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New Bali 4.4: Interesting Living Spaces Inside and Outside

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The new Bali 4.4 offers interesting living spaces, both inside and outside. With an optimized sail plan, sailing should gain in performance. The French shipyard is constantly developing its range and, after the 5.4, the fleet’s flagship, and the recent 4.2 and 4.6, the Bali 4.4 joins this renewed family. The Bali 4.4 replaces the 4.3 and 4.5 from the Bali catamaran range.

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Image courtesy Bali Catamarans

With the same origins (designer Olivier Poncin, architect Xavier Fay and Lasta Design for the interiors) the Bali 4.4 has the DNA of the last models with slender bows, a silhouette lightened by the presence of long hull portholes and vast living spaces. The latter are divided between the spacious rigid forward cockpit between the two hulls, the flying bridge with its saloon and solarium, and finally the tilt-and-turn door joining together the cockpit and saloon.

To enhance the performance of the Bali 4.4, the steering position, where are led all the lines for navigation with a small crew, is located slightly below the flybridge, which allows for an optimized sail plan. 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.

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. Available in a 3-cabin layout, with a master suite, or a 4-cabin one, this new catamaran places great emphasis on conviviality.

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