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Old 18-11-2017, 07:09   #61
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Re: Antares 44 vs Helia 44 - help us decide?

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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.
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