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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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THE 482 STORY

The initial inspiration for the Balance 482 came from our passion to design and build – from the ground up – the finest performance voyaging catamarans for a couple or small family who really want to go places in speed and comfort yet carry significant cruising payloads. We set out to design her to be simple to operate and to maintain while offering gracious living.

RESTORING BALANCE TO THE CATAMARAN UNIVERSE

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

Forward-raked wave piercing bows, foam core hulls, decks and furniture, carbon reinforced, she offers incomparable performance and stunning design. The 482 can be crafted with with either dagger-boards or high performance fixed keels.

GRACIOUS LIVING, ELEGANT DESIGN

After selling over 500 catamarans we know that our customers wish to turn their yachts into gracious, elegant homes. We’ve spent hour upon hour examining our interior sight lines. We’ve profoundly improved upon catamaran living ergonomics – our beds, toilettes and showers, as well as our cabinetry and finishes are truly state-of-the-art. Our European styled interiors have been designed and coordinated by the esteemed Philadelphia design firm, OLC, known for over 25 years as a leader in high-end interior design. 

With her owner version configuration, the Balance 482 easily accommodates up to six people for a long voyage. Our innovative salon table converts into a queen size bed so you can always sleep another couple if required. It is a superb place to hang out, read a book, or sleep when your partner is on watch.  Her master shower aft is luxurious, and the 482 sports 6 foot 10 inches of headroom, boasts a large U-shaped galley, and offers more cabinetry than any performance catamaran of her size and class

SAILING MADE EASY

With the Balance 482 there is never a need to wait for crew. We’ve designed her to be easily piloted single-handed. Our self tending blade jib, reefing station, and innovative Versa-helm Trademarked design now make it possible for almost anyone to single-hand our catamaran safely in any sort of weather.

With her powerful 1,432 square foot sail-plan the Balance 482 will ghost along in 5 knot winds while the others are burning diesel. Like all Balance designs, the 482 is one Green Machine. When it’s blowing, however, just furl in her headsails, reef her down, and keep on going. She’s built to withstand the worst weather you’d ever wish to sail in.

KEEPING IT SIMPLE

The 482 is fast, sure. But she’s easily operated singlehanded if required. Her self-tending blade jib makes tacking a simple matter of turning over the helm. All of her reefing and sail management takes place at the upper helm station.  With her dual furling headsails, electric winches, and a mainsheet system that operates without a traveler, you don’t need to be a racer to sail her.

DUAL DAGGERBOARDS

The 482 can be configured with dual daggerboards for those seeking maximum performance under sail, or with high performance fixed keels to reduce operational complexity. To understand the trade-offs and performance differences, please see the study we conducted with the Wolfson Unit at the University of Southampton. The fully retractable dual daggerboards draws less than 3’ 6” inches of water when retracted. Shallow waters are no longer off limits. Upwind performance is dramatically improved with the boards in the down position, while off wind performance is enhanced with the boards raised. In dangerous cross seas, with the “boards up,” the 482 will side-slip to avoid the tripping effect associated with large fin keeled cats.

VERSA HELM DESIGN

The first of its kind in catamaran design, our all-weather Versahelm design blends the best of both worlds for serious voyagers. In fair weather you open up the sliding hard top and sail upstairs in open air. In inclement weather you close the hardtop and drop our cantilevered wheel into the aft cockpit. From here you pilot in total protection looking through our large vertical salon windows. The down position enables you to see all four corners of the yacht for docking and offers a safe, warm and comfortable place to sit watch and pilot the 482 in any sort of weather. We have labored sedulously to eliminate the ugliness and problems of two-tiered hard tops that must be covered with plastic or glass for cold weather sailing. We see no reason why a modern catamaran must look like a fishing trawler but find every reason to believe she must often be piloted like one – in any sort of weather in comfort and safety. Sailing must be fun whenever it can be but warm and safe went it cannot.

The new 482 delivers the most expansive sight lines in the catamaran industry today. The flow and openness between the main salon and the cockpit are superb, and her permanent up and down helm stations take the ground breaking Versa-Helm design to an entire new level. Spitting rain? Cold And tired?  Who cares? You’re sailing a Balance.

