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Adastra superyacht launches in China

Adastra superyacht launches in...
The $15 million Adastra luxury trimaran was launched yesterday in China
The $15 million Adastra luxury trimaran was launched yesterday in China
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The Adastra can accommodate six crew and nine passengers
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The Adastra can accommodate six crew and nine passengers
The Adastra in China's Pearl River
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The Adastra in China's Pearl River
Hong Kong-based shipping industry billionaire Anto Marden first commissioned construction of the Adastra five years ago
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Hong Kong-based shipping industry billionaire Anto Marden first commissioned construction of the Adastra five years ago
The $15 million Adastra luxury trimaran was launched yesterday in China
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The $15 million Adastra luxury trimaran was launched yesterday in China
The Adastra measures 42.5 by 16 meters (139.5 by 52.5 feet), and weighs 52 tons (47 tonnes)
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The Adastra measures 42.5 by 16 meters (139.5 by 52.5 feet), and weighs 52 tons (47 tonnes)
A stern view of the Adastra
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A stern view of the Adastra
Adastra's designer John Shuttleworth
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Adastra's designer John Shuttleworth
Interior layout of the Adastra
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Interior layout of the Adastra
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Last July, we provided readers with specs and renderings of the Adastra superyacht, which was being constructed in China by boat builder John Shuttleworth. While it might have seemed like a fanciful concept at the time, yesterday the completed yacht was launched in China’s Pearl River.

Hong Kong-based shipping industry billionaire Anto Marden first commissioned construction of the Adastra five years ago. The finished product is worth US$15 million, and will likely be used by Marden and his wife Elaine to sail between two islands that they own off the coast of Indonesia.

The trimaran measures 42.5 by 16 meters (139.5 by 52.5 feet), and weighs 52 tons (47 tonnes). It has a top speed of 22.5 knots, although at 17 knots it has a remarkable range of 4,000 nautical miles (7,408 km) – this comes thanks largely to a lightweight hull made from a glass/Kevlar foam sandwich material, a superstructure made from carbon fiber with a honeycomb core, and other weight-saving and streamlining considerations. Its fuel economy is estimated at 90 liters (24 U.S. gallons) per hour at 13 knots, or 120 liters (32 gallons) per hour at 17 knots.

The Adastra can accommodate six crew and nine passengers
The Adastra can accommodate six crew and nine passengers

A full-width master cabin located aft with access from the deck saloon, and two further guest cabins - all of which have luxury bathrooms - provide accommodation for up to nine passengers with additional quarters for the craft's six crew members. The yacht is also equipped with a sauna, steam bath and whirlpool ... oh, and one other thing – it can be piloted from a range of 50 meters (164 feet) using an iPad.

More details are available in our previous article.

Source: John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs via Daily Mail

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23 comments
Edward Hickcox
I would name mine Eric.
Mr Stiffy
Tis bearing a remarkable resemblance to the "Addy Gil" as sunk by the Japanese whale harpooners.
Slowburn
I prefer sail but still it is real nice.
GusF
Leaves me cold, too much boat, to little space.
Samer Helmy
Is it just me or is 22.5 knots pathetically slow? It's a hair faster than a running athlete!
sgdeluxedoc
It may appear as "too much boat" but it's just the correct design for a SAFE boat.. waves just pass underneath such a boat without causing roll.. I bet you could have a pool table on a yacht like this..
I don't begrudge thus feller his boat... after all,, if you all had the bux, wouldn't you have done the same?
Clay Jones
Not much boat for the money. But, it's not my money.
Slowburn
re; Samer Helmy
For a floating object it is quite fast. Try keeping your world record 100m dash speed for an hour.
Matt Fletcher
It looks really slick but if it were any slower it would be a sail boat. Not much cabin space either. Give me a Wally for this money any day of the week.
zekegri
For maximum fuel-efficiency they could have integrated the new systems where you lose two knots of speed say from fifteen to 12-13 knots by dropping turbines in the water that are tuned perfectly-and can then travel for 6 hours basically for free at 5-6 knots or have all that electricity for onboard needs. Like adding insulation to your house costs upfront but the payback is long term and awesome. Also if the outriggers were somehow retractable you could then get in places for berths etc. easier-less expensive too!