Yacht builders switched from wood to fiberglass because fiberglass is easier to work with and greatly decreases production times. The tradeoff was a loss of a large part of the uniqueness — or “soul” — of each yacht. Vicem discovered a way to retain that essence while creating yachts that are capable of voyaging wherever their owner’s whims may take them. The new Vicem Cruiser 67 is the smallest pilothouse motoryacht offered by the builder, yet has all the features of their larger models, making it the ideal choice for those who demand all the attributes of a large yacht yet prefer to run their own boats without needing a crew. Powered by a brace of 1,000-hp Volvo Penta D13 engines, the Cruiser 67 has a cruising range of 2,250 at a stately 8 knots, to ensure no spilled Gin & Tonics. The 3-stateroom layout is complemented by a formal dining area, chef-quality galley and a cavernous salon to allow ample “elbow room” for all aboard. Those seeking their own private island would do well to consider the Vicem Cruiser 67; VicemYachts.com.
Some of the most unforgettable experiences for Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD, are when he comes across a patient who is now an adult and he performed a transplant on them as a baby. Seeing them older, living healthy lives, doing the things they love, is an ongoing inspiration.
The Chihuahua breed’s origins are steeped in mystery. It’s widely believed that they are direct descendants of the Techichi — a small dog of Chinese ancestry that dates back to Mayan times. It’s possible that explorers bred the Techichi with a small hairless dog, and the Chihuahua was the result.