Awesome Yacht.

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will know that I like my gadgets.  One of the ultimate gadgets [if you can call it that], and something that has been used as basis for creating conceptual designs for a lot longer than any of those iPod, iPhone or Mac concepts, like in my previous article on 3 Epic Apple Product Concepts, I Would Like to See Made… is the ultimate in yacht design.

I like looking at the futuristic concepts car designers come up with, but one of the things I have never considered or has never been on my radar [sorry], is the beautiful designs some people come up with for the ultimate concept in yacht design.

I would like to share with you one yacht I came across recently that is just… [no other word can describe it]… beautiful!

The Adastra by John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs Limited [Source]

The Superyacht Adastra, is a 42.5m Power Trimaran, the result of five years in design and discussion with the owners.


LOA – 42.5 m
Beam – 16 m
Hull Draft – 1.12 m (1.6m to tip of rudder)
Main engine – 1x Caterpillar C18 -1150 hp @ 2300 rpm
Outrigger engines – 2x Yanmar 110hp @ 3200 rpm
Generators – 2 x 36 kw custom in the outriggers linked to 110 Hp Yanmar engines, and 1x 26 kw Northern lights in Main engine room
Owner and Guests – 9
Crew – 5-6
Tenders – 4.9m stored on the aft deck and a 3.1m stored in the garage
Freshwater Capacity – 2x 800 gph fresh water makers – 2700 litres water
Displacement light – Fully equipped and full stores and crew, no fuel and no water – 49 tonnes
Displacement cruising max – (normal operational load) 15000 litres fuel – 64.8 tonnes
Displacement ocean passage max – (only for occasional long ocean passages) 32000 litres fuel – 77 tonnes
Speed max – 22.5 knots
Range at 17 knots – 4000 miles
Fuel consumption at 13 knots – 90 litres per hour.
Fuel consumption at 17 knots – 120 litres per hour
Exterior Styling – John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs Ltd. and Orion Shuttleworth Design Ltd.
3D Modelling and Rendering – Orion Shuttleworth Design Ltd.
Naval Architecture – John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs Ltd.
Structural Design – John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs Ltd. & Applied Structural Analysis Ltd.
Interior Design – Jepsen Designs, Hong Kong
Builder – McConaghy Boats, Zhuhai, China

It was recently featured in Boat International Magazine and this is what they had to say “One of the world’s most amazing super yachts, that could spell the future for efficient long range cruising

I will share with you some pictures of this beautiful superyacht, but I really recommend you heading over to John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs Limited to check out the rest of this beautiful design.