I used to come here and see these huge megayachts and say, ‘Someday, I’ll have one.’ The point is, you become what you think about all of the time. Here we are; it’s a reality.
JR Ridinger shares this while sitting in the saloon of Utopia IV, the new yacht he and his wife Loren took delivery of a few weeks ago. More to the point, he shares it with a touch of amazement in his voice. He’s certainly not bragging, it’s more like a “pinch me” confession.
As of this writing, hundreds of people have heard and seen the confession. JR makes it in a video he posted to YouTube. In fact, since March, he’s shared about two dozen videos about the creation of and life aboard Utopia IV. His comments echo those of so many owners we’ve spoken with about their own experiences in buying, owning, and cruising aboard their yachts. That being: Yachting represents an idyllic way to experience the world. It’s a near-perfect existence.
In other words, it’s utopia. What better name for a yacht than that.
Check out the Utopia IV playlist on YouTube for more of this family’s adventures, and especially their outlook on cruising aboard Utopia IV. As their daughter Amber says in one video:
Utopia to me means the feeling you get when you’ve worked really, really hard and your dreams have come to fruition. That has to be the most incredible feeling, and being able to celebrate that, to enjoy it with family and the people that you love most, is the most incredible feeling ever. It’s utopia.