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