$23.9 million luxury yacht, the Adastra, can be controlled with an iPad

$23.9 million luxury yacht, the Adastra, can be controlled with an iPad
Shopping around, there are tons of devices and cool accessories that can be controlled by the iPad – like some RC helicopters, cars, and even remote cameras. However, if you happen to have a cool stash of $23.9 million hidden somewhere in the backyard, then you might be interested to purchase one super luxurious yacht that integrates Apple’s tablet.

Looking at the rendered shots of the Adastra, it might appear to look like some kind of futuristic spaceship more than anything else, but in fact, it’s none other than a luxury boat ready to sail the seas in style. Actually, the Adastra is the culminations of five long years of hard work between billionaire Anto Marden and yacht designer John Shuttleworth.

On top of the high-end materials, design, and features that make up the Adastra, it’s worth noting that it’s also filled to the brim with plenty of tech goodies that should make any gadget lover overload with joy. Interestingly enough, it boasts an iPad-powered remote control system, which can allow the captain to steer the vessel at a top speed of 22.5 knots. Well, the cool thing is that the iPad control system has a range of 50-meters, thus, allowing one to control the yacht outside of the main bridge.

Needless to say, most of us dream about owning something like this, even more when it’s iPad controlled. Well, it’d be a great idea to have the iPad tethered somehow onto the yacht itself – in the event someone tries to throw the thing overboard.

source: John Shuttleworth via TUAW & Daily Mail

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1. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Beautiful Yacht, but why such a murky place :/ This Yacht belongs in the Greek Isles or the Caribbean or something. Not some murky waters in Hong Kong or the like.

2. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

The surroundings made it not worth $23.9 million.


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

love the yacht too but the surrounding did kill the whole picture

3. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Brought to you by Stark Industries.

10. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

stolen from my comment about Tony Stark / Philippe Starck

12. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

I didn't see your comment, but somehow Iron man just popped into mind when I saw the pic...

5. Republican

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Great looking ship. Imagine all the jobs the Elite 1% created on building it. Now get it out of gookland!!!

6. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

You,sir... are a snob!!!

14. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.... hmm... i think ive seen that here on my campus. haha

15. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

You should try it,buddy...you will get hooked!!!

16. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

was thinking about it. theres one on the UofI campus. those guys go hard core!

19. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Hard core is the only way. Although when you're new,they will go easy on you.

22. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I did! +1...

7. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

My question is... Do you really want your capitan driving the boat via an iPad from another part of the ship? What good can come of that? I can see it now, Capitan accidently crashes boat while playing angry birds while sitting on the can.

8. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

WOW!!! Sick looking boat. It looks like they put it in a mud puddle. As far as controlling it with the ipad, 22 knots isn't very fast and I think it's more for when you're at open sea and just drifting, having a party with friends. If your boat is moving to close to land you can stay seated with everyone, fire up the ipad and move the boat. I'm sure it has cameras mounted also so you can see your surroundings. It's not meant to drive regularly with.

9. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

This yacht if driven by an ipad will end up crashed on the rocks or sunk someday

11. SuperEd

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

What a brilliant idea! Use an iPad to drive your boat. What could POSSIBLY go wrong with this scenario. I'd be much better off using my laptop. Yes, using windows 8, thank you very much. At least it won't be infected by a virus that Apple says it never gets. Ha!

13. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Didn't anyone tell him that Apple likes to take control of everything. Full user control experience. So he gotta be careful with his yatcht

17. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

What if your ipad went over board?

18. CivicSi89

Posts: 349; Member since: Jul 23, 2011

Then your Yacht suddenly becomes The Titanic.

20. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Is that the new Naboo fighter?

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

that thing looks pretty cool. yea the background sucks. lol. Though for that kind of money you would think there would be a bit more space for the cabin. Anyone else notice that the wings are glass bottomed? bet ya get some cool underwater views when your not in mud. lol

23. meowcenary

Posts: 187; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

.....interesting.....Gilligan's Island theme song just popped into my head. I wonder how it handles in blue water (various sea states) versus brown water. If the captain has helm control via his/her ipad and if he/she is away from the bridge with its navigation sensors. How does he/she pilot her.......

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