superyacht adastra by john shuttleworth yacht designs
superyacht adastra by john shuttleworth yacht designs superyacht adastra by john shuttleworth yacht designs
may 26, 2013

superyacht adastra by john shuttleworth yacht designs

‘adastra’ by john shuttleworth yacht designs

 all images courtesy orion shuttleworth




‘adastra’ is a 42.5m power trimaran which was conceived for a couple (anto and elaine marden) for long range cruising. the yacht uses a trimaran shape that allows it to have multiple hulls. this is the second largest of its kind and can be controlled from a distance with an iPad. the superyacht’s aerodynamics and hydrodynamics were carefully considered by john shuttleworth yacht designs who have drafted a streamlined exterior body whose three hulls are slender in form. their shape ensures smooth and faster travel, allowing the vessel to move comfortably over water at hi-speeds, as is evidenced by its performance–fuel consumption at 10.5 knots is as low as 17 litres per hour when carrying 10% fuel and water; at cruising load (20 tonnes fuel and water) she uses only 25 litres per hour so that on delivery trips;her range is 10,000 miles starting with 30,000 litres of fuel; at 17 knots she has a 4,000 mile range.


an intense structural analysis of all of the major components of ‘adastra’ were taken to achieve the lightest weight possible required  to establish its low-fuel consumption. structurally this has been realized through a deck and superstructure made from carbon fibre, with a nomex honey comb core. the hull is a sandwich composition of glass and kevlar foam, while the interior is oak framework with cabinetry completed by honeycomb panels. in addition, all aspects of the boat have been custom built accordingly to further reduce the overall volume as seen for example in the carbon fibre hatches. the luxury boat’s surface is a composition of seamless, unbroken surfaces, this outer skin forming part of the framework that absorbs torsional loads.


a 16m long beam results in an expansive main deck offering panoramic views with a lounge area, dining table and navigation station. 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 deck is constructed with carbon fiber with a nomex honeycomb core and the huss is a kevlar/glass combination. the interior is a beautiful lightweight oak design mixed with honeycomb panels. all of this keeps the weight down so the yacht can travel faster and longer. the yacht launched in april 2012.




side viewimage courtesy of orion shuttleworth



the exterior skin forms a structure that absorbs torsional loadsimage courtesy of orion shuttleworth



rear viewimage courtesy of orion shuttleworth



view between the hullsimage courtesy of orion shuttleworth



night view of the illuminated vesselimage courtesy of orion shuttleworth



it took 4 years to build the trimaran by mcconaghy boats in zhuhai china, the image shows the 42.5 m adastra when placed into the pearl riverimage courtesy of orion shuttleworth



adastra under construction in the mcconaghy yard zhuhai china image courtesy of orion shuttleworth







LOA: 42.5 mbeam: 16 mhull draft: 1.12 m (1.6m to tip of rudder)main engine: 1x caterpillar c18 -1150 hp @ 2300 rpmoutrigger engines: 2x yanmar 110hp @ 3200 rpmgenerators: 2 x 36 kw custom in the outriggers linked to 110 hp yanmar engines, and 1x 26 kw northern lights in main engine roomowner and guest capacity: 9crew: 5-6tenders: 4.9m stored on the aft deck and a 3.1m stored in the garagefreshwater capacity: 2x 800 gph fresh water makers – 2,700 litres waterdisplacement light: fully equipped and full stores and crew, no fuel and no water – 52 tonnesdisplacement cruising max: (normal operational load) 15,000 litres fuel – 67.6 tonnesfuel capacity max: 30,000 litres fuel (only for occasional long ocean passages)speed max: 23.2 knotsfuel consumption at 10.5 knots measured – 25 litres/hour with 20 tonnes fuel and water; measured 17 litres/hr with 3 tonnes fuel and water; range at 10.5 knots 10,000 milesfuel consumption at 13 knots measured – 60 litres/hour with 20 tonnes fuel and watermeasured 40 litres/hr with 3 tonnes fuel and waterfuel consumption at 17 knots measured – 130 litres/hour with 20 tonnes fuel and water; measured 100 litres/hr with 3 tonnes fuel and water;range at 17 knots 4,000 miles.exterior styling: john shuttleworth yacht designs ltd. and 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 kongbuilder: mcconaghy boats, zhuhai, china

  • Nice

    Talha Anwar says:
  • bizarre!

    felix says:
  • Funny, a sun bed or deck. The name is no longer appropriate when cruising near the equator. Between the tropics of cancer and capricorn one doesn’t lounge in the sun. Sunbathing in these areas is only for bleak city office types on a two week holiday who want to get a tan at all costs. People who live there know better. I read in another blog that this ship is mainly going to be used as a means to commute between two private islands in Indonesia.

    Airborne says:
  • Stunning…its a shame that it did not feature in Star Trek Into Darkness, as it would have been an excellent complement to a scene, it looks like it belongs in the 24th Century ! Marvellous….

    Martin says:
  • Sorry, it’s like a jet ski, it gets boring after the first 20 minutes. However a jet ski gives you some connection to the water, I don’t understand what this machine is used for.

    Fred A. Saas, architect says:
  • It looks like something came out from a Star Wars movie! I would love to sail on it!

    BoatShowAvenue says:

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