Our design and build philosophy at Balance Catamarans is simple: Improve on the proven, innovate when required. As the inventors of the ground-breaking Versa Helm design we know how to push the envelope, but we never go against our prime directive – BUILD THE FINEST, MOST EASILY OPERATED, BULLET PROOF PERFORMANCE VOYAGING CATAMARANS POSSIBLE.
We use the finest resins, epoxies, foam cores, fiberglass and carbon products available in the world today. Our yachts are built with a combination of resin infusion or vacuum bagged techniques. We use only foam composite bulkheads, foam cores, and all of our furniture and cabinets are made with cored, sandwich construction. We use carbon fiber heavily in all of the high load areas of our yachts and custom fabricate many of our own glass/carbon components – including davits, bimini posts, doors, bimini tops, etc. Every move we make at Balance is focused on producing the lightest, strongest, stiffest catamaran we can possibly build.
We install only the finest masts, winches, hatches, engines and generators on the market today. We use Yanmar or Volvo engines, Northern Lights generators, Spectra Watermakers, the finest cutting edge solar panels, Harken deck gear, Ullman or Neil Pryde Sails, Victron invertors, Spectra halyards, Raymarine or Furuno electronics, and Reckman or Pro Furl electric furlers, etc.
Balance Catamarans are fabricated to achieve either CE, Category A offshore classification, ABS Offshore Classification, or American Boat and Yacht Council codes and standards. Our customers tell us which method of certification they desire or require, as all of our yachts meet or exceed the above-listed standards. Our operators manual conforms with CE Category A Offshore classification.
Balance Catamarans fabricates the finest performance voyaging catamarans in the world today. Bar none.
“In addition to being a yacht of the finest quality, the new “Versahelm” design of the Balance 526 is so elegant, wise and functional one wonders why nobody thought to do it before…”
“When you combine the narrow, longer hulls with the new powerful rig and the ultra-light overall construction, the Balance 451 promises to be one of the fastest cruising cats with proper cruising accommodations out there.”