Balance Catamarans
Balance Catamarans

The Story

Climb aboard the new Balance 482 and behold the boldly contemporary lines of our trend setting high performance blue water voyager.  Designed by World Champion catamaran racer Phillip Berman and Award Winning naval architect Anton Du Toit, the Balance 482 is blue water tough, fast as a gazelle, yet exceptionally easy to handle.  

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Base, sail away price for the Balance 482 begins at $1,032,000 FOB our South African Factory. A fully cruise equipped model runs approximately $1,250,000 FOB our South African Factory. For a full list of standard 482 equipment and a detailed options pricing list, please click here.

Overall Length

48.26ft / 14.71m

Waterline Length

48.26ft / 14.71m

Beam Overall

25.91ft / 7.9m

Main Sail

964 ft2 / 89.6m2

Working Self-Tacking Jib

468 ft2 / 43.5 m2

Sail Area (100% Foretriangle)

1,432 ft2 / 133.1 m2

Asymmetric Spinnaker

1970 ft2 / 183.1 m2


Boards Down: 7.22ft / 2.2m

Boards Up: 3.81ft / 1.16m

Hull Beam

7.55 ft/ 2.3m

Air draft

71.39 ft/ 21.76 m

DISP (L/Ship)

24,950lbs / 11.315 kgs 

DISP (Max Load)

33,075lbs / 15,000kgs


784 ft2 / 72.9m2

Yanmar 4JH45 x SD 60

2× 45 HP / 2×34 kW

Fuel Capacity

2×105 gals / 2×400 liters

Fresh Water Capacity

2×103 gals / 2×390 litres

Black Water Capacity

2×16 gals / 2×61 litres


Phillip Berman and Anton Du Toit

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  • 3 cabin owners version. Owner master berth starboard forward, owner master shower aft. Queen berth forward on port side with double bed aft. There can be one or two heads on port side, depending on customer choice
  • 3 cabin owner version with office to port. Owner master berth to starboard forward, owner master shower aft. Queen berth forward on port side, with single berth/office combination aft.
  • 2 cabin double owner version, where both port and starboard hulls are private owner suites.
  • Four cabin, four head version
  • Four cabin two head version

Read What Experts Are Saying About The 482

Want to learn more about the Balance?  Read what experts from around the world have come to learn about the Balance Catamarans after test sails and inspections on this special cat by visiting our media page.



“In addition to being a yacht of the finest quality, the new “Versahelm” design is so elegant, wise and functional one wonders why nobody thought to do it before…”

Multihulls Magazine



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