The Antares 8 is a multi-programme motor cruiser for day outings, fishing trips, and cruising with the family. Living on board is sheer pleasure as she has a large saloon in the wheelhouse with a panoramic view. Extremely well-designed, she has clever modular fittings
to make life on board much simpler.

Naval designer : BENETEAU POWER

Exterior design

Designed by Sarrazin Design, in collaboration with Beneteau Powerboats, the Antares 8 has a semi-displacement hull with a classic timeless profile. The deck plan offers a large cockpit saloon for 4 people. This can be converted into a sun-lounger as well as a semi-open forward pulpit.  Focussing on the pleasure of living on board, the Antares has a slatted natural colour solid wood aft swim platform (on option).

Interior design

With an extensive view of the sea, the wheelhouse saloon can be converted in to a double berth, designed for life on board on a cruise. The fitted galley faces the saloon. The fore cabin has a king-size bed, a hanging locker and an adjoining bathroom. The comfort is surprising for a boat of this size. On board the Antares 8, the walnut wood was chosen for its bright modernity and matches the beige shades of upholstery, creating a cosy and contemporary atmosphere. 

Simply quintessential

Smallest of the Antares inboard range, the fittings and modularity of this 8-metre motor cruiser is full of surprises.



The Antares 8 saloon is bright and easily adapted. It can be set up with facing seats and be converted into a double berth (2 m x 1.20 m). It has a co-pilot seat to share the pleasure of driving. A roof hatch optimizes ventilation.


The Antares 8 has a small fitted galley: stainless steel sink, laminated worktop, 2 burner gas hob, drawer for storage, and a 42 L icebox (refrigerated on option).


The spacious cockpit (2.40 m x 1.85 m / 7’10” x 6’1”) has a saloon seating 4 people. This can be converted into a sun-lounger.  It has a large locker for stowage.


Length Overall


8.23 m

Beam overall


2.79 m

Lightship Displacement

5,402 lbs

2 451 kg

Fuel Capacity

74 US Gal

280 L

Water Capacity

26 US Gal

100 L

Max. engine power

1 x 250 HP

CE Certification



  • CE Certification C8/ D8.
  • Raymarine electronics pack.
  • Cockpit saloon seating 4 people, converting into a sun-lounger (L 1.64 m x w 1.12m).
  • TOYOTA (Nanni) T4 200 (200 HP) engine offered.
  • Roff hatches.
  • Slatted solid natural wood swim platform (option).
  • Fitted galley. Stainless steel sink – 2-burner gas hob – drawer storage – icebox (fridge on option).
  • Saloon (4 people) converts into double berth.
  • Forward/back adjustable driving seat.
  • Storage under driver's seat.



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