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Royal Huisman Shipyards - 40m Dixon Ketch
Rarely does such a beautiful pedigree cruising yacht as 'Antares' come to market. Constructed by Royal Huisman & delivered in 2005 this stunning 40m Dixon Design is presented in immaculate condition & is immediately available for inspection. Antares sleeps 9 guests in four beautifully appointed state cabins.

Her subtly styled 1930’s Art Deco interior is the work of internationally reputed designers Rhoades Young. Warming colours & use of the very best materials provides a welcoming & sumptuous appeal. French Walnut hardwood has been beautifully fitted throughout the yacht and intricate detailing all adds to the sense of true class this Royal Huisman yacht exudes. Antares is classified to Lloyds 100A1 and is fully MCA compliant. Viewing is highly recommended.
Navigation Equipment:
B&G Hydra 2000 system (speed, log, depth & wind)
Koden MDC 1810 Radar (backs up Nobletec)
Glass top monitor screens operating Nobeltec Trident charting package (new software 2013)
2 x new Navigation computers
Unlimited global charts run from two independent computers. One screen in the deckhouse & one at the Stbd helm
Admiralty Digital chart package
Leicai gps MX-420 / MX-531
C-Plath SR2100 Gyro compass
Furuno NX-500 Navtex receiver

VHF/UHF I Sailor RT4801
SSB | Nasa HF-4E
Satcom F | Thrane & Thrane Fleet 77
Satcom C | Sailor H2095 C
Iridium transceiver | Sailor SC4000
Siemens Hipath 3500 Internal ships phone system
Yacht Spot V.7 software & 6 x WAP onboard (providing ships wireless)
Wireless aerial on mast to pickup shore wireless supply

Office equipment:
1 x Brother Colour printer in wheelhouse
1 x PC fitted in 4th Cabin/office connected to 32” TV
1 x Brother Colour printer fitted in 4th Cabin/office (A3/A4)

Safety equipment:
2 x Zodiac 16 pers life rafts stored either side of the main mast. Hydrostatically released hatches
Sea water fire extinguishing system on deck
Novec 1230 extinguisher for engine room
1 x Jon Buoy recovery module (pushpit mounted)
2 x liferings connected to Comet light & smoke signal recovery lines (pushpit mounted)
1 x ACR Epirb (hydrostatically released from pushpit)
All deck safety equipment serviced annually
A1 commercial medical kit
1 x handheld EPIRB

Audio Visual & Entertainment:
Main saloon: 48” Samsung television in the saloon (concealed behind roller shutter door)
Kaleidoscope Cinema 1 system (film database)
Sky Digital receiver
Denon Stereo & Amplifier. wireless controlled via Ipad

Master cabin: 32” Samsung television on electric lift
Kaleidoscope Cinema 1 system (film database)
Sky Digital receiver
B&W speaker with docking station
Denon Stereo & Amplifier. wireless controlled via Ipad

Deck saloon: Denon Stereo & Amplifier. wireless controlled via Ipad
Multizone sound system (deckhouse, cockpit, saloon & master cabin)

Crew mess: Digital television & Sky

Captain’s cabin: Television & Sky digital receiver

1 x Bower Junior dive compressor fitted in the Lazarette
6 x dive bottles
1 x Portable cockpit television
2 x fitted Teak occasional tables on the aft deck & 2 x Teak lounging chairs
2013 – New exterior cockpit cushions, aft deck cushions & aft sun loungers (all in light grey)
2013 – New aft deck Sunbrella awning (providing excellent deck shade)

LOA: 39.98m / 131.17ft
LWL: 33.75m / 110.73ft
Beam: 8.77m / 28.771ft
Draft: 4.22m / 13.85ft
Displ: 218 t / 518,086 lbs
Ballast: 59 t / 131,461 lbs
GRT: 64
Hull speed: 14.0 knots

Naval Architect: Dixon Yacht Design
Interior Styling: Rhoades Young Design
Built by: Royal Huisman Shipyard B.V, Vollenhove. Holland.
Delivered: 2005

Classification: - Lloyds 100A1, SSC Yacht, Mono, G6, LMC, UMS
- Full compliance to MCA Large Yacht Code (LY2)
*Antares has never operated commercially – only ever for private use.
Registration: Jersey, CI

