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Otam Yachts M/Y OTAM GIPSY 35M, wins the World Superyacht Award 2017

May 30, 2017 Leave a comment

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We are pleased to announce that the M/Y Gipsy – the first unit in the Ligurian shipyard’s aluminum Otam Custom Range – has won a World Superyacht Award in the “Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 34m to 39.9m” category on Saturday May 13th during the ceremony held by Boat International Media in Florence, Italy.

This result follows last February’s win in the ShowBoats Design Awards 2017 in the category “Best naval architecture 2017”.

Gianfranco Zanoni – Otam Yachts CEO commented: “This is the second important award for the Otam shipyard after last February’s, when Gipsy won in the “Best Naval Architecture for Semi-Displacement Yachts” category at the ShowBoats Design Awards 2017. This new award demonstrates the value of the direction we took with the Otam Custom Range, a direction that allows us to follow new opportunities, exploring the development of different products alongside owners who are looking for a high degree of customization. So we would also like to thank the owner of Gypsy who has allowed us to create such a unique product. We are proud to share our satisfaction with the rest of the team, including Tommaso Spadolini and Umberto Tagliavini at Marine Design Studio, for the excellent collaboration.”

The judges at The World Superyacht Awards 2017 have awarded the SD 35m M/Y Gipsy in the Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 34m to 39.9m category. Among their motivations the clean lines and the optimization of exterior space stand out. The judges also evidenced “the modern style of the interiors, perfectly integrated with her exterior lines”.

At the same time the yacht was also commended for her ability to reach a speed of 20 knots and cruise with a range of 2,000 miles at a cruising speed of 11 knots. The yard from Genoa has managed to unite efficient hydrodynamics with elegant lines, with special attention paid to performance, sea-kindliness, range and fuel efficiency.

This the mantra of Otam Yachts, with their 63 years of history and construction based on the creation of yachts with exceptional sea keeping qualities and efficient, sporty performance.

The yard is extremely proud to receive this award as recognition not only for the yacht itself, but for the incredible passion and effort exhibited by the yard since its beginning in 1954.


Please find full details at the enclosed press release and a short description here below.

– Aluminum for maximum customization flexibility
– Superior volumes for the less than 300GT(295GT) category
– Naval Architect Umberto Tagliavini
– Stunning and unique lay-out and interiors by Tommaso Spadolini translating Owner’s needs and personal style
– Over 2000 nm of range and a maximum speed of 20 knots

The first Otam Custom Range 35 unit – M/Y Gipsy – is a three deck 35 meter long, 7.8 meter beam yacht, ordered by an experienced Italian owner who was searching for a full custom aluminum yacht, tailor-made to fit his lifestyle.

The new Otam Custom Range 35 offers a unique amount of living space onboard. Her aluminum construction allows the yard, in close collaboration with the client, to create a unique version that reflects personal taste both in interior layouts and exterior lines, both of which have been assigned to Tommaso Spadolini, the famous international yacht design office.

The interiors, again unique and full-custom built like a bespoke suit, are another Otam strength since ever. And with her 295 GRT displacement, therefore under 300 GRT “limit”, the yacht offers remarkable larger volumes than any other competitor in her category.

In regards to performance, the new Otam Custom Range 35, exploiting the yard’s engineering capabilities enhanced by the successful experience designing and building the Millennium Line, together with their long standing partner Naval Architect Umberto Tagliavini, has designed a very efficient semi-displacement hull that will give the Otam Custom Range 35 a top speed of 20 knots and a considerable range of over 2,000 nautical miles at 11 knots.

TECHNOHULL SEA DNA 999, performance and high luxury at 90 knots

May 16, 2017 Leave a comment

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– The 10.3 meter RIB is available with several different layouts
– With its eight propulsion options, the RIB can reach a top speed of 90 knots(*)
– Never so easy to extreme commuting from a superyacht or a private island 
– Only two hours to cross from Athens to Mykonos next summer!

Versatility, performance and an ever so close attention paid to detailing and materials. These are the concepts that are at the basis of all the RIBs produced by the Greek Technohull shipyard and are all perfectly integrated in their best  selling model, the seaDNS999G5 that can reach a top speed of 90 knots(*) with exceptional safety – another obsession guiding the entire Technohull team.

