Defining the 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.
The world's best liveaboard, now available.
2011 s/v Escapade
A true world cruiser
The adventure started in 2011 at the launch of Antares 44i s/v Escapade at the Argentine factory. With limited time and a mission to get to the Caribbean, owners Neil and Shaun, with a rockstar crew of friends, set out to make the 5,000 nautical mile, month-long journey up the coast of the South Atlantic.
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, 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 offshore.
2007 s/v Cat Ion
A uniquely built, hybrid-electric powered catamaran
Imagine sailing on the world’s best liveaboard. Now imagine that while not under sail, you have the ability to not only reduce emissions but to also motor along in peace and quiet. That’s because you’re on a uniquely built, hybrid-electric powered catamaran – a Tesla of the Sea.
2006 s/v Leap of Faith
Are you ready to take a Leap of Faith?
Leap of Faith was built in Canada, and like every sensible Canadian, spent many season's cruising and exploring the warm, turquoise waters of the Caribbean. As a couple's full-time home, Leap of Faith was impeccably maintained and island hopped for several seasons, carrying crew and all their toys to new adventures - some of which involved rescuing and resuscitating a drowning goat - seriously!
2015 s/v Antipodes
Antipodes is the only pre-owned Antares on the market with Selden’s powered in-mast furling mainsail.
By definition, Antipodes is the direct opposite of something and is typically a geographical reference. This name is quite fitting for a catamaran that is fully equipped for circumnavigation and is best suited for globe girdling (as opposed to taking a direct course through the center of the earth!).