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Raising the (Performance) Bar

FEATURED IN SEAHORSE MAGAZINE – Here! Balance Catamarans is a fast-growing brand of comfortable ocean cruising cats, built to a strict ethos, that sail remarkably…

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Boat test: Balance 482 catamaran

The Balance 482 is a fast cruiser with style that instantly grabs your attention, says Rob Peake in his review in SailingToday. See what else he has to say in…

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Balance 442: Cruising World Has Something To Say

Read what Herb McCormick, the former editor of Cruising World and the Yachting correspondent for The New York Times has to say about the 442 in his latest review. To Read to full online…

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Awards, Reviews and Features

Since the first 526 was launched and won the grandaddy award of them all, Cruising World’s Import Boat of the Year in 2017, Balance Catamarans has earned recognition, awards, and…

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Top 10 Best Boats Review: Balance 442

“The newest kid in the Balance Catamarans family is fun, fast, and flippin’ smart.” “Sail magazine today announced the winners of its Top 10 Best Boats for 2023. Using refined judging…

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SAIL MAGAZINE: 482 – Best Boat Winner 2022

https://www.sailmagazine.com/boats/best-boats-balance-482 I’m sure many readers have heard of the dinghy test, in which it’s considered important you be able to admire your own boat as you’re…

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SAILING WORLD: 2022 Boat of the Year – Best Multihull

https://www.sailingworld.com/sailboats/2022-boat-of-the-year-best-multihull/ The Balance 482 is a bluewater voyager with high-quality construction, performance and value Sailing World Magazine’s annual Boat of the Year tests are conducted in Annapolis, Maryland, following the…

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CRUISING WORLD: 2022 Boat of the Year: Best Performance Catamaran

Quick, fast and fun, the South African-built Balance 482 is a cat that will get up and go, but offers plenty of comfort once the hook is down. During and…

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CRUISING WORLD: Balance 526 Wins Import Boat of the Year

It was a match made in multihull heaven. On the one hand, you had American Phil Berman, a world-class competitive Hobie sailor in his youth, who parlayed his knowledge, talent…

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CRUISING WORLD: Best Full-Size Multihull Over 50 Feet

Winner: Balance 526 The 2017 winner of the Best Full-Size Multihull Over 50 Feet. https://www.cruisingworld.com/best-full-size-multihull-over-50-feet/ When it comes to cruising catamarans, there are two nations…

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