All ready for the coming summer season, the owner is about to lift and antifoul.
This spacious 9.2M European designed and built cruiser is ideal for cruising the coast, relaxing Rottnest holidays or just cruising on the river, you will find it comfortable and fuel efficient with the 260 HP Volvo D4 turbo diesel engine situated low amid ships it gives this vessel that big boat feel out in the ocean affording great stability both under way and at rest. The Cathedral hull has a fine entry for slicing the waves and a flared bow giving a soft dry ride but it is the gull-wing aft running surface that provides longitudinal lift and stability, there also is a decent keel for tracking that protects the prop tips in shallow waterways and prevents the boat from excessive sideways swinging movement when at anchor.
The current owner advises that cruising between 17 to 19 knots fuel consumption is circa 18 litres per hour which offers a great cruising range with the 400 litre fuel tank, the WOT is 24 Knots. (figures are variable in different load, wind and sea conditions)
Accommodation is 2 + 2 adults with a double in the forward stateroom and a convertible double in the main salon, down below the master stateroom ventilation is through the over head deck hatch and opening port-lights, to starboard are hanging lockers and more storage, to port there is a fully enclosed head with electric toilet, shower, basin and cupboard storage.
The large windows and sliding doors to the cockpit offer a bright and extensive 360 degree view from inside the spacious cabin, the helm and galley are to starboard with dinette to port, sliding windows offer adequate ventilation, all windows and doors have curtains for both shade and privacy.
The wide side decks around the cabin are accessed via large moulded steps offering safe and easy access to the flat foredeck, this area has a self stow anchor and Lofrans windlass. Access to the flybridge is via ladder from the cockpit, this second helm is also ideal as a private sun baking area then offers the best views at the end of the day for doing sundowners.
The cockpit measures 2.05 x 2.80 metres offering space for fishing or an alfresco dining experience under the extended canopy with the stainless steel BBQ to cook the freshly caught fish fillets, water sports access is through the transom door out to the teak swim platform with hot/cold shower and stainless steel ladder and room for the inflatable tender with 2.3 HP Honda outboard.
Beneteau have been building boats for over 125 years and this 9 metre cruiser with single screw diesel and bowthruster is proof that they have once again got it right with the Antares 9 Flybridge, well worth a look you wont be disappointed.
Please call Greg 0409556442 to make an appointment to view.
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