Adastra trimaran was launched in 2013 in China and took three years to build, as well as two years of planning and design. It was designed by Sussex-based designer John Shuttleworth, together with his two sons, Orion, and Sky. The superyacht is so high-tech, that from up to 50 meters it can even be controlled remotely at the touch of an iPad.
The yacht was purchased with £15 Million by the billionaire shipping magnate, Antony Louis Marden , a very experienced yachtsman who has spent his life on the high seas for his business and now flitting between islands in the far east and south-east Asia. Mr. Marden serves as the President of FIM Limited of National Marine Corporation.
Adastra’s high-concept, space-age look is no joke. The shape has been specially developed to cut through waves as it glides across the oceans.
John, Orion, and Sky Shuttleworth’s groundbreaking hydrodynamic design adapts the high-powered trimaran concept into the most versatile luxury yacht on the market. Built for long-range cruising, its speed and stability will get the cruiser through the choppiest waves. And what the 140-foot-long Adastra trimaran lacks in “superyacht space” it makes up for in comfort and style, with a lounge, bar and dining area enclosed in panoramic windows that allow for stunning views.
Adastra Trimaran – General
Length Overall 42.5m
Draft 1.12 m (1.6m to tip of rudder)
Displacement light 52 tonnes
Displacement cruising max (15,000 litres fuel) 67.6 tonnes
Fuel Capacity 30,000 litres
Hull Construction Composite (Glass/Aramid/Foam)
Deck Construction Composite (Carbon/Nomex)
Adastra Trimaran – Performance
Speed Max – 23.2 knots
Speed cruising – 17 knots
Range at 10.5 knots – 10,000 nautical miles
Range at 17 knots – 4,000 nautical miles
Adastra Trimaran – Accommodation and Tenders
Owner and Guests 9
Tenders 4.9m and 3.1m RIBS
Adastra Trimaran – Propulsion
Main engine 1x Caterpillar C18 1150 hp @ 2300 rpm
Outrigger engines 2 x Yanmar 110hp @ 3200 rpm
Generators 2 x 36 kw and 1x 26 kw
Adastra Trimaran – Fuel Consumption
Fuel consumption 10.5 knots – 20 tons fuel and water 25 liters per hour
Fuel consumption 10.5 knots – 3 tons fuel and water 17 liters per hour
Fuel consumption 13 knots – 20 tons fuel and water 60 liters per hour
Fuel consumption 13 knots – 3 tons fuel and water 40 liters per hour
Fuel consumption 17 knots – 20 tons fuel and water 130 liters per hour
Fuel consumption 17 knots – 3 tons fuel and water 100 liters per hour
As you see, the fuel consumption is incredibly low. That is what I call a “superyacht”.
Adastra Trimaran – Design and Build
Exterior Styling Shuttleworth Design Ltd
Naval Architecture Shuttleworth Design Ltd
Structural Design Shuttleworth Design Ltd & ASTA Ltd
Interior Styling Jepsen Design
Builder McConaghy Boats, China
This is from far and away the most beautiful multihull yacht I have ever seen. A little bit too expensive though, at over $23 Million as it’s worth at the moment I wrote this article.
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