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2016 Balance 451

$519,000 USD

General Information

Are you ready to embark on the ultimate blue water adventure? Look no further than the 2016 Balance 451 Rendezvous Owner’s Version! This stunning catamaran is built for serious performance and comfort, offering the best of both worlds. With a large rig, top-quality sails, and custom-fitted features, Rendezvous is designed to handle any challenge you may encounter at sea.

Operating completely off-grid has never been easier thanks to the state-of-the-art LiFePO4 battery system and custom solar array, providing ample power for all your needs. From A/C to microwave, induction cooktop, coffee maker, and more, you’ll have all the comforts of home wherever your journey takes you.

Storage is never an issue with Rendezvous, boasting ample space for long passages and off-the-grid living. And with an electric windlass, stainless steel anchor chain, and Rocna 33Kg anchor, you can drop anchor with confidence in even the toughest conditions.

Premium Raymarine navigation and monitoring systems keep you informed and on course, while the upgraded auto-pilot ensures robust performance in any situation. Plus, the boat’s unique features, including wave-piercing bows, aerodynamic sloped windows, carbon fiber bowsprit, and retractable dagger boards, make it a truly one-of-a-kind vessel that will turn heads wherever you go.

Don’t settle for anything less than the best. Experience the ultimate in blue water cruising with the 2016 Balance 451 Rendezvous Owner’s Version.

Overall Length:

44ft 8in/13.605m


23ft 4in/7.11m


Daggerboards up: 2ft 7in/0.80m
Daggerboards down: 6ft 11in/2.10m


2x40hp Volvo D2-40 Diesels with Sail Drive Features

Detailed Specs

  • Composite construction
  • Vinylester resins and foam core in her hulls and decks
  • Many areas reinforced with carbon fiber for extra strength and light weight
  • Buoyant, high aspect ratio dagger-boards
  • Sculpted, semi-circular seating in the cockpit
  • Protected, raised helm station for easy viewing and comfort
  • ABS Offshore Racing engineering standards and exceeds ISO standards
  • Lithium ion batteries – eliminates need for a generator
  • Large solar panel array on custom arch
  • Self-tacking jib
  • Screecher for improved off-wind sailing performance
  • Custom spinnaker for downwind sailing
  • Dual daggerboards allow for better upwind angles, reduced leeway and off-wind sailing with less effort due to greatly reduced hydrodynamic drag
  • Mainsail: 706.5 ft2/65.63m2
  • Self Tending Jib: 260.7ft2/24.22m2
  • Screecher: 711.6 ft2/66.1m2
  • Spinnaker: 1,367 sq ‘
  • ICW Mast clearance (62.11 height off water)
  • Raised helm station for maximum visibility
  • Standard Engines: 2x40hp Volvo D2-40 Diesels with Sail Drive
  • Overall Length: 44ft 8in/13.605m
  • Waterline Length: 42ft 4in/12.895m
  • Beam: 23ft 4in/7.11m
  • Draft – Daggerboards up: 2ft 7in/0.80m
  • Draft – Daggerboards down: 6ft 11in/2.10m
  • Displacement: 18,500lbs / 8,391kgs
  • Underwing Clearance Lightship: 2ft 7in/0.775m
  • Underwing Clearance Full Load: 2ft 4in/0.705m
  • Maximum Payload: 3,433lbs/1,557kgs
  • Water Capacity: 90 US gallons / 350 litres
  • Fuel Capacity: 112 US gallons / 425 litres
  • Volvo folding propellers
  • Air Conditioning (2, port/starboard) Dometic with SmartStart technology
  • Lightweight, sturdy hardtop bimini with helm seat cover offering total protection for the skipper in bad weather, or open air sailing in good weather
  • Microwave
  • 3 burner stove top
  • Propane oven
  • Induction cooktop
  • Kitchen and cockpit sinks
  • TV and computer monitor
  • 1 galley fridge/freezer
  • 1 cockpit fridge/freezer
  • 1 starboard freezer
  • UV window covers black
  • Cape Horn Extreme watermaker, 17GPH 24v
  • Upgraded Raymarine Electronics, with radar, autopilot, AIS, dual depth sounders
  • Upgraded Raymarine ACU-400 auto-pilot and pumps for more robust performance
  • Icomm 802.1 HF Marine Radio
  • Raymarine Ray55 VHF Radio and cockpit handset
  • Electric, fresh or salt water toilets
  • Fusion 755 Marine Stereo with upgraded speakers
  • 1 power winch and 3 manual Lewmar winches
  • 1360 Watts of solar on custom arch
  • Victron Smartsolar 150/70 MPPT
  • Victron Color Controller GX
  • Victron BMV-712 battery monitor
  • 123/Smart BMS
  •  Primary anchor-Rocna 33 +100ft 3/8” C4 chain+200ft 5/8” Yale braid rope  Secondary anchor-Fortress FX37 + 50ft chain + 200ft nylon rope  Clear panels for protection from wind/rain, removable  Sunshades for entire boat for use while anchored, removable  Carbon Fiber bow sprit  Mercury 15HP 2 stroke dingy motor New 2020  3.1m Highfield hypolon dingy w/ aluminum bottom  Premium grade trampolines  6 man Viking RescuYou premium life raft with auto release  Custom dinghy davits  2 x 5Kg aluminum propane tanks  3 cabin layout with office desk in port, aft cabin  All LED lighting  Paratech Sea Anchor+bridle+rode  ACR EPIRB


Highlighted Features


The state of the art LiFePO4 battery system is light and provides ample power for all your needs

Ground Tackle

Lewmar CPX3 electric windlass, G4 stainless steel anchor chain and a
Rocna 33Kg anchor


Premium Raymarine navigation and monitoring systems keep you informed and on the right


Don’t settle for anything less than the best

Well Maintained

Even at first glance, you get a sense this boat is truly different – wave-piercing bows, aero
dynamic sloped windows, carbon fiber bowsprit and retractable dagger boards. Stunning!

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