Balance Catamarans are high performance voyaging yachts of exceptional quality. We build them for seasoned voyagers, most of whom are purchasing their third or fourth yacht. These sailors demand a level of quality, performance and construction sophistication that cannot be achieved in mass production. Some of our owners are race and performance oriented, while others are more cruise oriented. They are united, however, in their desire to sail very fast on a safe comfortable catamaran capable of carrying significant cruising payloads.
“Rich is an electrical engineer, running global, creative teams that design and build fun, creative games for mobile phones and casinos. He has sailed on the Pacific coast outside of San Diego as well as the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico + some blue water sailing experience helping friends move boats around the Caribbean and North Atlantic.
“Really in 15 years of looking, the Balance catamaran was the only boat that ticked all the boxes.…” READ MORE
“ Aesthetics were also a big factor for us in deciding to order our new Balance 526. We find her crisp contemporary lines and modern interior finishes to be satisfying to our eyes. Also, as experienced sailors, we were drawn to the fact that the 526 is a truly hand-made labor of love crafted by passionate builders who were happy to let us make a wide range of choices on finishes and equipment that larger production builders will not…..” READ MORE
“Todd grew up sailing and racing Sunfishes and moved on to J-Boats after college and was a professional captain in his early 20’s. He studied History at Colgate University and earned an MBA from Georgetown. Judy started a graphic design firm in 1993, Todd joined in 1996 and together they grew it into an internationally sought and successful agency that focuses on mature consumers. “Having owned and maintained more than a dozen yachts, including a Hinkley, Oyster, J-boats, Swan and Nautitech, Balance is by far and away the best boat I have ever owned and sailed!” …” READ MORE
“My wife would never consider cruising offshore in a monohull, and the Balance 526 was the perfect compromise for us as she is fast, comfortable, practical, beautiful and very well built, by people who also love to sail.” READ MORE
“I was looking for something a bit smaller, lighter, and even faster to sail than my Catana 58, and I wished to specify carefully the exact outfit of my next catamaran based on my knowledge from owning the Catana. Balance Catamarans, being a smaller, high-end, boutique shipyard were prepared to work carefully with me to build the catamaran of my dreams….” READ MORE
“Born with a need for speed and a passion to be on the water, Dave and Lisa knew they wanted to cruise extensively in their retirement. The couple had been power boaters for the majority of their lives, until Lisa developed the idea to liquidate their small business in the IT industry, quit their jobs, and go cruising. The convenient size of catamarans led them first to own to a Norseman 430 and then a Leopard 46 before buckling down with a Balance 526…” READ MORE
“Frank has worked in venture technology since the 90’s, playing roles in many well-known software companies, most recently, CEO of a successful data analytics company. Tiffany started her career in Occupational Therapy but then moved to tech companies in various HR and operations roles. Frank and Tiffany sailed together while working at the same company 20 years ago and reunited a few years back. Now married, they are looking to set sail on their new Balance 526!.”…” READ MORE
“Jono, Helga and Kai love being on the ocean. Their circumnavigation plans really came together at the Annapolis Boat Show 2019 when they put a deposit down on their new Balance 482″…” READ MORE
“The Balance 601 is literally everything a true blue water voyager would want, and I believe she is the best balance between performance and comfort in the catamaran world. ” READ MORE
“Craig is an engineer (Industrial/Design) and Chief Technology Officer at Parker Hannifan and has been sailing since the age of 9. Parker Hannifin has been active in the design/development of America’s cup boats for over 30 years and as their CTO, Craig has been able to sail on some of the most high-tech boats on the planet with some of the best sailors!”..READ MORE
“After years of planning we found the Balance 451 to be the best combination of performace, quality of build and value on the market…”
” “A number of things particularly attracted me to the Balance 451. My wife and I both love the “full visibility helm station” that can be totally protected for foul weather. And after having sailed on charter keel catamarans, and recognizing how poorly most of them sail to windward, I knew I wanted dagger-boards. I also wanted the strong, yet very light weight construction of the 451 – the appeal of being able to sail a catamaran that really likes to move, both upwind and down. We really enjoy sailing and sluggish catamarans are just not nearly as much fun to sail. The first time you hit 14 or 15 knots on a 451 you’ll know what I mean…” …READ MORE
“When we first sailed on our boat in Grenada it was fantastic, even better than we had expected, especially upwind… It truly is the perfect balance.. The quality for the price is so clearly obvious to anyone who seriously compares the 451 with other performance and or voyaging focused catamarans. The quality of the fiberglass lamination, the interior cabinetry, the quality if the fittings, rig, sails and wiring systems is first-rate… ” READ MORE