15.24 m | 50 ft
20.0m | 65.6”
The Knysna 500SE model is a sporty, sleek 50-foot yacht with an arresting profile, presented in a total package of quality finishes, ultimate comfort, luxury and performance. The yacht is fully equipped as a ‘liveaboard’ with practical fitted equipment to ensure this lifestyle. The Knysna 500SE is a world-class yacht offering the benchmark in catamaran standards and is sure to appeal to multi-hull enthusiasts and adventurous blue water cruising yachtsman worldwide.
Built to be robust, giving peace of mind to boat-owners, regardless of where they choose to sail. Our close relationships with our clients ensure that the many customization options, construction planning and execution are all to the benefit the owner. The Knysna 500SE is a world-class yacht offering the benchmark in catamaran standards and is sure to appeal to multi-hull enthusiasts and adventurous blue water cruising yachtsman worldwide.
A cockpit area protected from the elements, well-ventilated and fully protected. Helmsman placed to socialise from commanding post while viewing of the sails and winches from the steering position are unobstructed. The saloon and galley is an upmarket affair from the custom marine floorboards to the elegant suede-covered roof panels compliment the LED lighting, flat screen TV, surround sound system and air-conditioning complete this vibrant and comfortable social area. A raised saloon floor ensures beautiful views. The rear bulkhead sliding door opens entirely to ensure a free flow from the cockpit to the saloon.
The internal layout is entirely at the clients' preference. Should you wish to choose a 3-cabin layout we utilize one complete hull for master suite to give the Captain the ultimate in luxury. You get to choose between marine floorboards or plush carpeting which blends in stylishly with the rest of the high-quality interior finishes. In addition to the Master Suite, there are two comfortable en-suite guest cabins where friends and family will feel right at home.'
Length: 15.24 m | 50 ft
Waterline: 13.77 m | 45.17f t
Draft: 1.44 m | 3’11.5”
Genoa: 50 sqm | 538 sq ft
Engines: 2 x 57hp
Mast height: 20.0 m | 65.6"
Beam: 7.96 m | 27"
Displacement: 13,500 kg| 13.5 tons
Mainsail: 75 sqm | 800 sq ft
Water/Fuel capacity: 1 x 600 lt| 1 x 158.5 gal
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.
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.Read More
15 Years Experience
Since 2002 we've been building custom 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.Read More
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 expectationsRead More
why customers us!
Apart from being a real beauty (we get compliments, wherever we are) and a very luxourious home, a Knysna 500 SE is a fantastic sailing yacht. She is fast and at the same time sturdy despite her elegance. Most important of all: A Knysna 500 SE gives you the confidence to push her to the limits. She has not let us down those last 13’000 NM.
- Beat & Daniela -
We were about to order a sailing Cat from another builder when I was referred to Knysna Yacht Co by Colin Vianello, who bought hull 77, and was delighted with his purchase. I very much respected Colin’s opinion as he has owned another large Cat. I live in Australia and I would never have made such a significant investment with an overseas builder without the comfort of a respected referrer. I must say that from the day we made contact…
- Raymond Smith -
After 12 months of visiting various boatshows and looking at numerous catamarans we finally chose to have a Knysna 500SE custom built for us, mainly due to the boatbuilders ability to cater for our special requirements of customisation. After 12 months of building we were not dissapointed. Knysna Yacht Company managed to cater for nearly all of our unique requirements and the boat was delivered to us in November of 2012. Since then we have been cruising in the Indian…
- Heiko Niedermeier -
When the bunch of keys gets to big, we get restless and have the need to get out of the rutt. We did this before in 1998 and spent 2 1/2 years cruising the Indian ocean Islands on our first Catamaran "Ruby" a Dean 365, which was custom built for us. So when the bunch got too big again in 2013, it was time for our next adventure. From our previous experience, we knew exactly what we needed in our…
- Paul Greenwood -
Co-Owner SV-Catch My Drift
My wife, Ann, and I saw a Knysna yacht in Knysna and, having been aboard, fell in love with the design. A couple of years later we were very lucky to be able to place an order for the Knysna 500 SE and found both Kevin Fouche and his wife Rika to be incredibly patient and supportive throughout the building period and their after sales service is first class. We looked at many other catamarans of a similar size, but…
- Ann and Howard -
It’s easy to get caught up in the rat-race! As years of working life began passing in a blur of meetings, admin and many hours in airplanes, our fleeting moments of freedom happened all too seldom. But one such moment, an amazing and somewhat impromptu, yacht charter holiday in Madagascar with my adventure buddy Paul and our families, galvanised a long-held, but impossible desire to own a boat. Paul and I spent several years after that holiday visiting boat shows…
- Steve Erlank -
Co-Owner SV-Catch My Drift