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Space Age Design; Adastra Trimaran Yacht

Discussion in 'General Catamaran Discussion' started by MaxPower, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. AlfredZ

    AlfredZ Senior Member

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    Thanks for the post.

    It looks like the sunken Ady Gil (Ex. Earth Race), with the exception of having more glass upfront I guess. Hope she get a better and longer life.

    Cheers,

    Alfred
  2. MaxPower

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    agreed ... but just a bit bigger ...
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    42 meters for 15 mils, hey the "$1m/1m" guys?:p
    But seriously, if you look closely, this design, while supposedly very efficient, leaves amazingly small usable space. 2 decks and a pilothouse, with lower deck being housed in very narrow middle body, and both decks not nearly the length of full hull as you usually see - more like half of it. Even if the main deck is notably wider then comparable length monohull, it would be struggling to compensate. Plus assorted mooring pains due to width.
    And I dread to imagine the "50m remote control from Iphone" scenario...
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    The builder, McConaghy Yachts is suppose to join YF this month, but they are a little busy with the launch. Here's a special feature I wrote on Adastra last year...

    Future Yacht: Adastra 42.5m Trimaran
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    Thanks MaxPower for posting the article, the pictures are stunning and clearly show the props on the pontoons which I have been curious about.

    I wonder how the yacht will be steared, from a rudder on the hull, or by changing the speed of the props on the pontoons, or a combination of both?

    It will be interesting to see how she handles all the debris shown in the pictures.
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    Price per meter / cubic foot isn't the issue.
    Bragging rights are.
  7. MaxPower

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    yeah ... i was wondering the same thing ...

    IMHO, differential prop speeds will not be enough to turn sharply at speed ...
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    Anything recent on "Adastra"? Not hearing or seeing much about her.
  11. discokachina

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    Adastra Is An Award Winner

    This year Adastra has won several awards in several competitions.

    She received a Judges Commendation for the Most Innovative Design at the 2013 World Superyacht Awards, held in Istanbul.

    At Showboats Design Awards in 2013 she won in three categories:

    Exterior Design and Styling Award – Displacement Motor Yachts 30m – 59.99m
    Judges’ Commendation: John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs/ Orion Shuttleworth Design for Adastra

    Naval Architecture Award – Motor Yachts
    Winner: John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs for Adastra

    Newcomer of the Year Award
    Winner: John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs and Orion Shuttleworth Design for the design of Adastra

    And she was a Finalist in the Holistic Design Award category.

    Elsewhere there was a very comprehensive article in They've really splashed out! Billionaire couple buy incredible £15million superyacht that can be controlled by an iPad | Mail Online with lots of high res photos, video, and information galore covering design to launch.

    Here is a nice vid of her at 22 knots http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkP4_8Oo9nU one of her anchor deployment system http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H8JmObtCHI and her design and build http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXXwNhXKrMI

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