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Travel Billionaire Shipping Tycoon Anto Marden’s US$15 Million Yacht Is For Sale

Billionaire Shipping Tycoon Anto Marden’s US$15 Million Yacht Is For Sale

Billionaire Shipping Tycoon Anto Marden’s US$15 Million Yacht Is For Sale
By Christian Gollayan
July 15, 2019
The shipping magnate is parting with his prized vessel

In 2012, when shipping magnate Anto Marden unveiled his 40 metre superyacht, Adastra, it became the first luxury power trimaran of its size in the world.

Now, the billionaire and Tatler Lister is ready to part with his prized vessel, and has recently put it on the market.

"After seven years, we've pretty much cruised to all the places we want to cruise," Anto told Robb Report. "Now she's just not getting enough use. We have another yacht at home, so it's time to sell."

See also: Genting Group's New Superyacht Is Available For US$1.25 Million A Week

Elaine and Anto Marden at Adastra's launch party in 2012.
Elaine and Anto Marden at Adastra's launch party in 2012.

The website that’s selling the Adastra describes it as the “coolest adventure yacht” which, at the very least, is an understatement. The vessel took five years to build, and Anto tapped yacht designer John Shuttleworth to create a vessel that’s as powerful as it is aesthetically gorgeous.

Adastra can travel 4,000 miles at 17 knots, which means it can travel the Atlantic Ocean non-stop.

“I’ve always wanted to build a big boat to travel around the world in,” Anto told Tatler Asia in 2012. “I knew I wanted a power boat because time is short and distances are long, and I’m old. A power trimaran is very easily driven and it’s very economical on fuel. It also looks amazing.”

Adastra's sleek interiors
Adastra's sleek interiors

When it came to creating Adastra’s interiors—which includes five bedrooms and four bathrooms—Jepsen Designs’ Inge Strompf-Jepsen consulted with Anto’s wife Elaine to create a “round, modern and streamlined” atmosphere.

The result is a clean interior that maximises its use of space without sacrificing on luxury. Rooms feature blue and white porcelain vases, bamboo furnishings and an al fresco bar that can be controlled with an iPad. Adastra won three prizes at the ShowBoats Design Awards and one trophy at the Superyacht Awards in 2013.

While the vessel is “priced to sell,” it was valued at US$15 million when it first hit the water.

See also: 10 Luxury Yachts You Can Rent In Hong Kong 

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