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2019 Balance 601

Cape Canaveral, Florida


Major price reduction!  

You will not find a better deal on an epoxy / carbon fiber construction vessel of this size.  It would cost more than twice as much as the current asking price to build this vessel new!

Lyra Noa is a Balance 601 that is built of carbon fiber reinforced epoxy e-glass construction.  She was stretched on the sterns to become a custom Balance 64. She was designed and crafted specifically for the owner of Nexus Yachts, who builds the Balance 526, 580 and 620. He built her for himself as an offshore adventure cat for surfing, fishing and diving charters. With 6 double cabins and all of the serious gear one needs for fishing, diving and off-the-grid adventures, she is a unique performance sailing catamaran unlike all others. 

Lyra Noa, like all of our larger Balance cats, is designed and built of a carbon reinforced, foam core, total epoxy construction. She is light, strong, and exceptionally fast yet has the capacity to carry significant cruising payloads. She was launched in 2019 in Saint Francis, South Africa, and due to the pandemic, her owner was unable to use her as planned. He then eventually decided to sail her to the Cape Verde Islands for a fishing expedition. That mission was called short due to the rapid expansion of Balance Catamarans and the need for him to return to Saint Francis to oversee the third factory expansion in three years. 

Lyra was then sailed to Panama and it was decided to put her up for sale as her owner has three years of a busy build schedule to oversee and no longer has the time to sail her or manage the adventure charter operation he first envisioned. Lyra Noa arrived in Florida in December 2022 for inspection and sale.

The owner of the boat is a lifetime seaman and in addition to owning the company that built her, owns and operates a fleet of fishing boats.  Lyra Noa is reflective of his deep pool of experience sailing and operating boats in the rough waters of South Africa. He knows how to build a catamaran, how to fit one out, how to make a performance catamaran capable of off-the-grid adventuring. So while it is the case that Lyra Noa is a "charter boat" (because she has 6 double cabins) she is anything but typical of a charter boat - she is fast, she is robust, she is equipped and designed to go just about anywhere and sustain herself. She'll do windspeeds reaching in 8 knots of breeze, but can still carry a big genset, dive compressor, dive tanks, fishing gear, etc. etc. And a large center console tender. 

Lyra Noa is ideal for a family who really loves to sail!  She is safe and comfortable offshore while still capable of achieving 300nm days.  She is the perfect expedition vessel for a family to explore the world or ideal for an adventure charter operator to perform charters where the typical charter cat just couldn't cut it. She can handle a blow, she can sail to windward, she will be comfortable riding over big sloppy seas, she will reduce passage times, burn less fuel, and be easier to care for and maintain than any other cat with her level of gear and systems. She's a very, very special cat. 

To learn all about her feel free to email us or give us a call. She can be shown at any time in Cape Canaveral, FL where she is presently hauled out for annual maintenance.

US Import Duty Paid!


McNally Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by The Multihull Company.

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Paid
Boat Name: Lyra Noa
Make: Balance
Model: 601
Year: 2019
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Nexus Yachts
Construction: Composite
Boat Hull ID: ZAXOH4422897
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 63 ft / 19.20 m
Length Overall: 63'3 ft / 19.28 m
Beam: 28'6 ft / 8.69 m
Max Draft: 4'5 ft / 1.35 m
Bridge Clearance: 87 ft / 26.52 m
Cabins Count: 6

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH110
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 110hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Engine Hours: 1800
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH110
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 110hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Engine Hours: 1800
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 220hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 528 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 528 gal
Holding Tank Count: 2
Holding Tank Capacity: 26 gal


Heads Count: 6
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Catamaran, Multi-Hulls, Catamaran


The engine space is massive and easily accessible for engine maintenance. They are located under the aft bunks and can be accessed through large lifting doors on gas pistons. 

