Blue, a 2006 Antares PDQ, is in Stuart, FL for sale. The crew on Blue are in San Francisco pursuing an exciting new career opportunity and are offering Blue to another owner for cruising. BLUE is offered with everything aboard including an upgraded sail package, upgraded electronics, new engines and transmissions, tools, spare parts, toys, galley ware, linens, etc. Everything needed to blue water cruise near and far are left on board.
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Asking price is $545,000 which is roughly 50% below replacement cost. Lead time for a new Antares is approx 2 years. Rarely is an Antares in this condition with all these upgrades available. This is a great opportunity to buy a turn-key cruising catamaran known for its safety and performance in blue ocean and comfort while cruising. Do not miss this opportunity. Offers are encouraged.
Blue is located at our docks in Stuart, FL and ready to view. Let us know if you'd like to make an appointment to see her.
Please direct inquiries to Beth Simkins at 978 5490 7912 or Ross Walton at 707 494 5533.
We welcome inquiries from other brokers.
Blue’s salon is beautifully laid out. With its cherry wood throughout and vast windows, the space is open and very welcoming. The settee is L-shaped and center in the salon. It is elevated on a platform for increased visibility and provides storage underneath. The table is designed to drop down to coffee table height or raise for dining. There are folding corners that allow the table to be larger or smaller depending on the crowd. There is an entertainment/storage unit on the aft salon wall. It is 19" deep has 2 cupboards and 2 drawers. There is additional storage for entertainment equipment and guide books.
Splendide washer/dryer combo unit
Teak and holly floor
Overhead hatches w/Oceanair blinds/screens
Blue Ultrasuede upholstery
2 Hella fans
Phantom screen on sliding door to cockpit
Bose audio speakers with subwoofer
Custom carpets for all floors
The galley is on the port side of the vessel. It is easily accessed by "household" steps and is open to saloon. The craftsmanship of the cabinetry is phenomenal and the cherry wood is throughout.
Corian counters in "blue" color
7.3 ft capacity fridge
4.3 ft capacity separate chest freezer
Coastal Climate Electronic Thermostats (fridge & freezer) (2015)
3-burner Princess propane stove
Multiple 110 outlets
Propane solenoid switch
The master head is forward on the starboard side. It has a large sink/counter area with Corian counters and a spacious vanity above. The shower is separated with an acrylic shower door which keeps the rest of the head completely dry.
Shower sump pump
Stainless under mount sink
Towel rack/towel ring
Mirror on door
Vanity cabinet with storage shelves
Fresh water electric macerator head
Overhead hatch w/Oceanair blind
Water save shower head
The master cabin is located on the starboard side of the vessel. After descending 2 "household" stairs, the starboard hull is dedicated to the master with a large stateroom, dressing area and oversized head. The same beautiful cherry cabinetry is throughout.
Standard queen size berth (no custom sheets needed)
Ventilation pads under mattress
2 Hatches - 1 w/Oceanair blind and 1 with a screen
Bedside table w/2 drawers
4 storage drawers under berth
Multiple storage areas in stateroom and dressing area
Escape hatch at the foot of the berth
Huge storage area under berth
On the port side, aft of the galley is the 1st guest cabin. Laid out similar to the master, it also boasts a true queen sized bed and many storage cabinets. It also has a very large storage area under the berth. Two hatches; one with Oceanair blind and another with screen.
The 3rd guest stateroom is forward of the galley on the port side. There is a double berth and massive storage compartments below. There is also storage beneath the mattress and on the side of the bed as well.
Overhead hatch w/Oceanair blind
Hook and mirror on back of door
Blue has a second head located forward on the port side.
All lighting has been converted to LED (NEW 2017)
Aft cabins - 2 overhead LED lights on dimmer, 2 LED reading lights
Master dressing area has 2 LED lights
Head - 2 LED
Shower - 2 LED
Galley - 3 LED overhead lights plus under cabinet halogen lights
Saloon- 5 LED overhead lights on dimmer & center overhead, 2 LED reading lights mounted on forward bulkhead
Cockpit-4 overhead LED lights mounted on hardtop
Generator compartment-1 intensity fluorescent
House battery compartment-1 intensity fluorescent
Mast-2 spreader and 1 foredeck light
Stainless steel wheel with King spoke
Rudders are skegged for extra strength and stability
Whitlock shaft drive "MAMBA" system
Rudders linked by stainless steel tiller bar
UHMW polyethylene bearings
Accommodation for emergency steering through transom stairs/emergency tiller
VIKING RescYou PRO 8 pax off-shore raft (mounted at stern) (NEW 2014, FULLY SERVICED 2017)
8 Type II life jackets (West Marine "blue and yellow")
Revere JonBuoy (rail mounted) (NEW 2017)
4 Type III inflatable life jackets w/harnesses
4 Fire extinguishers: Saloon, Starboard dressing area, Galley, Cockpit
Radar (NEW 2017 see electronics) and AIS Vesper Marine XB-6000 AIS Transponder (NEW 2016)
The forward locker on the port side houses the generator and a large area for storage.
