The Best of Indoor/Outdoor Living with BALI Catamaran

If you’ve been in the market for a sail or power catamaran, you have likely heard of one of the newest players in the market – BALI Catamarans. They’ve been shaking things up since their launch in 2014, with a wide range of 40- to 70-foot yachts, sporting some of the most innovative features you’ll find in the category. 

While their willingness to depart from industry norms with new concepts and technologies is attractive for many, those seeking the reputation and history that comes from long-standing shipbuilders can rest assured. The construction of the BALI range takes place at the CATANA yard in France, taking full advantage of the experience, technology and infrastructure that’s made them a leader in build quality for over 30 years.

BALI Catamaran – a discernible difference

You’ll find the BALI range of catamarans to be head-turning vessels in general, with bold modern lines. And, there are a few easily recognizable BALI innovations that are apparent even before boarding, including the rigid forward cockpit with cushioned lounge and sunbathing area (no mesh trampoline!), and a platform linking the two sugarscoops with large bench seat and storage.

But, perhaps what sets BALI apart the most is the way their innovations have revolutionized the liveaboard cruising experience, making comfort and truly seamless indoor/outdoor living a reality. 

The pivoting saloon door game-changer

In their quest to optimize both indoor and outdoor living space, as well as make the two as seamless as possible, BALI Catamarans President Olivier Poncin and his naval architects explored the idea of combining the saloon table with the cockpit table, thus opening up new possibilities for the organization and layout of both the saloon and cockpit areas. All that was needed was a way to close off the rear of the boat. 

One of the architects conceived the idea of a rear pivoting saloon door while observing the operation of his home garage door – and a key innovation that would be featured on all new BALI Catamarans going forward was born. 

A new experience in indoor/outdoor living

BALI Catamaran’s pivoting garage door-style saloons have created a stir in the boating industry, and a new way of creating a combined saloon/aft cockpit space that is entirely open-air – while at the same time allowing an easy, secure and waterproof way to close the saloon off whenever desired. 

An electric-powered hydraulic lift system allows the door to be easily opened or closed with the press of a button. While the door is in the lifted position, the saloon is entirely open to the transom of the boat, for an open-air living experience like no other. Relax, dine and socialize while delighting in an unmatched light, bright and breezy atmosphere. A dip in the water is just steps away, across a smooth floor uninterrupted by bothersome dividers or bulkheads. 

Come nighttime, or an unexpected rainfall, another push of the button closes the door making the saloon watertight, windproof and secure. While the aft pivoting door is closed, the saloon remains well-lit with large windows and what looks very much like a standard saloon sliding glass door – for the best of both worlds. 


See it in Miami

Come and visit us at the Miami International Boat Show to tour the all-new BALI 4.3 MY power catamaran, as well as the BALI 5.4 and 4.1 sail catamarans, all of which feature the popular pivoting aft saloon door.


Dream Yacht Sales

Miami International Boat Show

February 13-17, 2020

Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin, Virginia Key

Pier 9 slips 919, 921, 923

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