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Old 08-02-2015, 07:44   #1
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My Favourite... but

I am a newbie but have spent some months looking into my "ultimate" cat and to be honest the Antares 44 so far has my vote.

My "problem" is that I've only seen one from afar and have no experience aboard and Antares seem not to have any plans to show their boat in Europe. Does anyone know any charter companies that offer the Antares 44i as I would love to try before I buy.

Also.. to be honest I started liking a 58' and have posted some things about alternatives and most seem to be bigger than 44'... I'd like any comments owners have about the available space (there's only going to be 2-3 aboard for 95% of the time but we are going to be true liveaboarders)

comments/suggestions please
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Re: My Favourite... but

Heath68,
The Antares 44i "Calypso" will be at the boat show">Miami boat show next week.
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The Antares 44i "Calypso" will be at the Miami boat show next week.
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Thanks.. I think I saw somewhere that it would be.. sadly Miami isn't too near lil ol UK... like I said anywhere in Europe would be OK.. the US is a little far to just take a look. I'd charter anywhere but I'd prefer not to go half way round the world just to look.
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Thanks.. I think I saw somewhere that it would be.. sadly Miami isn't too near lil ol UK... like I said anywhere in Europe would be OK.. the US is a little far to just take a look. I'd charter anywhere but I'd prefer not to go half way round the world just to look.
Hi Heath,

Then I guess coming to Oz to see this is out of the question???

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Hi Heath,

Then I guess coming to Oz to see this is out of the question???

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Probably at this stage but to be honest that is a lovely looking boat! I like the protected helm, it looks very stylish. I am particularly impressed by the heads layout as the Antares seems only to offer heads beyond cabins and only 2 of them for 3 cabins... which means if anyone gets caught short in the night they have to walk past others who are fast asleep.. (space - something no one on the forum has gone into)

I also like the fact its not on saildrives.. I'm not a huge fan of dagger boards as I've never sailed with them and am not convinced their advantages outweigh the disadvantages. Thank you for that.. I'll certainly keep an eye on it.
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