Steps lead down into the vast 6' headroom space.
Northern Lights 6kw generator
Holding tank access (Y valve access)
Blue's anchoring and docking package consists of:
Primary: Rocna 33
Primary" 240' of G4 8mm chain and 200' x 3/4" nylon rode
Secondary: Fortress FX-23 Anchor
Secondary/Stern: 45lb Spade with 30' 5/16" BBB chain and 60' nylon rode
Factory upgraded Quick Rider 1400 electric windlass
Custom SS Anchor bridle with 3/4" nylon lines
8 fenders, 1 ball fender
2 x 50ft 30 amp power cords
"Y" adapter 50 to 30 amp (125v250v)
Separate salt and fresh water wash down on foredeck for anchor chain and anchor
Northern Lights Generator
Storage for mops, brushes, etc
Y valve with locking mechanism for head holding tank. No macerator pump needed to dump at sea…. Gravity drop.
Black water holding tank
Whale shower sump pump
ALL NEW SAIL PACKAGE AS OF 2017 by Quantum Annapolis
Mainsail - 60 sq meters - by Quantum in Cruising Dacron (NEW 2017).
2:1 main Dyneema halyard with a headboard block and shackle
Harken mainsheet traveller system mounted on hardtop
6:1 Harken traveller controls accessible from cockpit
Harken sliding luff car system for Mainsail
Single line reefing for 2 reef points. Blocks attached to the mainsail to prevent chafe when reefed.
Power winch, Harken self tailing 48, 2 speed
Burgundy Sunbrella canvas sail cover
95% Jib – 23 meters sq - Factory original - rarely used.
Harken self tacking jib traveler installed on the foredeck
Single Line Jib sheet lead to cockpit
Halyard with snap shackle
Furlex 4000S Furling Gear
Burgandy UV cover
150% Genoa – 42 meters sq - by Quantum in Cruising Dacron (NEW 2017).
Harken self tailing 2 speed 44 winches.
Two winch handles.
White UV Cover
Harken self tailing 2 speed 48 winch for furling and sheet control
Code Zero -80 sq meters - by Quantum in CZ high strength Tri radial with Dacron UV Cover (NEW 2017)
Facnor FX4500+ top-down (New 10/17)
Stowable bowsprit mounted on front crossbeam.
Auxiliary halyard fitted with a snap shackle
Code 0 sheets lead aft via fairleads. Heavy Duty loops used to attach the upgraded blocks to the stern cleats.
Screecher -60 sq meters - by Mack Sails in Polyester- (2012)
Harken Code Zero furling
Stowable bowsprit mounted on front crossbeam.
Spinlock XX0812 Line Clutch on bowsprit
Auxiliary halyard fitted with a snap shackle
Screecher sheets lead aft to Harken Fairlead Blocks. Heavy duty loops used to attach the upgraded blocks to the stern cleats
Spinnaker in Polyester with sock (2012)
2x 3YM30AE 29 hp diesel engines (NEW 9/2019!!)
2x PYI/PSS Dripless Carbon Shaft Seals (2016)
2x PYI 3-blade MaxProp classic propellers (factory refurbished 2015)
All new cutlass bearings (4x) (NEW 2018)
Engines are located mid-ship in sound shielded compartments
Spares kit which includes injector, fuel pumps, filters, gaskets, impellers, water pump, fuel filter housing and filter spares, Raycor filters, etc.
