Vicem is justifiably famous for its wood expertise, both in its cold-molded hulls and its superb interior joinery and varnish work. Although the hull of the Vulcan 46m is modern composite fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP), Vicem wanted her to look and feel like a traditional wooden boat inside.
At the US winter shows, the boating industry puts its best foot forward. Between Miami and Palm Beach, the region hosts no fewer than five major boat shows. The Yacht & Brokerage Show on Miami Beach and the Miami International Boat Show, and related Strictly Sail, run February 14 to 18. These three shows mark the debut of dozens of new models and showcase hundreds of craft, from small center consoles to megayachts.
The new Vicem 46, the shipyard’s first 151-foot tri-deck motoryacht and the largest vessel in its Vulcan Line, seen here during sea trials, combines tradition and modern yachtbuilding techniques. The Turkish yard asked Art-Line Interiors to create a décor that would reflect its heritage and woodworking expertise.
The Turkish-built Vicem line of cold-molded cruisers has a new queen with the launch of Moni, the first Vicem 107 Cruiser. While her external lines fit with the family style, by owner request her interior is a departure from the usual mahogany interior.
Yachts International first met Miami-based architect and yacht owner Hakki Koroglu at Vicem’s Antalya shipyard as he and his wife, Randie, awaited delivery of their latest Vicem: Hull No. 1 of the new Bahama Bay 61 series. It was the third time they ignored the advice that you should never buy the first hull. We caught up with these experienced boaters again after they had a chance to cruise in Turkey, and they showed no signs of regret.