It is said in Turkey that humble beginnings launch the purest of intentions. In the case of Vicem, it all started in a tiny Black Sea town of the same name. In the 1980’s a Turkish businessman from Vicem– Sebahattin Hafizoglu - developed a passionate regard for the storied schooners of the Bosporus (known as the Turkish Gulet).
He boldly decided to reinterpret them for modern sensibilities, using state-of-the-art Cold Molded wood and epoxy techniques. Almost immediately his countrymen recognized this merger of a new kind of luxury, comfort and performance with classical charm. Local resorts and businessmen clamoured for anything he could build. And so, in 1991, Vicem Yachts was formed. Twenty years later the wider world has come to recognize Vicem’s impeccable craftsmanship and uncompromising allegiance to quality.