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25th July 2023

Beneteau Oceanis 37.1 and Antares 12 to Premiere in Cannes

The highly anticipated Beneteau Oceanis 37.1 and Beneteau Antares 12 will make its debut at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival, redefining contemporary cruising with innovative features and remarkable design. The two new yachts will capitalize on the success of its predecessors, earning its place as a market gold reference.


Beneteau Oceanis 37.1


Crafted with precision and ingenuity, the Oceanis 37.1 exemplifies versatility, comfort, and ease of use – the quintessential traits of a true Oceanis yacht. A testament to its designers’ brilliance, Marc Lombard and Nauta Design, this cruiser is a marvel of enhanced performance and increased volume, ensuring an exceptional sailing experience.

Stepping onboard, guests are welcomed by an intelligently designed interior, defying its 37-foot stature. The saloon is remarkably spacious, nearly comparable to a 40-footer, while the hull’s flared rib optimizes stability and internal space. The offset saloon features a relaxing sofa and a six-seater table, complemented by a lengthwise galley, ensuring seamless movement for the crew. The fore cabin treats occupants to breathtaking horizon views through large integrated portholes, and the stern boasts top-notch comfort with king-size double beds and ample bedding options.

Outside, the Oceanis 37.1 continues to impress with its open and backstay-free layout, facilitating an optimal sailing experience. The rig, available with an optional in-mast furling system, promises excellent performance. For easy handling, all rigging leads back to the two aft winches, while the starboard helm console houses essential instruments, including a 7-inch plotter.

Staying true to its commitment to sustainability and style, the Oceanis 37.1 features Iroko cockpit decking assembled through a pioneering Iro-Deck process, offering both durability and aesthetic charm. Moreover, for environmentally-conscious sailors, an electric motor with batteries provides emission-free cruising, sailing gracefully in eco-friendly silence.


Beneteau Antares 12


Recognizing the inherent connection between boating and fishing, Beneteau designed the Antares 12 with a fishing pack, ensuring the vessel possesses all the attributes of a formidable fishing boat without compromising on opulence or onboard amenities. The boat’s spacious aft cockpit provides ample room for anglers to manoeuvre, while its high gunwales offer stability and support during intense battles with elusive gamefish.

The Antares 12 boasts several features that enhance its fishing capabilities. Stainless steel rod holders embedded in the gunwales, complete with reel clips for added security, cater to both seasoned and part-time fishermen. A convenient live-bait tank and deck wash facilitate efficient bait management, while a fish box under the cockpit floor and a five-slot rocket-launcher style rod rack on the flybridge rail provides convenient storage options.

The flybridge of the Antares 12 offers a commanding view and features side-by-side skipper and navigator’s seats, ensuring comfort and camaraderie during extended fishing expeditions. While the flybridge helm may have limited dash space for extensive electronics, it can easily accommodate smaller GPS/sounder units. Optional outriggers are available for those interested in trolling.

The Antares 12 offers spacious and luxuriously finished cabins, including a master stateroom with a full-height en suite and a guest cabin with its own en-suite, making it an ideal cruiser for two couples. This stylish and versatile cruiser offers an unmatched blend of fishing prowess, luxury, and comfort. Whether cruising the Whitsunday Islands or embarking on a fishing adventure with friends, the Antares 12 is poised to elevate every boating experience, creating a lifetime of cherished memories on the water.

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