Balance 482

48.26 foot

Built by Balance Catamarans Cape Town, The Balance 482 Sailing Catamaran is built for both speed and cruising comfort. She is easy to handle so perfect for short-handed sailing. With her powerful 1,432 square foot sail-plan, she can sailing easily in 5 knot winds while the others catamarans will need to motor.

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.

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.

She has great flow and openness between the main salon and the cockpit, and her permanent up and down helm stations and versa helm give flexibility to the helmsman.

Her master shower aft is luxurious, and the 482 sports 6 foot 10 inches of headroom, boasts a large U-shaped galley, and she offers a lot of cabinetry and storage space.


Principle Dimensions of the Balance 482 Sailing Catamaran:

Length Overall


48,26 ft

Length Waterline

14,71 m

48,26 ft


7,9 m

25,91 ft

Hull Beam

2,3 m

7,55 ft

Draft (Board Up)

1,16 m

3,81 ft

Draft (Board Down

2,2 m

7,22 ft

Air Draft

21,76 m

71,39 ft

Displacement (Base Boat Lightship)

11 315 kgs

24 950 lbs

Displacement (Max Load)

15 000 kgs

33 075 lbs

Sail Areas of the Balance 482 Sailing Catamaran:

Sail Area Total (100% Foretriangle)

133,1 m2

1 432 ft2


89,6 m2

964 ft2

82% Working Jib – Furling

43,5 m2

468 ft2

Storm Jib (Optional)

10,0 m2

107 ft2

115% Screacher – Furling (Optional)

72,9 m2

784 ft2

Asymmetrical Spinnaker (Optional)

183,1 m2

1 970 ft2

General dimensions:


2 x Yanmar 4JH45 – SD60

Ships Batteries

Mastervolt Gel Series 400 Ah 24 V

Fuel Capacity

2 x 400 liters

2 x 105 gals

Fresh Water Capacity

2 x 390 liters

2 x 103 gals

Black Water Capacity

2 x 61 liters

2 x 16 gals


Du Toit Yacht Design


CE Category A


Read more about her on the Balance Catamarans webiste, here