Timeless Charm

The Vicem 58 Classic showcases trademark craftsmanship and traditional style.

Vicem 58 Classic
Vicem’s six-model Classic line includes the 58 (above), as well as 55-, 64-, 71-, 77- and 80-foot models. LOA: 60'. Max Beam: 16'8".Courtesy Vicem

Warm. that’s the feeling I got when I laid eyes on the Vicem 58 Classic at the Bahia Mar marina in Fort Lauderdale. The yacht’s high-gloss mahogany sliding doors reflected bright morning sunlight, highlighting a fine finish. When combined with the soft feel of the teak cockpit beneath my feet, the sight made the environment cozy and inviting.

A sunshade extends from the hardtop on demand to cover the cockpit when the day’s rays become too intense, and it’s especially helpful when preparing lunch at the outdoor Bosch electric cooktop to starboard. Relaxation space out here is in the form of an L-shaped settee that stretches along the transom and up the port side. Just forward of that settee is a smaller one for two.

Vicem 58 Classic, interior salon

Simple Elegance

Running my hands across the bulkheads and cabinet corners, I found the near-flawless fit and finish of the 58’s joinery to be impressive. There is something about the soft-tone mahogany that creates a sense of serenity in the salon, as well as in the staterooms.Courtesy Vicem
Vicem 58 classic, stateroom

Accommodations

This yacht has a three-stateroom, two-head layout with a forepeak master. The master has a step-up berth and split-head setup. Abaft to port is the second stateroom with bunks. It shares the en suite head of the third stateroom abaft to starboard that has twin berths.Courtesy Vicem

With two fingers, I pushed on one of the cockpit doors, and both opened in concert, revealing an unobstructed salon floor plan. Light-tone and opposing settees were to 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 shorthanded cruising, and the yacht’s 4-foot-9-inch draft makes her Bahamas-friendly.

She is built tough, with a ­cold-molded, mahogany hull supporting an in-house-designed hard-chine, planing hull form. Power for the 58 comes from twin 725 hp Volvo Penta D11 straight-shaft diesels, and bow and stern thrusters help with close-quarters maneuverability.

Vicem says the yacht has a 25-knot cruise speed and a 29-knot top-end. That’s some thoroughly modern performance wrapped in an ageless design built to time-tested and exacting standards.

THE FINER POINTS

Vicem 58 Classic, helm
The helm has Volvo Penta controls and Side-Power bow and stern thrusters.Courtesy Vicem
Vicem 58 Classic, setee
An L-shaped settee along the transom provides a place for alfresco dining.Courtesy Vicem
Vicem 58 Classic, galley-down
Windows above the galley-down create an atrium effect.Courtesy Vicem
Vicem 58 Classic, exterior, high rails
Note the high rails for safe transit.Courtesy Vicem