on 19 Mar 2023
Turkish boatbuilder Vicem Yachts has added the feature-packed Vicem 65 Classic Flybridge yacht to its 250-plus-strong fleet.
Vicem prides itself on timeless design, total customization, and excellence in craftsmanship, elements that are evident in the new addition.
True to its name, the 65 Classic Flybridge has lines that recall the golden age of yachting, with a Downeast style that is at once masculine and sleek, evoking the feeling of a boat that is both capable and beautiful. Hull colours are customisable, although a light-blue colour scheme has already proven most popular among potential buyers.
The 66-foot-long boat has an accommodations level that includes an en suite amidships master suite with an island king bed for the owner, while guests will stay in a spacious forepeak stateroom that also features an en suite. Both staterooms have a level of fit and finish usually seen on much larger builds, with rich woods and plush fabrics, and every detail is neatly taken care of.
Further, the accommodations level of the Vicem 65 Classic Flybridge has a fully functional private galley and a dining/lounge room for intimate meals that can also be converted into a third stateroom, complete with sliding doors for privacy when used as a guest cabin.
The 65’s main deck has a massive, full-teak cockpit with an L-shaped settee and a second dining table for alfresco dinners. The salon has another L-shaped settee, plus additional seating, and excellent natural light thanks to large windows. The two spaces are connected via a door with a frameless, electric window that creates a feeling of openness and continuity. An aft galley in the salon has a small bar area with a sink, icebox, and icemaker that services two alfresco Besenzoni bar stools.
On the boat’s namesake flybridge, there is a wetbar and barbecue, a third L-shaped settee, which can convert into a sunpad, and an outdoor helm with 17-inch Garmin screens. Throughout all of these areas, Vicem’s trademark woodwork, capitalising on 3,000 years of Turkish craftsmanship, is on display.
The 65 Classic Flybridge is powered by twin 1,350-hp Volvo Penta IPS pod drives or traditional, straight-shaft diesels, for a top speed of 32 knots and an eco cruise speed of 26 knots, and boasts Humphrey stabilizers (fin + interceptor) as well as a hydraulic swim platform.
The 65 Classic Flybridge can be constructed with fiberglass, but can also be cold-molded—a process the shipyard is particularly fond of for the quiet, sturdy, and soft ride it produces. The model comes outfitted with four 630 Amp lithium batteries, which are longer lasting than traditional ones, and enable the boat to operate for 15 hours without using the generators.
With a fuel capacity of 1,056 gallons, the Vicem 65 Classic Flybridge has a considerable range that will tempt serious cruisers who have an appreciation for tradition, craftsmanship, and the ability to choose the exact yacht that they want.
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