Anto and Elaine Marden didn’t want just any other yacht, they wanted something that would meet the needs of their family, and the level of comfort and style that they are accustomed to. Made to order, the “Adastra”, is a fuel efficient, carbon fiber superstructure and the result of over four years of design and discussions. Riding in style just took on a whole new meaning.
Described as “one of the worlds most amazing super yachts”, the Adastra is made from pure carbon fiber with a Nomex honeycomb core. Other parts of the yacht made from carbon fiber include the hatches, port lights, ladders and of course, the hinges. While the hull is glass/kevlar foam sandwich and the interior consists of a light weight oak cabinetry using honeycomb panels.
“The challenge of turning this concept into a viable luxury yacht has led us to further research and to develop new thinking on stability and comfort at sea for this type of craft. Extensive tank testing and radio controlled model tests in waves have been carried out to analyze stability and performance. Outrigger height has been optimized for ease of motion at sea, and a new outrigger shape has been developed to increase stability in waves. We have undertaken a state of the art structural analysis of all the major components in the yacht in order to achieve the light weight required for very low fuel consumption. All this has resulted in the exceptional vessel that has recently been launched in China.”
The Adastra is not only luxurious, but spacious too. It’s 16 meter beam allows for a plethora of amenities. Some of which include a lounge area, dining and bar area’s, large sunbeds, and not to mention, the gorgeous views offered from all around the yacht. It allows for up to nine guests and five-six crew members. And has the ability to ride at a top speed of 22.5 knots and a range of 4,000 miles. It also encompasses an anchoring system that is unique with three anchors all driven by carbon fiber drum winches run by hydraulics.
Now after years of being built at the the McConaghy boatyard in Zhuhai China, the Adastra has successfully been launched into the Pearl River. Now the owners of this $15 mil spaceship-resembling yacht, get to take their expertise to the Pacific Ocean. Ahoy matey!