Windrider has just Signed a deal with Astus Boats to sell their trimarans in the United States. The online version of the marine industry magazine, “Trade Only Today,” posted this news a few days ago (on August 27th).
That’s pretty neat. I’ve periodically wondered when (if) somebody would become an Astus dealer here in the US. The Astus trimarans are featured in the book, “More Small Trimarans.” You can also find out more about them at the website of one of their European dealers here. (more…)
I interviewed Stephen Walker from Ahoy Boats, which serves as the UK’s Astus & Magnum trimarans distributor, for the first Small Trimarans book. And in the years since I’ve spoken to him, it appears his promotion of small tris is stronger than ever.
Stephen is an avid sailor and wealth of specialized knowledge. It’s hard to be bored when listening to him talk about trimarans. (more…)
Astus trimarans, made by the French company Chantier Astusboats, are a commercially successful brand of small trimarans. The following article (which I link to below) contains a very good summary of these sailboats. But it also contains some great pics of these boats, along with the following video. (more…)
Below is a list of links to Production (Commercial) Small Trimaran Sailboats around the world.
If you know about other sailboats that should be added to this list please let me know (please email me: MoreInfo AT SmallTrimarans DOT com). (more…)
Europeans are producing some very interesting small trimarans these days — the Astus Small Trimaran (from AstusBoats in France) for example.
I doubt there are many (if any) of these boats in the U.S. (There currently is no U.S. dealer). (more…)