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Easy on the eye avant-garde design. 

PLAYING WITH SHADOW AND LIGHT

The Sarrazin Design office has been established in Vendée for nearly 30 years, just a short distance from Beneteau’s headquarters. It has contributed to the aesthetic and functional success of thousands of products in a variety of sectors, such as the automobile, transport, health, special product, and, of course, the nautical industry.

Patrice Sarrazin : We work on products and materials with light and shadow. I believe that it is crucial to stay keen and I love to go to trade shows to keep my ears open! To be good at this job, you also need to be a dreamer and rejuvenate your vision. Sometimes I’m also slightly idealistic! But, industrial design primarily involves respecting people around you. Observing, listening, understanding needs requires unbroken attention. Whatever the product, it must live with the light, its material, its beauty and its reliability. And it must be constantly pleasant to behold. Creative imagination can sometimes be completely off the wall, out of curiosity and passion. Ideas need to be filtered many times, to take shape and become reality and one such filter is the restrictions. This is what improves them and results in their creation. So it is with Beneteau’s marketing and technical teams that we fulfil our dreams, acting on our vision and turning our projects into reality. We work on everything located above the waterline. Every part on a boat is technically very sophisticated and the specifications are highly specialised. However, we must not be led away from our mission, which remains, above all, “to create style”. Initially, people come to see us for our “artist’s touch”, the stroke of our pen, and inspiration. Then, and only then, comes the CAD modelling and we must take all the details you do not see into consideration, such as the many elements and technical accessories that you find inside a boat, the size of the engine, etc. Finally, we dwell on the main details. However, there should be no insignificant details in design. They give the project coherence and the feeling that the object is well-designed. This can be the choice of materials, fabrics, and upholstery, but also types of seams, yarn colour, down to the small edging that emphasises a curtain’s line. 

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PROJECTS BY SARRAZIN DESIGN

The first time we worked with Beneteau dates back to the year 2000. Our job was to create two very different boats on the basis of the same hull: the Antares 12 (which would become the Antares 42 with an evolution in style) was aimed at cruising, and the Flyer 12, which was sportier and a more stylish boat. The strong connections forged with the powerboat design office at Beneteau then led the office, managed by Patrice Sarrazin, to design the entire Antares range (inboard and outboard) and Barracuda range. 

Patrice Sarrazin : The creation of the Barracuda range was a wonderful challenge and we have just completed the last model. I remember the meeting with Beneteau, during which we found the name of this new range. “Barracuda”: an awe-inspiring, powerful and noble fish. The boat would be a winner; determined and powerful. These are powerful moments in the creation process.

Conceptions

Antares 42

Antares 42

The Antares 42 is perfectly designed for family cruising and offers plenty of space, with a beautifully designed saloon with facing seats that can be converted into a double berth, an enormous flybridge, two double cabins, two bathrooms, and all this on one of the best hulls on the market.

Antares 36

Antares 36

The Antares 36 focuses on pleasure underway and at anchor and has a generous flybridge offering a second driving station, a real lounge and a sunbathing area. The interior fittings are designed to be convivial and highly functional, to enjoy a family cruising program in complete safety. Her flared-out hull cuts comfortably through all types of sea with remarkable stability. 

Antares 32

Antares 32

Loyal to the spirit of the range, the Antares 32 is an exceptionally seaworthy family motor cruiser.  Her hull is designed to withstand the test of time and cut through the sea, making her ideal for cruising. On board, the motor cruiser has a striking amount of living space. Safe and comfortable, this is a reliable boat that will take you to new places.

Antares 30 S

Antares 30 S

Classic and timeless, the Antares 30S easily adapts to different boating programmes. She is a safe and comfortable motor cruiser. Loyal to the range, her hull is designed for excellent sea-keeping, making the Antares 30S particularly reliable. She has a surprising amount of space on board for relaxing or sharing with family and friends and you will eagerly travel even greater distances at sea.

Antares 30

Antares 30

The Antares 30 is the range’s first Flybridge motor cruiser offering a program geared towards cruising. Apart from its great sea-keeping, a feature of the whole Antares range, the living space for this size of boat cannot be matched. Its fittings are highly functional making life on board easy and pleasant. 

ANTARES 11 FLY

ANTARES 11 FLY

With a length overall of 11 metres, the flagship of the Antares line is the perfect illustration of a family cruiser. Stylish and contemporary, the powerboat focuses on space, comfort and safety. The flybridge of the Antares 11 FLY blends seamlessly into the powerboat's profile and is the perfect way to enjoy the thrills of outdoor boating.

ANTARES 11

ANTARES 11

With a length overall of 11 metres, the new flagship of the Antares fleet is the perfect illustration of a family cruiser. Safe, ideal for cruising, and seaworthy, the contemporary design of this powerboat focuses on comfort and space, as well as safety and innovation.

Antares 8.80

Antares 8.80

Easy comfortable cruising! The Antares 8.80 has plenty to offer: a spacious saloon, a real owner’s cabin, separate bathroom, a second double cabin, and an Airstep© hull that means that she has excellent seakeeping, making her really seaworthy. 

Antares 8

Antares 8

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.

Antares 7.80

Antares 7.80

The Antares 7.80 is the ideal boat for quick day breaks or short cruises. Comfortable, smart and functional, the design focusses on ergonomics and layout to make life easy on board. This is a versatile multi-programme boat that will adapt well to all your get-away trips. 

Antares 6.80

Antares 6.80

Classic, unique and reassuring, the Antares 6.80 was designed to make every get-away a unique moment of pleasure. This motorboat carries up to 7 people on board. The layout of her cockpit and wheelhouse are what really stand out. Created with modularity in mind, the Antares 6.80 optimizes spaces and provides each of its passengers with maximum comfort and safety.

Antares 5.80

Antares 5.80

This range-entry fisher cruiser (along with the Antares 6.80, Antares 7.80 and Antares 8.80) is a serious alternative to an open hull and offers greater habitability: she boasts clever fittings in the cabin and offers unrivalled comfort on a boat this size. Enjoy the pleasure of safe sailing in all seasons. 

Barracuda 9 (2015)

Barracuda 9 (2015)

The Barracuda 9 combines innovative design, speed, performance and safety all at once. This sport fisher enjoys perfectly controlled power and her interior is designed for cruising. This makes her a particularly attractive choice.

Barracuda 8

Barracuda 8

The Barracuda 8 is a highly seaworthy sport fishing boat, thanks to the latest generation of Airstep ® hull. She is protected and also very spacious and welcoming.  A fisher and an adventurer, her Scandinavian spirit makes her perfect for any kind of break.

Barracuda 7 (2012)

Barracuda 7 (2012)

With an attractive wheelhouse, the Barracuda 7 sport fishing boat combines comfort and speed and will take you anywhere on water safely.  With a top speed of 35 knots, this seaworthy boat is easy to use and drive to wherever the shoals of fish are located.