Astus 22.5

  • Astus 22.5
  • LOA: 8.3m (inc bowsprit).
  • Hull Length: 6.95m
  • Draft: 0.34/1.4m
  • Displacement: 650kg
  • Max. Unfolded Width: 4.9m
  • Max. Folded Width: 2.5m
  • Mainsail Area: 21m2
  • Genoa Area: 9m2
  • Gennaker Area: 32m2
  • Berths: 4
  • Price from £51,250 Inc VAT/Ex works

Short-listed for European Yacht of the Year, the new Astus 22.5!

The new Astus 22.5 is the latest in the range of boats designed with world famous naval architects VPLP. Replacing the Astus 22 and 24 models, this new flagship is as exciting as the previous Astus VPLP models. Using the Astus tried and trusted telescopic beams the new trimaran boat can be rapidly expanded from a road legal width of 2.5m, or a marina friendly 3.0m, to a super stable 4.9m sailing platform.

The new boat’s even larger floats provide massive buoyancy and their wave piercing shapes keep this boat powering through the chop.  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 Astus 22.5 isn’t just about fast cruising – customers have a wide choice of sail and rig options to suit their sailing preferences, all complimented by the best deckware by Selden, Harken and Ronstan. So, whether you like beating the big boys around the cans or taking things more leisurely there is a set up for you. Of course, there are plenty of comfort and convenience options like a sprayhood, lazyjack bags and headsail furlers.

The new 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 optional kits. The boat offers plenty of storage above deck 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.

Like all of the recent Astus boats the new family member has minimal draught when the swing keel and rudder are retracted, floating in only 34cm of water. Following its successful introduction in previous Astus boats the centreboard case is again offset to port in the 22.5, permitting easy access to the 4 berth cabin. Headroom down below is impressive for a 22 foot multi-hull and the cabin feels light and airy thanks to large side windows. A V-berth in the bow and two quarter berths, together with optional galley units and lots of stowage under the berths and under the cockpit sole make this a capable family cruiser.

Since we took delivery of our own demonstrator last Summer the Astus 22.5 has proved a big hit with British customers too. 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. No wonder then that the Astus 22.5 was shortlisted for European Yacht of the Year.

We have taken plenty of 22.5 orders already from UK customers. If you would like more information about this exciting new boat, or a price list or a test sail, then please get in touch with us at, The Small Yacht Company, UK Astus Dealer. We look forward to hearing from you.

In the mean-time take a look at this video by Toby Hodges of Yachting World, one of the Judges of the European Yacht of the Year Award, who was on-board the Astus 22.5 at the end of last year.

More information on the Astus Boats website.

*The price shown is at the prevailing exchange rate on 9.5.2023

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