FACTS FOR THE SERIOUS LIVEABOARD
9. Stowage – more is better
Antares offers more interior and exterior stowage capacity than any boat its size.
Go ahead and pack more than one good outfit. The master suite has 2 full-sized closets – not just hanging lockers as found on most other catamarans.
The entire starboard hull is designed as an extension of the master suite and includes 13 cupboards, 6 drawers in the wardrobe, laundry hamper, and a private head with a true household-size shower.
Because we are not trying to cram the boat full of beds and heads, we are able to offer guest cabins that could easily be mistaken for the master suite. Each cabin has ample stowage for your guests’ needs. And because the engines are not placed under the bed, there is plenty of space to store infrequently used items below the mattresses.
The Antares large kitchen has plenty of cupboards and drawers to keep all your galley needs within reach. The custom-made large capacity fridge and freezer are also essential for a liveaboard sailor. And there’s plenty of stowage under the spacious settee for dry goods and provisions.
We have left the 2 forward lockers, which are typically assigned for extra beds on charter catamarans, empty. These watertight compartments not only provide safety at sea, but give you much needed exterior stowage for sails and other “dirty” items.
The spacious starboard forward generator locker (pictured to left) is ideal for tools, fishing rods, and large ball fenders. The forward port locker is also an ideal place to stow additional sails (pictured below).
The spacious cockpit locker has lots of room to store tools, bikes and life jackets and gives you access to the steering system, fridge/freezer compressors as well as 3 inspection hatches for the running rigging.
The transom lockers are also suitable for stowage like additional anchors, dive tanks and inflatable kayaks, and still provide space for optional dive compressors, SNUBA installations, and the standard watermaker.
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