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 is being built in China for a Hong Kong clients Anto and Elaine Marden.
“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.
Last December, Captain Paul Brackley stood on the sundeck of the Benetti St. Ekaterina watching the world’s top charter brokers inspect the recently completed 197-foot megayacht. Brackley had just spent two years shepherding St. Ekaterina’s build in Italy, and he was confident that the boat was truly stunning.
Danish Yachts recently launched its newest build, the 121-foot Shooting Star. With a carbon fiber hull and a pair of powerful 4,750 hp diesel MTU engines.
This sporty yacht offers a top speed beyond 45 knots. Norwegian naval architecture firm Espen Øino International penned her sleek exterior lines and provided an abundance of large windows for ample natural lighting.
It’s not exactly cheap, but the Wally One Boat (€580,000; roughly $840,000) is likely the most affordable in the company’s line of legendary sea cruisers. A replacement for the company’s prior Wally Tender, the One is designed to be the ultimate day boat, offering a small kitchen area, a sleeping area for two — three if you’re adventurous — a 43-foot length, Yanmar 370hp engines, and a top speed of 40-50 Knots.