 7’’
  • Tonnage                             460 gt
  • Fuel Capacity                       48,600 litres (12,840 US Gallons)
  • Water Capacity                     7,500 litres (1,980 US Gallons)
  • Propulsion                           2 x MTU 16V 4000 M90
  • Power output                       3,650 kW @ 2,100 rpm
  • Maximum Speed                  26 knots
  • Cruising Speed                     22 knots
  • Range                                  4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots
  • Generators                          2 x 115 Kw Northern Lights 50 Hz
  • Bow Thrusters                      Trac
  • Stabilizers                            Trac
  • Propellers                            Rolla 5 Blade
  • Exterior Styling                     Frank Mulder
  • Interior Design                      Art Line
  • Guest Berths                         12 guests
  • Crew Berths                          7 crew
  • Classification                         RINA C, Hull Mach Y Unrestricted 
  • Compliancy                           MCA LY2