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Old 07-10-2015, 10:40   #316
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Heath, the 2007 model has $150k worth of extras in preparation for a world cruise.


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Heath, the 2007 model has $150k worth of extras in preparation for a world cruise.


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Wow! That is a lot of extra's on an already well equipped boat... I wasn't comparing.. i thought they were actually like buses (English expression about none around for a while then two turn up at once!).

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There are now three used Antares 44's on the market:
* 2013: $1,025k
* 2012: $899k
*2007: $745k

Unusual to see any let alone three at one time !


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pre-owned Antares - down to two, the 2007 was under offer in 4 hours


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Old 11-10-2015, 00:35   #320
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Re: Saba 50 vs Antares

Where are the other two being advertised?
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Old 11-10-2015, 03:12   #321
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Where are the other two being advertised?
If you look earlier in the thread you should see the links

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Re: Saba 50 vs Antares

I own Pdq 3697 the one with boards and spent a lot of time around PDQ when the 42/44 where being built. I will not speak to post PDQ, 44s but I know a little about the originals.
They where meant to be the Hinkley of cats, never meant for charter always meant for comfortable cruising with reasonable performance sailed by a couple.
While looks are personal, when you start to look closely at some of the details, the boat looks better. For instance the rather vertical windows at the front of the saloon which are protected by an eyebrow, keeps the cabin cool and protects the adhesive from Uv. Every privilege I saw in the Caribbean last winter had canvas on those near horizontal windows.
Engines under floor keeps weight out of transom which allows for slimmer sterns which means in a large following sea the boat will track better.
I match raced the President of Pdq on a pair 44s on lake Ontario. They where nimble fun to sail and very responsive,in fact I even managed to tack and leebow the other boat. The drive shaft steering is very sensitive and good to use.
Galley down allows for wider decks and a more open space in the saloon.
It also means much less movement ion a seaway.
My father always said a warm crew ois happy crew and the cockpit on the 44 really does that well
If the boat seems a little high think about the two key dimensions. First comes bridgedeck clearance and then the height of a person, I think a lot of designers are selling out on the former so as to keep the profile down .
I wanted one, it was the dream boat for my wife and me even oif she was not keen on the looks. It did not fit our budget so we got an Outremer 45. Lots of clearance, wide decks, galley down,skinny hulls and skegs and a lot of deck to clean
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Rumbline are the brokers for the other two Antares, you can find them on yachtworld.com



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I plan to spend a good deal of time exploring the Antares at Miami next year... having never been aboard I think it will put many questions to bed.
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Re: Saba 50 vs Antares

This A44 just popped up.
2012 Antares Yachts Buenos Aires Argentina 44i sailboat for sale in Florida

Is it the same 2012 boat that was talked about here before? I can't keep these straight. So many Antares, so little time.........
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Bella Luna has been for sale by owner since May but not actively marketed.


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The other two A44i's on the market are Calypso and Ona.
The 2007 was sold (pending) in 4 hours at the Annapolis show.


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The other two A44i's on the market are Calypso and Ona.
The 2007 was sold (pending) in 4 hours at the Annapolis show.


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I can't see me getting so carried away with any cat I see at Miami to make me put a deposit down on one... I'll need to sail the one I'm ordering before I do. You are stuck with your purchase for a long time so it needs to "feel" right.
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