Knysna 550

Upmarket performance catamaran
US$1,750,000.00 (Approx R31,798,643)
  • Boat REF#  ·  314316
  • Length  ·  16.55m
  • Year  ·  New
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Multihull
  • Sleeping berths  ·  8
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 80hp, Yanmar
  • Lying  ·  Eastern Cape
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Knysna 550

Knysna 550

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Lifestyle & Use

This catamaran is perfect for charter, corporate, or private use. It offers a luxurious and comfortable experience with high-performance sailing. It is fully equipped for living on board and features top end finishes and luxurious trims throughout. This craft was designed for socializing, with the cockpit area well-equipped for entertaining, featuring a wet bar/ice maker and modern sound system.

Unique Features

The optional addition of a sky lounge allows for a superior view of the yacht, offering a view forward over the foredeck as well as adding an additional living area to the vessel. The yacht is available in a multitude of layouts to meet your specific requirements for either 3, 4 or 5-cabins.

Design & Build

Based in Knysna and established 40 years ago, this yacht company's catamaran designs balance comfort and luxury with high-performance sailing. With focus on craftsmanship and innovation, and a passion for customer service, they build exceptional luxury catamarans.

Prices & Process

Prices starts at US$1,750,000 (Ex Factory and Ex VAT) for the sky lounge option. Available as a cruising power catamaran option. Fully customisable and many optional extras are available.

Extra Details

Designer Knysna Yacht Company
Builder Knysna Yacht Company
Lying Eastern Cape
Fuel capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 320.0 ltr (70.4 USG) Total - 4 Tanks

Mechanical

Engine 2 x diesel 80hp
Engine make and model Yanmar
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive saildrive
Prop(s) 3-bladed fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Water-maker

230V AC, 50 Hz network, 12 x 220V AC outlets.
2 x inverter ( 24V / 4000Kw).
1 x shore power charging unit (Mastervolt Chargemaster 24 / 100-3)
Fisher Panda DC generator 6.4Kw.
4 x monocrystiline 400W glass solar panels with 2 x solar charger SCM-60 (MPPT).

Dimensions

Length 16.55m
LWL 16.15m
Beam 8.88m
Draft Max 1.44m
Airdraft 23.87m
Displacement 19,500kg (42,997.5lbs)

Rig

Sloop rigged Sparcraft Aluminium spars with Stainless Steel standing rigging

Sails

Reefing mainsail Ullman Sails - roller boomFully Battened,
Headsail Ullmann Sails - Furling
Spinnaker gear

Main sail fully battened cross cut Dacron.
Furling genoa radial cut Dacron complete with UV strip.
Optional sail plan available

Electrical Systems

12 / 24 volt battery, 7 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power, generator

Construction

Construction GRP
Underwater profile Multihull
Finish Paint finish

Construction:
Hulls and bridgedeck hand laid with e-glass and vinyl ester resin thoughout. Closed cell 80 density.
PVC foam core vacuum bagged to outer laminate and balanced with hand laid inner laminate. Monolithic area's and coosa board reinforcements between laminates.
Structural bulkheads infused with 25mm closed cell PVC foam core and laminated directly to hull and bridgedeck.
Watertight crash bulkheads in bows.
Structural keels, integrated into hulls.
Isophthalic gelcoat - White.

Accommodation

Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 4
Cabin(s) 4
Sink 4
Shower 4
Air conditioning 3 Air conditioning Units rated at 12000 BTU/h
Heads 4 heads (Electric)

16000 BTU air conditioner in saloon.
2 x 12000 BTU air conditioners (one for port side and one for starboard side).
Captain’s desk with power points for laptop and navigational gear.
Vanity area with seat, mirror and power points.
Flat-screen television.
Open-ended double berth with down-lights and reading lights.
Foam mattress and headboard.
Spacious, private heads.
Large shower area.
Dressing area with shelving and hanging cupboards.
Electric fan (optional).
Stereo sound (optional).
Courtesy LED strip lighting in certain areas.
Spacious counter for entertaining guests in saloon or cockpit area.
200 L Isotherm combo fridge freezer.
90 L Isotherm deep-freezer.
Brushed stainless steel AEG Eurogas oven and grill.
Mirror-finish 32-litre microwave.
Hot and cold fresh water.
Double bowl sink.
Laminate/vinyl flooring.
Navigation desk.
Stereo entertainment system.
Bar counter.
Ocean Air blinds.
Custom upholstery finishes for all seating areas.
Custom selection of fabrics, textures, trims and coverings.
Upholstered roof panels.
Laminate/vinyl flooring.

4 burner propane Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Broiler
Oven
Sink
Cooler
Refrigerator
Freezer
Air conditioning
Manual water system
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Fresh water wash
Raw water wash
Cockpit shower
Bar Sink
Ice Maker
Microwave
Washing Machine

16000 BTU air conditioner in saloon.
2 x 12000 BTU air conditioners (one for port side and one for starboard side).
Captain’s desk with power points for laptop and navigational gear.
Vanity area with seat, mirror and power points.
Flat-screen television.
Open-ended double berth with down-lights and reading lights.
Foam mattress and headboard.
Spacious, private heads.
Large shower area.
Dressing area with shelving and hanging cupboards.
Electric fan (optional).
Stereo sound (optional).
Courtesy LED strip lighting in certain areas.
Spacious counter for entertaining guests in saloon or cockpit area.
200 L Isotherm combo fridge freezer.
90 L Isotherm deep-freezer.
Brushed stainless steel AEG Eurogas oven and grill.
Mirror-finish 32-litre microwave.
Hot and cold fresh water.
Double bowl sink.
Laminate/vinyl flooring.
Navigation desk.
Stereo entertainment system.
Bar counter.
Ocean Air blinds.
Custom upholstery finishes for all seating areas.
Custom selection of fabrics, textures, trims and coverings.
Upholstered roof panels.
Laminate/vinyl flooring.

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Rode
Fenders
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Bimini

1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(55 kg Rocna and 20 kg Danforth)
75.00m of chain
25.00m of rode
dinghy (Inflatable)
0hp outboardWinches:
2 x 60 Self tailing electric winches (Chrome).
4 x 50 Self tailing winches (Chrome).
1 x 30 Self tailing winch (Chrome).
Anchor windlass, electric 2000w with deck switches.
Electronic chain counter (wired remote fixed at helm).
Anchor bridle.

Nav Equipment

Compass
Speed
Log
Wind
VHF
GPS
Chart plotter
Autopilot
Stereo
Navigation lights
TV
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Liferaft
Emergency steering

6 bilge pumps (2 manual / 4 electric)

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