Engine Model: Yanmar 4JH110

Engine Hours: 1800

Engines HP: 2 x 110 hp

Cruising Speed: 8kts (at max efficiency)

Max Speed: 12kts

Standard C35 engine control

Each engine fitted with a 24V/70 Amp auxiliary alternator for charging house bank

2 x separate start batteries (linked)

Dual Racor fuel filters for each motor

2 x Gori 3 blade 20" folding propellers dual pitch overdrive

Diesel two-way transfer pump

Electrical and Mechanical

Generator: Northern Lights generator with enclosure - 15 kva 1500 hours

Batteries: 4 x 24V 200Ah Victron Lithium Ion Batteries = 800Ah Total

Solar Panels: 1308W Total - 4 x 327W Glass Solar Panels incl. Victron Mppt 100/30 solar regulator 24V in raised composite frame

Shore power cord: 50amp 220V 

Charger system type: Victron Energy Skylla Multivoltage Battery Charger - 230V Integrel 50 AMP incl. Isolation Transformer 110/230, second shore power plug

Alternator: 2 x 70A/24V auxiliary alternator for charging house bank

Inverter: Victron Quattro 24V/5000VA/120AMPN (2019) and Quattro Inverter Charger, 24V 5KW, 230V

Battery monitor system: Victron Energy SKYLLA-TG 24V 100AMP (2019)

Straight shaft: Gori folding props plus spares

Electric Plugs: two in each cabin,  two at nav table, two in galley, two above fridge area, and two in starboard companionway.

USB Outlet: two in each cabin,  two at nav table, two above fridge area, and one in starboard companionway.

Water Makers: 2 x Schenker Water Makers - 100L/HR and 30L/HR

Air Conditioning: 1 x Reverse Cycle Frigomar 16BTU Saloon & 4 x 10BTU in cabins - sharing pumps (variable speed inverter tech) excl. forepeak cabins 

Hot water heater: 2 x 30L

Dive Compressor: Bauer JRII-E1

3 x Dive Tanks and gear

Dive tank holder - Tallon system holds four bottles

Lighting: All lighting LED including service areas

Courtesy lights (blue) one on each transom step and one in each companionway and helm steps

Spreader LED lights facing down

Interior Layout and Amenities

Aft Master Cabins - 6 cabins total - can comfortably sleep 12

Hull color white. Deck, hull and cockpit including non-skid standard color White

Cabinetry and veneers made from gorgeous real Bamboo

Wooden Saloon table (matching carpentry) with double fold out leaf on double telescopic leg to lower

Mattresses 150mm (6") thick  and headboards for each cabin

Heads counter tops and basins, solid surface material - Corian / Avonite, color cameo white

Washer / Dryer: Samsung Washer/Dryer - 230V (67kgs/148lbs)

Television: 32" TV colour with Alumimium swivel wall mounting bracket

Heads: 6 x electric Vetus toilets

Interior finish: Bamboo

Salon table: Bamboo

Head and showers: 6

Towel rails in each head

Cabinets: 6

Hanging lockers: 6

Navigation station: Forward facing in Salon with ample desk space.

Interior lighting: LED throughout

Cabin fan: Each cabin has 1 Caframo Sirocco White Fan (6 total)



Large U-shaped galley with corian counter tops and a Bamboo bar top. Ample storage and counter space.


2 x Isotherm SN7280101 Stainless Steel drawer style Fridge / Freezer in salon

1 x Drawer fridge in Galley

1 x Chest freezer in cockpit

1 x Drink fridge in cockpit

1 x Ice Maker in salon

Sink: Stainless Steel double basin with mixer faucet.

Saltwater pump: 3 x Salt Services and Deckwash

Stove: Faber Gas 4 Burner - full size domestic appliance

Oven: Faber Gas

Microwave: 220v

Type of counter tops: Corian

4 x Size 40 hatches in saloon windows and 4 x Size 40 hatches overhead in salon / galley for fantastic ventilation.



GPS: 2 x Furuno Navnet TZ Touch

Depth sounder: 2 x Furuno Navnet TZ Touch - Fish Finder sonar 

Wind speed and direction: Furuno Integrated System

Autopilot: Furuno Evolution Autopilot with p70s control head & ACU-400, EV1 Sensor Core

VHF Radio: ICOM IC M506 and 1 hand held rechargeable portable

Satellite phone system: Cobham Thrane & Thrane Plus Iridium Go

Radar: Furuno Quantum Q24C 18" Radar 

Aux: Furuno i70s Color instruments  DST tri-ducers

Chart plotter: 2x Furuno Navnet TZ Touch 15”

