2015 Balance 526 XP

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2015 Balance 526 XP

Fort Lauderdale FL, US




Fresh from the drawing board of Anton Du Toit and Phillip Berman comes the Balance 526, an all epoxy, e-glass, carbon reinforced high performance voyaging catamaran of the highest quality. This is the first Balance 526 to come to the brokerage market. Owner of the boat has decided he wants an even bigger one to house a full time crew.

Ondine is a Balance 526 XP model, sporting every costly option, go fast, and cruising equipment money can buy. She has an all carbon rig, mast and boom, carbon longeron, beam, bowsprit, six electric winches, a hydraulic screecher furler, membrane high performance sails, a total lithium ion house battery system, water maker, generator, full air conditioning, washer and dryer, ice maker, two satellite communication systems, etc. Replacement value for Ondine with her current equipment and delivery would approach 2 million dollars. Please examine her extensive inventory and you will see that it is quite impossible to specify a performance yacht with finer equipment.

Fast, comfortable, with a build quality that cannot be compared to any other.


Full Specs

  • Carbon Longeron and Stringer by JAS Marine
  • Trampoline upgrade/Dyneema 
  • Kohler 9EKOZD Generator
  • Sea Recovery Watermaker Aquamatic 900-2GPD 
  • Bosch microwave oven 500 series HMB5051
  • Ventless, "Dometic" washer/dryer
  • Split tables inside with electronic controls and pedestals that can be lowered to make a bed, coffee table, or dining table. 
  • Split tables outside with full height adjustment for conversion into a bed, coffee or dining tables
  • Solar panels, Aurinco 24 volt, 12 X 100 Watt panels; SC113 24 volt
  • KVH satellite Communication System
  • Iridium Go! Communication System with external antenna
  • Forward awning with carbon fiber posts by SeaSmart
  • Sails, all made by Ullman Sails:  Membrance Fabric (Fiberpath Cruise Enduro)
  • Screecher, Mainsail and Jib all made by Ullman Sails in Fiberpath. 
  • Screecher hydraulic system - Reckmann (custom installed in carbon bow sprit tip)
  • Parasailor spinnaker with easy snuffer
  • Southern Spars High Modulus Carbon Mast with Ecsix Diamonds, Ecsix forestay and Kevlar lateral rigging
  • Southern Spars Carbon Electric In-Boom Furling System (Reckman Furler)
  • 2x Carbon mast poles on aft beam for Radar, KVH dome and Iridium Go! antenna
  • Folding Steps for mast
  • Genoa Furler - Electric Reckman
  • Lithium batteries house bank - Genasun GLI
  • 57 hp Yanmar engines common rail 4JH57
  • 2 water heaters BXS 3012 by Quick USA, plumbed such that the engines provide heated water as well
  • "Dometic" Eskimo Commercial Fishing Iceflaker Model EI540D (115 60Hz) with custom made ice box/aft seating area
  • Vitrifrigo IM Classic Refill (Icemaker)
  • Additional shore power on port side with switch for starboard to port side
  • Diesel transfer pump for moving diesel fuel from one tank to the other
  • Dual alternator system:  Additional alternators 24 volt for charging the house bank - all serpentine type belts instead of v-belts
  • Raymarine autopilot system
  • Raymarine chartplotter upgrade at lower helm
  • Additional Raymarine chart plotter for upper helm
  • 12 volt exterior plugs
  • Wilson cell phone booster antenna, WeBoost Connect 4G-X, WeBoost 471104 Quint 5-Band Booster Kit and Wilson 311130 marine antenna
  • Wifi antenna with booster by Bitstorm, Badboy Extreme MJ kit, Unleashed N, Bad Boy, Bitstorm, Omni-directional antenna RP-SMA
  • 100 AMP service for shore power with two cords
  • Carbon fiber stanchions with Dyneema lifelines
  • Carbon dive ladder
  • Carbon Crossbeam & compression post
  • Carbon Wheel
  • Ocean Air Saloon Blinds
  • Rod holders
  • Infanta Inflatables 3.1 RIB with 15hp Yamaha engine
  • Fusion sound system
  • Plasteak Cockpit flooring
  • Lithium ion house eclectic system upgrade with extra Victron, Invert/charge Quattro 24/5000/120 and Isolation transformer 3600W 115/230
  • Carbon Stanchions
  • KVH V3 sat comm
  • Sirocco Gimbal Cabin Fans
  • Antal roller cleats
  • Engine throttles upgrade to dual Yanmar VC10 Control System at both upper and lower helms
  • 4 Cruisair Model STQ8 Aircon 8000btu
  • 1 Cruisair Model STQ16 Aircon 16000btu
  • LED Spreader down-lights
  • Sea smart canopy over foredeck with carbon posts
  • Electric pedestals for saloon tables
  • Full safety equipment for A license with life raft
  • 2 dive tanks/2 full dive beasts with mask regulators



