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Catana Bali 4.5 #67851
09/11/2015 02:10 PM
09/11/2015 02:10 PM
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Toledo, OH, USA
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Has anyone chartered or been on one of these boats? Looking for any feedback.

Thanks


Colleen


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Re: Catana Bali 4.5 [Re: Orange_Burst] #67852
02/19/2016 03:01 PM
02/19/2016 03:01 PM
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St Louis
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I am looking to charter a Bali 4.5. Let me know what you think. The stats on that boat are great.
Did you get it through amazingsail?

Re: Catana Bali 4.5 [Re: stevelon] #67853
02/21/2016 09:54 PM
02/21/2016 09:54 PM
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The boat is out of Dream Yacht charters on Tortola. We will be on it the first 2 weeks of May. I will let you know.


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Re: Catana Bali 4.5 [Re: Orange_Burst] #67854
03/04/2016 06:33 PM
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Mine is out of Dream Charters. Did you get owners time?

Re: Catana Bali 4.5 [Re: stevelon] #67855
03/06/2016 09:30 AM
03/06/2016 09:30 AM
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Yes we did.


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Re: Catana Bali 4.5 [Re: Orange_Burst] #67856
03/07/2016 04:30 PM
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We just committed for 2017 let me know what you think of the boat and the process.
All the Best
Steve

Re: Catana Bali 4.5 [Re: Orange_Burst] #67857
03/14/2016 04:21 AM
03/14/2016 04:21 AM
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Worcester, U.K. and Spain
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Nice video of an Atlantic crossing on a Bali 4.5... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVea6Mz9h9Q

A few guys just taking it easy, no heroics, crossing in 17 days. Same as I did on Jeannius many years ago.

Re: Catana Bali 4.5 [Re: Jeannius] #67858
03/14/2016 11:34 AM
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Thanks Mike, we are looking forward to our trip next month.


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Re: Catana Bali 4.5 [Re: Orange_Burst] #67859
06/08/2016 04:48 PM
06/08/2016 04:48 PM
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How was the Bali 4.5? How did it sail?

I'm curious if the "American size" fridge was able to keep up in the tropical climate? Was the power salon window useful?

Thanks!

Re: Catana Bali 4.5 [Re: camsbored] #67860
06/09/2016 09:19 AM
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I hate to say this, but she sailed like a pig! The frig was great, even keep the Dove bars frozen. The window in the salon was not power, but very easy to lower and raise. It was great at a mooring ball or anchor. Let air go through the whole boat. The bow cushions were extremely comfortable.

If you are getting the same boat we did "Our Boys", beware, the smell of that boat was awful! Smelt like diesel and crap. I mentioned this before we left the charter company and was told it was just a boat smell.

This was the worst maintained boat we have ever chartered, especially for being just one year old.

I would not recommend DYC to anyone.


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Re: Catana Bali 4.5 [Re: Orange_Burst] #67861
06/13/2016 01:01 PM
06/13/2016 01:01 PM
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Wow sorry to hear about your experience but thank you for sharing so that others can avoid something similar.


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