Aluminium hull, deck, superstructure & extrusions (Corus Alustar Temper H321 & H112)
Painted Navy Blue hull with gold cove line
White above decks superstructure
Teak laid decks, cockpit & swim platform (in excellent order)

Main engine: Caterpillar C18 Diesel 715hp (New in 2013)
Under manufacturer’s warranty
Gear box: ZF 2150A, Angle down 10º, Reduction 3:1
Drive: Shaft driven to Wärtsilä 4 blade propeller with high skew

Hours run = 2373 hrs (July 2015)
Cruising speed = 11 knots @ 1400 rpm
Maximum speed = 12.5 knots @ 1600 rpm
Consumption = 70 L/hr
Cruising range = 3500nm
Speed motor sailing = 14 knots

Antares is fitted with 2 x generators, both of which are situated in a dedicated soundproofed generator room.
2 x MTU motors (6R 099, TE51) mated to Leroy Somer generators (75kw each)
Consumption: 11.5 L/hr
Hours run @ June 2014 - Stbd 325 hrs (Since rebuild)
Port 301 hrs (Since rebuild)
Bow: Hundested hydraulic FT 3 R hinged thruster, 75hp
Stern: Hundested hydraulic FT 3 R hinged thruster, 75 hp

Hydraulic system:
Custom Bosch Rexroth / RHS manifold system
2 x PTO off the main engine
1 x PTO off each generator

Schneider 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.

Tank capacities:
Total Fuel = 16,837 litres in 5 x tanks. (2 x 6000L main & 2 x 2000L + day tank)
Hydraulic oil = 774 litres
Fresh water = 3,970 litres
Grey water = 2,385 litres
Sludge = 300 litres
Black water = 981 litres

Facet diesel fuel spinner system fitted

HEM 30 series/4000 – 14,000 litres per day capacity (4 membranes)

Hot water system:
ACV remote water heater

Black water treatment:
1x Hamann Mini Compact Big

Sea Chest dosing units

RHS Fridge & freezer system:
Fridge & Freezer boxes custom built by Rovasta/RHS
Volume fridges approx. 1209 Litres
Volume freezers approx. 896 Litres

Air conditioning / Air handling:
Heinen en Hopman climate control system with 3 x Marine Air Chillers/ Salor components
Capacity = 216,000 BTU
AC system fully serviced in 2012

Electrical system:
230/400 VAC - 50Hz 3 phase system
1 x service battery bank (1500 Ah)
2 x starting battery banks
1 x navigation battery bank

Steering system:
Mechanical cable driven steering system (ensuring direct rudder feel and response)
2 x cockpit helm positions just aft of the yachts main cockpit
1 x inside navigation position in the deckhouse

Additional Engine room access via Port side deck hatch

SY. Antares is a Cutter Rigged Ketch
Carbon masts & booms by Southern Spars
Mainsail & Mizzen are fitted with Southern spars in-boom furling
Fore mast dimensions:
L = 44.45m / 97.995ft
P = 40.41m / 89.0891ft
E = 11.66m / 25.706ft
J = 13.11m / 28.903ft

Mizzen mast dimensions:
L = 31.64m / 69.754ft
P = 27.51m / 60.649ft
E = 7.91m / 17.439ft

Sail area:
Main sail: 282 m²
Mizzen sail: 131 m²
Reacher: 389 m²
Jib: 253 m²
Staysail: 85 m²

2012 - New Doyle 'Stratis' Sails (performance cruising sails)
Mainsail fully battened
Mizzen sail fully battened
Outer reacher (genoa)
Inner Jib with vertical battens
Staysail 2014 - Doyle Stratis Hank On

Deck Gear:
Custom deck gear by Rondal (hydraulic vangs, backstay rams, blocks, tracks etc)
Rondal Headsail furlers (fully overhauled 2012)
Rondal deck hatches (with electronic lift & close mechanisms)
Stainless steel Rondal reel & drum winches
Yacht Tec transom passarelle
Hydraulic operated Yacht Tec side boarding gangway on Stbd side. Teak steps & Stainlees steel handrails
Various deck lockers Port & Stbd for bosun, deck gear fenders etc.

