Open in new window
“Ipad” Controlled Luxury Yacht
 “Ipad” Controlled Luxury Yacht

‘Adastra’ the U.S. $15 million super yacht was launched in Zhuhai in late April this year. The first in China this futuristic vessel is most talked about because of its iPad control system.

According to CNN news, this 42.5 metre yacht belongs to 62 year old Hong Kong shipping tycoon Antony Marden who is already contemplating an epic voyage.

"I've been planning to go exploring for a long time and it looks like it's now going to happen,"

"I wanted a big motorboat to go around the world in and the trimaran is perfect, it’s easily driven and I'm used to sailing them,” Marden told a Hong Kong-based newspaper.

The yacht contains an en suite, master cabin, two guest cabins, a lounge area, a dining area, a galley, and a bar on the deck and can accommodate as many as nine guests and six crew members.

Adastra is the brainchild of U.K.-based boat designer John Shuttleworth, who spent more than five years crafting the design.

According to Adastra’s builder McConaghy Boats, the captain or crew can control all propulsion, navigation and onboard support operations of the 49-ton vessel through an interface on iPad from up to 50 meters away.

 “In practice, most functions would happen onboard the vessel,” said Stephen Oliver, general manager of McConaghy Boats China, “but this allows the captain or other crew to roam freely on the vessel whilst maintaining full control.”

 “What is smart about this vessel is the degree of control and the ease of the user interface using iPad,” he said. “Certainly, high-end vessels will continue this growth.”

The super yacht can sail 6,437 kilometers nonstop and has a top speed of 17 knots.

Related articles:

A Fort At Sea Becomes a Luxury Venue in England

Amazing future technology from Japan

 

 

 





