Vicem Yachts for Sale
It is said in Turkey that humble beginnings launch the purest of intentions. In the case of Vicem, it all started in a tiny Black Sea town of the same name. In the 1980’s a Turkish businessman from Vicem– Sebahattin Hafizoglu – developed a passionate regard for the storied schooners of the Bosporus (known as the Turkish Gulet).
He boldly decided to reinterpret them for modern sensibilities, using state-of-the-art Cold Molded wood and epoxy techniques. Almost immediately his countrymen recognized this merger of a new kind of luxury, comfort and performance with classical charm. Local resorts and businessmen clamoured for anything he could build. And so, in 1991, Vicem Yachts was formed. Twenty years later the wider world has come to recognize Vicem’s impeccable craftsmanship and uncompromising allegiance to quality.
With over 150 yachts launched in the last twenty years, Vicem is now one of the world’s largest and most respected builders of classic luxury motor yachts. Fifteen design professionals – Naval Architects and Marine Engineers – use the latest generation design and project management software to produce technical specifications that are second to none. Their collaboration with some of the most prestigious design firms in the industry (Frank Mulder, Art Line Interiors, Wetzels Brown Partners and Ken Freivokh) assure cutting edge practices.
Four hundred staff in three Turkish facilities (one just outside of Istanbul in Tuzla, and two more in Antalya) that total 550,000 square feet (or 50,000 square meters) devote themselves to translating these designs into yachts that have become the envy of the yachting world. Worldwide Sales and Support operations are widely acknowledged to be world-class. They are run by an international brokers network made up of Vicem of America (Fort Lauderdale), Vicem of Europe (La Spezia) and Vicem of Asia Pacific (Australia).
Simply stated, Vicem is a company with a mission: To blend craftsmanship borne from 3,000 years of finely honed woodworking skills with the most advanced technologies available. The goal is to produce yachts that fully satisfy “The happy few.”
An unwavering devotion to quality is the star around which three our key values orbit:
Each and every Vicem Yachts is a unique piece of art – handcrafted and totally customized to suit owners’ personal taste and wishes. From Vicem’s earliest days, we have challenged ourselves to really listen to their customers, to absorb their ideas, and to work tirelessly to channel them into the finest yachts afloat. From the very first pencil stroke to the final splash on the Bosporus, Vicem’s artisans listen, learn, interpret, and then accomplish. The result: Every boat is unique in character, exquisitely “tailor-made” for the special person who first dreamed her.
The best boats succeed on tough waters. The best boat company’s succeed on the docks! It is there (from Newport to Portofino) that owners, captains and competitors share their hard-earned judgments. Time and again, Vicem’s designs come out on top. Called “The very best ambassador of Down-east style yachting”, Vicem’s timeless designs produce classic pieces of art with a contemporary twist. They are elegant, head-turning vessels that truly stand apart from the crowd in any port of call.
Excellence in Craftsmanship
Every piece aboard a Vicem is made and installed by hand – from they creation of the multi-layered mahogany-epoxy composite hull, to the carving of the furniture. We invite you to look deep inside our cabinetry, to explore the recess of our bilges, and you will find a yacht built without compromise.
Cold Molded Construction
For 3,000 years Turkish artisans have finely honed their experiences in working with natural materials. Vicem celebrates this storied tradition of wood working craftsmanship by taking traditional methods and adding a contemporary, high tech twist: The Cold-Molded process.
This operation simply involves applying layers of thin solid-wood veneers, oriented at different angles, to be saturated by epoxy over a computer-designed mold. This marriage of engineered woods with formulated resins yields a hull that is lighter, stronger and more durable than traditionally built fiberglass boats. To this are added the widely acclaimed advantages in comfort, noise reduction, and insulation from the elements.
Vicem 54 – BoatTEST.com
Vicem 54 Classic – Power & Motoryacht Magazine
Vicem 54 – Power & Motoryacht Magazine
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Vicem 67 Flybridge – Power & Motoryacht Magazine
Vicem 77 – Power & Motoryacht Magazine
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