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.