  • Length Overall (LOA) 16.00 m 52.50 ft
  • Length Waterline (LWL) 14.42 m 47.31 ft
  • Beam Overall 8.28 m 27.17 ft
  • Hull Beam 2.18 m 7.16 ft
  • Freeboard (bow) 1.95 m 6.38 ft
  • Freeboard (stern) 1.60 m 5.25 ft
  • Hull Draft 0.52 m 1.70 ft
  • Draft 2.20 m 7.22 ft
  • Air Draft 24.00 m 78.74 ft
  • Bridgedeck Clearance 0.93 m 3.03 ft
  • Displacement (waterline) 9510 kgs 20970 lbs (Estimated light ship weight prior to additional added equipment)
  • Mast height from deck 21.8m 71.5 ft
  • Sail Area (100% foretriangle) 157.1 m² 1691 ft²
  • I Genoa Hoist 19.00 m 62.34 ft
  • J Base of Foretriangle 5.37 m 17.61 ft
  • P Mainsail Hoist 19.66 m 64.50 ft
  • E Foot of Mainsail 7.30 m 23.95 ft
  • Sinkage 310 kgs/cm 1736 lbs/in
  • Fuel Capacity 2 x 500 litres 2 x 132 gals
  • Fresh Water Capacity 2 x 390 litres 2 x 103 gals
  • Black Water Capacity 2 x 61 litres 2 x 16 gals



Hulls, decks and coach roof are constructed from SP Systems Ampreg epoxy resin and high performance E-Glass laminate cored with “Corecell” M-foam.

Salon windows are tinted marine glass

Use is made of carbon fibre reinforcement in high load areas of hulls and decks (mast beam, aft beam, chain plates and capping for structural members).

Interior joinery work and floorboards are all cored panels to provide stiffness at low weight.

A boot stripe in a contrasting color is included. All exterior surfaces are sprayed  and painted with PPG paint.



Dagger board consists of two cored epoxy/glass with high-lift laminar flow foil section dagger boards in epoxy/e-glass/carbon laminate trunks

Stern has built-in crash box 350mm (1.15') aft of the stern



The entire above water line exterior of the boat is spray-painted

Walking areas non-skid finished

Hand-applied anti-fouling paint





  • Deflection blocks at mast base,
  • Southern Spars Custom Integral with mast base


  • 4x custom organizers (Harken sheaves with custom composite cheeks capable of deflecting 10 lines).


