“Utopia” was specifically designed with one thing in mind. And that was weight. This boat from the factory was 15,500 KG. This leaves a huge reserve capacity for owner-provided loose gear, provisions, and people. “Utopia” easily achieves windspeed on multiple points of sail. Performance in light air is outstanding and in heavier air the boat is a racehorse. Under power, the twin Yanmar 57HP diesels have the ability to punch through offshore conditions all the while being fuel efficient, easy accessed, and maintained. Also on board are 1.5KW of solar and a 10KW generator. The DC side of the boat has power supplied by Mastervolt LiIO batteries. A Spectra watermaker keeps twin water tanks full for any of the freshwater heads or wash downs.
The Cockpit and the Salon become one space
"Utopia" was designed for Family and Guests in mind. There is the ability to accommodate both adult couples or children in four spacious cabins. There are also sleeping capabilities in the Salon and Cockpit. Please see the photographs and videos as they "speak a 1000 words." There's a place for everyone on "Utopia" to find their own coveted personal space.
The aft positioned Galley is also unique. It's more an Island "Kitchen" that boasts dual Vitrifrigo Refrigerators and Freezers, deep Double Sinks, proper Drawers, Shelves, and more. There's even an isolated trash bin with top and size access. Counter space on "Utopia" would be hard to match on similar sized boats.
The cockpit sole is traditional solid teak strips over a carbon fiber cockpit sole. Its classic in appearance and reminiscent of yachts of yesteryear. The cockpit is home to a double settee to starboard that can be used for lounging or a daybed. To port is the matching high-gloss teak table (with sun cover) and settee. The cushions are in a soft Sunbrella. See the photo how this looks. Aft on the transom is a propane grill, ice maker, storage cabinets, and sink.
Why the drive for light weight? It’s all about the performance. “Utopia” sails the speed of the wind in many scenarios. This includes ghosting along at 5kts in 5kts of wind or perhaps 20kts in 20kts of wind.
With the selection of top flight North Endurance 3DI sails on board you have a wide range to work with. The boat includes a main with 3 reefs, a staysail, over-lapping jib, and a reacher. All the forward sails are on curlers. The asymmetrical spinnaker is in a sock and easily deployed.
Photos by Scott Rocknak