Have you ever seen a boat like it ? This is the ADASTRA !

I wanted to show you all this boat a) because it’s an amazing looking machine & one of the world’s most amazing super yachts !!
but also b) because it’s my uncle & cousins that designed it!

My uncle John has been into sailing and boat building from the age of 9 and that was about the age I was when I helped put fibreglass on the hull of the ‘Sweet Painted Lady’, the 40ft boat he built in my grandmothers back yard !
He then went off sailing the world with my auntie and two cousins. Here he is at the launch in China last week, and the two cousins are there too, all looking amazingly dashing!
Many of the boats he has designed still hold records such as the Single handed record, New York / San Francisco in 1989.

The striking 42.5m Trimaran ‘Adastra’ is the result of more than 5 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. Extensive tank testing and radio controlled model tests in waves have been carried out to analyze stability and performance.

Filled with all the mod cons this machine has a customized app, and an iPad can handle a range of responsibilities for the boat including steering and flicking switches!

Please take time to have a look at John Shuttleworths website