There is no right way of designing and building a hardtop for your cruising multihull. Soft top bimini’s are common because they are light, protect you from sun and rain, and less expensive to manufacture.
The Bali 4.2 has taken shape with features that will seduce you:
• A boat that is more than 2ft higher (63cm) and more than a foot wider (36cm), giving almost 50sqft (4.5m2) of extra living space! • A forward door offering ease of access from the saloon/galley to the forward cockpit! - The tilting, pivoting door and aft bench seat have been made even bigger • The living space in the saloon has increased by more than 7%, more ‘Open Space’ than ever before! • The hulls are wider above the chine, creating greater comfort and space in the cabins • Each heads compartment has been lengthened by 12” (30cm)
One of the world’s most popular and prolific YouTube sailing channels, Gone with the Wynns, have just announced their purchase of a new ecofriendly hybrid-electric HH44 sailing catamaran. The HH44 ‘Ocean Cruiser’ version is a high-performance cruising catamaran designed to sail around the world sustainably and efficiently while also providing a luxurious living platform for couples and families travelling the world.
I’ve purchased a few multihulls over the years. There is a wonderful anticipatory excitement when you have finally handed over the money and the yacht is finally yours.The first few weeks and months are very much a honeymoon period – filled with exploration, discoveries, new sensations, and acceptance of the little things because the big picture stuff is so damn good.
James Wharram, a living legend, has died. James had led a life of his own choosing. He was a free thinker and a trailblazer, although he respected, and learned from, designers of twin hulled boats who had come before him.
Solid foredeck, second cockpit, forward opening door to the salon and of course the trademark Bali tilting rear door – all make for space and convenience to create the perfect cruising cat. Check out also the 600 litre two door fridge with an icemaker in the door!
Yacht Share Mariner have a brand-new Bali 4.4 on order for delivery to Sydney in July this year after which she will sail up the coast to her base in the Coral Sea Marina in Airlie Beach.
The capital and running costs of the Bali will be shared by up to 8 owners and each owner will have an entitlement of 42 days – cruising the Whitsundays and the east coast of Queensland, but without charter restrictions! The Bali will also come south during the Australian summer to Pittwater and Sydney Harbour.
Owners will enjoy a walk on walk off service from Dream Yacht, who will service the Yacht Share fleet, and they will be free to choose their time on board and their destination.
– Dufour 48 –La Dolce Vita –
The contoured nacelle minimises drag while the wide hulls allow good load carrying on the Dufour 48. Image Kevin Green
Italian styling with French sensibilities make this Dufour 48 a sweet addition to the catamaran cruising market, reports KEVIN GREEN.