The Balance 680 is an ultra high performance world voyaging catamaran, built with epoxy, e-glass and carbon reinforcement. The 680 can be fabricated with or without a fly bridge design, as all of our yachts are built on a semi-custom basis. She is as fast or faster than any currently designed or marketed 68 foot catamaran in the world today. Prices for the 680 start at $2,899,000. All prices are FOB Cape Town, South Africa. From the time of contract to launch is approximately 24 months.
The Balance 680 is foam core, e-glass, carbon reinforced and only epoxy resins are used in her layup. All of her furniture is hand-crafted foam sand-which. She is a cutter-rig for ease of use by a small crew and designed specifically for high speed oceanic adventure travel. For those who opt for the XP version, she sports the ground-breaking, award-winning Versahelm design, enabling her to be sailed in the open air on pleasant days or piloted down below in total protection in inclement weather using the same carbon wheel. As with all of our designs, the focus is on simplicity and practicality for people who will often be sailing far from marine repair facilities. (Note: We can also do the 680 in a fly-bridge, or forward cockpit version. )
Founded by World Champion catamaran racer and author Phillip Berman, Balance Catamarans are the finest high-performance adventure catamarans on the planet.
After managing the sale of hundreds of catamarans over the past decade – new and used – we’ve learned how catamarans are built, how they break and fall apart, how they sail in the most dangerous conditions, which systems tend to work and fail, and how they are “really” used by sailors.
We’ve concluded that none of the catamarans currently offered by the major production builders are ideally suited to the needs, budgets, and performance expectations of today’s committed liveaboard voyagers. The catamaran market has simply focused too much on the charter trade and lost the ideal balance of performance, comfort, quality, and practical seamanlike features required by serious sailors.
Balance Catamarans result directly from the enormous fund of experience we have gained through sea trials, numerous builds and designs, owner feedback and the collective result of millions of blue water miles. There really is no substitute for experience and the direct relationships we have had, both individually, and with hundreds of catamaran sailors, has given us the invaluable feedback we’ve relied upon in the design of each Balance Catamaran that we build.
Balance Catamarans was founded in 2012 and has launched four 60 footers, nine 45 footers, six 52 footers, and one 76 footer. Our catamarans are sailing on every major ocean in the world and have met with critical praise by every major yachting publication. The Balance 526 was the winner of Cruising World Magazines 2017 Import Yacht of the Year (the grand prize) as well Best Multihull Over 50 feet. To learn all about these truly exceptional yachts, we encourage you to visit our website: balancecatamarans.com
The interior of the 680 is customer choice. We currently offer five specific design ethics a customer may choose from or they can hire their own interior designer and will build to suit. To see the five interior design ethics Balance offers, please visit balancecatamarans.com
Contact - Phillip Berman
The Multihull Company Philadelphia Office
Base, sail away price for the Balance 680 begins at $2,899,000 FOB our South African Factory. The 680 can be built with our without a fly bridge. She is as fast or faster than any currently designed or marketed 68 foot catamaran in the world today. Each Balance 680 is a custom project.OVERALL LENGTH
68.00ft / 20.73mWATERLINE LENGTH
59.06ft / 18.00mBEAM OVERALL
33.30ft / 10.15mHULL BEAM
8.08ft / 2.46mHULL DRAFT
2.29ft / 0.70mDRAFT
9.23ft / 2.81m (Daggerboard Version)
5.74ft / 1.75m (Keel Version)AIR DRAFT
97.93ft / 29.85mBRIDGEDECK CLEARANCE (L/SHIP)
3.94ft / 1.20mDISP (L/SHIP)
59,566lbs / 27,014kgsSAIL AREA TOTAL (100% FORETRIANGLE)
2735 ft2 / 254.2m2YANMAR 4JH4-TCE X SD60
2 x 75 HP / 2×55 kWFUEL CAPACITY
2×395 gals / 2×1500 litresFRESH WATER CAPACITY
2×265 gals / 2×1000 litresBLACK WATER CAPACITY
2×25 gals / 2×100 litresDESIGNERS
Phillip Berman and Anton Du Toit
The Balance 680 is an ultra high performance world voyaging catamaran made custom to achieve our customers exact needs. The 680 can be built with or without a fly bridge. She is as fast or faster than any currently designed or marketed 68 foot catamaran in the world today. Each Balance 680 is a custom project. Prices for the 680 start at $2,899,000. All prices are FOB Cape Town, South Africa.