The Balance Catamaran team are experienced in building high-performance, high quality catamarans that exceed DNV and ABYC standards. Structurally the Arrow Cat 30 power cat they have built was designed for a working speed of 50 knots in a 1.5 meter sea - conditions which generate 2.5 G of force on the vessel and systems. As a planning catamaran, the Arrowcat 30 is built with extremely narrow weight tolerances, therefore every fiberglass component is weighed and thicknesses checked at 19 points in the boat. That same attention to detail is followed in the construction of every Balance Catamaran.
Balance Catamarans are built using a 3D "virtual boat" engineering driven management system. Every system (parts and installation) is planned and documented in an engineering drawing. Engineering drawings are transferred to shop-drawings which provide detailed instructions to the workers and managers for each step. Each production task is managed by an engineer who instructs the workers with fully documented shop drawings and inspection check-lists.
The rigor of documentation used for each structural, mechanical, and electrical system in the Balance Catamarans is more detailed and comprehensive than most large production builders in Europe or the United States. The fully documented shop drawings and engineering drawings provide a construction management system that works from a complete bill of materials. All parts (including equipment, hose, wire, connectors, fasteners, adhesives, etc.) are cut and kit set in the store-room and released to the factory floor for a specific job. This ensures engineering consistency, optimal inventory management control, and the ability to organize strategic sourcing to meet production timelines.
The majority of Balance Catamaran components and construction materials are purchased directly from US OEM vendors-exactly the same as if it was located in the USA. Thus, the builder locks in stable US dollar pricing and ensures quality standards and the lowest cost of procurement, passing those savings on to our customers. The quality of Balance Catamarans bronze seacocks, wiring, gel coat, and polyurethane adhesives meet the highest standards in the marine industry.
For additional details or questions, please contact The Multihull Company, the exclusive dealer for Balance Catamarans worldwide, at +1-215-508-2704 or inquire here.
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