One of the most famous sailing yachts builder in the world, Beneteau is manufacturing motor yachts as well. Here they are, the Antares (flyer and out-board), Flyer, Gran Turismo, Swift Trawler, Barracuda.
The Beneteau Antares range has produced some of Beneteau‘s best selling boats over the years. There are six boats forming the Antares inboard range, from the Antares 42 flybridge to the elegant Antares 8S. Each model offers fantastic comfort and style for those who want that little bit more. Perfect for weekends away, social occasions with friends, exploring the coastline, family cruising or even a live aboard. Truly adaptable and reliable, with plenty of living space to relax and providing something for everyone.
Length Overall 13.50 m, Beam 4.09 m, Draft 1.10 m, Light Displacement 9,900 kg, Main Engine: Twin Shaft Volvo D6-370 2 x 370 HP, € 270,600 exc. VAT
Length Overall 10.32-11.37 m, Beam 3.80 m, Draft 0.90 m, Light Displacement 7,076 kg, Main Engine: Twin Shaft Volvo D4-300 2 x 300 HP, € 188,500 exc. VAT
Length Overall 10.22 m, Beam 3.33 m, Draft 0.95 m, Light Displacement 4,700 kg, Main Engine: Twin Shaft Nanni T4-200 2 x 200 HP, € 146,500 exc. VAT
Length Overall 10.22 m, Beam 3.39 m, Draft 0.95 m, Light Displacement 4,659 kg, Main Engine: Single Shaft Volvo D6 370 HP, € 125,800 exc. VAT
The Antares Outboard is the most recent range to have had the focus of the Beneteau design team. As a result the models have been re named, interiors upgraded and two new models launched in the 2010/11 season alone. Heading this exciting and innovative range is the newly launched Antares 8.80
Length Overall 8.78 m, Beam 2.98 m, Draft 0.80 m, Light Displacement 2,800 kg, Main Engine: Outboard Single or Twin Suzuki of 300 HP, € 50,400 exc. VAT
As the largest Flyer in the range, the 850 Sun Deck is an ideal introduction to fast cruising with family and friends. Offering a unique layout for a boat of this size, she has a twin-berth aft cabin and a saloon that converts into a large double bed. She also features a large cockpit saloon, an outside galley, and a “king-size” sunbath.
Length Overall 8.25 m, Beam 2.94 m, Draft 0.76 – 1.00 m, Light Displacement 2,730 kg, Main Engine: Outboard Twin Suzuki 2 x 200 HP, € 42,900 exc. VAT
Express Cruiser with a unique concept, the Gran Turismo 49 Fly combines the precision and pleasure of powerful sports driving, similar to that of a sports car, and sharing unique moments with friends and family in a luxurious and terribly glamorous atmosphere. Its “sea view terrace” is not reserved for the driver. Accessed by an elegant spiral staircase, the flybridge is now a real sea saloon with a long seat surrounding a large table.
Length Overall 15.60 m, Beam 4.30 m, Draft 1.10 m, Light Displacement 12,500 kg, Main Engine: IPS Twin Volvo 2 x D6 IPS 600, 2 x 435 HP, € 472,900 Excl VAT
The Swift Trawler 52 is a stunning combination of everything that contributes to adventure and the joy of sailing with the comfort and performance of a large powerboat. A boat providing pleasure and sensations, it will completely change your sea traveling experience.
Length Overall 17.00 m, Beam 4.90 m, Draft 1.30 m, Light Displacement 20,000 kg, Main Engine: Twin Shaft Cummins or Volvo 2 x 600 HP, € 709,900 exc. VAT
Better than show all the models, here you find more representative pics of certain ones. I’ve chosen the Gran Turismo 49 Fly and the Swift Trawler 52.
With Barracuda, discover a new way of enjoying cruising and the “fishing” spirit: The choice of the outboard engine for quick travel to fishing sites. The choice of a wheelhouse and a simple central console for greater comfort. And the choice of a modular boat depending on fishing habits and practices.
Length Overall 8.78 m, Beam 2.98 m, Draft 0.50 – 0.80 m, Light Displacement 3,200 kg, Main Engine: Outboard Suzuki, single or Twin, 400 HP, € 52,400 Excl. VAT
Thought up, designed and developed, taking into consideration brand values: seafaring qualities, design, safety and innovation. Beneteau Motors, I like them. All picture credits, from Beneteau site and Prime, with all my thanks to them.
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