Lyra Noa | Balance 601 63ft

West Palm Beach, FL, US

Lyra Noa | Balance 601 63ft

US $1,999,000

West Palm Beach, FL, US


Phillip Berman



Lyra Noa is a Balance 60 that was stretched on the sterns to become a custom Balance 64. She was designed and crafted specifically for the owner of Nexus Yachts, who builds the Balance 526, 580 and 620. He built her for himself as an offshore adventure cat for surfing, fishing and diving charters. With 6 double cabins and all of the serious gear one needs for fishing, diving and off-the-grid adventures, she is a unique performance sailing catamaran unlike all others.

Lyra Noa, like all of our larger Balance cats, is a carbon reinforced, foam core, total epoxy fabrication. She is light, strong, and exceptionally fast yet has the capacity to carry significant cruising payloads. She was launched in 2019 in Saint Francis, South Africa, and due to the pandemic her owner was unable to use her as planned. He then eventually decided to sail her to the Cape Verde Islands for a fishing expedition. That mission was called short due to the rapid expansion of Balance Catamarans and the need for him to return to Saint Francis to oversee the third factory expansion in three years.

Lyra was then sailed to Panama and it was decided to put her up for sale as her owner has three years of a busy build schedule to oversee and no longer has the time to sail her or manage the adventure charter operation he first envisioned. Lyra Noa will arrive in South Florida December 15th of 2022 for inspection and sale.

The owner of the boat is a lifetime seaman and in addition to owning the company that built her, owns and operates a fleet of fishing boats. I explain this because Lyra Noa is reflective of his deep pool of experience sailing and operating boats in the rough waters of South Africa. He knows how to build a catamaran, how to fit one out, how to make a performance catamaran capable of off-the-grid adventuring. So while it is the case that Lyra Noa is a "charter boat" (because she has 6 double cabins) she is anything but typical of a charter boat - she is fast, she is robust, she is equipped and designed to go just about anywhere and sustain herself. She'll do windspeeds reaching in 8 knots of breeze, but can still carry a big genset, dive compressor, dive tanks, fishing gear, etc. etc. And big tender.

Lyra Noa is ideal for a family who wants to really sail, loves to sail, and wants to explore the world, or is ideal for an adventure charter operator to perform charters where the typical charter cat just couldn't cut it. She can handle a blow, she can sail to windward, she will be comfortable riding over big sloppy seas, she will reduce passage times, burn less fuel, and be as easy to care and maintain as any cat with her level of gear and systems can possibly be. She's a very, very special cat.

To learn all about her feel free to email us or give us a call. She can be shown at any time in Panama where she is presently lying for hurricane season.


  • Length: 63ft
  • Beam: 28' 6"
  • Draft: 4' 5"
  • Year: 2019
  • Hull: Composite
  • Status: Active

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  • Designer: Nexus Yachts
  • Keel: Lifting Keel


  • Length Overall: 63.25 ft
  • Max Draft: 4' 5"
  • Beam Measure: 28' 6"



  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (2000 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (2000 Gallons)


  • Number of cabins: 6
  • Number of heads: 6


Engine Model: Yanmar4JH110

Engine Hours:1300

Engines HP:2 * 110 hp

Cruising Speed:6 8 KNOTS

Max Speed:12 KNOTS

Standard C35 engine control 12V/125 Amp alternator fixed props

Each engine fitted with a 70A/24V auxiliary alternator for charging house bank & 2 separate start batteries (linked)

Dual Racor fuel filters for each motor

2x Gori 3 blade 20″ folding propellers dual pitch overdrive

Diesel transfer pump, port to starboard and visa versa

Sails and Rigging

Mainsail:Ullman (2019)

Jib type:Ullman (2019)

Storm Jib:Ullman (2019)

