The new BALI 4.5 just has been launched by the CATANA Group, a French company which has 30 years experience in catamarans. Using proven design methods and high quality materials, CATANA melds high performance and safety with practicality and convenience in this catamaran.
Many Areas in an Open Space concept!
The difference between a catamaran and a regular boat is evident at first glance, a catamaran is defined by it’s double hull and simple one or two sail system. This allows for a wide deck with plenty of space for whatever your intentions might be. The catch phrase with the BALI 4.5 is Open Space, and this theme follows the boat through its many areas.
Starting with the forward sundeck, this area has space to seat twelve comfortably with a gigantic
area of 20 m squared. The cabin and kitchen are next, the open feeling continuing with the ability to slide away all of the large windows, giving conversation and air unrestricted flow from outside to in.
Moving backwards, the large covered seating area aft has tables and deck open to the water. Atop the cabin, next to the helm, there is more sun deck area. The helm itself is covered with seating for two.
Three cabins are found below deck, the master to one side and two guest cabins to the other.
Two bathrooms offer a degree of privacy as guests need not infringe on the master suit for use of the facilities.
There are showers in each, further adding convenience. All these spaces are linked by wide steps and easy to grasp hand rails with thoughts to greater mobility and safety. Intelligent storage can be found in high volumes throughout the whole.
The BALI 4.5 offers Modern Conveniences
Longer excursions dictate the need for modern conveniences. The kitchen has everything that one might want: a huge fridge and freezer complete with ice machine, espresso machine, oven / range. A trash compactor in the large double sink makes doing away with kitchen refuse a breeze. A dish washer completes the kitchen.
In the master bathroom, a clothes washer is
available for use. Power is available throughout for whatever electronic device you wish to bring for business or entertainment. The boat systems themselves are all touch screen controlled and provide informative tutorials for those learning the controls. All in all, taking a ride on this boat does not mean leaving behind civilization but bringing it with you to the open water.
Safety and ease of handling
The BALI 4.5 is designed for safety and ease of handling. To operate this catamaran, only one helmsman is needed. Electronic winches assist in raising and lowering sail with the system also being a self-tacking Solent, assisting in maneuverability. The sail area to light displacement ratio is the highest in its class, meaning added safety and performance.
Although the BALI 4.5 can make way with only slight breezes, there are times when the winds do not cooperate. For this, two engines are provided that can work in tandem or be operated one at a time to conserve fuel and promote engine life. The prop has folding blades that retract when the engine is not running to provide les drag when sailing the catamaran in wind. Water tank capacity is 800 liters with a 200 liter / hour water maker system attached. It should be noted that this system only works when the engines are running.
The BALI 4.5 Open Space is an excellent choice for many vocations.
Whether the intent is fishing, entertaining or simply a safe, easy boat to bring out for the sheer love of sailing, this catamaran is worth a serious consideration. CATANA has a proven history of making safe, elegant boats and the modern features put into this one can only speak to an attention to detail and a knowledge of sailing found in the truly passionate. Old sea salts and younger captains alike can appreciate the elegance and simplicity of this most excellent CATANA catamaran.