WHAT MAKES HER SPECIAL

It’s been said before that, “Balance Doesn’t Make Perfect – Only Perfect Balance Makes Perfect.” This sums up our designs perfectly! We’ve thought through every aspect of the 482 to strike a careful Balance between speed and comfort. Racers at heart, Berman and du Toit are also deeply practical sailors who’ve spent thousands of miles at sea. For them, a great catamaran must live as well as it sails. A superb galley, great sleeping and eating spaces, plenty of storage, and enchanting areas in which to live and play – inside or outside – this is our 482

Exposure to bad weather on the 482 is minimized while your ability to sail away from the worst is maximized. But sailing fast isn’t enough, is it? No catamaran should brag about being the first at anchor if she’s not also a sheer delight to live on. That’s why the 482 is the most gracious live-aboard catamaran we could possibly design.

She’s a pleasure to move about on, to sleep on, cook, lounge, bathe, dine and entertain friends and family. There is a place to store everything on the 482, and a lot of places to just hang out and relax – you can pilot her up top in fair weather, pilot her down in the cold, you can lounge and read inside or outside, turn your tables into beds, into dining tables, into pleasure nooks for reading or watching the latest film. The 482 is your home away from home.

SPECIFICATIONS

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. 

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

DRAFT

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

SCREACHER/FURLING

784 ft2 / 72.9m2

YANMAR 4JH45 X SD 60

2× 57 HP / 2×43 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

DESIGNERS

Phillip Berman and Anton Du Toit

 

LAYOUTS
Layouts
  • 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
Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Managing Broker

Contact - Phillip Berman
The Multihull Company

Located in Philadelphia, PA

OFFICE: 215-508-2704
CELL: 484-686-5363
FAX: 215-508-2706
Email: Phil@multihullcompany.com
View Phillip Berman's Profile

Boat Specifications

Year

2020

Length

48 ft

Location

South Africa

Price

1,073,280

Status

Active

Make

Balance

Model

482

Name

Additional Specs

Keel

Engines

About This Boat

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.  


Additional Details

THE 482 STORY

The initial inspiration for the Balance 482 came from our passion to design and build – from the ground up – the finest performance voyaging catamarans for a couple or small family who really want to go places in speed and comfort yet carry significant cruising payloads. We set out to design her to be simple to operate and to maintain while offering gracious living.

RESTORING BALANCE TO THE CATAMARAN UNIVERSE

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

Forward-raked wave piercing bows, foam core hulls, decks and furniture, carbon reinforced, she offers incomparable performance and stunning design. The 482 can be crafted with with either dagger-boards or high performance fixed keels.

GRACIOUS LIVING, ELEGANT DESIGN

After selling over 500 catamarans we know that our customers wish to turn their yachts into gracious, elegant homes. We’ve spent hour upon hour examining our interior sight lines. We’ve profoundly improved upon catamaran living ergonomics – our beds, toilettes and showers, as well as our cabinetry and finishes are truly state-of-the-art. Our European styled interiors have been designed and coordinated by the esteemed Philadelphia design firm, OLC, known for over 25 years as a leader in high-end interior design. 

With her owner version configuration, the Balance 482 easily accommodates up to six people for a long voyage. Our innovative salon table converts into a queen size bed so you can always sleep another couple if required. It is a superb place to hang out, read a book, or sleep when your partner is on watch.  Her master shower aft is luxurious, and the 482 sports 6 foot 10 inches of headroom, boasts a large U-shaped galley, and offers more cabinetry than any performance catamaran of her size and class

SAILING MADE EASY

With the Balance 482 there is never a need to wait for crew. We’ve designed her to be easily piloted single-handed. Our self tending blade jib, reefing station, and innovative Versa-helm Trademarked design now make it possible for almost anyone to single-hand our catamaran safely in any sort of weather.

