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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Loyal Labrador Braves Traffic To Accompany Dying Pal

Time and again, dogs have proved that “man’s best friend” is more than just an expression. A black Labrador retriever named Grace is exemplifying that in an entirely new way and being hailed as more than just good companion. She is being called a loyal friend to the end and beyond.

A motorist in La Puente, California, captured video of Grace lying down next to her friend, a yellow Labrador retriever who had been struck and injured by another vehicle.

Grace lies patiently next to the other dog as cars whiz by dangerously close to the lane she and her companion are positioned in. She does not seem bothered by the noise or the busy street as she stays by her companion’s side. The motorist who shot the video put out safety cones to protect the dogs and then called animal control.

So far, the video has been viewed almost 200,000 times on YouTube. Unfortunately, Grace’s companion did not survive. As for Grace, she is up for adoption at the Baldwin Park Animal Shelter. Shelter workers say that she appears to have been well cared for, but no owner has come forward yet to claim her. With all the attention she’s getting on the Web and in the news for her loyalty, Grace should have no problem finding a new home.

Would you be willing to adopt an adorable and loyal Labrador like Grace?

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