2017 Bali 4.5 For Sale- Great Buy!

thea koshman yacht broker catamaran guru Thea Koshman tells us why she likes this 2017 Bali 4.5 as a well-fitted-out cruising cat: Bali 4.5 For Sale“I love this Bali! At US$519,000, it is a great buy! Since it has already crossed the Atlantic once, it’s a proven ocean cruiser. It has a full array of gear from 4-zone Air Conditioning, watermaker, dishwasher and washer/dryer, to solar panels, 11 Kw generator, a full set of sails, and safety gear (including liferaft). It comes with an 11 foot ultralight tender with an aluminium bottom and a nice davit system that turns into a sunbathing platform. This is a 3 Cabin, 2 head layout (with a crew berth). With the drop-down salon table, you can easily sleep 9 aboard inside.ClC Although it is a 2017, it has extremely low engine hours and has the appearance of being brand new. The large pass-through window forward and aft make this model very breezy and cool. A smaller main salon table makes the main salon quite spacious. With the oven set below the microwave above the stove top, the galley has much more storage than expected. A full sized fridge also frees up more space because other brands offer one or two small fridges and a separate freezer. Thus, the interior storage is endless. The heads have ultra modern fixtures and wash basins of first class design. Having a washer and dryer eliminates trips to shore or taxis into town lugging heavy bags of laundry to the local laundromat and saves money too! Unlike most brands, the helm for this Bali 4.5 is locate in the center of the flybridge allowing for equal visibility of both hulls.  The Bimini has an oversized isinglass window on the roof allow for great inspection of the mainsail. Speaking of sails, this Bali has a comprehensive sail package eliminating any need for buying more head sails, which is extremely expensive. The elimination of a trampoline, give much more seating area and sun pads in the bow for entertaining. The sun pad aft of the flybridge is a great place to observe the navigation skills of the captain. All in all, this Bali 4.5 is a turnkey opportunity. Step aboard and sail away!” Keep reading for specifications or Contact Thea for more information and pictures

Bali 4.5 Specifications

Features Include:
  • 2 x Volvo Penta 55 HP Engines (133 and 176 Hours only)
  • 11 Kw Cummins Onan Generator
  • 4 Zone Air Conditioning
  • Great Sound System – Bose and Fusion amplified systems
  • Samsung Full Size Refrigerator–just like at home
  • Large Sail Package – Full Batten Main, Furling Genoa and Jib, Spinnaker and Code Zero Gennaker
  • 4 Solar Panels
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Watermaker
  • 11’2″ Highfield “ultralight” Tender and 15 HP Honda outboard
  • Great package of safety gear, including 10 pers. liferaft, EPIRB, Danuoy, MOB, Radio Transmitter, etc.
  • See Full Description for many more details.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Builder: Groupe Catana Designer: Olivier Poncin Hull Shape: Catamaran
LOA: 45 ft 0 in Beam: 26 ft 10 in LWL: 42 ft 6 in Maximum Draft: 4 ft 0 in Displacement: 33000 lbs Full Load
Engine 1: Engine Brand: Volvo Penta Year Built: 2017 Engine Model: D2-55F Engine Type: Inboard Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel Location: Starboard Engine Hours: 133 Propeller: 3 blade propeller Drive Type: Sail drive Engine Power: 55 HP Engine 2: Engine Brand: Volvo Penta Year Built: 2017 Engine Model: D2-55F Engine Type: Inboard Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel Location: Port Engine Hours: 176 Propeller: 3 blade propeller Drive Type: Sail drive Engine Power: 55 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Plastic (211 Gallons) Fuel Tanks: 1 (211 Gallons) Holding Tanks: 2 Plastic (16 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 1 Number of double berths: 4 Number of cabins: 3 Number of heads: 2
DVD player VHF Wind speed and direction Depthsounder Autopilot Compass Radio Log-speedometer GPS TV set Navigation center Plotter Cockpit speakers Repeater(s) Radar
Fully battened mainsail Spinnaker Gennaker/Cruising spinnaker Furling genoa
Steering wheel Electric winch
Inside Equipment
Washing machine Battery charger Deep freezer Manual bilge pump Refrigerator Electric bilge pump Electric head Dishwasher Air conditioning Hot water Fresh water maker Oven
Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet Inverter Generator
Outside Equipment/Extras
Swimming ladder Cockpit cushions Tender Solar panel Cockpit table Davits Cockpit shower Teak cockpit Liferaft Total Liferaft Capacity: 10 Electric windlass
Bimini Top Lazyjacks Mainsail cover
Exterior Layout and Description Helm: The Helm is located to Starboard, elevated above the Aft Guest Cabin. It’s protected by a Bimini top and izenglass enclosure. There’s a bench seat for two, and from the controls you have access to the windlass, a chart plotter, VHF, autopilot, engine start/stop and gauges, along with two electric winches for the main sail and Genoa and spinnaker lines. There’s access to the helm from a set of three-step ladder from cockpit, and from Starboard hull side deck. 
