Vicem 65 Classic Flybridge, a Downeast style model that recalls the golden age of yachting
Vicem 65 Classic Flybridge is in a different class
The world-renowned Turkish boatbuilder Vicem Yachts has a new addition to its 250-plus-strong fleet - the Vicem 65 Classic Flybridge. The yacht is ready to impress yachtsmen and industry insiders alike with a unique combination of traits that make it unlike any other boat on the market.
Vicem prides itself on timeless design, total customization, and excellence in craftsmanship. Those three characteristics run throughout its fleet, but perhaps nowhere are they more evident than aboard this new 65.
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 colors are customizable, though a light-blue paint job has thus far been very popular, as it pairs well with the color of the sea.
The 66-foot-long boat has an accommodations level that includes an en suite amidships master with an island king bed for the owner. Prized guests will stay in the spacious forepeak stateroom that is also en suite. Both staterooms have a level of fit and finish usually seen on much larger builds, with rich woods, lush fabrics, and every detail neatly taken care of.
Further, the accommodations level has a fully functional private galley and a dining/lounge room for intimate meals that can also convert 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.
Throughout all of these areas, Vicem’s trademark woodwork is on display. The builder relies on 3,000 years of Turkish craftsmanship to produce beautifully appointed woods the likes of which are seen nowhere else in the industry.
As for 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.
Loaded with Features
The 65 Classic Flybridge is laden with customizable features these include, but are not limited to:
- 2 x 1,350-hp Volvo Penta IPS engines or traditional, straight-shaft diesels
- 4 - 17” Garmin screens
- Humphrey stabilizers (fin + interceptor)
- 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 4 lithium batteries, each of them 630 Amp, which are longer lasting than traditional ones: with these batteries, without using the generators, the boat can operate for more than 15 hours. She also can be outfitted with either Volvo Penta pod drives or traditional, straight-shaft engines. Top speed for the boat is 32 knots, and it can cruise economically at 26 knots.
With a fuel capacity of 1,056 gallons, she has quite 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.