The Antares 8 is an outstanding 'pocket' cruiser. Powered effortlessly by the quietly economical 200 hp Yamaha "Grace II" handles the chop with ease. An ideal weekender for a couple or a small family with all the comforts usually associated with a much larger boat. The bow thruster and responsive helm make for easy handling. Walk around side decks, substantial sea rails and high cockpit coamings contribute to crew safety. The saloon with triple leaf folding door to the cockpit includes the galley, a convertible dinette and the (serious) helm station. Forward is a private cabin (queen size bed) and bathroom compartment. There is plenty of light and good ventilation via all-around windows, hatches and ports.
The package INCLUDES a dual axle Savage Alloy Pro-series CUSTOM TRAILER with hydraulic brakes.
"Grace II" would SUIT A NEW BOAT BUYER. Call Paul to arrange an inspection.
Motor Yacht Club, Lindisfarne near Hobart TAS
27' 0" - 8.23m
Composite : Polyester resin-Fibreglass-Balsa core
Composite: Polyester resin-Fibreglass-Balsa core
200 hp Yamaha F200XLA four-stroke engine.
Electronic performance diagnostics at the helm.
53.1 as at October 31 2020
30 knots approx
Stainless steel props
The spacious cockpit is easily accessed via a boarding platform and transom gate. A full awning offers shelter, a large table, and seating aft, this is a great space for alfresco dining or just kicking back while catching a fish or two. There is a huge storage lazerette under the cockpit. 3-leaf folding doors open cockpit to the saloon (headroom 2.0m). A functional galley is to starboard located to service both the cockpit and saloon. The dinette is to port. It can be converted to provide an occasional berth. The helm or station is to starboard and features an adjustable bolster/seat, opening side window, excellent all-around vision and a comprehensive array of instruments. The 'co-pilot' seat to port can be adjusted to face forward or aft. Surround curtains provide complete privacy when at anchor. Forward is a private cabin with queen-size berth (2m x 1.6m) and toilet compartment (head) both with opening ventilation ports.
There is plenty of storage throughout to cope with all the gear required by a full crew.
A neat galley unit is located to service both saloon and cockpit. It is equipped with a two-burner gas stove, a built-in fridge and a deep Sink with pressure cold water.
Dometic 42 litre upright fridge integrated in galley.