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2018 Knysna 500

  • 50 ft
  • Catamaran
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

Yacht price

Sale Pending
  • 2018 Knysna 500
  • 2018 Knysna 500
  • 2018 Knysna 500
  • 2018 Knysna 500
  • 2018 Knysna 500
  • 2018 Knysna 500
  • 2018 Knysna 500
  • 2018 Knysna 500
  • 2018 Knysna 500
  • 2018 Knysna 500


Private Island is a better than new blue voyaging catamaran, as she has been debugged and perfected on her crossing from South Africa to the United States. She is loaded to the max with everything you could want on a blue water voyager. You could order a new one, of course, and wait a year or two for her, and pay at least $200,000 more, plus delivery, plus construction financing, etc. 

People always ask, why is he selling so soon?  The reason is that he loved his boat so much he decided to order the new Knysna 55. 

We've sold many of these in brokerage here at TMC, as we are familiar with the company, and the South African build team, since we build our Balance Catamarans in nearby St. Francis. We've always felt that the Knysna 500 represented a nice option for the sailor who does not want a charter box, but is also not looking for a speedster - just a nicely performing blue water tough catamaran for voyaging that offered nice cabinets and finish and stout build. She will easily pull speeds in the low teens and sail 20% faster than most production cats. As anyone today looking at the catamaran market can see, the options for something "down the middle" are hard to find these days. The production companies are designing their boats to sail out of charter bases in high wind areas, not for the specific intent of blue water passage-making. The Knysna 500 was designed for just that purpose and represents good value for those seeking such a cat. 

Private Island is currently in Fort Lauderdale and is now US DUTY PAID. 

If you ever wanted to get a brand new boat that was loaded and ready to go, here she is. Load up the fridge, set the plotter and go!

Feel free to call or email with any questions you might have about Private Island. 





Basic Information

Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
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50 ft - 15.24 meter
50 ft - 15.24 meter
28 ft - 8.53 meter
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  • Shipyard:  Knysna Yacht Company, Knysna South Africa
  • LOA:  50'
  • Beam:  28'
  • Draft:  1.43 meters
  • Displacement:  12,450 kg
  • Airdraft permits transit of the ICW

  • Fresh water tap for hose by rear shower
  • 2x Ultra Sonic Black Water Gauges with 2x control panels
  • Aquago (Gas Instant Water Heater)
  • Schenker 100L water maker 
  • Calorifier and 220v water heater

  • TV in each cabin
  • TV in cockpit + saloon
  • 50 terabyte media system with over 10,000 movies and TV shows, accessible from every TV on board
  • Carpet in master cabin with rubber underlay (No floor board under carpet in order to allow for wooden bilge lid)
  • Forepeak shelf and mattress/starboard side only
  • Samsung 9kg Top Loader Washing Machine Unit
  • Heated towel rail 220v in Owner Cabin
  • Daybed adjustable legs (Gas) saloon area - 2x makes into double bed
  • Daybed adjustable legs (Gas) cockpit area - 2x makes into double bed
  • Study chair in White - padded for Master Cabin
  • Bar chairs/ Saloon chairs x2
  • Cover for Cockpit table
  • Cover for helm chair
  • Cover for cockpit TV
  • Midships window blinds x2
  • Sunworker blind for main saloon exterior windows/color smoke
  • Extra hatch cover in Sunworker for cockpit sliding hatch
  • 4x Sirocco Gimbal Cabin Fans
  • LG Microwave Oven incl regular oven
  • Clear hoods for aft cabin vents
  • Extra speakers "4" inch in cockpit
  • Dodger for the helms position in Vinistar
  • Drop down blinds and Entrance blinds with sleeves to roll up in Vinistar/Cockpit area
  • 3x24" LG (LG24MT48A4) TV/Cabins
  • 2x backing plates for aft cabin TV's/TV in each cabin
  • 1x32" LG (LG32LH500D) TV - cockpit area
  • 1x backing plate for cockpit TV bracket
  • 1x43" LG Digital Smart - upgrade

  • 6X140 wp Solara Solar Panels and Whisperpower Management System
  • WP powercube 24v 150A
  • WP genny upgrade  to 24v 80 AH Picolo
  • Generator hours ~ January 2019:  792.4 hours
  • Whisper System 8x160 AH LI batteries and all control management equipment
  • Shore power with electric drum rewind
  • 7 KW inverter
  • Each hull has a 16K BTU a/c unit


