These days, versatility is the key to a boat’s success. All boat owners will know that a purchase is somewhat of a compromise. Dad needs a fishing craft, mum wants a daycruiser with a sunbed on the bow, and the kids are just looking for anything that will be fun – and finding the right boat which is practical enough to do it all is key.
The 2015 Bénéteau Antarès 42 is a 13.5 metre flybridge cruiser is capable of some decent fishing, without skimping on luxury or creature comforts. Now this is a craft which will tick all of the right boxes to be labelled as practical and desirable.
There’s plenty of room in the cockpit for al fresco dining. On this model, the galley isn’t gigantic. It’s kept neat and simple, yet functional – but ensures the chef will be finished early enough to sit back and sip on a cocktail while watching the setting sun from the comfort of your home-awayfrom-home.
In the cockpit, plenty of ambient light streams in to fill the saloon which comprises a U-shaped lounge surrounding a beautiful hand-made, wooden dining table – large enough for the family. Once the sun has sunk below the distant horizon, subtle mood lighting, beautiful cabinetry and fine leathers combine to give the saloon an opulent feel.