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Utopia in Greenwich, CT.

Discussion in 'Feadship Yacht' started by CTdave, Oct 26, 2007.

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  1. CTdave

    CTdave Senior Member

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    I took these 4 weeks ago & forgot to post them:eek:

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  2. OutMyWindow

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    Is the narrowness of the beam a by-product of resizing?, as it looks that she could get blown over by the slightest gale. Maybe LOTS of lead in the keel.
  3. Yacht News

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    LOL! The narrowness of her beam?
    I think not, Utopia's beam is nearly 40 feet. I think around 12 M. That is pretty wide for a yacht of her length. While there are other yachts her length that may feature a wider beam, Utopia's is still significant. I do not think that you can say 'the narrowness of the beam.' It might only look that way because she has pretty tall proportions above the waterline, so it almost reduces her beam (illusion).
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    You are right, she is known to be narrow, it is not the pictures. She is also balanced to not lean in a strong wind, at least so they say. Here she is; http://www.utopia-feadship.nl/
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    I saw her in Europe this summer. She was tied along a pier so I was able to get right next to her. She is gorgeous. I was really impressed by it.
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    Thanks for the link,
    Obviously Feadship did extensive testing to establish it’s Lateral Center of Buoyancy prior to build, but one must wonder if they were pushing the design envelope here, or if it was an express condition on the owner’s behalf
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    It must have been the original buyer asking for this design I guess, since it was almost too big for the De Vries inland shipyard. To get her from there to the open sea she had the maximum beam and also had to be lifted with airbags where it was to shallow. Today they can build much larger and wider yachts at their new facility for X-tra large yachts...