Grabau International is delighted to announce the sale of the 2017 Knysna 500 SE ‘TOYBOX’.
The Knysna 500 SE is a pretty, sporty looking 50-foot cruising catamaran built by the Knysna Yacht Company in South Africa. This boat has plenty of fans thanks to her build quality, looks and value for money. The yard completes around 2-3 yachts per year and they are focused on getting the details right…
She looks fantastic with those sleek lines and in common with most boats that launch in South Africa – she´s built for comfortable long-distance cruising. The single bulkhead starboard helm is well protected by a hard top bimini with a window up top for better sail visibility and it´s spacious. All four corners of the boat are visible from your perch…
All the lines run back to winches at the helm meaning that this yacht is well set up for short-handed or even single-handed sailing, and the whole running rigging plan is very neat with bags to stow your lines and other tidy features. If the weather turns nasty, just roll down the clear enclosure and you should be pretty snug up here…
The helm we have already covered – this seems to be the “Go To” position for many South African cats and it works well on the Knysna. You are connected to the rest of the cockpit and it´s very comfortable and easy to communicate, but at the same time the helmsman or helmswoman has their own space to sail the boat safely. We really like some of the features in the aft cockpit – they´re pretty unique to this boat. There´s a swim platform in between the aft bench and the davits that makes it easy to manoeuvre the dinghy at anchor…
What really sets the Knysna 500 SE catamaran apart from the competition is the quality of the furnishings and finish once you head inside the boat. You can tell that this is a semi-custom boat and she looks like she will age graciously. All the cabinetry catches and general carpentry on this yacht are well above the quality that you will see on production boats. The saloon is cosy with a curved sofa forward and there are some custom options available to organise this area…
Down below, the quality feel continues. If you have gone for an owner´s version, you will have the guest accommodation in the starboard hull. This is a very neat design with a cosy raised berth amidships forward and a head beyond that. Knysna have really done a great job on the storage space – they´ve used all of the available space very well and you´re spoilt for choice in the hulls.
There is another guest cabin aft which is laid out more conventionally with its own head and shower room. I love the way that the shower has its own screen.
As you would expect, the master suite is even more spacious. There is lots of storage and I like the side windows by the berth that look out onto the sea.
There´s space for a vanity area or office space just forward of the cabin and a big show room with separate head forward, again with plenty of area for stowage.
We wish her new owners fair winds and following seas.
For those that missed out, Grabau International has a number of other similar yachts available for sale including:
Do you have a yacht like this to sell? Grabau International are always looking for new high-quality cruising yacht listings both in the UK and internationally. For further information about our tailored brokerage services, please look here or feel free to contact us.
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