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Sea-Doo Utopia 185
(w/ 1 x 200-hp Mercury M2 Optimax jetdrive)

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Sea-Doo Utopia 185
Sea-Doo Utopia 185
The new Utopia 185 is a sportboat that looks like she’s a bowrider. She’s a family-friendly boat that delivers good performance and maneuverability with the safety of jet power.

Key Features

    The Utopia 185 has many features for an 18-footer. Under the aft bench there's good ski storage, and under the trunk there’s a built-in cooler to store all your beverages and food for the day as well as any gear you’ve brought aboard. Swivel bucket seats on the 185 open up the layout when it’s time for socializing. The full-size windshield is also a nice feature that protects the crew aboard from wind and spray. To ensure safety and security Sea-Doo’s unique control system maintains the right amount of thrust to provide steering at all times.

Specifications

Sea-Doo Utopia 185 Specifications
Length Overall 18'3'' Dry Weight 2,050 lbs.
Beam 8'0'' Tested Weight N/A
Draft 1'0'' Weight Capacity N/A
Draft Up N/A Person Capacity N/A
Draft Down N/A Fuel Capacity 40 gal.
Air Draft N/A Water Capacity none
Deadrise/Transom 20 Length on Trailer N/A
Max Headroom open boat Height on Trailer N/A
Bridge Clearance 4'0'' Trailer Weight N/A
Total Package Weight (Trailer,Boat & Engine) N/A
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

Engine Options

Sea-Doo Utopia 185 Engine options
Std. Power 1x210-hp Mercury M2 carb. waterjet
Tested Power 1 x 200-hp Mercury M2 Optimax jetdrive
Opt. Power 1x200-hp Mercury M2 Optimax jetdrive

Sea-Doo Utopia 185 Photo Gallery

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Is she a sportboat or a bowrider?

You might ask yourself this question when you first set your eyes on her. The 185 is an innovative approach to this concept that gives you the best of both worlds. Her jet power ensures safety, better

She offers an open feeling for socializing.

As you can see because of the swivel bucket seats the cockpit opens up for socializing. This feature will keep you from straining your back or neck every time you turn around to talk.

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The Utopia 185 has seating for up to eight .

The full-sized windshield is a nice feature that adds extra protection against spray and wind.

Good storage for your belongings.

Under the trunk there's a built-in cooler for your drinks and plenty of storage for any gear you bring aboard.



Sea-Doo Utopia 185 Captain's Report

The Utopia 185 is a sportboat that looks like a bowrider. She’s a family-friendly boat that delivers good performance and maneuverability with the safety of jet power.

The Utopia 185 has many features for an 18-footer. Starting aft there's good ski storage under the aft bench, and under the trunk there’s a built-in cooler to store all your beverages and food for the day, as well as any gear you’ve brought aboard. There’s also a kid-friendly sun deck that’s ideal for lounging.

Swivel bucket seats on the 185 open up the layout when it’s time for socializing. These padded bolster seats are great for keeping the driver and passengers snug in tight turns. The bowrider seats up front combined with seating in the cockpit enables a total of 8 passengers to come along for the ride. Non-slip grab handles on either side of the boat give your passengers a bit more comfort when running at high speeds. The full-size windshield is also a nice feature that protects the crew aboard from wind and spray.

At the helm the full instrumentation is within easy sight and reach. To ensure safety and security Sea-Doo’s unique control system maintains the right amount of thrust to provide steering at all times. It also helps assist the boater around the docks and launch ramp. This is another family-friendly feature that emphases safety and security. Another added safety feature is the Hydro-Surge intake grate on the bottom of the hull, which automatically clears debris from clogging the jet drive.

The great thing about jet power is that it’s safe. You won’t have to worry about props when swimmers or skiers are in the water. Best of all, you’ll feel at ease when the kids want to take the 185 for a spin on their own. With a jet drive there’s also less bow rise, which mean the driver will have a better view while the boat gets on plane. Most conventional boats have a high bow rise as their getting out of the water which is due to conventional props.

Jet drives also improve handling and acceleration. The jet drive directs water straight out instead of displacing it, the way a conventional propeller does. With better handling and acceleration you’re guaranteed to have a performer you can count on.

Jet drives also allow you to venture into shallow-water areas which makes adventuring closer to land a lot more fun knowing that you’re not going to run aground. Plus, if you do want to venture to land you can easily bring the Utopia 185 right up to the beach.

Measuring at 18’ 3” overall and 8 feet in beam, the Utopia is one of the widest boats in the sportboat class. The 2,050-pound hull has a deadrise of 20-degrees, a component that also adds to passenger comfort. With a sharp V on the bottom the Utopia can slice through the chop more easily than boats with flatter hulls.

