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Available for SaleANTARES131' 2005 Royal Huisman 

Launched by Royal Huisman Shipyard and designed by Bill Dixon, ANTARES has benefited from comprehensive upgrading and maintenance making her ready for extensive cruising. Having successfully served as a family exploration yacht in the S Pacific for the last years, she is now reluctantly offer for sale. ANTARES is the ideal cruising yacht with her versatile ketch rig and commodious four (4) stateroom interior, plus equipped with extensive diving equipment.

If you are wanting a world capable, top quality, ready to go sailing yacht, then ANTARES represents a unique and spectacular offering.

26 North Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Fraser Yachts. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


LOA: 131' (40 m)
Beam: 28' (9 m)
Hull Material: Aluminum
Fuel Capacity: 4,448 gal (16,838 L)
Fresh Water Capacity: 1,074 gal (4,068 L)
Holding Tank: 845 gal (3,200 L)
Flag: United Kingdom
Location: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Build Year: 2005
Refit: 2020
Builder: Royal Huisman
Model: Ketch Sailing Yacht
Type: Ketch
Cruising Speed: 11 Knots
Max Speed: 12.5 Knots
Engine Information:
  • Engine Make: Caterpillar
  • Engine Model: C18 ACERT
  • Engine Year: 2012
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Power (HP): 714.76
  • Power (KW): 533.00
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Hours:
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Type:tKetch Sailing Yacht

Builder:tRoyal Huisman Shipyard B.V, Vollenhove. Holland

Naval Architecture:tDixon Yacht Designs

Interior Designer:tDick Young Deisgns

Project Management:tPatrick Yeoward

Year Delivered:tMay 2005

Refit Year(s):t2012 / 2018-2020 / 2022

Hull No:t379



Length COR:t36.57tMt120’t00”


Draft incl. Keel:t4.22tMt13’t10”

Gross Tonnage:t218 tons

Displacement:t211 tons / 518,086 lbs

Ballast:t59.63 tons / 131,461 lbs

Main Sail Area:t282tM²t3,035tFT²

Rig:tSouthern Spars & Gleistein Dyneema

Hull Material:tAluminum

Hull Configuration:tMonohull




Classification:tLloyds 100A1, SSC Yacht, Mono, G6, LMC, UMS

*ANTARES has never operated commercially – only ever for private use.

MCA:tFull compliance to MCA Large Yacht Code (LY2)

Main Engine:tCaterpillar 6-cyl, 533kW / 715HP, C18 ACERT (New 2012)

Speed Under Power:t11.0 Knots / 12.5 Max

Range:t3,500 nm

Guest Accommodation:t8-10 Guests in 4 Staterooms

Crew Accommodation:t6 Crew in 3 Cabins



Current ownership has family cruised ANTARES in the South Pacific regions for last five years and adapted the yacht to be redundant and robust for expedition style service.

•tSuperb Huisman quality and proven world cruising yacht

•tComfortable layout offering protected cockpit and four-stateroom plus six crew

•tImmaculate condition with huge investment to all areas of the yacht over last years

•tSeveral notable refits over the last years incl. full paint, sails, rigging, interior décor, fittings, and systems

•tMassive spare parts and systems inventory


Flag:tUnited Kingdom

Port of Registry:tJersey

Classification:tMember of IACS

IACS Society:tLloyds 100A1, SSC Yacht, Mono, G6, LMC, UMS

t*ANTARES has never operated commercially – only ever for private use.

EU Tax Status:tNot VAT Paid



•tAluminum hull, deck, superstructure & extrusions (Corus Alustar Temper H321 & H112)

•tPainted navy-blue hull with gold cove line (complete repaint in 2022)

•tWhite above decks superstructure (Complete repaint 2018)

•tTeak laid decks, cockpit & swim platform (New teak decking in 2018)


Gross Tonnage:t218 tons

Net Tonnage:t65 tons

Displacement Tons:t211 tons


Fuel Capacity:t16,837tLitrest4,448tGallons

Fresh Water Capacity:t4,067tLitrest1,074tGallons

Water Makers (Per Day):t14,000tLitres t3,698tGallons

Grey Water:t2,385tLitrest630tGallons

Black Water:t981tLitrest259tGallons


Hydraulic Oil:t774tLitrest204tGallons







ANTARES’ subtly styled 1930’s Art Deco interior is the work of internationally reputed designers Rhoades Young. The interior was thoroughly refitted in 2016 with contemporary upgrading, replacing all hardware and designing the interior for the purpose of extended world family cruising.


The deckhouse is the main entrance to the yacht and one of the best features aboard ANTARES. 360-degree visibility afforded by large deckhouse windows. A unique feature is lowering glass panels that connect the deckhouse with the exterior central cockpit that creates a large and very sociable entertaining area with cocktail bar, large fridge & icemaker. The deckhouse is adorned with teak joinery and flooring complimenting the large sofas which surround a low teak coffee table. This table opens up and out to create a stunning dining table seating 12 persons.

