Beneteau / Sarrazin design, built by Beneteau in 2006. Well known for her good sea keeping abilities, the Antares 12 is a rugged, but stylish looking twin diesel flybridge cruiser, ideal for both cruising and sea fishing. Practical features include the large draining aft cockpit with stern gate to bathing platform and wide side decks. The flybridge has two seats at aft end plus sun loungers forward. Internally there is accommodation for 4 in two good cabins plus a further double berth in the cockpit which has a fold out double bed. The new cockpit cover has internal curtains should the cockpit be used for sleeping. She is in fantastic condition and a full survey report is available from 2013. The owner may consider taking a part-exchange.
Steel blue and white GRP chined hull with white transom and recessed propeller runs. Twin rudders with hydraulic steering from lower helm and flybridge. White GRP deck with raised gunwhales. White GRP superstructure and flybridge. Moulded in non slip deck surfaces. Deep self draining aft cockpit with teak capping to cockpit coamings and laid teak sole. Door to GRP bathing platform with laid teak. Structural internal GRP moulding with Alpi fruit tree coloured varnished internal joinery.
Fuel - 760 litres in four stainless tanks new 2013 now with inspection and access hatches.
Water - 320 litres in one rigid plastic tank.
25 litre callorifier with immersion heater.
2 x Volvo D6- 370 24 valve six cylinder 370hp common rail injection turbocharged aftercooled diesel engines with dual station single lever electronic drive controls. Approx 412 engine hours. Engines fitted beneath saloon in a sound deadened compartment. Close circuit cooling with heat exchangers and wet exhausts. Hurth reversing reduction gearbox's with shaft driven four bladed fixed pitch propellers. Dual station ignition panels with rev counter, oil pressure, temp, and voltmeters. Fuel gauge. Engine extraction fans.
Cruising speed 20 knots @ 35 litres / hr / engine – max approx 29k.
Volvo electric trim tabs with dual station controls.
Maxpower bow thruster with dual controls.
Seawater deck wash pump.
12v systems 2 x 140ah engine start and 4 x 120ah service batteries isolated with switched link. 12v distribution board with circuit breakers. Alternator charging. 12v interior and cockpit lights, navigation lights including bow, stern, steaming and anchor lights. 3 x windscreen wipers. 12v horn.
240v shore power system Ring main with sockets below, 240v immersion heater in hot water tank and 40 amp battery charger. Shore power lead.
Manual and two electric bilge pumps. Engine room fire extinguisher system actuated from helm.
For 4-6. Good headroom throughout.
Forward cabin - large central double bed, lockers, drawers with hidden stowage under, opening deck hatch, hull ports.
Heads compartment – en suite to port with access door from cabin. Glass wash ash basin on vanity unit with separate toilet/shower compartment. Electrically operated sea discharge marine toilet. Shower in separate compartment with overboard waste pump, access to services locker.
Twin cabin - to port with good size double berth, hanging locker and storage below berths. Opening hull port and en suite heads with glass wash basin, H&C pressure water, shower and good stowage.
Saloon with steps up from lower lobby, storage under – twin helm seat to starboard. C shaped seating to stbd with lockers outboard and below. Settee to port.
Galley to port under folding lift up work surface, stainless steels sink, ENO gas cooker with two burners. 12v front opening fridge. 240v microwave oven. Storage lockers below work surface. Beneteau crockery and cutlery.
Access to cockpit at rear via double sliding glazed doors.
Water system - Hot & cold pressurised system, heated by engine calorifier and 240v immersion heater with H&C transom shower.
Blue leather upholstery in saloon and Zoe beige fabric in cabins with beige vinyl deck cushions upholstery and matching curtains to saloon.
Fitted carpets to saloon and cabins with tweed in saloon.
VDO Stereo radio/CD player with speakers in saloon, cockpit and on fly bridge.
Opening side windows to port & starboard of saloon.
Eberspacher D5 diesel fired warm air cabin heating system.
At lower helm -
Plastimo Offshore 90 steering compass. Raymarine E120 radar/ chart plotter/speed/depth. ICOM IC-M601 DSC VHF R/T. Autohelm 6001 AP built in autopilot with Smart remote control.
At upper Helm -
Plastimo Offshore 90 steering compass, autopilot controls, E80 radar/chart/plotter/speed/depth, engine controls and instrumentation, bow thruster and trim tab controls.
Stainless steel safety rail from bow to cockpit, bow roller with anchor clamp, bow, stern and spring mooring cleats, grab rails either side of wheelhouse, fold down swim ladder on swim platform, ladder up to flybridge with teak treads, radar arch, hand rails round fly bridge and windscreen frame. Hot & cold cockpit shower. Draining anchor locker. Self stowing Delta bower anchor, chain and warp. Electric anchor winch with up and down controls. Wide side decks with raised gunwhales and teak cap rails. Deep self draining aft cockpit with stern bench folding out to sun bed, two access hatches to lazarette, engine room access hatch and door to teak laid bathing platform with small locker for kedge.
Pedestal to port in cockpit with lifting top with 240v griddle under and 240v fridge / ice maker below. Gas bottle locker with one bottle. Fenders and assorted mooring warps. Flybridge cover new 2013.
The Antares 12 is an extremely pretty vessel with excellent performance and incredibly easy to handle. They have plenty of sun bathing areas, wide side decks for easy access fwd and sumptuous accommodation for four in two double cabins, each with its own head plus the aft cockpit seat folds down to become an extra double bed if required. The cockpit cover (which has matching blue curtains if required for additional sleeping), flybridge cover and window covers were all new in 2013 and made by Dolphin Sails.
“Sea Monkey” has been based locally with two owner’s since new. The present owner has only logged 30 hours this year. She has been lightly used for local cruising but mostly day cruises with the owners rarely staying aboard.
A superb fast cruiser and well worth viewing.
In this instance Fox’s Yacht Sales are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor has provided the information enclosed and whilst we endeavour to ensure the accuracy, the details are believed to be correct but are not guaranteed. Any prospective purchaser is advised to check the boat specification thoroughly and to employ at their expense a qualified marine surveyor and/or engineer to check the specification and condition of this craft and its equipment.
Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 8SA