Balance Catamarans is pleased to announce that the tooling of the new Balance 620 is underway, our new second factory up and running, and we couldn’t be more excited. Many have asked us about the 620 and her design philosophy and it is easy to say she is an expanded, higher performance version of our award-winning Balance 526. With many 526 catamarans now voyaging, we have taken careful notes from our customers and incorporated all of their best ideas into our new design.
The new 620 naturally sports the versa helm, but on her, as on all 526 going forward, the standard boat comes with both dual seating at the up helm and the down helm. The feedback we have gotten from the owners of Galileo, who first requested this feature, has simply proven to be too cool to ignore, so any boat we design or build moving ahead will have this dual seating function.
As many know, the older Balance 601 was a superb payload carrier, a robust expeditionary catamaran. We haven’t strayed from this at all on the new 620, but wanted to up the performance ante. So she is sleeker, higher off the water, and has a powerful sail-plan to be sure she blasts along at wind-speed any time the wind is 7 knots or higher. We are deeply committed to green catamarans and the greenest cat is always sailing. That is the 620!
We’ve improved upon the openness of the saloon to aft cockpit as such that her visibility fore and aft, sitting or standing, is truly amazing. Talk about remaining connected to the outdoors – and seeing where in the hell you are going!
Both the interior saloon dining table and aft cockpit tables are designed to flip over to become smaller—coffee table style—but they are also designed to drop down to seat level to convert into day beds, or as we joke, mosh pits. Lounging about, reading, sleeping in either location is awesome.
Anton and Phil have just completed the final interior renders as well as the potential layout options, so please enjoy them here. If you are attending the Annapolis Show, Phil will be on hand to tell you all about her so email Lauren to set up some time to talk!
With over 140,000 miles on our bottoms thus far, we have not had a single dis-masting or structural problem of any kind. We’ve proven that we craft the finest and most reliable carbon epoxy high-performance voyagers in the world today.
Balance offers a great customer building experience in South Africa, the best after-market care and support, and the most practical and easily managed performance cats to be found. Well, forgive us, we all come from surfing roots at Balance, so we are “totally stoked” about our new Balance 620.
Base, sail away price for the Balance 620 begins at $2,499,000 FOB our South African Factory. For a full list of standard 620 equipment and a detailed options pricing list, please click here.
62.01ft / 18.90m
59.38ft / 18.09m
28.05ft / 8.55m
9.06ft / 2.76m
5.25ft / 1.60m
1280 ft2 / 119 m2
89.57ft / 27.30m
3.61ft / 1.10m
37,829lbs / 17,156kgs
The 620 davits are designed to take a safe load of 400 kgs (882 lbs) per davit arm.
Suggested dinghy is the AB Inflatables 13ALX at 3.96m (13’) at an estimated weight of 169 kgs (372 lbs) with a recommended 40hp outboard at 90 kgs (198 lbs). Total weight of rig = 259 kgs (571 lbs).
2277 ft2/ 211.7 m2
1524 ft2/ 142 m2
641 ft2/ 60 m2
2 x 80 HP / 2×60 kW
2×265 gals / 2×1000 litres
2×200 gals / 2×750 litres
2×20 gals / 2×80 litres
3357 ft2 /312 m2
Phillip Berman and Anton Du Toit
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“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…”