Astus 16.5

  • Astus 16.5
  • LOA: 4.94m
  • Draft: 0.2m/1.1m
  • Displacement: 225kg
  • Max. Unfolded Width: 3.8m
  • Max. Folded Width: 2.5m
  • Price from £17,950 inc VAT/ex works

For a limited time only! Available with a free gennaker and furler.

Introduced in 2016 the Astus 16.5 recreational multihull was the first boat to be launched in partnership with the famed multihull architects,  VPLP.  True to the Astus concept, the 16.5 offers easy handling, portability, performance. Applying the thoroughly tried and tested Astus concept, this new improved model introduced a more modern shape and a sportier line, with harmonious curves and narrow water entry. Boats on Wheels is delighted to make these exciting day-sailers available to customers in the UK.

The Astus 16.5 offers:

– Light construction delivers high performance on the water and dinghy-style handling on land – the Astus 16.5 weighs only 225kg!
– Large 500 litre floats provide stability and safety without the need for ballast.
– Telescopic floats – make towing possible without any dismantling.
– Road legal 2.5m width with the floats retracted provides that ‘go anywhere’ freedom.
– Single handed rigging and launching.
– Lifting rudder and centre board controlled from the cockpit – this boat floats in only 20cm of water!
– An outboard motor bracket for engines up to 3hp for extended cruising.
– Large storage locker.
– Leisure or ‘Sport’ versions to choose from.
– Affordable prices, starting at only £18,500* including VAT/ex works (all prices are subject to the prevailing exchange rate).

These exciting trimarans are offered for sale in the UK through Boats on Wheels. Enquire today about the Astus 16.5 to find out more.

*As at 31.1.2024

Central hull length: 4.94m

Float length:4.40m

Unfolded width: 3.8m

Folded width: 2.5m

Platform surface area: 8m²

Weight: 225kg

Float volume: 500L

Draft: 0.2/1.1m

Mast length recreation/sport:7.06 m

Sail surface area

Club model: Mainsail 10m² /jib: 5m² /Gennaker 15m²

Sport model: Mainsail: 11.5m² /jib: 5.5m² / Gennaker: 20m²

EC Categorisation:

  • C for 3 people
  • D for 5 people

Maximum engine power: 3HP (2.5kw)

Designer: VPLP design

Concept: Jean-Hubert Pommois

Two models are available to choose from:

The Leisure model includes:

  • A mainsail, boomless furling line, and dacron jib with furling gear
  • Bow storage
  • Mainsail bridle
  • Wooden centreboard
  • Polypropylene rudder

The Sport model includes:

  • 17m²sail surface area
  • Mylar mainsail and jib
  • Boom for mainsail
  • Carbon bowsprit for the Gennaker
  • Ball-bearing mechanical traveller
  • 6-strand mainsail hoist
  • Cunningham.
  • Telescopic tiller extension
  • Sports graphics
  • Polyester centreboard
  • Options for carbon fibre rig and black FX sails

See more detail on the Astus Boats website.