Crewed Motor Yachts For Charter Continued
Catching the first glimpse of Adastra while walking around Falmouth Harbour, you could be forgiven for thinking that something had literally dropped out of the sky. Surrounded by other superyachts that were available for charter, she was the most extraordinary in the marina. Your thoughts immediately turn to something you’d expect to see in a sci-fi film. The superstructure is moulded from a carbon fibre laminate on a Nomex honeycomb core, and she is powered by three engines, one in each hull. She is simply extraordinary to look at.
With our curiosity piped, we were invited the view the yacht by Elijah, one of her long- standing crew members. We were unsure what to expect. How did you gain any living space, and where did you sleep in such a strange shaped vessel? Once inside we pleasantly surprised by the space on offer. Built in 2012, on a concept design originally conceived on a napkin by her two British owners, she is a 139ft custom built multi-hull.
Open planned saloon and dining room
The saloon in Adastra has been cleverly designed to make the most of the unusual space on offer. She is bright and spacious, with bespoke cupboards, and seating stylishly shaped to fit the unique shape of the boat. It’s amazing to see just how well the spaces actually works.
The master cabin
Adastra has 3 cabins and can accommodate up to six guests. There is a master, a VIP Stateroom and one twin cabin. As you tour the boat it is hard not to be impressed by the ingenuity that has been put into the design. The cabins, although modest, are created around the yachts unique shape. Cabin walls are shaped into the curve of the hull, giving a feeling of light and space. Storage is gained in cleverly hidden areas, and doors are positioned and opened in such a way that the space flows. It is remarkable what has been achieved in such a challenging space.
To charter this yacht would be a unique opportunity, as it is the first time she has been available for private charter. Although she may lack the luxury and space that is expected on a superyacht, she has an astonishing range of 7500 nautical miles. That’s twice across the Atlantic! She cruises comfortably at 17 knots, and has a top speed of 22.5 knots. She has been designed to be able to reach isolated areas quickly. Simply, there is nothing equal, or equivalent on the market.
With a crew of five, you can still be assured that your every need will be attended to. She is certainly suited to the more adventurous charterer, for those that wish to explore the more isolated and far flung places, that would have the average motor yacht turning back to port. Guests wishing to indulge in deep sea diving, she has all the equipment on board. With mixed gases and re-breathing equipment, like the yacht itself, there is no restrictions on where you wish to go.
Being a multi-hull, she is extremely stable at anchor, so you can be assured of a good night’s sleep after a busy day exploring.
Daniel and I enjoying a drink on the foredeck.
If you charter Adastra, you can be sure that you will be turning heads wherever you go. She is dramatic and stunning at the same time. Her accomodation, although functional is both spacious and cosy. She is a complete contradiction.
By Laura Barber