December 25, 2021

Super Yacht Utopia Hits and Sinks Tanker Ship

A 63 meter super yacht, motor yacht Utopia IV collided with and sank a 49 meter gas tanker, motor vessel Tropic Breeze approximately fifteen miles to the North West of New Providence Island in the Bahamas on 24th December at around 2200 hours.  Utopia IV was in charter duty and is reported to have hit and pierced Tropic Breeze at the stern.  The seven crew members of Tropic Breeze where rescued by motor yacht Amara who happened to be in the vicinity of the collision.  With the impact Utopia IV sustained bow damage and was reported taking on water, and following this was escorted by the Harbour Patrol Unit to Prince George Wharf in Nassau harbour.  
Utopia IV is a 63 meter fully custom 2018 built Rossinavi, hull number FR031 build in aluminium to a design by Enrico Gobbi TeamForDesign and naval architecture by Arrabito.  Rossinavi FR031 can accommodate twelve guests in six cabins, with thirteen crew in seven cabins.  She is powered by quadruple MTU 2600hp engines with Rolls Royce water jet propulsion which allow her to reach top speeds of 33 knots, a fast cruise of 26, and an economic long range twelve knots which allows to cover up to 3600 nautical miles before a refuel is needed.  Utopia IV is a multi award winning super yacht for its design and engineering feats.
The super yacht Amara which rescued the seven crew of the 49 meter tanker, is a 1986 55.1 meter Feadship hull number #634 built of steel with an aluminium super structure, and designed by Frits de Voogt naval architecture and exterior, and Mauro Micheli who did the latest refit to the interior, which was originally designed by Terrence Disdale.  Amara offers accommodation for ten guests in five staterooms, and thirteen crew in seven cabins.  Powered by twin Deutz 1455hp engines she reaches top speeds up to sixteen knots, a cruise of fourteen, and an economic long range of twelve which allows for up to seven thousands nautical miles before refuelling.  Amara was launched as M/Y Cacique.

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