Don’t be surprised if you see this alien-like attack ship floating in the Mediterranean, this ain’t trimaran build for concept design but in the works and very real. Anto and Elaine Marden, a couple from Hong Kong will be owning the 139-foot Adastra which is being built in China right now.
Adastra will feature maximum speed of 22.5 knots via 1150hp, 2300rpm Caterpillar C18 engine hosted on the main hull and supported by two 110hp Yanmar engines on its outer hulls. How stable the ship will be? “Extensive tank testing and radio controlled model tests in waves have been carried out to analyze stability and performance. Outrigger height has been optimized for ease of motion at sea, and a new outrigger shape has been developed to increase stability in waves” according to Adastra’s designer.
So how’s the ship’s design overall, outstanding not to mention that it has “A superstructure made of carbon fibre with Nomex honeycomb core and a hull made of a fibre-glass/Kevlar foam sandwich. Inside, everything is custom made to reduce weight. The oak cabinetry, for example, is built using honeycomb panels instead of solid wood.”
Don’t ever let me steer the wheel, I’ll drive it home for sure, promise.