  • Halyards clutches - Spinlock XX 0812L
  • Topping lift clutches - Spinlock XAS 0612/1


  • 2x Harken Blocks with Beckets on Boom
  • 2x Harken Blocks on Aft Beam
  • 2x Harken Padeye on Aft Crossbeam


  • Harken Block with Becket
  • Harken Car
  • Harken Curved Track 
  • Lead blocks aft and down Southern Spars custom
  • Clutches Spinlock XX 0812L


  • Upper Trunk Blocks Harken
  • Lower Trunk Block (Downhaul) custom
  • 2x Clutches Spinlock XTS0814/1


  • 2 x 46.2STA -  Electric
  • 1 x 50.2STA -  Electric
  • 1 x 50.2STEA 24H - Electric


  • Dyneema halyards and control lines.  Low stretch Dacron sheets.
  • Mainsail halyard (2:1)
  • Jib halyard (to rack at bottom of mast)
  • Topping Lift x2
  • Stb and Port Lazy Jacks
  • Main sheet
  • Jib sheet
  • Jib furler line
  • Dagger board control lines


  • Anchor windlass; Maxwell,VWCLP 1500 with foot switches and remote
  • Custom self-launching bow roller on stb side of longeron immediately behind fwd cross-beam fabricated by spar maker
  • Self-bailing lockers for self stowing chain and rope
  • 1 24mm nylon bridle with two eyes to fix it on the bows with 2 padeyes
  • Auxillary roller for secondary anchor on port side of forestay
  • Ground Tackle:  Primary anchor, Rocna 33 (73 lbs) on 50m (164') of 10mm (3/8") G4 medium tensile chain.  
  • The secondary anchor, Fortress FX-47, 9.5kg (21 lbs) with 3m (10') of 12mm (1/2") chain and 90m(300') of 19mm (3/4") nylon rope 


  • Built-in hand holds on coach roof edge
  • Trampoline - Supertramp Dyneema
  • 2 seats on fwd pulpits
  • 4 composite handrails on transom coaming i.e.: 1 for each coaming
  • 5 stainless steel stanchions 70cm high, on outer bulwark
  • Double guard lines in Dyneema; 05mm for top rail and 04mm for lower rail
  • 7 aluminum Antal folding cleats
  • 1 Carbon swim ladder on port transom
  • Safety jack lines running from the pad-eye on the side deck next to the transom steps all along side deck up to pad-eye at bow.


  • Several portlights and hatches for light and ventilation 
  • Accommodation hatches are equipped with Oceanair long-liner shade and fly screens
  • Side windows and ports are equipped with pleated shades Oceanair, color Harmony White
  • Head area equipped with White roller shades
  • Deck hatches
  • Hull portholes

  • Custom composite sliding door, sliding to port
  • The cockpit and the saloon sole on the same level with 100mm (4") still separating the two areas
  • A bench seat on the aft beam with ice storage underneath 
  • Cockpit settee area with composite seating for 7 around the cockpit table
  • Pair of composite davits on the aft cross-beam with stoppers, lifting lines, stainless steel shackle hardware
  • 50mm 2" thick foam cockpit cushions covered in Sunbrella



  • 1 helm station with console on starboard side cockpit forward
  • Helm pedestal to swing from lower position which will be steered standing and then swing to the upper position for steering standing with head over hard-top
  • A Fluxgate compass, engine instrument panels, gear shift/throttle control and sailing instruments (Raymarine Depth, Wind, Speed) located within easy reach of the wheel in lower position
  • Cut-out in hard-top for standing steering position covered with scissor-hinged cover/top to allow for an up and down position so as to allow for shade when steering in this position.
  • 1 Composite seat/bench to facilitate sitting and standing.
  • 2 Balanced spade rudders in fibre-glass composite using high-lift laminar flow foil section mounted with solid 2205 stainless-steel shafts running in Jefa bearings.
  • 1 Emergency tiller.
  • Helm system with chain and vectran cables using Edson sprockets, sheaves on roller bearings.

