Defining a Serious Liveaboard
Your boat should protect you
The most important design element of a liveaboard yacht is the helm. It should always protect you from the weather. Exposed helms can be fun on a vacation, but can undermine your long-term cruising experience.
Everything from steering to rigging aboard the Antares catamaran was designed to protect you. You may have noticed that Antares has never offered a choice between charter and owner’s versions, to do so would undermine the offshore integrity of the hull design. The enclosed cockpit aboard the Antares is designed to protect you from the weather, and not just for cocktail parties (though that's never stopped us before)!
Built for owners, not for renters
A galley so big it should be called a kitchen. If you only plan to rent a catamaran for 4 to 6 days, a small galley connected to the cockpit makes a lot of sense. But that same galley will drive you crazy if you plan to live aboard.
Because so many other catamarans are built for charter, they typically use wood accents inserted into heavy fiberglass molds, adding weight to the catamaran at the cost of performance. The Antares’ interior is hand-crafted using high-tech, lightweight panels sandwiched between cherry veneer. The combination of the materials, the finished shapes and the joinery all contribute to the structural integrity of the wood modules that comprise a large part of what has become a signature characteristic of the Antares.
We held our first ever Antares Experience this past month on our docks in Stuart, Fl, inviting potential new owners to participate in a full-day event. This gave everyone the opportunity to get a better understanding of the Antares Catamaran by going through the boat’s mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, and, of course, boat handling and sailing.
In collaboration with Antares Catamarans, Beth highlights the new exterior features aboard the Antares 44GS during the Annapolis Boat Show. Antares does not build for the charter rental fleet, but embraces a philosophy geared toward building a couple's blue water, liveaboard catamaran. New highlights include an extended hardtop with additional integrated solar panels, new line management systems, and a curved glass windshield.
The world's best liveaboard, now available.
2004 s/v Sabbatique
Time to Pursue Your Passions
When the owners of s/v Sabbatique took delivery of their PDQ Antares 44 several years ago, they took on the task of upgrading this 2004 hull and bringing it to the present day equipment standards as seen onboard some of the newest Antares. From new electronics valued at 35K in equipment and installation, and sails by North Sails, to a new Selden bowsprit, Sabbatique has an impressive amount of upgrades.
2006 s/v Blue
A true blue water sailing catamaran
Blue is one of those rare boats that comes up on the market every so often. From the exceptionally well-maintained systems that includes an overhaul of the mechanical system and NEW Yanmar Engine installation with full warranty, to new electronics installation and a pristine set of sails (to name a just a few), this 2006 Antares 44i has had significant improvements and is equipped for ocean passages both near and far.
2018 s/v Ohana
Ohana is one of the newest Antares on the market and is outfitted with Selden’s powered in-mast furling mainsail. This makes cruising just that much easier, particularly for short-handed sailors, without any sacrifice to performance. From two chart plotters to a watermaker, solar panels, SSB radio and more, Ohana is equipped for around-the-world cruising and is a perfect choice for the liveaboard cruiser. Of course, Ohana is also equipped with all the safety gear necessary for a family of four – including a liferaft and EPIRB, to name a few.
2011 s/v Escapade
Live Your Adventure
Price Reduced: $685,000
Outfitted for blue water cruising, Escapade is ready to explore the world. Brand new, full warranty Volvo engines (installed 2018), an in-mast furling system, custom parasailor, upgraded solar panels, a fuel transfer system, SSB with Pactor Modem, watermaker, updated Furuno Navnet electronics with twin chart plotters (2017), Autopilot with remote (2017), AIS transmitter/receiver (2017), SAT phone and fish finder (of course) and more make this Antares the ideal vessel to begin your adventure.
2013 s/v Kristal
Outfitted for Blue Water Cruising
Price Reduced $649,000
Antares 44i s/v Kristal is dressed to the nines – additional solar panels, SSB Radio, wind turbine, all the safety gear required to join the ARC, full Furuno electronics, a secondary solar powered watermaker and, for exploring some of the world’s best snorkeling in Malaysia and Indonesia, a Brownie Hookah system. That’s all in addition to the already well-equipped items onboard the 44i version of the Antares.