Engine room blowers to take heat from the engine rooms when the engines shut down. When running the engines with the blowers off, gives adequate back feed fresh air to the engines for combustion
Shaft drive (1 ¼” shafts)
Alternators @ 50 amps/engine
Raycor dual 75/500 MAXD fuel filters – in line, vacuum gauges on top of filter
Twin 50 gallon aluminum diesel fuel tanks mounted mid ship below water line
Northern Lights 6kw generator
Sound insulating box
Primary filter is Raycor diesel/water separator
Spare seals, belts, filters, thermostat, gaskets, o-rings, fuel pump assembly, injector, coolant pump assembly and spare seals
Cruiseair Air Conditioning
2 x 6,500 BTU (aft staterooms), 1 x 16,500 BTU (salon)
Dyform main shrouds and headstay (NEW 2017 by M-Rigging Annapolis)
Deck Stepped anodized aluminum Selden Mast, double diamond stay configuration
Main Tamer sail cradle
Running rigging lead through underdeck raceway to line clutch equipped cockpit winch pedistals
Anti-chafe sail rollers on Spreaders and rubber boots on lower spreaders
Conduit in mast for all electrical wiring
Steaming light. Installed a separate switch so that the steaming light can be extinguished when sailing, thus giving a back up to the tri-color light for sailing at night.
Tri-color navigation light
House Batteries: 12V/800Ah Maintenance Free AGM (2015)
Starter Batteries (3x): AGM Marine 12V Batteries (NEW Port-side 2019 & Starboard NEW in 2018)
NorthernLights 6kW 120v generator (M673L)
600W Solar on arch with dedicated Morningstar TriStar 60A PPT Controller (All new in 2015)
175W Solar on Bimini with dedicated Morningstar TriStar 45A PPT Controller (Controller new in 2015)
2x 50A Alternators on Yanmar main engines
Battery Monitor: Xantrex house battery monitor.
Inverter: Xantrex Prosine 2.0, 2000watt Inverter Charger, True Sine Wave Output. Located under saloon settee with control panel next to Nav Station
Shore Power: 2 stainless steel 30 amp inlets mounted on starboard side. Two Siemans 30 amp heavy duty breakers mounted close to shore power inlets. Two 50 ft 30amp power cords with 50 amp splitter.
12VDC: Paneltronics 24 5-15 amp breakers with a 100amp main switch.
Digital Voltmeter for reading all batteries, and an analog meter for reading load current.
Additional 10 breaker Paneltronics panel at the Helm Station.
110VAC: Paneltronics 11 breakers. Additional safety breakers either connect shore power or generator, not both. Can parallel the input such that only one shore power connection will work should you only want to hook up with a single 30 amp rather than 2 X 30 amp.
Main Helm Station
Raymarine AxiomPRO 12” (NEW FALL 2017) with Navionics Gold Charts Caribbean and S. America
2x Raymarine i70s Instruments (NEW FALL 2017)
Raymarine p70s Autopilot Control Head (NEW FALL 2017)
Raymarine SmartPilot S3 Autopilot with Lewmar servo
Raymarine depth, temp, speed transducer (port hull) (NEW FALL 2017)
Garmin GPSMap 742 7” Chartplotter (NEW FALL 2017)
Garmin BlueCharts for US, Bahamas, E. Caribbean, W. Caribbean
Garmin Fishfinder & Sonar (starboard Hull) (NEW FALL 2017)
Inside Helm / Navigation Station / Additional
Raymarine QUANTUM Radar (NEW FALL 2017)
Raymarine p70 Autopilot control head (NEW 2018)
Raymarine EV-Sensor Core and ACU autopilot (NEW 2018)
Main Helm VHF - Standard Horizon GX2200 with AIS and GPS (NEW 2019)
Inside VHF - RAM3 Handset connected to VHF at Helm (NEW 2019)
AIS - Vesper Marine XB-6000 AIS transponder (2016)
ICOM IC-M802 HF Marine SSB/Ham radio with external speaker and Auto Tuner at Nav Station. Dynaplate and copper mesh grounding. SSB antenna mounted on Port transom.
Pactor3 USB modem
ICOM Automatic Antenna Tuner
MoFI 4500 Wifi/LTE/4G/3G Router
WaveWifi RogueWavePRO Wifi with upgraded 21dB Omni antenna (NEW FALL 2017)
12 V Audio System
Bose speakers in Saloon
Bose speakers for cockpit
Samsung 42in class LED Smart TV
Samsung Blue-Ray/DVD player
Shakespeare AM/FM - VHF Band separator on VHF antenna wired directed to entertainment area.
Cable TV/phone inlet by shore power connection
Spinlock Line clutches. There are 6 at the aft winch, 4 at the forward winch, and one on the bowsprit.
2 Mooring cleats (12”) with one fairlead amid ships on each hull.
Mooring cleat (12”) with single fairlead on each stern
Mooring cleat (12”) on each transom
Stanchions (6) 30”-high with double lifelines per side
Grey AmSteel (Dyneema) lifelines (2016)
All stainles steel lifeline hardware, inc gates with pelican hoots at stern and transom both sides
Extra hand holds on stern for boarding
Recessed Swim ladder mounted on port side steps. Easily deployed from in the water.
