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 60kw
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
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