Beneteau Antares 8

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This is a one owner boat originally supplied by Bates Wharf Southern and has had very little use.

2019 Year Model, originally commissioned in October 2019 and powered by a Suzuki DF200 APX outboard (Only 33 Total Running Hours).

Extremely well equipped boat and includes a Garmin Echomap Plus GPS Touch Screen Plotter with a Gold Navionics Chart, Icom DSC VHF Radio, Side Power Bow Thruster (Dual Station), 2nd Suzuki Helm Station in the Aft Cockpit, Lewmar Electric Anchor Windlass, Full Aft Cockpit Graphite Canvas Enclosure, Forward Deck Sun Pads, Cockpit Convertible Sun Bed, Fusion Stereo, PermaTeak Decking, CopperCoat Anti-Fouling and a Galvanic Isolator.  

An Ideal Inshore Coastal Weekender Cruising Boat - Like New & Just Available 20/7/2021.

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Antares 8 is a multi-programme motor cruiser for day outings, fishing trips, and cruising with the family. Living on board is sheer pleasure as she has a large saloon in the wheelhouse with a panoramic view. Extremely well-designed, she has clever modular fittings 
to make life on board much simpler.

Designed by Sarrazin Design, in collaboration with Beneteau Powerboats, the Antares 8 has a semi-displacement hull with a classic timeless profile. The deck plan offers a large cockpit saloon for 4 people. This can be converted into a sun-lounger as well as a semi-open forward pulpit.  Focussing on the pleasure of living on board, the Antares has a slatted natural colour solid wood aft swim platform (on option).


  • Composition:
  • Sandwich (Polyester resin - glass fibre - balsa core)
  • White gel coat
  • Winching ring on bow
  • Injection moulded hull



  • Sandwich (Polyester resin - Glass fiber)
  • Balsa core
  • Surfaces with diamond-tip type non-slip covering
  • White gel coat
  • Part deck counter moulding at forward peak laminated in polyester
  • Wheelhouse roof in white gel coat


  • Stainless steel bow fitting
  • Self-bailing mooring locker with hatch cover
  • Aluminium cleats


  • Stainless steel half open pulpit surrounding the cockpit up to the cockpit steps
  • 2 Stainless steel handrails on wheelhouse uprights
  • 2 Stainless steel handrails on wheelhouse hood


  • Self-bailing cockpit
  • Sliding aft bench seat
  • 1 Large lockable locker in cockpit bottom assisted by 2 gas pistons
  • 2 Rod holders
  • 2 Stainless steel fairleads
  • Fuel deck filler on stern deck
  • Cockpit gate
  • Stainless steel swim ladder fixed to stern deck
  • Lighting from 1 ceiling light



  • Wheelhouse with translucent glass windscreen
  • Opening side windows in PMMA
  • 2 leaf aft window door in translucent PMMA
  • Electro-polished aluminium frame with lock
  • 2 Electric windscreen wipers
  • Interior curtains (Windscreen, side windows and aft window door)


  • Pilot console with space for electronics
  • Steering compass
  • Rev counter
  • Fuel and engine gauge indicator
  • 12 V socket
  • Steering wheel
  • Encased side engine control
  • 1 Padded pilot seat mounted on slide rail (translatory adjustable)
  • Large storage cupboard under pilot seat
  • Pilot footrests
  • Lighting from 1 ceiling light
  • Two seater co-pilot bench to port, facing forward, Corrado Beige upholstery


  • Laminated kitchen worktop
  • Wooden flap to protect worktop
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Cold water mixer tap under pressure
  • Fixed 2 hob cooker
  • Front-opening 42 L icebox (refrigerator optional extra)
  • Cutlery drawer
  • 1 Storage cupboard with rubbish bag bracket


  • Multi-position forward bench seat (Co-pilot / Saloon / Berth)
  • Large storage compartments under the forward bench seat
  • Valet tray
  • Wooden saloon table
  • Lighting from 1 ceiling light


  • Door
  • Polyester sink
  • Storage cubbyhole
  • Shower hose 
  • Mirror
  • Marine toilet
  • Access trapdoor to water heater (optional extra) and to central plumbing
  • Deck house opening porthole
  • Lighting from 1 ceiling light


  • Hanging locker
  • Storage under berth
  • Separation from forward cabin with a rail curtain
  • Storage cubbyholes in hull skin
  • Deck house sunroof with fitted mosquito net
  • Lighting by a ceiling light and 2 reading lights


  • 6 funtion 12 V electrical panel
  • 12 V socket
  • 1 12 V 110 Ah battery for engine starting
  • 1 Service battery 12 V 110 Ah
  • Battery switch
  • Power distributor
  • Access to battery compartment through companionway steps
  • Navigation lights = 1 all-round light on collapsible samson post - Bi-colour navigation light
  • Lighting from 5 ceiling lights
  • 2 Bilge pumps: 1 Manual pump, 1 Electric pump
  • 1 Electric pump for shower draining

Factory Fitted Extras

  • Trim Level Comfort Nordic - Bow Roller, Wood table, 2 cupholders in cockpit, exterior cockpit cushions, cockpit shower, interior curtains, 42L fridge with battery installation, 2nd windscreen wiper, marine toilet with holding tank, 2 opening portholes, sliding wheelhouse hatch with blackout
  • Electronic pack upgrade - Garmin Echomap Plus 92 with Garmin GT20 sensor (Gold Navionics chart)
  • Fusion MS-RA70N with 2 x 50w speakers
  • Lewmar Electric Anchor Windlass
  • Mooring and anchoring kit
  • Cockpit saloon convertible sun-pad
  • Graphite cockpit aft closure
  • Polyester bathing platforms
  • Complete 220v system with charger
  • Bow thruster
  • Gas cooker
  • Additional berths in saloon
  • Pre-rig Suzuki
  • Cockpit and platforms - PermaTeak
  • CopperCoat Anti-Fouling
  • Galvanic Isolator

Broker's Comments

A Rare Opportunity to Purchase an Antares 8 that has had little use and is like new.

This boat comes with the remainder of the Beneteau and Suzuki Warranties.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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General Information

Lady Writer
New or used
United Kingdom




Length overall (m)
Beam (m)


1 x Suzuki DF200APX Outboard
Fuel capacity (l)

About The Seller

Bates Wharf Ltd

3A Harbour Quay Sovereign Harbour


East Sussex

BN23 5QF

United Kingdom

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