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Knysna 500

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15.24m (50'0")



Underwater profile


2 x Diesel 54hp, Yanmar 4JH5E (2013)



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Extra Details

Designer Angelo Lavranos
Builder Knysna Yacht Company
Lying Gibraltar
Fuel capacity 614.0 ltr (135.1 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 614.0 ltr (135.1 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 G) Total - 4 Tanks


Engine 2 x Diesel 54hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 4JH5E (2013)
Engine Hours Engine1: 1718 engine2: 1700
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Saildrive
Prop(s) Fixed 3 Blade fitted June 2017
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.8 ltr (0.6 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 11 knots
Generator output 6KVA
Engine spares tick
Water-maker tick


Hydraulic ram with Edson 800MMS steering wheel. Emergency steering with starboard rudder mounted tiller.


LOA 15.24m (50'0")
Beam 7.96m (26'1")
Draft Min 1.21m (4'0")
Displacement 12,450kg (27,452.3lbs)
Storage On marina



Sloop rigged Southern Spars Aluminium spars (2013) with stainless steel standing rigging (2013)


Mainsail Quantum M Fusion - Slab (2014) Lazy Jacks,
Headsail Quantum M Fusion - Furling (2013)
Other sails Code Zero (2013)
Asymmetrical Spinnaker (2013)
Spinnaker gear tick


There is a second new and unused Genoa

Electrical Systems


12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator 1 x 120amp/hour engine mounted alternators. Victron Blue Power battery monitoring system. Inverter/charger model: Victron Quatro3kw with additional Mastervolt 100A charge master. International electrical sockets and USB points. Will also take 220V and 110V.


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Multihull
Finish Gelcoat finish


Grey water 2 x 25 litres
Black water 2 x 50 litres


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 6
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 3
Shower 4
Air conditioning 2 Air conditioning Units rated at 16000 BTU/h
Heads 3 heads (Electric)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Air conditioning tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Cockpit shower tick
Non-Smokers tick
Bar Sink tick
Ice Maker tick
Microwave tick
Washing Machine tick


50 litres hot water Isotherm heater.
Fuel and water monitoring system.
All heads are Vetus electric fresh water supplied.
Isothern 90L freezer.
Isotherm 200L Combo fridge/freezer.
Sea Frost Locker cockpit fridge.
Isothern Iceman Ice Maker.
8kg Top Loading LG washing machine.
Luxury fittings and accommodation.
Hand crafted carpentry with a modern Nordic style.
LED lighting and dimmers.
3 ensuite Queen sized cabins sleeping 6 plus 3 additional berths available totaling a maximum of 9.
State of the art multi-station entertainment system.


4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Computer tick
DVD tick
WiFi Booster tick
AIS Receiver tick
Echo sounder tick


Raymarine Hybrid Touch E127 MFD and i70 instruments.
Radar Raymarine RD4 18D.
AIS Raymarine 650 Transceiver.
VHF Raymarine 55E base station and remote helm console.
Autopilot Raymarine EV1 with L&S RV2 pump.
Sailor FB150 satellite communications system.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick


2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric Quick Aleph 1500w windlass (with remote control)
1 anchors
(33kg Rocna)
100.00m (328'1") of chain
20hp outboard, Honda, Short Shaft (2013)

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Danbuoy tick
Safety harnesses tick
Horn tick
Emergency steering tick


4 bilge pumps (2 manual / 2 Electric)


Full safety equipment in accordance with Cat A status to ISO standards.
Viking Ocean going 8 man liferaft

Broker's Comments

This owners version luxury catamaran carries the highest specification of fully loaded equipment and is ready for immediate blue water cruising. Boatbuilder owned from new she is the first Knysna 500 to be made available in the market place and is very competitively priced. Bespoke design features have been incorporated to enhance her dual purpose of a global, full time live aboard cruiser and a show yacht for the Knysna Yacht Company brand. She is complete with full systems and equipment documentation and a comprehensive, full maintenance record. In immaculate condition she has been sailed and maintained to the highest standards. In June 2017 she was antifouled and given a complete hull/deck polish.

These boat details are subject to contract. Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Knysna 500 has been personally photographed and viewed by Andrew of Boatshed Gibraltar. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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