Screecher:Ullman (2019)Code 0


Screecher furler:HARKEN HAND


Bowsprit type:ALUMINUM

Aluminum mast with single spreader and wire rigging with Antal slide system

Aluminum Boom with Hayrack upgrade, including trampoline

On Deck


  • Bottom paint- international Micron 350 BlackAluminum
  • 12 x Carbon Stanchions with Dyneema double line guard rail

  • Composite handrails on transom coaming and built in composite hand hold on coach roof
  • Carbon Grab handles around coach roof

  • Carbon dock line chafe plates (x10)

  • Keel option (no dagger boards)


  • Sunshade Awnings for cockpit includes built in composite track
  • Additional small fridge under helm station
  • Additional Composite custom fridge in cockpit – 80L
  • Wooden cockpit table on double telescopic legs to lower into day bed


  • 2 x Harken 70 winch electric (Jib Sheet, Reefs) at helm
  • 1 x Harken 70 24V Electric winch (Main Halyard & Mainsheets) at helm
  • 2 x Harken 50 electric winch (lifting dinghy, dagger boards and/or spinnaker and Code 0) aft end coaming
  • Harken 50 electric winch on port deck (spinnaker & Code 0 halyard)
  • Additional set switches positioned at the helm to operate the starboard winch (furling of jib)
  • Additional set switches positioned at starboard winch to operate port winch (one man operation to lift dinghy)

Deck Cleats:

  • 10 Alloy mooring cleats – Goiot 8 x 330mm
  • 2 x 260mm on transom
  • 6 padeyes

Bow pulpit seats:2 x Double stainless steel and composite

Deck Wash:

  • Salt water deck wash located on transom
  • Fresh water deck wash located on transom


  • Falcon 4m with center console (2019)
  • Suzuki 30hp Engine

Cockpit seating and table:YES

Cockpit cushions: Full set,100mm foam covered in Sunbrella

Deck Shower:Outside Shower with hot and cold water – starboard transom

Bimini Design:NexusHelm Bimini with Clears

Traveler:Harken 3 block

Standing Rigging:

  • Sparcraft aluminum 23m mast
  • 8m Boom Self-Tacking Jib (2019)
  • Jib furling unit, electric Profurl C520

Running rigging:Spectra (2019)

Stack pack with lazy jacks:Yes (2019)

Standard sail cover:YES

Batten car brand:HARKEN

Primary anchor:Rocna 55kg

Primary anchor chain and rode:13MM 48M

  • Longeron with self launching bow roller for spare anchor

Secondary anchor brand and size:Rocna Stainless steel 45kg

Secondary anchor chain and rode:10mm 80m


  • Harken Double Chain Haul 13mm and 10mm
  • Switch and chain counter at helm for windlass Maxwell AA560

Trampoline:Webbed Vinyl White (2019)


  • 8 Large Inflatable
  • 8 Standard Large Vinyl Fenders

Dock lines:

  • 4 x 18mm 25m
  • 4 x18mm 10m
  • Line Bags

Davits:Winch driven with jammers

Opening hatches:

  • Lewmar 16 – Top
  • Lewmar 18 – Porthole Side

UV window covers:Full Saloon Covers, White

Winch covers:2

Water toys:Zodiac

Sea Kayaks:2

Swim platform:2 SUGARSCOOPS

Fishing gear:

  • Fighting chair on installed pedestal
  • 2 x Fishing Rod holders

Interior Layout and Amenities

Owner Version with 6 cabins- can sleep 12

Hull color white. Deck, hull and cockpit including non-skid standard color White

Wooden Saloon table (matching carpentry) with double fold out leaf on double telescopic leg to lower

Mattresses 150mm (6″) thick and headboards for each cabin

Heads counter tops and basins, solid surface material – Corian / Avonite, color cameo white

Towel rails in each head

Six electric Vetus toilets

Type of flooring:Vinyl

Interior finish: Bamboo

Salon table:Bamboo

Head and showers:6


Hanging lockers:6

Navigation station:YES

Interior lighting:YES

Water maker type and size:2x 100L/HR AND 30L/HR SCHENKER

Air conditioning:2- port and starboard

Hot water heater:2 * 30L

Cabin fan:Each cabin has 1 Caframo Sirocco White Fan (6 total)


