Rossinavi’s Vector 63 metre, “Utopia IV” blends sporty looks derived from Italian automotive styling with larger interior volumes than what her silhouette gives away.
The first Vector 63 hit the water last March at Rossinavi’s yard. Enrico Gobbi’s Team for Design handled the entire project design work. Commissioned by an American owner “Utopia IV” is a perfect equilibrium between sporty flowing lines, elegance and comfort. Much of this successful result is due to the flowing profile this yacht features while highlighting the superstructure which thanks to a wide body configuration make it look lighter while dissimulating the notable vertical bow which adds dynamism to the overall build also thanks to the grey hull which transmits strength, elegance and sporty looks at the same time.
We’re talking about an efficient fast displacing hull powered by four 2,600HP MTU 16V 2000 M96L engines for a total of 10,400 HP linked to Rolls Royce KaMeWa water jets which translates into cruising comfortably over a wide range of diverse speeds from around 12 knots in econ mode with a range of more than 3,000 nautical miles up to a top speed of 33 knots. Thanks to a proportionally low draught “Utopia IV” will be at ease everywhere, from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean and up to the Florida Coasts.
“We wanted to create a yacht which gave you the feeling of a power boat with shallow draught which is efficient whether running before, in a head sea and in whatever sea state with a custom made to measure intelligent power house. In the beginning with plans on the drawing board we had to reckon with the ratio between the engine power needed to reach wanted performance and the yacht’s weight. Harmonising the equilibrium is one of the yacht’s special features which makes each Vector so unique.” Said Federico Rossi CCO at Rossinavi.
Team for Design’s interiors blend typical Italian refined taste with minimalist styling, natural fine materials and sober colours. Most of the furniture is in walnut and oak while precious finishes and embellishments are in mole grey and sand. The materials chosen for the decor have been carefully selected from Hermès and Armani Casa catalogues which contribute in making the interiors relaxing and more exclusive. The interior lighting has been designed to highlight and privilege the considerable space available, mostly by deploying retro fitted solutions and indirect back lighting installed in key places.
The whole of the superstructure is lined with cut glass panelling typical of Enrico Gobbi, which brightens up the interiors considerably and more so, the owner’s suite in the bow end of the main deck with floor to ceiling window like ports. On starboard side there’s a large folding balcony. The owner’s quarters comprise a private study/office, a small lounge in which to relax, his/her bathrooms and a spectacular hydro-massage tub contoured by circular cut glass positioned at centre with direct access to the bathrooms.
The saloon along the main deck is bright with natural light by day thanks to a pair of sliding four metre long glass doors, it is separated from the dining area proper by a bulkhead decorated in fine wood essences, while aft in the stern area there’s a strategically placed bar which also serves the deck where we find a large lounge area in which to relax, a swimming pool and a fully equipped sun bathing spot. From here the extra large beach club below is accessed very easily, once the transom has been opened to reveal a lovely painted and beautiful underwater scene which serves as an ideal backdrop while enjoying a cocktail at the water’s edge.
To enjoy greater privacy, there’s a welcoming 16 square metre fly deck offering comfortable seating and sun pads.
Team for Design has detailed the external lighting system in such a way as to best highlight the automotive traits and shapes of “Utopia IV” as day turns to night.
Text by Daniele Carnevali – Photos by Sandro Bertozzi and Michele Chiroli
For further information: Rossinavi
The sea trial was pubblished in Superyacht 60 – Winter 2019