Vicem Yachts

The Best of the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Boating and yachting enthusiasts from around the world descended on Fort Lauderdale last month for the 54th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show in the world. This year’s show saw some 100,000 guests over five days, which is the highest turnout since 2006. More than 1,000 boats were on display across […]

Boating: Breaking the Mold

The Turkish shipyard Vicem Yachts is one of the few major builders that still produce boats with hulls made entirely from mahogany. The cold-molding construction method required for such hulls is a labor-intensive process that involves coating layers of mahogany strips with epoxy laminate and bending them around a frame, thus creating a naturally insulated […]

Vicem Yachts Launches New Vulcan 35m Trideck

Vicem Yachts  adds  an important  step to  its  strategic business  expansion  with the  launch of the Vulcan  35m/118’  Trideck. Since  2012  Vicem  has  been  enlarging  its  horizons  beyond  mahogany construction into high-tech composite construction with the delivery and the launch of two other new sleek, fast yachts for its Vulcan Line: the Vulcan 46m and Vulcan 32m/105’. World class, […]

FrontRunners: Long and Prosperous

The 151-foot, trideck Le Caprice V is the first Vicem Vulcan 46 (, and it was the inaugural launch in the Turkish yard’s Vulcan line of semi­custom vessels longer than 100 feet. Like the 118- and 105-foot Vulcan models, the $27 million Vulcan 46 (named for its length in meters) was designed by the Dutch […]

Vicem Makes a Megayacht Splash

Vicem Yachts is renowned for its Down East–style cruisers made from cold-molded wood and epoxy. So the Turkish builder’s entry into the megayacht market, with the Vulcan line, has caused quite a stir. The first launch in the line, the recently delivered Vulcan 46 M Tri-Deck, is still as much a Vicem as the company’s […]

FrontRunners: Fourth and Longer

Vicem Yachts’ newest design bests the formerly largest yacht in the Turkish builder’s Classic Flybridge series by three feet of hull length and one passenger cabin. The 75-foot Vicem 75 Flybridge (, which has a starting price of about $4 million, can be configured with four staterooms (or three, like its 72-foot predecessor) and can […]

92 Cruiser

Noah’s Ark, arguably the world’s first expedition yacht, was built in Turkey. Yet despite this august heritage, the Turks have never been known as master shipbuilders. That could soon change: Vicem Yachts, a Turkish builder of modern mahogany cruisers and convertibles, recently debuted its new 92 Cruiser in the United States to broad acclaim. With […]