These concepts are part of the DNA of the Greek yard from Alimos, one of the most beautiful coastal areas in Athens. These concepts have permitted – since the birth of the yard in 2005 – to produce a series of models that are so versatile that they are ideal both as luxury tenders for large yachts or for elegant medium range cruising.

The infusion built hull, made of epoxy resins and multi-directional fibers, ensures an extremely solid platform for the standard ORCA Penel Flippo 1670 tubes.

All phases of construction take place in-house, within the yard’s premises and are performed by highly specialized technicians following rigid international standards.


With a length of 10.3 meters and a beam of 2.8, the seaDNA999G5 can adapt to a wide range of owners. This is easily seen in the three versions of the bow area that the yard offers.

Open: Here we have a V-shaped settee that conceals a spacious storage area, while the raised step at the peak considerably facilitates embarking and disembarking, making this version ideal as a tender for large yachts.

Delta: Perfect for relaxing daily use and enjoyable anchorages immersed in nature thanks to the sun-bathing area that covers the entire bow area.

Cabin: Dedicated to those who want to enjoy short cruises, this layout is characterized by a cabin with a double bed and an enclosed bathroom. Light and air are assured by the large companionway.

The ergonomic center console is equipped with two wrap-around shock-absorbing seats, perfect for safe and controlled steering even in rough seas. The instrument panel includes a “Smart Central Consol Touchscreen”. The optional mobile kitchen with sink and burner is located aft of the console seats. A real “toy for boys”!

While the yard chooses to offer three versions of the bow area, astern they offer four!

Three of the four versions are for the outboard motor propulsion systems and let the owner chose between an elongated divan, a U-shaped settee, or a recessed sun-deck.

In all three versions the two bathing platforms with boarding ladders next to the motors are perfect for afternoons at anchor and refreshing showers.

The yard’s inboard propulsion option includes an elongated divan and an extra-large sun-bathing area above the engine room. A classic solution whose strength is its convenience.

As we stated above, performance and handling are among the fundamental strengths of the Alimos’ yard. Owners may choose from a wide range of propulsion systems for the seaDNA999G5 to take full advantage of the deep-V hull that guarantees an easy ride over the waves and perfect control even when making maneuvers at high speed.

The outboard version offers four horsepower options (2x250hp, 2x300hp, 2x350hp, 2x400hp) that ensure astounding performance, from a top speed of 68 knots for the base version (with a cruising speed of 50 knots) to a top speed of 90 knots (70 cruising) with the twin 400hp option.

The inboard version includes two options: a single engine with either 220 or 370hp or twin engines of 265hp each. The seaDNA99G5 has a top speed of 63 knots depending on the configuration chosen.

(*) Top speed indications are based on our factory testing program. Boat speed may vary depending on weight, fuel load, water conditions, wind, engine package, engine tuning, propellers, number of passengers and numerous other factors beyond our control.

Performance and high efficiency make this the ideal RIB for those who want to take the weekend off and not worry about the distance to cover. Some examples? With the twin 400hp outboard option, it will only take two hours to cross from Athens to Mykonos Island, less than the time it often takes us just to get to the sea for a weekend. In the same two hours you can go from the Italian Argentario Peninsula to Porto Cervo in Sardinia, in the heart of the Costa Smeralda. And the mere twenty minutes from Naples to Capri to enjoy a glamorous evening on the splendid island?


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V46 IPS, first model of the new IPS line by Vicem Yachts

April 1, 2017 Leave a comment

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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.

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Bruckmann Daysailer 42′, the art of day sailing by Zurn Yacht Design

February 7, 2017 Leave a comment

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BRUCKMANN DAYSAILER 42′ The art of day sailing
Design comments by Doug Zurn
-a true performer and head turner
E-glass and Core-Cell hull and deck built
clean deck layout, commodious cockpit, inviting interior

Photo credits: Onne Van der Wal

The Bruckmann Daysailer (Canada) enters the design race as a confident daysailer and capable performance yacht. A split personality, she may readily carry upwards of eight individuals for an excursion around the bay, and yet she is equally adept as an overnighter. In either instance she will be a true performer and head turner, as exhibited by her low profile, aggressive sail plan and performance-oriented shoal draft keel.

