Utopia IV2019-04-04T15:16:21+00:00

Do you think it is impossible that Utopia explains and shows a different world?
No, it isn’t, our science is your utopia.

  

Do you think it is impossible that, despite the skin-deep gigantism of its bulwarks, she still floats peacefully even in shallow waters?
No, it isn’t, because Utopia is resulting logic, what was meant to happen, what it was meant to allow, and realised the unthinkable.

I am talking about a 63-metre long boat sailing unbelievably, with a very shallow draught, just a little over two metres. No, it isn’t impossible, because Utopia is born out of a mathematical formula for uniqueness. The interpreting clue to open the doors of this unique world is a logic key, made of Cartesian shapes and of hyper-contemporary style. Look at her: she speaks a dry language to you, showing her character within the limited space of a tweet. On Utopia it is horizon to take a selfie for you, it is her talking of a bursting future which frames you. It gives you the idea of something breaking, partitioning and dissecting space. It indicates a direction, it strikes the mirror of the sea and outlines its iconic avatar.

  

Perception and ideal portrayal of a boat. Utopia becomes an icon of navigation. Exploratoy power bent on the inside. The most intense journey is the near one, so near that it was only yesterday that it seemed so out of reach. The utopian appeal is to get close, surprising the others. Because it is efficient and handy like a tablet pc, it is the contemporary expression of the homo digitalis. The habit of a “clic“, acted normality: Utopia is moored in places for other inaccessible, with that size. But for Utopia size is not relevant. Or, if it is, it doesn’t prevent from dining, open decked, opposite villas, in private ports, in Miami or Fort Lauderdale’s canals, next to the life.

Fast, water-jet propelled, atlantic, designed for the Caribbean or moored within Florida’s seaports. Cover your face: you are in the picture those kids are taking, coming out of the club over there, with your boat behind them. It is so near them, it is the closest background for their focus.
Do you still think this in impossible? Well, actually, it is real.

 

Perception and ideal portrayal of a boat. Utopia becomes an icon of navigation. Exploratoy power bent on the inside. The most intense journey is the near one, so near that it was only yesterday that it seemed so out of reach. The utopian appeal is to get close, surprising the others. Because it is efficient and handy like a tablet pc, it is the contemporary expression of the homo digitalis. The habit of a “clic“, acted normality: Utopia is moored in places for other inaccessible, with that size. But for Utopia size is not relevant. Or, if it is, it doesn’t prevent from dining, open decked, opposite villas, in private ports, in Miami or Fort Lauderdale’s canals, next to the life.

Fast, water-jet propelled, atlantic, designed for the Caribbean or moored within Florida’s seaports. Cover your face: you are in the picture those kids are taking, coming out of the club over there, with your boat behind them. It is so near them, it is the closest background for their focus.
Do you still think this in impossible? Well, actually, it is real.

 

Continuing its long tradition of reliable and efficient high-performance yacht engines, the M96 series of MTU 2000 offers greater acceleration and low fuel consumption in 12 cylinders from 1700 bhp to 1920 bhp and 16 cylinders from 2185 bhp to 2600 bhp, which makes it particularly suitable for luxury and sport fishing. It is also supported by MTU’s Premium Yacht Service, which provides unprecedented support for the engine throughout its lifetime.
Intuitive maneuverability: complex maneuvers are made more comfortable by automatically and skillfully managing all the propulsion systems.
Compatibility with the engines – wide range of propulsion units supplied electronic or hydraulic OEM; proportional control capacity; operating mode of the joystick for the control of the propeller alone. GPS-based station maintenance – remains stationary automatically with a sophisticated GPS-based system.

Utopia IV hull lines are the result of a complex research started in 2007 when we financed a testing program in SSPA (Goteborg) with full comparison of 4 different hull models scaled from 60m projects range. Those projects have in common the target to achieve the best fast semi-displacement lines combined to the best sea-keeping properties.
The 4 different hull concepts tank tests comparison unveiled not only which of the 4 hull lines where the most performing, but also the data resulting from this massive research indicated which features of the other 3 good hull should be integrated in the best one. Our idea was to build the perfect mixture of ideal features and properties for this new project called the “X series” by Arrabito Naval Architects. The final hull lines were giving much better results than expectations and, from the concept lines, we developed a totally new series of hull lines with the same concepts of 40 m, 50 m, obviously 60 m and 70 m hull sizes.
We thought that this new hull-line concept (able to cruise at 12kts better that a full displacement hull line), could also achieve a speed up and over 30kts for 60 and even 70m. It could definitely represent the future of super and mega yachts naval architecture.
With Utopia IV we achieved at first attempt certain results that many naval architects had been trying to achieve for decades, but we did better; the incredible top speed of Utopi a IV (33kts at sea-trial condition) was also better than what simulated in all tank tests. Recently we have also witnessed real hull lines dramatic tests as Utopia IV was cruising up to 26-27 kts with wave height over 2.5 m in the Atlantic Ocean showing.
Utopia IV has excellent sea-keeping properties and very smooth comfortable cruising as predicted by the long tank testing series developed.

SIZE

Length over all, Loa
63 m

Breadth, max @ fender
11 m

Mean scantling draft from B.L.
2,20 m

PERFORMANCE

Main engines at 2450 RPM
4 x MTU 16V 2000 M96L 1939 kW

Max speed
33.00 knots

Cruising speed, at abt. ½ load condition
26.00 knots

Range (at approximately 12 knots)
>3,300 nautical miles

Gross Tonnage
~986 GT

ARCHITECTURE&DESIGN

Naval Architecture
Arrabito Naval Architects

Exterior Design
Enrico Gobbi – Team For Design

Interior Design
Enrico Gobbi – Team For Design