A year after Vicem Yachts premiered the first megayacht in its new Vulcan Series, it has launched another first, that being the initial model in the Vicem Vulcan 35M lineup. She’s christened Julem 1.
As a reminder, the Vulcan Series marks Vicem’s official entry into the megayacht market, having met with success for many years in the under-70-foot market. It also emphasizes lower-maintenance all-composite construction, versus the highly varnished mahogany many smaller Vicems employ. Yet, the Vulcan Series is still in keeping with Vicem’s focus on long-range cruising.
As for the Vicem Vulcan 35M, the trideck Julem 1 measures 125’9” (38.38 meters). (In case you’re wondering, the “35M” in her model name represents her waterline length of 35 meters, or 115 feet.) Stylist and naval architect Frank Mulder of Mulder Design strove to provide elbowroom-friendly interior and exterior spaces within a sporty profile. To that end, toys are concealed in fore and aft garages, to keep the megayacht’s lines clean. There are also some surprising results, such as two full-beam VIP staterooms below decks and the captain’s stateroom accompanying the master suite on the main deck. Interesting enough, Art-Line Interiors, which handles interior design for the Vicem Vulcan Series, considers Julem 1’s layout to be more akin to having two identical master staterooms below decks and a VIP on the main deck. Regardless, the design firm says the overall atmosphere conveys “a sense of holiday fun with a hint of formality,” employing olive ash wood and other details that echo Vicem Yachts’ history of wood boatbuilding.
Of course, Julem 1 also has some expected features, such as an aft tender garage becoming a beach club when the transom folds down. Also expected is the master suite/VIP suite making the most of the 26’9” (8.21-meter) beam on the main deck. The owner of Julem 1 selected the standard five-stateroom layout, but you can opt for six. That would lead to one of the full-beam VIPs/masters below decks becoming two twin or queen staterooms instead.
The RINA-classed and MCA-compliant Vicem Vulcan 35M is powered by twin 2,400-hp MTUs, achieving a reported 16-knot cruising speed and 20-knot maximum speed. Vicem says she should see a 950-nautical-mile range at cruising speed, and a best range of 1,600 nautical miles at 12 knots. With an 8,053-gallon (30,440-liter) fuel capacity and draft of 7’6” (2.32 meters), Julem 1 will be able to visit a number of ports worldwide upon delivery in a few weeks.