S/Y AD ASTRA is new flagship from the renowned shipbuilder Fountaine Pajot. This sailing super yacht of exceptional luxury and space, executing the perfect balance between comfort and distinct.
The yacht has a beach club. Down an elegant flight of steps you reach a platform that stands just above the waterline – ideal for swimmers. This can turn the whole aft area into a huge area for swimmers and sunbathers, or serve as a launch pad for divers and watersporters. The aft cockpit offers incredible entertaining space with multiple sunbeds and a very large dining table.
The large forward cockpit has its own bar and a vast sunbed in order to balance the aft relaxation area Under the sunbed is a Jacuzzi. A perfect area to enjoy, relax and take in the sun.
The flybridge takes on the mantle of an extra deck, the real story is the elegant wrap-around sofa which provides a really convivial spot for a big group of friends, or the whole family. The flybridges fully equipped with a full wet bar, as well as a plancha grill.
A large 3m-long balcony folds down out of the bulwarks on each side of the cockpit, creating an entirely new dimension to the relaxation options here. While the balcony invites you to dive into the sea alongside, it also creates the opportunity for a sofa, built into the cockpit coaming. In effect, it adds two ‘side cockpits’ to the main cockpit.
Deep sofas to starboard and free-standing seating to port with cocktail tables both enjoy fantastic views of the sea through the wrap-around windows.
One owner’s suite, four queen double cabins all with private facilities
Shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, body milk, handsoap
Washing machine/ dryer (light laundry)
Bathrobes for each guest
Pillows (4 on each bed)
Filtration System for Purified Water (mineral & sparkling water)
The yacht construction will be completed January 2024
Ribco Venon 34 with 2 X Mercury engines 300HP (30-35 knots) / chase boat
Jet ski (2 PAX)
Water ski adults (1)
Monoski adults (1)
Inflatable couch 3 seated (1)
Fishing gear (1)
Snorkeling gear (10)
Inflatable donut (2)
Life jackets (adults & kids)
All particulars are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed.
One master cabin and four queen bed guest cabins all with private facilities
Number of Crew:5
Cheerful, responsible, and professional!
These are some of the skills endorsed by AD ASTRA 80 guests for Captain George. The experienced captain was born in Cyprus in 1970 and has had Athens as his permanent residence since 1990. He began sailing in 1993 until he decided to make his love for yachts and tourism part of his career and life in 2001.
He studied Shipping, Travel & Tourism. His naval education includes the MCA/RYA Offshore Yacht Master, National Sailing Offshore Diploma, and Greek Coastguard powerboat certification (up to 24m). Additionally, he is certified for “GMDSS/GO,” “Medical Care,” “Medical First Aid,” “STCW/95 B. Safety Course,” “Crowd and Crisis Management Ro/Ro Passengers,” “Survival at Open Seas,” “PADI Open Seas Scuba,” and “IATA/UFTA.
His experience as captain of several luxury sailing and motor yachts in Greece and the South Mediterranean has given him the opportunity and pleasure to sail to the most amazing and secluded spots in the Greek seas! As a captain, he maintains a professional and friendly attitude, making all guests feel welcome and ensuring they have the sailing holiday of a lifetime. For Captain George and his crew, providing high-quality hospitality to their guests is their top priority on a daily basis.
Chef: Stathis Giannakos
Chef Stathis brings a wealth of culinary expertise to the crew of Ad Astra. With experience as a Head Chef at the prestigious 5-star Hotel Grand Resort Lagonisi and as a Sous Chef at Michelin-starred establishments such as Hytra in Athens and Adrian Quetglas in Palma, he has honed his skills to perfection! Additionally, his experience as a Private Chef on both motor and sailing yachts has equipped him with adaptability and creativity in varied culinary environments. Having spent three seasons at the esteemed 5-star hotel Costa Navarino, Chef Stathis understands the high standards expected in luxury hospitality. Beyond his culinary prowess, he possesses a deep knowledge of wines. He is friendly, well organized in his kitchen and a great team player! Fluent in both Greek and English, he ensures seamless communication with the crew and guests alike, enriching their stay and overall sailing experience aboard Ad Astra!
Deckhand: Loukas Douvaras
Introducing Loukas, a dynamic 29-year-old deckhand set to embark his journey on Ad Astra 80 this year. Born in 1994, Loukas swiftly transitioned from a base technician/manager role to become a deckhand for day cruises during 2023. His adaptability and eagerness to learn propelled him into various sea-related tasks, including yacht transfers from France to Greece. Despite his relatively recent entry into sailing, Loukas’s profound love for the ocean drives his dedication and reliability in all circumstances.
Loukas’s array of interests, spanning winter skiing, boxing, running, swimming, and reading, mirrors his vibrant and enthusiastic character. Armed with outstanding communication skills and an unwaveringly motivated demeanor, Loukas exudes a sense of serenity and composure when faced with the challenges of navigating the open waters. His multifaceted talents and team spirit, make him an indispensable addition to the Ad Astra team.