The New Antares 12 Perfect for Canadian Waters

Beneteau Antares 12
Beneteau Antares 12

July 11, 2024

The French boating giant, Beneteau, has extended its line of enclosed weekenders with the Antares 12, which builds on the DNA of the historic range and takes flavours from the Swift Trawler. The stunner was intro’d at boot last February.

The Antares 12 standard edition comes with twin 400hp Mercury Verado V10s, a first for this class of yacht, according to Beneteau. The Antares 12 can even fit three outboards, so owners have the option of upgrading to triple 300hp Mercury Verado V8s offering a whopping 900hp.

The skipper can drive from either the saloon or the flybridge, while technology includes the option of a Seakeeper gyro and Groupe Beneteau’s Seanapps system, which keeps owners connected to their boat.

The Antares 12 is also a great day boat for fun trips with friends or comfortable getaways with the family. The boat has three outdoor lounge areas: the aft cockpit protected by a long hardtop characteristic of the line, the forward sun pad with an adjustable backrest and a vast flybridge with a corner sofa and a fully fitted outdoor galley cabinet.

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