Astus 22.5 Demonstrator for Sale – End of Season Offer!

  • Astus 22.5 Demonstrator for Sale – End of Season Offer!
  • Year: 2022
  • Length: 6.95
  • Beam: 2.5m/3.0m/4.9m
  • Draft: 0.34m/1.4m
  • Displacement: 650kg
  • Location: SOUTHAMPTON
  • Availability: Our Stock Boat
  • Price: £59,750

Own a nearly new Astus 22.5 with a massive specification!

Its the end of the season so, we’re putting our 2022 Astus 22.5 demonstrator on the market at a big discount on the new price.

Since we took delivery of our own demonstrator at the end of last season this Astus 22.5 has proved a big hit with British customers. Sea trial participants have grinned from ear to ear once they’ve experienced the exhilaration which comes with sailing at speed. Yet, even timid sailers have praised the 22.5 for the reassuringly low angle of heel and the comfortable ride.

Designed by world renowned naval architects, VPLP, and first unveiled in 2021, this boat attracted many plaudits. Replacing the Astus 22 and 24, the new design has even larger floats, providing massive buoyancy and their wave piercing shapes keep this boat powering through the chop. Yet, thanks to the Astus tried and trusted telescopic beams this trimaran boat can be rapidly contracted from it’s super stable 4.9m sailing platform to a marina-friendly 3.0m, or a road legal towing width of 2.5m.

The 22.5 is manufactured using Astus’ successful resin infusion process making the boat stiff and very light at only 650kg, so acceleration off the slightest puff of wind is instant. Whether helming from the trampolines or inside the cockpit the 22.5 is a joy to sail. Even when sailing single handed, double digit speeds are effortless. This boat can quickly reach destinations which are beyond those of similarly sized monohulls.

The 22.5 is practical too. The boat is light enough to tow behind an ordinary family car and mast raising and float deployment can be done single handed with the aid of clever kits. Like all of the recent Astus boats the 22.5 has minimal draught when the swing keel and rudder are retracted, floating in only 34cm of water. The centreboard case is cleverly offset to port, permitting easy access to the light and airy cabin which offers good headroom for a 22 footer and 4 full berths with plenty pof storage down below. The boat provides plenty of storage above deck too with an anchor locker ahead of the coach-roof, further watertight lockers in the floats and in the cockpit sole as well as open storage under the cockpit bench seats.

Being a demonstrator, this fine example comes with a massive specification, including everything needed to start sailing:

  • a break-back road trailer with flushing kit, spare wheel and mast support bar
  • Sports sails – fully battened square top main and furling jib with UV cover and two reefs
  • Sports gennaker on bowsprit with closed loop furler and 2 Harken ST15 winches
  • Mainsail lazyjack bag
  • Sport equipment including deckware by Selden, Harken and Ronstan.
  • Mast lifting kit
  • Float opening/closing kit
  • Stainless steel pulpit
  • Transom mounted mast support bar with roller for transport and single handed mast stepping.
  • Coppercoat antifouling (2023)
  • a Mariner 6hp 4 stroke outboard motor with external tank
  • Bunk cushions for all berths with v-berth infill
  • Courtesy curtain
  • Galley units
  • Cabin shelves
  • Electrics including switch panel, leisure battery, cabin lighting
  • Opening portal in coachroof
  • Raymarine i40 log & depth instrument
  • Fortess anchor, chain and line
  • Bathing ladder
  • Cockpit table
  • Fenders and lines
  • Horseshoe life buoy
  • Windex

An Astus 22.5, if delivered to the UK, with this massive specification would currently cost £78,000* new. We’re offering our 2022 demonstrator at only £59,750! So grab a bargain and start sailing the exciting Astus 22.5 straight away or store it at our site for free until Spring 2024.

 

Engine

Mariner 6hp 4 stroke long shaft outboard motor (2022) with external tank

Sails

Square top, fully battened Sport main with two reefs
Sports jib with UV strip and closed loop furler
Sports gennaker with closed loop fuler and bowsprit
Mainsail lazyjack bag system

Rig

Selden 9m alu mast with stainless diamond and dyneema shrouds
Selden alu boom with 2 x 3 reefing sheaves
Stainless steel forestay

Keel and Rudder

Swing keel, offset to port with auto release cleat
Swing rudder on alu stock with alu tiller and Ronstan Battlestick telescopic extension

Navigation

Raymarine i40 depth and log

Interior

4 berth cabin with v-berth and in-fill and 2 quarter berths
Cushions for all berths
Courtesy curtain
Shelving to 3 surfaces
Galley unit with bowl
Galley /storage unit
Electrics panel with, cut off, USB charging socket, cabin lights and leisure battery

Deck Equipment and Safety

Anchor locker with lockable lid
2 x watertight float lockers
1 x watertight cockpit sole locker
2 x open cockpit bench lockers
Ronstan mainsail track and car system
Harken ST15 gennaker winches on cockpit seats
2 x Harken 8 coachroof winches
2 x Double Spinlock coachroof clutches#
Selden mastfoot blocks
3 Deck cleats
Stainless steel pulpit
Opening coachroof hatch
Stainless steel recovery ladder
Outboard engine bracket
Horseshoe lifebuoy

Trailer

Single axle break-back trailer with Golliath winch, spare wheel, flushing kit and mast support post

Length of central hull: 6.95 m

Overall length 8.30 m (including retractable bowsprit)

Beam unfolded: 4.90 m

Beam marina width: 3.0 m

Beam folded: 2.49 m

Trampoline Length: 3.75 m

Floats volume: 2 x 1150 L

Hull construction: Vacuum infused polyester laminate with foam core

Mast: Selden 9 m  anodised aluminium (Carbon optional)

Stays: Stainless steel forestay and diamonds, Dyneema shrouds

Sails area:

– Main sail: 21 sqm

– Jib: 9 sqm

– Gennaker: 32 sqm

– Asymmetric Spinnaker: 43 sqm

Draught: 1.40 m- 0.34 m

Weight: 650 kg

Rudder: pivoting polyester

Centerboard: pivoting polyester

Cabin head room: 1.65 m

Propulsion: Outboard. Max – 6.75 kW (9 HP)

Interior: cabin with double berth and 2 quarter berths

Berths: V-berth with in-fill (2.00 x 1.40 m) , quarter berths (2.00 x 0.50 m)

CE category: C (5 persons) , D (7 persons)

Manufacturer: Astus Boats, Brech, France

Design: VPLP Design

Disclaimer

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.