The New Balance 482

The trend-setting circumnavigator ticks off big nautical miles yet remains small enough to easily maintain and operate short-handed.


  • Price$1,360,000
  • Overall Length14.71m / 48.26ft
  • Beam Overall7.9m / 25.91ft
  • Sail Area133.1m2 / 1,434ft2
  • Draft (Boards Down)2.2 m / 7.22 ft
  • Draft (Boards Up)1.16m / 3.81ft
  • Draft Keeled Version1.352 m / 4.44 ft
  • Base Boat Displacement13,300kgs 29,321lbs

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Coastal Voyager Package

  • Aluminium finish pop up hot and cold transom shower on Starboard transom
  • Anchor windlass- Maxwell HRC10-10mm SCW 48V non-capstan version; with up/down electric foot switches on the foredeck
  • Primary anchor- Rocna 33 (73lbs) on 50m (164’) of 10mm (3/8”) DIN766 G4 medium tensile galvanized chain
  • Custom manufactured removable swivel black anodized swimming ladder on Stbd transom
  • Spinnaker Deck gear only excludes sail and winch includes sheave , halyard and mast attachments
  • Salt water deck wash located on transom and at bow area with fresh cross over

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  • All Cabins have white Oceanair pleated hull blinds on hull side windows and deck hatches
  • All heads and showers have Oceanair white roller shades
  • Each engine fitted with a 70A/24V auxiliary alternator for charging house bank (not used if integrel upgrade is selected)
  • Dual Racor marine spec 500MA fuel/water filters for each motor with vacuum gauge
  • Plastimo Offshore 115 compass
  • Line bag package/line boxes

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With her carbon reinforced foam core hulls and powerful sail plan the 482 was designed to knock off big nautical miles. Upwind she points high, with little leeway, in the 7 to 10 knot range with her high aspect daggerboards. Reaching she blasts along between 8 and 14 knots. Of course if you really want to crank her up in surfing conditions the current record for a 482 is 28 knots.

Balance 482

Basic Boat & Sailaway Inventory

  • Owner Version 3 cabins, with dagger boards, hull colour painted white
  • Deck, hull and cockpit including painted non-skid standard colour White
  • Sparcraft aluminium mast with single spreader and Dyform wire rigging with Harken Battcar track C-system
  • Sparcraft aluminium boom
  • Sparcraft aluminium crossbeam and dual longeron with self launching bow roller Port side for spare anchor
  • Harken - 3 x 50.2 STA Manual winches at upper helm
  • Harken - 2 x 46.2 STA Manual winches (lifting dinghy/ dagger boards and/or spinnaker and Code 0) on cockpit coaming
  • Jib furling unit, manual Profurl C480
  • Ullman Main Sail Dacron with stack pack
  • Ullman Jib Dacron Furling with UV strip (self tacking jib)
  • Glem 600mm 4 burner Gas stove with undercounter oven
  • Queen size 100mm (7") shaped memory foam mattress and headboard in each cabin
  • Stowage for valise type life raft in cockpit locker behind helm under seat

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  • 2 x Yanmar4JH45 x SD60 (45hp) diesel engines with standard C25 engine controls, 12V/125 A alternator fixed props
  • 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
  • House bank - 400 amp 24v Victron gel cell batteries, 1 x Victron 24v /110v 3000W inverter/ 70A charger, 12v DC/DC converter
  • Start batteries - 2 x 12v
  • 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
  • Shore power cable; 20m, 1 x 50A Marinco with easy lock system starboard transom step with US dock side plug for 110V
  • Warm white LED marine lighting by BCM - includes service areas
  • Solid surfacing countertops with moulded basins all cameo white including towel hooks/rails in all heads
  • Courtesy lights - one on each transom step and one in each companionway - warm white
  • 75mm (3") thick Urecel Quick dry foam for cockpit cushions - covered in Sunbrella

