The New Balance 442

The agile multi-tasker is the ideal performance cruiser for island hoppers yet fully capable of trans-oceanic adventure travel.

Principal Dimensions

  • Price$915,000
  • LOA13.50 m / 44.29 ft
  • LWL13.50 m / 44.29 ft
  • BEAM OVERALL7.60 m / 24.94 ft
  • HULL BEAM2.05 m / 6.73 ft
  • FREEBOARD (Bow)2.00 m / 6.56 ft
  • FREEBOARD (Stern) 1.70 m / 5.58 ft
  • DRAFT (Boards Up)1.15 m / 3.77 ft
  • DRAFT (Board Down) 2.15 m / 7.05 ft
  • AIR DRAFT20.01 m / 65.65 ft
  • DISP (Lightship)10750 kgs / 23704 lbs
  • SAIL AREA TOTAL (100% Foretriangle) 112.0 m2 / 1205 ft2
  • YANMAR 3YM30AEC x SD252 x 21.3 Kw / 2 x 30 HP
  • FUEL CAPACITY 2 x 400 litres / 2 x 106 gals
  • FRESH WATER CAPACITY 2 x 350 litters / 2 x 92 gals
  • BLACK WATER CAPACITY 2 x 40 litres / 2 x 11 gals

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Basic Boat & Sailaway Inventory

  • Owner Version 3 cabins, with dagger boards, hull colour white
  • Deck, hull and cockpit including non-skid standard colour White
  • Sparcraft aluminium mast with double spreader and Dyform wire rigging with Harken Battcar track B-system
  • Sparcraft aluminium crossbeam and dual longeron with self launching bow roller Port side for spare anchor
  • Sparcraft boom aluminium
  • Jib furling unit, manual Profurl C420.
  • Harken - 2 x 46.2 STA Manual winches to handle all lines at upper helm
  • Ullman Main Sail Endurance Cross Cut Dacron Square top with stack pack.
  • Ullman Jib Endurance Cross cut Dacron Furling with UV strip (self tacking jib)

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  • 2 Yanmar3YM30AE x SD25 (30hp) diesel engines and standard C35 engine control 12V/70 A alternator and fixed props
  • Each engine fitted with a 125A/12V auxiliary alternator for charging house bank
  • 2 x 12 V start batteries
  • Dual Racor fuel filters for each motor
  • 2 x Planus Stilo 24V electric toilets with control panel and soft close seats - fresh water flush
  • 1 x Vitrifrigo DW180A multi temperature 2 drawer fridge /freezer unit
  • 110V Electric plug outlets - one in each cabin, two at nav table, two in galley and two above fridge area
  • 2 x type C USB outlets per plug outlet
  • Warm white LED marine lighting by BCM - includes service areas
  • Courtesy lights - one on each transom step and one in each companionway - warm white

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  • Foldaway swim ladder starboard transom
  • Maxwell windlass HRC8 non-capstan version, foot switches on foredeck
  • Main anchor Rocna 25 with 50m of 8mm chain
  • Composite Tender Davit with 4:1 manual purchase
  • 8 x black anodised 350mm mooring cleats - (side deck and transom cleats)
  • Black anodised aluminium stanchions with Dyneema double line guard rail
  • 2 x sets of black anodised aluminium gates for side hull boarding
  • 4 x 30mm black polyester open mesh trampolines
  • 1 x Black anodised aluminium pulpit with white GRP seat on each bow
  • 4 x titanium finish stainless steel handrails on transom coaming

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  • Stowage for valise type life raft in cockpit locker behind helm under seat
  • 75mm (3") thick Urecel Quick dry foam for cockpit cushions - covered in Sunbrella
  • Glem 600mm 4 burner Gas stove with undercounter oven
  • Queen size 100mm (7") shaped memory foam mattress and headboard in each cabin
  • All Cabins have white Oceanair pleated shades
  • All heads and showers have Oceanair pleated shades
  • Solid surfacing countertops with moulded basins all cameo white including towel hooks/rails in all heads
  • House bank - 400 amp 24v Victron gel cell batteries, 1 x Victron 24v /110v 3000W inverter/ 70A charger, 12v DC/DC converter
  • Shore power cable; 20m, 1 x 50A Marinco with easy lock system starboard transom step with US dock side plug for 110V

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With her carbon reinforced foam core hulls and powerful sail plan the Balance 442 is a fast and able voyager. Upwind she points high, with little leeway, in the 6 to 8.5 knot range with her high aspect daggerboards. Reaching she enjoys speeds between 7 and 13 knots. Dropping down a swell she’ll surge even faster, steering like a surfboard with her high performance spade rudders.