2x Size 40 hatches in saloon windows

Refrigerator:Isotherm SN7280101 Stainless Steel

Freezer:Isotherm SN620058 Stainless Steel

Sink:2x Stainless Steel

Saltwater pump:3* Salt Services and Deckwash

Stove:Faber Gas 4 Burner – full size domestic appliance

Oven:Faber Gas

Type of counter tops:Corian

Hatches: 2x Size 40 Hatches in saloon windows

Electrical and Mechanical

Generator: Northern Lights generator with enclosure – 15 kva 1200 hours

Batteries: 400A/h capacity, 2 x 24V 200A/h, Victron Lithium-ion (house bank 10 KwH)

Additional Batteries: 2 x 24V 200A/h, Victron Lithium-ion (house bank), 400A/h at 48V

Solar Panels: 1200w Total- 4 x Glass Solar Panels 400W incl. Victron Mppt 100/30 solar regulator 48V in raised composite frame

Shore power cord:YES 30M

Charger system type:Victron EnergySkylla Multivoltage Battery Charger – 230V Integrel 50 AMP incl. Isolation Transformer 110/230, second shore power plug


Inverter:VICTRON ENERGY QUATRO 24V/5000VA/120AMPN (2019) and Quattro Inverter Charger, 24V 5KW, 230V

Battery monitor system:Victron Energy SKYLLA-TG 24V 100AMP (2019)

Straight shaft: Gori folding props plus spares

Electric Plugs: two in each cabin, two at nav table, two in galley and two above fridge area and two in starboard companionway.

USB Outlet: two in each cabin, two at nav table, and two above fridge area and one in starboard companionway.

All lighting LED including service areas

Courtesy lights (blue) one on each transom step and one in each companionway and helm steps

Spreader LED lights down

Aircon 1x Frigomar 16BTU Saloon & 4 x 10BTU cabins sharing pumps (variable speed inverter tech), excl. forepeak cabins

2 x Spectra watermaker Newport 700 NP-MK IIZ-700 24v, Z-ion protection (100 lph & 30 lph)


GPS:2 *Furuno Navnet TZ Touch

Depth sounder:2 *Furuno Navnet TZ Touch

Wind speed and direction:Furuno Integrated System

Autopilot:Furuno Evolution Autopilot with p70s control head & ACU-400, EV1 Sensor Core

VHF Radio:ICOM IC M506 and 1 hand held rechargeable portable

Satellite phone system:Cobham Thrane & ThranePlus Iridium Go

Radar:Furuno Quantum Q24C 18″ RadarFuruno i70s Color instruments DST tri-ducers

Chart plotter:2x Furuno Navnet TZ Touch 15


Samsung Washer/Dryer – 230V (67kgs/148lbs) locally purchased

32″ TV colour with Alumimium swivel wall mounting bracket

Fusion System MS-AV750series AM/FM, DVD/CD, Bluetooth, Aux2, antenna and 4 x 200 watt 6″ speakers

Safety, Spares and Extras

Electric bilge pumps:6

Manual bilge pumps:4


Safety Gear:

  • Viking 12 man life raft (2021)
  • 12 x lifejackets & EPIRB
  • full capsize kit flares and smoke signal
  • Ditch bag
  • Medical kit
  • EPIRB type and year:Jotron 406/121,5 mhz 2019
  • Emergency tiller type:Quadrant Arm
  • Fog Horn


  • Full set of Spares
  • Padeyes under cockpit roof for hammock
  • 3 Dive Bottles and gear
  • Dive Compressor – Bauer JRII-E1
  • Dive bottle holder Tallon system holds four bottles
  • Additional camp fridges – mobile Engel 40L & 90L

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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