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June 29th 2014. By Sandy Lindsey.

Vicem 80 Flybridge: Instant Classic

The new Vicem 80 Flybridge is the latest addition to the Vicem's Vintage Line of yachts.

The new Vicem 80FB (Flybridge) is the latest addition to Vicem’s Vintage Line of yachts ranging in size from 50 to 107 feet in length. The 80FB is an instant classic, blending dramatic lines that evoke a more glamorous time with cutting edge technology to ensure the ultimate in comfort and convenience.

A photo of the Vicem 80 Flybridge underway.

Whether underway or alongside the dock, the 80FB is sure to draw admiring glances. The huge white foredeck with multiple skylight hatches hints at the huge staterooms down below, and perfectly accentuates the helm set so dramatically far aft. An expansive sunpad will be the favorite spot for any sun worshippers on the guest list. The foredeck gracefully rises aft to meet the interior helm and saloon where expansive windows admit copious sunlight while providing a glimpse inside. It’s inside where Turkish craftsmen have utilized generations of shipbuilding experience to create a wondrous environment of hand-finished woods, fine fabrics, and leather.

An overhead photo of the Vicem 80 Flybridge.

Moving farther aft, the cockpit is partially shaded by the flybridge, and is ideal for al fresco dining or simply lounging in decadent comfort as the world glides past. A huge teak swim platform will be appreciated by guests who enjoy diving, or just hanging their feet in the water while at anchor.

A photo of the main saloon on the Vicem 80 Flybridge.

Stepping inside from the cockpit brings you into a main saloon that features exquisite woodwork. Overhead, lights are set into the wood-trimmed alcantra headliner. Lounges on either side allow seating for even the largest party, separated by a handcrafted wood island table inset with elegant examples of Turkish artistry. Farther forward is the enclosed helm with  gleaming banks of high-tech electronic navigation equipment and comprehensive monitoring systems. The flowing, open layout allows the owner to easily interact with guests, rather than be set apart from them.

A photo of the helm on the Vicem 80 Flybridge.

The crowning touch of the 80FB is an open helm area featuring a full suite of ships’ controls, plus a dining and lounging area equipped with a complete open-air galley. Many owners will find themselves preparing and enjoying their meals in the open as often as the weather will allow, due to the unimpeded, spectacular sight lines afforded by this unique vantage point set so high above the waterline.

An overhead view of the Vicem 80 Flybridge.

Vicem’s heritage as a shipbuilding firm is evident in the cold-molded fiberglass hull that is designed to maximize efficiency while ensuring comfort, even in heavy seas. The sharp bow entry effortlessly shrugs off large waves, especially when combined with the sheer mass of an 80-foot hull. Maximum speed provided by twin 1,550-horsepower Electronic MAN common rail engines is 30 knots, with a comfortable cruising speed of 24 knots at 2,300 rpm. At 11.5 knots, the Vicem 80 Flybridge can travel 870 nautical miles.

A photo of the sunpad on the Vicem 80 Flybridge.

The 80FB, while no doubt a large vessel, is ideally suited for those who are ready to move up to a yacht without having to forgo the ease of handling and “family-friendly” virtues of smaller premium cruisers. Many will opt to run the 80FB themselves, leaving the crew to handle only maintenance tasks.

A photo of the main stateroom on the Vicem Flybridge 80.

The owner’s stateroom on the Vicem 80 Flybridge is a statement in elegance, a place where bold design and Turkish craftsmanship meet.

A photo of the aft section of the Vicem 80 Flybridge.

This is a yacht that makes a powerful statement whether underway, effortlessly slicing through heavy seas, or alongside the dock, serving as the setting for an elegant black-tie dinner. While the size, accommodations and level of luxury make it perfect for use as a liveaboard or used for extended voyages, the Vicem 80 Flybridge is also a great choice for casual day cruising, too.

Specifications: LOA: 80’4″ • Beam: 18’5″ • Draft: 5’7″ • Displacement: 102,500 lbs • Fuel: 1,744 gal. • Water: 344 gal.

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Sandy Lindsey
Sandy Lindsey is the author of Quick & Easy Boat Maintenance (International Marine/McGraw Hill), now in its second edition. She is also the author of The Women's Guide To Powerboating. A USCG licensed Captain, her FOWA and OWAA award winning articles have appeared in national, regional and international boating publications for the past two decades.