Celebrating their 40th year on the market, Beneteau Antares range goes through a complete redesign. First to debut, the new Antares 7 e Antares 8.
The new generation of Beneteau Antares start with the models 7 and 8 with outboard engine. They benefit of the long experience of the French builder in optimizing space onboard and safety during navigation. Fully developed by Beneteau technical team, the two models feature a new hull which improves seaworthiness and performance in any sea condition.
Beneteau Antares 7 and Antares 8: the beginning of a new era
The new geometry of the hull on Beneteau Antares has been designed to better break the waves, in order to grant a safe and sprayless navigation. The first units are powered by Suzuki outboards: 175 and 200HP respectively, for Antares 7 and Antares 8. To make docking even easier, both the boats can sport a bow thruster.
The raised superstructure of Beneteau Antares can puzzle the purists, but it’s a guarantee of a large and bright salon where the dinette to port quickly turns into a double berth, while the pilot’s seat to starboard can be tilted to give easy access to the kitchenette. On the lower deck there’s a second double berth and a small but complete head.
The cockpit is well equipped, with an L-shaped couch turning into a sun bed to duplicate the foredeck one. The access to the sea is double: one to aft, through the swim platforms beside the engine, and one on the bow pulpit. Both feature a ladder to make embarking and disembarking easier. Read our test of Beneteau Flyer 7 SunDeck
The numbers of Beneteau Antares 7 e Antares 8
Length overall 7.50m (24ft 7in) – 8.23m (27ft)
Length hull 6.48m (21ft 3in) – 6.99m (22ft 11in)
Beam 2.53m (8ft 3in) – 2.79m (9ft 2in)
Displacement without engine 1700Kg – 1985Kg
Max engine output 175HP – 200HP
Fuel reserve 170l (44 US gal) – 280l (73 US gal)
Fresh water reserve 50l (13 US gal) – 100l (26 US gal)
Passengers 8 – 9
CE design category C/D – C/D