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A yacht built for speed. RESTORING BALANCE TO THE CATAMARAN UNIVERSE Climb aboard the new Balance 482 and behold the boldly contemporary lines of our trendsetting 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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SHE’S DESIGNED FOR CRUISERS UNWILLING TO SACRIFICE PERFORMANCE 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. In addition to being a yacht of the finest quality, the new “Versa-helm” is so elegant, wise and functional one wonders why nobody thought to do it before… – Multihulls World, 2019

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PRINCIPAL DIMENSIONS Length Overall Length Waterline Beam Hull Beam Draft (Board Up) Draft (Board Down Air Draft Displacement (Base Boat Lightship) Displacement (Max Load) SAIL AREAS Sail Area Total (100% Foretriangle) Mainsail 82% Working Jib - Furling Storm Jib (Optional) 115% Screacher - Furling (Optional) Asymmetrical Spinnaker (Optional) Balance Catamarans reserves the right to make alterations to specifications and general arrangements without notifications. PAGE 6

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GREEN & STRONG 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. GENERAL Engines Ships Batteries Fuel Capacity Fresh Water Capacity Black Water Capacity Designer Classification 2 x Yanmar 4JH45 – SD60 Mastervolt Gel Series 400 Ah 24 V 2 x 400 liters 2 x 105 gals 2 x 390 liters 2 x 103 gals 2 x 61 liters 2 x 16 gals Du Toit...

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GRACIOUS LIVING UNDERWAY OR AT ANCHOR 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-sized bed so you can always host another couple. 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.

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AMAZING SIGHT LINES WITH OUR AWARDWINNING VERSA-HELM 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 a nd tired? Who cares? You’re sailing a Balance. It was clear that Berman and Dutoit had spent hundreds of hours to design what they felt was the ultimate blue-water performance cat. – Multihulls Quarterly

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SPEED, EASE OF OPERATION 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.

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This is one very, very fast catamaran – laden or empty…a sort of BMW M series for the open seas. – Multihulls World, 2019

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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 4

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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. 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. Sailing fast is fun and a lot safer than sailing slow

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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. PAGE 15

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CONTACT US 350 SE 2nd Street, Suite 2770 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 +215 508 2704 info@balancecatamarans.com www.balancecatamarans.com PAGE 16

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