Bali 4.5 Catamaran
- LOA: 44’7″
- Beam: 24’4″
- 4 Cabins
- Sleeps 8-10
- 4 heads
- Guests: up to 12 for charters
Bali 4.5 Layout (4 Cabin/4 Head Version)
This version is four cabins and four heads in equalized layouts, with additional small single crew cabins in the forward hulls, suitable for add-on crew or kids. The HUGE fridge and amazing lounging spaces make this a perfect boat for a large family or social group.
From Sail Magazine, 2017, edited for length:
Even from the dock, it’s readily apparent there’s something different about the Bali. This new design does away with the forward trampoline, replacing it with what can only be called a patio. Traditionally, cats have kept the forward deck light by incorporating little more than bracing beams and netting, but Bali has gone all out on the opposite tack by adding solid surfaces covered with cushions. Yes, this adds weight. However, on the plus side, a transverse beam is no longer necessary as the boat is stiffened by the deck.
Two tables and forward-facing seating for eight nestle up against the cabintop and a nearly full-beam lounge will accommodate six sunbathers. A large, vertically opening window allows for air to flow in and out, and for food and drinks to be passed from the galley.
The aft cockpit is spacious, with a port-side dinette that will seat eight at a squeeze. There is also a lounge to starboard that some may scope out as their favorite spot aboard. Stainless steel dinghy davits lower down to the waterline, so the tender can be hooked up more easily. Once the dinghy is down, the vertical section of the transom folds down as well to extend the cockpit another 2ft, which will not only keep traffic flowing when at anchor or the dock, but also provide easy access to the dinghy. The hulls on either side are blunt and should ease boarding in Med mooring situations.
The Open Space concept continues inside, where a sliding aft door and separate window lead from the cockpit to a space where convenience is king. To starboard is a full-size, side-by-side refrigerator with a built-in ice maker just like at home. This is an AC fridge, which is part of the reason for the large battery bank. Solar panels on the cabintop and an Onan genset assist with power management.
To port is a full galley with an Eno cooktop and separate, eye-level oven. An abundance of countertop space will accommodate two or more sous-chefs. Touch-screen control panels for most of the systems aboard, including the genset and watermaker, can all be found among the other instruments peppering the forward-facing nav station, as is the control unit of the stereo.
With flat water and 12 to 15 knots on Biscayne Bay, we enjoyed ideal conditions. At a 60-degree apparent wind angle, we scooted along at 7.2 knots. On the beam, we saw speeds around 7.5 knots, and we dipped to 5.1 knots when we fell off to 120 degrees. The self-tacking solent couldn’t make it easier when single-handing.
NOTE: This is a new addition to the WCM fleet. Photos here are stock images and sistership photos.
| Peak Season|
(Oct 1-Jan 7 & Apr 1-Jun 30)
|3 days||5 days||7 days|
|Captained Charters*||$6,440||$10,270||$13,990||Request Booking|
|Bareboat Charters||$5,390||$8,520||$11,540||Request Booking|
| Off Season|
(Jan 8-Mar 31 & Jul 1-Sep 30)
|3 days||5 days||7 days|
|Captained Charters*||$5,940||$9,460||$12,875||Request Booking|
|Bareboat Charters||$4,890||$7,710||$10,425||Request Booking|
Port and Marina Fees INCLUDED
Fuel and Cleaning Fees INCLUDED
Chef – $175/day + 1 day meal planning & provisioning
Provisioning Only Service – $250
SUP – $25/day per board
Fishing Rod & Reel – $25/day per rod
Prices subject to change without notice