The yacht’s internal navigation, communications center and chart table as well as internal helm station is to starboard. Entering the yacht down a few steps from the Deckhouse and to Port is a large intimate saloon, featuring a large flatscreen television with surround sound. To starboard is the dining area with space to seat 8 persons. This dining area has been converted into a massive iPad workstation for family study and creativity.


ANTARES can sleep nine guests in four staterooms; a double master cabin aft, double VIP cabin to port, a twin cabin stbd. (including option to fold down a Pullman berth) & a converting double cabin forward in the yacht’s office/study. All guest cabins were fitted with new carpets & upholstery and hardware/fittings in 2016 and feature ensuite bathrooms & showers (including the office/4th cabin). Crew accommodation for 6 crew in 3 dedicated cabins, each with an ensuite.


The master stateroom is accessed via a private entrance aft of the deckhouse and is one of the most desirable features and focal points of the yacht. It has a private deck entrance and is luxuriously decorated. Featuring a king-sized bed, a drinks fridge, a vanity table/writing desk, and an ensuite with twin sinks and marble surfaces, there is also plenty of wardrobe space and storage available.

The three remaining guest cabins are all styled and finished to the same exceptional standard as the Master cabin with proper ventilation, A/C, and wardrobe / drawer space.


Forward of the saloon is the large Owner’s study / office. This private room has a fitted desk, computer, widescreen television and numerous book shelving. The L-shaped sofa can be converted into a large double bed plus a single pullman berth has been added to this cabin which also has a full ensuite head/shower.


The galley on the yacht is centrally located and there is a crew companionway that leads forward. The crew mess includes a flat screen television, a raised dinette that can seat four people and laundry a Miele washer and dryer. The crew accommodation consists of a double Captain's cabin, and twin bunk cabins to port and starboard. Each crew cabin features an adjoining head and shower.


Main Engine:tCaterpillar C18 ACERT 6-cyl, 533kW / 715HP (New 2012)

Consumption:t70 LPH / 18.5 GPH

Propulsion Type:tWärtsilä propulsion, 4CLF40AH, diam. 1200 mm, four blades with high skew

Gear Box:tZF 2150A, Angle down 10º, Reduction 3:1

tNew spare shaft in solid duplex plus new propeller in storage in Holland

Output/Electricity:t230/400 VAC - 50Hz 3 phase system

Power Management System : 1 x service battery bank (1500 Ah)

2 x starting battery banks, 1 x navigation battery bank

Generators:t2 x Generators MTU / Leroy Somer, LSA(M) 44.2 S7/4P (75kW each) Rebuilt in 2020

Generator Consumption:t11.5 LPH / 3 GPH



Steering System:tMechanically and hydraulically operated steering system

2 x outside steering positions

1 x inside steering position

Bow Thruster:tHundested FT 3 R hinged thruster, 75hp

Stern Thruster:tHundested FT 3 R hinged thruster, 75 hp

Fresh Water Makers:tHEM 30/4000 modular, 14,000 LPD / 3,698 GPD, (4 membranes)

Hot Water Boilers:tACV remote water heater

Black/Grey Water Treatment:t1x Hamann Mini Compact Big

Air Conditioning:tHeinen en Hopman climate control system Capacity: 216,000 BTU

3 x Marine Air chillers / Salor components AC System fully serviced in 2012

Air Compressor:tCompressor unit: custom built RHS

Hydraulic System:tCustom Bosch Rexroth / RHS manifold system

2 x PTO off the main engine

1 x PTO off each generator



Navigation Bridge:tB&G Hydra 5000 (speed, log, depth & wind)

Monitors:tGlass top monitor screens operating Nobeltec Trident charting package (new software 2013)

Radar:tKoden MDC 1810 radar (backs up Nobeltec)

Radar / Chart:tTimeZero

Charts:tUnlimited global charts run from four independent computers. One screen in the deckhouse & one each at the Stbd & Port helms plus crew mess

Admiralty Digital chart package

GPS / AIS:tSIMRAD MX 612 (new 2020)

Gyro Compass:tAlphatron Minicourse V3 Gyro (2018) and LT500 Fluxgate (New 2024)

Navtex Receiver:tFuruno NX-500

SAT Com F:tThrane & Thrane FX and Fleet Broadband

SAT Com C:tSailor H2095 C & Stalink Marine 1 TB system (New 2023)

VHF/UHF:tICOM GM 600 & Sailor RT4801

SSB:tNasa HF-4E Receiver

Iridium Transeiver:t2 X Iridium 9555 Handheld Sat Phones

Ship Monitoring:tSchneider Ships ‘Alarm Monitoring System’ @ 4 x stations (engine room, deckhouse, crew mess & helm) allowing complete monitoring of the ships onboard systems. Also remotely accessed by Royal Huisman shipyard.

