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Billionaire's super yacht controlled by tablet computer
13 April 2012
Last updated at 06:59
See pictures of the £9.8m super yacht that took five years to build and can travel the distance from the UK to New York without refuelling.
The Adastra super yacht was designed using space age technology to be highly luxurious but to have low fuel consumption. Her range is 4,000 nautical miles, which is enough for a trip from the UK to New York without refuelling.
Created by Sussex-based designer John Shuttleworth, the yacht is 42.5 metres long, 16 metres wide and weighs 52 tons. It took five years to build in China.
It is so high tech it can be operated using a tablet computer within a 50-metre range. Accommodation is for nine guests and six crew members.
A forward facing door opens out to a large sun bed on deck. There is a panoramic view while the open cockpit has sofas on both sides. There is also a garage door that opens out to become a diving platform.
The yacht is powered by one 1,150 horsepower engine and has two further 110 horsepower engines. It has a top speed of 22.5 knots (about 26 miles per hour).
The yacht is owned by Hong Kong-based shipping millionaire Anto Marden, who will be able to use the boat to travel between the two islands he already owns off the coast of Indonesia.
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