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Vicem 67 Cruiser: A Digital Tour

An exclusive Passagemaker interview with Vicem US sales director Noelle Semmes on the launch of the Vicem 67 Cruiser.

Vicem Yachts started building boats in the ‘80s in the tiny Black Sea town of Vicem. A Turkish businessman, Sebahattin (Sebastian) Hafizoglu was a fan of the legendary schooners of the Turkish Gulet, and he set out to reinterpret that model for modern taste, using a (then) state-of-the-art cold molded wood and epoxy technique. The locals became hooked on the design and its traditional styling—so much so that in 1991, Vicem Yachts was formally established.

Twenty-five years later, we’re talking about the recent launch of Vicem’s newest model in its cruiser line, the Vicem 67 Cruiser.


An elegant motor yacht, the Vicem 67 Cruiser features a classic three-stateroom layout with five distinct social areas, including a formal dining area to port with seating for four with a galley opposite, which can be open or separated, depending on owner preference. The salon has facing settees port and starboard, served by a table on a high-low pedestal. The lower helm is open to the social areas of the main deck, and has a side door for easy access to the side decks. A day head also resides on the main deck.


Power is a pair of 1,000-horsepower Volvo Penta D13 diesels using conventional shaft drives and custom designed 4-blade Nibral propellers. The standard engines yield a 16-knot cruise and top end of around 22 knots. With this engine package, the range at cruise is 800 nautical miles. At a "trawlerly" 8-knot pace, that extends to approximately 2,250 nm. 


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