The most challenging of projects for the well known Turkish yacht builder Vicem yachts, the 46m Motor Yacht VULCAN is now on water. The company is expanding its horizons beyond mahogany construction into high-tech composite build, with three new elegant and fast yachts, including a 46m (151ft), 35m (118ft) and a 32m (105ft) yacht for its Vulcan Line. V46 superyacht Vulcan (ex Caprice V) was launched in July 2012 and V32 Bronko I yacht was launched in November 2012. Vicem motor yacht V32 is expected to be launched shortly, in the first semester of 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 the 46 meter yacht VULCAN, 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 superyacht VULCAN 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 Spa Pool 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.
A world class, fast, light yacht for charter or private use, the Vulcan Series adds long range capabilities for ocean voyages together with an outstanding and durable low maintenance exterior.
Due to the latest design and construction techniques, interior volume of VULCAN yacht has been increased when compared to many other yachts in the same size range. Interiors are tailored to client requests and can be fully integrated with exterior colors, styling and finishes due to Vicem’s “total customization” attitude and superior construction techniques which allow finishing in dark colors and/or metallic painting. The Vulcan Line yachts are built in a state-of-the-art facility in Antalya , Turkey. Composite materials, applied with resin and sandwich techniques , are chosen to achieve the best possible strength-to-weight ratios .
All Vicem plants are clean, pleasant factories without unhealthy vapors that exist in other yacht building factories that use cheaper polyester resins that are loaded with unhealthy styrene. Even the Vicem Classic and Cruiser lines utilize the more expensive and sophisticated epoxy resins in construction. Integral tank construction was also introduced with the new Vulcan series, which provides more internal room for accommodations and the ability to carry more fuel for oceangoing trips at lower speed. Frank Mulder designed fast hulls for this Vicem Vulcan series with a fine entry for rough sea conditions that are also very fuel efficient at slow displacement speeds . RINA and/or MCA compliance and certification is always available on any Vicem Yachts. On the Vulcan series RINA and MCA are part of the project, which brings Vicem to a new level for offshore cruising and chartering.
Specifications Motor Yacht Vulcan
Length Overall: 46,08 m 152’2’’
Length Waterline: 39,45 m 129’5’’
Beam: 9,24 m 30’4’’
Draft: 2,30 m 7’6’’
Gross Tons 460
Construction: Fiberglass/Epoxy composite deck, hull and superstructure
Hull Type: V-Type Hard Chine – Semi Displacement Hull
Fuel Capacity: 48,600 litres (12,840 US Gallons)
Fresh Water Capacity: 7,500 litres (1,980 US Gallons)
Exterior Styling: Frank Mulder
Interior Design: Art Line
Certification: Rina Maltese Cross Hull Mach Y Unrestricted navigation, Large commercial Yacht Code LY2
Engines: 2 x MTU 16V 4000 M90
Power Output: 3,650 Hp @ 2100 rpm
Maximum Speed: 26 knots
Cruising Speed: 22 knots
Range 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots
Displacement (Dry): 551,155 lbs 250,000 kgs
Guest berths 12 guest
Crew berths 7 crew