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Merger creates the new Vicem USA

Merger announced

The Turkish boatbuilder Vicem Yachts recently announced the merger of its U.S. operations with Down East Yachts, a former dealer, to create Vicem USA.

Vicem Yachts (pronounced 'Vee-cham') builds classic style motor yachts ranging from 52 to 100 feet.

Michael Landsberg, previously president of Down East Yachts and now president of Vicem USA, will oversee all sales, marketing and service operations for Vicem USA. Also joining Vicem USA from Down East Yachts are Dave Mallach, general manager and Dee Dimperio, New York office manager.

Vicem USA sales and service offices are located in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Huntington, N.Y., on Long Island.

This story originally appeared in the February 2009 issue.