Knysna 500 SE (Florida)

Presented By Andrew @ The Multihull Company

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Asking: $990,000 (USD) Location: Saint Augustine, FL, US (Florida)
S/V PRIVATE ISLAND is a Saint Augustine, FL, US based 2017 Knysna 500 SE Catamaran For Sale By Broker
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. No trades.
Responses to inquiries may come from a broker, and this sale may include brokerage fees.


PRIVATE ISLAND is a beautiful condition Knysna 500SE blue voyaging catamaran with the desirable 3-Cabin Owners Version layout. She has been totally dialed-in over several thousand cruising miles and is ready for her next adventure. She is extensively equipped with everything you could want to make liveaboard and passage making as simple as possible. She is uniquely well equipped to be operated shorthanded.

The Knysna 500SE represents a wonderful option for the cruising couple or family whos hoping to find a high-quality catamaran that has more character and better sailing performance than the average charter-oriented production boat. Knysna Yachts is a boutique, semi-custom builder located in the stunning seaside community of Knysna, South Africa. Their catamarans are built to withstand the turbulent waters of the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Most Knysna Yachts begin their life with a 5000nm crossing of the Atlantic from South Africa to the Caribbean. The track record of ocean crossings is a testament to the quality of their construction. Furthermore, because these boats are built exclusively for private ownership on a semi-custom basis, the fit and finish of the interior is on par with any of the finest yacht brands in the industry. Private Island is no exception with her sophisticated interior and upgraded systems. You really have to see her in person to fully appreciate the quality and care that went into her design and build.

See below in the listing for a comprehensive list of Private Islands equipment and upgrades. She is fully serviced and ready to go having just come off her annual yard period.

Private Island is US DUTY PAID. She is available for showings by appointment in sunny St Augustine, FL.

Several key features include

  • ICW-Friendly Rig (63ft air draft)
  • LeisureFurl In-Boom Furling Mainsail
  • Profurl Electric Furling Headsail
  • Hydraulic Tender lift / Swim platform
  • 1280ah Lithium (LiFePO4) House Battery Bank
  • Whisper Power Generator
  • 840w Solar Array
  • 7kW Invertor
  • Air Conditioning throughout

Model:500 SE
Year Built:2017
Builder:Knysna Yacht Company (South Africa)
Designer:Angelo Lavranos.
Construction:GRP Sandwich With PVC 80kgsm Foam Core
Loa:15.24m / 50'
Lwl:12.92 m / 42'
Beam:8.53 m / 28'
Headroom:2 m / 6' 6"
Draft:1.45 m / 3'94"
Displacement:12,450/15,500 kg
Mast Height:20.45 m / 65' 62"
Speed:10.5 kn
Fuel Tanks:1 (158 Gallons)
Water Tanks:1 (158 Gallons)
Cabins: 3
Heads: 3
Engines:2 x YANMAR 4JH57 57 hp
Engine Hours: 2076 / 2079
Sails:North Sails 3Di Mainsail and Jib (New in 2020)
Screecher Package with Continuous Furler
Asymmetrical Spinnaker

Catamaran Inventory


  • Keel: Fin Keel


  • Length Overall: 50 ft
  • Bridge Clearance Measure: 64' 0"
  • Beam Measure: 27' 0"


  • Total Power: 114
  • Engine Brand: YANMAR
  • Engine Model: 4JH57
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 2076
  • Engine Power: 57 hp
  • Total Power: 114
  • Engine Brand: YANMAR
  • Engine Model: 4JH57
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 2079
  • Engine Power: 57 hp


  • Shipyard: Knysna Yacht Company, Knysna South Africa
  • LOA: 50′
  • Beam: 27′
  • Draft: 4ft
  • Displacement: 12,450 kg
  • Air Draft: 63ft plus antenna and anemometer (Permits transit of the Intracoastal Waterway)


  • Private Island features the desirable 3-cabin Owners Version layout with full sized beds throughout.
  • Each cabin has its own en suite head with separate shower stall.
  • 2 x Dometic 16K BTU Air Conditioning units (one in each hull)
  • Samsung 9kg Top Loader Washing Machine Unit
  • Fusion Stereo with speakers in Salon and Cockpit
  • Heated Towel Rail in Owners Head 220v
  • 4 x Sirocco Gimbal Cabin Fans
  • Daybed adjustable legs (Gas) saloon area 2 x makes into double bed
  • Study chair in White – padded for Master Cabin
  • LG flatscreen smart TV in saloon
  • LG flatscreen TV in owner’s cabins
  • Carpet in master cabin with rubber underlay (No floorboard under carpet in order to allow for wooden bilge lid)
  • 2 x Bar chairs/ Saloon chairs
  • Cover for Cockpit table
  • Cover for helm chair
  • Ocean Air Blind for 2x Aft cabin portlights above bunks
  • Sunworker blind for main saloon exterior windows/color smoke
  • Extra hatch cover in Sunworker for cockpit sliding hatch
  • Clear hoods for aft cabin vents
  • Dodger for the helms position
  • Vanity bamboo chair & mirror