Upgraded and reinforced bow seats in pulpits
Toe-rail is clear anodized T section, mounted on external flange of both deck and hull
Fasteners are on 5" center
Rub rail provides hull protection
Stainless steel through-bolted chain plates into primary reinforcements.
Aluminum compression member that supports the forestay, wire bridle and tie-down for the trampoline.
Net is woven and sewn Vinyl-dipped Dacron material for excellent comfort and durability.
Stainless steel arch with integrated bench davit system.
Elevated bench seat is 4 person constructed of Starboard.
Davit system is suitable for dinghies up to 12 ft in length. Upgraded the lifting blocks.
Upgraded and reinforced arch in 2015
12x18 propane BBQ Grill
LED Stern Light
Antenna for Weather
Single Side band Antenna
FRP bimini hardtop includes integral carbon fiber beam support for Harken traveler.
Stainless steel step to bimini top.
Two sliding hatches
Phantom retracting screen door
Full length hand hold offset to starboard
Double helm seat with reversible back rest.
Moveable step stool at helm
Sunbrella cockpit upholstery in Burgundy
12 volt electrical panel.
Full Burgundy Sunbrella with stratoglass cockpit enclosure. Screens are sewn in to allow the stratoglass to be lowered for ventilation. (NEW 2018)
Burgundy Sunbrella sunshade between hardtop and davits with vertical white sunscreens hanging behind rear bench.(NEW 2018)
Shower with hot and cold adjustment on port side line/propane tank locker
Fresh water hose connection for connecting to dock water on Starboard side
Marina Cable TV and phone hookup starboard side of the helm station
All line clutches for halyards, reefing, lines, sheets, boom brake, furling, and topping lift led aft to two winch stations.
3-color LED Cockpit lights
At helm Station,
Chart plotter, radio, wind, depth, etc instruments (see Electronics section ALL NEW 2017)
USB power outlet
Port forward locker with access to sail storage. Bomar hatch.
Starboard forward locker with steps attached to outboard wall provide generator access. Bomar hatch.
Center forward locker, Bomar hatch, with stainless steel ladder. Contains ship service batteries in fiberglass enclosure. Access to windlass motor, halyards & tunnel under bridgedeck
Cockpit lazarette with double door entry gives access to refrigeration compressors & steering components
Twin rope lockers with Starboard dividers creating 4 rope compartments. Each locker houses a 20 lb propane tank with external venting
Transom lockers with access to shaft steering system, water maker, etc.
(4) Dive tank holders in port aft locker with dive tanks (NEW 2017)
2 independent 75-gallon aluminum water tanks mounted amidships below water-line
House water system is pressurized by a Jabsco Sensor - Max VSD water pump, flow rate 4.5 gal/min.
0.5 micron drinking water at galley sink. Spare filters.
Ability to designate draw from either port/starboard tank.
2 x 5 gallon Quick Nautic Boiler 20, hot water tanks, one in each hull, combination electric/engine heat
30 gallon holding tank is located adjacent to the head(s). A "Y" valve is installed to select deck or overboard discharge. Configured so that it can be secured in the closed position.
Odor filter on black holding tank
Tankwatch 4 tank monitoring system is installed on holding tank and 2 water tanks
Rule 1500-gph bilge pump installed amidships in each hull.
Fresh water hot & cold hand held shower is located adjacent to port transom stairs.
Salt water wash down located in the anchor locker. Flexible hose attached. Pump mounted in the port hull.
Upgraded Spectra Catalina Watermaker
2 fresh water deck inlets in anchor locker
Fresh water hose inlet to allow hook up to dock pressure water. Do not have to run the on board water pump or drain the water tanks when hooked up
Holding tank pump-out
2 fuel deck inlets
Spectra Catalina 300 water maker (12V fully automatic, 12gph nominal)
New main feed pump and feed pump motor (NEW FALL 2017)
New membrane (2018)
New sensors (2019)
10' 5" AB Double bottom inflatable (NEW 2007).
Yamaha 15HP 4-Stroke Outboard with Electric Start (2015)
Two way inflation hand pump.
Locker seat, rain and splash proof mounted. Storage for all the safety equipment
Danforth anchor, stainless chain and nylon rode
Appropriately mounted U bolts to secure dinghy on davits.
5 gallon gasoline tank strapped down
Spare Parts kit