Superyacht Adastra by John Shuttleworth yacht designs won “Most Innovative Design” at the 2013 World Superyacht Awards. Described by Boat International as “one of the world’s most amazing super yachts, that could spell the future for efficient long range cruising”, this stunning 42.5m Trimaran Adastra which costed $15 million was launched on the 11th of April 2012 in China for Hong Kong clients Anto and Elaine Marden.
Designed to meet the needs of the most discerning clients, Adastra uses a trimaran shape that allows it to have multiple hulls. It can consume as little as 17 liters (4.5 US gallons) of fuel per hour when traveling at 10.5 knots. This is the second largest of its kind and can be controlled from a distance with an iPad.
“Adastra was very different. A remarkably low hull weight of 52 tonnes, a usable volume of 139 GT and a top speed of 23.2 knots, combined with her dynamic exterior shape and extremely low fuel burn of around 20 litres/hour at her economical 10.5 knot cruising speed, led the jury to award a judges’ commendation for extremely innovative design,” Boat International Media described it.
Adastra offers comfortable accommodation for nine guests and up to six crew members. When talking about meticulous detalis we have to mention a 16m long beam which results in an expansive main deck offering panoramic views with a lounge area, dining table and navigation station.
Also, a forward facing door through the saloon window allows for easy access to the sun bed located on the foredeck. The afterdeck has additional seating as well as a bar, and space for a 4.9 metre tender with a garage directly below which can house a 3.1 metre tender, and whose door has been designed to fold out and function as a large diving platform.
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. 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.
Beside Adastra, other 2013 World Superyacht Award winners included Loretta Anne built by New Zealand based Alloy Yachts, which won Motor Yacht of the Year. This 47-m (154-ft) yacht was also awarded Best Raised Pilothouse Semi-displacement Motor Yacht.