Antares 8

Designed for powerful, elegant and versatile boating adventures
Starting at US$ 89,000 (excl. taxes)*

*Hull price without engine. MSRP. Value-Added Tax is subject to change, according to the country of purchase. For pricing information, availability and product specifications, please contact your dealer for more information.

The new ANTARES 8 promises an unprecedented experience for lovers of nautical pursuits and fishing enthusiasts. Experience innovation and versatility, paired with maximum comfort and the trademark style and elegance synonymous with a brand trusted by avid boaters worldwide. The sleek, stunning, and sporty design of ANTARES 8, combined with an impressive 250-horsepower engine, guarantees you the ultimate recreational boating experience. Choose between our Cruising and Fishing ANTARES 8 models. The ANTARES 8 is designed for passionate and demanding boaters who value performance, modernity, comfort, and safety.

NAVAL ARCHITECT : BENETEAU POWERBOATS
INTERIOR DESIGN : SARRAZIN DESIGN
Development : BENETEAU POWERBOATS

Exceptionally spacious and modular : perfect for family adventures

DESIGN FEATURES OF THE OUTSTANDING NEW ANTARES 8

This exceptional vessel handles marvelously in any situation. Whether you’re cruising with family and friends or in search of the big one, you can rest assured that you will do so in comfort, elegance, and total safety. This unique, sleek and elegant leisure craft is loaded with outstanding features to enhance your boating experience. The ANTARES 8 is comfortably spacious, accommodating up to 9 passengers. It boasts a wide starboard walkway designed to make it easier and safer when you move around the boat. The twin aft platforms for safe boarding doubles as a swim platform and there is a spacious sun pad that you and your family can enjoy.

The ANTARES 8 retains the tulip-shaped hull design that is the flagship feature of the ANTARES iconic range, giving it excellent stability on the water and the ability to withstand and handle itself well in all conditions. The modular cockpit in the stern guarantees the crew optimal comfort. Another outstanding feature is the ergonomically designed helm station which has room for an optional 12-inch Garmin multifunction display. With its powerful 250-horsepower engine, the ANTARES 8 can reach a top speed of 35 knots, making it the perfect boat for day outings, fishing trips, and cruising with the family.

Clever design that is perfect for cruising

The ANTARES 8 is packed with extra practical features that will leave you wanting nothing. With BENETEAU, you can always count on elegance, style, comfort, and safety. A new feature we’re sure you’ll appreciate is the removable tabletop which converts the bench seat in the cockpit, the folding bench seat in the port freeboard, and the bench seat backing onto the tinted window in the salon into a spacious sunbathing area or provides passengers with comfortable seating, perfect for a sociable meal or sunset cocktails. Another handy feature is the rear bench seat designed to provide additional storage, while the bench opposite can house a cooler to keep food and drink chilled during longer trips. The ANTARES 8 has additional storage space in the bottom of the cockpit where you can store additional gear and safety equipment. The roof rack is ideal for storing all the equipment essential to leisure activities, whether at sea or ashore, such as a kayak, paddleboards, or some bikes. All of these features and more make ANTARES 8 the perfect weekender.

DESIGNED FOR COMFORTABLE ONBOARD LIVING - IDEAL FOR FAMILY CRUISES

The ANTARES 8 is packed with exclusive features that make coastal cruising a delightful adventure. This boat will win you over with its elegant design, cozy interiors, top-end fixtures, and fittings. From the sophisticated upholstery to the swiveling captain’s chair and the adjustable co-pilot’s seats, which can be tilted to face either the salon or out to sea, this vessel is cleverly designed and ideal for family cruises. The large tinted windows provide breathtaking sea views while keeping the interior well-lit and ventilated. The salon is both elegant and practical, and the interior fittings on the ANTARES 8 include a galley area with a fridge and a choice of a gas or an electric cooktop.

The ANTARES 8 can also be equipped with air-conditioning, perfect for keeping the boat cool during hot spells when berthed and even when out at sea, due to its powerful lithium batteries. This is an exceptional feature on a boat this size. We’ve designed the ANTARES 8 with two double berths, one in the cabin and another in the wheelhouse, with room for an extra single berth or additional storage in the cleverly designed space under the salon. The ANTARES 8 is completed by the bathroom with its excellent headroom. We’ve left nothing out, it's a truly unique and elegant boat that is a sheer pleasure to live on.

POWER AND ELEGANCE: THE ULTIMATE STYLISH RECREATIONAL BOATING EXPERIENCE

Manufacturing quality sailboats and powerboats for over 130 years, we’ve stayed ahead of the game by always putting innovation, performance, seaworthiness, quality, and safety at the heart of our business. The ANTARES 8 perpetuates the signature features of BENETEAU’s long-standing expertise in building innovative, high-performance, family-friendly boats. Choose between our Cruising and Fishing ANTARES 8 models.

SAFE AND SEAWORTHY - A PLEASURE TO DRIVE

Every aspect of the ANTARES 8 has been designed so you experience the utmost comfort and safety aboard, whether cruising or fishing.

A flagship feature of the ANTARES range, the tulip-shaped hull design provides stability on the water and ensures the ANTARES 8 is able to handle itself marvelously in all conditions. A comfortably spacious design and starboard walkway make mobility on deck easier and safer. 

ANTARES 8 FISHING IS FITTED OUT WITH FISHING ENTHUSIASTS IN MIND

If you have your heart set on a top-of-the-line fishing boat, then the ANTARES 8 deserves your attention. Designed with fishing trips in mind, everything is perfectly crafted and designed, right down to the smallest detail, starting an open cockpit that makes it easier to move around the boat. The rear bench seat has been replaced by a fishing station that comes with professional-grade rod holders.

In addition to the recirculating live well tank, this Fishing version also has three storage compartments under the cockpit sole, one of which can be used as a fish box. Rod holders are fitted into the freeboards, as well as on the roof’s hardtop.

Equipped With SEANAPPS

The easiest way to keep your boat safe and ready to cruise anytime.

The new Seanapps app is the ultimate solution to help you indulge your passion for boating. With the touch of your finger, you can easily connect, monitor and order services for your boat – from routine maintenance, to requesting a wash or fuel or having us complete a repair.

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Specifications

The information below is intended for general informational purposes only and is subject to change without notice and does not constitute a contractual agreement. Any descriptions, representations, or statements made in this document are not to be considered binding unless explicitly stated otherwise in a formal contractual agreement.

Length Overall

26’5’’

8.06 m

Beam overall

9’2’’

2.8 m

Light displacement

5,609 lbs

2 545 kg

Air Draft Max

7’8’’

2.33 m

Draft Min

2’

0.6 m

Draft Max

2’7’’

0.8 m

Fuel Capacity

90 US Gal

340 L

Water Capacity

26 US Gal

100 L

Max. engine power

250 HP

250 CV

Cabin Number

2

CE Certification

C9 / D9

Profiles

Layouts

Exterior
Wheelhouse
Cabin

Exterior

  • New wet storage
  • 3 storage compartments in cockpit floor
  • Large protected wheelhouse
  • Roof racks
  • Larger stratboard sidedeck
  • Bow sunpad

Wheelhouse

  • Modular salon seating
  • Equipped galley
  • New pivoting pilot seat
  • New integrated helm station

Cabin

  • New storage space with mattress option
  • Head with shower option
  • Forward double berth

Partners

Mercury

SUZUKI

GARMIN

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