Wi-Fi:tWireless aerial on mast to pickup shore wireless supply




Rig:tSouthern Spars carbon masts & booms


Mainsail & Mizzen are fitted with Southern Spars in-boom furling

Fore Mast Dimensions:tL = 44.45m / 97.995ft

P = 40.41m / 89.0891ft

E = 11.66m / 25.706ft

J = 13.11m / 28.903ft


Mizzen Mast Dimensions:tL = 31.64m / 69.75ft

P = 27.51m / 60.65ft

E = 7.91m / 17.44ft


Sails:tAll sails new 2018 - NORTH 3Di

Mainsail fully battened



Sails 2022 – North 3Di Ocean:

Mainsail with full battens

Blade (jib)


Sail area:tMain sail: 282 m² / 3,035 ft²

Mizzen sail: 131 m² / 1,410 ft²

Reacher: 389 m² / 4,187 ft²

Jib: 253 m² / 2,723 ft²

Staysail: 85 m² / 915 ft²

Rigging:t2018 – New SS rigging fitted


Backstays, runners & the inner forestay are hydraulically tensioned by Rondal rams or Rondal underdeck captive winches (all controlled at the helm)


Deck Gear:tCustom deck gear by Rondal (hydraulic vangs, backstay rams, blocks, tracks etc)

Rondal Headsail furlers

Rondal deck hatches (with electronic lift & close mechanisms)

Stainless steel Rondal reel & drum winches

Various deck lockers port & stbd for bosun, deck gear fenders etc.


Ground Tackle:t2 x 500 lbs CQR bow anchors permanently stowed on the bow

2 x 31.3 kgs Fortress FX125 stern anchor

t2 x 155 metres of anchor chain w/ chain counters at windlass

t2 x Steen 23-09 electrical anchor winches & SS capstans above deck


Winches:t2 x main mast runners

2 x controlling Port & Stbd Reacher sheets

2 x controlling Port & Stbd Jib sheets

2 x controlling Port & Stbd Mainsail sheets

1 x for Mainsail halyard

1 x for Mizzen sail sheet


Crane:tAkerboom (1250kg) hydraulic deck crane stored under deck. Providing a smooth and easy launch

Passerelle / Side Gangway:tYacht Tec Hydraulic operated side boarding gangway on stbd side. Teak steps & stainless-steel handrails



All deck safety equipment serviced annually

Fixed Firefighting System:tNovec 1230 extinguisher for engine room

Firefighting Equipment:tSea water fire extinguishing system on deck

Life Rafts:t2 x Zodiac 16 pers life rafts stored either side of the main mast. Hydrostatically released hatches w/2 x Zodiac 8 man liferafts on pushpits port and starboard/

1 x Jon Buoy recovery module (pushpit mounted)

Life Rings:t2 x liferings connected to Comet light & smoke signal recovery lines (pushpit mounted)

EPIRB:t1 x Fixed ACR EPIRP – Hydrostatically released from pushpit

1 x handheld EPIRB

SART:tx 2

Medical Equipment:tA1 commercial medical kit MSOS plus NUVO Oxygen generator




Gaggeneau 5 ring Induction hob

Gaggeneau Electric oven

Extractor fan above

Combination Miele Microwave Oven

Extensive cold storage and freezers custom built Rovasta/RHS

Volume fridges approx. 1,209 l

Volume freezers approx. 896 l

Drop down breakfast bar access aft to guest dining area

2 x Ice Makers in Galley and Pilothouse


Miele Washing Machine

Miele Dryer


Tenders:t2019 Smuggler Strata 600 Rib w/ Yamaha 130 hp

2022 Zobiac Cadet 350 w/ Yamaha 15 hp

Dive Equipment:t2018 High-Capacity Nitrox System

Bauer Mariner 320 dive compressor

Nuvair LP 300 Nitrox Generator

16 x dive bottles




Starlinkt1 TB Marine high-power antenna

WatermakertNew Membranes

Cathodic Protection tMME system replaced

Dive & O2 TankstHydrostatic testing

Furuno Radar (FAR 1518)tRF tray replaced

Furuno network radar tNew magnetron

Nav computerst4 new nav computers

TendertCompletely re-wired, new steering and engine controls.



Rig RefittNew rods & fittings

tMasts, booms painted

tNew mandrels & furler motors

SailstNew main and Jib (North 3di Ocean)

Hull Topsidestfull repaint

Varnishtall varnish on deck, cap rail wooded

Haul out (Brisbane)tIntermediate survey, rudder & thrusters inspection, antifouling

Prop and shafttRemoved, NDT tested, stern tube inspected

Lloyds SurveystBottom, Shaft & Prop

Main Enginet10 000 hour service. A full engine rebuild including: cylinder head replaced, pistons, liners, rings, bearings, torsional coupling, new turbo

ElectricaltNew emergency battery chargers installed.

