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.
The 2016 edition Antares 44e builds on the legacy of the world's best liveaboard with enhancements to make the Antares even more liveable. We expanded the seating area in the salon without compromising any of the storage space necessary for the liveaboard cruiser's needs.
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.