From the outset, the BALI CATAMARANS concept has been in the minds of group President Olivier Poncin and the naval architects, a quest to optimize living space.
For the pivoting, tilting door, it all started from the idea of combining the saloon table with the cockpit table. By blending these two functions, it made it possible to profoundly change the organization of the nacelle’s layout. All that was missing was a solution to close off the rear of the boat, always with the concern for innovation and above all functionality in mind!
It was while observing his garage door that one of the architects came up with the idea of a sliding window. A door that is there to protect you from the elements while being waterproof and strong, but which can also disappear when the weather is good.
This revolutionary door has shaken up the world of boating, as it has made it possible to create a saloon / aft cockpit space which is completely free of bulkheads!… Today this represents one of the cornerstones of the BALI CATAMARANS concept and none of our models are designed without it.

Improvements over the years

The geometry, as well as the design of the door itself, hasn’t altered, but the mechanism has evolved considerably because we’ve been able to take into account the ideas and feedback of BALI CATAMARANS customers and architects.
From a system of electric rams and connecting rods to tilt the door, we have switched to a system of cylinders powered by a hydraulic unit. This is a very powerful and efficient system and in the event of a failure, an emergency valve still allows the door to be lowered. The manual version uses gas struts.

Safe… and watertight

It’s important to note that the overall architecture of this pivoting and tilting door is based on a significant redundancy of the functions that make up its lifting system in order to guarantee the absolute safety of the user at all times. The rams are doubled-up and equipped with fall-arrest valves. The traction cables are also doubled-up for each of the rams.

A customized sealing system has been developed for each model for the lower part of the doors, allowing a watertight seal in the saloon. On the peripheral part of the pivoting and tilting door, a brush system is installed to create a windproof barrier. These two systems give the door incredible watertightness. This innovation complies with the CE standards for watertightness;