With her powerful 1,432 square foot sail-plan the Balance 482 will ghost along in 5 knot winds while the others are burning diesel. Like all Balance designs, the 482 is one Green Machine. When it’s blowing, however, just furl in her headsails, reef her down, and keep on going. She’s built to withstand the worst weather you’d ever wish to sail in.

KEEPING IT SIMPLE

The 482 is fast, sure. But she’s easily operated singlehanded if required. Her self-tending blade jib makes tacking a simple matter of turning over the helm. All of her reefing and sail management takes place at the upper helm station.  With her dual furling headsails, electric winches, and a mainsheet system that operates without a traveler, you don’t need to be a racer to sail her.

DUAL DAGGERBOARDS

The 482 can be configured with dual daggerboards for those seeking maximum performance under sail, or with high performance fixed keels to reduce operational complexity. To understand the trade-offs and performance differences, please see the study we conducted with the Wolfson Unit at the University of Southampton. The fully retractable dual daggerboards draws less than 3’ 6” inches of water when retracted. Shallow waters are no longer off limits. Upwind performance is dramatically improved with the boards in the down position, while off wind performance is enhanced with the boards raised. In dangerous cross seas, with the “boards up,” the 482 will side-slip to avoid the tripping effect associated with large fin keeled cats.

VERSA HELM DESIGN

The first of its kind in catamaran design, our all-weather Versahelm design blends the best of both worlds for serious voyagers. In fair weather you open up the sliding hard top and sail upstairs in open air. In inclement weather you close the hardtop and drop our cantilevered wheel into the aft cockpit. From here you pilot in total protection looking through our large vertical salon windows. The down position enables you to see all four corners of the yacht for docking and offers a safe, warm and comfortable place to sit watch and pilot the 482 in any sort of weather. We have labored sedulously to eliminate the ugliness and problems of two-tiered hard tops that must be covered with plastic or glass for cold weather sailing. We see no reason why a modern catamaran must look like a fishing trawler but find every reason to believe she must often be piloted like one – in any sort of weather in comfort and safety. Sailing must be fun whenever it can be but warm and safe went it cannot.

The new 482 delivers the most expansive sight lines in the catamaran industry today. The flow and openness between the main salon and the cockpit are superb, and her permanent up and down helm stations take the ground breaking Versa-Helm design to an entire new level. Spitting rain? Cold And tired?  Who cares? You’re sailing a Balance.

WHAT MAKES HER SPECIAL

It’s been said before that, “Balance Doesn’t Make Perfect – Only Perfect Balance Makes Perfect.” This sums up our designs perfectly! We’ve thought through every aspect of the 482 to strike a careful Balance between speed and comfort. Racers at heart, Berman and du Toit are also deeply practical sailors who’ve spent thousands of miles at sea. For them, a great catamaran must live as well as it sails. A superb galley, great sleeping and eating spaces, plenty of storage, and enchanting areas in which to live and play – inside or outside – this is our 482

Exposure to bad weather on the 482 is minimized while your ability to sail away from the worst is maximized. But sailing fast isn’t enough, is it? No catamaran should brag about being the first at anchor if she’s not also a sheer delight to live on. That’s why the 482 is the most gracious live-aboard catamaran we could possibly design.

She’s a pleasure to move about on, to sleep on, cook, lounge, bathe, dine and entertain friends and family. There is a place to store everything on the 482, and a lot of places to just hang out and relax – you can pilot her up top in fair weather, pilot her down in the cold, you can lounge and read inside or outside, turn your tables into beds, into dining tables, into pleasure nooks for reading or watching the latest film. The 482 is your home away from home.

SPECIFICATIONS

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. 

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

DRAFT

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

SCREACHER/FURLING

784 ft2 / 72.9m2

YANMAR 4JH45 X SD 60

2× 57 HP / 2×43 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

DESIGNERS

Phillip Berman and Anton Du Toit

 

LAYOUTS
Layouts
  • 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
Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Managing Broker

Contact - Phillip Berman
The Multihull Company

Located in Philadelphia, PA

OFFICE: 215-508-2704
CELL: 484-686-5363
FAX: 215-508-2706
Email: Phil@multihullcompany.com
View Phillip Berman's Profile
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