  • 2x Lumitec Blue Underwater Lights
  • 6x Portlight covers in Flexiglass White
  • Mast light upgraded to LED/anchor light, deck light
  • Jabsco spotlight dual beam remote control 24v 100,000 cp
  • Court Step Light LED 24v Blue x3
  • Ocean Air Blind for 2x Aft cabin portlights above bedbunks
  • 6x reading lights in cabins 2x each headboard
  • 1x reading light at rear of cockpit table ceiling centered
  • 1x reading light in main saloon close to the seating
  • 1x reading light above icemaker counter in cockpit
  • 9x reading lights - 2 per cabin/cockpit/saloon

  • GPS 19x NMEA 2000 upgraded from the GPS 19x HVS
  • GPS Map 7416xsv J1939 (Chart Plotter) with data expansion module
  • GMR Fantom 24 colour radar
  • Xdcr, B75M, 8-pin, CHIIRP, 600W, Bronze thru-hull, MF
  • Panoptix PS51-TH thru-hull forward scanning sonar
  • Extra GMI 20 Multi-Functional Colour Digital Displays (Above Sliding Door)
  • GHS 20i Black
  • VHF 300i Black Waterproof Fixed Mount Marine Radio
  • AIS 600, Automatic Identification System Transceiver
  • Radio Holland KVH Minisat
  • Radio Holland Maxsea Package
  • Radio Holland V3 IP Bundle
  • Garmin card reader secures chart chips
  • Posi tap wire connector 20-24 BLK
  • C/Breaker 30A Surface Mount (thermal)
  • Yanmar Y-harness Chartplotter converter/N2K Adaptor Harness and ECI Can Converter/2x each
  • Monitored intruder alarm system that alerts via app anywhere
  • 4x CCTV Hi Res color cameras with NVR accessibility remotely

  • LeisureFurl in boom Furler system
  • Pro-furl Electric fuller upgrade
  • Screecher Package Complete with Sail Furler
  • Luff:  15.4m
  • Leech:  13.4m
  • Foot:  7.16m
  • Area:  50sqm
  • Boom flysheet tropic tent in Aquadex incl studds
  • Spinnaker


  • 2x trampoline Sunbags for trampoline
  • 3x cockpit deck chairs
  • 1x Foredeck tray with inserts to fit area to catwalk
  • Hydraulic dinghy and swimming platform permateek deck 350kg max load
  • Extra permateek for dive platform and sugarscoop, helm seat 
  • Cover for BBQ

  • KLOPPERS Crockery/Cutlery
  • KLOPPERS plastic containers
  • 2x HOB Swiss 30CM Induction hot plates
  • 2x Gas HOB Swiss 30CM 2 Burner Glass

  • Rocna 40kg anchor
  • 100m of 10mm galvanized calibrated chain (50 meters supplied standard by KYC and 50 meters additional)

  • Tender with console and Garmin GPS
  • Yamaha Gauge Kit for outboard motor
  • Outboard Engine - Yanmar 25HP
  • Lithium Ion Pack for Dinghy
  • Cover for Tender to fit on centre console
  • Winchard Folding PAD Eye 8mm 6604 (tender)
  • Dinghy Anchor Kit 2
  • Dinghy battery
  • Sensor module 1 (Outboard motor)
  • Modigy Dinghy Bracket - HSDP

  • Smoke detectors x4
  • Tool box for Private Island
  • Mastercraft Metric Tool Set 147PC
  • Extra cables
  • Extra carpet in Black for entrance and galley 2x
  • New Broan Trash Compacter - Model 1055
  • Trash Compactor bags
  • Fuel polisher FPS 80 - 24 volt
  • Towels from Weylandts & Vanity bamboo chair & mirror
  • Anti-Fouling - Micron 77
  • Two Tone Hull Awlgrip Paint (Aura Gold Metallic + Spray Finish)
  • Dry Bag Red (600x300)
  • Hooka Dive System 12v/2 man with hoses + regulator
  • Chain counter
  • 3x 9kg gas bottles
  • Storage provided for extra bottle
  • 25mm grab rail 300mm 3x extras
  • 25mm grab rail 600mm (Point to Point) 2x
  • Black Non Slip Matt to protect formica tops
  • Men's wetsuit
  • Tube Airhead Hotshot
  • Rope tube 4p Connelly
  • M/Screw ss 5x70 (Whipser Cover & Camera)
  • Matting non-slip - cream color - inside of lockers
  • Slanted Window/spare stock onboard
  • Alternator brackets x2 for Whisperpower 120 amd alternators fitted to Yanmars

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Advanced co brokerage Florida Sail is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by TMC.

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Disclaimer: This listing is courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.(6959126)

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