At Antares, our standards are high and everything is standard. From a watermaker and washer and dryer, to a full suite of cruising laminate sails and integrated 1200-watt solar panels, the Antares comes standard with high-quality components. But look beyond the standard B&G Electronics and Harken powered winches and you will find numerous details and decisions that go into the design and build that are at the foundation of what makes Antares the World’s Best Liveaboard.
When comparing one catamaran to another, you need to look beyond the length and number of heads and beds you get for the price. After all, there is little value in having additional heads and a lounger on the foredeck if they’re going to drive you to your wits end from squeaking joinery, or even worse, if you find yourself at the transom of your boat trying to trouble-shoot an engine issue – in the middle of the ocean – in the middle of the night.
Before making an important decision on your next catamaran, here are the top 10 features you need to consider when choosing a true blue water, circumnavigation-class cruising catamaran.