  • Port side transom; shower with pressurized fresh water; hot/cold
  • Port side transom pressurised raw water outlet
  • Handrails
  • Access to the emergency tiller (Port & Starboard)

  • The mechanical and systems hardware is distributed in the boat so as to concentrate weight amidships and allow for easy access to hardware for inspection and maintenance.  The main engines are in their own dedicated compartment aft between the aftermost bulkhead and the transom.  There are another three compartments forward of this amidships. 
  • On the port side on the inboard side of the hull and immediately forward of the companionway there is a locker for the genset, aft of the companionway is another locker for the watermaker system and other auxiliary systems 
  • On the starboard side on the inboard side of the hull and immediately forward of the companionway there is a locker with the auxiliary switch/breaker panel, chargers/inverters, etc.  On the aft panel of this locker between the salon settee and companionway is the primary ship electric panel.  The Lithium batteries are situated between the water tanks behind the mast.


  • 2 Yanmar 4JH57 x SD60 (57hp) diesel engines and upgraded engine control panels at helm console and 12v 125 amp alternator.
  • Electric controls mounted on starboard upper and lower helm station.
  • Folding propellers, Gori 3 blade.
  • Dual Vetus fuel filters for each motor.
  • Fireport in each engine room.
  • 1 Ceiling light.
  • Grey paint finish below waterline on the interior of the boat.
  • Sound seal for both engine compartments.
  • 2 x 500L custom composite fuel tanks with deck fill, shut-off and gauge display (Under sole forward of bulkhead F- Port &Starboard).
  • Main Engine ventilation system: Air in and air out through transom steps using 2 x Jabsco Heavy Duty flange mount Blowers, one in each engine room.

Generator Room Provision

  • In inboard locker immediately forward of port companionway.
  • Heavy duty platform at same level as wet deck to be provided.
  • Shelf for genset Lithium start battery


  • 2 x 30 litre (7.9 gal) AquaH marine water heaters (500W/220V, code 56-47456-03) one located under the port aft bunk and one located in the starboard shower.
  • 2 x 390L Vetus rigid water tanks model WTANK390 with deck fill and vent, tank level display gauge on electric panel.  Tanks to be mounted mid-ships on wet deck immediately behind mast bulkhead.
  • 2 x Johnson Aqua Jet fresh water pumps.
  • Plumbing piping and fittings - John Guest Speedfit
  • 2 x 60L Vetus holding tanks model WW60W in locker aft of guest head on port side and located in inboard locker starboard aft shower, with gauge, buzzer and visual alarm.  Gravity drain for at sea or by deck drain for shore side pumping; breathers to have coal filters.
  • Vetus electric toilets in each head.
  • 2 x 9kg (20lb) composite gas bottles with security regulator.
  • Raw water outlet for anchor/deck wash down is located in the hull forward locker.
  • 4 x Johnson L2200, 24V (or equal) automatic bilge pumps; one for each engine bilge and one for each main bilge located amidships.
  • 2 x Johnson Universal manual bilge pump; located in cockpit settee/module for pumping primary amidships/engine room bilge.


Electric System

  • Service voltages: 24 VDC, 50Hz (or 110V 60Hz 
  • Charger/Inverter for the house batteries, 2x Victron Quattro inverter/charger 24/3000/70-50/30.
  • Victron Blue power panel digital battery monitoring system.
  • 2 Auxiliary alternators on motors 75A @ 24v for service batteries with smart-charge regulators.
  • Main electrical distribution panels at starboard forward companionway, 24V and 110V.
  • One custom made electrical control and display panel.
  • 12V Outlet at the chart table.
  • Saloon LED Lighting above each located service area – switched from the sliding door entrance starboard side.
  • Cabins: 1 Hella warm white DuraLED, switched at the light and 2 reading lamps.
  • All service areas: LED service lights, switched at main panel.

AC System

  • The AC Systems are 110V @ 60Hz
  • Wiring Systems complies with CE standards and wiring codes and colours where applicable.
  • AC outlets are installed in the following places:
    • 2 in the galley
    • 2 at the navigation station
    • 2 above the fridges at the aft starboard side of the saloon
    • 1 in each cabin


  • All Hella Marine.
  • Bright chrome, warm white reading lights – 2 in each cabin.
  • Rakino LED, warm white, polished stainless steel spots:
    • Port head, above sink
    • Starboard head, above sink
    • Starboard shower, above sink
    • Over galley
    • Over chart table/desk
  • Euro LED-95 downlights, warm white stainless steel with dimmers:
    • 12 in saloon/galley area
    • 5 in aft deck area
    • 8 in port hull
    • 8 in starboard hull
  • Courtesy lights (blue) (switched from main panel, 1 switch):
    • 2 – aft deck transom (last step)
    • 1 – port hull (opposite stairs in daggerboard face)
    • 1 – starboard hull (in daggerboard face)
  • Service area – Dura LED, white (switched from main panel, 1 switch):
    • 1 in each engine room
    • 1 in electrical cupboard, starboard
    • 1 in each forepeak
    • 1 in mast locker

Navigation Electronics (all Raymarine)

  • C95 Chart plotter.
  • 18” 4kW digital Radome.
  • One I70 Multifunction display.
  • One P70 autopilot.
  • Raypilot Type 2 Short 24V Linear drive.
  • Ray50 VHF radio.
  • Stereo, AM/FM/CD player with 2 inside speakers and 2 waterproof speakers in the cockpit.

Navigation Lights

  • All navigation lights - LED.
  • Tri-colour with anchor light, LED.
  • Mast mounted steaming light with deck flood light.
  • Port side light, LED.
  • Starboard side light, LED.
  • Stern light, LED.


  • Fenders, (8) Majoni DH6 inflatable fenders.
  • Mooring lines – 4 x springers (15m), 2 x aft mooring lines (8m) and 2 additional mooring lines (10m).





  • Saloon settee with storage bin lockers underneath with upholstery.
  • Saloon table to have fold out leaves on fixed pedestal 


  • U-shaped galley situated in the aft port corner of saloon deck.
  • Storage lockers and drawers.
  • Barka Double stainless steel sink.
  • Corian counter top
  • 2x Fridge & Freezer: Vitrifrigo DW210 RFX drawer fridge and 2x Vitrifrigo DW210 BTX drawer freezer.
  • Hans Grohe mixer tap for hot and cold water.
  • Gas oven with 3 burner plates; "Dometic" SMEV CU433 Moonlight 

Chart Table/Desk

  • Storage compartment with lift up lid.
  • Movable enclosed bench-seat with storage underneath 

Owner’s Cabin situated in starboard hull 

Forward Starboard Area

  • Forward of Bulkhead there is a storage/linen locker with shelves 


  • Berth is a wood finish furniture module with 2 top drawers and one locker underneath, at the end of the berth running athwartships to bridge-deck.
  • 75mm (3”) of berth fiddle around foot end of berth which runs into side lockers.
  • Mattresses to be queen size 2035 x 1525 mm (80” x 60”), 150mm (6”) - shaped.
  • Angled upholstered headboard behind the head of the berth.
  • Storage shelves on either sides of the berth
  • Access to either side of the bunk via side-step.
  • Hella Marine fans situated on either side of head-berth panel.

Storage Lockers

  • Situated on outboard side of hull.
  • Dressing area with hanging lockers and vanity shelf with storage under.
  • Wet locker aft of locker area.
  • 2 Lower drawer shelves on either side of dagger-board trunk housing.
  • Locker storage aft of the companionway underneath saloon fridge panel.


  • Outboard swinging access door into heads in bulkhead panel.
  • Counter unit on outboard side with Corian, Cameo White counter top with a moulded-in Corian basin.
  • Storage lockers underneath basin.
  • Hans Grohe mixer tap.
  • Mirror on outboard side of hull.
  • Vetus electric toilet model TMW24Q with toilet rocker switch, code TMWBS.
  • Storage locker situated behind head.
  • Handrail or towel-hook on bulkhead panel.
  • Hull portlight to be situated in clear Lexan panel in hull side above basin unit 


  • Shower compartment faired and painted composite module.
  • Shower area separated by a partial clear Lexan partition panel with an outboard aft opening clear Lexan door.
  • Shower drainage pan in sole.
  • Hand-held mixer tap for cold and hot fresh water situated on the inboard locker angled face.
  • Aft against bulkhead G is a seat running athwartships.
  • Inboard locker with angled face runs from hull bottom to underside of deck for black water tank housing 


  • Starboard companionway has a forward sliding door - primary door
  • 2 x Hull portlights to be situated in clear Lexan panel in hull side.
  • 2 x Hull portlights on either side of dagger board trunk housing.


Forward Guest Cabin 

Forward Port Area

  • Forward of Bulkhead C a storage/linen locker with shelves. 


  • Berth to be a wood finish furniture module with 2 top drawers and one locker underneath, at the end of the berth running athwartships to bridge-deck.
  • 75mm (3”) of berth fiddle around foot end of berth which runs into side lockers.
  • Mattresses to be a queen size 2035 x 1525 mm (80” x 60”), 150mm (6”) thick.
  • Angled upholstered headboard behind the head of the berth
  • Storage shelves on either sides of the berth
  • Access to either side of the berth via side-step.
  • Hella Marine fans situated on either side of head-berth panel.

Storage Lockers

  • Dressing area on outboard side with hanging locker, vanity shelf with storage under. 


  • Forward opening outboard door in bulkhead for cabin access.
  • Forward opening Low Profile hatch/skylight situated above berth
  • 2 x Hull portlights to be situated in clear Lexan panel in hull side.


Amidships - Outboard 

  • Separate Shower
    • Shower compartment forward of dagger board trunk housing with forward opening outboard door.
    • Counter unit on outboard side with Corian Cameo White counter top with a moulded-in basin.
    • Storage lockers underneath basin.
    • Hans Grohe mixer tap.
    • Outboard faired and painted composite module seat.
    • Shower drainage pan in sole.
    • Hand-held Hans Grohe mixer tap for cold and hot fresh water situated on the dagger board trunk partition panel face.
    • Towel hook.
    • Hull portlight to be situated in clear Lexan panel in hull side.
  • Dagger board trunk housing on outboard side of hull with shallow pull-out drawers/shelves inboard of housing.
  • Heads
    • Situated aft of dagger board trunk housing with forward outboard opening door in partition panel.
    • Electric toilet on forward side of heads with a shelf running at counter height behind the head.
    • Counter unit on outboard side with Corian Cameo White counter top with basin.
    • Storage lockers underneath basin.
    • Hans Grohe mixer tap.
    • Handrail or towel-hook on bulkhead panel.
    • Mirror on outboard side of hull.
    • Hull portlight to be situated in clear Lexan panel in hull side above basin unit.

Amidships - Inboard

  • There is a Forward inboard locker for the generator
  • Locker below housing service pumps.
  • Locker inboard aft of companionway for washer/dryer
  • There is an Aft most inboard locker for the watermaker



  • Bunk to be a wood finish furniture module with 1 drawer underneath the end of the bunk. 
  • 75mm (3”) Bunk fiddle around foot end of bunk which runs into side lockers.
  • Mattresses to be a queen size 2035 x 1525 mm (80” x 60”), 150mm (6”) thick.
  • Angled upholstered headboard behind the head of the bunk.
  • Shelves on either sides of the bunk with a recess for storage.
  • Access to bunk via side-step of both sides.

 Storage Lockers

  • Locker situated on outboard side of hull aft of head with Vetus black water tank. Locker above.
  • 4 Locker bins situated on inboard hull side underneath cockpit seat.


  • Hella Marine fans situated on either side of head-bunk panel.
  • Storage Bins access via a top of bunk panel.  Close-off panel behind drawer box. 
  • 2 x Hull portlights to be situated in clear Lexan panel in hull side.

  • Rigid Inflatable Boat with cover - Infanta 3.1 SR with 15 hp 2 stroke Yamaha outboard

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.