General Information

Name: “Antares” ex Chardonnay
Registry: NSW Maritime Authority current to 4/ 2017
Official no.: 621338 Net 36
US registration: New York. NY6859FB
British registration: SSR80370
HIN no.: FLZ/715780182 (UK)
Tonnage: Light displacement – 32 tonnes approx. Gross – 50 tonnes approx.
Length: 20.18 metres / 66’4″ LWL 51′
Breadth: 4.80 metres / 15’9″
Draft: 2.74 metres / 9’0″
Type: Wooden custom built Ketch rigged, auxiliary yacht.
Designer: Architect De Mico Milano
Builder: Merani Mauro Cantiero. Civitanova Marche Macerata. Hannibal, Near Venice, Italy.
Year built: 1972
Service: Private; Solid, well found wooden vessel in excellent condition throughout.


General description of the vessel:

  • Roomy cockpit with large hatches leading to generator and sails storage locker under. Steering – compass, engine panel with remote navigation instruments. A Sliding hatch leads to lower level.
  • Navigation station with single berth, electrical panels, navigation instruments with wet locker to port, enclosed washing/drying machine and fuel + water tanks under. Berth with storage locker.
  • Next is door entrance to large main cabin. With raised oak panelling detail, oak beams, dual hatches, 2 pilot berths, dining table with seating for six, port settee, entertainment system and lockers on port and starboard.
  • Mahogany lined fore and aft passage leads to portside enclosed fully equiped galley with LPG 3 burner stove + oven, refrigerator/freezer, double stainless steel sink and ample storage. Hatch overhead. Large shower, toilet and vanity to starboard side of the passage.
  • Passage leads to mahogany lined night cabin with king size bed plus wardrobe, storage and general purpose area with single berth. Passage then leads to forward cabin with two single vee berths and onwards to the chain locker.
  • All cabins are fitted with mahogany and lexan hatches with stainless steel hardware.
  • All accommodation areas fitted with hinged, solid skylights. All tastefully lined in quality timber.

Antares Blueprint



Material: African mahogany, carvel planked. 1 7/8″ 5/8″ teak on 5/8″ marine ply, fastenings are Monel 5 inch nails and bolts, deck beams 5″ x 3″ x 4″ oak at 16″ ctrs. appears sound.
Superstructure: Mahogany – varnished, teak trim.
Hull/deck connection: Oak beams on oak shelf.
Framing: Deck beams and framing cut 5x3x4 frames She Oak on 16 inch centres.



No.: 8 off
Watertight: partial
Connection: on side frames
Fastenings: Monel rails and bolts
Through hull fittings: bronze
Steering system: Teleflex hydraulic with emergency
Deck hardware: Stainless steel and aluminium fittings
Hand rails/stanchions: Stainless steel
Chain plates: Stainless steel
Bonded: Yes


Spars and Rigging:

Masts: 2 x aluminium extrusions, single spreader, painted. Main and mizzen.
Booms: Douglas fir, varnished, main and mizzen.
Standing rigging: Stainless 1 x 19 x 5/8″ – appears good.
Age of s.s. stays: Seven years – in apparent good condition. stainless bottle screws.
Running rigging: Dacron lines and stainless wire.
Sails: 6 x Dacron + Profurl Jib
Awings: Full coverage in three sections
Canvas covers Sails and cockpit dodger,
windlass and hatches
Winches: 3 x halyard,
2 x Harken 66-2 electric,
1 x 24volt Lofrans anchor winch,
6x sheet (Elkes Lewmar & Barbarossa)



