Vicem Yachts just announced that they are building a new 50 IPS Classic, based on the success of the 46 that was introduced in 2017. The Turkish builder plans to have the new 50 in the U.S. by this spring.
The new 50, like the 46, will be laid up with infused-fiberglass composite to reduce build time. Vicem has earned a world-wide reputation for building cold-molded mahogany boats, up to 92 feet. The 50 clearly fits in to Vicem’s Classic series, with its Down East looks, low profile, long sheerline and gentle tumblehome.
When Vicem started the Classic series in 1991, it said the boats would reflect a Down East style because “traditional Maine lobster boats must please both the eye and the sea.” The sea conditions in the Med, the company said, often were similar to those that the lobster boats encountered in the North Atlantic.
The new 50 has Vicem’s signature hand-finished interior, which allows each owner to customize the boat to fit his or her preferences. It has a large aft deck cockpit with an L-shaped lounge and a transom door leading to the teak swim platform.
Mahogany and glass triple slider doors open to the salon, which is basically designed as a climate-controlled entertainment and social center. The galley can be up, in the salon, or below, in an atrium style.
The helm station is on the starboard side, custom-built with mahogany cabinetry. Visibility from the helm is said to be excellent forward and to the sides.
Below, the 50 has several possible layouts, ranging from one to three cabins, with two en suite heads. The boat can serve as a cruiser for a family or just a couple.
Power comes from a pair of 450-hp Volvo IPS600 pod drives, with joystick control for easy maneuvering around the docks. Top speed is expected to be about 28 knots, with a 24-knot cruise. You also can order the boat with straight shaft drives if that’s what you prefer. A gyro stabilizer is an option.
Specs: LOA: 52’0”; Beam: 14’5”; Draft: 3’8”; Disp.: NA: Fuel: 528 gals.; Water: 200 gals.; Power: 2×450-hp VolvoIPS600 pod drives. Read more: