Mahogany Marvel

Vicem’s latest creation is essentially a floating version of an elite private club. Crafted of epoxy-infused mahogany with fine leather and striking marble accents, it’s the perfect way to practice “social distancing.”
Words by Bill Lindsey | July 31, 2020 | Luxury

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;