A buddy of mine had an Antares
and cruised throughout the Caribbean
and up the East coast
, he felt that it was a great boat
. My wife and I joined him for two weeks going from Dominica
, very comfortable accommodations and loved the enclosed cockpit
. I also joined him to help him bring it up from the Bahamas offshore
and as a monohull
sailor, it took a little while to get used to the wave slap and the jerky motion, but the trade
offs are superior liveability.
One issue that I know of is that the boats equipped with the Volvo
diesels had issues, but on the upside, Volvo
replaced both engines under warranty!