Propulsion: Perkins 6354 diesel, turbo charged. Under saloon.
Condition: Major overhaul 1996
Serial no.: TE2069U570531F
Year built: 1972
Number of cylinders: 6 cylinder
Hours: About 1,500 hours
Engine mounts: Steel, flexible, rubber insert.
Cooling: Raw water
Horse power: 160hp
Exhaust system: Wet – flex hose
Gearbox: Borg Wagner 2:1
Shafting: Stainless, 1.75 diameter
Propellers: 24″ maxi prop, three blade feathering, bronze.
Fuel tanks: Four aluminum diesel tanks fiberglass over located under the cockpit and helm station approx capacity 1363 litres.
Vented: Yes
Number of litres: 300 US gallons total.
Fuel lines, valve & fill: Flexi hose
Genset: Onan OMKD 3R IB – Serial No. L860860038
KVA: 8.0 kva
Engine: Cummins
Cyls: 3 cylinder
Water tanks: Two stainless + Five a aluminum fiberglass over total capacity 1665 litres plus a 240 volt water maker/ desalinator, capacity 57 litres per hour (presently pickled)
Holding tanks: 1 x 15 gallon (approx.) GRP Macerator pump
Condition engine room: Clean and dry – one dripless staffing box.
Condition bilges: Clean and dry
Bilge pumps: 2 x 24volt automatic on float switch + alarms
1 x Edson hand pump
1 x 110volt electric portable
Ventilation: Natural – adequate
Air conditioning: N/A
Electrical systems: 24 volt/ 120 volt/ 240 volt
Wiring: Thermo plastic, negative ground.
Circuit protection: Circuit breakers
Batteries: Below saloon seat and passage way
1 x 12 volt generator
4 x 12 volt auxiliary in two banks, 24 volt house
2x 12 volt engine start ,
2x 24 volt house all batteries are high capacity AGM sealed
240 & 110 volt AC switchable systems
battery charger: 1 x 30 amp charger
1 x 15 amp charger
Alternators: 1x 12 volt 1x 24volt
Invertor: Heart interface 24 volt to 110 volt AC
Auto pilot Dual B&G & Wagner Auto Nav hydraulic autopilot with hydraulic helm pump and dual steering pistons with crossover control.


Galley equipment:

Stove: 1 x LPG Force 10 stainless steel three burner + oven
Refrigerator: 240 Volt
Sink: Double stainless steel
Counters and cabinets: Timber and Formica
LP gas cylinders: 2 x aluminium
Location: Lazarett
Secured: Yes – in sealed box – vented overboard.
Valve protected: Yes
Flame safe protected: Yes
Flame safe protected: 1 x stainless steel pressurized hot water system


Ground tackle:

Anchor windlass: 1 x 24 volt Lofrans
Anchors: 1 x 85lb Danforth + length 1/2″ chain & 600′ x 3/4″ nylon rope
1 x 120lb Fisherman + rope
1 x 75lb CQR with chain + 250′ x 1/2″ chain and rope
1 x 65lb + 250′ 1/2 ” chain and 7/8″ rope
Chain: 2 x 250′ x 1/2″ open link chain
Rope: Adequate 7/8″ and 3/4″ nylon rope
Hatches: 7 x wood
3 x aluminium
hinged, secured, skylights
portlights: 2 x glass main cabin
Doors: x wood, hinged
1 x wood, sliding to shower/toilet
Lazarett: Hinged wooden hatch over
Date dry docked: August 2016 The Boat Works Coomera Qld


Safety equipment:

Life jackets: 6 x life jackets
6 x spare for guests
Life rings: 1 x life ring on stern,
1x life sling on stern
1 x MOB pole and light
Life raft: 1 x eight person Givens fully equiped, “needs service”.
Dinghy: 15HP Mercury
First aid kit: Yes
Bell: Yes
Horn: 1 x 24 volt horn
Fire extinguishers: 2 x 2,5lb DCP
1 x 10kg CO²
1 x Halon in engine room 1301
Epirb: Satellite 406 ACR in Survey


Special Equipment

1x ICOM IC -M411 VHS radio
1 x Furuno GP-7000 GPSchart Plotter
1 x SSB Sea 222 radio
2 x Satnav Garmin 120 + 75 GPS
1 x Furuno M821 radar – 32 mile
1 x B & G Network Pilot
1 x B & G Hecta depth sounder
1 x Hornet 4 log speed
1 x B & G Hornet 4 wind speed
1 x 5″ Danforth magnetic compass
1 x Clock
1 x Weems & Plath Barometer
1 x anchor light and navigation lights
2 x hand held search lights
1 x Alpine CHA S604 stereo + AM/FM cassette unit and speakers


Comments and opinions:

This classic Sparkmans & Stevens style vessel is fully surveyed and insured and is ready for blue water passage making.