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Superyachts come in all shapes and sizes, but nothing can prepare you for the futuristic design of the Adastra...

Winner of the 2013 Showboat awards for naval architecture, Adastra is a striking 42.5m trimaran launched back in China on 11th April 2012.

Owned by billionaire shipping magnate Anto Marden, the trimaran's futuristic design would not look out of place in a Marvel superhero film.

Designed by Britain’s Shuttleworth Design and built in China by McConaghy Boats, Adastra was designed with long range ocean voyaging in mind whilst ensuring there is minimal environmental impact.

The hulls are made of a super-strong e-glass/Kevlar foam sandwich, with the deck and superstructure constructed from carbon fiber with a lightweight Nomex honeycomb core. In use only 20% of the lightweight glass and carbon boat is submerged in water, significantly reducing drag. As a result, it consumes about 14% of the fuel used by a more traditional yacht with the same specs and has a top speed of 23 knots with a cruising speed of 17.

Inside Adastra's offers comfortable accommodation for nine guests and up to six crew members.  The main helm station, which has seating for two, is positioned in a raised pilot house situated between the aft deck and the saloon area and forms part of the cross beam structure. Comprised of five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and an open-air bar.

The 16 metre beam creates a spacious saloon area on the main deck which offers superb views through a panoramic window and accommodates a lounge area, dining table, and navigation station.  A forward facing door through the saloon window gives easy access to a large sunbed on the foredeck. The aft deck has a sofa and bar area to port and a dining area to starboard, further aft of this there is space for a 4.9 metre tender and directly below is a garage which can store a 3.1 metre tender.  The garage door has been designed to fold out and create a large dive platform.  Extra space has been created below deck by slightly flaring the central hull just above the waterline. This area has been split into two sections with a full-width master cabin located aft with access from the deck saloon, and two further guest cabins, accommodation for the crew, and the galley located forward of the engine compartment. 

At night, its underside is illuminated - glowing bright blue - just in case it needed more attention.

Listed for sale for $15million it is described as "the coolest adventure yacht", and I must admit we have to agree.


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