Semmes Yachts & Brokerage
I just returned from the factory in Istanbul where I was able to see this beautiful, custom, Vicem 82 Flybridge still under construction. Her owner's started this custom build - and their 4th Vicem - last year and plans have changed with their family so now are drawing a smaller Vicem as their next build. What this means is a very rare chance to get a new (if you purchase before completion, you will be the original and first owner) Vicem 82 in a few months time - while there is still a chance to customize and add the options and touches at the factory to make her perfect for you.
Price includes delivery to East Coast USA and US duties as well as a power converter making her electrical system usable worldwide. Ask about the Vicem "Blue Voyage" program where you can use the boat in Europe before shipping her from the factory to the USA.
Note - boat is still at the factory under final construction in Istanbul. I am happy to go with you to see the boat, the factory, and you can see beautiful Turkey at the same time. All completed photos are of sistership at this time.
Vicem Yachts (pronounced "VEE-cham") builds classic style luxury motor yachts that are enjoyed by discerning yachting enthusiasts in many parts of the world. Crafted largely by hand at the company's shipyard in Istanbul, Turkey, Vicem models range from about 35' up to 150' in length. Currently there are more than 150 Vicems afloat in Europe and the USA. Since the company was founded more than two decades ago, the Vicem brand has become synonymous with impeccable craftsmanship, upmost attention to detail and quality, and widely respected cold-molded construction.
The Vicem Classic Series, introduced in the USA in 2001, includes models ranging from 34' to 72'. These strikingly handsome yachts are an established favorite among Vicem owners. Based on the achievement of the Classic Series, Vicem launched the Cruisers series in 2008. These larger yachts, now ranging from 65'--115' are also attracting a great deal of attention. We also build Sportfish models, ranging 54'-66'.
In 2008, Vicem started construction of its first composite 150' megayacht, which is a collaboration of world-renowned designers, Frank Mulder and Art-Line Design supported by a project management team with global experience in this area.
In recent years, Turkey has been am emerging powerhouse in the world of boat-building. Vicem Yachts stands as the best example of this emerging market, with many years of experience and a fine reputation as an elite builder of classic, elegant motoryachts.
Enter the spacious cockpit through a centerline transom door from the oversized hydraulic platform. L shaped seating, both port and starboard side, with high/lo dining tables are the highlight of this space. Additional seating is forward on the port side with access to the crew cabin is located starboard, behind the custom stainless staircase to the flybridge. Teak decking with engine room access hatch, storage under the seating and outboard.
Looking forward, the hallmark mahogany and glass double wide doors open outboard opening the immense salon to the cockpit - creating a large entertaining space. The hand crafted mahogany woodwork shows why Vicem sets the standard for custom downeast style yachts.
Straight port settee and L shaped starboard settee with an occasional chair custom built for this interior and cocktail table. 55" flat screen TV hides away behind the port settee under the mahogany cabinets and has a lift raising up when in use.
Lower helm is forward starboard and has a Vicem style double helm seat, large modern helm with double, upgraded Volvo/Garmin glass cockpit screens. Helm door provides access to the wide side decks.
Lower deck is accessed with a double-wide staircase, again taking advantage of the spacious interior on this Vicem 82.
Galley is portside and atrium style that allows both natural light, open feeling and ability to talk to the captain at the helm and be part of what is going on in the salon, while keeping the galley area separate for the chef. Apartment size refrigerator with freezer, 4 burner cooktop, microwave/convection oven, dishwasher and thoughtful storage. There is a center island as well for additional storage, workspace and a spot to lean against in rough weather.
Master stateroom is aft and down a few steps allowing for a full beam mid-ship stateroom. Hull side windows both port and starboard with a king size, centerline berth - imagine the view! Aft on the port side is a walk in closet and the master head is aft on the starboard side. Built-in mahogany cabinets and additional hanging locker are to port and an L shaped settee gives a great space to lounge on the starboard side.
VIP is forward with a centerline berth, hull side windows both port and starboard as well as storage and hanging lockers. The head has the shower on the port side and head and sink on starboard, allowing for two people to get ready at the same time.
Guest stateroom is mid ship, across from the galley, and really shows how creative Vicem can be with their custom interiors. The queen size berth can be split into two single berths by sliding on the built in stainless track making this stateroom either a spacious double or twins. Large hanging locker on aft bulkhead . Day head with separate shower is forward of this stateroom.
