Turkish yard completes hull of its new cold-moulded motoryacht
Turkish motoryacht builder Vicem Yachts has provided a build update for its new cold-moulded motoryacht, the Vicem 67 Cruiser. Construction of the hard-chined semi-displacement hull is now complete and the yacht has been CE Design Category A certified, making it self-sufficient for extended voyages.
“The 67 Cruiser is a new design that will accommodate the needs of our clients who may want to cruise the open ocean,” says Sinan Unal, chief naval architect and marine engineer. “With the benefit of comfortable accommodations, space for a crew to manage the yacht, and additional flybridge space, our cold-molded construction allows our clients to get everything they want in a yacht that’s beyond the ordinary.”
The yacht’s profile will be traditional, with a flybridge and hardtop, says Vicem. The new model is being built on spec and will be introduced at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show later this year.
An elegant motoryacht, the Vicem 67 Cruiser will have a classic layout with five distinct social areas, including a formal dining area to port with seating for six with a galley opposite that can be open or closed off, depending on owner preference.
The saloon will have facing settees port and starboard, served by a table on a high-low pedestal. The lower helm is open to the social areas of the main deck, and will have a side door for easy access to the side decks. Since the additional design, Vicem has added a day head to the main deck to ensure guest comfort under way.
Port and starboard stairs from the aft deck provide three-step access to a broad to swimming platform. The aft deck will be shaded by the large flybridge overhang and will feature a wide transom settee served by a solid-wood table for al fresco dining for eight.
The flybridge hardtop is still under construction, and will provide shelter to the upper helm station, as well as forward-facing companion seating, an al fresco galley console, and a U-shaped settee.
At anchor, a large foredeck sun pad on the trunk cabin will be equipped with a folding awning for wind and sun protection. There’s also a forward-facing settee at the bow. Wide side decks will be protected by high bulwarks topped with a stainless steel bowrail to lend safe access to the foredeck.
Belowdecks, the Vicem 67 Cruiser will feature a three-stateroom layout, including both forward and amidships masters with king-size beds, as well as an ensuite starboard guest stateroom with a double bed.
Power for the Vicem 67 Cruiser will be a pair of 600hp Volvo Penta D8 diesels using conventional shaft drives and custom designed four-blade propellers. Expected speeds are a 16kt cruise and a 20kt top speed.
Engine options will include 725hp Volvo Penta D11s and 900hp Volvo Penta D13s.