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Sail Through Space: Adastra

Adastra is an 140 foot Trimaran which was launched in China, built at McConaghy Boats Zhuhai Facility and designed by John Shuttleworth Design. It had taken 5 years to design and construct but now it is known as one of the world's most amazing superyachts, costing £15 million. The superyacht is 42.5 metres, with a beam of 16m long, has a maximum speed of 22.5 knots and a range of 4000 miles, has a total of 3 hulls and weighs 52 tonnes so this vessel can hold up to nine guests plus six crew members. Adastra can also be controlled by the touch of an iPad as long as you're not more than 50 metres away.

                      

She is built from carbon fibre with a Nomex honeycomb core, the hull is made from glass/kevlar and the interior is made from lightweight oak. This includes hatches, portlights, ladders and even hinges.

Adastra will be able to travel from the UK to New York without having to stop and refuel! This was commissioned by a couple in Hong Kong so she has been designed to have a low fuel consumption. She also has a fully automated fuel management system which includes an Alfa Laval system which cleans the fuel.

The shape of Adastra, which has a space-like theme to it with its sleek, sharp edges has been specifically designed to cut through the waves whilst voyaging through the delicate waters. The outrigger height has been adjusted so there is comfort at sea and the outrigger shape has been made to increase the stability in waves.

                   

Adastra's 16m beam creates a spacious area on the main deck which includes amazing views through the panoramic window and also offers a lounge area, dining table and a navigation station. A door through the saloon window gives you access to a large sunbed on the foredeck. The aft deck includes a bar area, a sofa and a dining area. Further along there is also space for a 4.9 metre tender and below is a garage which can store a 3.1 metre tender. The garage door has also been designed to directly fold out and create a large dive platform. There is more space below the deck by flaring the central hull just above the waterline which has been split into two sections with a master cabin with access from the deck saloon and a further two guest cabins and accommodation for the crew. The main helm station has seating for two people and is located in a pilot house which is situated between the aft deck and the saloon area which is part of the cross beam structure.

     

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