  • Double Basin Sink with telescoping mixer tap
  • 2 Burner Swiss 30CM Induction Cooktop
  • 2 Burner Swiss 30CM Gas Cooktop
  • Glem Gas Oven
  • Refrigerated Built-in Chest Cooler in Cockpit
  • Raritan Ice Maker in Cockpit
  • Isotherm Fridge / Freezer in Salon
  • Isotherm Refrigerator in stbd hallway
  • LG Microwave Oven
  • Numerous 220V Kitchen Appliances i.e. coffee maker, toaster, griddle, etc


  • ICW-Capable Rig
  • North Sails 3Di Mainsail and Jib (New in 2020)
  • LeisureFurl In-Boom Mainsail Furler System (Fully Battened)
  • ProFurl Electric Headsail Furler
  • Screecher Package with Continuous Furler
  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker
  • Removable Bowsprit
  • Boom flysheet tropic tent


  • 230V AC / 24V DC Electrical System
  • 8 x 160ah Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Whisper Power House Batteries
  • 6 x 140w Solara Solar Panels and Whisperpower Management System
  • WP Powercube 24v 150A Charger
  • Whisper Power 7000w Inverter
  • Whisper System and all control management equipment
  • Shore power with electric drum rewind


  • 2 x Yanmar 4JH57 57hp diesels (2080hrs each)
  • 2 x SD60 Saildrives
  • 2 x Whisper Power 120amp High Output Alternators
  • 2 x Raycor Fuel Filters
  • 3-Blade Folding Props
  • Whisper Power Generator upgrade to 24v 80AH Picolo (1625hrs)
  • Fuel Polisher FPS 80 – 24 volt
  • Schenker 100L/h Water Maker


  • Garmin 19x Chartplotter at helm NMEA 2000
  • Garmin GPS Map 7416xsv J1939 with data expansion module
  • Garmin Radar – GMR Fantom 24 color
  • Xdcr, B75M, 8-pin, CHIIRP, 600W, Bronze thru-hull, MF
  • Panoptix PS51-TH thru-hull forward scanning sonar
  • Extra GMI 20 Multi-Functional Color Digital Displays (Above Sliding Door)
  • GHS 20i Black
  • VHF 300i Black Waterproof Fixed Mount Marine Radio
  • AIS 600, Automatic Identification System Transceiver
  • Quick Windlass Control and Chain Counter at helm
  • Garmin card reader secures chart chips
  • Yanmar Y-harness Chartplotter converter/N2K Adaptor Harness and ECI Can Converter
  • Mast Mounted Video Camera
  • KVH V30 TracNet Satellite Antenna


  • Mast lights upgraded to LED anchor light and deck light
  • Up / Down Spreader Lights
  • Jabsco spotlight dual beam remote control 24v 100,000 cp
  • Under Cabinet Mood Lights throughout
  • Court Step Light LED 24v Blue x3


  • Hydraulic dinghy lift and swimming platform – Permateek deck – 350kg max load
  • 3 x cockpit deck chairs
  • Permateak decking in Cockpit
  • Cover for BBQ
  • Hull Paint – Awlgrip Aura Gold Metallic


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


  • 158gal Fuel
  • 158gal Water
  • Fresh water tap for hose by rear shower
  • 2 x Ultra Sonic Black Water Gauges with 2 x control panels
  • Aquago (Gas Instant Water Heater)
  • 220v Water Heater


  • Smoke detectors
  • 2 x Propane composite bottles
  • Storage provided for extra bottle


  • The Multihull 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.

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Andrew @ The Multihull Company

By Andrew @ The Multihull Company

Andrew grew up sailing his father’s Hobie Cat and transitioned that into a long career as a USCG licensed captain in the yachting industry. Working his way up from his college years as a sailing instructor to a position as a private yacht captain aboard a Gunboat 57, he brings with him a comprehensive knowledge of catamarans and the cruising life. His career has taken him from his home waters of Cape Fear, through the waters of the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Central, South American, and the South Pacific Islands. During that time, he worked as a charter yacht captain and a professional delivery skipper specializing in catamarans. Andrew has operated a wide variety of multihulls, everything from old Lagoons to brand new Outremers and most things in between. This experience has given him an extensive first-hand knowledge of many different makes and models and a solid understanding of their various strengths and weaknesses.