  • Chartplotter – Raymarine a128 Chartplotter with Radar, AIS. Touchscreen, color. There’s two autopilot systems.
  • Autopilot Control (1st System) – Raymarine –  NOT WORKING ON DAYS WHAT IS IT?
  • Autopilot Control (2nd System) – Raymarine EV-1 Course
  • VHF Ram Mic – Raymarine RayMic60
  • Engines Controls – Remote start/stop and alarm shut off.
  • Engines Displays (2) – RPM Gauges, screen for alarms.
  • Compass – Plastimo Contest
  • Winches – (1) Antal XT52 for Halyards, Main sheet, Topping Lift. Electric Up/Down switches. Located to Starboard of wheel (1) Antal XT48 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Reef (all are run), and Genoa sheet. Located to port of helm seat.
  • DC Plug
  • Storage cubby
  • Teak Decking – Through out cockpit and swim step
  • Settee with Table (To port of the cockpit) – Table is fiberglass with fiddles, about 6 x 3 foot. L-shaped Settee faces aft and towards starboard. Sits 6 on benches and many more in folding chairs.
  • Bench Seating (To starboard) – 
  • Storage (Port) – There are two large storage access under the settee; One, by the Galley, houses the (3) propane tanks, the life raft for ten, and the outboard gasoline tanks and more. The other houses docking lines, engine oil, and a dive tank and dive regulator.
  • Storage (Starboard)
  • Propane Tanks – (2) European 12.5 L standard tanks (with adaptors), (1) U.S. standard tank 8.5 L.
  • Liferaft – Located in locker, with hatch underneath the hull to launch. See details under Safety
Sail Inventory: All sails are original to the boat, which was built in 2016 and delivered in 2017.
  • Main Sail – Full battens with beige lazy bag and Lazy Sheets.
  • Furling Genoa –
  • Jib – Elvstrom Furling Jib, Dacron, installs on sprit in front of Genoa. Can operate with Genoa to go “wing-on-wing”. Stored in
  • Spinnaker – Parasailor has a sock. 169 SqMeters
  • Gennaker – Code Zero with a furler
  • Tender – Highfield UL 340 – 11 foot 2 long by 5 foot 8 wide. 5-Person with aluminum bottom, custom beige Sunbrella cover with Vinyl reinforcements. (2) oars, (4) Fenders, small anchor with chain.
  • Outboard – Honda Marine 15 HP BF15D
  • Fuel Tank – 3 Gallon Gasoline Tank
Extra Gear:
  • Fishing Rods – (2) Alutecnos Albacore 50 2S Fishing Reels with Shimano Vengeance Rods
  • Various Scuba Masks, snorkels and palms
  • Dive Tank and Regulator – AquaLung 6l Tank, up to 200 Bar, with back strap, and AquaLung Calipso regulator
Interior Layout and Description General: This boat comes equipped as a 3 Cabin, 2 Head version, with the Master Cabin and Head to Port, and 2 Guest Quarters to Starboard, forward and Aft, with a Guest Head in between. beyond the forward Guest Cabin is also a V-berth crew Quarter that can be storage. The Salon is in between the hulls, and consists of a Galley to port-aft, a Navigation Station to Port-forward, a larger Settee to Starboard forward, and the full-size refrigerator/freezer and flat screen TV to Starboard Aft.