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  • Raymarine AXIOM 9, Multi-function 9" ( Excludes charts)
  • Raymarine Quantum Q24C 18" Radar
  • Raymarine i70s Colour instruments DST tri ducers (X2)
  • Raymarine Evolution Autopilot with 1 x p70s control head & ACU-400, EV1 Sensor Core
  • Raymarine Type 2 short Shaft mechanical Linear Drive
  • Ray53 VHF Radio (fitted at nav table)
  • Raymarine AIS 700 send / receive system
  • 10 x black anodised 350mm mooring cleats - (side deck and transom cleats)
  • 8 x black anodised aluminium stanchions with Dyneema double line guard rail
  • 1 x Black anodised aluminium pulpit with white GRP seat on each bow
  • 2 x sets of black anodised aluminium gates for side hull boarding
  • 4 x 30mm black polyester open mesh trampolines
  • 4 x titanium finish stainless steel handrails on transom coaming

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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 482 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 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 75m2 - CZ 60 silver fabric with Facnor FX2500 furler and torsion line (includes deck hardware excludes winch)
  • Upgrade 3 x manual size 50 winches at helm to 50.2STEA 48V electric winches
  • Upgrade 2 x manual Size 46 winches on aft coaming to 46.2STEA 48V electric winches
  • 1 x Harken radial 2 speed 50.2STEA 48V electric winch at mast base
  • Carbonautic 900mm 36" GFC sports steering wheel (choice of white or black)
  • 1 x extra Vitrifrigo DW180A multi temperature fridge /freezer (total of 2 drawer fridge combo units)
  • Spectra Cape Horn Extreme Water maker 24 VDC 54 LPH with Z-ION Protection System
  • Black aluminum cold water tap in galley connected to carbon filter for filtered drinking water
  • Frigomar aircon - 1 x 16,000 btu air conditioner in saloon & 3 x 10,000 btu with pumps and variable speed inverter technology
  • 1 x Caframo Marine fan siuated on either side of the head-bunk panel, ie. two per cabin (6 in total)
  • Telescopic table bases for cockpit
  • Telescopic table bases for saloon
  • Filler cushion for cockpit table
  • Filler cushion for saloon table
  • Forepeak locker shelving and hardspots for attachement of hanging rails cutom organisers etc
  • Sunshade Awnings in grey mesh for cockpit includes built in composite track (port side sunbed and aft cockpit middle)
  • SUP storage racks under coachroof
  • Oceanair Saloon Blinds - colour white
  • Maxwell AA560 chain counter at lower helm for windlass
  • Iridium GO 9560N satellite communication phone with Iridium antenna on mast
  • Locomarine yacht router mini S5 with S5 wifi booster, touch screen controller, Poynting omni 0402/0496 aerials on mast
  • Samsung Smart FHD 32" color TV with aluminum swivel bracket in saloon
  • 4 x 400w SunPower Solar Panels on cockpit roof with individual Victron MPPT regulators
  • 2 x Bruntons Varifold 3 blade 19" x 15" folding propellers
  • Fortress FX-37 secondary anchor, 9.5 kg with 3m of 10mm chain and 90m of 16mm rope
  • Epoxy barrier coat + 2 x coats of black self-polishing antifouling
  • Launching and commissioning + preperation for delivery + 30 days dockage in Cape Town

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  • 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
  • Miele H7840BM compact microwave combination oven (all black model - black oven, black handle)
  • Miele KM7564FL induction hob with onset controls with 4 powerflex cooking areas for maximum power output
  • Upgrade from 220V 5KW Multiplus to 220V 8KW Quattro
  • 2 x additional 400W solar panels - 1 x top of davits with GRP frame and 1 x top of coachroof including solar regulator (6 panels in total)
  • 2x additional Victron Lithium Ion batteries for 48V system
  • Additional 110V outlets
  • Additional 220V outlets
  • Dimmers

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  • To learn about our full extensive list of ways to personalize your Balance, please contact us today.

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