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The first carbon Balance 526 XP and first 526 Mark II is launched

by Balance Catamarans 3 May 15:33 UTC
Launch of Balance 526 Mark II © Balance Catamarans

We launched the latest Balance 526 XP, called Wahoo, in St. Francis on Sunday.

But this one is extra special as Wahoo is our first full carbon Balance 526 XP, and she is also the first Balance 526 Mark II. We've made some updates, here are a few:

  • New: Larger aft windows in the bathroom and port cabin suite, similar to the Balance 482
  • New: Flush, dual longeron on the foredeck and built-in anchor roller
  • Visability: Removed structural post to the left of the down helm, as you enter the salon. This was done with the new carbon reinforcement design.
  • New: Carbon, high performance foiled carbon daggerboards that go above deck, together with all new matching E-glass high performance rudders. (In the case of Wahoo, being a carbon XP 526, the rudders are full carbon, too)
  • New: There is now a built-in stern step on both sterns
  • New: We have redesigned the aft seat area so that it includes a built in BBQ area
  • New: Added seating
  • Versatility: Navigation station can be a standard desk or optional storage cupboard.
  • Versatility: The starboard forward cabin can have a door leading to a large sail locker or a vanity desk or table forward of the cabin and a smaller sail locker with access from the deck only.

Keep an eye on our digital channels for the images of her sea trials next week and interiors to follow!

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