Beneteau Antares 8.8

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Completing the Antares Outboard range, the Antares 8.80 is really innovative, with large volumes plus the comfort of a cruising unit, and the performances plus easy maintenance of an outboard engine.

Life on board is particularly comfortable and the volume inside is remarkable with a large saloon, a galley, an owners cabin, a bathroom and a second cabin! The outside cockpit is variable and offers flexibility for each activity : cruising, fishing or relaxing time. Thanks to the single 250 hp outboard engine or the 2x150

  • Single or twin engines (250hp or 2x 150hp)
  • 30 knots maximum, 23 knots cruising speed
  • Bow thruster (option) for easier manoeuvring
  • Air Step
  • Panoramic U-shaped saloon for 4 persons
  • 6 berths
Length Overall 8,78
Hull Length 7,98
Hull Beam 2,98
Max. Engine Power 300
Fuel Capacity 400
Water Capacity 100
Draught 0,50/0,80
Air Draught 2,55
CE Certification C8 requested
Light Displacement 2800

BENETEAU asserts its leadership in the power market with a major innovation within its ANTARES range. With the ANTARES 8.80, BENETEAU unites the best of both the cruising and outboard worlds. This innovative concept gives the ANTARES 8.80 unique advantages for a boat of this size:

  • outstanding spaciousness for a 8 metre hull,
  • high performance for a 8 metre cruiser,
  • simple use and maintenance,
  • reduced purchasing budget.

The ANTARES 8.80 is most of all a cruiser: life on board is comfortable with a very large saloon (the table and U shaped seat cater for as many as 6 people!) and a real kitchen with worktop.

The owner cabin boasts a good size double bed (1.98 m X 1.50 m), with a separate bathroom, but what is even more surprising is the presence of a second cabin, for children or guests, with a 140cm wide berth. This is how BENETEAU solves the sleeping– and on board accommodation dilemma of an increasing number of young families longing for their first cruising experience!

The boat cruising speed is 23-25 knots, with a maximum of 30 knots. The ANTARES 8.80 is available in single (250 HP) or twin-engine (2 x 150 HP) version. In addition to this high performance motorisation, the ANTARES 8.80 is the first ANTARES to benefit from a AIR STEP® hull: boat performance, manoeuvrability and stability are a world apart from a classic hull and the sensations just unparalleled. Thanks to the AIR STEP® hull, the Antares 8.80 has lower fuel consumption, enjoys faster accelerations and is very steady on the water, even through waves. Passengers will also appreciate the comfort of the AIR STEP® « air cushion » and the smooth turnhandling.

Life aboard this 8 metre long boat is even more enjoyable thanks to the interior brightness. Every part of the boat is fitted with light wells : two large window panels in the hull bathe the owner cabin in natural light. Ventilation is made possible through two porthole openings in these panels. Finally, light floods into the wheelhouse through two sunroofs (sliding panels) and side windows: they create an amazing panoramic sea view!


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