Yacht - Sailaway


A few words about S/Y BALAOU

Looking unattainable ideal, we have chosen a boat that is really hard to catch up. The assumptions of Bénéteau yard, First 47.7 yacht was designed to be rapid for racing sailors with flair but demanding in terms of comfort below deck. Architect Bruce Farr has put all his talent to meet these requirements and you can say that it was a success, because a boat has gained a reputation as a unit of perfection combining features of an elegant and sophisticated Racer with all the comforts of a safe cruiser. Since its inception, First 47.7 started in the race and frequently won first place in IRC Class 1, and today continues to be a formidable competitor in this year, took third place in the race SNIM.

The slim profile of the hull, deep keel and sports handpicked rigging on the boat, provide excellent nautical. Elegant First 47.7, with fullbattened caves, Kevlar sails, deep keel and precisious rudder, it is fast, but easy and pleasant to use. Low superstructure does not hinder observation of the helmsman who sits on the cockpit coaming, for the big wheel. Mainsheet rail trolley is located near the helm also allows him more control over the course of the boat.

Tired of riding the waves, we go down under the deck, where the course of the pear wooden paneling and leather upholstery create a cozy, homely atmosphere indeed. The interior of the yacht is in immaculate detail - architect arranged the cab so that 8 people would travel in conditions similar to the hotel ones. Bunks are large, with hanging lockers and individual, functional lighting. Extensive galley with:

  • refrigerator,
  • freezer,
  • gas stove,
  • microwave,
  • automatic coffee maker,

allows for convenient meal preparation.

Our yacht called BALAOU is also very safe boat, and not only because of its properties of shipping. Equipped better than standards required by law, under:

  • the radar,
  • AIS,
  • IRIDIUM satellite phone,
  • two independent systems GPS,
  • EPIRB buoy,
  • the fuel cell,
  • the wind turbine,

our boat will not fail under difficult conditions.

Specifications of BALAOU:

Overall length

14,50 m

Length on waterline

12,80 m

The maximum width

4,50 m


2,30 m

Sail area

135 m2


12 000 kg

Number of beds / bathrooms

10 / 2

Engine Yanmar

100 KM

Water tank

600 l

Fuel tank

240 l