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All about Antares range

The Beneteau Antares, first introduced by the company in the 1990s, is based on three key values:

  • spaciousness,
  • safety
  • and simplicity.
The boats are available in two different ranges, the smaller Antares HB and the larger Antares IB.

The Antares HB: boats for families and keen sailors

True pilothouse boats designed for short coastal cruises, the Antares HB are also capable of meeting the needs of the more seasoned fisherman. The wheelhouse on these boats allows more space for the living area than you find on center console boats. It has been intelligently designed to combine the panoramic deck salon with the cockpit and the kitchen area.

These fisher/cruisers offer good levels of performance thanks to their outboard motors. They are also reassuringly safe and stable due to their flared hulls, which reduce spray onboard by pushing the water away to the outside. Beneteau currently offers four models of the Antares HB, ranging in length from 5.80 m (19 ft) to 8.80 m (29 ft).

The Antares IB: multipurpose motor cruisers

The boats in the Antares IB range are synonymous with relaxation and sea-based leisure. Though these models place the emphasis on cruising, theyre also fully suitable for fishing. This range of motor cruisers from Beneteau offers the promise of unforgettable times out on the sea no matter what the activity: day excursions, fishing parties, family cruises, etc.

The overriding concept with the Antares IB is spaciousness, as evidenced by the cockpit, which is arranged and laid out like a huge sun lounge, and the wheelhouse, which has been carefully designed to make life easier onboard. The range currently consists of four models ranging from 8 m to 11 m in length (26 ft to 36 ft), such as the Antares 10.80, first introduced in 1998 and designed for travelling far and fast in complete safety and supreme comfort. The Antares 8, the multipurpose motor cruiser in the Antares range, is perfect for either weekend outings for four or fishing trips, thanks to its customisable rear deck, which when empty can easily accommodate three anglers. Its also popular for its efficient performance at sea.

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