Like many insurgent brands, Balance was born from our frustration. The catamaran market had simply become dominated by charter cats or racing cats, leaving few options for those seeking something in-between. We took our collective experience born from thousands of miles at sea to design and create truly balanced, handcrafted performance catamarans that would offer our customers years of blissful living and sailing.
Balance 442: She’s Designed for Cruisers Unwilling to Sacrifice Speed
The agile multi-tasker is SAIL magazine’s Best Boat winner for 2023.
She’s the ideal performance cruiser for island hoppers yet fully capable of trans-oceanic adventure travel. With her carbon reinforced foam core hulls, dual daggerboards, and powerful sail plan the Balance 442 is a fast and able voyager. With her powerful 1, 205-square foot-sail plan the Balance 442 ghosts along in 5 knots of wind while others are burning diesel. But when it’s blowing, furl in her headsails, reef her down, and fly. She is built to withstand the worst weather.
Gorgeous Interior Design
With her owner-version configuration, the Balance 442 easily accommodates six people. And Balance’s innovative salon table converts into a queen-size bed so you can always host another couple. It is also a place to hang out, read a book, or sleep when your partner is on watch. Her master shower aft is luxurious. The 442 sports 6’10” of headroom, boasts a large U-shaped galley, and offers more real wood, hand-made cabinetry, than any catamaran of her size and class.
The 442 delivers the most expansive sight lines in the catamaran world today. The flow and openness between the main salon and cockpit are superbly designed with the VersaHelm - a helm station that swings up and down with ease. The VersaHelm has revolutionized all weather sailing. At Balance, our quest for perfect balance means we innovate, we create, we imagine better sailing experiences at every stage. And then we build it.
Speed and Ease of Operation
The 442 is fast, but how does she balance the need for speed with the reality of single-handed sailing? Her self-tending blade jib makes tacking a simple matter of turning over the helm. All her reefing and sail management takes place at the upper helm station. With her dual furling headsails, electric winches, and mainsheet system that operates without a traveler, her ease of sailing is remarkable. Too windward, wow, drop down her daggerboards and point like a bandit.
Fast But Always Gracious
We take our quest for perfect balance into every detail, making the 442 a sheer delight to live on. She's the most gracious liveaboard catamaran to be found today. Her luxury is in perfect harmony with her power.
She’s a pleasure to move about on whether that’s cooking, sleeping, lounging, bathing, dining or entertaining friends and family. There is a place to store everything on the 442, and a lot of places to just hang out and relax. You can pilot her up top in fair weather, pilot her down in the cold, you can lounge and read inside or outside, turn your tables into beds, into dining tables, into pleasure nooks for reading or watching the latest film.
Find out why Balance Catamarans is the fastest growing catamaran builder in the world today, and why the 442 is a breakthrough catamaran on every level.
Note: This is not an advertisement for a brokerage yacht. The yachts pictured here represent examples of a variety of the 442’s we have built. The pricing and specifications here are for a “base boat.” To obtain our options pricing and additional information please contact us.