The Vicem 58 Classic is the epitome of traditional design and craftmanship.
I felt a feeling of warmth when I first laid my eyes on the Vicem 58 Classic in Fort Lauderdale. The superyacht’s mahogany sliding doors majestically reflected the morning light, making its finish stand out. Combined with the teak cockpit, the superyacht truly looked inviting and oh so cozy.
A sunshade can be extended on demand from the hardtop to the cockpit can be covered, especially when the sun becomes too hot. It’s really helpful if a guest is preparing lunch the starboard. The relaxation area is an L-shaped settee, stretching up to the transom and port side.
Elegance and Simplicity
As my hands ran through the cabinet corners and bulkheads, the fit and finish of the 58’s joinery was flawless. The soft-tone mahogany gave the salon an air of serenity, and in the staterooms as well.
The yacht has a three-stateroom, two-head layout with a forepeak master. The master has a split-head setup and step-up berth. Abaft to port is the second stateroom with bunks. It shares the suite head of the third stateroom abaft to starboard that has twin berths.
I pushed one of the cockpit doors with a finger, and both opened at the same time, showing an unobstructed salon. The settees were light-tone and stood opposite each other from the port and starboard. The helm console, with side-deck access via a door next to it, was forward and to starboard. The setup is solid for short-handed cruising, and the yacht’s 4-foot-9-inch draft makes her Bahamas-friendly.
The Vicem 58 has a Hardy Build.
The mahogany hull supports an in-house-designed hard-chine, planing hull form. The 58 is powered by a couple of 725hp Volvo Penta D11 straight-shaft diesels and bow and stern thrusters help it maneuver in narrow areas.
The yacht has a cruising speed of 25 knots, and a top speed of 29 knots. For a traditionally designed yacht, it certainly packs top-notch performance that meets modern standards.