Characterized by a clean deck layout, commodious cockpit, inviting interior, and lightweight glass construction, the Bruckmann Daysailer presents her owner with an extremely versatile sailing yacht, capable of tackling whatever task the day whips up.
The weather deck offers a wide, uncluttered working environment for tending to all of the vessel’s needs, even in the most adverse conditions. Only a low profile raised cabin house interrupts the spacious deck forward to accommodate guests below. The aft cockpit offers a secure vantage point from which to observe and adjust all aspects of trim and course heading with all control lines leading to two perfectly located islands athwartship from one another.

The Bruckmann Daysailer features modern rigging and deck hardware components. Manufactures such as Lewmar@, Harken@ and Edson@ represent the best performance and quality available on the market today and are strategically specified throughout the deck plan. Spars are constructed of economical aluminum with carbon fiber available as an option to achieve the maximum in strength-to-weight performance. All control lines are lead to the aft cockpit where a single driver can control all aspects of fine-tuning the sails. The main halyard and reefing lines are located on top of the cabin house to port, and can be fitted with an electric winch if requested. A central hydraulic system located at the helm station controls the boom vang and backstay. A 100% roller-furling jib aids the guests in simplifying upwind sailing.

The interior furthers the smart design features and quality components found on deck. Upon entering the cabin house, the light service galley on port provides guests with such amenities as 12VDC refrigeration, microwave, stainless steel sink and cabinetry for stowing all necessary supplies. To starboard is a commodious head with sink and storage. Five-inch thick cushions provide comfort for-sitting or sleeping while six opening ports and two opening deck hatches allow natural lighting and abundant ventilation. A centerline table is available for interior dining. Forward of the settees are end tables and hanging lockers and the forepeak may be fitted with a V-berth if so desired.

The E-glass and Core-Cell@ hull and deck are built using the highest quality stitched fabrics and vinyl-ester resins resulting in an extremely durable and light structure. The interior joiner work is comprised primarily of fine, hand-selected, gloss varnished mahogany trim over Formica@ laminated bulkheads and cabinetry, accented by Corian countertops and a traditional teak and holly sole. All hardware is stainless steel.

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Tomahawk 52 m, the new explorer concept by Columbus Yachts

January 7, 2017 Leave a comment

A revolutionary explorer concept 
-Conceived as a ship for its technical and seakeeping qualities; as a yacht for its comfort qualities
A full custom design
-The extra-large volumes host the largest beach area and toy storage on the market

Columbus Yachts, a Palumbo Group S.p.A. brand, is proud to unveil the Columbus Tomahawk 52 m, the new explorer concept in its 499GT version. The vessel has a very unique Italian design. Marco Casali has based the concept of the new explorer on Palumbo’s shipbuilding experience and heritage.

The Columbus Tomahawk is conceived as a ship for its technical and seakeeping qualities, not just as a yacht. The hull (by Insenaval) is the result of a research vessel experience, designed to offer the best sea keeping and stability qualities in any weather condition worldwide.

The name “Tomahawk” – which comes from a North American Indian battle axe – gives the bow its unique design: created for a perfect relationship with the sea, it recalls the power and the stylish design of the ancient and solid weapon.

The clean-cut design of this explorer vessel perfectly combines with the extraordinary spaces for guests, with high quality finishing and unique comfort, offered by the incredible size and ”smart” layout.

The Tomahawk is a concept that may be developed in lengths from 40 to 100 m: a full custom design which is able to satisfy the owner’s wishes on an unbeatable technical platform.

Marco Casali – designer: “Tomahawk is conceived as a yacht inside a ship, because of its comfort qualities. The owner’s cabin (75sqm) lies at the bow with its forward facing windows overlooking a 21 square meters private terrace with its sun bathing platform and Jacuzzi: a clear 180 degree view in total privacy. The guest area in the lower deck is connected to the gym-spa area with windows overlooking the beach club. The guests and the owner may reach the beach area, the pool and the water directly without passing through the saloons. A unique dining area is hosted in the bow with an American bar and a cinema/karaoke space. The crew area is also larger than usual and focuses on the quality of the space.”

