Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 18-11-2017, 07:09   #61
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 4
Re: Antares 44 vs Helia 44 - help us decide?

Originally Posted by Heath68 View Post
Hi JoJo, you may not have had much response to your question as the answer is everything!
Apart from the glossy wooden interior they are worlds apart on so many things. There is not much Antares compares to as it steadfastly refused to conform to more modern design considerations. 90% of modern 44 sized cats have galley up, 95% have saildrives (I prefer the alternatives), 90% have 1* ensuites per berth or Jack n Jill arrangements, but 90% don't match the quality of unit fit and finish (imo) and most similarly sized cats don't have the pricetag. That said most competitors have protected their helm more and brought lines back to a single (ish) point... I really like the Antares but wouldn't buy one in its current guise.
From what I've learned, the hull design of the Majestic is even older, based on a monohull design dating back more than 25 years. They are larger and offer more personal space than the Antares, but are priced similarly. Can't find any info on how well they sail since the majority are purchased by charter companies.

After seeing many youtube videos, it appears the FP build quality isn't all that great compared to several other brands, but it's priced more affordable.

Once again, thanks for your opinion on the subject.

jojolimited is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lagoon 440/450 VS FP Helia/Salina VS Leopard/Other? Help needed! Magor Multihull Sailboats 48 16-10-2013 08:39
Two Evils - Please Help Me Decide anjou Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 34 15-03-2010 21:16
Help Me Decide on a Cruising Boat largodelight Monohull Sailboats 19 05-02-2010 19:22

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:15.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.