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  • Manufacturer: Knysna
  • Location: Lefkas, Greece
  • Year: 2013
  • LOA: 50'0" (15.24m)
  • Beam: 26' 1'' (7.96m)
  • Berths: 6
  • Draft: 1.5
  • Keel: Multihull
  • ID no.: 22331
  • Cabins: 3
  • Aircon: CLIMMA
  • Heating: No
  • Heads: 3
  • Showers: 3
  • Watertank Size: 600 Litres
  • Engine Make: Yanmar
  • Horsepower: 57hp
  • Drive Type: Saildrive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 600 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 8-12 knots
  • Engine Hours Port: 1314
  • Engine Hours Starboard: 1640

Broker Remarks

'Luxury' is the word that sums up these South African built Knysna catamarans. For anyone looking at Lagoons and other cats in this price range, this Knysna 500SE (Special Edition) is well worth looking at. It will be clear from even the smallest amount of research into the Knysna company that these yachts are a level above the usual.

With an impressive owners suite, taking up the entirety of one of the hulls, this catamaran would make a very stylish liveaboard, or an idyllic escape for the summer months.

This particular catamaran has had one owner from new and has been kept in showroom condition. 
* British Part One Registration
* EU VAT paid 
* RCD Certified


Launched in December 2013 with final hand over in September 2014 shown at the 2014 Cape Town Boat Show by the boat builder Knysna Yacht Company (Pty). Bespoke design features were incorporated to enhance her global, full time live aboard cruiser features for true comfort and luxurious styling. Thandiwe was subsequently delivered to the 2015 Miami Boat Show in February, after which the owner spent 3 months cruising south through the Caribbean to Grenada where it was kept on the hard on the winter period. The following season the owner spent 3 months cruising back north to the BVI when Thandiwe was then delivered to the Mediterranean where VAT was paid in June 2016 and then subsequently moored in Lefkas Marina, Greece over the winter. The owner spent 2 months cruising the Greek Islands during summer 2017, returning to Lefkas where the boat is now moored.

THANDIWE – Xhosa tribe of South Africa girls name meaning ‘Loved One’


Luxury furnishings, fittings and finishing’s throughout 

  • Hand crafted carpentry with a modern Nordic style 
  • The use of light but practical coverings, woods and surfaces creates a feeling of spacious tranquillity
  • LED lighting and dimmers where appropriate
  • LED underwater lighting*
  • Three Queen sized cabins with en suites
  • Sleeps 6  with 3 additional berths available (Saloon daybed and Forepeak)
  • Very spacious bathrooms featuring wash basin area with separate toilet and large shower 
  • Fully air conditioned 
  • State of the art multi-station entertainment system
  • Apple Mac computer

Port side

  • Owners cabin extending from aft bedroom to bathroom forward 
  • Open plan carpeted sitting, office space (with satellite phone) and dressing areas 
  • Huge forepeak storage area 
  • Flat screen TV connected to the entertainment and navigation systems 
  • Easy access to washing machine and equipment room 
  • For total privacy, a sliding door seals off the port side from the saloon Starboard Side 
  • Aft stateroom with en suite bathroom 
  • Mid ships stateroom with en suite bathroom 
  • Forepeak single berth or storage area 
  • Each stateroom is completely private, air conditioned, fully equipped with lots of wardrobe and storage space 

Saloon and Galley

  • An open plan saloon and galley with direct, same level access through large glass sliding doors to the cockpit 
  • This light, spacious area combines functionality with high levels of comfort and is designed to maximise both home living and entertainment 
  • The galley offers double area preparation space with full sized four ring gas AEG hob and ELBA oven 
  • Corian surfaces with a serving bar, double sink, Samsung microwave and extensive, flexible storage 
  • Easy access to all refrigeration 
  • The main saloon has a large U shaped couch with a table that seats 8 persons
  • The table lowers on hydraulic pillars to form a large day or double night bed equally suited for sleeping or group movie viewing
  • State of the art entertainment system with large Samsung flat screen TV and surround sound system 
  • Bar storage and serving area 


