June 5th, 2020
Utopia IV Roll Reduction Case Study Featured on The Triton
For many who know us, Utopia IV represents the manifestation of a dream and the result of entrepreneurial dedication and uncompromising vision. But most are unaware of the challenges we’ve faced regarding this amazing vessel and our efforts to optimize its safety and performance. This incredible article on The Triton takes a deep look at the issues we faced regarding the gyrostabilizer system originally installed by Rossinavi, and what we had to do to correct the issues presented to us.
Essentially, one of the things that makes Utopia IV unique is the fact that it’s a mega yacht which was designed and built with a gyrostabilizer as the exclusive stabilizing mechanism for roll reduction. However, we quickly discovered that certain sea conditions made it apparent we needed to do something to enhance Utopia IV’s stabilization.
After consulting with industry experts, we opted for installing an active fin stabilizer system to work in conjunction with the gyrostabilizer system. This was an expensive endeavor but ultimately allowed us to maximize both stabilization systems and achieve the desired blend of performance, function, and safety.
At any rate, this article from our naval architect Jamie Benoit is a fascinating look at the science behind the systems that stabilize yachts, and does a great job of explaining what we had to do in order to achieve proper stabilization for Utopia IV.