The history of Catana begins in 1984 in the town of Cogolen in France with the construction of a catamaran by two travelers and designer Lok Crowther. The project was not successful, but the production of catamarans and the search for solutions based on the experiences of other travelers continued. Models are being developed, the turnover is increasing, but the main changes take place after Olivier Poncina joins the company. The Poncin Yachts company is created, in 2012 the production of other models is discontinued - only catamarans remain. In 2014, after the reorganization, the Catana Group appears, and a new line of catamarans Bali Catamarans.
Sailing and motor catamarans are produced at two sites: Canet en Roussillon (Languedoc-Roussillon) and Marans (Charentes-Maritmmies). The main difference is small-scale production in cooperation with the owner with a high degree of customization. No more than 20 pieces are assembled per year, all stages of production are carefully controlled.
In the manufacture of catamarans, special technology Twaron Impact is used, which guarantees rigidity and strength of the structure, valuable and composite materials made using Scrimp technology.
The Catana line is represented by 4 models, Bali Catamarans has 11 models. Sailing and motor catamarans from 40 to 70 feet are offered. Asymmetric hulls, centerboards and backsplash pins allow for steeper and faster tack than a sailing yacht. The presence of centerboards brings certain difficulties - you can turn over or break off when approaching the shore.
Bali 5.4 is recognized as one of the Best Catamarans of 2019 by Multihulls World magazine. The presentation of the new sailing catamaran Bali CatSapce with the style set by the previous Bali 4.8 was planned at the boat show at Grande Motte in April 2020, but the exhibition did not take place.
The Catana Group is represented by dealers on all continents. Catana Services specializes in the sale of used catamarans: inspected by technical services, refurbished and sold through a network of 50 dealers. The Catana Group includes the island of Port-Pin-Rollan and the shipyard in Antibes, which offer maintenance and anchorage for yachts and catamarans.