Conceived by Phil Berman at the Multihull Company, designed by South African Anton Du Toit, and built by Nexus Yachts in Cape St. Francis, South Africa, the Balance is a fascinating addition to the multihull field. The question with every catamaran these days is where it falls on the continuum from payload to performance. Is it more luxury condo? Or more sailboat? From the outset this Balance was conceived as a performance-cruising sailboat first, with decisions working backwards from a hull-fineness ratio that would guarantee steady runs of 10 knots or more. After that come the luxurious living spaces.