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Astus 16.5 standard

The Astus 16.5, here in "standard" version, is a 16’2” coastal trimaran sailboat designed by Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prévost. She was built by Astus Boats (France) and made of monolithic fiberglass / polyester. The production started in 2016 .

The Astus 16.5 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Sport.

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Astus 16.5's   Main Features
Model Astus 16.5
Version Standard
Type of hull Trimaran
Category Coastal sport/beach trimaran
Shipyard
Designer Marc Van Peteghem
Vincent Lauriot Prévost
Construction Hulls and deck:
monolithic fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 2016
Last built hull Still in production
Appendages Centerboard :
Daggerboard (main hull)
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 1 transom hung rudder (main hull)
Cockpit Open aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable Yes
EC certification C
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) About
13 900
(2018)
Astus 16.5's   Main dimensions
Folding type Sliding arms
Hull length 16’ 2”
Waterline length 16’ 1”
Overall length folded 16’ 2”
Beam (width) 12’ 6”
Overall width folded 8’ 2”
Draft 3’ 7”
Draft when appendages up 0’ 8”
Mast height from DWL 26’ 11”
Light displacement 463 lbs
Astus 16.5's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 167 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 274 sq.ft
Mainsail area 113 sq.ft
Jib area 54 sq.ft
Gennaker area 161 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi (square top mainsail) fractional
Rotating spars Yes
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast in Aluminum and no boom
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire continuous
Number of levels of spreaders 1
Spreaders angle Swept-back (diamond)
Astus 16.5's   Performances
Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
43.87
Downwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
72.18
Displacement-Length ratio (DLR)iThe Displacement Length ratio is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length: a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
51
Astus 16.5's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Outboard engine
Engine 3 HP
Fuel type Gas

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