Continuing its popularity with American buyers, Vicem Yachts has delivered a 97 Cruiser stateside.
The Vicem 97 Cruiser, previously the 96 Cruiser, measures 96’8” (25.9 meters). She’s classic in terms of profile and build. The Vicem 97 Cruiser looks very much at home along the Eastern U.S. Coast, for example. She also, like all Vicems, employs cold-molded mahogany construction. However, she also employs modern epoxies.
Also like all Vicems, the Vicem 107 Cruiser is customized to her owner’s preferences. There’s a hydraulically raising and lowering table on the flying bridge. It allows up to 15 people to be seated for dinner. Two VIP staterooms and a further twin-bedded guest stateroom accommodate guests. The full-beam (21’7”, or 6.6-meter) master suite is also below decks. Veritable acres of wood adorn the bulkheads and soles down here. They’re also throughout the saloon and dining area on the main deck. Speaking of the dining area, the owner liked the suggested arrangement for it aboard his Vicem 97 Cruiser. It’s raised two steps above the saloon, for a little more formality and intimacy.
Four crewmembers have a separate entrance aft aboard the megayacht and can drive her from either the flying bridge or the raised pilothouse. Since there are two double helm benchseats, the owner of the Vicem 97 Cruiser or guests can watch and learn if they so wish. No one would blame them, though, if they’d rather soak in the hot tub or lounge on the sunpads.
Either way, a modified deep-V hull design and twin 900-hp MAN diesels promise good performance. The best figures come at 10 knots: the Vicem 97 Cruiser should see a 2,000-nautical-mile range. Regular cruise is at 12 knots, with top end at 18 knots. With draft around six feet (1.8 meters), the Vicem 97 Cruiser has plenty of skinny waters within reach.