Adastra Super Yacht — One-Of-A-Kind Watercraft

In the world of boating, there are yachts, super yachts, and then there’s the Adastra, a massive, custom built masterpiece of engineering that looks more like a spacecraft from Star Wars than an actual vehicle.

Unfortunately, a new class of marine transportation hasn’t yet been coined, so for the time being the 140-foot will have to reside within the “super yacht” category, though to lump it in with any other water-faring ride does a bit of a disservice to its creators at John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs.

The massive vessel’s unique triple hull design — also known as a “trimaran” — was based on world record-breaking boats like the Ady Gil. But while previous tri-hulls were created with speed, fuel efficiency, and weight in mind, the Adastra mixes its braun with beauty. Featuring a luxurious interior, complete with dinning area, fancy sleeping spaces, and even a bathroom and shower, the brand new barge is both easy on the gas and the eyes. The ship features a master cabin as well as two guest cabins that will comfortably house a total of nine guests, crew quarters for up to six, and a plethora of deck space for taking in the sights.

Designed and built over a span of five years, virtually every aspect of the Adastra’s construction keeps its weight to a minimum while still being eye-catching. The Adastra’s top speed hovers around 22 knots, giving it considerable get-up-and-go for a personal luxury yacht, while its fuel-sipping, 1,150hp Caterpillar engine allows it to travel 4,000 miles in a single trip. If you’re looking to get your hands on the Adastra, you’re out of luck: There’s just one of these remarkable vessels in the world, and it’s already spoken for.

Let’s hear from the travel lovers! Would you be willing to spend a hefty sum to own this sleek baby?

Source: Yahoo News

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Organize Your Closet With the Help of a Phone App

You can use your iPhone to “favorite” looks from a fashion show, so why not be able to do the same thing with your own closet?  Our online retailer of the week, TouchCloset, makes it happen.

Launched late last year, the mobile style app focuses on helping users organize what they already own, rather than search for and acquire new stuff.  Just snap a photo with your iPhone camera, or upload an image from an album.  Next, tag it with various information — category, color, name, and brand. Once you have all that information in, just start creating and naming outfits.

You can also use the app to, say, pick out clothes to pack for a trip — which means, theoretically, you can start getting organized for a vacation from your office desk. Meanwhile, a “shop” feature allows users to browse retailers and add items to a wish list, though the e-commerce side certainly takes a back seat to the app’s management tools.

The program also lets you easily flip through all your saved items, the way an iPod scrolls through album covers.  When out shopping, that particular aspect could come in handy — you’ll never accidentally buy a repeat item again.  The only downside to the app, we think, is that it’s a hefty $9.99.  However, that only emphasizes TouchCloset’s role as a unique personal organizer and not a vehicle for e-commerce.

While Cher’s 90s-era closet might still be a pipe dream, ten bucks seems like a small price to pay to have a pictorial catalog of all your clothes at your fingertips.

Source: The High Low

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