Knysna 500 SE (Greece)

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Asking: $1,048,000 (USD) Location: Athens (Greece)
S/V Pura Vida of London is a Athens based 2019 Knysna 500 SE Catamaran For Sale By Owner
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S/V Pura Vida of London is a highly desirable 2019 Knysna 500 SE catamaran, for sale by owner. It was only sailed by the owner and has never been on charter.

The 3-cabin Owner Version catamaran is currently for sale by its owners. It offers a combination of sleek design and robust construction, making it ideal for luxury cruising and easy sail handling for a small crew. The boat is semi-custom made with a modern design, setting it apart from other Knysna catamarans produced so far.

Knysna 500 is the ultimate in comfort, luxury, and performance. Fully-equipped as a liveaboard, the 500 is an international benchmark in catamaran standards. Ideal for adventurous blue water cruising yachtsman the world over.

Built by Knysna Yacht Company, a boutique yacht builder out of South Africa they have combined a sleek silhouette with a stylish interior and equipped the vessel with all the liveaboard comforts to take a couple anywhere in the world. The key features in the design of the Knysna 500 allow her to be easily managed short-handed.

The wide transom steps at the stern and dive platform offer easy access for swimming and boarding the tender for trips ashore. Relax on the bows, on the trampoline or in the covered cockpit where the oval teak table seats up to 8 comfortably. The cockpit area is a nice venue relaxing and entertaining.

All cabins are bright and light with double beds, air conditioning and fans. The open-plan saloon offers a multimedia system with flat screen, surround sound and 360-degree views of the surroundings. Aft the sliding door open, the saloon and cockpit merge to create one large living, dining and relaxation area at anchor, mooring or under sail.

Overall, Pura Vida of London represents a well-equipped and durable bluewater cruiser, making it an attractive option for those seeking a high-quality sailing catamaran for extended cruising adventures.

Key features of the sailing catamaran include:

  • Luxury Cruising: Pura Vida is designed to provide a luxurious experience for its owners during extended cruising.
  • Easy Sail Handling: The boat is equipped with systems and features that make sailing manageable even with a small crew of just two people.
  • Raised Helm: The helm of the catamaran is fully protected and elevated, providing excellent visibility and comfort for the captain.
  • Large Solar Array: Pura Vida has a substantial solar array consisting of four glass panels and four walk-on panels, generating a total of 1800 watts of solar power.
  • Lithium Battery Bank: The catamaran is equipped with a lithium battery bank, comprising four batteries, to store the energy harnessed from the solar panels.
  • Mastervolt Management System: A Mastervolt management system is integrated into the boat's power setup, ensuring efficient and reliable energy distribution
Catamaran Name:S/V Pura Vida of London
Model:500 SE
Year Built:2019
Builder:Knysna Yacht Company, Knysna, South Africa
Designer:Angelo Lavranos
Construction:GRP Composite, Glass fibre - quad axial/bi-axial/CSM, 25 mm PVC foam core. resin: Isophtalic Vinylesterc
Loa:15.24 m
Lwl:12.92 m
Beam:7.96 m
Headroom:220 cm
Draft:1.45 m
Displacement:20'000 kg
Mast Height:19.8 m
Bridgedeck Clearance:0.90 m
Speed:see polar diagram
Fuel Tanks:600 lt
Water Tanks:600 lt
Holding Tanks:2 x 80 lt
Galley Location:Galley up
Engines:2 x Yanmar 4JH57
Engine Hours:Port 1700, STB 1718
Fuel Consumption:3 lt per hour per engine
Sails:Mainsail NorthSails white NorLam Xi 09 CRW, 82 m2
Genoa NorthSails white NorLam Xi 09 CRW, 53 m2
Screecher Ulman Sails, 109 m2

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  • The catamaran is constructed following CE certification standards.
  • It is made using E-glass and vinyl-ester laminate with an 80 density
  • closed cell PVC foam core (GRP)
  • The PVC foam core is vacuum bagged to the outer laminate and balanced with hand-laid inner laminate.


  • Three double cabins each with an en-suite shower/WC
  • Adjustable height of the dining table in the saloon provides an additional double bed
  • No. of Berths- doubles/singles: 8
  • Flooring: Laminate marine plywood
  • Saloon Table: Seats 8
  • storage lockers
  • Hanging Locker(s)
  • Wet Locker(s)
  • Number of Heads: 3
  • Toilets Type: Electric- Vetus Freshwater
  • Overhead hatches w/Oceanair blinds/screens

