This is a great opportunity to purchase a used Antares 44i with virtually every major system replaced as part of a complete refit after a proximity lighting strike in late 2020. No expense was spared to bring Escapade to ‘like new’ status. Well known and respected marine consultant Steve D’Antonio assisted the owners in planning and accomplishing the refit.
The Volvo D40s (2) were replaced under Volvo warranty 2018. JAS Marine replaced all the cables, wiring harnesses, engine CPUs, alternators, starters, and gauges as part of the refit, and the engine clock was reset to zero in doing so. The mainsail is new, as are the primary rigging components.
When in the water, the engines were run weekly at the dock. All routine maintenance was performed while in the marina. As part of the refit, the props (folding) and shafts were removed, inspected, and reinstalled.
There is not a better-equipped Antares on the market, with all the major components replaced as new. With a competitive price, this boat will bring their lucky new owners years of enjoyment without having to spend a small fortune to upgrade a ten-year-old Antares.
NEW Garmin Electronics
NEW Volvo Engines
NEW Wind Generator
NEW Batteries and Wiring
NEW Solar Panels and Controllers
New Fusion Entertainment
NEW iCom VHF Radio
NEW Electrical Panel & Meter
NEW Bilge and Raw Water Pumps
The hull and deck are constructed of Isophthalic acid resin and tri-axial knitted fiberglass fabric. The skinning layer is 100% vinylester on the exterior and polyester on the interior. Above the waterline, the hulls and deck are cored with Corecell foam, except for hardware attachment points. All coring is vacuum-bagged to ensure 100% adhesion. Below the waterline, hulls are solid fiberglass. There are 2 forward watertight compartments, one inside each bow locker, as well as 4 watertight bulkheads, 2 forward, and 2 aft. Standard fin keels have a sacrificial section allowing for substantial damage to keels without affecting hull integrity.
The boat had very little sailing use; aside from the delivery from Argentina, the former owners used the boat during the winter months in the Caribbean and spent most of their time at anchor. In the off-season, she was kept on the hard in Grenada, and the sails were stored off the boat in a climate-controlled environment.
- Selden in-mast furling
- NEW Vertical battened Mack Sails
- 2:1 main halyard with a headboard block and shackle
130% North Sails Genoa
- Genoa tracks with adjustable fairleads
- Genoa sheets
North Sails Furling Screecher
- Bowsprit mounted on front crossbeam
- 2:1 auxiliary halyard
- Screecher sheets lead aft to fairlead blocks
- Custom designed Parasailor, rarely used
- Deck stepped anodized aluminum Seldén Mast, double diamond stay configuration
- Rigid Seldén Rodkicker
- NEW Wire rigging on mast, shrouds, and stays
- NEW Transverse stabilizer and dolphin striker on bow
- NEW Selden furling motor for mainsail
- Running rigging lead through the under-deck raceway to stopper equipped cockpit winch pedestals
- All halyards have low-stretch polymer cores with wear-resistant polyester covers
- 4 folding mast steps, two on each side (not available on the in-mast furling system)
- NEW electrical wiring in mast
- NEW steaming light/deck light, spreader lights, LED anchor and tri-light
- 1 forestay, 2 Dyform wire cap shrouds
- All stays have swaged terminals & open-body turnbuckles
- 2 x Harken 50.2 STEA powered winches, 1 centrally mounted sheet winch at the helm, and 1 halyard winch mounted on the aft pedestal
- 2 x Harken 46.2 STA manual self-tailing Genoa sheet winches with 2 winch handles
- Double helm seat with reversible backrest, covered in white polyethylene with additional storage under the helm seat. Comes with moveable step stool
- Premium cockpit upholstery
- Full cockpit enclosure
- Stainless Steel grab rail mounted on cockpit ceiling
- Cockpit speakers
- Davit system suitable for dinghies up to 12’ (3.7m) in length
Dinghy & Outboard Package
- Titan RIB
- Yamaha 25 hp, 2-stroke, manual start outboard engine
- FRP hardtop
- Glass windshield with windshield wiper
- 2 hatches to view mainsail
- LED cockpit lights on a dimmer switch
- 33kg Rocna, 225 ‘ 8mm chain, 160 ‘ 5/8 nylon.
- Quick Rider 1400 electric windlass
- Integrated bridle system
- Spinlock Rope clutches, 7 aft pedestal, 4 at forward winch
- Mooring Cleat (12” – 30.5cm) with 2 fairleads leading from inboard and outboard on each bow
- Double mooring Cleat (12”- 30.5cm) with single fairlead amidships on each hull
- Mooring Cleat (12”- 30.5cm) with single fairlead on each stern
- Mooring Cleat (12”- 30.5cm) with single fairlead on each transom
- Stanchions (6) 30” (76cm) -high with double lifelines per side
- Gates with pelican hooks at stern and transom
- Toe-rail is clear anodized T section, mounted on external flange of both deck and hull Fasteners are on 5” (12.7cm) centers
- Complete wrap-around tinted polycarbonate Plexiglas in the salon
- Portlights including mosquito screens
- 24-inch (61cm) Bomar portlights include 2 per port stateroom, 2 in the guest stateroom, 2 in the wardrobe. Also 1 per head.
