2006 PDQ Antares 44 Gabridash

Incredible attention to detail


Gabridash catamaran sailing
Please Note: Sale Currently Pending on Gabridash

When Gabridash was launched at the Canadian factory in 2006, owners Gary and Sharon came armed with spools of spreadsheets, a measuring tape and boxes full of essentials that any full-time liveaboard would need. This was the first clue as to the immaculate and dedicated care and maintenance they would pour into their new home. From day one, Gabridash has been lavished with this kind of attention and it shows when you get on board for the first time.

It was always a pleasure to see Gary and Sharon during the boat shows, where, armed with a measuring tape, Sharon (the 'sh' in Gabridash) would poke around the latest Antares, noting any improvements and additions before implementing them aboard Gabridash. Gary's expertise (the 'Ga' in Gabridash!) and his background in engineering have meant that he has dedicated his time and effort to making improvements to their liveaboard experience. The fact that they have a workshop in the port forward hull is a testament to this dedication. Every job done on Gabridash has a professional finish to it.

Gabridash catamaran spacious salon

Gabridash has spent much of her time at her home port in Annapolis, MD and has sailed extensively in the Caribbean. Gabridash is a rare opportunity for an immaculate PDQ Antares 44 catamaran at such a great price point.

Price: $599,000 USD - SALE PENDING

Link here for full listing on our Yacht World page.

Are you the next accidental circumnavigator?

A Couple's Unexpected Journey Around the World

story by Joanne Bush
Joanne at a tiger sanctuary

I would have never stepped aboard Miss Jody had I known we would end up sailing around the world. My husband Ron, a life-long sailor and racer convinced me to go cruising. Our plan was to sail as far as the San Blas Islands in Panama, with the caveat that I could always go home if I didn’t like it. I could jump ship and buy a bus ticket from the Florida Keys back to Pensacola, Fla., and it was relatively easy to return home from the Caribbean.

Don't get me wrong, I love traveling, and the opportunity to discover new places and meet new people has always been a big draw for me, but I never imagined the “getting there” part would be by sea, and certainly not in a 42-foot catamaran. Miss Jody is an Antares 42, a predecessor to the Antares 44, and for a reluctant sailor, a catamaran would be an excellent vessel for us to explore the Caribbean.

Link here to read part 1 of Joanne's full story in Blue Water Sailing magazine.

Link here to read part 2 of Joanne's full story in Blue Water Sailing magazine.