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The 46-meter Vicem Vulcan

By Brian Pho


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The 46-meter MY Vulcan is the first member of the Vulcan family of superyachts, a project that had been launched during July, an year ago, by the shipyard Vicem, from Istanbul. The Vulcan marks one of the most important events in the existence of Vicem, the passing from mahogany construction to high-tech composite materials.

The Vulcan line was closely extended through the launch of the 32-meter Bronko, in November, while the third vessel is due to be launched during the first semester of 2013. The 46-meter Vulcan though is a masterpiece. Boasting with a sporty yet elegant, blue and silver appearance, lightweight design and strong yet very sleek lines, it is a place of beautiful contradiction, pure antithesis. Acclaimed naval architect Frank Mulder has achieved what is, if you ask me, one of the best yacht designs ever. Furthermore, thanks to the sleek composite construction, the Vicem Vulcan is able to reach speeds in excess of 25 knots, while, during 12-knot cruising, the Vulcan delivers 4,000 Nm with superb efficiency.

Inside, the sense of uniqueness is quite strong. The main saloon is extremely luxurious and exudes a strong personality, combining cinematic futurism and minimalism with some sort of oriental touches. Decked with lacquered mahogany and natural creamy shades, this truly is a gorgeous place to see. It is divided into two different sections though, a comfortable seating area aft, adjacent to the aft deck, and a lavish central area which combines formal dining with panoramic lounging.

The starboard lounge and port side dining areas are equally exquisite, almost seeming to source from a Hollywood movie. The main dining is similarly good looking, accompanied by gorgeous vistas of the natural surroundings and a large oval dining table surrounded by a set of white wicker dining chairs and a cozy sofa,

Let’s head upstairs now – the upper deck hosts the upper saloon with large windows and a weirdly dichromatic color scheme. There’s also a curved bar that adds to this place’s exclusivity. Fore, into the central lobby, the main staircase makes sure guests are able to access the entire array of decks, while a gorgeously intimate circular lounging nook was included in the starboard outer wall. The main deck lobby hosts the master suite, consisting of a full beam stateroom, office and lounging areas on starboard and port areas, lush curvy en-suite with large tub, his and hers wash basins large separate shower area and walk-in wardrobes.

Accommodation-wise, the Vicem Vulcan is able to host up to 12 guests throughout its 6 fantastically-appointed suites. Out of this lot, a VIP suite, two double suites and two twins are found on the lower deck. They follow the same dichromatic pattern like the master suite and come fitted with luxurious en-suites with large shower areas, modern styles and ample storage space. In addition, the 46-meter provides amble amounts of deck space for all sorts of purposes, from entertainment to lounge.

The main aft deck for example includes the main saloon aft lounging area, while upstairs there’s a lavish, breezy lounge deck with a central, very large al fresco dining table. This is where wicker lounge chairs or a cozy sofa ensure comfortable accommodation, while loose furniture is easily moved around to shape up all sorts of different lounge spots. As for the sun deck, it sports a large Jacuzzi with adjacent set of sun pads and a lounging area with chairs and sofa fore. The panoramas all around are the ultimate touch, though.


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About Brian Pho

Brian is the current tech & leisure editor from Luxatic. With many years of experience under his belt, his resume also includes writing for renowned sites like The Verge, Boing Boing, Tech Times and Laptop.

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