02 November 2020
Turkish yacht builder Vicem Yachts has announced the pending launch of hull #1 of the new Vicem 50 Classic — a roomier and lengthened version of the existing 46 IPS model.
The first hull is scheduled for sea trials in late-November 2020, and the company has already taken orders for the first four hulls in the new line, while a fifth hull is slated to begin construction soon.
Estimates for customer deliveries for hulls #2 and #3 are tentatively planned for late December, while the fourth and fifth hulls will hit the water sometime in the first quarter of 2021.
According to Vicem’s Production Manager, Yigit Akbarlas, “We believe that the 50 Classic will fit the niche of the perfect family weekender. It has all the timeless exterior styling and high-end interior craftsmanship while still providing the ease-of-maintenance and beautiful finish of a composite build.”
The 50 Classic— a downeaster express-style yacht — features a single-stateroom layout.
A large master forward, ensuite head and ample storage provides owners the luxury and accommodations suitable for longer voyages, or in the optional arrangement, a second stateroom for family trips.
“The 50 will give customers 400-nautical-mile range,” says Akbarlas, “as well as meeting the Vicem-standard for excellent seakeeping, luxurious accommodations, comfort at sea, and design flexibility to suit each owner’s individual tastes.”
Customisation options include countertop surface materials to cabinetry and sole flooring.
There is also a flybridge option available upon request.
The 50 Classic is expected to achieve a top speed of 28 knots and a cruising speed of 24 knots, powered by standard twin Volvo Penta IPS600 engines.
The optional Volvo D8 IPS800 engines will increases top speeds by several knots.