They've really splashed out! Billionaire couple buy incredible £15million super yacht that can be controlled by an iPad
- The Adastra was designed by Sussex-based boat designer John Shuttleworth
- It has a dining area with panoramic views, fully functional kitchen and bathroom
- It can be controlled by the touch of an iPad from up to 50 metres away
- It was commissioned by a billionaire businessman who already owns two islands off Indonesia
- Adastra is 42.5 metres long, 16 metres wide and weighs 52 tons
By Leon Watson
Here's the latest plaything for the super-rich - a giant three-hulled yacht that cost £15million to make and would fit as comfortably in outer space as it would on the open sea.
Described by Boat International magazine as 'one of the world's most amazing super yachts', the 42.5metre-long Adastra is a floating pleasure palace equipped to entertain a billionaire with even the highest of standards.
She is the the new pet of Hong Kong-based shipping magnate Anto Marden, 64, and his wife Elaine, whose uses for her may include - among other things - gliding between the two tropical islands they already own off the coast of Indonesia.
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The giant Adastra is a three-hulled made-to-order yacht that cost $15million to make
The yacht has been 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 main helm station, which has seating for two, is positioned in a raised pilot house situated between the rear deck and the saloon area and forms part of the cross beam structure
The yacht has an integrated ship monitoring system, and can even be controlled with an Apple iPad within a 50-metre range.
Adastra is powered by one Caterpillar C18 engine of 1150hp at 2300 rpm and has 2 Yanmar 110hp @ 3200 rpm outrigger engines.
Adastra's 16-metre beam features a saloon area on the main deck with a lounge area, dining table, and navigation station.
The deck at the rear of the yacht has a sofa and bar area to port and a dining area to starboard.
Great unveiling: The Adastra during its grand launch in China yesterday
Lavish: The master bedroom has all the luxury you might expect in a 5-star hotel
Shiny: As the designs show, the boat has a bathing platform at the back where passengers relax as the it glides effortlessly across the open sea
Into the sunset: The yacht has an integrated ship monitoring system, and can even be controlled with an Apple iPad within a 50-metre range
Family affair: From left Orion, John, and Sky Shuttleworth - the team behind the design