The Voyage line of catamarans is renowned for double digit speed, innovative design features, head-turning good looks, and a build quality that it second to none. Designed by Alexander Simonis, this South African-built Sail Cat was built for both performance and comfort.
ANTARES was launched in January 2001 and was the very last Voyage 43 built. Therefore, it has some of the features of the new Voyage 44 which superseded it in the production line.
This particular NORSEMAN 43 was built with a unique "hybrid" layout that has 4 staterooms to accommodate a large owner's party, but instead of the usual 4 head compartments found on a Cat with a 'charter layout' it has just TWO head compartments with showers located midships; one in each hull. Thus the layout is very open and roomy with out crowding the interior with the 'extra' 2 heads. Also, the 2 head compartments are much larger than those found on a Cat which has the conventional 'Charter Layout'.
Therefore, there are essentially two equal "Owner's Staterooms" located aft in BOTH the Port and Starboard hulls.
The equipment list includes solar panels, wind generator, water-maker, cruise electronics, electric anchor windlass, and Harken roller furling.
The solar panels an wind generator provide plenty of power to keep the refrigeration systems cold while underway or at anchor.
ANTARES was delivered NEW to the original owners, a German couple who then crossed the South Atlantic to Brazil and on up to explore the northern coast of South America, Panama and Central America, and most of the island nations of the Caribbean.
This vessel is very well-equipped for cruising and living aboard, and the 3.2 ft draft makes it ideal for Florida and Bahama cruising.
ANTARES has never been chartered and is set up for extended live aboard cruising and extended living aboard "on the hook".
Antares is USCG Registerd.