Knysna 550

Building on our reputation for being among the world’s finest builders of boutique cruising catamarans, The Knysna Yacht Company is proud to announce the latest addition to our line of luxury performance cruising catamarans, The all new 55ft Knysna 550!

Technical Specifications

Naval Architect

Anton Du Toit, Du Toit Yacht Design


15,406 kg | 15.4 tons


1.44 m | 4.72ft

Overall Length

16.55 m | 55 ft


Details available soon


2 x 80 hp Yanmar / Volvo


110 sqm | 1187 sq ft

Length Waterline

16.15 m | 52.97 ft

Fuel Capacity

1000 lt | 264 gal

Mast Height

19.0m | 62.4”


8.88 m | 29.12 ft

Water Capacity

1000 lt | 264 gal


The Knysna 550 has been carefully designed by world renowned and award-winning naval architects Du Toit Yacht Design. We believe that through building on our past successes and careful consideration of the demands of modern and discerning multihull sailors we have come up with a design that represents the perfect balance between luxury and performance.

The Knysna 550 remains true to its pedigree of predecessors (the Knysna 440, 480 & 500) with its sporty sleek design that is guaranteed to turn heads with its exciting new looks.

The addition of a flybridge on this new model allows for a superior view of the yacht below and this configuration leaves the rest of the yacht free to accommodate a multitude of layouts to meet your specific requirements. From the flybridge helms position with no winch handles in sight all the lucky captain will be challenged with is leaning across and pressing the occasional button.

The Knysna 550 will allow you to experience the thrill of high-performance sailing in an entirely new level of luxury and comfort.

Keep on an eye on our website for progress updates on our first Knysna 550 planned for launch in July 2019 following which she will be heading across the Atlantic for her first showing at the 2019 Annapolis boat show.

If you would like to be informed of the progress of the Knysna 550, please complete the form below.

why choose us


Our love of sailing and extensive experience in shop fitting and architectural planning give us the expertise to customize the layout of our yacht’s interior, and creatively utilize every inch of space to meet the individual ‘lifestyle’ needs of our clients.
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15 Years Experience

Since 2002 we've been building catamaran yachts focusing on innovation, technology, creativity, craftsmanship, and safety. Ensuring we remain at the forefront of international yacht building companies in their class, delivering superior yachts.
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Our focus is not on volume, but on quality workmanship with exclusive boutique experience for our clients, building a limited number of yachts per year. We have on-going discussions relating to the style, performance and your budget expectations.
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