Please select your home edition
Edition
Selden 2020 - LEADERBOARD

The Antares 8 wins the “Best Fishing” Award at the Japan International Boat Show Awards Ceremony

by Beneteau Asia Pacific 11 Apr 21:47 PDT
The Antares 8 wins the “Best Fishing” Award © Beneteau Asia Pacific

Beneteau Asia-Pacific is more than thrilled to announce that the Antares 8 is honored with the "Boat of the Year Japan 2023" (BOTY) award in the category of Best Fishing at the Japan International Boat Show Awards Ceremony took place on March 21st, 2024.

Created in 2008, the BOTY Japan award aims to acknowledge the best boats of the year, domestic or imported. Awards are presented in seven categories and one Grand Prix. The panel of judges is comprised of marine journalists and editors, industry insiders, racing drivers, expert anglers, yacht designers and etc.

The judges recognized the innovation and versatility embodied within the Antares 8 and described the reasons as follows: " In the Japanese fishing market, popular boats for fishermen were traditionally designed with a sole focus on practical aspects for fishing. However, the arrival of Beneteau Antares boats has changed our perception as fishermen.

The Antares 8 also provides us with ample space for owners to enjoy quality moments with family or friends after fishing.

The Antares 8 is stylish, sporty, compact, yet offers enough space for a weekend getaway with the family. Compared to the standard fishing boats in Japan, it is truly sensational!"

"Beneteau is really delighted to receive the Best Fishing Award category for the Antares 8 from BOTY Japan and we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all the juries. This year marks the 140th anniversary of Beneteau, and this award is the best gift we could have received. We would also like to express our gratitude to First Marine for representing the Beneteau brand in Japan for many years and for introducing the new Antares 8 Fishing model.

Fishing has evolved into a popular leisure activity worldwide, especially in Japan. With Beneteau's unremitting efforts in product innovation and onboard experience enhancement, the Antares range has also been evolved with new features and next-level comfort. The Antares 8 definitely elevates your adventures, whether it's for fishing or cruising!" said Erwan HER, Beneteau Sales Director, Asia Pacific.

Launched by Beneteau in 2021, the Antares 8 offers novel features designed specially for lovers of nautical pursuits, with a special focus on fishing enthusiasts. She comes in two versions, Cruising, which provides exceptional onboard comfort and conviviality, and Fishing, which has everything fishing enthusiasts may need.

Designed for physically demanding fishing trips, Antares 8 Fishing has an open cockpit that makes it easier to move around the boat; everything about is perfectly designed, right down to the smallest detail. The rear benchseat is replaced by a fishing station that comes with professional-grade rod holders. In addition to the recirculating livewell tank, this Fishing version also has three storage compartments under the cockpit sole, one of which can take a fish box.

Rod holders are fitted into the freeboards, and also on the roof's hardtop extension. The roof can also be fitted with a 12-inch display used to survey fishing grounds. Continuing our tour of the roof, there is a search spotlight in the rear, and a LED light at the front for better night-time visibility.

Related Articles

Lagoon World Escapade 2024
Recap from three APAC locations As the biggest Lagoon Escapade on a global scale, the Lagoon World Escapade took place on May 17th-19th, 2024, as a special program to celebrate Lagoon's 40th anniversary. Posted on 11 Jun
Groupe Beneteau accelerates connectivity
Ambition is to play a leading role in the transformation of the nautical sector World leader in the yachting industry, Groupe Beneteau has launched in 2019 an application dedicated to the monitoring and predictive maintenance of its boats christened Seanapps. Posted on 15 May
Beneteau Pittwater Regatta by Flagstaff Marine
During the morning's Champagne breakfast and briefing the heavens did indeed open up A forecast of up to 50mm of rain was nowhere near enough to deter the loyal Beneteau enthusiasts for the annual Beneteau Pittwater Regatta by Flagstaff Marine. Posted on 13 May
Beneteaus bring smiles to battle rain
A forecast of up to 50mm of rain was nowhere near enough to deter the loyal Beneteau enthusiasts A forecast of up to 50mm of rain was nowhere near enough to deter the loyal Beneteau enthusiasts for the annual Beneteau Pittwater Regatta by Flagstaff Marine. During the morning's Champagne breakfast and briefing the heavens did indeed open up Posted on 13 May
Figaro Beneteau 3 achieves impressive results
1st place in Double-handed Division and 5th in IRC Overall in the Rolex China Sea Race At the recently-completed Rolex China Sea Race 2024, A Plastic Ocean, a Figaro Beneteau 3 (FB3) skippered by Cosmas and Philippe Grelon achieved excellent results again: 1st place in Double-handed Division and 5th in IRC Overall. Posted on 13 Apr
Date set for 2024 Pittwater Beneteau Regatta
Get ready for what is always a very enjoyable day's sailing at Royal Prince Alfred YC This year's Pittwater Beneteau Regatta will once again be hosted by the RPAYC and combined with the Lion Island series. Posted on 4 Apr
The Pittwater Sailing Show is on this weekend
Book your viewing day and test sails with Flagstaff Marine Flagstaff Marine, in collaboration with a number of other importers of Sailing yachts, is delighted to be a part of the Pittwater Sailing Yacht Show to be held at three locations on Pittwater. Posted on 2 Apr
Beneteau and Simpson Marine move forward
This amicable decision follows Simpson Marine's acquisition by Sanlorenzo SPA After a remarkable 40-year partnership, Beneteau, has formally concluded its collaboration with Simpson Marine across the seven Asian countries where they operate. Posted on 22 Mar
Welcome to the 2024 Pittwater Sailing Yacht Show
A new initiative of the sailing industry in Sydney View all the new yachts from Jeanneau, Beneteau, Excess, Grand Soleil, X-Yachts, Bavaria, Hanse, Dehler, Moody, Elan, and Viko over three days, April 5th-7th. Posted on 22 Mar
Groupe Beneteau: Record full-year earnings in 2023
Premiumization, sustainable innovation and new services: the Group develops its next growth drivers "2023 was a record year for Groupe Beneteau. The Group's 8,000 staff achieved an outstanding collective performance: income from ordinary operations of over €240m, with a double-digit net margin." Posted on 20 Mar
Cyclops Marine 2023 November - FOOTERAllen Dynamic 40 FooterRS Sailing 2021 - FOOTER