Making Waves: Vicem Forges Its Largest Vulcan

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.
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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 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. Although this hull is built of modern composite fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP), she feels like a traditional wooden boat inside.

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The generous beam comes courtesy of naval architect Frank Mulder, who drew the hull and exterior. He gave the yacht broad shoulders and his signature fine fore section for good seakeeping and efficiency. The semi-displacement hull is powered by twin 3,650hp MTU 16V 4000s, producing a top speed of about 25 knots and a cruising speed of 22 knots. At economical speed, she is capable of cruising 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.

Built on spec, the yacht was sold last spring to her current owner, who bought her just as she was. In fact, before taking delivery, he made only one substantive change—to the entertainment system. Stay tuned for more on the Vicem 46 Meter in a future edition of Yachts International.

For more information, visit vicemyacht.com

LOA: 151ft. 2in. (46.08m)
Beam: 30ft. 4in. (9.24m)
Draft:
7ft. 4in. (2.30m)
Engines:
2 x MTU 16V 4000 M90 @ 3,650hp
Speed (max.):
approx. 25 knots
Speed (cruising):
22 knots
Range:
4,000nm @ 12 knots
Exterior Design:
Mulder Design
Interior Design:
Art-Line Interiors
Naval architecture:
Mulder Design

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