The vessel’s extra-large volumes are clearly devoted to the largest beach area ever (200smq on 3 levels) and all kinds of sea-toy storage. The aft level opens directly over the sea with the possibility of hosting up to two 12m tenders. Four jet skis, a submarine or several motorcycles could be hosted in the lower garage together with inflatables or other toys. A bow garage guarantees space for an additional tenders and sea-toys.

When empty, the entire area reveals the full size swimming pool (6×2.5 m) in a space that could host three quarters of a basketball court (9x7m). This area may be equipped with free standing tables, sun bathing platforms or settees, or as a big playground.

The powerful crane for tenders and submarines can also be used as the lift for an ample canvas bimini to provide shade for the beach area.

Among the unique features of this vessel, is the opportunity of hosting an MCA compliant helipad on the top deck with direct access to the main stairwell, along with an enlarged bridge offering perfect visibility for mooring and cruising in any location.

L.O.A.                                                        51,3 m                          
Maximum beam                                        10,25 m                        
Draft at full load                                         2,70 m                          
Cruising Speed                                         14 knots                       
Top Speed                                                 15,5 knots 

Gross Tonnage                                           499 GT            

Displacement at full load                            540 tons          
Cruising Range at 12 knots                        4000 nautical miles
Engine options                                            2 x MTU 12V4000 M53R 1140KW@1600 RPM

Fuel oil                                                        100.000 lt
Fresh water                                                 20.000 lt
Black and gray water                                  20.000 lt

Staterooms                              5/10
Construction material              Steel and Aluminum Alloy
Naval architect                        Insenaval/ Palumbo Group
Exterior design                        Marco Casali/ Palumbo Group
Interior design                         Marco Casali/ Palumbo Group
Classification                           American Bureau of Shipping Maltese Cross A1,
Yachting Service, AMS, ACCU Compliance LY3

60 FLYBRIDGE, debutto europeo al Cannes Yachting Festival 2016 da Numarine Shipyard

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Con 18,40 metri di lunghezza per 5,15 metri di larghezza, il Numarine 60 Flybridge si caratterizza come tutte le altre imbarcazioni del cantiere Turco per linee “aggressive” e per un design sportivo che non trascura però gli eccezionali spazi a bordo a disposizione dell’armatore: grandi aree aperte e tantissima luce interna grazie alle ampie finestrature che allo stesso tempo definiscono il tradizionale e caratteristico layout del marchio.

Il progetto del 60 Flybridge – concepita per avere il più grande volume della categoria dei 60 piedi – è stato ancora una volta affidato al designer Can Yalman che ha creato il concept, le linee esterne e gli interni. Umberto Tagliavini è l’architetto navale, mentre la società Gurit è responsabile dell’ingegneria strutturale.

L’imbarcazione è sicuramente molto competitiva, grazie anche all’apporto del metodo costruttivo Numarine. Leggerezza e robustezza sono garantite dall’applicazione del materiale composito attraverso il sistema di infusione sottovuoto.

Il Numarine 60 Flybridge è un’imbarcazione molto concorrenziale anche per il prezzo.

Mantenendo le stesse ottime perfomance con una velocità massima di oltre 35 nodi e una velocità di crociera di oltre 28 nodi, l’uso di motori meno potenti e l’efficiente sistema di trasmissione IPS manterrà bassi i consumi di carburante ed i costi di mantenimento.

Il layout interno del Numarine 60 Flybridge è stato pensato per offrire comfort e facilitare la convivialità. Sottocoperta gli alloggi per gli ospiti sono composti da tre cabine dotate ognuna di bagno privato. Grande cura e spazio sono dedicati alla suite dell’armatore – a centro barca e a tutto baglio – che gode di una grande finestratura ad altezza dell’acqua per offrire una vista mozzafiato.


