M/Y Adastra, a win for Palladium

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

8 Responses

  1. Bill Bishop says:

    Stunning and sleek, but where’s the anchor(and locker),and do you use an elevator to get to the forward deck? I see two domes aft for comm and TV no doubt, but no nav gear to be seen. I too would like to take a ride. What fun, if you can afford it.

  2. Marine VHF says:

    Bill, I think the “if you can afford it” is the key here. Sounds and looks amazing but you’re right, only if you can afford it.

  3. Butch Davis says:

    Underwater hatches fore and aft with ground tackle. Hydraulic door in the stern for parking a tender used for line handling and ferrying passengers back and forth.
    No need for docking. Just anchor out.

  4. Bill Bishop says:

    He whose the most gold chains wins.

  5. The size of a yacht like this has in inverse relationship to the size of…

  6. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    It’s public knowledge that the owner of Adastra is a guy from Hong Kong named Anto Marden. In fact, here’s a long interview with him that was published in the Yacht Report, and includes some renderings of Adastra’s interior:
    Remember, though, that boys resenting other boys about the size of their toys may mean something negative too 😉

  7. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Well, it turns out that Marden is quite an egaging character, and has obviously spent a lot of time at sea in smaller boats. Note his love of the beanbag as a sea berth. This would be a new idea to me, except that I recently learned that Bill “WFO” Pratt carries two marine E-Searider beanbags on his jiggetty rocket ship of a center console, and they really work:

  8. Definitely it’s equipped with FURUNO Navigation and Communication Systems, one of the most reliable and attractive marine products in the world.

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