April 24, 2017

New Model: Vicem 46 Classic IPS

Vicem is proud to announce the successful world premier of the 46 IPS, the very first model of a new IPS line by the Turkish boat builder.  Presented at the Palm Beach boat show the 46 IPS is the first Vicem built in fiberglass epoxy in this size. Light and sturdy the Vicem 46 IPS has sufficient interior volume to allow the owner to choose between spacious two or three cabin designs. This 46 IPS is designed by Vicem’s in-house design team and has a classic look and provides a quiet, smooth ride.  The primary aim when designing the 46 IPS was to create comfortable and luminous spaces. When coming aboard, you enter first into the bar zone with, a comfortable L-shaped settee. The lounge and cockpit are separated by a sliding door: when open there is no longer any separation and a single large living space is created.  The lounge area offers comfortable seating to fully enjoy the entertainment systems, while the large side windows and front windshield provide excellent visibility and lots of daylight. For maximum comfort when under way, the helmsman has an ergonomic chair and the station is complete with up-to-date electronic instruments.  The importance of a side door to the lounge shouldn’t be underestimated as it considerably eases movement around the vessel, especially when mooring. The interiors, all air conditioned, are quite spacious this is thanks to the Volvo IPS engines that allow for a smaller engine room with obvious advantages for livability.  The standard layout for the sleeping area foresees two spacious double berth cabins and a functional open space galley.  The owner’s cabin has a queen size bed, ample storage space, an entertainment system and a private bathroom complete with shower. Through-hull windows provide excellent natural lighting.  The guest cabin is equipped with two single berths that can be joined to make a single queen-size bed, while the guest bathroom can also be used as a day-head.  The galley is fully equipped for long cruising and comes with two electric burners, a microwave oven and ample storage space.  Powered by two Volvo 435hp the Vicem 46 IPS reached a top speed is close to 30 knots, with a cruising of 26 knots. During her first sea trails, what most impressed was the incredible silence on board: at 25 knots, only 62 decibels were recorded.
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.02 m (46ft)
Beam - 4.49 m
Draft - 0.7 m exl props
Displacement - 18000 kg full load
Accommodation -  four berths in two cabins, or six berths in three cabins 
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking IPS dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 30 knots max, 26 knots cruise
Project - Vicem in-house design team
Construction - fiberglass with Epoxy