Lunghezza fuori tutto incl. piattaforma m 18,40

Larghezza m 5,15

Immersione sotto le eliche m 1,6

Dislocamento leggero tons 27

Riserva carburante 3200 lt

Riserva acqua dolce 900 lt

Riserva acque nere 400 lt

Motori due Volvo IPS 950

Velocità massima oltre 35 nodi

Velocità di crociera oltre 28 nodi

Autonomia alla velocità di crociera oltre 375 miglia nautiche

Generatore 17,5 kW 230 Volt 50 Hz

Motore in opzione Due Volvo Ips 1200

78HT Evolution, doppio debutto al Cannes Yachting Festival 2016 da Numarine Shipyard

July 7, 2016 Leave a comment


Il nuovo Numarine 78HT Evolution è un avvincente e innovativo “lifting” di due modelli di grande successo, il 78 Hardtop e il 78 Flybridge.

Applicando alcuni cambiamenti estetici allo scafo originale, i designer di Numarine hanno creato un look completamente rivitalizzato, pur mantenendo comunque intatti i tratti caratteristici del design.

L’ampio salone inondato di luce naturale grazie alle grandi vetrate posizionate sia ai lati che sull’hardtop, è arredato con mobili dallo stile contemporaneo, dando vita ad uno spazio perfetto per l’intrattenimento, rendendo così la socializzazione vero il cuore del design.

La cabina armatore a tutto baglio, è caratterizzata da un design unico e si compone di uno spazioso guardaroba, una grande doccia, bagno separato e doppi lavandini.

Gli alloggiamenti per gli ospiti comprendono tre spaziose cabine con bagno, ognuna delle quali dotata delle più eleganti rifiniture e comodità.

All’esterno è stato dato particolare rilievo allo spazio relax grazie a una particolare configurazione del sun-pad a prua che consente di ospitare svariati ospiti. Uno spazioso salotto con divani rivolti vero prua, offre la vista migliore durante la crociera, assicurando sempre il massimo comfort e sicurezza.

Ma le modifiche apportate non sono solamente estetiche: il nuovo 78HT Evolution nasconde un nuovo “Silent Package” che utilizza un sistema di batterie a ioni di litio abbinato a un sistema di gestione energetica e a un sistema di condizionamento multistadio intelligente.

In pratica, questo permette all’armatore di tenere l’imbarcazione in rada tutto il giorno utilizzando le utenze elettriche ed elettronici – incluse aria condizionata, audio/video, apparecchiature ecc. – usando il generatore soltanto per un breve periodo di ricarica a metà giornata. Risultato: un silenzio perfetto per godersi pienamente il mare.

Inoltre, dopo una breve ricarica alla sera prima di andare a dormire, l’armatore ed i suoi ospiti avranno cabine climatizzate senza nessun rumore notturno eccetto forse quello del loro pacifico respiro. Questa soluzione tecnica, insieme ai continui miglioramenti effettuati da Numarine per ridurre le fonti di rumori e vibrazioni, ha reso l’78HT Evolution un nuovo riferimento per il comfort a bordo, sia in navigazione, con i livelli di rumorosità di un’auto di lusso, sia quando ormeggiato o all’ancora. Probabilmente a oggi è lo yacht prodotto in serie con il migliore comfort acustico nella sua categoria, con 66dB misurati sul ponte inferiore a velocità di crociera.


Lunghezza fuoritutto inc. la piattaforma 23,98m

Lunghezza scafo 22.28m

Larghezza 5,79m

Immersione (inc eliche) 1,64m

Immersione dalla chiglia 0,93m

Dislocamento – scafo leggero 36,7tonne

Dislocamento – a pieno carico 42tonne

Riserva carburante 5.000 lt

Riserva acqua dolce 900 lt

Serbatoi acque nere 650 lt

Motori Due MAN V8-1200 hp @ 2300 rpm

Velocità massima oltre 38 nodi

Velocità di crociera oltre 28 nodi

Autonomia alla velocità di crociera oltre 400 miglia nautiche

Generatori 27 kW 230 Volt 50 Hz

13.5 kW 230 Volt 50 Hz

Motore in opzione Due MAN 1550hp 2300 rpm

Custom 65’ Flybridge, timeless classic luxury yacht by Vicem Yachts

April 14, 2016 Leave a comment

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Vicem Yachts 65 Flybridge
World debut of a timeless classic all-mahogany luxury yacht

