Published: Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Beneteau showed two new Antares models, Antares 6 and 9, at the Nautic Boat Show in Paris.

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(Photo: Beneteau - Antares 6)

The smallest of the outboard pilothouse boats, the new 5.7m Antares 6 can carry up to six people. Her cockpit is practical with a sliding aft bench seat that affords access to lift the engine, without damaging the seats.

Bathed in natural light, the wraparound windows in the pilothouse provide visibility underway. Inside, there is an adjustable driver’s seat, a convertible co-pilot’s seat and an open rest cabin.

Facing the saloon table, there is a small dining area with a sink, a refrigerator and plenty of storage.

Built on the latest generation of outboard hulls, the yacht is fitted with single engine attaining 115 HP.

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(Antares 9)

The Antares 9 features two independent cabins, a galley and a large washroom. Her cockpit (1.53 x 2.4m) is with U-shaped seats that convert to sunbathing areas.

With a three-leaf sliding door and a panoramic sunroof, her pilothouse offers a 360-degree view of the sea, and includes a large saloon with facing seats. The lounge is arranged with a modular co-pilot seat that swings round to face the sea or the chart table, and a side starboard door makes moving about and manoeuvres easier for the driver.

With twin 200 HP engines, the Antares 9 has the latest technological developments in terms of outboard engines.