The Shuttleworth 32M redefines long distance voyaging yachts of this size range. Her rugged 'explorer' style exterior maximises interior volume to provide spacious and comfortable accommodation whilst still maintaining unrivalled seakeeping, stability, and efficiency.
Powered by a single 1150hp C18 caterpillar engine with an additional 110hp engine in each outrigger for manoeuvring and back up propulsion, she has a top speed of 26 knots and a range at 12 knots in excess of 6,000nm.
Using state of the art composite engineering we have achieved the light weight structure required for exceptional fuel efficiency and performance, as well as the strength and rigidity suitable for heavy weather ocean capability. Ocean voyages can be undertaken with confidence, at high speed and in comfort, allowing you to go anywhere, anytime.
Adastra has now covered 14,000 miles at sea and has proven herself to be a very comfortable and exceptionally fuel efficient ocean going vessel. She can travel at 17 to 20 knots in most conditions, and has weathered 50 knot winds and seas up to 4 metres. She is incredibly stable and comfortable at rest and rolling is virtually eliminated by the outriggers.On winning the 2013 Showboats award for naval architecture, the judges stated. "this yacht will have the best performance in the most sea states of all those presented"
To find out more about the award winning naval architecture used in these designs read the article "Adastra - The search for a seakindly fuel efficient vessel". Read more.
The layout of the Shuttleworth 32M has been designed to optimise ease of operation and maintenance allowing the vessel to be cruised by the owners alone or with a minimum crew. Engines, generators and other systems are installed for ease of access and ample workshop space is provided. Dinghys and toys have launching and retrieval systems that are reliable, simple and quick to use. The living space, which has been carefully considered to make the vessel comfortable to live aboard for long periods of time is open plan but practical as it can be compartmenatilsed when required. Massive storage space is provided in the wings for supplies, spares and emergency gear.
The flybridge has a large shaded seating area surounded by low coamings to allow for expansive views, as well as a BBQ and helm station. When the tender is launched the aft deck provides a spacious area for sun loungers.
The main deck houses the saloon, dining area, kitchen, breakfast bar, helm station and chart table with forward viewing seats. To increase visibility at night the helm station can be separated from the main living area with a retractable screen. Stairs through the forward windscreen lead to a teak covered foredeck with movable deck chairs and a sun bathing area which can be covered by an awning. The aft deck has a rope handling bench and storage space for kayaks as well as a seating area, BBQ and lazarette. Steps onto the wings lead to teak covered side decks, large storage lockers on the wings and steps that access the outriggers, both of which house engines and generators.
The aft staircase leads to a luxurious full width en-suite owner's cabin and the engine room which has a spacious workshop. The forward staircase leads to the washing/drying and utility area, day head and two en-suite guest cabins. The smaller of the two tenders can be easily launched without a crane from the transom garage which has a fold out dive platform.
Shuttleworth Design Ltd
Isle of Wight