V46 IPS, first model of the new IPS line by Vicem Yachts
Vicem Yachts is proud to announce the successful world premier of the V46 IPS – the very first model of the new Vicem IPS line – at the Palm Beach International Boat Show (March 23 – 26, 2017).
This model is the first Vicem built in fiberglass/epoxy, in this size. Light and sturdy, the Vicem 46 IPS, with a beam of 14′,9”, has sufficient interior volume to allow the owner to choose between spacious two and three cabin designs. The yacht’s dimensions boast a LOA of 14.02m (46′) and a draft of 0.70m (2’4′)’ with a displacement of 18,000kg (39,683lbs.) at full load.
This yacht – designed by Vicem’s in-house design team – has a handsome classic look and provides a quiet, smooth ride, thanks to Vicem’s renowned superior design and construction techniques. The Vicem 46 IPS combines elegant looks with sportive lines and technology. With excellent use of exterior and interior design, the Vicem 46’ stands out from other yachts of the same length.
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 has been 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 Penta 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 (down) is fully equipped for long cruising and comes with two electric burners, a microwave oven and ample storage space.
The flybridge version hosts a bar area with electric BBQ and refrigerator, in addition to the lounge area and the captain’s seat.
Powered by two Volvo Penta IPS 600 engines (2 x 435 HP provide 320kW @ 3,500rpm), the Vicem 46 IPS is easy to drive thanks to the extremely reliable Volvo Penta control system and the V-Type hard chine hull. Top speed is close to 30 knots, with a cruising speed of 26 knots.
With the joystick and dynamic stability system, the owner will be able to easily maneuver the yacht in tight spaces, and also leave the helm while the yacht maintains her desired position.
During her first sea trails, what most impressed was the incredible silence on board: at 25 knots, only 62 decibels were recorded.