Custom designed flybridge with removable bimini top allowing boat to access where a hardtop would not allow
Teak flooring on flybridge, side deck and foredeck
Extended swim platform
Crew cabin and head
All water resistant cushions with covers including sunpad forward
Winter cover for flybridge
Upgraded custom mahogany table with hi lo stand
Second generator - Onan 17 kw
Humphree stabilizer and trim system
Additional 16" Garmin display screen on FB helm
Glendenning cable coiler
Hydraulic swim platform
Fresh water shore connection on transom
4 Underwater lights
Glass Cockpit Display - Garmin MFD 8616 16" display x 2 lower helm
Glass Cockpit Display - Garmin MFD 8612 12" display x 2 - flybridge
Radar - Garmin GMR 624 XHD2
Autopilot - Garmin Reactor 40 with GHC 20 Control Unit
Autopilot - Garmin GPH 2L
Autopilot display - Garmin GHC20
Transducer - Garmin GSD24
Data instruments, Garmin GM120
VHF - Garmin 315 Marine Radio x 2
GPS Antenna - Garmin 19x NMEA 2000
VHF Antenna - Sheakespare x 2
Rudder angle feedback
Salon - 55" 4KUHD Smart TV
Guest cabin, VIP Cabin, Master Cabin - 32" 4KUHD Smart TV
Bluray Player 4k Ultra HD wifi x 4
FUSION entertainment system x 6
Marine speakers - JL audio x 2 for each zone
Volvo Penta D13 900hp @2300 rpm
NiBrAl 4 blade props
Electro hydraulic steering system
Duplex shafts with SS brackets and GRP Stern tube
Engine room ventilation system Delta-T with automatic-manual control
Trim tabs with twin actuators, twin station with indicators
Sidepower Bow Thruster
Sidepower Stern Thruster
Humphreel stabilizer and trim system
Hydraulic swim platform
Onan 22.5 kw Generator
Onan 17 kw Generator
Glendenning cable coiler with 75' 50amp cord
LED lights throughout
Searchlight with remote
Dometic AC chiller system 9600 BTU
Fresh water wash down in bow and stern
Hot and cold shower on transom
The cold-molded construction operation simply involves layers of thin veneers, oriented at different angles, glued over a mold. The glue in this case being a specially formulated epoxy resin. The marriage of engineered wood with formulated resins yields a hull that is lighter, stronger and more durable than a traditionally built boat. There are two basic reasons for this:
1- Firstly, laminating several layers of wood at 90-degree angles optimizes the unidirectional strength of this naturally flexible product, making it ideally suited to resist and absorb the complex forces applied to a hull in a seaway. Secondly,
2- Wood is a very strong material. However, this strength is unidirectional, meaning you can easily bend the wood in one direction but it would break if you try to bend it in the other direction. Binding together several layers of wood at 90-degree angles makes the hull much stronger in resisting the complex set of forces that effect the vessel during navigation.
Preventing the hull from absorbing more moisture than ideal is crucial in a wooden boat. Many woods are two or even three times stronger when dry than they are when saturated with moisture. The cold molding system aims to keep the wood dry. The epoxy soaks deep into the wood, sealing it off from moisture and oxygen. Keeping the water out means no swelling and no rotting. The glued joints are firmly bonded for long periods of time. Through this method, the hull skin is built upon a wood frame in four directional layers of African or South American Mahogany (Sapele) composite planking.
The first layer (-45 degrees) is fastened to the frames, keel, chine and sheer strake with galvanized nails and saturated with epoxy; the second layer (+45 degrees) and third layer (90 degrees) are fastened and bonded with epoxy and stainless steel staples, while the fourth layer (0 degrees) is fastened via epoxy and stainless steel strapped staples that are then removed, leaving behind a smooth hull with no visible markings. For larger, heavier yachts, an additional inner layer of edge-fastened strip planking mechanically locked together in a bead and cove fashion, with two outer layers of diagonally fastened mahogany planking, is required. Both methods have mahogany laminated internal structural members for the keel, chine, sheer and beams.
The final structural construction step requires coating the entire bilge area, engine room and exterior of the hull with 10oz E-glass cloth, epoxy resin and a polyurethane paint system. The exterior of the full is finished on top of the E-glass by multiple steps of long boarding, epoxy fairing compounds, epoxy primers and polyurethane paint to achieve a mirror-like finish. The result is a yacht that has all the advantages of a laminated wood hull, such as natural insulating properties for sound and humidity, and is also stronger than standard fiberglass and traditionally built wooden yachts.