There is no better testament to the Antares Catamaran’s blue water capability than the stories and adventures shared by Antares owners. From Argentina to Vanuatu and Malaysia, Brazil and the Caribbean Islands, South Africa and the Middle East, these Antares owners have sailed around the world on voyages both near and far.
Meet Mark, Sarah and their two kids, Elizabeth & Michael – they began their adventure in Argentina in December 2011 when they moved aboard their Antares Catamaran 44i s/v Field Trip
“Many times, when we tell people our crazy plans, I can just see their minds wander to a faraway island, crystal clear waters, dolphins swimming, sun shining, Margarita in hand while Jimmy Buffet plays his sweet beach melodies…Oh, the cruising life.”
Read more about their adventures as they discover new sights aboard their Antares Catamaran sailing around the world. [Link here]
Glenn and Pamela embraced their love for sailing when they moved aboard their Antares Catamaran s/v Mira in October 2017.
“We were fast approaching the empty nest stage of life and I was taking stock of all our blessings – a great family, a circle of close friends, a rewarding career, a wonderful wife, and good health. While sharing a nice bottle of wine one evening, we got to talking about our new phase of life. Pamela said ‘We’ve talked about buying a sail boat for years. What are we waiting for?’ And so, we began plotting our course to becoming sailboat owners and blue water sailors.” [Link here]
Ted, Jen, and their two daughters Katie and Grace started an adventure of a lifetime on their Antares sailing catamaran Ohana in the summer of 2018.
“After many years of planning and saving, we sold our home on land, left our jobs, and moved aboard our floating home in Argentina, where she was built. We are exploring countries and cultures around the world, and we can’t wait to share our adventures with you!”
Read more about their adventures aboard their Antares Catamaran as they discover new sights and learn about the world around them. [Link here]
This is the story of Sally & Peter from Toronto, Canada, throwing off the shackles of working life in a busy city. Peter is a life-long sailor and Sally married into it almost 30 years ago. With their children, now young adults, they loved chartering and gradually the cruising bug took hold. In 2015, they moved aboard their Antares Catamaran in Argentina and have been living aboard full-time ever since.
Milly’s blog is a fascinating look at the various destination. Sally’s keen eye for observing the unique and unusual, and her authentic voice is a pleasure to read. The blog is updated on a regular basis and shares great photography.
Read more about their adventures. [Link here]
After selling their home in the UK in 2014, Audrie, Seathan and their two sons Tyrii and Aeneas started their adventure in Marmaris, Turkey where they spent a summer in the Med before crossing the Atlantic and spending some time recovering in the Caribbean. From there they sailed to Venezuela, the ABC-islands and the San Blas Islands in Panama and traversed the Panama Canal to enter the Pacific in April 2015. After completing their longest non-stop sail from Galapagos to the Marquesas (roughly 3,000 nautical miles and 18 days), they are now in the South Pacific.
The Rehua blog is fun and insightful as they share their knowledge with us on their travel destinations and sailing adventures with the boys. [Link here]
Margy and Monty moved aboard Whistler in the spring of 2015 and they started out where many sailor’s destinations culminate – in New Zealand!
“As we approached Savusavu Bay, a pod of dolphins, maybe 20 or 30, swam up and engaged us for a few miles, dancing in our bow wake. What a wonderful welcome to Fiji! It was June 13th, and we had logged about 1400NM in eight days and seven hours.” With their maiden voyage to Fiji, they set the tone for their adventures aboard their Antares Catamaran s/v Whistler.
The Whistler blog is filled with drool-worthy photography and inspiring destinations. It also logs the many decisions made before doing any passages and is a great resource for anyone planning on taking the leap and sailing in the South Pacific. [Link here]
Ellen and Rand moved aboard their Antares in 2014 and have been on the adventure of a lifetime ever since (though we figure their lives have always been adventurous!). After spending time sailing the islands and the Caribbean, they crossed the Atlantic to sail in the Med. With a bigger vision to sail the globe, they crossed back and traversed the Panama Canal to sail the South Pacific. The one thing you should know about Rand and Ellen? They truly have a passion for the ocean and are great stewards.
The Golden Glow blog is a very useful resource for anyone looking for technical knowledge of the boat’s systems, equipment and various upgrades. That aside, it is also packed full of interesting travel information and facts about the regions travelled. There’s always something new to learn! [Link here]
When Two Fish was launched in late 2013 and set out from the Argentine factory, Jason and Gail’s first mission was to sail to her home port in New York to show off at the Manhattan Yacht Club and enjoy a few bagels! While Two Fish did sail up to NY and beyond, her sights soon became greater, exploring many unique and uncharted destinations.
While they have since moved on to new adventures, their blog is an incredible resource for anyone living on a boat. It is packed full of useful information on what it takes to live aboard a catamaran, resolving technical and maintenance issues, and of course, insightful travel observations and writing about unique places around the world.
Read more about their adventures. [Link here]
Chris and Erin are one of the original Antares Catamaran owners who, in 2006, began a journey to circumnavigate the globe. In the following five years, they sailed from Boston to the Caribbean, crossed the Panama Canal and into the South Pacific, traversed the Suez Canal and sailed the Med before heading back home. While they sailed, they documented their adventures in a fun and quirky way – inspiring many Antares owners to begin their own adventure.
While they have since moved on to other adventures, their website is still a great resource for inspiration, route planning and recipes!
Link to their website to find out more. [Link here]