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Astus 16.5 Standard

Sailboat specifications

The Astus 16.5 is a 16’2” (4.94m) sport/beach trimaran designed by VPLP Design (France). She is built since 2016 by Astus Boats (France).

The Astus 16.5 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in Sport version (see all the versions compared).

Astus 16.5's main features

Model
Astus 16.5
Version
Standard
Hull type
Trimaran
Category
Coastal sport/beach trimaran
Sailboat builder
Sailboat designer
Country
France
Construction
GRP (glass reinforced polyester):
- Hull: Single skin fiberglass polyester
- Deck: Single skin fiberglass polyester
First built hull
2016
Last built hull
Still in production
Appendages
Centerboard : daggerboard (main hull)
Helm
Single tiller
Rudder
Single transom hung rudder (main hull)
Unsinkable
No
Trailerable
Yes
EC design category
 iThe CE design category indicates the ability to cope with certain weather conditions (the sailboat is designed for these conditions)

A: Wind < force 9, Waves < 10m
B: Wind < force 8, Waves < 8m
C: Wind < force 6, Waves < 4m
D: Wind < force 4, Waves < 0,5m
C
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
About 
14 100
 (2020)

Astus 16.5's main dimensions

Hull length
16’ 2”4.94 m
Waterline length
16’ 1”4.9 m
Beam (width)
12’ 6”3.8 m
Draft
3’ 7”1.1 m
Draft when appendages up
0’ 8”0.2 m
Mast height from DWL
26’ 11”8.2 m
Folding type
Sliding arms
Overall width folded
8’ 2”2.5 m
Overall length folded
16’ 2”4.94 m
Light displacement (MLC)
463 lb210 kg

Astus 16.5's rig and sails

Upwind sail area
167 ft²15.5 m²
Downwind sail area
274 ft²25.5 m²
Mainsail area
113 ft²10.5 m²
Jib area
54 ft²5 m²
Gennaker area
161 ft²15 m²
Rigging type
Sloop Marconi (square top mainsail) fractional
Mast configuration
Deck stepped mast
Rotating spars
Yes
Number of levels of spreaders
1
Spreaders angle
Swept-back (diamond)
Spars construction
Aluminum mast and no boom
Standing rigging
1x19 strand wire continuous

Astus 16.5's performances

Upwind sail area to displacement
 iThe 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 25 it indicates a fast sailboat.
472 ft²/T43.87 m²/T
Downwind sail area to displacement
 iThe 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.
777 ft²/T72.18 m²/T
Displacement-length ratio (DLR)
 iThe Displacement Length Ratio (DLR) is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. The 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 outboard engine
Engine(s) power
3 HP
Fuel type
Gas

Astus 16.5's accommodations and layout

Cockpit
Open aft cockpit
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