Bali 4.0

Bali Catamarans is creating quite a lot of buzz in the sailing community with its unique layouts and chameleon convertibility. But there is more to the new Bali 4.0 than just novelty. It’s also a real sailboat.


Bali’s parent company, Catana, builds the Bali 4.0 using a vacuumbagged, foam-cored sandwich in La Rochelle, France. This is a strong, lightweight way to mold a hull, and since there is no wood in the laminate, it will not rot. The solid foredeck also serves as a structural member, and is built of box sections and kept light in weight. The nacelle below the foredeck should deflect waves and reduce slamming.

The interior joinery

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