Du Doit Yacht Designs
16.55 m | 55 ft
20.0m | 65.6”

Building on our reputation for being among the world’s finest builders of boutique cruising catamarans, the latest addition to our line of luxury performance cruising catamarans, the all-new 55ft Knysna 550. The Knysna 550 has been carefully designed by world-renowned and award-winning naval architects Du Toit Yacht Design.


The addition of a fly-bridge allows for a superior view of the yacht, offering a view forward over the foredeck. The configuration leaves the rest of the yacht free to accommodate a multitude of layouts to meet your specific requirements for either 3, 4 or 5-cabin layout. Ideally suited for charter, corporate or private use. Available as a cruising power catamaran option. The Knysna 550 will allow you to experience the thrill of high-performance sailing in an entirely new level of luxury and comfort.


Length: 16.55 m | 55 ft
Waterline: 16.15 m | 52,97 ft
Draft: 1.44 m | 3’11.5”
Genoa: 45.5 sqm | 489 sq ft
Engines: 2 x 80hp
Mast height: 20.0 m | 65.6"
Beam: 8.88 m | 29,12 ft
Displacement: 15,406 kg| 33,970 lbs
Mainsail: 110.3 sqm | 1187 sq ft
Water/Fuel capacity: 1 x 1000 lt| 1 x 264 gal

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Due to our customised yacht building approach, there are limited slots available for delivery. Limiting our production ensures the highest attention to detail can be achieved. Please send us an enquiry if you are interested.

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Launch Date: Dec 2019


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Launch Date: April 2021


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Launch Date: Nov 2021


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 custom catamaran yachts focusing on innovation, technology, creativity, craftsmanship, and safety. 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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