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