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New Bali Catamaran - Bali 4.2

Here comes the replacement of the previous Bali 4.1. According to Boris Compagnon, Bali’s sales and marketing director, Bali 4.2 is a very important model for many reasons. With 42 feet overall length, 23 feet beam, and approximately 4 feet draft, which gives great performance with up to 1.259 sq. feet areas of sail, this boat is sailing pretty well with a very small weight. They succeed to handle the height of the Boom 4-5 feet, as one of the priorities. The mainsail is bigger than normal because they took out the boom lower.

All the features You could use to find earlier on Bali range as a solid foredeck, the Bali door, tilting door on the back, and implementation of the forward door, give access between the salon and the solid foredeck. The layout of the boat gives us this “after platform”, which receives the Dingy. It is a great thing on Bali 4.2 catamaran because it gives You a huge bathing platform where they have integrated a big locker for the water toys. Also, the Dingy can be operated directly from the helm station with an electric winch. There is also an integrated shower with cold and hot water and of course a sustainable bathing ladder.

Helm station is low position on the flybridge designed for two people with all the control for sails with the winch for the headsails and the electric winch for the main sheet and the helot. Porthole gives You a connection with the inside of the boat, and through the Bimini man can adjust and trim the mainsail. This is the only flybridge that offers sunbeds for 2-3 people surrounded by headboards for security and four solar panels. Double access to the flybridge and the helm station is easy because You have a lot of handrails. Flybridge is one of Bali’s key points because it has a decent usable area. It was quite a challenge for them to succeed to make a place for up to 6 people. Two at the helm station, two in the lounge area, and two people on the sunbeds. Being able to maneuver the boat without any problem is a big YES to this model.

The Bali concept sits in the fact that there is only one volume given by the tilting door at the back. So, when this tilting door is open, there is no more cockpit and inside, but only one big space known as a big successor “FULL OPEN SPACE”. A real decent table where You can have eight to ten people (depends on Charter) sitting around and having dinner. Two armchairs, especially in the owner’s version, can be used as a daybed or a big sofa. Usually, on a 42-footer boat, You don’t find such a volume and surface, because those boats are divided in two. But on Bali 4.2 You will get a decent Galley, decent storage, and a big fridge, which is the key point of the galley together with the freezer. By their words, they wanted to give people a sense of living at home. Therefore, the galley is the center of the boat, where you will spend a lot of time. The main asset of that inside-outside salon is visibility by two sliding windows on both sides. The aft lounge area is designed for 4 people.

On starboard you can find the chart table big enough to put on the map, even if you deal nowadays with electronic navigation. From there you can drive all the electronics and electrics, but at the same time keep an eye on 360 degrees visibility from the inside and have very quick and easy access to the solid foredeck of the front cockpit. Bali’s inventors assume this as a unique feature on the market.

The forward cockpit is the real DNA of the Bali catamarans. This solid foredeck gives a huge superstructure to the boat. This avoids the flexibility of all the platforms. The solid foredeck is accessible from the salon through the forward door and offers a lot of features, such as a great table for six to eight people, a lot of sunbeds, great storage upfront that can receive either the sails or the generator.


Designer: Olivier Poncin
Manufacturer: Chantier Catana Canet en Roussillon, 66 France
Architect: Xavier Faÿ
Interior design: Lasta Design Studio
Length overall (LOA): 12.84 m
Waterline length: 12.27 m
Maximum beam: 7.07 m
Draft: 1.22 m
Light displacement: approx. 12.8 T
Maximum displacement: 16.4 T
Maximum upwind sail area: 90 m²
Engines: 2 x 30 to 45 hp*,
Sail drive Fuel: 640 L*
Fresh water: 800 L*
Black water: 3 X 55 L
Refrigerator + Freezer: 336 L
CE Category: Cat. A 12 persons
Maximum upwind sail area (Square top Main+Code 0) / 117 m² / 1,238 sqft
Standard upwind sail area (Main+Solent) / 90 m² / 968 sqft
Standard Mainsail area / 52 m² / 560 sqft
Square top mainsail area / 54 m² / 581 sqft
Standard self-tacking solent / 38 m² / 409 sqft
Code 0 / 63 m² / 678 sqft
Fresh water / 860 l / 227 USGal
Refrigerator / up to 326 l approx. / 11.51 cu ft
Engines / 2 x 30 hp / cv up to 2 x 45 hp / cv Yanmar
No. of berths / 6 to / 8
CE Cat / Homologation CE : A (Pending)

Deck fittings:

1 electric winch for main halyard
1 winch for solent sheet, mainsheet and reefing lines (optional electric)
1 (optional) additional sheet winch to port for gennaker, code zero or asymmetrical spinnaker


Mainsheet integrated into flybridge
2 blocks on flybridge
4 blocks on boom
Double purchase, 3-line sheeting system Self-tacking solent
1 Solent sheet Track on coachroof
Sheet car on track
Sheet block on jib
Solent sheet
1 sheet clutch
Furling line
Furling line fairlead and clutch on deck


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