- Oceanair Cabinshade on aft cabin windows white with blackout option
- Hatches including mosquito screens and Oceanair privacy blinds
- Bomar hatches include 1 over the galley, 2 over the saloon, 1 over port forward cabin, 1 over the master head, 1 in aft master cabin, 1 in the port guest
- All hatches include Oceanair blinds
- 2 Goïot emergency exits in aft cabins
- Starboard forward locker with steps attached to outboard wall provide generator access
- Center forward locker with access through 20” x 20” (51cm x 51cm) hatch with a stainless steel ladder. Contains ship service batteries in a fiberglass enclosure. Access to halyards & tunnel under bridge-deck
- Cockpit lazarette with double door entry gives access to refrigeration compressors & steering components
- Twin rope lockers with Starboard dividers creating 4 rope compartments.
- Transom Lockers with access to the shaft steering system
- Stainless steel through-bolted chain plates into primary reinforcements.
- Aluminum compression member that supports the forestay, wire bridle, and tie-down for the trampoline. Net is woven and sewn Vinyl-dipped Dacron material for excellent comfort and durability.
- The full engine instrumentation panel includes push-button engine start and individual gauges for engine temperature, water temperature, oil pressure, and tachometer/hour meter
- NEW (2018) Volvo D2-40 diesel engines with @ 150 hours, shaft drive (1.25” – 3.18cm shafts) located midships in a sound shielded compartment.
- Dual Racor fuel filters
- Twin 60-gallon (227-liter) diesel tanks mounted midships below water-line with 2 fuel deck inlets
- 3-Zone Cruisair air conditioning/heat (2 x 8,000 BTU, 1 x 18,000 BTU)
- Kohler 6 kW generator, 900 hours, including sound insulation box and gas/water separator
- 30” (76 cm) stainless steel wheel
- Jefa shaft drive system
- Skegged rudders
- Rudders linked by a tiller bar
- UHMW Polyethylene bearings
- Accommodation for emergency steering through transom stairs/emergency tiller
- 2 independent 75-gallon (284-liter) water tanks installed amidships below the water-line with 2 freshwater deck inlets located in the anchor locker. Ability to designate draw from either port/starboard tank. The water system is pressurized by a water pump. A tank monitoring system is installed on the tanks
- 2 quiet flush electric heads & house-size toilet seats. 2 x 30-gallon (114-liter) holding tanks located adjacent to the heads. A “Y” valve is installed to select a pump-out deck outlet or overboard discharge. A tank monitoring system is installed on the tanks
- 2 x 5.28-gallon (20-liter) hot water tanks, one in each hull, combination electric/engine heat
- NEW Bilge pump installed amidships in 2 hulls and 1 in starboard forward generator locker
- NEW All thru-hulls replaced with new fittings
- Freshwater hot & cold handheld shower is located adjacent to port transom stairs
- Fresh and seawater washdown outlets located in the anchor locker
- NEW 350 GPD (1,300 LPD) watermaker installed in starboard aft transom locker
- Protection enclosure around fridge and freezer and compressors
- NEW 2 x Garmin 8616 chart plotter / multifunction display
- NEW Garmin Fantom Radar
- NEW GNX wind instruments
- NEW GHC20 controllers at helm and nav station
- NEW New hull transducers
- NEW GRF10 rudder sensor
- NEW Garmin GPS 24xd
- NEW All new wiring in mast
- NEW Masthead Garmin wind sensors
- NEW iCom M506 VHF with remote Command MIC IV
- NEW 780AH Lifeline AGM batteries enclosed fiberglass cabinet in a center foredeck locker
- NEW 3 X Group 12V for engines and Genset
- NEW 710 watts of premium Solara panels with Victron controllers
- NEW Combimaster 12/3000-160 120V with a control panel at the main distribution panel
- NEW 2 shore power inlets c/w shore power cords for 120v ashore power
- 24, 5 – 15 amp circuit breakers located on the distribution panel with Ammeter/Voltmeters on panel
- 12V outlets located 1 at the helm, 1 at the nav station, 2 at the galley.
- USB outlets located 1 at the nav station, 1 at each cabin
- All AC circuits have breakers as required (main, 5 std., spare). The ammeter is on the NEW electrical panel
- 110V outlet located 1 at entertainment area, 1 at the nav station, 1 at each cabin, 1 at each head, 3 at the galley, 1 at Washer/Dryer.
- Emergency safety panel
- Automatic transfer switch
- NEW Ground-fault protection for all energy sources
- NEW Galvanic Isolator
- NEW Additional (2) power meters for shore power and generator to verify voltage/Freq/current.
