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Slightly resembling the Starship Enterprise, the Adastra Superyacht is in a class of it’s own. The sleek, 4.2m Power Trimaran has been taking shape, designed by John Shuttlewoth, it’s currently under construction by McConaghy Boats in Zhuhau, China. In creating the luxury yacht, stability and comfort were key factors that influenced the design.
“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.” The sleek vessel is composed of a superstructure of carbon fiber with Nomex honeycomb core, a glass/Kevlar sandwich composes the hull, and the posh interior offers lightweight oak cabinetry.
Virtually every facet of the yacht was custom fabricated to reduce weight, including carbon fiber hatches, port lights, ladders and hinges.
Okay, now for the cool stuff. The main deck houses a shwanky saloon with panoramic views, a lounging and dining area and command station, all leading out onto a sun bed on the foredeck (swoon!). The super yacht also offers a garage that can store a 3.1 meter tender. But that’s not all, the garage door has a secret of it’s own – it folds out to create a large diving platform. Genius!
If you head below deck you’ll find a luxe master cabin, two guest cabins, crew accommodations and a galley. Boat International described it as “one of the world’s most amazing super yachts that could spell the future for efficient, long-range cruising.’ We’d have to agree.
(Images Provided by John Shuttlewoth)
We previously ran a story on Gray Design, and their amazing Strand Craft 122, Now, Gray is bringing another star into the yachting world with their Strand Craft 166. This yacht is not designed for the masses, it is specifically detailed for an automobile connoisseur, an owner who is addicted to that new leather smell. The 166 has a low stance, enormous length, and curled haunches to give the exterior design a dynamic aesthetic.
Gray’s Strand Craft 166 is fully equipped with a Retractable flybridge, 5 double suites, a lounge, library and Hidden jacuzzi deck. The yacht even comes with its own Supercar tender Created in the same design language as it’s carrier, the tender ensures you can roll out at your favorite port in ultimate style. With a V8 engine producing 620 horsepower and a top speed of 305 kph, the tender is an small accessory to the yacht, that speaks volumes in the boating world.
The lucky owner of the SC 166 can customize as desired, there is even an option to have bullet proof upholstery made from an exclusive Japanese Samurai tread leather. These custom designed leathers are woven from a bullet-proof textile made of Vectran fibres. Optionally all walls can be covered in Samurai leather to make it a bullet proof yacht.
On a more technical note, The Strand Craft is Powered by two MTU 20V4000 M93L 2x4300KW (2x5766hp) engines with a Vericor TF50 4177KW (5600hp) booster engine the SC166 is capable of cruising speeds of 30 knots with a top speed of 40 knots…which basically means, it goes pretty fast for a yacht of it’s size!
When a yacht designer and an architect have a baby together, it’s named the Exquire. Designer Philipp Kulenkamp and Architect Inken Derlich’s super yacht has a 104M motor and is driven by a gas turbine that powers a booster water jet and two propellers. This allows the Exquire to reaches top speeds of 32 knots and cruising speeds of 22 knots. Though the conceptual design is interesting, the functionality of the luxury yacht is right on point with a conference room, wellness center, lounge, safe room, and a toy “module” which is a room custom built to the needs of the owner (i.e. garage, sun room, business room, vault). The Exquire accommodates 8-10 guests in 4-5 spacious cabins and 28 crew members
Art of Kinetik produces bespoke luxury wooden yachts. Their latest addition to the collection is Hedonist. Hedonist embodies refinement and comfort, the 63 foot yacht has a solid mahogany hull and carries Rolls Royce water jets that gives the smoothest of rides at it’s top speed of 40 knots. The Hedonist is designed to be seamless and pure in the sense that no screws or plastic are visible at any point! Art of Kinetiks has an in-house team of designers, naval architects, engineers and craftsmen share the same ambition and vision, and we work as one in the relentless pursuit of excellence.