Vicem Yachts, Turkish builders of luxury classic motor yachts and mega-yachts, has launched the all-mahogany motoryacht 1 07’ Cruiser (MY Moni). “Vicem 1 07 Classic Cruiser is the new flagship of semi-displacement Cruiser line. Designed for long distance cruising, gifted with extremely generous internal volumes and external entertainment areas, the 107 remains faithful to the signature Cruiser line design. On the inside though, it breaks away from the traditional Vicem mahogany interiors. The boat will head into the 2012 European show season with a world debut at Cannes Boat Show.
The new 107 Cruiser epitomizes the three hallmarks of every Vicem yacht: exuding a classic look of timeless design, exemplifying the Vicem ideals for unmatched craftsmanship with a commitment to total customization, and the cold-molded method of construction. But this timeless classic design 32,50m Vicem has undergone a sophisticated makeover with a number of new refinements, thanks to Vicem’s in-house design team.
Antonio Caviglia – Vicem Yacht European Sales Director from the new base in Porto Mirabello, La Spezia refers: "the Vintage Cruiser 107 will be an outstanding boat to entertain family and friends, with interior and exterior spaces worthy of a 115footer, including an amazingly large midship, full-beam master cabin, and two extremely spacious VIPs. The giant 70 square meters flybridge is worthy of a +40 metres superyacht. Given all of these attributes, including a very comfortable crew area, as well as Rina Certification, Y Pleasure Class, it will also have great charter appeal. Those on board will enjoy the
utmost luxury with a quiet and smooth ride afforded only by a cold molded mahogany hull which promise only to enhance the overall exceptional experience". Caviglia again “Her European owner wanted a fresh, modern but warm interior, and since one of our core Vicem values is the ability to fully customize the interiors, we were able to fully meet his desires.The result is simply spectacular - our master craftsmen have interpreted "modern" by blending woods, leathers, fabrics and stones into welcoming and harmonious interiors with a fit and finish worthy of the Vicem tradition".
“The Vicem 107 Cruiser is an ideal yacht for an owner with a large family or a heck of a lot of friends – says Dave Mallach, Vicem Yachts Sales Director. “A yacht of this size can accommodate 3 couples with full VIP accommodations and an additional 4 guests in two separate staterooms (total of 10 guests), providing the discerning yachtsmen an experience that cannot be duplicated on a fiberglass vessel. With a draft of only 6’4” (1.90m), its cruising ability in the Caribbean, as well as in the Mediterranean, will provide an experience only our Flagship Vintage model can bestow on those aboard. We are very proud. It is a true testament to Vicem’s capabilities.”
A mighty and powerful looking yacht with a “double crème shade” of unrivaled prestige like its “older sister”, the 78 Cruiser – one of the 2010 Vicem successes. The Yard's strengths are again utilized in this boat: it’s the highly specialized workforce, its obsession with wood and stainless steel craftsmanship that comes close to perfection, the engineering resources necessary for the development of its V type hard chine semi-displacement hull. And last but not least this superyacht maintains the Yard's DNA in custom or semi-custom production with a quality to price ratio that can be found only in Turkey.
The introduced version comes with 5 cabins for 1 0 guests, an “over sized” Ushape Gaggenau kitchen, king size bed in the full-beam master cabin and in the Vip cabin. Two further guest cabins propose a queen-size and a twin-bed double solution. The crew area is another sign of distinctiveness: 3 cabins (2 singles and one double+pullman) with private toilets, double access and laundry and private area (total of 5 crew on board).
The Vicem 1 07 contemporary twists are complemented by an updated exterior, and shows all its cruising character: a very high bow with a large and low cockpit to face rough seas for a pleasant and comfortable cruise in any weather. All on-board detail has been handcrafted to the highest standard and expertise: mahogany toe-rail and chromed brass or stainless steel hardware are just an example.
Power arrangements are 2 x CAT C32 1 ,550HP Marine diesel engines, which allow the 107 Cruiser semi-displacement hull to reach cruising and maximum speeds of 17 and 21 knots, respectively. The fuel tanks have a capacity of 3,831 gal. 14,500 lt. while the water and holding tanks are 512 gal. – 1,940 lt. and 1,025 gal. – 3,800 lt., respectively and a deadrise angle on transom is 17 degree. The engine room of the Cruiser 107 is built in keeping with the tradition of Vicem of designing and executing engine rooms that are extremely well organized, well appointed and well finished so as to maximize functionality,
accessibility and reliability. This tradition is a result of Vicem's 20 years experience in the American market, where engine rooms are more often scrutinized by owners and captains to confirm the build quality of the rest of the boat. Regarding the engines themselves, Vicem chose in this particular case robust twin Caterpillar C32 in order to provide to the Owner endless hours of reliable cruising with easy maintenance requirements.
The cold molded method
The building technique used to create the new 107 is the same used for all Vicem Vintage Line (classic/flybridge 52’ to 75’ – cruiser 78, 92, 107): the cold molded process. A millenary, unique construction technique which embodies all the construction methods of the Turkish historical marine tradition; a modern procedure different from traditional boat building.
Based on engineered wood construction, cold-molding uses laminated mahogany (coming from managed forests) and a specific formulated epoxy resin to create the hull, decks and principal superstructures. This results in a stronger and quieter vessel with a smoother ride, with natural insulation from humidity and noise.