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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

 

 

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 Daniel, who are entering their 4th season of sailing aboard their Antares 44i s/v Cinq à Sept, to comment on the reasons why they continue to be so enthusiastic about their choice of in-mast furling on their Antares. Link here to read what they had to say.

Gord and Debbie, who have more than 10,000 nm in their wake in the first two season aboard their Antares s/v Bella Luna, also chose the furling mainsail option. Link below to watch video of Gord deploying and furling the mainsail.


 


ANTARES OWN

multihulls cover shot

Be sure to check out the latest issue of Multihulls Quarterly with a cover shot of Antares photographer Salwa Farah sailing in the Bahamas aboard s/v Ona

 

FEATURED IN BLUE WATER SAILING MAGAZINE

Feature article in Blue Water SailingACCIDENTAL CIRCUMNAVIGATION - Part 2 - Closing the gap on a seven year journey around the world

"Somewhere along the way we had lost our direction, or maybe I should say, we found our direction. We left Pensacola, Fla. aboard Miss Jody, our Antares 42 catamaran, on a six-month trip to Panama. Nearly five years later, we found ourselves in Phuket, Thailand waiting for the northeast monsoon season to make it possible to start our 4,000-mile trip to the Red Sea.

Being a reluctant sailor, it was my unfaltering confidence in my husband Ron's ability and in Miss Jody that allowed us to get as far as we had. I loved being in new anchorages and meeting new people, but when we were underway I questioned my own ability to sail the long passages. this next passage to the Arabian Sea would be yet another test for me."

Link here to download a PDF of Part 2 of Joanne Bush's article to read the riveting conclusion to their accidental circumnavigation aboard their Antares catamaran Miss Jody.

CATAMARAN CONCEPTS:

 

Boat Builders Blog

Designing and building a liveaboard blue water catamaran. Read the latest from Antares Yachts' Head of Design Ted Clements ranging from everything about designing interiors to hydrodynamics and stability on a catamaran. Link to Catamaran Concepts for more→

 

Feature article in Blue Water SailingACCIDENTAL CIRCUMNAVIGATION PART 1- A Couple's Unexpected Journey Around the World

"I would have never stepped aboard Miss Jody had I known we would end up sailing around the world. My husband Ron, a life-long sailor and racer convinced me to go cruising. Our plan was to sail as far as the San Blas islands in Panama, with the caveat that I could always go home if I didn't like it.

Don't get me wrong, I love traveling, and the opportunity to discover new places and meet new people has always been a big draw for me, but I never imagined the 'getting there' part would be by sea, and certainly not in a 42-foot catamaran."

Link here to download a PDF of Joanne Bush's article about their accidental circumnavigation aboard their Antares catamaran Miss Jody in the September issue of Blue Water Sailing magazine.

 

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Factory Direct

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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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