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ANTARES UNIVERSITY - LEARNING TO LIVE ABOARD IN THE BAHAMAS

Each year we hold our Antares University program at a different location - this year we were fortunate to be in what is arguably the liveaboard Mecca for cruisers - George Town, Bahamas.

While we still spent lots of time reviewing the electrical and mechanical systems, learning about boat handling, docking and sailing, everyone also got a chance to immerse themselves in the liveaboard lifestyle with plenty of time spent chilling at an idyllic anchorage, exploring the island and chatting over one (or two) Goombay Smashes! Link here for more photos from the Antares University program.

 

TOUR THE LIVING SPACE ABOARD THE ANTARES 44i CATAMARAN

Link here for more photos of the interior living space aboard the Antares 44i

ANTARES UNIVERSITY:

 

Antares University Program

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→

From there to here, from here to there...

Antares s/v Two FishThis past month, I joined Antares s/v Two Fish owners Jason and Gail, along with their friend and experienced sailor Darren, on a 3-week, 1, 760 nm trip from Fortaleza, Brazil to Chaguaramas, Trinidad, making stops in French Guiana and Tobago.

I got to taste what it means to sail in the trades, experience the variable weather along the equator due to the ITCZ, meet King Neptune himself, sail past the infamous Devil's Island and experience the unique flavours and sights of Kourou, French Guiana.

Link here to view photos and videos of the journey aboard Antares 44i s/v Two Fish catamaran

LIVING ABOARD:

 

Silverstein Family

"If anybody is considering taking up the cruising lifestyle—just do it. The hardest part is actually setting off. The second hardest will be going back home." Mark & Sarah living aboard Antares 44i catamaran s/v Field Trip. Link to read more from Mulithull Sailor magazine→

 

FURLING MAINSAIL ABOARD THE ANTARES 44i

powered furling mainsailAntares installed it's first furling sail in 2008 and the popularity of this offering continues to grow to this day. Currently, 50% of new orders are for the in-mast furling system.

We asked Paul and Suzanne, Antares 44i owners, to comment on why they continue to be enthusiastic about their choice of in-mast furling. Link here to read what they had to say.

Gord and Debbie, who have more than 10,000 nm in their wake aboard their Antares s/v Bella Luna, also chose the furling mainsail option. Link below to watch a video of Gord demonstrating how to deploy and furl the mainsail.

 

 

CATAMARAN CONCEPTS:

 

Boat Builders Blog

Designing & building a liveaboard blue water catamaran. Read what Antares Yachts' Head of Design Ted Clements has to say about boat design, hydrodynamics, stability on a catamaran and more. Link for more at Catamaran Concepts→

 

ANTARES YACHTS SELLS FACTORY DIRECT

Factory Direct

By dealing directly with us you form a relationship with the builder and you avoid paying useless brokerage commissions.

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Fish Tales & Lively Seas in the Chesapeake

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.


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Antares 44i: Best Boat for Globe Girdling?

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.

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