  • Air Conditioning – CruiseAir 4 zones
  • Watermaker – Aqua-Base ZD12
  • Washer/Dryer – Candy “Alise”  GVW 364 TC – Located in Port Master Head
Galley: The Galley is immediately to port when you enter. Has an amazing view all around, and is the heart of the living interior space. “U” shape with a longer side, it allows for two people to work. There’s a large 4 long x 2.5 feet tall plexiglass window that faces aft and opens to the cockpit, to provide air, pass dishes to the settee, and marry the outside/inside space. Plenty of counter space. The storage consists of a three level storage under the cooktop, 4 drawers of various sizes, and three eye level storages. The counter has metal bars at two ends to stop items from sliding.
  • Opening Window – Facing Aft, this opening window slides by hand downward. 4w x 2.5h aprox.
  • Oven – Dometic OG300, Propane powered with Electronic ignition
  • Stove top – (3) burner Whirlpool Propane stove, with brackets for holding pans.
  • Propane Tanks – (2) European 12.5 L standard tanks (with adaptors), (1) U.S. standard tank 8.5 L.
  • Refrigerator/Freezer – Samsung RS61782GDSP – Full Standing Fridge, custom-installed. Just like at home. Has right and left  door for fridge and freezer, with a quick access hatch on the fridge side and ice maker.
  • Dishwasher – Bosch SilencePlus
  • Sinks – (2) Stailness Steel sinks, one larger.
  • Faucet – (1) Fresh water Faucet, (1) Filtered water faucet
  • Garbage – Drawer under sink has Garbage and recycling bins
Navigation Station:
  • Chartplotter – Raymarine aSeries a65
  • Charplotter (At Helm) – Raymarine a128
  • Repeater – Raymarine i70 – Reads Wind Speed, GPS Speed, Depth, Lat/Long, COG, AIS
  • Autopilot Remote – Raymarine SmartController A18105
  • Portable VHF (2) – CobraMarine MR HH350 FLT
  • VHF – Raymarine Ray 60
  • Antenna – Wi-Fi Booster – Bitstorm Bad Boy Extreme N OR Extreme MJ Hi-Power b/G/N Wi-Fi AntennaASK
  • Portable Chartplotter – Garmin GPSMAP 78
  • Generator Remote – Cummins Onan Start/Stop Switch, with Indicator Lights for Starting/HighTemp/Low Oil pressure/Shutdown/Excessive Cranking/No Raw Water Flow
  • Salon A/C Controls – CruiseAir AirConditioning Controls
  • DC Outlet – Cigar Lighter with 2 USB Connections
  • DC Panel – Switches Compass Light, Bimini Light, Courtesy Light, Instruments, Nav Station / Autopilot, Stereo
  • Electrical Panel – Capiz – Turn ON/OFF Pumps (Bilge, Raw/Fresh Water), Lights (Running, Anchoring, House), Windlass, Electric Winches. Also has read outs for Tankage (Port and Starboard Fresh Water, Port and Starboard Fuel), Battery Levels (Voltage, Load, Charge %, Autonomy), and, very useful, layouts for all the gear onboard (Such as location for electrical Equipment, Extinguishers, Through-hulls, Water Fills, etc.)
Sound System:
  • World Band Radio Synthesized Receiver – Sangean ATS-909X
  • Stereo Receiver – Fusion MS-US/AV750 Bluetooth/Aux/CD
  • Amplifier – Fusion MarineZone MS-AM702
  • Stereo speakers System – Bose Acoustimass 5 Series V
  • Speakers – Fusion Signature Series – (2) in Cockpit, (2) in Forward Settee, (4) Bose in Salon
Salon: The Interior Salon is centered on the vessel. The bench seating is L-shape, located to starboard when you enter the vessel, and has a view to Aft and to Port. An opening window is great for talking to anyone out in the forward seating. The Nav Station is further to Port. 
  • Flat Screen TV – Majestic about 25 inch, custom install.
  • Settee – 5 Person Settee with a large table (about 4 x 5, with a corner cut off). There’s seat and back padding in grey/beige fabric with beige trim. Table slides up and down and turns into a sleeping berth for two. The table also slides in and out 10 inches to make getting in and out of the seating easier.
  • Opening forward window – 6 foot long by 2.5 foot high window opens manually up and down, and tucks away out of site. Allows for great ventilation to pass through the boat, as well as passing drinks and snacks to forward outdoor seating.
Master Cabin: The Master Quarters take up the entire Port Hull and has separate air conditioning. The ceiling is almost 7 foot tall throughout, and the hull is about 6 foot wide, giving plenty of space to move around. When you go down the three steps, there’s an open area about 12 feet long with a small desk, a bench seat, a large cabinet with two doors that gives plenty of counter space, and further aft more cabinets with shelves and a hanging locker. There’s a full length mirror on the door. The bed is all the way aft and about 6 wide by 7 feet long. There’s reading lights on each side, storage cubbies, a fan and access to the Air conditioning controls. All the way forward is the head, which is about 8 foot long and spacious enough for two.
  • Ports/Hatches – (4) Opening Ports on Port Hull and  (1) Opening port facing aft. These all have clip-on shade and insert screens. (1) Opening Hatch above bed with shade and screen. (1) Emergency Hatch on inside of hull.
  • Full Length Mirror
Master Head:
  • Electric Head – Johnson Pump AquaT Marine Toilet
  • Shower – Large Separate shower with (2) overhead lights and opening port, small bench seat and shelving
  • Vanity – (2) Bowl sinks, (4) Under counter storage, (2) Mirror with storage behind, (2) Hand Towel rack
  • Towel Holder – (1) Bar rack, (1) Door hanger
  • (2) opening ports total
Guest Aft Cabin: Located in the Port Hull, this cabin is aft, and is about 11 Feet Long by 6 at its widest. Comfortable but cozy for two, this is the 2nd biggest Cabin after the Master.
  • Bed – Twin berth About 5 w x 6 ft long, tapered at the ends to climb off/on. Bed has a padded headboard, reading lights on each side, and there’s two cubbies to Port.
  • Storage – (2) Cabinets with 9 shelves and one hanging locker. Bedside cubbies to Port and above bed. Large drawer underneath bed
  • Fan – Two speed.
  • Air Conditioning – CruiserAir A/C with Remote by bed.
  • Hatches/Ports – (1) Overhead hatch with shade and screen, (1) Hatch by head, facing aft, with non-opening window and clip-on shade and screen insert, (2) Opening Ports on hull with clip-on shades and screen insert.
Guest Fwd Cabin: Located In the Port Hull forward (The Guest Head is sandwiched between the Guest cabins), this cabin is the smallest, but manages to comfortably fit a 5ft wide by 6 foot long berth, a a large locker, and storage cubbies. The Fwd Cabin also has a round porthole access port to a V-berth Crew Quarter.
  • Bed – Twin berth About 5 w x 6 ft long, tapered at the ends to climb off/on.  Reading lights on each side, and there’s two cubbies to port.
  • Storage – (1) Cabinets with 3 deep shelves and one hanging locker. Bedside cubbies to Port and above bed. Large drawer underneath bed
  • Fan – Two speed.
  • Air Conditioning – CruiserAir A/C with Remote by bed.
  • Hatches/Ports – (1) Overhead hatch with shade/Screen Inserts, (2) opening ports with clip-on shades.
