The Antares 44 GT and Antares 44 Hybrid both share the same design and have the new upgrades to the cockpit, electrical systems, increased ventilation inside, etc. However, there are some significant differences – the largest is ‘how’ the boat is powered. These changes are highlighted below. For additional details on the hybrid design and components, please visit our hybrid page here.
We are excited to announce our NEW Hybrid option for the Antares 44. We assembled a team of customers, owners, and engineers to design a proven technology solution without compromising our high standards.
Leaving a Clean Wake
We completely redesigned the cockpit, increasing space, increasing window sizes, adding streamlined seating that is easier to lounge, without compromising our excellent helm position or the ability to manage all lines in the cockpit easily.
We’ve made more items standard while adding even more interior ventilation and headroom!
- Two NEW forward-facing hatches in the salon are now standard for even more fresh air. Our cabins are standard with FIVE hatches that open for plenty of ventilation, even in the hot tropical weather.
- Headroom has increased in the aft cabins by 6.5 inches (170mm). This now provides an industry-leading 6.75 feet (2070mm) of headroom!
- NEW Stainless Steel armrests in the cockpit.
- Starboard standup locker in the cockpit for storage or a refrigerator or ice maker.
Now, more than ever, the Antares is equipped for world travel, seamlessly plugging into any marina worldwide while adding the safety and convivence of all-electric appliances.
Superior design is as timeless as the sea. It never compromises safety or dependability for the latest market trends. With flat deck surfaces, fully secure cockpit with enclosures, shaft drive propulsion, and maximum use of space – our superior design provides a comfortable home for the serious world cruiser.
It’s never easy buying a new boat. There are many options, price points, sales pitches, and choices. Our goal at Antares is to educate customers on the critical components required to safely and comfortably sail around the world. The better educated you become, the better decisions you will make.
We are proud of our history and are confident in our position as the world’s best liveaboard for a cruising couple or family.
Mark Silverstein offers unique expertise, as he leads our sales efforts. He has lived aboard his Antares for over 8 years and sailed more than 40,000 nautical miles in all types of weather conditions. His experience will be invaluable to you as you consider the purchase of your new Antares.
Buying an Antares will change your life. We want to make that transition as comfortable, safe, and fun as possible. It takes time to get to know your new boat, be confident docking in tight spaces, and safely navigating reef speckled islands around the world.
Everything is standard on the Antares, including personal assistance, instruction, and mentorship for your new boat.
Castle Rock, CO USA
“I love the comfort and dependability of our Antares. As we’ve sailed the world with our family, it has allowed us to be safe at home wherever we are.”
Kemah, TX USA
“Of all the catamarans available on the market, there is no other catamaran available in this size range we would choose at this time. All boats have pros and cons, the Antares provides a great balance in design, comfort, livability, sail capability, and crew safety.”
Oriental, NC USA
“The design of the Antares is well thought out, from the ease of maintenance, to comfort at sea. The contemporary design, wood throughout, large galley, and panoramic salon views make it more than a boat we live on. It makes it our home.”
Fredericksburg, VA USA
“We were essentially non-sailors when we purchased the boat. Our first season, we sailed 8,000 miles. Then proceeded to spend the next 7 seasons exploring the Caribbean. I cannot imagine we would have found a boat that would have better served our needs. A truly special chapter in our lives.”
New York, NY USA
“The Antares’ superpower is the ability to be so many boats in one package. She is a great ocean crosser, comfortable anchorage sitter, great scuba dive platform, ICW explorer, marina resident, Bahamas home, and much more. She is easy to dock, easy to sail, easy to maintain which makes her easy for the new to cruising owner. The learning curve for the new life holds many back from chasing their dreams. The Antares and the Antares community will make this dream come true without drama. The time on the water goes by quickly so buy a boat that spends more time taking care of you than you take care of it. Avoid a project boat and buy new so your project can be exploring. “
Whistler, BC Canada
“We have had a fabulous experience cruising on our PDQ Antares 44i. We purchased her in New Zealand and have enjoyed 5 years cruising around the South Pacific. We had had great support from the Forum and the Antares company over the years.”
“After owning the Antares 44 for 6 years, I still have not found another cruising catamaran that I’d rather have.”
Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA
“Antares is unique and special, and we love showing off our beautiful home!”
“The longer we had our boat, the more we appreciated the design, particularly in terms of safety and efficiency.”
Atlanta, GA USA
“The safest, most well-designed couples / liveaboard cruising catamaran on the market – period.”