Published: Wednesday, 02 October 2013
Mike Fulton

The striking 42.5-metre trimaran Adastra built by McConaghy Boats in Zhuhai China and launched in April 2012 will be taking pride of place at Yacht CN 2013 this October.

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Her eye-catching design was the result of a five-year cooperation between the owner, the builder, naval architects and exterior designers John and Orion Shuttleworth and interior designers Jepsen Designs. She is the second largest boat of her kind in the world, came with a price tag of US$15 million and can be controlled from an iPad.

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Adastra is a great example of meticulous attention to detail and innovative design for a very experienced owner and his family offering superb levels of comfort and style. However, one of her greatest claims is her exceptionally low fuel consumption, with a fuel burn of around 20 litres per hour at her cruise speed of 10.5 knots. This at a time when energy efficiency is of great concern. She has a remarkably low hull weight of just 52 tonnes and a useable volume of 139 GT. None of this detracts from her excellent sea keeping qualities and her luxurious accommodations. She manages a handsome top speed of 23.2 knots when under full steam.

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Her 16-metre beam allows for a very spacious salon on the main deck with superb views through a panoramic window. The main deck also includes a large lounge, dinning table and the navigation station. Forward the saloon leads onto a lagre sun deck complete with sunbeds. On the aft deck there are a sofa and bar area to port and a dining area to starboard. Further aft is space to house a 4.9-metre tender and directly below this is a garage to store a 3.1-metre tender. The garage door folds out to become a large dive platform – ideal for the owner who is a keen diver with an in-depth knowledge of many of Asia’s best diving sites.

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Adastra offers very comfortable accommodation for up to nine guests and comes with a crew of six. Virtually every aspect and small detail of this striking and futuristic-looking boat was custom built. She looks set to define the luxury yachts of the future.

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Visitors and guests to this year’s Yacht CN will be able to get a close-up view of her and admire her sleek lines and innovative design features.