Published: Friday, 18 October 2013
Mike Fulton

Vicem Yachts, the Turkish builder of luxury classic motoryachts and megayachts, has launched their 107-foot Cruiser, a cold-molded epoxy-system motoryacht called Moni. The Vicem 107 Classic Cruiser is the new flagship of their semi-displacement Cruiser line. Designed for long distance cruising, with very generous internal volumes and external entertainment areas, the 107 remains faithful to the signature Cruiser line design. Inside though, it breaks away from the traditional Vicem mahogany interiors. The boat will debut at FLIBS 2013 in the US.

Vicem Yachts Launches 107 Cruiser

The new 107 Cruiser encompasses the three hallmarks of all Vicem yachts: a classic and timeless look, unmatched craftsmanship and customization, and the cold-molded method of construction. This timeless classic design has undergone a sophisticated makeover with many new refinements courtesy of Vicem’s in-house design team.

“The Vicem 107 Cruiser is an ideal yacht for an owner with a large family or hordes of friends,” said Gary Smith, Vicem Yachts Sales Director. “A yacht of this size can accommodate three couples with full VIP accommodation and an additional four guests in two separate staterooms providing the discerning yachtsmen an experience he cannot get on a fiberglass vessel. This superyacht maintains the yard's DNA in custom or semi-custom production with a quality to price ratio that can only be found in Turkey."

The current version comes with five cabins for 10 guests, an enormous U-shape Gaggenau kitchen, king-sized beds in the full-beam master cabin and VIP cabins. Queen-sized beds or twin-bed double options are offered in the other cabins. The crew area is distinctive with three cabins (two singles and a double + pullman) with private toilets, double access, a laundry and private area for the five permanent crew.

Vicem Yachts Launches 107 Cruiser 2

These interior twists are complemented by an updated exterior, which shows all the vessel's cruising character, a very high bow with a low cockpit for facing rough seas and offering a comfortable cruise in any weather conditions. Everything on-board has been handcrafted to the highest standards, even down to the mahogany toe-rail and chromed brass or stainless steel hardware.

Two CAT C32 1,550-horsepower marine diesel engines propel her to cruising and maximum speeds of 17 and 21 knots, respectively. The deadrise angle on transom is 17 degrees. The engine room of the Cruiser 107 is built for optimal functionality, accessibility and reliability.

The building technique used to create the new 107 is the same as that used for all the Vicem Vintage Line, the cold-molded process which is radically different from traditional boat building techniques. Based on engineered wood construction, cold-molding uses laminated mahogany, from managed forests, and a specially-formulated epoxy resin to create the hull, decks and principal superstructures. This results in a stronger and quieter vessel with a smoother ride and natural insulation from humidity and noise.