Related Articles
2010 Abuse ANC and Anni Apple avatar Bafana Barack Britain Cape China crime Cup Dewani Eskom facebook FIFA Gaga Google Haiti HIV Internet iPad Jackson Jub Malema Manchester Mandela MaNtuli Michael Nelson New Obama of Oprah Prince Shrien SWC The tickets Tiger Transnet twitter United Winfrey Woods World Zapiro Zuma
Powered by Sevafrica
None All Errors (0) Deprecated (0) Queries (27) Blocks (11) Extra (2) Timers(6)
Errors
Deprecated
Queries
0.000404 - SET NAMES 'utf8'
0.000269 - SET SQL_BIG_SELECTS = 1
0.000249 - SELECT * FROM config WHERE (conf_modid = '0' AND conf_catid = '1') ORDER BY conf_order ASC
0.007025 - SELECT sess_data, sess_ip FROM session WHERE sess_id = 'r0qcuq971jlcg4v4gn2s2ooce0'
0.000251 - SELECT * FROM modules WHERE dirname = 'techno'
0.000217 - SELECT COUNT(*) FROM group_permission WHERE (gperm_modid = '1' AND (gperm_groupid = '3') AND gperm_name = 'module_read' AND gperm_itemid = '58')
0.000186 - SELECT * FROM config WHERE (conf_modid = '58') ORDER BY conf_order ASC
0.001456 - SELECT * FROM modules WHERE dirname = 'protector'
0.000965 - DELETE FROM protector_access WHERE expire < UNIX_TIMESTAMP()
0.000632 - SELECT COUNT(*) FROM protector_access WHERE ip='54.198.23.251' AND request_uri='/modules/techno/article.php?techno_newsid=212'
0.000488 - SELECT COUNT(*) FROM protector_access WHERE ip='54.198.23.251'
0.000512 - INSERT INTO protector_access SET ip='54.198.23.251',request_uri='/modules/techno/article.php?techno_newsid=212',expire=UNIX_TIMESTAMP()+'60'
0.000472 - SELECT COUNT(*) FROM banner
0.000327 - SELECT * FROM banner LIMIT 1, 1
0.000347 - UPDATE banner SET impmade = impmade+1 WHERE bid = 2
0.000170 - SELECT * FROM config WHERE (conf_modid = '0' AND conf_catid = '3') ORDER BY conf_order ASC
0.000216 - SELECT DISTINCT gperm_itemid FROM group_permission WHERE gperm_name = 'block_read' AND gperm_modid = 1 AND gperm_groupid IN (3)
0.000296 - SELECT b.* FROM newblocks b, block_module_link m WHERE m.block_id=b.bid AND b.isactive=1 AND b.visible=1 AND m.module_id IN (0,58) AND b.bid IN (415,414,413,396,395,394,380,379,378,377,376,375,374,373,372,371,370,369,368,367,366,365,364,360,362,361,480,481,363,356,477,355,354,353,357,358,359,352,351,350,349,348,347,346,344,343,345,339,340,341,342,338,337,463,335,334,333,332,330,329,328,327,326,331,325,324,323,320,319,318,321,322,317,316,313,312,311,314,315,306,305,304,307,308,309,310,202,201,200,199,198,197,195,194,193,192,191,190,189,188,187,186,185,181,182,183,184,168,154,153,157,169,171,172,173,178,158,170,167,155,156,166,161,160,159,196,134,133,132,131,130,129,128,127,126,125,124,123,122,121,120,119,118,117,116,109,110,111,476,482,478,479,485,483,77,52,51,53,54,15,14,13,12,11,10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,411,410,409,408,407,406,405,403,402,563,404,401,399,398,393,391,390,389,388,387,386,385,384,412,383,382,381,294,293,292,291,290,289,288,210,207,206,205,204,203,179,135,112,208,209,562,115,136,180,68,67,39,303,17,16,416,417,418,421,422,423,426,427,428,429,434,435,436,437,438,439,440,441,442,443,444,518,446,447,448,449,450,451,454,455,456,457,458,459,460,461,462,464,465,466,467,468,469,470,471,472,473,474,475,513,487,488,489,490,491,492,493,494,512,511,496,497,498,499,500,501,502,503,504,505,506,507,508,515,510,516,520,521,522,523,524,525,526,527,528,529,530,531,532,533,534,535,536,537,550,539,540,541,542,543,544,545,546,548,549,551,552,553,554,555,556,557,558,559,560,561,564) ORDER BY b.weight, m.block_id
0.000212 - SELECT * FROM smiles
0.000339 - SELECT * FROM modules WHERE dirname = 'tag'
0.000239 - SELECT * FROM config WHERE (conf_modid = '63') ORDER BY conf_order ASC
0.000250 - SELECT DISTINCT(o.tag_id), o.tag_term, o.tag_status, SUM(l.tag_count) AS count, l.tag_modid FROM tag_tag AS o LEFT JOIN tag_stats AS l ON l.tag_id = o.tag_id WHERE (o.tag_status = '0') GROUP BY o.tag_id ORDER BY count DESC LIMIT 0, 50
0.000817 - SELECT * FROM techno_techno_news WHERE techno_news_id=212
0.083109 - SELECT * FROM techno_techno_news WHERE techno_news_description LIKE "%âIpadâ Controlled Luxury Yacht <br />%" ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 0, 10
0.000761 - SELECT * FROM techno_videos WHERE video_topic =212
0.000266 - SELECT COUNT(*) FROM group_permission WHERE (gperm_modid = '1' AND (gperm_groupid = '3') AND gperm_name = 'system_admin' AND gperm_itemid = '14')
0.000470 - SELECT * FROM techno_categories WHERE categories_parent=0 ORDER BY categories_id
Total: 27
Blocks
User Menu: Not cached
Search: Not cached
Custom Block (Auto Format + smilies): Not cached
Custom Block (HTML): Not cached
Custom Block (HTML): Not cached
Custom Block (HTML): Not cached
Custom Block (HTML): Not cached
Custom Block (HTML): Not cached
Cumulus Tag Cloud: Not cached
Custom Block (HTML): Not cached
Custom Block (HTML): Not cached
Total: 11
Extra
Included files: 90 files
Memory usage: 6613632 bytes
Timers
XOOPS took 0.189 seconds to load.
XOOPS Boot took 0.033 seconds to load.
Module init took 0.009 seconds to load.
XOOPS output init took 0.048 seconds to load.
Module display took 0.090 seconds to load.
Page rendering took 0.007 seconds to load.