Superyacht Adastra, 42.5m Power Trimaran
Adastra wins "Best Design" at Asia Pacific boating awards in Hong Kong.
John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs Ltd receives "Most Innovative Company" award at the China (Shanghai) Boat Show.
John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs Ltd, and the companies invlolved in the design and build of Adastra have collectively been awarded the title of "Most Innovative Company" last week at the China (Shanghai) Boat Show. The unique nature of the design has been recognised by a panel of judges drawn from local and international Media and Marine Industry Professionals.ADASTRA build and launch video
Video of Adastra being built and launched, with brief interviews with the owners, the builders, and John Shuttleworth
McConaghy boats took this short video of Adastra off the coast of China. Loaded with 17800 litres of fuel, 2750 litres of water and 17 people, she is doing 22 knots.
Anto Marden reports, "She seems to be a very good sea boat. She has what can only be described as a stately motion."
Images of Adastra in Hong Kong before departing.
After 4 years in build by McConaghy boats in Zhuhai China, the fuel efficient 42.5 m Trimaran Adastra has been lanched into the Pearl River.
From left Orion, John, and Sky Shuttleworth
Exterior detailing and visualisation by Orion Shuttleworth Design Ltd. Go to www.orionshuttleworth.com for more info.
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General arrangement drawings
Interior. Saloon and dining. © Jepsen Designs. Hong Kong.
Adastra under construction in McConaghy yard Zhuhai China
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Described by Boat International as "one of the world's most amazing super yachts, that could spell the future for efficient long range cruising", the striking 42.5m Trimaran Adastra has recently been launched in China for Hong Kong clients Anto and Elaine Marden.
"Adastra" is the result of more than five years of design and discussion with the owners, to build a yacht that meets the needs of a very experienced ocean voyaging couple and their family, and to provide the level of comfort and style that would be expected in a yacht of this class and size. No effort has been spared in the challenge to produce a beautiful yacht that will have low fuel consumption and yet provide excellent sea keeping qualities and luxurious accommodation. "Adastra" takes the power trimaran concept further than has ever been attempted before, previous vessels like "Earthrace" and "Cable and Wireless" were stripped out record breaking machines. 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 analyse stability and performance. Outrigger height has been optimised 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.
Adastra's 16 metre beam creates a spacious saloon area on the main deck which offers superb views through a panoramic window and accommodates a lounge area, dining table and navigation station. A forward facing door through the saloon window gives easy access to a large sunbed on the foredeck. The aft deck has a sofa and bar area to port and a dining area to starboard, further aft of this there is space for a 4.9 metre tender and directly below is a garage which can store a 3.1 metre tender. The garage door has been designed to fold out and create a large dive platform. Extra space has been created below deck by slightly flaring the central hull just above the waterline. This area has been split into two sections with a full-width master cabin located aft with access from the deck saloon, and two further guest cabins, accommodation for the crew, and the galley located forward of the engine compartment. Adastra offers comfortable accommodation for nine guests and up to six crew members. The main helm station, which has seating for two, is positioned in a raised pilot house situated between the aft deck and the saloon area and forms part of the cross beam structure.
Finite element analysis.Extensive structural analysis of all parts of the yacht has been carried out, initially by White Young and Green and later by ASTA. This was the only viable way to analyse a shape and structure as complex as this. Simulations of loadings from side slamming, wave impact, and torsional effects of the outrigger riding through waves, were all applied to the computer model.
The superstructure is carbon fibre with Nomex honeycomb core, the hull is glass/kevlar foam sandwich and the interior is light weight oak cabinetry using honeycomb panels. To help reduce weight, virtually every aspect of the boat is custom built. This includes carbon fibre hatches, portlights, ladders and even hinges, which are all built specifically for the vessel.Remote control
A SiMON_ integrated ships monitoring system monitors fuel, security, pump sensors, electrical, lights, etc. The vessel has a fully automated fuel management system which includes an Alfa Laval system for cleaning the fuel. All the vessel functions can be operated from an iPad. Palladium Technologies, based in Florida have developed a Superyacht app, that allows fulll controp of the vessel from anywhere on the yacht.
To find out more about Palladium go to www.PalladiumTechs.com
The anchoring system is unique with three anchors all driven by carbon fibre drum winches run by hydraulics. The primary anchor is a custom 130kg Bruce style anchor that deploys out of the starboard wing. The second anchor is 80kg and deploys out of the bow with a carbon fibre arm. The third anchor is 60kg which deploys out of the port wing and will be used as a stern anchor.
Far a video of how the App looks on the ipad click here
About John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs Ltd
John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs Ltd. is based in West Sussex, England and has gained a reputation for designing fast, strong, and safe boats. In the 1980's Shuttleworth's design team developed the concept of "Integrated Structure" resulting in boats that were lighter, stiffer, and stronger than any previous multihull designs. Their designs became consistent race winners, and several have broken and still hold some of the toughest long-distance ocean sailing records. Many of Shuttleworth's racing and cruising multihulls have completed round the world voyages. They continue to develop and use this technology to design both sailing and power multihulls, where significant savings in fuel consumption and increased range can be achieved. Always working closely with their clients to achieve their wishes, Shuttleworth Designs have kept to their philosophy of "form follows function" which has resulted in a unique style that can be recognized by anyone who is familiar with their work.About Orion Shuttleworth Design Ltd.
Orion Shuttleworth Design Ltd specialises in yacht design and visualisation. Their range of services include yacht exterior styling and detailing, yacht interior arrangement, custom component design, rendering and animation, 3D modeling and design project management. Their clients include yacht owners, naval architects, engineers, boat builders and manufacturers. Orion has worked in the yacht design industry for over 10 years and has spent the past two years working on the design of Adastra in conjunction with John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs Ltd. Current projects include the design of a 50ft sailing catamaran and visualisations for the wind turbine manufacturer Blade Dynamics.For more on Orion Shuttleworth Design Ltd. Go to www.orionshuttleworth.com
About McConaghy Boats
For more than 40 years McConaghy has been at the cutting edge of race yacht construction; leading the way in research and application of new materials and technologies to build some of the strongest, lightest Ð and most successful Ð racing yachts ever launched. But that is only part the McConaghy success story. With manufacturing basis in both Australia and China, McConaghy now deploys its wealth of talent and its mastery of laminated construction techniques across a number of different divisions, extending the strong commercial platform that has allowed it to defy industry trends and continue to thrive.For more on McConaghy Boats. Go to www.mcconaghyboats.com
About Jepsen Designs
Jepsen Designs is a Hong Kong-based architectural and interior design Firm. Although not exclusively working on yacht interiors, Jepsen Designs has worked with clients, naval architects and boat yards around the world for the past 20 years. Projects have varied from the interior design of modern sailing and motor yachts to the restoration of classic motor launches to the conversion of Chinese wooden junks into high-class pleasure vessels and house boats. Whilst drawing from Scandinavian modern design principles fused with Eastern accents, the Jepsen Designs team has developed versatility in creating designs and styles to match unique client expectations. Years of sailing and racing experience within the team further bolsters Jepsen Design's understanding of the technical and functional challenges a naval project offers. Jepsen Designs is today widely acknowledged as a well-established interior design firm in Hong Kong.