'Hermit of Hythe' is a luxurious Modern Flybridge Powerboat Cruiser from French builder Benateau. The Antares 9.80 features all the excellent seakeeping qualities on which the Antares reputation has been built, but can adapt subtly to a broad range of different needs. Elegant, convivial and spacious, the Antares 9.80 delivers maximum pleasure.

 

The generous transom skirt provides a safe platform for easy access to the water. Life takes on a new perspective from the generous Flybridge. Its excellent proportions and functional layout provide total fresh air freedom.

The Antares 9.80 is all about brilliant design with a dining area  and a well-equipped galley: the amount of liveaboard space is unequalled by any other boat of its type.

 

The Antares 9.80 has a Semi planing hull. Dimensions LOA 9.8m Beam 3.36m Draught approx 0.85m Displacement approx 5660 KG  

Built By Beneteau using GRP to hull and superstructure and various internal mouldings, Cherry based interior fit out.  She has Twin Nann 200hp 4 cylinder turbo diesels.which give her around 26 knots max and cruise at 21 at 3200 rpm.

Tanks Fuel capacity 640lts ( 140 Gallons) water 220 lts (48 gallons) Holding tank 80 lts ( 18 gallons)  

 

Electronics

LCD TV 220volt Antenna, DVD player, Icom 601 DSC VHF radio, with Command Mic on flybridge, Ray marine RL70CRC radar/plotter at lower helm, Raymarine "Graphic" at lower helm, Raymarine RL70CRC radar plotter at fly helm, and raymarine Graphic at fly helm, Raymarine 6001 Autopilot with dual controls, Batman battery monitor  ICS  NAV 6 navtex in saloon, "SeeME active radar reflectore,/ transponder, remote searchlight with dual controls, Dolphin 40 am battery charger,  1.8KW inverter

Alan and Carol