Vicem, the Turkish builder of upscale Downeast-style cruising boats, is making a new 50 Classic that’s scheduled to reach the U.S. in October. Vicem is known as a leading builder of cold-molded wooden yachts, but the new 50, a larger version of the company’s popular 46, will have a fiberglass hull and superstructure and a high-quality wood interior.
Vicem is making the new 50 Classic out of fiberglass for faster delivery and for easier maintenance. Overall, the boat is a combination of ageless style, contemporary performance, and old-world craftsmanship.
Hull number one will have a single-stateroom layout, suitable for a couple on a long voyage. The large master stateroom is forward with an en suite head and lots of storage. A two-stateroom layout is an option, but Vicem emphasizes that it can customize each interior per the owner’s wishes, even down to the finishes, countertop surfaces, cabinetry, and cabin soles. The boat also is available in salon and flybridge versions.
Powered by twin 435-hp Volvo IPS600 pod drives, the Vicem 50 Classic cruises at 24 knots and tops out at 28 knots. The company says that optional 625-hp IPS800s increase those speeds by several knots.
“We believe the 50 Classic fits a perfect middle ground for customers between the 46- and 55-foot range in the Classic Series,” says Yigit Akbarias, production manager. “The 50 will give customers 400-nm range, excellent seakeeping, and accommodations luxurious and comfortable enough for longer trips.”
Specs.: LOA: 52’0”; Beam: 14’5”; Draft: 3’8”; Disp.: NA; Fuel: 528 gals.; Water: 200 gals.; Power: 2×435-hp Volvo IPS600 pod drives. Read more: