Classic Feadship motor yacht Utopia II sold
by Malcolm Maclean
The 35.2 metre classic canoe-stern motor yacht Utopia II, listed for sale by Northrop & Johnson, has been sold with Jonathan Chapman representing both buyer and seller.
Built in steel and aluminium by Dutch yard Feadship to a design by De Voogt Naval Architects, Utopia II had an extensive $3.5 million refit in 2008 with regular upgrades since. An interior by Anita Unger accommodates six guests in three cabins consisting of a master suite, VIP suite and a twin, all with entertainment centres, Sony flatscreen televisions and en-suite bathroom facilities. In addition, her forward study has a sofa, which can be converted to a double bed.
The saloon is fully carpeted and panelled in teak, offering a bright and airy space to lounge or entertain, with different seating areas. A glass-fronted storage/china display cabinet is situated forward and there is an entertainment centre with a flatscreen television mounted on a rise and fall mechanism. Double teak and glass doors open out to the aft deck and canoe stern.
Utopia II really comes into her own on the sheltered fantail aft deck, featuring U-shaped seating in the stern, a full wet bar and fridge, and a Toshiba flatscreen television. Isinglass curtains provide protection from poor weather and mean that this area can be air conditioned or heated, as necessary.
Up on the sundeck there is comfortable seating aft on varnished lounge chairs with a full wet bar and ice maker to starboard, all sheltered by a large collapsible soft top. Her total fuel capacity of 29,400 litres and twin Detroit Diesel 460hp diesel engines translate into a range of 2,300 nautical miles at 12 knots and she is fitted with Quantum zero-speed stabilisers.
Utopia II was asking $1,950,000.