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The Balance 526 Catamaran is built by Nexus Yachts/Balance Catamarans in St Francis.

The Balance 526 reaches top speeds of over 20 knots, fully laden, without being hard-pressed. She is designed to be strong and to able to stand up to very bad weather, but she is also light.

She is built using a combination of E-glass, carbon fibre, closed cell foam, composite bulkheads and the entire laminate structure is epoxy. She has fully retractable dagger boards and is designed for short-handed sailing in comfort and safety.

Her lines are elegant and gracious with a practical, comfortable yet luxurious, interior. The Balance 526 Catamaran interior carries more handmade cabinetry than any catamaran in her class, as well as a gourmet galley, open-plan cockpit/saloon and a large owner’s shower.

Overall Length: 16m52.5ft

Beam Overall: 8.26m27.17ft

Sail Area: 157.1m21690ft2

Draft (Boards Up): 1.12m3.68ft

Base Boat Displacement:12,500kgs27,558lbs

Overall Length: 16.00 m / 52.50 ft

Waterline Length: 15.64 m / 51.31 ft

Beam Overall: 8.26 m / 27.17 ft

Main Sail: 106 m2 / 1,141 ft2

Working Self-Tracking Jib: 43 m2 / 461 ft2

Sail Area (100% Foretriangle): 157.1 m2 / 1,690 ft2

Asymmetric Spinnaker: 240 m2 / 2,582 ft2

Draft (Boards Down): 2.16 m / 7.07 ft

Draft (Boards Up): 1.12m / 3.68 ft

Draft Keeled Version: 1.37 m / 4.5 ft

Air Draft / Mast Clearance: 23.93 m / 78.53 ft

Bridgedeck Clearence: 0.83 m / 2.72 ft

DISP (Base Boat – Daggerboard): 12,500 kgs / 27,558 lbs

DISP (Base Boat – Keeled): 12,500 kgs / 27,558 lbs

Davit Load: 400 kgs / 882 lbs per arm

Max Length Tender: 4.0 m / 13 ft

Max Weight Tender w/OB: 255 kgs / 526 lbs

Screacher/Reacher: 88 m2 / 947 ft2

Yanmar 4JH57 X SD 60: YANMAR 4JH57 X SD 60 2× 57 HP / 2×43 kW

Fuel Capacity: 2 x 500 ltrs / 2 x 130 gals

Fresh Water Capacity: 2 x 390 ltrs / 2 x 103 gals

Black Water Capacity: 2 x 60 ltrs / 2 x 16 gals

Maximum Displacement: 15,625 kgs / 34,450 lbs

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