Bali 4.4 to launch in autumn
Continuing a busy period for Bali, the French builder is scheduled to launch its 4.4 sailing catamaran in the autumn.
The Bali 4.4 features a solid foredeck and a flybridge
Bali has scheduled an autumn debut for its 4.4 sailing catamaran, which will fit between the 4.2 and 4.6, new models only launched earlier this year and late last year respectively.
Like other models from the French brand, the 4.4 was conceived by founder Olivier Poncin (Leader, Issue 58), owner of Catana Group. Featuring hulls with sleek bows and elegant lines, the 45ft 1in yacht has a 24ft 3in beam and features naval architecture by Samer Lasta of Lasta Design Studio and interior design by Xavier Faÿ.
The saloon and aft cockpit offer seating on all four sides
The Bali 4.4 features the brand’s distinctive features including the lift-and-tilt aft saloon door, sliding side windows, solid foredeck and flybridge, the latter two areas contributing to 946sqft of useable space. The main helm is port side on the flybridge.
The platform connecting the sugarscoops offers another social space with a large bench seat incorporating lockers. The brand estimates that the Bali 4.4 offers 10 per cent more usable space than its direct competitors.
The galley is forward to port, with the fridge to starboard
A maxi-sized saloon/lounge can accommodate up to 10 guests, a fridge/freezer up to 615 litres is to starboard, while forward is a large L-shaped galley to port and a lower helm to starboard.
The ‘Bali door’ and sliding windows provide great ventilation through the interior, while there’s also a forward saloon door to the foredeck to connect the two zones. The yacht is available in three and four-cabin versions.
The master cabin in the three-cabin version
Rig details include maximum upwind sail area of 150sqm (1,615sqft), standard mainsail area of 76sqm (818sqft), Code 0 of 74sqm (797sqft) and standard self-tacking jib of 42sqm (452sqft). Engine options range from twin 40hp to twin 57hp.
Asiamarine represents Bali in Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore. The regional dealer is importing a stock unit of the Bali Catspace Sail into Hong Kong in June, having earlier delivered the first Bali Catspace in Asia to its owner, also in Hong Kong.
One of three Bali sailing catamarans introduced in 2020, the 40ft Catspace features brand signatures like the retractable cockpit door and solid foredeck, plus a fun flybridge and up to 10 berths. By Richard Martin.