Vicem Yachts introduce the New Vanguard Line

• 26 janvier 2011 • Comments (2)

Vicem Yachts, Turkish builders of luxury classic motor yachts and mega-yachts, opens 2011 with the new worldwide debut of its third line of yachts: the Vanguard Line.

New Vanguard Line by Vicem Yachts

Composed of the Vanguard 45 and the Vanguard 33, the new Vanguard Line is a perfect blend of timeless elegance, performing naval architecture and state of the art production technology. The new line of yachts boasts Vicem in-house design department styling for the exterior and the interior, while the hull and naval architecture were developed by legendary yacht designer Michael Peters.

An aggressive yet clean lined design that combines wood elements that typify the classic Vicem style (the mahogany windscreen is just an example) with new color palettes of grey, silver and blue. An extraordinarily daring design but intimately tied to incomparably high quality hull construction, thanks to the use of infused epoxy resins. SP Systems and Hi Modulus – B3 Smart Pac were chosen by Vicem Yachts to develop a production package using six different kinds of cores for each hull.

For lovers of ease and comfort, Vicem offers twin Volvo IPS 600 engines with 34 knots of top speed. This option permits easier docking, lower fuel consumption and 30% lower emissions compared to traditional propulsion. In alternative, thrilling performance is the trademark of the Vanguard Line with twin 800HP MAN R6 engines option, coupled with legendary ASD – Arneson Surface Drive transmissions, the Vanguards are capable of over 50 knots. This is also thanks to a 20° degrees dead-rise for increased seaworthiness – no longer will a choppy sea keep an owner from enjoying a swim.

The Vanguard Line also blends style and speed with very livable interiors: two cabins with twin berths, one forward and the other amidships, a comfortable galley and head with separate shower.

The highly defined potential client target is as follows: single males or dinkys (double incomes no kids yet) in their forties, highly attracted to everything that is fashionable and contemporary, who set a high value on elegance and design. They may also be fans of power-boating that have decided to buy their first yacht and, due to the high maneuverability, might be without a lot of experience at sea. They may also be mature boat owners who have chosen a Vanguard for their super yacht or as a second or third yacht in their collection.

Vicem Yachts CEO Alberto Perrone Da Zara presents yet another new development for the Turkish yard:

“I’ve worked with ‘open class’ boats for almost all of my career. After a fantastic experience in the United States with two leaders in this market, I couldn’t wait too long to bring Vicem into this segment.” “We studied very carefully all competitors worldwide and discovered a few gaps that the yard could fill: improved seaworthiness, a more enjoyable boat in heavier seas, better living space below-decks, zero compromise construction quality and a higher cost factor, sometimes very much higher. Vicem’s strengths are in their highly specialized workforce, their obsession with wood and stainless steel craftsmanship that comes close to perfection, the engineering resources necessary for the development of ever faster hulls with good dead-rise geometries and increased seaworthiness. All this in a limited production run – the Yard’s DNA is custom or semi-custom production – but with a quality to price ratio that can be found only in Turkey.”

Perrone Da Zara adds:

“From the quality point of view Vicem has decided to invest heavily. Together with Michael Peters we have decided to build hulls that no one else has: infused epoxy, just like the hulls used in the America’s Cup. We turned to SP System and Hi Modulus – B3 Smart Pac for a production package that uses six different core types for each hull. Certainly, this is a very challenging brief for our production and purchase departments, but quality here at Vicem has never been compromised.” And in conclusion: “Our in-house design department is responsible for exterior and interior styling. The use of colors, systems like the stern mounted automatic swim platform that closes and becomes an integral part of the hull, the sun bathing area at the bow with a bimini-top, living space aboard for up to ten guests and two large cabins with king size beds, the attention to the cockpit: I think these are all winning factors destined for a precise and defined client target.”

Vanguard line highlights

  • No compromise America’s Cup style construction technology
  • Timeless elegance and design, icon of the Vicem identity
  • Impeccable in-house craftsmanship, world class quality hand-made woodwork
  • Excellent seakeeping and seaworthiness
  • Different propulsion options
  • Ease of operation and reduced fuel consumption with Volvo IPS
  • Full headroom below deck
  • Outstanding 50-plus knots performance with ASD and MAN
  • Different colors available for deck and hull
  • Hideaway bimini-top on cockpit and for sunbathing on the foredeck with folding cushions
  • A very competitive quality to price ratio

Vanguard 45 will be ready for sea trials fall 2011

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