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Shipping enters the space age

Shipping enters the space age: The $15m superyacht that took five years
to build. Described as 'one of the world's most amazing super yachts',
the $15 million, 42-metre luxury trimaran yacht Adastra certainly turned
a few heads at its launching ceremony yesterday in China.

Commissioned by Hong Kong clients Anto and Elaine Marden, it is the result of five years of planning and construction.

Adastra
is 42.5 metres long, 16 metres wide and weighs 52 tons. It was designed
by John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs and built by McConaghy Boats in Zhu
Ha, China.

Maximum speed reached by the yacht is 22.5 knots and
her range is an astonishing 4000 nautical miles at 17 knots. That is
enough for a trip from the UK to New York.
Boat International magazine said Adastra 'could spell the future for efficient long range cruising'.

The yacht has an integrated ship monitoring system, and can even be controlled with an Apple iPad within a 50-metre range.


Added: Apr-12-2012 Occurred On: Apr-12-2012
By: malu
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Tags: Shipping, space age
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