A SMALL TRANSPORTABLE PROA OR TRIMARAN
Imagined and developed during the 2020 lockdown, Norpol Yachting is pleased to unveil the latest addition to the range: the Astus 14.5 – navigation support in a canoe or trimaran version, light and easily transportable. Objective: offer a more compact boat and regain gliding sensations, the simple pleasure of being on the water.
Back to basics
With the main hull from Astus 16.5 and the floats from Astus 14, two old models of the range, a pendulum pirogue is born, a return to the original sailing boat, transportable on the roof of the car. No trailer, no engine, no constraints
First sailing session
After several weeks of creation, the prototype was launched in a base near the construction site. From the very first tacks, the team members rediscovered the simple pleasure of being on the water and the feeling of gliding. The prototype is far from being finished, but the team is convinced and the project is validated.
VPLP develops the first 3D renderings. The Astus 14.5 will be proposed in a proa-version or in trimaran-version. Apart from the tubes, both versions will be developed from the same elements: hulls, trampolines, sails… The team is currently finishing the specifications. The Astus 14.5 will be compact and light for winter storage and transport, with a hull of less than 20kg. Sailing solo or with a child, the Astus 14.5 is a multi-activity platform: sliding, fishing, canoeing, rowing. The pleasure of sailing, in complete freedom!
main hull + two floats
main hull + one float
|Length main hull||4,35 m|
|Length floats||2,80 m|
|Beam Proa||1,50 m|
|Beam Trimaran||2,40 m|
|Mast length||4,70 m|
|Draught||0,15 – 0,70 m|
|Weight||27 – 34 kg|
|Payload||130 kg (1 adult, 1 child)|
|CE approval||Category D|
- assembly in less than 5 minutes
- transport it on the roof of your car
- Pivoting Rudder
- Sabre daggerboard
- Storage box at the bow for safety equipment, anchor, picnic, fishing equipment, snorkel, mask