Vicem Yachts is pleased to announce the new Custom 65’ Flybridge has successfully been launched.
If there is one word that describes the all-new 65 footer offering, it is spacious. With a beam of 18′,5” there is sufficient interior volume to choose between spacious two and three cabin designs, to offer luxurious galley-up or galley-down choices, or to add a convertible office or a dinette below. The dimensions boast a LOA of 19,8m-65′ and a draft of 1.60m-5’3” with 49,500kg-91.490 lbs. of displacement with full load.

A “modern classic” – the all new Vicem 65 Classic FB – is handcrafted from the finest materials available and considered to be the best in its class and size range. This yacht – designed by Vicem’s in-house design team – has a handsome classic look and provides a quiet, smooth ride because of Vicem’s superior design and construction technique. Vicem 65 Classic FB unveild during  the Palm Beach International Boat Show has a galley-up and the below deck offers 3 cabins plus an additional berth accessible from VIP cabin for an overall of 8 guests. This unique 2 in 1 cabin showcases the customizability Vicem offers.

Powered by 2X Volvo Penta D13-900 (2 x 900 HP – 662kW @2,300rpm) the 65 Flybridge it’s easy to drive thanks to the Volvo Penta control system and conventional shaft drive. At 10 knots a long range of over 1,000 NM is featured, while at 22 knots of cruising speed it goes to 350 NM. Performance goes up to 27 knots at maximum speed.

All Vicem Yachts are constructed of African and South American Mahogany and Epoxy resin. Mahogany is a renewable resource, reducing our carbon footprint. Also noteworthy, is the fact that Vicem Yachts are constructed in clean factories without the smell of styrene emissions found in polyester fiberglass factories. Every employee at Vicem is a qualified carpenter, designer or engineer who goes that extra mile to ensure the highest quality in their workmanship.
All wood on a Vicem hull and the keel, chine, sheer, frames, and beams are coated with epoxy resin serving as a moisture barrier. The exterior of the hull and interior of the entire bilge and engine room area is further coated with a layer of E-glass cloth and epoxy resin that is finished with epoxy fairing compounds, epoxy primers, and poly-urethane paint. Over 151 Vicem Yachts up to 107 feet have been built using this time-proven blend of modern and traditional construction methods.
The building technique used to create the 65 Flybridge is the same used for all Vicem Classic & Cruiser lines (Classic and Fly Bridge models, from 52’ to 80’) and the Cruiser models (from 68’ to 107’): the cold molded process. A millenary, unique construction technique which embodies all the construction methods of the Turkish historical marine tradition; a modern procedure different from traditional boat building. Based on engineered wood construction, cold-molding uses laminated mahogany (coming from managed forests) and a specific formulated epoxy resin to create the hull, decks and principal superstructures. This results in a stronger and quieter vessel with a smoother ride, providing natural insulation from humidity and noise.

Vicem 65 Flybridge Design Statement
Hull Designer: Yusuf Altundasar
Interiors: Vicem in-house Ddesign Tteam
Exterior: Vicem Design Team
Design “Wow Factors”
– The hight of the saloon and the cabins area is giving more space for the tall owner
– Instead of a crew room, a child room has been built as requested by the owner. Vicem designers team has created a very smart connection to the double bed cabin in order to have a junior family suit. Additionally the stairs have been used as an exit for the child room. This feature is particularly interesting if the child room is used as a crew space, for resale purposes extras. Just in case, the next eventual owner of this boat would like to have a crew on board, they can use this stairs for the captain private access with no direct contact with people living on the port side cabin.
– Standard guest cabin has two twin bed that can turn into a king size with an extra piece to put in the middle. This room also has a bunk bed with stainless steel stairs.
– Owner asked for a business working area at the galley space. Hand made stool and an integrated table have been built in-house by Vicem.
– Custom hand made ottoman and chairs inside the saloon area.
– Galley and all restrooms have marble floors and countertops.
– Custom stainless steel flybridge stairs has been conceived to offer maximum outside view from the saloon.
– Behind the helm seat the yacht has two 120cm long special drawers for extra storage.
– Evenly distribution of the air-condition canals.
– All high gloss varnished.

