Rigged with a Suzuki 200hp with drive by wire controls, she is kitted out with a bow thruster, shore power, Garmin 95 GPS, Icom VHF and 42L fridge.
The Antares 8 is the ideal boat for days afloat with family or a weekend away around the Channel Islands or the French coast. Comfortable, smart and functional, the design focuses on ergonomics and layout to make life easy on board. The hull has been totally redesigned from it's very popular predecessor the Antares 7.80, which was South Pier Marine's best selling model in the entire Beneteau range. This new model has made use of it's extra LOA by including a more dedicated galley top with an optional gas hob, which we have selected as an option on all our stock boats. All our stock boats are rigged for the Honda 200hp. The only thing left to choose is which electronic brand you want fitted.
Another great benefit over the old A780 is the addition of a forward facing co-pilots seat, the back rest moves around to provide face to face seating when at anchor or when in port. The forward double berth is very similar to the old model. The heads compartment is much improved and gives you more space, plus it now has the benefit of a dedicated sink.
The cockpit area has been improved over the old A780. No longer do you need to flip the rear seat into the cockpit to raise the engine. All you do now is slide the aft bench seat forward, so as you can carry on sitting in the cockpit, even with the engine tilted up.