Astondoa 655 Coupe Video Review

Astondoa 655 Coupe

The new Coupe line is Astondoa’s 100th birthday present to itself. For a lucky few, the sporty new 655 may be a gift as well. Spanish yacht builder Astondoa is a 100 year-old family-owned shipyard (to celebrate their centennial the recently introduced the Astondoa 110 Century) that was founded by Jesus Astondoa in 1916. It currently offers motor yachts from 44’ to 131’ feet and after this year adding the 655 Coupe, three other Coupe models (35’ to 75’) are slated for subsequent release. Here’s an initial look at the first in the line.


The new line is all about innovative styling. The 655 Coupe flaunts bold new lines from the sporty reverse bow to the curve of the aluminum superstructure providing cover over the cockpit. Even the end of the swim platform eschews a bland terminus, choosing instead an angular approach, reminiscent of the taillights on the Bat-mobile. The naval architecture is by Astondoa’s in-house design team, while the interior is by Italian designer, Cristiano Gatto.

The 100-percent carbon-infused cabintop offers a sunpad up high, accessible via four steps on the port side, in addition to the bow and cockpit pads. There’s a nod to superyacht-like features in the two wings, port and starboard. The hull sides hinge outward, adding a bit of space and making the passage from bow to stern easier. Astondoa is also following the trend toward the “invisible door” where the glass between the cockpit and saloon lowers electrically into the engine room.

Like many modern yachts, the Astondoa 655 Coupe combines indoor and outdoor living with seamless transitions between the cabin and cockpit.

Two ensuite cabins are standard but a third may be added amidships. Also, a crew cabin may be fitted under the sunpad just aft of the engine room–which is a thing of beauty in itself. Here, good access from all sides will make servicing the engines easy. The standard power package includes twin Volvo Penta IPS 1200 900 HP diesels with pod drives. Other options include MAN V8 1200s or Caterpillar C18 1150s. That’s a lot of horsepower on a 62’ LOA vessel. At wide-open-throttle, the standard propulsion should reach 33 knots while a cruising speed of 25 knots should yield a 300 nautical mile range.