Beneteau Antares 11 yacht tour: French sportscruiser is more than the sum of its parts

The Beneteau Antares 11 feels more than the sum of its parts and customers seem to agree. Hugo explains the star features...

Beneteau launched its Antares flagship in 2019 and we got our first chance to take a look at the 2020 Dusseldorf Boat Show.

The Beneteau Antares 11 is the first in the range to feature a folding cockpit balcony. The Antares 11 measures just over 36ft long, but as with the rest of the range it is powered by outboard engines only – in this case a pair of 300hp Suzukis that give a top speed in excess of 30 knots.

The design is a collaboration between Beneteau and Sarrazin Design offering a stylish take on the traditional sportsfisher layout.

The roofline has been extended right to the transom and asymmetric decks give a wide deep walkway to starboard, complete with a side gate in the bulwark and a helm door.

The aft seating converts to a sunbed with an angled headrest, allowing its occupants to look out over the folding terrace. Serious fishing types will also appreciate the ease with which a big catch can now be hauled on board.

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The other big win is a full-beam mid cabin with a double and a single bed and windows at both ends of the cabin – although its location under the saloon is likely to limit headroom. The owner’s cabin is forward. Both share the same large heads.

The galley is on the main deck behind the helm and opposite a dinette that converts to a further double, taking sleeping capacity to seven.

Enjoy the tour…

Beneteau Antares 11 specifications

LOA: 36ft 4in / 11.08m
Beam: 11ft 2in / 3.4m
Displacement (light): 6,103kg / 13,455lbs
Fuel capacity: 800L / 211 US gal
Water capacity: 200L / 53 US gal
Engines: Twin 300hp Suzuki outboards
CE category: B for 8 people / C for 11 people
Starting price: €162,000 (inc. VAT)


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