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Balance 526 Sailing Catamaran, “Blue Orchid”

Boatyard: Balance Catamarans St Francis Bay (Nexus Yachts)

Rig package: Mast, boom, standing and running rigging

Furling system: Profurl and Facnor furlers

Components package: Crossbeam and longeron, boarding ladders and steering quadrants


Balance 526 Sailing Catamaran Blue Orchid, was launched in August 2021 by Balance Catamarans/Nexus Yachts in St Francis.

The Balance Catamarans range includes a few models, the most popular being the 442, 482 and 526. The Balance 526 is is built by the well-known Paarman brothers at Nexus Yachts in Cape St Francis on the East Coast of South Africa. The inspiration for the Balance 526 Sailing Catamaran  and indeed, the whole Balance Catamarans Range, arose from a passion to design and to build the finest performance voyaging catamarans for a couple or small family, who want to voyage in speed and comfort yet carry significant cruising payloads. In other words, a voyaging catamaran that has a good balance between sailing fast and being comfortable and spacious to live on.

The Balance 526 Sailing Catamaran is designed by Du Toit Yacht Design.

Her sails are by Ullman Sails South Africa.

Read more about her, here

Launch and rig stepping images are courtesy of Andrea Paarman Photography

Balance 526 Catamaran Sparcraft Masts
Balance 526 Sailing Catamaran Sparcraft Masts

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