It’s the debate as old as time and Balance Catamarans offers the option for sailors to pick if they want daggerboards or keels in the build of their catamarans. But previousely sailors would have to weigh the pros and cons of each option in order to know what they are sacrificing in performance, however, no fact sheet with specific comparisons existed, until now.
“The sailing itch returned, and my wife and I decided it was time to raise sail again and introduce our brood to the dream.”
The crew of a Balance 526 catamaran en route to Miami have rescued a crew of sailors from a motor yacht off of Puerto Rico.
Dreaming of chartering a boat in the Caribbean? Can you Imagine palmtree
lined, white sand beaches kissed by azure blue waters and the sound of
the surf lapping at the shore? There you are, standing on the bow, watching the
anchor set in seven feet of crystal-clear water as a warm breeze caresses your
For the most part, there are only four things you can do to greatly improve the upwind performance of cats beyond making them super light, lean and long.
Speed under sail, comfort underway, maneuverability and cost ~ Catamaran vs. Monohull ~ factors to consider when deciding which is best for you?
Daggerboards vs. keels ~ which is best for me?
One of the “Must Have’s” we are getting from some buyers these days is: “straight shaft engines.” What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
There are 8 great reasons to get a used cat instead of a new one!
Are you ready to head out on your own?
Anchoring under sail requires an intimate knowledge of your boat and can add an entirely new dimension to your sailing…
Running before the wind on a sailboat…
A few things to consider before signing on the dotted line…
Your catamarans needs to be equipped…a short guide to the essential equipment
Sailing alone is more rewarding than difficult…it is also the best way to get to know your boat well!