The Adastra Trimaran super yacht might appear to be of racing pedigree, but it is in fact built for the Mardens, a Hong Kong based family who clearly have more money than they know what to do with.
Unfortunately, we don’t know the price to manufacturer the 139 footer, but it’s designed and built by John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs. Time to completion is 5 years (update: it’s been in the design phase for 5 years, so hopefully it will set sail in the next few years), and from what we understand this is the first year, so we’ll have to wait until 2016 to see it in the flesh.
Update: The Adastra will launch this January.
The yacht’s hull is crafted from glass & Kevlar foam, while the rest of the boat is constructed from carbon fiber and honey comb panels, equating to an ultra light weight ship that should result in fuel efficient cruising, all things relative of course. The design also calls for carbon fiber to be used throughout the boats interior and fixtures resulting in additional weight cutting.
On the inside the Adastra includes a saloon, main deck, dining room, lounge, garage, bridge and navigation station with master cabin and two guest cabins. On the outside there is a large sun bed at the front, which is complemented by a sofa and bar at the aft of the ship. The vessel can accomodate up to 9 guests and 6 crew, all the while cruising at a speed up to 22.5 knots. Total range, at 17 knots, is 4000 miles.
The Adastra is currently under construction at McConaghy yard in Zhuhai, China.
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