October 11th 2012. By Lenny Rudow.

Vicem Vulcan: A New Line of Mega-Yachts

The Vulcan line of yachts over 100 feet is here, and the first hull, the 151-foot 46 M, is now in the water and near completion. Smaller models of 118 feet and 105 feet will follow. (This showcase includes illustrations and photos.)

mega yacht vicem 150

VERSATILE CRUISING The Vulcan’s hard-chine semi-displacement hull is designed to run at up to 25 knots. Just as importantly, at a displacement speed of 12 knots, expected range is 4,000 nautical miles. Low draft was also considered an imperative for US and Bahamas cruising, and was kept to 7’2”


vulcan 46m running

SPARE NO EFFORT The 46 M is built entirely of Core-Cell and epoxy resin, to ensure the best strength-to-weight ratio; it weighs in at 460 tons. The hull and superstructure were also post-cured with heat blankets, to ensure a fair, smooth appearance.


vulcan accomodation plans

MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES The tri-deck layout includes six guest’s cabins with accommodations for a dozen people, plus crew’s quarters. The Aft deck houses a tender garage. The engineroom houses a pair of 3,650 horsepower MTU diesel engines for propulsion, as well as a pair of generators.


sundeck third deck

VIEW FROM THE SKY The yacht is designed for entertaining large groups, with multiple indoor and outdoor lounges, a gourmet-worthy galley, and a dining area that seats 10. A sun deck sits atop the upper deck, providing unmatched views.


designer frank mulder

SLEIGHT OF HAND To bring together the best of modern technology and creative design Vicem brought in naval architect Frank Mulder, who has designed such iconic high-speed mega yachts as Octopussy, Moonraker, and The World is Not Enough. Additional collaborators include Wetzels Brown Partners and Ken Freivokh.


interior of the vicem vulcan 46m

EYE CANDY The interior décor is designed by Art-Line Interiors, and of course, is completely customizable. Vicem notes that interior and exterior colors can be fully integrated, since their construction techniques allow for the use of dark and/or metallic colors.


vicem cabin interior

YACHTOMINIUM The master is not a stateroom, but a suite, which runs the yacht’s entire 30’ beam. Highlights include a Jacuzzi, a private gym, and a CEO’s office. Natural lighting is ample, as it is in the rest of the yacht, thanks to the open atrium design with 45’ of unbroken natural lighting.


vulcan 46 m by vicem under way

LAUNCHED AND LOADED After launching, the first 46M remained in Antalya for final fitting-out, until its world premier at the Monaco Yacht Show. It, as well as the soon-to-come 35 M and 32 M, are RINA classed and MCA compliant.

Lenny Rudow

With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, Lenny Rudow has contributed to publications including YachtWorld, boats.com, Boating Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Boating World, Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, and many others. Lenny is a graduate of the Westlawn School of Yacht Design, and he has won numerous BWI and OWAA writing awards.