Another Antares joins the fleet of catamarans already sailing around the world!
We recently launched and commissioned Antares s/v Alpha Blondie that is currently sailing up the coast of South America to Brazil.
Memo Castro, General Manager at the Antares factory and experienced sailor, along with his son Sancho who has an equally impressive portfolio, took Alpha Blondie for a sea trial in the Rio de la Plata, testing all the systems aboard including mechanical, electrical and sails, before handing her off to her new owners.
“I think it can move. There are 32 boats doing the leg from Galapagos to Marquesas. We are a bit over half way done. Two Fish is behind a custom 54 foot monohull and a 47 foot Beneteau. We are in front of all the catamarans (St Francis, Leopard, Lagoon, Fontaine Pajot, etc). We are in front of 3 Oysters, all over 60 feet.” - Jason S aboard Antares s/v Two Fish
Antares Places 1st in the Multihull Division in the World ARC rally
We all know the saying, two sailboats sailing in the same direction is a race. Now add to that equation 32 other sailboats, 3 of which are Antares, and you have yourself a full-on regatta.
For the record, Antares s/v Two Fish placed first in the multihull division (out of 9 multihulls in total) on the first leg to the Galapagos and Antares s/v Blue Summit placed first on the 3000nm Pacific crossing to the Marquesas.
NEW INTERIOR LAYOUT
The 2016 edition Antares 44e: builds on the legacy of the world's best liveaboard with enhancements to make the Antares even more liveable.Link to learn more→
SAILING IN BRAZIL'S COSTA VERDE
Sailing in one of the world's most spectacular cruising ground - exploring Brazil's Costa Verde during our most recent Antares University program.
Located just south of Rio, Angra dos Reis and the Ilha Grande region are dotted with hundreds of islands, lush tropical forests and pristine beaches - all this steeped in a rich Brazilian culture. This year's participants got a chance to learn about the boat's systems, sailing and boat handling in one of the most exotic settings yet, with one (or two) Caipirinhas in hand.
A 3-day introduction to your new life: Antares University brings new owners together in a relaxed, social environment for an orientation session covering major components on the Antares 44i. Link to learn more→
Sailing, docking, boat handling and a full systems orientation where all part of this year's Antares University program held in Hampton, VA. New owners waiting for delivery of their Antares got the unique opportunity to participate in Antares U aboard s/v Escapade for a two-day session.
Highlights were lively seas in the Chesapeake, flying a Parasailor and expert tips on how to catch fish on the Antares presented by Escapade owner and expert fisherman Neil Sullivan.
There is no shortage of advice on how to choose the right offshore boat. But a recent article published in Cruising World really resonated with us. Jimmy Cornell has put together a concise check list of criteria for consideration when buying a circumnavigation class boat.
What struck us most was how the article reads like a check list of all the design elements that went into building the Antares 44i catamaran. We’ve isolated a few key points from Cornell’s article that we feel exemplify our design priorities at Antares Yachts.