At some point in their history, most successful custom builders find that they can hit a sweet spot in the design and execution of a very special yacht. And that becomes their true flagship. For Vicem Yachts, their flagship was this 2006 Vicem 85 Classic - Essence.
This stunning Down East-style yacht is the largest and most elegantly appointed express-style lobster yacht that Vicem (or anyone else) has ever splashed. Top designers on three continents came together to meet the unique aesthetic standards of her knowledgeable owner. I can say unequivocally that everyone who has ever boarded Essence has come away fully impressed.
Her special appeal is highlighted by her two large, beautifully furnished salons. A formal salon of 300 square feet down below provides seating and dining areas for eight pampered guests, adjacent to the chef's galley. And an informal salon of 260 square feet on the pilothouse deck, with seating and dining for eight, adjacent to the outdoor grill, provides spaciousness and intimacy.
As the photographs show, her full-beam Master Cabin approaches Mega-yacht standards in elegance, as do her his-and-her heads.
Even the briefest of walkthroughs of Essence make clear a level of detail and overall fit and finish that is, again, usually only found on high-end Northern European Megayachts.
Essence can be seen in Palm Beach. She is fully MCA-compliant, and superbly suited for charter (as her numerous A-List celebrity charterers can attest).
**NOT OFFERED FOR SALE OR CHARTER TO U.S. CITIZENS/RESIDENTS WHILE IN U.S. WATERS**
I was lucky to have watched Essence being built in 2004/5, and to have done her original sea trials in Istanbul. Please feel free to call me with any questions.
The Upper Salon has an extra large entryway from the cockpit, through double sliding doors. Essence was expressly designed to have the so the cockpit and salon soles on one level, providing an overall entertaining space of over 32 feet long.
There is an owner's desk to starboard (with a retractable 37" plasma TV, that doubles as a computer monitor). To port is the private stairway that leads down to the Master Cabin.
Forward you'll find comfortable seating for as many as twelve guests. Remote controlled glass panels raise and lower to provide privacy from the helm area.
The Pilothouse helm is on the starboard side with a double seating area, separated for privacy with retractable frosted glass panels. To port is additional seating with chart area. All the instruments are flush mounted:
Essence's formal entertaining area is Lower Salon. It's abundant natural and tasteful artificial light projects a warm and intimate glow for any event. Mahogany panelling, with 12 hand-rubbed layers of satin varnish, provide an "English Drawing Room" sensibility. Elegant fabrics and window treatments add to this sense of style. Starting for seven to port is provide in comfortable couches and a reading chair, while the dining table to starboard seats eight. Built-in provide ample room for fine art and collectibles.
The Master stateroom has a centerline king berth with a couch on the port side and a makeup table on the Starboard. Large walk in closet and vanity. The bathroom is a full beam his and her's separated by a large shower with entry from both bathrooms. Her's equipped with a bidet.
The two guest staterooms are found aft through the lower salon. There are two well-appointed (The Red room and Blue room) separate guest cabins with twins and ensuite.
There are two crew cabins that share the same bathroom. The captain's cabin has a double bed with a single bunk above. The other crew cabin has two bunk beds.
The galley is beautifully appointed with state of the art stainless steel equipment. It is wholly situated in the crew area, forward of the lower salon, salon with its own dining area. Granite counter tops with plenty counter space to work on with very generous storage throughout.
The aft deck is very spacious with sitting, serving area with ice maker, fridge sink and wet bar. Easy access to the water can be found from the aft deck. From the aft deck one can enter through to the upper salon.
Easy access to spacious Aft Lazerette, perfect for misc. boating gear including all the air conditioning, shore power cables, transformer, compressor, water maker and extended range fuel tanks.
The engine room is very large for a vessel of her size with complete access to all equipment and 6' plus headroom. The engine room is very clean and bright with polished diamond plate flooring throughout.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
18 Fairview Avenue
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978