Beneteau Antares 8.80 for sale

Derry, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

£76,995 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

General information
Beneteau Antares 8.80
Used power boat for sale
£76,995 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Beneteau Antares 8.80 with Suzuki 300HP
Length overall
8.92 metres
2.97 metres
0.89 metres
Air draft
2.90 metres
3,700 kg
GRP Planing Hull
Derry, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

About this Beneteau Antares 8.80


Beneteau Antares 8.80 with Suzuki 300HP

In my view the Antares 8.80 is one of the best family sports boats for Northern Europe; and here’s why…

1. It Has 6 Berths – At 29′ long and 9’08″ wide it has 2 double berths in 2 cabins down below, and a convertible saloon dinette. So it’s big enough to be a proper family cruiser, but small enough to still be easily manageable and economical to run.

2. It has a Hard Roof and Enclosed Wheelhouse, so if it starts raining just close the sliding glass doors and carry on with your day out on the water! It really has been designed and built for use in our northern climate…

3. It’s Versatile enough to keep everyone happy – whether you’re relaxing in the sun, picnicking on board, paddle boarding in a secluded bay or even pulling water toys, this boat can do it all in comfort.

4. It’s Outboard Powered – The reasons for the modern trend towards outboard power are numerous; from clean and quiet running, to lower maintenance bills and the increased space onboard it’s easy to see why lots of buyers are keen on outboard power. And the single 300HP Suzuki on this boat is a beauty – super smooth and refined with loads of power and a great service history, it should provide years of trouble-free running. Check out our virtual sea trial video to see just how well this boat performs with the Suzuki 300HP.

5. It’s Easy to Manage and Maintain – if you’ve done any cruising at all you quickly come to appreciate that more space is great, but bigger boats come with much bigger bills and generally more hassle. I think the Antares 8.80 marks a sweet spot where the boat is big enough to accommodate all the family for long weekends away (or big groups of friends for day trips), but it still compact enough to manage easily and it won’t cost the earth to run and maintain. I think it delivers the best of both worlds. I even know some owners that pull 8.80′s out of the water on yard trailers in the winter for easy off-season storage and maintenance….

6. Safety and Sea Keeping- Being built by a highly respected European yard, the Beneteau Antares 8.80 is built to handle Northern European conditions; be that coastal waters or big lakes. She has a solid build (demonstrated by her 3.7 tonne weight), Air-Step hull with extended aft planning surfaces and self-bailing decks, making her a very competent sea boat. So you can take your family and passengers out in confidence that she will get you safely home in comfort.

All in all I think that if you’re searching for a great all around family sports cruiser, this stunning Beneteau is well worth a look.

This boat is in beautiful condition throughout, has been very well looked after and boasts an excellent spec – including bow thruster, windlass, heating, shore power, Lowrance electronics pack, VHF radio, teak decks, camper canvas covers, sunpad cushions, etc, etc. She has a comprehensive service history and a full chain of title. She is ready to go for her new owners.

It’s very seriously for sale and the owner is open to offers.

We can easily arrange delivery throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe.

We will be publising a full video review of this boat in the very near future… If you like the boat and you want to find out more about it, please sign up for VIP access on our website at and we’ll let you know as soon as the video review goes live.


- 2012 Beneteau Antares 8.80 with Suzuki 300HP Fourstroke Outboard

- Rare Navy Hull Example

- Low Hours – Only 397 Hours on the clock

- Bow Thruster

- Warm Air Heating

- Lowrance 9″ Touchscreen GPS Charplotter / Fishfinder / Audio System

- B& G VHF Radio

- Electric Anchor Windlass

- Lenco Trim Tabs

- Full Camper Canvas Package in Beige – Aft Cockpit Enclosure

- Foredeck Sunpad Cushions

- Teak Decks in Cockpit

- L-Shaped Cockpit Seating with Teak Table

- Extended Swim Platforms, Laid in Teak with Folding Boarding Ladder

- 220V Shore Power Sockets, Battery Charger and Water Heater

- Galley with Sink, Twin Burner Gas Hob, and Fridge

- 12V Fridge – 42L

- U-Shaped Saloon Seating converts to Double Berth

- Forward Owners Cabin with Large Double Berth, Hanging Locker and Storage

- Aft Cabin with Double Berth

- Full Interior Curtains Pack

- 3 Leaf Sliding Glass Doors

- 2 Sliding Roof Hatches in Saloon

- Separate Enclosed Head & Shower Compartment

- Sea Toilet and Holding Tank

- Solid Build & Self-Bailing Decks

- CE Design Category C Rated for 10 persons plus gear

- Comprehensive Service History

- Last Serviced March 2022

- UK supplied. UK VAT Paid. Full Chain of Title.

- Sold complete with anchor, fenders and dock lines

- Shipping Available throughout UK, Ireland and Europe

- Part Exchange Possible

- Offers Invited

- Virtual Shopping Available…

- We can organise a virtual viewing for you – via Facetime, Whatsapp, Facebook etc

- We can organise a virtual sea trial for you – via Facetime, Whatsapp, Facebook etc

- We can put you in touch with independent surveyors and help you to arrange a 3rd party condition survey

- We can put you in touch with our trusted transport providers and arrange all the logistics of getting the boat delivered to your home or marina – please contact us for a shipping quote

- Our aim is to make the whole buying process as smooth and as enjoyable as possible, allowing you to buy the boat of your dreams without having to leave home (if you so wish)

- In person viewings are of course possible by appointment

- Sign up for VIP Access at to see the full length video tour for complete details as soon as it goes live.

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us on 028 7136 8779 or e-mail

Read more

Suzuki 300HP FourStroke Outboard
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
400 litres
Maximum speed
56 kph
Cruising speed
37 kph
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Passenger capacity
Drinking water capacity
100 litres

Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contact. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate to have the vessel fully inspected and sea trialled

Broker/Dealer Information

Gulf Stream Boat Sales

Mr Niall Heaney
1 Springtown Industrial Estate
United Kingdom
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