Mastercabine Port side

  • Queen size mattress
  • 3 ceiling hatches with Oceanair blinds
  • 1 aft hatch
  • 2 big side windows with blinds
  • Bed front storage with safe
  • Bedside double couch with storage
  • 6 top side closets
  • 5 single lockers
  • 5 double lockers
  • 3 small lockers
  • 1 full height hanging / wet locker
  • working desk with printer
  • Built in Yamaha electro piano. Space could also be used as work bench
  • 10 Dimmable LED room downlights
  • 4 goosenecks reading lights
  • 2 LED wall lamps
  • Climma aircon control/thermostat remote
  • Escape hatch at the foot of the berth
  • 1x Caframo Sirocco fan
  • 6 x 230/110VAC/USB and 24VDC outlets

Master Head

  • Counter mount Corian sink single-lever faucet
  • Grohe appliances
  • Vetus electric marine toilet
  • Vanity cabinet with storage shelves and mirror on the door
  • 3 storage closets
  • Portlight and overhead hatch w/Oceanair blinds
  • Towel hooks
  • Shower chamber with electric sump pump
  • Portlight and escape hatch
  • Access to peak locker

Aft Guest Accommodation

  • Aft cabine with queen size mattress
  • 1 ceiling hatch with Oceanair blinds
  • 1 aft hatch
  • 2 big side windows with blinds
  • 2 top side closets
  • 4 single closets
  • 2 technical storage lockers
  • 1 double lockers
  • 1 small locker
  • 1 full height hanging / wet closet
  • 2 Dimmable LED room downlights
  • 2 goosenecks reading lights

Aft Guest Head

  • Counter mount Corian sink single-lever faucet
  • Grohe appliances
  • Vetus electric marine toilet
  • Vanity cabinet with storage shelves and mirror on the door
  • 3 storage closets
  • Portlight and overhead hatch w/Oceanair blinds
  • Towel hooks
  • Shower chamber with electric sump pump

Midship Guest Accomodation

  • Queen-size berth 160W x 200L.
  • Bed front storage
  • Hanging locker with depth to accommodate hangers
  • 2 top side closets above counter
  • Counter under window with 3 storage lockers
  • 2 Cushioned dressing seat
  • 2 x 230/110VAC/USB outlet
  • Large portlights and overhead hatch w/ blinds
  • 2 Reading lamps and wall light
  • Caframo Sirocco fans and Climma Aircon outlet / control

Midship Guest Head

  • Shower chamber with electric sump pump
  • Corian counters
  • Counter mount Corian sink single-lever faucet
  • Grohe appliances
  • Vetus electric marine toilet
  • Vanity cabinet with storage shelves and mirror on the door
  • 1 storage closets
  • Portlight and overhead hatch w/Oceanair blinds
  • Towel hooks
  • escape hatch
  • Access to peak locker


  • Saloon with a curved sofa forward, 8 seats
  • Adjustable height of the dining table in the saloon provides an additional double bed
  • nav station with working desk and swing chair
  • TV screen LG (108 cm)
  • Fusion sound system MS AV 755 with 1 speaker (2 more in the cockpit)
  • Wine glasses cupboards and wine bottles cupboard
  • Dimmable room LED lights,
  • 5x 230/110VAC sockets (including Popup triple socket) plus (2) 12VDC / USB outlet


  • free standing island for preparation, crockery and cutlery
  • with 2 x 230 V outlet
  • Corian counters
  • Isotherm Fridge/freezer
  • Bosch integrated oven/micro
  • SMEG 2 plate induction hob
  • SMEG 2 plate gas hob
  • Midas Dishwasher
  • Quick stainless steel nautic boiler repl. 2022
  • Watermaker Schenker Modular 100 24V
  • Double sink stainless steel with flex shower
  • Pressurized double pumps and pressure vessels for water system
  • Water Maker: Schenker Modular 100 24V
  • Pressure cleaning pump with cranes in the anchor locker and aft
  • Hot/cold Deck shower in the transom
  • Filtered drinking water faucet in the galley
  • Additional Isotherm freezer 90 L
  • LED interior lights with dimmers
  • LED dimmer light above hob
  • 4 x 230/110VAC outlets
  • Propane solenoid switch
  • Large portlight and overhead hatch w/ blinds
  • Trash closet
  • 3 drawers and 3 closets for Galley items (dishes, glasses, utensils etc...)


  • Teak dining table
  • 3 lockers
  • large fridge/storage box
  • Double navigator chair
  • 3 benches
  • Ice maker
  • Alarm system


  • Spray hood (helm station) New 2022
  • Bimini
  • Sail Stack pack (Lazy bag)
  • Cockpit Cushions
  • Grill and winches covers
  • Dinghy cover

Electronic Appliances

  • Heating Cooling Air Conditioning 2 Climma Vega MK II
  • 4 x Caframo Sirocco fans
  • Washing machine: Samsung, Wobble technology 6 kg
  • Oven/Microwave: Bosch
  • Hob SMEG: Hybrid 2 positions induction and 2 Burners Gas
  • Grill: BBQ - Weber
  • Galley Sink - Stainless steel double basin


