June 15th 2017. By Lenny Rudow.

Vicem 46 IPS: Quick Video Tour

The Vicem 46 IPS departs from tradition.

Vicem is known for building cold-molded yachts, but for 2017 they just introduced the first molded cored fiberglass model, the V46 IPS. This also happens to be the first boat Vicem has designed for IPS pod drive power. We shot this short video at the Palm Beach International Boat Show, where the Vicem 46 IPS was on display this spring.

Vicem yachts feature artistic-level woodwork, and last year we found their 46 M so uncommonly amazing we named it among the Top 5 Incredible interiors on YachtWorld. In this regard the 46 IPS stays true to the builder’s roots. As you could see in the video, the top-notch craftsmanship in the boat’s interior is rather mind-bending. We get on boats and yachts of all shapes and sizes through the course of a year, and few show this level or artistry.

Meanwhile, with the addition of pod-drive propulsion, Vicem also takes handling and efficiency up a notch. The V46 IPS comes with twin 435-horsepower Volvo Penta IPS600s, which (according to the builder) take it up to a cruise of of 26 knots and a top-end close to 30 knots. The pod-drives also provide joystick handling—which just about everyone agrees is far superior for dock-side maneuvering—and virtual anchoring. It also allows Vicem to move the powerplants aft in the boat, gaining a better weight distribution and opening up more room for the cabin.

Though the yacht has the look of a classic Down East cruiser, the Vicem 46 IPS offers modern performance and propulsion and an interior that’s a work of art.

Though the yacht has the look of a classic Down East cruiser, the Vicem 46 IPS offers modern performance and propulsion and an interior that’s a work of art.

Speaking of the cabin: The V46 IPS has a 14-foot-9-inch beam, which, when combined with the extra interior volume that IPS engines allow, means there’s enough space for a roomy two-stateroom layout. The standard arrangement includes an ensuite master with a queen berth, and a guest stateroom with twins that can convert to a queen plus a head that doubles as the day head. Across from the second stateroom and to port, there’s a galley. The galley-down arrangement means the main saloon is wide-open for entertaining and cruising in comfort.

The Vicem 46 IPS is built to order, so you can expect a certain level of customization if commissioning one of your own. One thing you can’t expect, however, is that Vicem will do anything short of amazing when it comes to the cabinetry and interior woodwork.

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Lenny Rudow
Lenny Rudow is Senior Editor for Boats Group, including boats.com and YachtWorld. With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, he has contributed to publications including 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.


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