- NEW premium LEDs replaced through the boat
- NEW premium underwater LED lights
- Premium amplifier & receiver with 2 interior speakers and subwoofer and 2 exterior cockpit speakers
- Flat-panel widescreen LCD HDTV in the salon
- Flat-panel HDTV mounted in the master cabin
- NEW Fusion UD 650 stereo with remote control
- L-shaped settee on a raised platform with a panoramic view, storage below. A triangular table on a manually adjustable pedestal with vertical and horizontal adjustment.
- Pass-through to the galley. Handrails beside wide stairway leading into each hull. Faux-leather upholstery. High-quality wood flooring throughout. 2 x 12v fans installed above the seating area
- The navigation station faces forward with a drawer for instrument storage and access for computer cables. Pedestal mounted navigation chair on swivel
- Entertainment center: cupboards with shelves below, 3 door cabinet for entertainment equipment.
- Washer/dryer installed in the cabinet
- Icemaker installed cabinet next to door in salon
- The sliding door joining the saloon and cockpit is 38” (97cm) wide with a Phantom screen door
- Solid surface countertops in-salon and fridge/freezer
- Solid surface countertops on the inboard and outboard side of the galley. A flush-mounted double stainless sinks with fixtures and stainless backsplash. 15 cupboards and 5 drawers in a cherry veneer finish. An oven flush-mount.
- LPG oven and cooktop.
- A Convection microwave.
- Cherry finished the exterior on the fridge/freezer unit. The fridge has 7-ft3 (213-cm3) capacity, 3 shelves.
- The chest freezer has 4-ft3 (122-cm3) capacity and 3 starboard/stainless baskets. The fridge/freezer are cooled by compressors. Independent thermostats for each.
- Queen-size berth with foam mattress 60” W x 80” L x 6” D (152cm x 203cm x 15cm). Bedside table with 2 drawers, 4 storage drawers under berths. 13 cupboards in cabin and dressing area with spacious 5-foot high cupboards with full double doors. The cabin has a cushioned dressing seat over the escape hatch. The cabin is independently climate-controlled. Overhead hatch with Oceanair blind/screen.
- The shower is a spacious one-piece fiberglass module enclosed with a Plexiglas door. Includes moulded shelf, handheld shower with an adjustable mount. Shower sump on the independent circuit. Quiet flush electric head with a house-size toilet seat. Stainless sink with fixtures with storage below and solid surface countertop. Medicine cabinet with deep shelving on the inside of the door. Soap/toothbrush holder, towel hook & mirror on the door.
Port Aft Cabin
- Queen-size berth 60” W x 80” L x 6” D (152cm x 203cm x 15cm). 2 drawers under the berth, 6 cupboards on the outboard wall, hanging locker with depth to accommodate hangers. The cabin has a cushioned dressing seat over the escape hatch. The cabin is independently climate-controlled.
Port Forward Berth
- The double berth measures 52” W x 76” L x 6” D (132cm x 193cm x 15cm). Integrated wooden steps provide access to the berth. A large storage compartment incorporated into the forward-facing wall.
Port Forward Head
- The shower is a spacious one-piece fiberglass module enclosed with a Plexiglas door. Includes moulded shelf, handheld shower with an adjustable mount. Shower sump on the independent circuit. Quiet flush electric toilet with house-size seat. Solid surface countertop. Cabinets over the sink with shelves, 1 cabinet below the sink. Hand-held integrated shower.
- Winslow 6-person liferaft (needs service)
- Offshore Medical Kit
- Jordan Series Drogue
- Flares – some may need replacing
- Two Spinlock PFDs
- Tri-Lens Radar Reflector
Tools & Spare Parts
- A full set of tools for servicing the boat
- Spare parts for most needed replacements onboard, stored under starboard bunk
- Inflatable Kayak
- Dive Tanks
- Hookah System
Bedding, Galley & Misc.
- Full set of galley pots, plates, utensils, etc.
- Courtesy flags
- Bedding and bathroom linens
- Manuals for onboard systems
Stella and I are land-locked sailors living in Montana, long-time monohull sailors, most recently on a Wauquiez 39, which we sailed out of Seattle. We purchased Escapade to coincide with my retirement from medical practice hoping to cruise the East Coast, Bahamas, and the Caribbean. We made our maiden voyage to the Bahamas and loved the boat. The former owners, the Sullivans, had prepared and maintained the boat expertly, and we benefited from their knowledge which they graciously shared with us. They had used the boat seasonally, and even though the hulls are ten years old, she had little more than a year’s use on the water, mostly at anchor, and always stored on the hard in the off-season. The boat surveyed perfectly.
Meanwhile, “plans,” as they say, changed when my medical practice abruptly needed me to return to work to save the operation from floundering, something that would take several years to rebuild. Since a large part of my retirement was financially dependent on the survival of the practice, we reluctantly decided that the best thing to do was put her back on the market so that another couple could enjoy her while we sorted the business out. After a complete refit, Escapade is back on the market and as good as ever, waiting for her new owners to enjoy a beautiful catamaran.