A Mid Pilothouse design with sumptuous interior styling, Balshazar was the second Elite commission from this owner after the 13.5m Alodium. The hull form has a fine entry with a generous waterline beam to make her perform well in open waters as her Wellington based owners do much of their boating on or around Cook Strait.

In the Mid Pilothouse design configuration the engines are amidships under the saloon sole, this allows for a flatter shaft angle which improves propellor efficiency and lowers draft. Easy access to the engine room is via a door in the forward guest cabin, while large hatches in the saloon sole cater for engine servicing and maintenance requirements. The hull form is one that performs well with modest horse-power and has excellent sea keeping qualities.

The interior d├ęcor on Balshazar was designed by Jocelyn Morrison.

DESIGNER: Bill Upfold



LOA: 16m
Beam: 5.1m
Draft: 1.2m
Displacement: 18,500kg
Fuel: 2,300L
Water: 1,200L
Engine: MTU 93m 2000 Series
Cruise speed:21 knots
Max speed:26 knots