Best Cruising Catamaran 2017

The Bali 4.0 has been nominated as a SAIL Magazine Boat Of The Year: Best Cruising Catamaran,  for 2017. The contest is held each year in various categories for sail boats. Boats are judged during and after the Annapolis Boat Show; the winner is declared in December 2017. The author of a recent review by the magazine was impressed by the solid Bali construction, tidy and efficient deck layout, spacious and luxury accommodations, and high performance under power and sail. What more could you want from a 40-foot cruising catamaran?

“The Bali 4.0 fills a niche that sailors may not have known existed. It’s an apartment afloat, a party platform, and a coastal cruiser. And yes, it’s a good sailboat, too.”

Find out more about why Sail Magazine considers the Bali 4.0 to be a great candidate for best boat, in this review on their website.

Bali 4.0 Specifications
  • Conception: Olivier PONCIN
  • Naval architect: Xavier FAŸ
  • Design: Hervé COUEDEL
  • Overall length: 40 ft
  • Beam: 22 ft
  • Waterline length: 38,6 ft
  • Draft: 3,67 ft
  • Light displacement: 8,6 t
  • Maximum displacement: 11,2 t
  • Upwind sail area: 880 sq ft
  • Mainsail area: 516 sq ft
  • Fresh Water: 211 us gal
  • Fuel: 103 us gal
  • Engines: 2 X 20 hp up to 40 hp
  • CE CAT: A – 10 persons