The Balance 690 is an ultra high performance world voyaging catamaran, built with epoxy, e-glass and carbon reinforcement. The 690 can be fabricated with or without a fly bridge design, as all of our yachts are built on a semi-custom basis. She is as fast or faster than any currently designed or marketed 69 foot catamaran in the world today. Prices for the 690 start at $1,550,000. All prices are FOB Cape Town, South Africa.
The Balance 690 is foam core, e-glass, carbon reinforced and only epoxy resins are used in her layup. All of her furniture is hand-crafted foam sand-which. She is a cutter-rig for ease of use by a small crew and designed specifically for high speed oceanic adventure travel. For those who opt for the XP version, she sports the ground-breaking, award-winning Versahelm design, enabling her to be sailed in the open air on pleasant days or piloted down below in total protection in inclement weather using the same carbon wheel. As with all of our designs, the focus is on simplicity and practicality for people who will often be sailing far from marine repair facilities.
Founded by World Champion catamaran racer and author Phillip Berman, Balance Catamarans are the finest high-performance adventure catamarans on the planet.
After managing the sale of hundreds of catamarans over the past decade – new and used – we’ve learned how catamarans are built, how they break and fall apart, how they sail in the most dangerous conditions, which systems tend to work and fail, and how they are “really” used by sailors.
We’ve concluded that none of the catamarans currently offered by the major production builders are ideally suited to the needs, budgets, and performance expectations of today’s committed liveaboard voyagers. The catamaran market has simply focused too much on the charter trade and lost the ideal balance of performance, comfort, quality, and practical seamanlike features required by serious sailors.
Balance Catamarans result directly from the enormous fund of experience we have gained through sea trials, numerous builds and designs, owner feedback and the collective result of millions of blue water miles. There really is no substitute for experience and the direct relationships we have had, both individually, and with hundreds of catamaran sailors, has given us the invaluable feedback we’ve relied upon in the design of each Balance Catamaran that we build.
Balance Catamarans was founded in 2012 and has launched four 60 footers, nine 45 footers, six 52 footers, and one 76 footer. Our catamarans are sailing on every major ocean in the world and have met with critical praise by every major yachting publication. The Balance 526 was the winner of Cruising World Magazines 2017 Import Yacht of the Year (the grand prize) as well Best Multihull Over 50 feet. To learn all about these truly exceptional yachts, we encourage you to visit our website: balancecatamarans.com
Contact - Phillip Berman
The Multihull Company Philadelphia Office
Custom Designed by Dutoit Yacht Design as a day charter vessel to operate carrying 150 pax.
The proven Balance Catamarans hull shapes and manufacturing will be used as a platform for this vessel. A customized top deck and superstructure are be built to offer the owners flexibility and versatility for their operation.
The vessel is built using a gel coated outer layer, top quality DCPD polyester resins and 80 density structural foam coring all vacuum bagged to ensure to quality adhesion and ratios for all major components, hulls, superstructure, deck and bulkheads. All non-structural components will be made from 60 density foam where possible to save weight yet still achieve good strong structures.
NOTE- hull corners are solid laminate with stainless dock protection strip and extra “wear” protection on fwd hulls and keels
The exterior finish of the vessel is painted with a Balco 2K paint system to commercial yacht finish.
Interior and below decks accommodation areas are hand painted with “flo coat or equivalent” system giving durability and easy cleaning.
Non – skid rolled deck surface covering on all deck and walking areas.
All hull and deck colors to be chosen by charter operator, with company logo on sails and company logos on each side of hull.
An epoxy barrier coat is applied to the hulls up to 150mm above DWL together with 4 coats of Sigma black Antifouling all utilizing an airless paint application system.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.