$23.9 million luxury yacht, the Adastra, can be controlled with an iPad
posted by John V. / Apr 13, 2012, 11:38 AM
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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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.
posted on Apr 13, 2012, 11:46 AM 4
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The surroundings made it not worth $23.9 million.
posted on Apr 13, 2012, 11:50 AM 2
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Brought to you by Stark Industries.
posted on Apr 13, 2012, 12:19 PM 5
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stolen from my comment about Tony Stark / Philippe Starck
posted on Apr 13, 2012, 1:37 PM 0
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Great looking ship. Imagine all the jobs the Elite 1% created on building it. Now get it out of gookland!!!
posted on Apr 13, 2012, 12:38 PM 0
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You,sir... are a snob!!!
posted on Apr 13, 2012, 12:40 PM 1
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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.
posted on Apr 13, 2012, 12:51 PM 5
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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.
posted on Apr 13, 2012, 1:24 PM 0
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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!
posted on Apr 13, 2012, 1:51 PM 1
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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
posted on Apr 13, 2012, 7:15 PM 1
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.....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.......
posted on Apr 13, 2012, 10:03 PM 0
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