A successor to the popular Antares 10.80 - but is it as good?

Product Overview

Overall rating:

80%
Overall score:80%

Pros:

  • Easy to get around and well proportioned inside and out

Cons:

  • Poor midships cabin

Product:

Beneteau Antares 11

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£209,705.00

The Antares 11 is a brave step from Beneteau, as it’s stepping into the shoes of the very popular Antares 10.80. But this isn’t just a revamp of an old model, this is a completely new boat – from the keel up.

The Antares 11 is a smidge longer and a good foot wider than its predecessor, and the new saloon enjoys a more convivial layout. But the biggest transformation is on the flybridge, which has become so much more than just a place to site an upper helm.

The larger superstructure is apparent down below. With extra space forward for a good-sized galley opposite the helm, the saloon can enjoy full-width status with seating on both sides.

Two double cabins and a toilet compartment with separate shower cubicle complete the accommodation. In choppy testing conditions, the Antares 11’s ride proved commendably soft, however visibility from the lower helm does suffer as the wheel goes over.

The hull quickly levels up though, with a natural balance that gives just the right attitude across the water. Tested August 2009.

Verdict

The Antares 11 differs in many respects from the boat it's replacing, yet it retains all the previous model's appeal.

Details

Displacement:7.5 tonnes (loaded)
Top Speed:27 knots
Cabins:2
Fuel Capacity:140gal (640lt)
Beam:12ft 6in (3.80m)
Cruising Speed:20 knots
Water Capacity:70gal (320lt)
Air Draught:15ft 5in (4.70m)
RCD Category:B
Length Overall:37ft 3in (11.35m)
Engines:twin Volvo D4-260hp diesels