Crew Quarter (Port, Forward of Guest Fwd Cabin): Currently the Crew Quarter has a mattress and a sail (Extra Furling Jib)
  • V-berth Bed
  • Hatches/Ports – (1) Opening Port, (1) Access hatch with screen, (1) access hatch from Fwd Guest cabin.
  • Storage – (4) Storage Cubbies
Guest Head: Located in the Starboard Hull, midship, the Guest Head measures about 9 foot by 3.5 feet (at its widest) and features a separate shower area with a plexiglass door, counter space and a storage nook. On the other side is the vanity and toilet area, with a bowl type sink, two mirrors, above and below the counter storage. There are two large towel racks.
  • Electric Head – Johnson Pump AquaT Marine Toilet
  • Ports – (2) Opening Ports on each end, and 4 overhead lights provide plenty of light.
Technical Construction:
  • Mould built with three main parts with joint localised at the keel junction.
  • Anti drift plan provided by 2 profiled keels limiting drag.
  • Platform and inner sides of the hull built in one part for a maximum of rigidity.
  • Hull made in GRP infused PVC Foam Sandwich, Polyester resin.
  • Anti-osmotic vinylester underwater protection
  • Deck in GRP infused Foam Sandwich with monolithic / plywood reinforcements.
  • Bulkheads in multiplywood, laminated or glued
  • Generator – Cummins Onan 11Kw 11MDKDN
  • Battery Monitor – Victron Energy Blue Power
  • Inverter/Charger Remote – MultiControl – Victron Energy Blue Power
  • Inverter – 12v/1600w – Phoenix Inverter Compact – Victron Energy Blue Power
  • Inverter/Charger – 12v/2000va/80Amp MultiPlus Compact – Victor Energy Blue Power
  • Batteries (Engines Start) – (2) Excide ES 1350 Gel Batteries, 1350Wh, 120 Ah 12V, Maintenance free, one each engine access
  • Batteries (House) – (6) Excide ES 1350 Gel Batteries, 1350Wh, 120 Ah 12V, Maintenance free, Located Under Settee in Salon
  • Solar Panels – 4 panels, located on cabin top.
  • Solar Charge Controller – Epever Tracer
  • Hot Water Boiler – Quick Boiler B3 55 Liters Capacity
  • LED Lighting and Navigation Lights
Mechanical: Engines are located astern on each hull. They have individual water-sealed lockers with fire extinguishers.
  • Engines – (2) Volvo D2-55F with Sail drives. Port engine has 176 hours, Starboard 133 hours
  • RPMs and speed recorded during a sea trial (07/24/19): 
  • 1800 rpm – 6 knots
  • 2200 rpm – 7 knots
  • 2500 rpm – 8 knots
  • 2600 rpm – 8.4 knots (Top Speed, some wind and current)
  • Fuel Filter – Racor R20P with sight bowls. One per engine.
Safety: The Catana Bali 4.5 has a European CE Offshore Certification. For Category “A” (High Seas), it’s rated for 12 passengers ; Cat “B” 12; Cat. “C” 18; and Cat “D” 22. A plaque near the floor of the salon settee is posted.
  • EPIRB – Kannad Marine Safelink SPORTPRO+
  • Survivor Recovery System Radio Transmitter – Kannad Marine SafeLinkR10
  • Inflatable Danbuoy – Plastimo IOR Danbuoy
  • Man Overboard Buoy – 4W For water Man Overboard Buoy, attached to stern railing
  • Liferaft – Arimar Europe ISO 9650-1 – 10 Person. Located in Cockpit locker, has a hatch under the hull to launch straight into water.
  • Escape Hatches – (2) Hatches, one in each hull under the steps.
  • Extinguishers – (1) ABC Type per engine room, Extinguishers in each living area.
  • Emergency Tiller
  • First Aid Kit – (2) Small & Medium
  • Dive Tank and Regulator – AquaLung 6l Tank, up to 200 Bar, with back strap, and AquaLung Calipso regulator


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