BENETEAU Antares 8 Cruising

Designed For Powerful, Elegant, and Versatile Boating Adventures

The new ANTARES 8 promises an unprecedented experience for lovers of nautical pursuits and fishing enthusiasts. Experience innovation and versatility, paired with maximum comfort and the trademark style and elegance synonymous with a brand trusted by avid boaters worldwide. The sleek, stunning, and sporty design of ANTARES 8, combined with an impressive 250-horsepower engine, guarantees you the ultimate recreational boating experience. Choose between our Cruising and Fishing ANTARES 8 models. The ANTARES 8 is designed for passionate and demanding boaters who value performance, modernity, comfort, and safety.



This exceptional vessel handles marvelously in any situation. Whether you’re cruising with family and friends or in search of the big one, you can rest assured that you will do so in comfort, elegance, and total safety. This unique, sleek and elegant leisure craft is loaded with outstanding features to enhance your boating experience. The ANTARES 8 is comfortably spacious, accommodating up to 9 passengers. It boasts a wide Starboard walkway designed to make it easier and safer when you move around the boat. The twin aft platforms for safe boarding doubles as a swim platform and there is a spacious sun pad that you and your family can enjoy.

The ANTARES 8 retains the tulip-shaped hull design that is the flagship feature of the ANTARES iconic range, giving it excellent stability on the water and able to withstand and handle itself well in all conditions. The modular cockpit, in the stern, guarantees the crew optimal comfort. Another outstanding feature is the ergonomically designed helm station which has room for an optional 12-inch Garmin multifunction display. With its powerful 250-horsepower engine, the ANTARES 8 can reach a top speed of 35 knots, making it the perfect boat for day outings, fishing trips, and cruising with the family.


The ANTARES 8 is packed with extra practical features that will leave you wanting nothing. With BENETEAU, you can always count on elegance, style, comfort, and safety. The ANTARES 8 is packed with extra practical features that will leave you wanting nothing. With BENETEAU, you can always count on elegance, style, comfort, and safety. A new feature, that we’re sure you’ll fully appreciate, is the removable tabletop, which converts the bench seat in the cockpit, the folding bench seat in the port freeboard, and the bench seat backing onto the tinted window in the salon, into a spacious sunbathing area, or provides passengers with comfortable seating for a sociable meal or sunset cocktails. Another handy feature is the rear bench seat designed to provide additional storage, while the bench opposite can house a cooler to keep food and drink chilled during longer trips. ANTARES 8, has additional storage space in the bottom of the cockpit, where you can store additional gear and safety equipment. The roof rack is ideal for storing all the equipment essential to leisure pursuits, whether at sea or ashore, such as a kayak, paddleboards, or some bikes. All of these features and more make ANTARES 8 the perfect weekender.


The ANTARES 8 is packed with exclusive features that make coastal cruising a delightful adventure. This boat will win you over with its elegant design, cozy interiors, top-end fixtures, and fittings. From the sophisticated upholstery to the swiveling captain’s chair, and adjustable co-pilot’s seats, which can be tilted to face either the salon or out to sea, this vessel is cleverly designed and ideal for family cruises. The large tinted windows provide breathtaking sea views while keeping the interior well-lit and ventilated. The salon is both elegant and practical and the interior fittings on the ANTARES 8 include a galley area with a fridge and a choice of a gas or an electric cooktop.

The ANTARES 8 can also be equipped with air-conditioning, perfect for keeping the boat cool during hot spells when berthed and even when out at sea, due to its powerful lithium batteries. This is an exceptional feature on a boat this size. We’ve designed the ANTARES 8 with two double berths, one in the cabin and another in the wheelhouse,with room for an extra single berth or additional storage in the cleverly designed space under the salon. We’ve left nothing out, the ANTARES 8 is completed by the bathroom with its excellent headroom. A truly unique and elegant boat that is a sheer pleasure to live on.


Designed with fishing trips in mind, everything is perfectly crafted and designed, right down to the smallest detail, starting an open cockpit that makes it easier to move around the boat. The rear bench seat has been replaced by a fishing station that comes with professional-grade rod holders. In addition to the recirculating live well tank, this Fishing version also has three storage compartments under the cockpit sole, one of which can be used as a fish box. Rod holders are fitted into the freeboards, as well as on the roof’s hardtop.


Manufacturing quality sailboats and powerboats for over 130 years, we’ve stayed ahead of the game by always putting innovation, performance, seaworthiness, quality, and safety at the heart of our business. The ANTARES 8 perpetuates the signature features of BENETEAU’s long-standing expertise in building innovative, high-performance, family-friendly boats. Choose between our Cruising and Fishing ANTARES 8 models.

Length overall : 26’5″
Hull Length : 22’11”
Hull Beam : 9’2”
Light displacement : 5,609 LBS
Fuel tank capacity : 90 US GAL
Fresh water capacity : 26 US GAL
Engine Power (Hp) : 250 HP
CE Certification : C9/D9