Comparing the Lagoon 450 with the Bali 4.5

Comparing the Bali 4.5 and the Lagoon 450 so you know which catamaran to pick for your next yacht charter.

3rd May 2016

It can be difficult to choose between catamarans so we’ve put together a little comparison blog to help you select the one that is most right for you.

The Bali 4.5

It offers a great sail if you want to try something new and will certainly make a statement when you enter a port, you will be sailing in style! You can also trust in the Catana experience in terms of construction and performance.

The yacht’s fresh design boasts a large lounge area with traditional catamaran aft cockpit and open space saloon/galley. The open-space concept, from the pass-through window to the fore deck, to the drop-down deck extension in the back, make this 45ft catamaran feel much larger than others. There’s a forward rigid cockpit and large fridge freezer, just like you have at home, so plenty of space for beers and champers. There are flybridge and and bimini versions available too. The increased bridgedeck clearance and high freeboard make for a smooth and quiet ride.

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Bali 4.5 catamaran

Bali 4.5 summary

The innovative design of the Bali 4.5 offers an open space concept both above and below deck. While it does away with the traditional forward trampolines, it replaces with plenty of cushions and lounging space for a patio-like atmosphere perfect for entertaining. The pass through window to the fore deck make that space much more enjoyable. Overall it is a comfortable and solid sailing catamaran with a lot of unique concepts that make this 45ft feel much larger.

The Lagoon 450

Lagoon certainly knows how to built a catamaran to get the pulse racing. It has better ergonomics & and exploits every single inch of space onboard, both above and below decks. It’s a very clever design indeed.

It also has a useful davit system on board. The spacious flybridge is one of its most notable features, offering additional sunbathing spots in addition to the forward trampolines and foredeck. It boasts a beam of 25ft 9in. This is a solid build that sailors have loved for years, with many of the more traditional aspects while the Bali takes a more innovative and experimental approach.

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Lagoon 450

Lagoon 450 summary

This luxurious and popular catamaran offers plenty of space including a nice flybridge. While it may not be the fastest, its many contemporary features make for a comfortable experience while still maintaining the typical catamaran features such as the trampolines.


In summary, they are both fantastic catamarans to charter, so it is for you to decide if you prefer the much-loved, tried and tested Lagoon 450, or the new, comfortable and innovative kid on the block of the Bali 4.5. Best way is to try both, if you usually sail the Lagoon 450, why not give the Bali 4.5 a try for your next charter.

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