As­tus 20.5

Practical Boat Owner - - New Boats -

Lux­ury is fore­gone in favour of speed, sim­plic­ity and adren­a­line with this fun tri­maran. De­signed by the renowned VPLP of­fice it has a cen­tral hull with a step just above the wa­ter­line, which min­imises wet­ted sur­face area while in­creas­ing in­te­rior space. The cuddy/cabin pro­vides ample camp­ing style space in proper shel­ter, with space for four berths. If you’re not in the mar­ket to buy, an As­tus 20.5 can be hired from the south Bre­ton port of La Trinité sur Mer, for r300 per day, or r1,050 for a full week.

‘Not sure? You can hire be­fore you buy’

LOA 5.95m / Max beam 4.50m / Min beam 2.48m / Disp 470kg / Draught 0.25-1.25m / Sail area (up­wind) 21m2 or 24m2 (down­wind) 34m2 or 42m2 / Hire: nau­tic-sport.com / Price from t25,900 / as­tus­boats.com

Weight less than 500kg means As­tus 20.5 can be eas­ily towed by a reg­u­lar car Cross beams are tele­scopic so width is eas­ily re­duced for berthing or tow­ing

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