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Adastra scoops innovation gong at 2013 World Superyacht Awards

Adastra scoops innovation gong...
Earlier this month Adastra was presented with the 2013 World Superyacht Award for Most Innovative Design
Earlier this month Adastra was presented with the 2013 World Superyacht Award for Most Innovative Design
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Earlier this month Adastra was presented with the 2013 World Superyacht Award for Most Innovative Design
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Earlier this month Adastra was presented with the 2013 World Superyacht Award for Most Innovative Design
Adastra superyacht was constructed in China by boat builder John Shuttleworth
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Adastra superyacht was constructed in China by boat builder John Shuttleworth
The futuristic looking superyacht features a distinctive trimaran shape
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The futuristic looking superyacht features a distinctive trimaran shape
The 42.5-m (139-ft) luxury yacht was launched on the April 11, 2012
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The 42.5-m (139-ft) luxury yacht was launched on the April 11, 2012
Adastra superyacht by boat designer John Shuttleworth
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Adastra superyacht by boat designer John Shuttleworth
Adastra consume as little as 17 liters (4.5 gallons) of fuel per hour when traveling at 10.5 knots
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Adastra consume as little as 17 liters (4.5 gallons) of fuel per hour when traveling at 10.5 knots
Adastra is one of the largest of its kind
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Adastra is one of the largest of its kind
The incredible superyacht has completed 4000 nautical miles through the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand
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The incredible superyacht has completed 4000 nautical miles through the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand
Adastra can be controlled with the touch of an iPad
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Adastra can be controlled with the touch of an iPad
Superyacht Adastra Power Trimaran by John Shuttleworth
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Superyacht Adastra Power Trimaran by John Shuttleworth
Superyacht Adastra by John Shuttleworth
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Superyacht Adastra by John Shuttleworth
Adastra deck
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Adastra deck
Adastra deck
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Adastra deck
Adastra superyacht by boat designer John Shuttleworth
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Adastra superyacht by boat designer John Shuttleworth
Adastra details
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Adastra details
Adastra deck
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Adastra deck
Adastra offers luxury cruising
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Adastra offers luxury cruising
On board Adastra superyacht
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On board Adastra superyacht
Adastra by night in China
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Adastra by night in China
Adastra by night in China
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Adastra by night in China
Adastra takes to the waters of Hong Kong
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Adastra takes to the waters of Hong Kong
Adastra takes to the waters of Hong Kong
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Adastra takes to the waters of Hong Kong
Adastra takes to the waters of Hong Kong
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Adastra takes to the waters of Hong Kong
Adastra takes to the waters of Hong Kong
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Adastra takes to the waters of Hong Kong
Adastra takes to the waters of Hong Kong
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Adastra takes to the waters of Hong Kong
Adastra was presented with the 2013 World Superyacht Award for Most Innovative Design
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Adastra was presented with the 2013 World Superyacht Award for Most Innovative Design
Loretta Anne by Alloy Yachts won Motor Yacht of the Year
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Loretta Anne by Alloy Yachts won Motor Yacht of the Year
Smeralda by Hanseatic Marine won Best Displacement Motor Yacht
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Smeralda by Hanseatic Marine won Best Displacement Motor Yacht
Koji by Leopard Yachts received commendation for Performance and Design
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Koji by Leopard Yachts received commendation for Performance and Design
Pumula by Royal Huisman won Sailing Yacht of the Year
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Pumula by Royal Huisman won Sailing Yacht of the Year
Quintessential by Yachting Developments won the Judges' Special Award for Catamarans
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Quintessential by Yachting Developments won the Judges' Special Award for Catamarans
Marama was awarded the Voyager’s Award
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Marama was awarded the Voyager’s Award
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Last year we provided readers with the first images of the US$15 million Adastra superyacht being constructed in China. The incredible watercraft has since traveled 4,000 nautical miles (7,400 km) through the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand and earlier this month was presented with the 2013 World Superyacht Award for Most Innovative Design.

Designed by John Shuttleworth, the 42.5-m (139-ft) yacht was launched April 11, 2012 from China for clients Anto and Elaine Marden. The futuristic superyacht, which is one of the largest of its kind, features a distinctive trimaran shape. It can consume as little as 17 liters (4.5 US gallons) of fuel per hour when traveling at 10.5 knots, and can be controlled with an iPad.

"Her slender hulls and streamlined exterior allow her to travel faster in the open ocean and at 17 knots she has a 4,000 mile range so can comfortably cross both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans at high speed," says Shuttleworth. See our previous coverage of the Adastra for more on the spec.

Alongside Adastra, other 2013 World Superyacht Award winners included Loretta Anne built by New Zealand based Alloy Yachts, which won Motor Yacht of the Year. This 47-m (154-ft) yacht was also awarded Best Raised Pilothouse Semi-displacement Motor Yacht.

Loretta Anne by Alloy Yachts won Motor Yacht of the Year
Loretta Anne by Alloy Yachts won Motor Yacht of the Year

Hanseatic Marine’s enormous Smeralda won Best Displacement Motor Yacht. With 77 meters (252 feet) in length, the vessel includes a fully air-conditioned winter garden and a spa and beach club.

Smeralda by Hanseatic Marine won Best Displacement Motor Yacht
Smeralda by Hanseatic Marine won Best Displacement Motor Yacht

The 34-m (112-ft) Koji by Leopard Yachts received a Judges' Commendation for Performance and Design. The open yacht is built of composite Kevlar and fiberglass and can reach speeds of up to 45 knots.

Koji by Leopard Yachts received commendation for Performance and Design
Koji by Leopard Yachts received commendation for Performance and Design

The traditionally-styled Pumula by Royal Huisman won Sailing Yacht of the Year and Yachting Developments' 'Quintessential' won the Judges' Special Award for Catamarans.

Pumula by Royal Huisman won Sailing Yacht of the Year
Pumula by Royal Huisman won Sailing Yacht of the Year

Quintessential by Yachting Developments won the Judges' Special Award for Catamarans
Quintessential by Yachting Developments won the Judges' Special Award for Catamarans

Marama was awarded the Voyager’s Award
Marama was awarded the Voyager’s Award

Concluding the awards, the expedition yacht Marama, owned by Kevin and Teresa Jaffé, was given the Voyager’s Award in recognition of the Jaffe’s 3,200 nautical mile voyage from Seattle, Washington, to Glacier Bay in Alaska, which took the couple 3 months to complete.

Source: World Superyacht Awards, John Shuttleworth via Boat International

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3 comments
Marcus Carr
I assume that the reason there are no pictures of the interior living space is that it's too cramped to bother showing. I hope the owners are skinny...
Slowburn
I think Quintessential will do well on fuel when traveling at speed under power as well, and then there are the sails.
xzendor7
A Beautiful Collection Of Yachts When You Only Want To Travel In Style.