Antares 42

Beneteau Antares 42 Motorboat
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Crowning a range dedicated to cruising


awardThe Antares 42 is perfectly designed for family cruising. High-performing and truly seafaring, the boat which now replaces the Antares 12 , combines an elegant sleek profile with a surprisingly spacious stylish interior. 


2011: Nominated in the "Flybridge up to 55 feet" category


A remarkable hull:

The Antares 42 hull has been designed by the BENETEAU powerboat design office, whose know-how is now wellestablished and has widely proved a tremendous success with boaters.

Some interesting statistics to remember that illustrate this know-how: There are more than 15,500 Antares sailing the seas and oceans, and the Antares 42 will be the forty-ninth Antares model designed by Beneteau.

Designed for cruising, the Antares 42 has an exceptional output, one of the best in its category. There are several
advantages obtained by this work on the hull:


  • Optimisation of the weight/power output and therefore controlled fuel consumption.
  • Remarkable stability at sea (thanks to an optimised waterline beam, added to which is the effect of the transom being slightly reversed where it attaches to the hull, as well as a 15° V shape aft.
  • It goes through the water beautifully thanks to a fine entry at the bow and a very ‘tulip’ shape to the hull topsides. This gives effective protection in all sea states.


With propulsion by means of two shaft drive 380 HP Yanmar engines, the Antares 42 can reach a speed of almost
30 knots*.



Successful integration into the boat’s design:

The Sarrazin Design designers bring to the Antares 42 its stretched, elegant lines. In this way they are able to create an attractive harmony between the hull and deck lines and where these connect with the flybridge.

The Flybridge brings new aspects to life on board:

The flybridge driving position plays a large part in the pleasure experience when at sea on board an Antares. The
BENETEAU design office team has also looked at this particularly carefully: a comfortable driver’s seat, perfect
visibility ahead and astern for manoeuvring, protection for everyone at sea with a perfectly sized windscreen, the
positioning of all the navigation electronics, etc.

In addition the Flybridge has a large sunbathing platform, which can be used at sea and when stopped, together with
an exterior saloon, whose capacity is one of its other strong points (U-shaped saloon with table). It is a real “terrace with a sea view”.


* Maximum speed varies according to the load on board.


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Naval architect :
Beneteau Power Boats

Interior design:
Sarrazin Design

Length Over All:

13,50 m - 44’3’’

Hull Length: 12,82 m - 42’1’’

Hull Beam: 4,07 m - 13’4’’
Draught: 1.1 m - 3’4’’

Air draft: 4,75 m - 15’7’’

Light displacement:

9900 kg (CE) - 21,820 lbs

Fuel tank capacity:

2 x 600 L - 2 x 159 US Gal

Fresh water capacity:

320 L - 85 US Gal

Max number of berths : 6

Max engine certification :
2 x 370 CV - 2 x 370 HP
Propulsion: Propeller Shaft
CE Certification:B10/C12/D12

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The interior living spaces have definitely been increased, so that the Antares 42 now has space for living and moving around that could only previously be found on bigger boats. This search to optimise space we can find in

a great number of the ideas brought to the Antares 42, such as:

Access to the wheelhouse:
This is by means of a triple sliding door, making it easier to move around, and giving an increased feeling of well being (ventilation, exterior vision).


A remarkable saloon:
Remarkable for its size - 6 to 8 persons can be seated around the table – and remarkable for its great luminosity and panoramic sea view. For the evening in harbour a curtain protects against anyone outside looking in


Up to 6 comfortable berths:

The Antares 42 has two cabins with heads compartments, one of which is fitted with a separate shower for greater comfort for those on board. The saloon can be converted to give two additional extra berths.

A galley designed for practicality:
The L-shaped galley is fitted with generous stowage for optimal life on board.

A double driving position:
The Antares 42 is a “sharing” boat - not just to share the pleasure of living on board but also to share navigation. The driving position has a large bench seat that takes two people.

A large bathing platform:
The large bathing platform at the stern of the Antares 42 has been well thought out to enjoy swimming. (1.25m x 4m, it accommodates the bathing ladder, a shower, access gate aft, wet locker etc). This bathing platform also provides a very safe access to the boat when in harbour.


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Images: © Beneteau; Credit: Jérôme Kélagopian