REVIEWS Astus 18.2
Astus 18.2 trimaran : The pleasure trimaran par excellence!
Whether for day outings as a family, or more athletic coastal raids, small transportable trimarans have been very popular for the last few years. This has not escaped Jean-Hubert Pommois, who created Astusboats in 2004. Surfing on the public’s infatuation with accessible leisure trimarans, the company has rapidly imposed its presence on this niche market, by bringing out a new model each year. Now that its range has been set up, from the 14-foot beach machine to the 22-foot coastal cruiser, over the last two years, Astusboats has started to renew its oldest models. With the added suffix .2, this second generation of trimarans is more performance oriented, according to the builder.
From the first glance, the suspense was over. The design of the Astus 18.2 trimaran, by the architect Philippe Roulin, a former associate of the famous VPLP office, is almost nothing like that of its predecessor.
Exit the flared hull of the Astus 16 and welcome to the chine at mid-height of the freeboard. This has allowed the step in the central hull to be judiciously lowered, so as to widen the cockpit floor without spoiling the slimness of the hull in the water.
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Specification sheet Astus 18.2
Shipyard : ASTUSBOATS / Length : 5.49mSee technical specifications for this catamaran / trimaran