Produced by the world-renowned French shipyard Catana, BALI Catamarans are the perfect cruising option in Asia. This brand-new breed of sailing and motor multihulls was created by Catana, which more than 30 years of experience in designing and building top-class racing catamarans. Catana now has branched out to create something new and contemporary for the next generation of cruising sailors; its elegant, seaworthy yachts incorporate the very latest in design and technology.
The BALI Catamaran brand is only three years old, but the yachts have already received awards and accolades from the boating community. Naval Architect Xavier Fay and designer Olivier Poncin have created unique, stylish yachts in conjunction with interiors from the Lasta Design Studio. The vessels merge ergonomic, fluid shapes with natural light to make for a more enjoyable and comfortable onboard sailing experience.
Sales brokers from Northrop & Johnson’s Asia offices have teamed up with BALI Catamarans. “Asia has for a long time led the way in retail multihull sales,” said Northrop & Johnson Managing Director Asia and Sales Broker Bart Kimman. “Now global charter companies are developing catamaran charter fleets in the top Asian destinations. Multihulls are practical and desirable, and they are here to stay. BALI Catamarans is looking to significantly grow its market share. Teaming up with the renowned Catana Group to launch the range in Asia is a dream come true for us. Combining state-of-the-art construction with the most innovative designs in the industry, these catamarans are impressive and I can’t wait to see the first boats arrive in the summer of 2018. Our team will focus on a successful market introduction in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.”
The sailing range starts with the BALI 4.0 (40 feet) and currently goes up to the BALI 5.4 (55.2 feet). Even the baby of the fleet, the 4.0, shows off many of the features that make BALI Catamarans stand out from the pack. Gone is the trampoline foredeck; it’s replaced by a large forward cockpit that offers an additional dining and sunbathing area with easy access to the galley. The L-shaped salon has an extremely large living space, entirely free of bulkheads; it is accessed via an immense folding glazed door. There’s an integral aft platform that joins the two hulls and a sizeable area on the coach roof for taking in breathtaking views. BALI Catamarans boast more entertainment spaces than most yachts in these size ranges. Add in the reassuring high freeboards and high bridge deck clearance, and you have a yacht with optimal sea-keeping qualities wrapped around the very best of contemporary interior design.
All BALI Catana models offer extraordinary indoor-outdoor experiences with natural light and ventilation enhanced by wide folding and sliding windows. Privacy and intimacy are also ensured by clever design options that allow for shared or individual bathrooms for owners and guest cabins. For those who want to motor rather than sail, one power cat option is available. The BALI 4.3 offers the same innovations that make the BALI sailing cats.
Northrop & Johnson Sales Broker Greg Dagge will serve as N&J’s brand manager for BALI Catamarans in Asia. “We are very excited to be involved at this stage of BALI’s evolution,” said Greg Dagge. “Catana has created a compelling series of design breakthroughs, including the loft or bow lounge. The strategic position of N&J’s offices in Asia as well as the vast experience of the team ensures that this new range of catamarans is a game changer in all categories of ownership: private, shared or charter. N&J Asia will be there to service all three.”