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PDQ 44 Antares

Designed by:
PDQ Yachts Inc. (Alan Slater)
PDQ Yachts Inc.
PDQ 42 Antares

The Antares 44 and before it the Antares 42 continue the same PDQ tradition of well engineered and crafted cruising yachts of a design that pays equal attention to sailing performance, sturdy construction, and living comfort. As with all PDQs, this catamaran is conceived primarily for serious family cruising rather than for charter, as is clear from the internal layout -for instance there is but one heads compartment. The saloon has seating for eight around the dining table, a forward looking navigation station and panoramic-view windows. The freeboard is high to incorprate a high bridgedeck clearance to minimise wave slap, and reduce the height of the "step down" into the hulls. This allows those in the galley and saloon to maintain a feeling of togetherness.

Multihull type:

Below waterline: solid fibreglass

Above waterline and decks: fibreglass cored with Klegacell or Corecell foam

Construction techniques: vacuum bagging and vaccuum assisted injection, reinforcing in high stressed areas

Construction materials: tri-axial knitted fabric and vinylester resin

Sails and rigging:
  • Fractional sloop rig with fully battened, fully roached main
  • Roller reefing, self-tacking jib
  • Optional genoa
  • Screacher or spinnaker flown from a short bowsprit
Sails and rigging images:
PDQ 42 Antares bow PDQ 44 Antares sailplan PDQ 42 Antares main
Deck layout and gear:
  • Swim platform aft
  • Hard-top bimini (can erect full enclusure)
  • Mainsheet traveller tracks on bimini roof
  • Halyards and sheets lead back to helm position
Deck layout images:
PDQ 42 Antares enclosed cockpit PDQ 42 Antares lines PDQ 42 Antares helm PDQ 42 Antares cockpit PDQ 42 Antares cockpit
Keels, boards and rudders:

Fixed keels. Skeg-mounted rudders.


Port hull: double guest cabin aft; galley midships; optionally configurable space forward for accommodation or storage

Starboard hull: owner's stateroom aft; heads and shower compartment forward

Saloon: Table seating for 8; panoramic windows; navigation station forward

Accommodation images:
PDQ 42 Antares layout PDQ 42 Antares layout PDQ 44 Antares washer-dryer PDQ 42 Antares saloon PDQ 42 Antares saloon PDQ 42 Antares heads PDQ 42 Antares owners cabin PDQ 42 Antares cabin option PDQ 42 Antares galley PDQ 42 Antares guest cabin
LOA (length overall):
13.41 m (44 ft)
21.75 m (71 ft 4 in)
Draft minimum:
1.21 m (4 ft)
Windward sail area:
81.75 m² (880 ft²)
Mainsail area:
56.30 m² (606 ft²)
Jib or Solent area:
22.56 m² (243 ft²)
13.1 m (43 ft)
4.27 m (14 ft)
5.41 m (17 ft 9 in)
14.32 m (47 ft)
Displacement, lightship (empty):
7938 kg (7.81 tons)
Displacement, maximum:
10206 kg (10.04 tons)
Bridgedeck clearance:
0.76 m (2 ft 6 in)
Number of berths:
Cabin headroom:
1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Inboard engines:
Typical total engine HP:
Fuel type:
Fuel capacity:
378.5 ltr (100 US gallons)
Water capacity:
568 ltr (150 US gallons)
First introduced:
In production:
Number built:
6 (by Feb 2003)
New price up to:
$439000 US (approx: £221296 Sterling / 298981 / $499122 AUS)*
More images:
PDQ 42 Antares PDQ 42 Antares PDQ 42 Antares
Degree of customisation:
Several options
Designer's/manufacturer's website:
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