inBalance | Balance 482 48ft

Haverford, PA, US

inBalance | Balance 482 48ft

US $1,599,000

Haverford, PA, US



Company Owned Demonstration Boat. She spent the summer of 2022 in Spain and France and the Winter in the Caribbean of 2023 for boat shows, press reviews, and demonstration sails. She was sold in Florida.


Our trend setting circumnavigator was awarded Best Multihull by Sailing World and Best Performance Catamaran by Cruising World in 2022. Shes a scaled down version of our famous Balance 526, winner of the Cape to Rio race in 2023.

With her carbon reinforced foam core hulls, dual daggerboards, and powerful sail plan the 482 is a sheer pleasure to sail. She ghosts along in the lightest of breezes while others are burning diesel. 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 with ease. If you really want to crank her up in surfing conditions the current record for a 482 is 28 knots.


The 482 is fast, but how does she balance the need for speed with the reality of single-handed sailing? Her self-tending blade jib makes tacking a simple matter of turning over the helm. All of her reefing and sail management takes place at the upper helm station. With her dual furling headsails, electric winches, and mainsheet system that operates without a traveler, her ease of sailing is remarkable.


We are Carbon Fiber experts at Balance and use E-glass (a Silica -based fiber) with significant carbon-fiber reinforcement in the high-load areas of our 482 hulls and decks. Every Balance 482 is hand-laminated and vacuum-bagged with closed cell thermo-formed foam cores.


With her owner-version configuration, the Balance 482 easily accommodates six people. And Balances innovative salon table converts into a queen-size bed so you can always host another couple. It is also a place to hang out, read a book, or sleep when your partner is on watch. Her master shower aft is luxurious.

The 482 sports 610 of headroom, boasts a large U-shaped galley, and offers more real wood, hand crafted cabinetry, than any performance catamaran of her size and class. Each 482 we build is a unique piece of art - our customers choose their wood, their flooring, their fabric and their countertops.

Shes a pleasure to move about on whether thats cooking, sleeping, lounging, bathing, dining or entertaining friends and family. There is a place to store everything on the 482, and a lot of places to just hang out and relax. You can pilot her up top in fair weather, pilot her down in the cold, you can lounge and read inside or outside, turn your tables into beds, into dining tables, into pleasure nooks for reading or watching the latest film.


The new 482 delivers expansive sightlines, the result of our technological innovations. The flow and openness between the main salon and cockpit are superbly designed with the VersaHelm - a helm station that swings up and down with ease. The VersaHelm has revolutionized all weather sailing and has been copied by others. At Balance, our quest for perfect balance means we innovate, we create, we imagine better sailing experiences at every stage. And then we build it.


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Your team delivered on every mark. You’ve got an amazing broker in Mark Wattrus and I’m confident you will have continued success moving forward together. He was available 24/7 whenever I had questions. We had a great initial visit on the boat and his marketing plan and photos were superb

— Jimmy

I bought a yacht that I had never seen. I did this because I trusted my broker Andrew Holland. It was not an easy job for Andrew, as I am an experienced boat builder and owner of previous yachts, but work in West Africa. Imagine how hard it was to communicate what I was looking for. Andrew came up with exactly what I wanted. He dealt with time delays, all my questions at odd hours, and was there for the survey. He reported honestly and professionally. After buying the yacht, I arrived at the boat on a Sunday night, after dark, after travelling from West Africa to the Caribbean, and found it was better than expected. He never pulled punches and made me aware of shortfalls. I expected to spend my one month leave working on the boat, but actually spent less than one week, and was able to spend 3 weeks sailing – wonderful bonus.

Thank you Andrew for putting up with all my questions, all my worries and all my crazy out of the time zone concerns – you were totally professional, but also I know that if and when we meet up, it will be like a friend finally meeting. You are always welcome on Aseka.


— Beverly Cory

Outstanding company with professional subject matter experts. If I were to buy or sell cruising sailboat, particularly a catamaran, Andrew would be my go to broker.

— JT

I have been sailing since I was a child and attended Massachusetts Maritime Academy. But when my wife and I began the process of purchasing an ocean cruising/racing catamaran, I realized that this is a world unto itself. Obviously, we needed to find someone knowledgeable to help us make an informed decision. More importantly, we needed someone honest and willing to put our interests before his or her own. I was lucky to work with Phil Berman at The Multihull Company. He repeatedly shunned the fast buck, choosing instead to work the long road to connect us with the “perfect boat”. I would be glad to recommend Phil and his company to anyone planning to purchase or sell a performance sailing machine.

— Eric Boutiette

Andrew Hodgdon was our broker when we bought our 2018 Lagoon 450F in Antigua in April 2922. He provided great service and was very attentive to our needs. We would highly recommend Andrew and the Multihull Company.

— Jim

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