We don’t use unprotected spade rudders to cut costs. Our fully skegged rudders are far more robust and are critical on a circumnavigation class yacht.
In real world cruising there are crab traps, fishing lines, logs and rocky seabeds, this means that the rudder needs to be protected. At Antares, we’ve done just that.
The engineered rudders on the Antares catamaran are custom built. The two sides of the rudder are constructed from fiberglass with a core center. This core center significantly reduces the weight of the rudders.