Antares 8 - Perfect Entry Level Cabin Cruiser

Antares 8 - Perfect Entry Level Cabin Cruiser

Naval Architect – Beneteau Power
Design – Sarrazin Design

Key features :

  • Semi-displacement hull
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Bow thruster
  • Large cockpit saloon with seating for four people
  • Saloon converts to a double berth
  • Panoramic views from cockpit
  • Raymarine electronics pack
  • Fitted galley with two burner gas hob
  • Optional slatted solid wood swim platform

One of the most popular models of the Beneteau inboard power range, the Antares 8 is an affordable entry level cabin cruiser. It’s the perfect introduction to coastal cruising, great for fishing trips and fun family days out on the water.

Don’t let the size fool you; this versatile eight metre motor cruiser is full of surprises. Beneteau have optimised space on board with comfortable seating for four in the saloon, plenty of storage and a dinette that converts into a second double berth.

The Antares 8 is characterised by her sleek and modern lines by Sarrazin Design. The new tulip shaped hull design creates a safe, sprayless ride as the hull deflects waves and cuts through choppy water providing maximum stability and safety at sea.

This offshore performer is responsive at the helm and has a top speed of 20 knots. And to make your boating life simple, the bow thruster allows for easy manoeuvring and docking.

On Deck

On Deck

The cockpit is well equipped with an L-shape couch that converts to a sunlounger and there’s an extra sunbathing area on the foredeck for sun lovers!

Entry to the wheelhouse is through a large double sliding glass door. You’ll be amazed at the exceptional visibility and panoramic views from the helm position, thanks to the surrounding glass windscreen. There is also an option for a sliding roof for extra brightness and ventilation.

Choose the optional aft wooden swim platform to make access to the water super easy.



The Antares 8 interior has a modern contemporary feel with a touch of luxury thanks to the mix of walnut wood and beige upholstery.

The large cockpit saloon is spacious and bright. It comfortably seats four with the option to lower the dinette and convert it into a second double berth.

You’ll be surprised at the comfort in a boat of this size with enough storage for longer trips.
The fitted galley has everything you need including stainless steel sink with worktop, two burner gas hob, 42L ice box and storage drawer.

On the lower deck you’ll find a double cabin with king-size bed and storage space, plus toilet with shower hose.



Overall length: 8.36
Hull length: 7.48
Hull beam: 2.95
Light displacement: 2785
Fuel tank capacity: 300 L
Fresh water capacity: 100 L
Max engine power: 200 HP
Propulsion: Inboard
CE Certification: Category C8/ D8

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