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Arcadia Yachts, finalists of the World Superyacht Awards 2016

March 24, 2016 Leave a comment

The World Superyacht Awards recognizes every year the remarkable innovation demanded by the design, engineering and construction of the world’s finest luxury yachts. Attended by the elite of the superyacht world, owners and industry leaders will come together to unveil the finest superyachts launched throughout last year 2015.

The finalists of the World Superyacht Awards 2016 have been announced and Arcadia Yachts with its Arcadia 115 M/Y Tortoise – 35mt length – is running for the semi-displacement or planning three deck motor yachts of 30m-41.9m category.

The Arcadia 115 Tortoise offers a delightful surprise with her combination of efficiency, on board living spaces and performance. ‘Tortoise’ was built and delivered in 2015. This vessel’s sophisticated exterior design and engineering are the result of specific expectations and requests  of her owner perfectly interpreted by the shipyard.

A comfortable eco and quiet yacht
Tortoise was meant to sail in the Med and accommodate the owner’s large family. Due to the intense use of the yacht, it was crucial to experience very low consumptions – one of the key facts of every Arcadia yacht – and capability to sail at night. The Arcadia’s “green” approach reflects in everything at the yard. This is a lifestyle that Arcadia Yachts has managed to bring into the nautical sector. An “ecological idea” which translates into eco-friendly solutions, that reduces consumption and environmental impact. To enjoy the sea in a more free and responsible way.
Arcadia Yachts is worldwide know for its Ecotech approach – thus the most advanced technological research and the best Italian creativity together so to generate innovative and efficient solutions which define a new “sustainable” frontier in yachting.
Promoting Functional Design with a distinct personal touch, to better integrate shapes and components and reach the highest eco-friendly performance.
Use of Double Glazed Solar Panels integrated within the superstructure – this feature ensures maximum comfort while recharging the batteries and powering all utilities and services on-board. This is the only way to reduce the use of generators;

A masterpiece of style
Tortoise was meant to be “unique”. Different from the previous three units of model Arcadia 115 built. The choice of the grey color combined with the “torquoise” exterior fabrics made her as unique as it could be.
More infos on Tortoise
Tortoise’s interior layout sleeps up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms, including a master suite, 3 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 7 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience. Extremely stylish, beautiful furnishings and sumptuous seating feature throughout her living areas to create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere. Tortoise’s impressive leisure and entertainment facilities make her the ideal yacht for socializing and entertaining with family and friends. Built with GRP hull and GRP superstructure, she features a very comfortable navigation. Tortoise is capable of 18 knots flat out, with a cruising speed of 16 knots.

Arcadia 115, delightful surprise in efficiency and speed

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The Arcadia 115 offers a delightful surprise with her combination of efficiency and speed

 “Probably not necessary to point out that you haven’t seen a motor-yacht quite like this before. But if you can see from the outside that she offers something different, it’s not until you step aboard that you can appreciate just how radical she really is. Imagine the most ice-cool modernist apartment ever conceived and you’re getting some idea. But this one floats, and moves”  this is how Ugo Pellegrino – President of Arcadia introduced Arcadia 115.

Her unique appeal runs deeper than interior design, though, to fundamentals such as light and space as shown to such memorable effect in those floor-to-ceiling windows. Headroom is more than 7 feet on the main deck, and well over 8 feet in the private saloon upstairs. The sense of space is enhanced by limitless views through those transparent exterior walls except when the two amidships balconies are folded down, and there are no walls at all.

