Astus 16.1 with Road and Launch Trailers

  • Astus 16.1 with Road and Launch Trailers
  • Year: 2010
  • Length: 5.1m
  • Beam: 2.5m/3.7m
  • Draft: 0.25m
  • Displacement: 240kg
  • Location: Shedfield, Southampton
  • Availability: Brokerage Boat
  • Price: £8,490

Just in, ‘Saphire’ an Astus 16.1 trailerable trimaran built in 2010. Requiring no ballast, these little Astus trimarans are easy to tow and move around by hand on their trailer. Yet their floats, on telescopic arms, which can be extended in minutes, provide a wide stable platform on the water, providing high speeds with a low angle of heel to suit even the most timid of crew members. Rigging is easy – the mast can be raised single handed and there is no complicated boom to fit. Being faster than equivalent monohull cruisers the Astus 16.1 boasts a wider range, whether single handed or with the whole family on board. The lockable forward cuddy is cavernous, enabling not only sail and equipment storage, but even substantial amounts of kit for overnight stays and longer distance cruising. Floating in only 25cm of water these boats make creep crawling a  real pleasure and thanks to the swing rudder they will happily take the ground.

Saphire comes with an extensive inventory including a sturdy Rocca Nautilus break back road trailer which enables boat launch and recovery without immersing the wheels. She also has a custom built launch trailer for easier manoeuvring by hand, even on soft terrain. She boasts a sturdy Banks all over cover, a light 2.5hp Mariner two stroke outboard, a tender with a built in wheel, wooden oars and its own trolley, coppercoat antifouling, a wing mast and a full suite of sails including a large fully battened main, furling jib and an ‘as new’ furling gennaker. In addition, she comes equipped with a swinging rudder with a long tiller extension,  a 9lb anchor with line, fenders, mooring lines, fuel tank and even a bird scarer!

Saphire is now ready for viewings at our site in Hampshire. So if you to see her or if you have any questions please get in touch.


Mariner 2.5HP 2 Stroke with integrated fuel tank
Spare 5L fuel tank
Engine tool kit


Boomless, fully battened Main with cunningham
Furling Jib
As new furling Gennaker
All sheets, guys and blocks


Wing mast
Stainless steel standing rigging
3 halyards
2 furlers

Keel and Rudder

Stub keels on floats
Lifting rudder, tiller and tiller extension


Large storage space in the bow cuddy and under the cockpit

Deck Equipment and Safety

Fire extinguisher (out of date)
Cockpit mounted safety line eye.
Banks Sails all over mast up/down cover.
Tender + launching trolley + oars + outboard bracket


Rocca Nautilus break back road trailer (2010) with mast support bar and light board - never saltwater immersed.
Custom made Hayling Trailers launching trolley.

<a href="">Astus 16.1 on the water video</a>


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.