The impressive Vicem Vulcan 46 metres M/Y Vulcan is now on water. This is the most challenging project for the world famous Turkish arriving to megayacht production for the first time since 2010. Vicem 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. V46 metres Vulcan (ex Caprice V) was launched in July 2012 and V32 metres Bronko I was launched in November 2012. V35 metres will be launched soon in first semester 2013. In order to continue with speeds in the 20 plus knots range, Vicem decided on Cored Fiberglass construction for this series. The first step was joining forces with Dutch naval architect/designer Frank Mulder who has designed many well known fast mega-yachts worldwide. To utilize the state of the art in fiberglass yacht construction, Mulder specified Core-Cell and Epoxy resin for the entire structure.
Core-Cell has the best characteristics of any core material for “off gassing”, insuring a finished hull and superstructure that can be painted in any color. The hull and superstructure are also post-cured with large heat blankets after lamination, ensuring a fair and smooth appearance with any color.
“We want a reputation as a builder of light, beautiful and fast hulls” says Sebahattin Hafizoglu, Vicem Yachts Founder – Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Vicem is entering the super-yacht segment with serious ambitions and with no compromise/highest quality building materials and technologies that compare favorably to Northern Europe Shipyards.” The 46-metre super-yacht has involved Dutch naval architect Frank Mulder and noted interior design firm Art-Line Interiors. “On a boat this size, with such high expectations of performance, the choice of the ‘right’ naval architect was an important one. Nobody has as rich an expertise as Frank Mulder does,” says Hafizoglu. Vicem are so pleased with Mulder’s work that we are also building a 32-metre and a 35-metre to his designs.”
VULCAN 46 meters M/Y VULCAN.
With this 46 meter yacht, Vicem decided to enter into the composite mega-yacht segment without making compromises. With the assistance of outstanding design firms such as Frank Mulder for exterior and naval architecture, and Art Line for the interiors, Vicem set out to build a 46 meter semi-displacement yacht which is lighter and faster than the industry standard, achieving 25 knots as top speed, while maintaining high-efficiency cruising and long range capability of 4,000 Nm @ 12 knots, thus creating an extremely versatile ship. Art-Line Studio designed the Vulcan 46m interior, bringing a new definition to the word luxury. A 460-ton yacht, powered by twin 3,650 HP MTU engines, delivers efficient oceancrossing range at reduced speed. Her three decks plus Sun-deck design provides outstanding elegance for the knowledgeable owner, and six cabins of thrilled guests. Her signature open atrium design provides 45 feet of unbroken natural lighting, from the very top of the Sun-deck all the way down to the Lower Deck. The main deck’s Master Suite uses every inch of this yachts’ 30 foot beam, and includes a CEO’s office and a private gym. A graceful wraparound entry way leads to an inviting Jacuzzi and an arcing fullwidth head. Farther aft is the galley, a dining area for ten, and a relaxing lounge and a spacious upper lounge area. Its impeccable construction and craftsmanship, thanks to Vicem’s internal team of 400 specialized craftsmen and the RINA/MCA Long Range classifications, make this mega yacht a very
serious contender in today’s mega-yacht arena.
“The Vicem 46 Vulcan – refers Gary Smith, Vicem of Americas – is a fantastic design and is as fast as she is beautiful. The yacht design is a build with absolutely no compromises and only the best materials are used. The first completed vessels are simply a work of art! We are excited to represent Vicem’s entry into the mega-yacht world. The Vulcan line is quickly becoming recognized as an industry leader and we are proud to be part of the team.