2012 Beneteau Antares 780 powered by a Suzuki 150hp 4-Stroke
Originally built for the London 2012 Olympics, the boat has since been lightly used in and around the Solent for family day trips.
The Beneteau Antares 780 offers flexible family cruising in comfort, with accommodation comprising of a good-sized double bed in the bow, with comfortable cushions and plenty of space for two adults. To starboard is a shelving, conveniently located and useful for storing clothes, phones and iPads and a hanging locker. A double mains power socket has also been added for running mains powered appliances when connected to shore power. To port, on the dinette bulkhead, is an LCD TV on an articulated arm. The forward berth is bathed in light from an opening porthole to port side, and an opening foredeck hatch above. There is also a large mirror on the forward bulkhead.
Further aft, and to starboard is a good-sized separate heads compartment with a wooden door. The heads compartment comprises of a sea toilet, seacocks, and a useful shelving unit for storage. There is also an opening porthole for ventilation and light. Finally, above is a hatch for access into the back of the console for wiring and fuses.
The dinette area provides comfortable seating for 4 adults, the cushions are presented in excellent condition. The wooden table is removable, should you require more space in the cabin. The wheelhouse windows flood the wheelhouse with light, the side windows slide open to provide ventilation on hot summer days. There is a sliding roof hatch, with black out blind for overnight and shade from the heat.
The helm has a large bolster seat with plenty of support and well positioned. A wooden steering wheel, Suzuki engine controls and instrumentation, Garmin VHF radio, Lowrance GPS chartplotter and fishfinder, stereo system, and switch panel. Under the helm seat is a 12v marine fridge, a storage cupboard, sink with tap and another mains power socket.
Finally the aft cockpit includes the U-shaped seating option, providing seat cushions all round the cockpit for at least 6 adults. There is a removable cockpit table for al-fresco dining. Below the deck is a large cockpit locker with access to the fuel tank, batteries and boat rigging. The optional aft bathing platforms are fitted along with a boarding ladder, which make watersports and swimming much easier. Aft rod holders are also fitted for some casual fishing. The boat is also fitted with an electric anchor windlass, an essential option on these boats.
Full specification includes:
Suzuki DF150 4-stroke outboard engine
Sliding wheelhouse hatch with black out blind and fly screen
Pressurised water system with galley sink
Lowrance HDS-7 GPS plotter and fishfinder
Lowrance stereo system
Garmin VHF 200i VHF DSC radio
Electric anchor windlass with helm control
Shore power with additional sockets in the cabin and galley
12v TV in the forward cabin
Aft cockpit saloon seating and table
Saloon seating with wooden table
Aft bathing platforms with teak and ladder
Antifouling – new December 2023.
A family weekender that's ready for the water. Plenty of accommodation onboard with all the conveniences you and the family could need for a weekend away.
Now ashore in Lymington, recently valeted and antifouled.