The 115 doesn’t just feel improbably spacious for her length. Thanks to her beamy, round-bilge hull, she really does offer more internal volume than a typical 115-footer. The 115’s hydrodynamics are key to the Arcadia concept, combining a broad performance envelope with fuel efficiency and seakeeping. Her semi displacement hull form, adapted by Arcadia from designs originating at Britain’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL), allows cruise speeds from 8 knots to almost 17 with little change in running attitude. Plus, the hull’s full sections add more interior depth than a typical planing hull, giving the 115 internal headroom without external height.

From the wide-open spaces of the upper deck to the broad and bright deck saloon, the 115’s entertaining areas are spectacular, with plenty of seating and dining space. Floors and bulkheads on our yacht were finished in oak, with cabinets of contrasting ebony and lacquer, reflective, high-gloss deck-heads, and dark marble in the bathrooms.

The interiors also featured furnishings by Poltrona Frau, although of course Arcadia would be happy to listen to a prospective owner’s ideas for an interior scheme. The glass used on the boat, incidentally, is not the stuff they use for greenhouses: it’s German, double-glazed, and filled with encapsulated, inert gas, which reportedly gives it the insulating qualities of a 20cm brick wall.

From the various layout options, the standard is a four-cabin version of the lower deck, two doubles and two twins. At the upper deck Arcadia 115 offers a jolly cabin (back to the wheelhouse area) that may be assigned to Captain or Vip guests as extra accommodation.

With the spectacular full-beam owner’s suite on the main deck, and four cabins down forward in the well appointed crew’s quarters, the yacht’s full complement is 10/12 guests and 8 crew – ideal in case of yacht charter. The three-cabin lower deck layout features a full-beam VIP suite aft in place of the two doubles. The tender garage can accommodate a 14-foot RIB and two Personal Water scooters.

Loaded as we were with something like 9 tons of fuel and water, not to mention 8 tons of lead ballast in the lowest part of the hull, the 115’s progress through the water was reassuringly determined. Applying 10 degrees of helm revealed a surprisingly tight turning circle and a modest angle of outward heel, which increased as more helm was applied. Long, fixed, roll-dampening fins have also been added in front of the stabilizers.

Arcadia claims that the 5-kilowatt photovoltaic panels (overall of 60 sqm) give the superstructure’s roof glass not only a futuristic look but also provide sufficient power on a bright day to run the refrigerators and freezers, plus lights, fans, and pumps, without the need for a generator, which will make sitting at anchor a whole lot quieter and more environmentally friendly.

For serious passage-making owners might choose to cruise at 8 knots or so to maximize the yacht’s range, but it is at 12.5 knots that the 115 really comes into its own as a luxury cruising machine. At that speed, to be achieved with the 12-cylinder MANs ticking over at a relaxed 1570 rpm, the miles slip by at a satisfactory rate but at a comparatively modest cost in fuel thanks to the yacht’s immense diesel capacity you should manage over 1,200 nautical miles at this speed.

In a yacht that impress for her concept, design, and performance, and also for her sheer presence on the water – that alluring mix of competence and confidence – it was this eerie silence onboard that perhaps made the strongest impression. So while you might not have seen a motor-yacht quite like this before, you certainly haven’t heard one like it.


Builder: Arcadia Yachts

Exterior/Interior design: Francesco Guida Design + Engineering

Model Year: 2012

Generator 2/45-kW Kohler 50Hz

Air Conditioning 240,000-Btu Condaria

LOA: 114’80”

Beam: 26’6″

Draft: 8’6″

Displacement: 180 tons

Gross Tonnage: 265

Standard Power: 2/1,224-hp MAN V12s

Optional Power: none

Fuel Capacity: 5,710 gal.

Water Capacity: 1,050 gal.

Flag: Marshall Island

Class: R.I.N.A. Charter Class – Malta Cross – Hull · MACH

Compliance: LY3

Solar Panels: 5KW approx

Base Price: 10.500.000 Euros

The Numbers

Arcadia 115


600 5.5 2.6 7,545 42

1000 8.2 9.0 3,250 43

1250 10.1 17.4 2,070 43

1500 11.9 29.7 1,429 45

1750 13.4 48.6 983 44

2000 14.7 73.4 714 46

2250 16.2 106.7 542 54

2350 16.7 124.7 478 48

Sound levels measured at the helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.



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