on 1 Aug 2023
With the launch of the new Antares line flagship, the Antares 12, Beneteau has once again left its mark on the world of family cruising.
Loyal to the Antares identity and history, the Antares 12 takes the line another leap forward in terms of comfort on board, delivering a feeling of space and elegance while innovations and attention to detail have resulted in new ways of sharing the fun on board while entertaining and cruising.
With a stylishly modern look, the Antares 12 underlines the profile and mindset that have made the line so successful in the last 45 years. The design characteristics boaters expect to see on an Antares vessel are prominent and well blended. The sheer line and hull windows create an elegant line and bring ample natural light inside, while the iconic hard top profile blends well with the rest of the boat and is the foundation for the large flybridge.
The Antares 12 is a great dayboat for fun trips with friends or comfortable getaways with the family. The boat has three outdoor lounge areas: the aft cockpit protected by a long hardtop characteristic of the line; the forward sunpad with an adjustable backrest; and a vast flybridge with a corner sofa and a fully fitted outdoor galley cabinet.
Each area provides ample seating and storage to give everyone onboard a place to enjoy the surroundings underway or at anchor. For those who enjoy being more active on the water, a side platform lowers, allowing easy access into and out of the water. Snorkelling and paddleboarding are just a few steps away via the built-in swim ladder.
The Antares 12 also naturally lends itself to weekends enjoying boating activities with the family, with the addition of a more elegant and comfortable feel for the occasional extended cruise. The owner cabin is spacious and bright, with detailed trims, and it has its own ensuite bathroom, as does the VIP guest cabin, ensuring everyone’s privacy is maintained. A highly modular third cabin can be used as single or double berth, easily becoming the extra storage any owner needs. With the wheelhouse’s convertible salon, the boat can accommodate up to eight people for a pleasant night on board.
The Antares 12 stands out for the extra care taken with the materials’ quality, with fabulous trims, and generous and stylish interior spaces. Thanks to ample windows, the wheelhouse is a central living space with a panoramic view. The fully-fitted galley allows you to give free rein to your culinary creativity and to enjoy each meal seated comfortably opposite one another at the table in the lounge.
The entertaining does not end in the salon. Opening the three-leaf cockpit door transforms the salon and cockpit into an open space. Blending the cockpit into the wheelhouse lounge creates great flow from the aft of the Antares 12 forward. Easy movement on board is one of this model great strengths and is achieved with wide walkways and circulation space that allow for easy and safe access forward to the large sunpad, while also making docking easy.
Powered by twin Mercury latest generation Verado V10 400 HP engines with an integrated joystick, the Antares 12 has the power and agility you need on the water. In order to meet all markets expectations, the Antares 12 is also available with triple Mercury Verado V8 300 HP engines. Exceptional visibility from either helm and an optional Seakeeper gyro give owners the confidence to safely operate the boat in most weather conditions. For added peace of mind, the industry leading SEANAPPS system keeps owners connected to their boat wherever they might be.
“Designing a new Antares requires a keen sense of detail and balance,” says Alexis Chas, Antares product manager. “The new flagship of the line is no exception. The layout and equipment have been designed to optimise the feeling of space and comfort, and to improve the number of things you can do with the boat.”
“Versatility forces you to look for the right balance between indoor spaces and outdoor circulation, between opening up to the elements and protecting passengers, and between performance and ease of use. Thanks to a close relationship with our customers, we have succeeded,” says Chas. “Whatever model you choose, the Antares boat is for people who love the sea and who want to relax and enjoy boating and water sport activities with the family, and a new variety of experiences on the water.”