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$15m billionaire's superyacht in China - PHOTOS

13 April 2012 [11:06] - TODAY.AZ
This is the $15 million luxury superyacht that can be controlled at the touch of an iPad. The Adastra, designed by Sussex-based yacht deigner John Shuttleworth, is 42.5 metres long, 16 metres wide and weighs 52 tons.

Described as ‘one of the world's most amazing super yachts’, it is so hi-tech that it can even be controlled remotely by an iPad... as long as you don't get any further away than 50 metres. Designed by John Shuttleworth, a world-renowned yacht designer based in West Sussex, Adastra is 42.5 metres long, 16 metres wide and weighs 52 tons.

‘It takes the power trimaran concept further than has ever been attempted before,’ Mr Shuttleworth told Boat International. ‘The challenge of turning this concept into a viable luxury yacht has taken us to further research and to develop new thinking on stability and comfort at sea for this type of craft.’

Maximum speed reached by the yacht is 22.5 knots and her range is an astonishing 4000 nautical miles at 17 knots. That is enough for a trip from the UK to New York.



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