  • Full Mastervolt integrated 24V/230V system with Batteries, charger, combi inverter/charger alternators, and communications and control interfaces
  • Generator make: Fischer Panda
  • Generator fuel: Diesel
  • Generator hours: 130
  • Domestic batteries: Lithium Mastervolt 4x 24/5000 24V 160 AH
  • Battery charger: Mastervolt Charge Master 24/60A
  • 2 Inverters: Mastervolt Mass Combi Ultra 24/3500 (charger 24/100A + 12V/15A)
  • Shore-power system & cables isolation transformer 110/230V
  • Solar panels: 4 x Solbian glass 335W S560M43
  • Solar panels: 4 x Flex (total 350W)
  • 2x Mastervolt DC/DC 24/12 inverters
  • Alternators: 2 x mastervolt alpha 24/100 and LiFE controller
  • WAtermaker: Schenker 100lt

Deck & Hull

  • Winches
  • - Primary: 2 Harken 50.2 – Electric,
  • - 2 x downwind, Harken 46.2
  • - 2 x mast - Harken 46.2
  • - main sheet - Harken 46.2
  • - traveller winch - Harken 20.2,
  • Pushpit / Pulpit
  • Davits: Fixed Davits reinforced 2022
  • Cockpit Lockers: 5
  • Front lockers: 2
  • Aft lockers: 2 big lazarettes
  • Aluminium gangway 250 cm
  • 2 fishing rod holders


  • Type of Rig: Sloop
  • Mast Spars: Sparcraft Aluminium Alloy with 2 spreaders, deck and spreaders lights.
  • Boom: Hayrack from Sparcraft, special edition with holding lines
  • In boom extension to lower the dinghy into the water
  • Standing Rigging: Original
  • Running Rigging: Original
  • Mainsail Reefing: 3 reefs at the mast
  • Lines lead aft to the cockpit
  • Furling Headsail: Electric Furler Profurl NDEC430 24v
  • Manual Furler for, screecher Profurl Spinex 5.0 with control lines that leads to the helm station winch
  • Full preparation for spinnaker
  • Mast Steps to the boom
  • Main Halyard, Genoa Halyard & Sheets
  • Halyard and stay for storm sail
  • Halyard and block for spinnaker.

Engines & Mechanical

  • Main engine manufacturer: Yanmar
  • Main engine model: 4JH57
  • Main engine power: 2x 57 hp
  • STB engine hours: ~1800 hours
  • PTB engine hours: ~1750 hours
  • Number engines: 2
  • Drive Type: 2x Sail-drive SD60
  • Propellor(s) type: 2x auto pitching, auto feathering, Bruntons Autoprop H5 folding 3-Blade (inspected 05/23)
  • Reverso Fuel scrubber
  • 3 x Extra filter & water separator Racor, for engines and genset

Navigation Equipment

  • Chart Plotter: Garmin 7416 XSV J1939 at the helm
  • Radar: Dome Garmin GMR18 XHD
  • 4 GMI 20 muti display at the helm
  • 3 GMI 20 muti display at the nav station
  • GPS:GPS19x NMEA2000
  • AIS: Gamin 800
  • Autopilot Garmin GMR18 XHD, hydraulic
  • Emergency 2nd Autopilot Garmin GHP Mechanical piston
  • VHF Radio: Garmin 215i, main at the nav station, 2nd at the helm
  • Garmin fish finder sonar
  • Log / Speed/ depth transponder
  • Wind Instrument
  • Wind Indicator at Masthead
  • Magnetic Compass: Richie with cover


  • Life raft: Viking 8 persons
  • Lifebuoys: 2
  • Life Jackets: 8
  • Danbuoy
  • Floating Lights
  • Flares: 6
  • EPIRB Ocean Signal SafeSea E 100G
  • IridiumGo including fitted external aerial
  • MOB - NASA
  • Foghorn: 1 manual
  • Jackstays
  • Fire Extinguishers: 6 x Powder - 2 x CO2 all new 07/2022
  • Fire Blanket: 2
  • Bilge Pumps Manual: 2 - Whale
  • Bilge Pumps Electric: 4

Anchor & Docking

  • Fenders: 10
  • Mooring lines: 6
  • Primary Anchor: Rocna 40Kg
  • Anchor Chain / Warp: 100 m galvanised tested Chain + 30 m warp
  • Anchor Windlass: Quick Aleph 1500W for chain and rope
  • Quick Chain Counter and remote


  • Gemini Marine - Waverider 380 Yacht Tender
  • Yamaha 4 stroke 25 HP
  • 2 fenders
  • 2 m stainless steel cable for security


  • Diving:
  • 2 SH0106 10mm YELLOW DIVERS HOSE
  • 1 SEAC M100 DIN 1st STAGE ONLY
  • Alarm system in cockpit area

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