2013 – all new running rigging fitted
2013 – New Future Fibres Kevlar K49 composite rigging fitted to:
- 2 x Mizzen mast backstays
- 2 x Main mast backstays (split from single mast head)
- 2 x Mizzen mast fwd shrouds
- 2 x Main mast runners
- 1 x Inner forestay (Baby stay)

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

Captive winches:
- 2 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

Ground tackle & gear:
2 x Steen 23-09 electrical anchor winches & stainless steel capstans above deck
2 x 500 lbs CQR bow anchors stowed on the bow
2 x 140 metres of anchor chain

Chain counters at windlass
1 x 31 kgs Fortress FX125 stern anchor

Novurania 530DL RIB with 115hp 4 stroke outboard (flush foredeck mounted in a deck well)
Akerboom (1250kg) hydraulic deck crane stored under deck. Providing a smooth and easy launch
Zodiac Mk III Rib with 25hp Yamaha outboard

Antares’s subtly styled 1930’s Art Deco interior is the work of internationally reputed designers Rhoades Young. Warming colours & use of the very best materials provides a welcoming & sumptuous appeal. French Walnut hardwood has been beautifully fitted throughout the yacht and polished bronze hand rails and fittings all add to the sense of true luxury and class you would expect from the Royal Huisman shipyards.

SY Antares is capable of sleeping 9 guests in 4 cabins
? Comprising of: - Double master cabin aft, Double VIP cabin port, Twin cabin Stbd (inc option to fold down a Pullman berth) & a converting double cabin forward in the yachts office/study
? All guest cabins have en-suite bathrooms & showers (including the office/4th cabin)
? All guest cabins were fitted with New carpets & upholstery in 2013
? Crew accommodation for 6 crew in 3 dedicated cabins (all-ensuite)

Master Cabin:
The yachts master cabin aft is without doubt one of the most desirable features and focal points of the yacht. This and the remaining guest cabins is accessed aft from deckhouse. Notable features include:
- Private aft deck access via owners companionway
- A very welcoming & sumptuously appointed cabin.
- King sized bed
- AV package including Kaleidoscope database, Denon stereo, B&W Zeppelin dock & 32” television
- Drinks fridge
- Vanity table/writing desk
- Beautifully appointed bathroom with twin sinks and marble surfaces
- Copious hanging wardrobe space & storage

The three remaining guest cabins are all styled and finished to the same exceptional standard as the Master cabin.

The deckhouse provides a light & welcoming entrance to SY Antares.
Excellent 360 degree views across your anchorage are afforded by the large deckhouse windows and unique retractable glass panels which hide out of view. In doing this the deckhouse & cockpit are seamlessly opened to create a large and very sociable entertaining area. The deckhouse has a more contemporary sharp design which contrasts the yachts below deck interior styling. Teak joinery & flooring compliment the large Royal Blue Deep Buttoned Leather sofas which surround a low Teak coffee table. This teak table opens up and out to create a stunning dining table seating 12 persons.
Within the deckhouse is an ideally located cocktail bar, large fridge & icemaker.
To starboard is the yachts internal navigation, chart table and internal helm station.

Saloon & Dining:
To Port is a large intimate saloon with ample sofas to relax in (new upholstery 2013).
Large 48” widescreen television with surround sound. To starboard is the dining area with space to seat 8 persons

Office/ 4th Cabin:
Forward of the saloon is the large owners 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 and there are ensuite bathroom facilities should a 4th cabin be required.

Central to the yacht with a crew companionway above. Professionally appointed with:
- Gaggeneau 5 ring Induction hob
- Gaggeneau Electric oven
- Extractor fan above
- Combination Microwave Oven
- Extensive cold storage and freezers
- Drop down breakfast bar access aft to guest dining area

Crew Mess:
- Flat screen television
- Raised dinette seats 4
- Miele professional Dryer
- Miele professional washing machine

Crew accom:
- Double Captains cabin & adjoining heads with shower
- Twin bunk cabin Stbd & adjoining heads with shower & emergency exit above
- Twin bunk cabin Port & adjoining heads with shower

View live details of Royal Huisman Shipyards 40m Dixon Ketch
Category:Sailing Boats
Subcategory:Blue Water Cruisers
Manufacturer:Royal Huisman Shipyards
Model:40m Dixon Ketch
Mooring Country:Spain
Year built:2005
Length:39.93 m/131 ft
Category:fin keel
Engine manufacturer:caterpillar c18 diesel 715hp (new in 2013)
Material hull:Aluminium
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