Vicem Yachts started in 1991 and after more than 20 years and 150 yachts produced become one of Turkey’s largest and most respected producers of classic style luxury motor yachts. Every piece aboard a Vicem is made and installed by hand – from building the layered mahogany-epoxy composite hull, to carving the furniture. Vicem is highly regarded in yachting circles because of his magnetic down east style and for the outstanding quality of the company’s handcrafted construction process.
Vicem Vintage line (classic/fly bridge 52’ to 75’ – cruiser 78, 92 & 100) is built using the cold molded process. This millenary, unique construction technique is different from any traditional craft building as it is based on engineered wood construction which uses laminated mahogany coming from managed forests and a specific formulated epoxy resin to form the hull, decks and principal structures of each yacht. This results in a stronger, quieter and smoother vessel with a natural insulation from humidity and noise. Starting from the 2009, Vicem Yachts extended his production to megayacht range, introducing the new Vulcan Line with 46m & 35m tri-deck and 32m RPH, currently under construction. Vanguard 45 and 33 compose its all new third line of open yachts, a perfect blend of timeless elegance, performing naval architecture and state of the art production technology.
Since the beginning, Vicem Yachts mission is based on three core values: Total customization, timeless design, cold molded heritage Vicem Yachts headquartered in Analya in 2 manufacturing facilities covering a total surface of 323,000 sq ft (30.000 sq mt). In 2005 Vicem moved to Antalya (South of Turkey) attracted by the creation by the Turkish Government of a duty free trade zone. In the 2008, Vicem acquired the second facility for the production of the company flagship Vulcan 46 metres and earlier this year 2011, added a further 2,750 square metres.
Worldwide operations are run through an international brokers network coordinated by Vicem of America (Fort Lauderdale), Vicem of Europe (La Spezia) and Vicem of Asia Pacific (Australia). Unless Vicem Yachts carry on 3 millenniums of Turkish nautical tradition and heritage, innovation is infused in every single piece of the yacht. In fact, Vicem Engineering Department can count on in-house professionals – Naval Architects, Marine Engineers and Designers – last generation CFD software and collaborations with the most prestigious design firms like Frank Mulder, Art Line, Wetzels&Brown and Ken Freivokh.
Sebahattin Hafizoglu, founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors – declares: “Vicem Yachts is a shipyard with a precise mission: to blend a millenary tradition with the most advanced technology to satisfy a worldwide clientele of “happy few”. My role will be to consolidate organization and quality processes, to launch new lines of products and to expand operations approaching new markets and new segments of clients”. Vicem, The Yacht for Yachtsmen.
Vicem is one of the world's principal and most respected builders of classic luxury motor superyachts. All Vicem plants are clean, pleasant factories without unhealthy vapors like the ones that exist in other yacht building factories which use cheaper polyester resins. Its Vulcan Series yachts are built in a state-of-the-art facility in Antalya, Turkey.
Vicem Yachts with an important and strategic business expansion, enlarged its horizons beyond mahogany construction into high-tech composite construction with three new sleek, fast yachts for its Vulcan Line: VULCAN 46m sold in July 2012, VULCAN 32m/105' MY BRONKO I, that on November the 13th 2012 was ready for its technical launch (delivey expected end of November 2012), and VULCAN 35m/118' currently under construction, will appear in March 2013 for its launch.
In 2010 Vicem Yachts embarked on a development program for the new Vulcan Line of mega-yachts over 100'/30 meters with the sole resources of internal capital financing.
Vicem is undertaking an important business expansion plan and is enlarging its horizons beyond mahogany construction into high-tech composite construction with three new sleek, fast yachts, including a 46m/151', 35m/118' and 32m/105' for its Vulcan Line. All three yachts will be launched in the 2012.
Vicem Yacht – top Turkish shipyard leader in the production of timeless design boats and super yachts - and Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay – selected amongst “World’s 25 Best Hotels and “Condé Nast Traveller Reader's Spa Awards 2010” - are now together in a unique international marketing initiative which is also a 5 stars travel opportunity: a number of Vicem’s yachts will be available for the high selected clientele of Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay in the most exciting Turkish location, Bodrum.
In 2008 Vicem Yachts embarked on a development program for the new Vulcan Line of mega-yachtsover 100’/30 meters with the sole resources of internal capital financing.Vicem is undertaking an important business expansion plan and is enlarging its horizons beyondmahogany construction into high-tech composite construction with three new sleek, fast yachts,including a 46m/151’ , 35m/118’ and 32m/105’ for its Vulcan Line. All three yachts will be launchedbetween 2011 and 2012.
WETZELS BROWN AND KEN FREIVOKH INTERIOR DESIGNERS FOR THE 32 AND 35 MT VULCAN LINE
Vicem Yachts is expanding its horizons beyond mahogany into high-tech composite construction withthree new sleek, fast super yachts of 46, 35 and 32 mt: the Vulcan Line. For these mega-yachts theTurkish yard signs two additional agreements with Wetzels Brown & Partners and Ken Freivokh. TheWetzels Brown Dutch design team will be involved in the interior design of the Vulcan 32 mt RPH. The UKbased Freivokh team will develop the 35 mt Tri-Deck interior design works. Art-Line has been involvedwith the 46 meter yacht since its inception.
A Contemporary Twist to a Timeless Classic Design
Vicem Yachts, Turkish builders of luxury classic motor yachts and megayachts, heads into the 2010 European show season with a world debut on the horizon: the new Vicem 78 Cruiser, at the Cannes and Monaco boat shows this September.
The 78 Cruiser is the latest in Vicem’s celebrated series of Classic, Flybridge and Cruiser motor yachts ranging from 50 – 100 feet: the Vintage Line. The new 78 Cruiser epitomizes the three hallmarks of every Vicem yacht: exuding a classic look of timeless design, exemplifying the Vicem ideals for unmatched craftsmanship with a commitment to total customization, and the cold-molded method of construction. But this classic 25,15m Vicem has undergone a subtle yet sophisticated makeover with a number of new refinements, thanks to Vicem’s 15-person in-house design team. The 2010 78 Cruiser is a classic…with a contemporary twist.
Vicem Yachts, Turkish builders of luxury classic motor yachts and megayachts, heads into the 2011 European show season with the Vicem 75 Flybridge on display fro the first time in France at theCannes Boat Show this September. The 75 FB is the latest in Vicem’s series of Classic, Flybridge and Cruiser motor yachts ranging from 50 to 100 feet: the Vintage Line.