Out on our test run the Utopia 185 ran at 45 mph at wide-open throttle, and her best cruise was 24.6 mph at 4000 rpm. At this speed the Utopia has a cruising range of 164 miles with a single fill of the 40-gallon fuel tank.

Besides being a good performer and a versatile sportboat, the Utopia is a blast to drive. We found the ride to be exhilarating and lots of fun. Sea-Doo knows how to amp up the excitement with family-friendly designs, distinctive styling, and features that make the Utopia 185 an all around sportboat.

Sea-Doo Utopia 185 Test Result Highlights

  • Top speed for the Sea-Doo Utopia 185 is 45.0 mph (72.4 kph), burning 18.1 gallons per hour (gph) or 68.51 liters per hour (lph).
  • Best cruise for the Sea-Doo Utopia 185 is 24.6 mph (39.6 kph), and the boat gets 4.55 miles per gallon (mpg) or 1.93 kilometers per liter (kpl), giving the boat a cruising range of 164 miles (263.93 kilometers).
  • Tested power is 1 x 200-hp Mercury M2 Optimax jetdrive.
For complete test results including fuel consumption, range and sound levels
go to our Test Results section.

Standard and Optional Equipment

Sea-Doo Utopia 185 Standard and Optional Equipment
Systems
Battery Charger/Converter Standard
CD Stereo Standard
Head: Fixed Optional
Trailer Standard
Exterior Features
Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
Swim Ladder Standard
Swim Platform Standard
Canvas
Bimini Top Optional

Standard = Standard Optional = Optional

Sea-Doo Utopia 185 Warranty

Sea-Doo Utopia 185 Warranty Information
Warranties change from time to time. While BoatTEST.com has tried to ensure the most up-to-date warranty offered by each builder, it does not guarantee the accuracies of the information presented below. Please check with the boat builder or your local dealer before you buy any boat.

Full Warranty Information on this brand coming soon!

Sea-Doo Utopia 185 Price

Sea-Doo Utopia 185 Price
Pricing Range $20,800.00
Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.


Test Results   (Printer Friendly Page)

Test Power: 1 x 200-hp Mercury M2 Optimax jetdrive
  Range  
RPM MPH Knots Total GPH MPG NMPG Stat. Mile NM   KM    KPH    LPH    KPL   dBA
800 3.0 2.6 0.4 7.5 6.5 270 235 435 4.80 1.51 3.19 71
1000 3.8 3.3 0.5 7.5 6.5 270 235 435 6.10 1.89 3.19 72
1500 4.7 4.0 0.7 6.6 5.8 239 208 385 7.60 2.65 2.82 74
2000 6.2 5.4 1.2 5.2 4.5 186 162 299 10.00 4.54 2.20 74
2500 7.0 6.1 1.8 3.9 3.4 140 122 225 11.30 6.81 1.65 75
3000 7.4 6.4 2.8 2.6 2.3 95 82 153 11.90 10.60 1.12 86
3500 7.6 6.6 4.1 1.8 1.6 66 58 106 12.20 15.52 0.78 89
4000 24.6 21.3 5.4 4.6 4.0 164 142 264 39.60 20.44 1.93 87
4500 31.3 27.2 7.1 4.4 3.8 158 138 254 50.40 26.88 1.87 90
5000 38.0 33.0 10.4 3.7 3.2 132 114 212 61.20 39.37 1.55 94
5500 42.9 37.3 15.2 2.8 2.5 101 88 163 69.00 57.54 1.20 96
5800 45.0 39.1 18.1 2.5 2.2 90 78 145 72.40 68.52 1.06 99

All fuel consumption numbers are the total for all engines in the boat. Speeds are measured with Stalker ProSports radar gun or GPS. Fuel consumption (gallons per hour) measured with Floscan digital fuel-flow meter or by on-board factory-installed diagnostic instruments. Range is based on 90% of published fuel capacity. Sound levels determined using Radio Shack digital decibel meter on A scale. 68 dBA is the level of normal conversation. Time to plane is measured from start of acceleration to formation of rooster tail behind boat.

Performance Chart

Performance Chart

Test Conditions

Test Power: 1 x 200-hp Mercury M2 Optimax jetdrive
Time To Plane 3.5 sec.
0 to 30 6.0 sec
Test Power 1 x 200-hp Mercury M2 Optimax jetdrive
Transmission None
Ratio 1.0:1
Props None--Waterjet impeller
Load 2 pers, full fuel, no water, min. gear
Climate 75 deg., 70% humid., wind: 10 knots; seas: 1 foot

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