BALI CATAMARAN 4.5 PHILOSOPHY
The Catana Group, led by Olivier Poncin, has decided to produce a catamaran that will appeal not only to the usual clientele of people with high expectations who are used to luxury catamarans, but also to all other boaters. Due to the high level of technology and construction solutions and state-of-the-art materials, luxury Catana catamarans are usually expensive and inaccessible to the average boater. On the 30th anniversary of the Catana Group, following Olivier Poncin's vision, the designers constructed the Bali 4.5 catamaran, which immediately attracted the attention of the marine market both in terms of price, comfort and design, as well as exceptional performance.
Olivier Poncin and designer Xavier Fay envisioned a catamaran with an
"open space" concept. To achieve this, they removed the trampolines,
expanded the forward cockpit to add seating and sunbathing areas on the
bow deck, and then added large vertically sliding windows between the
salon and bow cockpit, as well as a large sliding door to the aft
cockpit and a window connecting the salon kitchen to the stern cockpit.
This expanded the living space from bow to stern, literally from one end
of the catamaran to the other, forming a unique, uninterrupted space,
whole on one level, with natural air circulation throughout the
catamaran. Guests on board are always connected without ever feeling
cramped, as is the case in small, separate spaces. This concept of "open
space" impresses guests the most when they step onto the deck of Bali
4.5 for the first time. This feature is truly impressive and makes this
45-foot catamaran look much more spacious than competing catamarans of
In the pictures below you can see the open connected space from stern to bow - the bow cockpit, the salon connected to both cockpits, the aft cockpit and the wide side deck.
To create a flat open deck with no obstructions, Catana's designers
created a very rigid and strong stern platform and bridge deck, with
minimal bending between the hulls. The forward deck is not just a flat
piece of deck connecting the hulls, but part of the bow with a box
section housing the bow cockpit. This added significantly to the
rigidity of the front of the catamaran and gave it additional buoyancy
when diving on waves. The integrated bowsprit further strengthens the
forward part of the catamaran.
Thus, Catana completely removed the trampolines and allowed a stronger and more rigid platform. This was made possible by modern technology and super light and strong construction materials that significantly reduced the weight of the installed structure.
The bottom of the front deck between the hulls has a pronounced angle (see figure below) that leads to the front or cross beam. The shape, buoyancy and structure of the bow cockpit give the catamaran a tendency to rise out of the water instead of digging into the waves, as is the case with catamarans that have trampolines, when they plunge the bow over rough seas. The trampoline-free design also prevents the sea from spraying the bow in rough seas, thanks to the shape of the underside of the front cockpit.
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Front rigid deck with slanted bottom
Catamaran Bali 4.5 in Split
Thanks to the very high freeboard, i.e. the distance of the deck from the waterline, the Bali 4.5 catamaran has a very smooth ride with minimal waves hitting the central part of the front deck. This is another outstanding feature that distinguishes Bali 4.5 from other catamarans.
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Sailing catamaran Bali 4.5 - HIGH FREEBOARD
On the picture you can compare the deck height of the catamaran Leopard 44 and the catamaran Bali 4.5, which are similar in length. As you can see from the picture, the Basli 4.5 catamaran has a higher than average deck height (freeboard), thanks to which it behaves well in rough seas, big waves and strong winds.
The fully retractable window makes it easy to serve meals
Vertical sliding window between the kitchen and the aft cockpit
The sliding window provides excellent natural ventilation of the salon
Vertical sliding window between the saloon and the bow cockpit
Bali 4.5 - excellent outdoor and indoor living space: 4 + 2 cabins (up to 12 beds) and 4 toilets. Sunbathing area on the bow deck: 18 m2
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