Generators servicedtInjector pumps rebuilt

TankstWater tanks painted, diesel tanks cleaned

VSATtAntenna service, new control unit

Anchor systemtwindlasses & motors serviced

tanchors and chains regalvanised

tBow rollers, arms removed and serviced

TendertBottom gelcoat, electronics updated

tOutboards serviced, new covers

tnew 3.5m crew tender

InteriortNew washer dryer installed



Aircon / Refrigerationtsystem overall, Crew area airconditioning upgraded.

Bauer HP dive compressortFull rebuild.

I.T.tNew wifi routers throughout the boat

EngineeringtSpare shaft and propeller purchased.

tSpare hydraulic pump for sailing systems purchased.

tNew fire detection alarm panel installed



Generatorst10,000-hour service

tNew cylinder heads installed


tengine mounts, heat exchangers, coolant pump

tturbo rebuild

Hydraulicstsystem service & flush, various hoses changed

Electronics upgradestsimrad autopilot CPU

tnew Sat C unit, Icom VHF

tNew Iridium handheld phones

tB&G updates

Haulout (Singapore)tAntifouling, rudder, prop & shaft, thrusters.

t4 through hull valves replaced.



TendertNew Smuggler 6m and 130hp Outboard

Lloyds Surveyt5 yr Special survey, bottom, tailshaft

Electric systemtInspection and mega load test (survey)

TankstKeel tanks, blasted, painted, surveyed

twater tanks, inspected, painted

tdiesel tanks inspected, cleaned

Anchor systemtfull service, chain lengthened

Haulout (Brisbane)t5 year special survey, antifouling, rudder, thrusters, Prop & shaft pulled for survey, Exhaust gas overboard standpipes replaced.

Through hullstAll through hull valves removed, standpipes shot blasted then coated with a high quality corrosion resistant coating.

PneumaticstNew air compressors and reservoirs installed

HydraulicstHydraulic cylinders overhauled - both vangs, all four backstays,

tTitanium core installed in main hydraulic oil cooler.



DeckstNew Teak

Superstructuretfull repaint

Dive compressortNew Bauer dive compressor, Nitrox and O2 generators

Hailout (Auckland)tAntifouling, rudder, prop & shaft, thrusters

tNew propshaft P bracket installed

tPropeller pitch oil injection box and thrust bearing fully stripped and serviced.

tSteering cylinders rebuilt

ElectronicstNew screens at helm stations, engine room

tNew Alphatron Gyro

tB&G upgrades

tNew Furuno radar (2nd radar)

Hatch sealstAll air seal replaced - owners hatch, transom door,

tpasarelle, side ladder, crew hatch

RigstMain mast removed and serviced

SailstNew full set - Main, Mizzen, Jib, Reacher



Aircon tChiller plant and electrical control cabinet replaced

ElectronicstNew furuno network radar

tNew B&G Hydra 5000 system installed

tNew autopliot CPU and displays

tNew Magnus shore power converter installed

tShips emergency batteries replaced

tNew VSAT antena and controls installed

tNew monitoring cameras installed on deck and in engine room.

tAll new computers installed for alarm and monitoring and navigation.



All sea water pumps replaced and complete spares carried onboard.

tBilge pump replaced with upgraded type.

tNew steering power pack installed and frequency drive

tNew watermaker and membranes installed and a complete spare unit carried onboard.

New silver ion and UV water treatment units installed

tHamman sewage treatment plant fully serviced and all pumps replaced.

Cathodic protectiontInstalled a MME marine growth prevention system

Audio visual systemtNew Sonos and Apple TV integrated system installed.

GeneratorstNew local operating panels installed

InteriortNew washing machines and dryer installed

Camera table / Pulman berth in study / extra storage unit in galley roof / crew beds widened / crew area floors replaced / headinings replaced / Saloon redesigned… / All matresses replaced

DecktNew spinaker pole

tTwo extra liferafts added to pushpit.

PLC’stOver the years numerous modifications have been made to the PLC programming on all systems onboard to improve, streamline and make Antares safer to operate.

Significant investment was spent on refitting, maintenance and upgrading since 2016 when current owner purchased her. Additionally, a vast array of spare parts are stored at Huisman Shipyard in Holland to allow seamless service while she cruised the Pacific over the last years.



All speeds, capacities, consumption, etc. are approximate or estimated; measurements can also be approximate. Specifications are provided for information only and particulars herein obtained from sources believed to be correct but are not guaranteed. Buyer should instruct his agent and/or surveyor to check all details for accuracy. Offered subject to prior sale, price and/or inventory change, or withdrawal from the market without notification.

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