Vicem Yachts is expanding its horizons beyond mahogany into high-tech composite construction with three new sleek, fast super yachts in the Vulcan Line, the Vulcan 46, Vulcan 35 and the Vulcan 32 m. For these Vulcan mega-yachts the Turkish yard signs two additional agreements with Wetzels Brown & Partners and Ken Freivokh. The Wetzels Brown Dutch design team will be involved in the interior design of the Vulcan 32 mt RPH. The UK based Freivokh team will develop the 35 mt Tri-Deck interior design works. Art-Line has been involved with the 46 meter yacht since its inception.
“We want a reputation as a builder of light, beautiful and fast hulls” says Alberto Perrone Da Zara – Vicem Yachts CEO – “Vicem is entering the super-yacht segment with serious ambitions and with no compromise/highest quality building materials and technologies that compares favorably to orthern Europe Shipyards.” The super-yacht Vulcan Line can already count on Naval Architect Frank Mulder for hulls and exteriors and noted interior designs firm Art-Line. “On boats of this size, with such high expectations of performance, the choice of the ‘right’ naval architect and top class interior designers is essential to the success of the Vulcan line. All these yachts will be launched between 2011 and 2012”. Ultimately for Alberto Perrone Da Zara in an industry that is closely dependent on meticulous hands-on labour, Turkish builders provide a tangible advantage. “People are fed up with the variations in quality of the Far East and labour rates in the EU and North America are sky high” he claims, going on to say that “Turkish shipyards will only get better, marrying high quality design, building and engineering with affordability”.
About ALL Vicem Yachts Partners
Ken Freivokh Design (interiors designer Vulcan 35 mt Tri-Deck): Freivokh and his team are a group of multidisciplinary professionals worldwide renewed for their “out of the box” solutions. In the last decade they have gained top international awards with legendary boats such as The sailing yacht Maltese Falcon. The company is currently working on several projects from 55 up to 127 metres.
Wetzels Brown & Partners (interiors designer Vulcan 32 mt RPH): Amsterdam based – is the creative partnership between interior designer Gillian Brown and Architect Rob Wetzels. With a very dynamic team develops contemporary and timeless designs tailored made on client’s requirements. Layout, materials, colours, lighting, audio-visual, tableware, bed linen, accessories are all blended into one unique experience Functionality, flexibility, beauty and attention to details define their approach to marine design.
Mulder Design (naval architecture Vulcan Line 46, 35 and 32 mt). Frank Mulder founded Mulder Design in 1979. Based in Benschop, The Netherlands, this independent company is specialized in the design and engineering of luxury motor yachts. Through designs like Octopussy, Moonraker and The World Is Not Enough to name a few, Mulder Design has established a reputation as high-speed yacht designers. Equally important are the numerous semi-displacement and displacement luxury yachts that have been developed. Mulder Design pursues the principle that a custom-designed yacht has to be a reflection of the owner’s personality and lifestyle. To achieve this, the owner is encouraged to be involved in the design process, resulting in a ‘Mulder Design’ with a personal touch.
Art-Line Design (interiors designer Vulcan 46 mt): Based in Arnhem – the Netherlands. Marilyn Bos-de Vaal and Frank Pieterse graduated at the Art Academy of Utrecht and founded Art-Line in 1983. Inspired by contemporary art and architecture they are focused on yacht interiors design for semi-custom and custom super-yachts. Each Art-Line interior solution represents an ideal balance between function and emotion, the basic ingredients that demanding clients want in a luxury yacht. They were also awarded for the interior design of the record-breaking Octopussy and the even faster motor yacht Moonraker.
About Vicem – The Yacht for Yachtsmen
Since the company was founded in 1991, Vicem Yachts has been always focusing on three core values: total customization, impeccable craftsmanship and timeless design. The Vicem Vintage Line (Classic and Fly Bridge models, from 52’ to 75’; the Cruiser 78′ and 92′) is built using the cold-molded process. A 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. In 2009, Vicem Yachts extended its production to the mega-yacht segment, introducing the new Vulcan Line with the 46m & 35m Tri-deck and the 32m RPH. All three are currently under construction (all under construction and to be delivered in 2011). Vanguard 45 and 33 compose it’s all new third line of open yachts, a perfect blend of timeless elegance, performing naval architecture and state of the art production technology.