ASTUS 22: the real small and modern small coastal cruiser
Easy to use, speed and stable
Having the same principles of the Astus, the model 22 is fitted out with:
- telescopic floats which make possible a transport without any dismantling, an easy mast stepping, a use facility,
- a large protected cockpit,
- two pivoting center-boards (which allow to make the salon free) in order to quietly come alo,gside the beach without any problems and presenting a use security with close-cropped stones case.
Having tried and tested the flared hull on Astus, the same was chosen for Astus 22.
This garantees outstanding performances (with a narrow floating width) and a boat which hardly wets (the concave acts as a spray deflector).
The small pluses of Astus 22:
- Large inside volume with a double front bunk and 2 simples back ones, which allow a comfortable sleeping for 4 people.
- A galley which allows a dish warming sailing.
- The salon with a table for eating inside in case of bad weather. The large salon is designed for 5 persons.
- Toilets which can be separated from the salon.
- A nice outside area with a large cockpit of 3 m length and 1,80 m width.
- 3,5 m length and 1,20m width trampolines for the whole family. It gives the possibility of a 2 places tent for an extra sleeping.
- Powerful boat with 850 litres floats and a unfolded width of 4.60 m which allow a safety posture on the sea to master the 28 m² sails.
- This guarantees the outstanding performances.
- Once the floats folded, Astus 22.1 meets the requirements of the road gauge.
- Possibility of stepping up the mast alone and in a safe way (lateral mast position, winches to step up the mast)
- A chain locker with closing which can be also used to store bowsprit. (This prevents the water from entering the cabin).
- A big door hood to allow an easy internal/external movement. This helps the movement on board
- An opening deck porthole to make it possible to ventilate and for an increased light.
- An electrical panel which the basic functions. (lighting, batteries, cigarette-lighter outlet, headlights on full beam possible).
- Locker in the cockpit to store the material and which can be locked.
- Vast storage place under the cockpit for the bags and the supplies.
- Limited weight to allow the transport without the E licence (with a medium sized vehicle)
- Infusion manufacturing process which guarantees stiffness and lightness.
Astus 22 is simply a real small coastal cruiser: more rapid and easy to transport by road.
- Length central hull: 6.65 m
- Overall Length: 7.95 m
- Folded width: 2.53 m
- Unfolded width: 4.60 m
- Mainsail: 19 m²
- Genoa: 9 m²
- Mast Height: 8500 mm
- Draught: 325 mm (central hull)
- Draught: 1300 mm (low drift)
- Headroom: 9600 mm (without antenna and lights)
- Light displacement: 655 kg
- Medium displacement: 1070 kg (4 crew members equipped boat)
- Max displacement: 1380 kg (8 crew members)
- Motorization max: 9 HP
- Homologation CE:
- Category C: 5 persons
- Category D: 7 persons
- Design: Jean-Hubert POMMOIS
Architect: Stéphan VALLET
Nota: the new European road gauge is now 2.55 m, you have then the possibility to transport your Astus 22 all over Europe
Astus 22 is sold with:
- A 2 reefs mainsail and a dacron jib on furler
- A mainsail traveller
- An Anchor storage
- An opening deck hatch
- Fixed Portholes
- a balcony
- 2 kitchens blocks
Price from:40 900 € TTC ( Vat included )
Principal Options available for the ASTUS 22:
- A 25 m² gennaker on bowsprit with emmagasinor
- A 30 m² asymmetrical spi on bowsprit
- Plus value mainsail and pentex jib
- Mattress + front board bunk
- Movable table
- Chemical toilets
- Storage in front tube
- Outboard motor
- Bamboo floor
- Braked road trailer for the launching to water
- Mast kit and transport bar
- Anchoring kit including one 7 anchor and a 10 m chain
- Armement safety kit less than 6 nautical miles
- Antifouling for the central hull and the floatings
- Pack comfoPack electricrt
Specialist press tried it...
Here are the last specialized press releases concerning ASTUS 22
Voile Magazine N°161, May 2009
Voiles et Voiliers N°456, February 2009
Bateaux N°191, December 2008