Compass: Ritchie

Stereo: Fusion System MS-AV750series AM/FM, DVD/CD, Bluetooth, Aux2, antenna and 4 x  200 watt 6" speakers

On Deck


  • Bottom paint- international Micron 350 Black Aluminum
  • 12 x Carbon Stanchions with Dyneema double line guard rail

  • Composite handrails on transom coaming and built in composite hand hold on coach roof
  • Carbon Grab handles around coach roof

  • Carbon dock line chafe plates (x10)

  • Keel option (no dagger boards)


  • Sunshade Awnings for cockpit includes built in composite track
  • Additional small fridge under helm station
  • Additional Composite custom fridge in cockpit - 80L
  • Wooden cockpit table on double telescopic legs to lower into day bed


  • 2 x Harken 70 winch electric (Jib Sheet, Reefs) at helm
  • 1 x Harken 70 24V Electric winch  (Main Halyard & Mainsheets) at helm
  • 2 x Harken 50 electric winch (lifting dinghy, and/or spinnaker and Code 0) aft end coaming
  • Harken 50 electric winch on port deck (spinnaker & Code 0 halyard)
  • Additional set switches positioned at the helm to operate the starboard winch (furling of jib)
  • Additional set switches positioned at starboard winch to operate port winch (one man operation to lift dinghy)

Deck Cleats: 

  • 10 Alloy mooring cleats - Goiot  8 x 330mm
  • 2 x 260mm on transom
  • 6 padeyes

Bow pulpit seats: 2 x Double stainless steel and composite

Deck Wash:

  • Salt water deck wash located on transom
  • Fresh water deck wash located on transom


  • Falcon 4m with center console (2019)
  • Suzuki 30hp Engine

Cockpit seating and table: Large table and tons of seating.

Cockpit cushions: Full set, 100mm foam covered in  Sunbrella

Deck Shower: Outside Shower with hot and cold water - starboard transom

Bimini Design: Nexus Helm Bimini with Clears

Traveler: Harken 3 block

Standing Rigging:

  • Sparcraft aluminum 23m mast
  • 8m Boom Self-Tacking Jib (2019)
  • Jib furling unit, electric Profurl C520

Running rigging: Spectra (2019)

Stack pack with lazy jacks: Yes (2019)

Standard sail cover: YES

Batten car brand: HARKEN

Primary anchor: Rocna 55kg

Primary anchor chain and rode: 13MM 48M

  • Longeron with self launching bow roller for spare anchor

Secondary anchor brand and size: Rocna Stainless steel 45kg

Secondary anchor chain and rode: 10mm 80m


  • Harken Double Chain Haul 13mm and 10mm
  • Switch and chain counter at helm for windlass Maxwell AA560

Trampoline: Webbed Vinyl White (2019)


  • 8 Large Inflatable
  • 8 Standard Vinyl Fenders

Dock lines:

  •  4 x 18mm 25m
  •  4 x 18mm 10m
  • Line Bags

Davits: Winch driven with jammers

Opening hatches:

  • Lewmar 16 - Top
  • Lewmar 18 - Porthole Side

UV window covers: Full Saloon Covers, White

Winch covers: 2

Water toys: Zodiac

Swim platform: 2 SUGARSCOOPS

Fishing gear:

  • Fighting chair on installed pedestal
  • 2 x Removable Sugar scoop mounts with multiple Fishing Rod holders
Sails and Rigging

Mainsail: Ullman (2019)

Jib type: Ullman (2019)

Storm Jib: Ullman (2019)

Screecher: Ullman (2019) Code 0


Screecher furler: HARKEN HAND


Bowsprit type: ALUMINUM


Aluminum mast with single spreader and wire rigging with Antal slide system

Aluminum Boom with Hayrack upgrade, including trampoline


Safety, Spares and Extras

Electric bilge pumps: 6

Manual bilge pumps: 4


Safety Gear:

  • Viking 12 man life raft (2021)
  • EPIRB - Jotron 406/121,5 mhz 201912 x lifejackets
  • full capsize kit flares and smoke signal
  • Ditch bag
  • Medical kit
  • Emergency tiller type: Quadrant Arm
  • Fog Horn


  • Full set of Spares - extensive inventory of filters, belts, fuses, etc
  • Padeyes under cockpit roof for hammock



The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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