Balance 442

Optional Upgrades

  • Ullman - fully battened square top Mainsail – ADSL tri radial grey laminate with Sunbrella stack pack
  • Ullman - Furling Jib – ADSL tri radial grey laminate with Sunbrella UV cover on leech and foot
  • Ullman - standard Screecher - CZ 60 silver fabric with Facnor FX2500 furler and torsion line (includes deck hardware excludes winch)
  • Spinnaker hardware to mast and deck of vessel excluding sail or winch
  • Harken Size 40.2 STA Manual winch on port deck (spinnaker & Code 0 halyard)
  • Harken - 2 x 40.2 STA manual winches (lifting dinghy, dagger boards and/or spinnaker and Code 0) aft end coaming
  • Telescopic table bases for saloon
  • Filler cushion for cockpit table
  • 1x Caframo Marine fan situated in each cabin - total 3 fans

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  • Line bag/ box package
  • Sunshade Awnings in grey mesh for cockpit includes built in composite track (port side sunbed and aft cockpit middle)
  • 2 x Bruntons Varifold 3 blade 18" x 14" folding propellers
  • Spectra Cape Horn Extreme Water maker 24 VDC 54 LPH with Z-ION Protection System
  • Epoxy barrier coat + 2 x coats of black self-polishing antifouling
  • Raymarine AXIOM 9, Multi-function 9" ( Excludes charts)
  • Raymarine Quantum Q24C 18" Radar
  • Raymarine i70s Colour instruments DST tri ducers
  • Raymarine Evolution Autopilot with p70s control head & ACU-400, EV1 Sensor Core

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  • Raymarine AIS 700 send / receive system
  • Raymarine Type 2/12V Short Shaft Linear Drive
  • Ray53 VHF Radio - fitted at nav table
  • Aluminium finish pop up hot and cold transom shower on Starboard transom
  • Salt water deck wash located on transom and at bow area with fresh cross over
  • 2 x 400w SunPower Solar Panels on cockpit roof with individual Victron MPPT regulators
  • SUP storage racks under coachroof
  • Forepeak locker shelving and hardspots for attachement of hanging rails cutom organisers etc
  • Launching and commissioning + preparation for delivery + 30 days dockage in Cape Town

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Balance uses E-glass (a Silica -based fiber) with significant carbon-fiber reinforcement in the high-load areas of our hulls and decks. Every Balance 442 is hand-laminated and vacuum-bagged with closed cell foam cores with a combination of polyester inner-skin resin and vinylester outer-skin resin.

Optional Electrical System Upgrades

  • Upgrade Gel battery system to: 48v 20KW lithium ion system including Dual Integrel Generator system including 24V 2,5KW Li-Ion battery, 12V 0.7KW Li-Ion battery, DC-DC chargers for 12/24V systems, upgrade of 110V Inverter/charger to 5KW, 1 x 220V 5KW inverter/charger, 220V 50A shore power inlet. note windlass, winches, aircons are also upgraded to 48V. 220V supply to galley/cooker top/microwave, water heaters
  • Upgrade to Smeg 220V 60cm 4 plate induction cooker top - only available with Li-Ion upgrade
  • Upgrade to Whirlpool 40Ltr convection microwave oven - only available with Li-Ion upgrade

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Solar Upgrades

  • 2 x 400w SunPower Solar Panels on cockpit roof with individual Victron MPPT regulators (4 solar panels in total)
  • Additional 110V outlets - price per outlet (USA, 2 x USB C, USA)
  • Additional 220V outlets - price per outlet (Euro, 2 x USB A, 2 pin Euro)
  • Dimmers

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A La Carte Upgrades

  • To learn more about how to further personalize your Balance, please contact us.

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