  • Large teak table that seats 8
  • High quality, bright cushioning and screening that allows the cockpit to be used in all weathers 
  • Ice maker and double locker sized refrigeration unit 
  • Large gas BB
  • Direct access to the helmsman position for an integrated and inclusive entertainment area
  • STIDD type adjustable helm seat
  • Leather cover on helm wheel
  • Double entrance to allow ease of movement from the waists and sugar scoops 
  • Outside fresh water hot and cold shower 
  • Swim platform and ladder 


  • Full safety equipment in accordance with Cat A status to ISO standards 
  • Viking Ocean going 8 man life raft


  • Tender: Infanta 3.6 metre RIB with a 20hp, 4 stroke Honda outboard motor (with electric start, power tilt and centre console) 
  • Apple Mac Mini, keyboard and DVD
  • Complete inventory of household related equipment

NOTE: ITEMS MARKED *are KYNSNA 500SE non-standard items

Mechanical and Rigging

Type : Sail/Catamaran
Builder / Designer: Knysna
Make / Model: 500SE (Special Edition)
Year Built: 2013
Year Launched: 2013
Where Built: Knysna, South Africa
Construction Materials: GRP
Keel / Hull Form: Catamaran
Steering Type: Edson Steering wheel (dished) - Hydraulic
Helm Position: Cockpit (starboard)
Deck Materials: Cork decking –(Marinedeck 2000-Though, lightweight, non-staining minimal maintenance)
Superstructure Materials: GRP


  • Knysna 500SE (Special Edition) - Owner Version 
  • Shipyard: Knysna Yacht Company
  • Architect: Angelo Lavranos
  • Built in Knysna, South Africa
  • Year: 2013 – December 
  • Hull colour: Awl Grip - Moon dust
  • Length overall: 15.24m (50 feet)
  • Beam: 7.96m (26 feet)
  • Draft: 1.21m (4 feet)
  • Displacement (Estimated Lightship):12,450,kg
  • Displacement (Estimated Operating Condition): 15500kg
  • Certification: CE Cat A
  • Construction: GRP Vacuum - bagged closed cell foam sandwich with vinyl ester resin


Engine Brand: YANMAR
Engine Model: 4JH5E
Engine Type: Inboard 
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 1314
Propeller: Fixed 3 Blade propeller 
Propulsion: YANMAR SD 50 
Engine Power: 54 HP 

Engine Brand: YANMAR
Engine Model: 4JH5E
Engine Type: Inboard 
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel 
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 1640
Propeller: Fixed 3 Blade propellers
Propulsion: YANMAR SD 50 
Engine Power: 54 HP 
Steering system: Hydraulic ram with Edson 800mm steering wheel Emergency steering with starboard rudder mounted tiller


  • Fuel:614 litres (162 US gallons) 
  • Water: 614 litres (162 US gallons) 
  • Holding: Grey water 2 x 25 litres, Black 2 x 50 litres 
  • Hot water heater: Isotherm 50 litres (13 US gallons) 
  • Fuel and water monitoring system 
  • All Heads are Vetus electric fresh water supplied


  • Garmin instruments
  • Garmin Radar
  • Garmin AIS Transceiver 600
  • Garmin VHF base station and remote helm console
  • Garmin Autopilot
  • Garmin 8015 series15" Touchscreen Chart plotter
  • Thrane & Thrane Sailor 500/250 Fleet Broadband satellite communications system


  • Master Volt Li-ion Batteries MLi Ultra 12/5000
  • 12 volt DC system, 220 or 110 volt AC system 
  • 2 x 120 amp/hour engine mounted alternators
  • Cummins 6Kva generator [new warranty replacement]
  • International electrical sockets and USB points
  • Charge Master fully automatic battery charger
  • Battery monitor system: MasterView Easy MkII
  • 6 x Solar Centrosolar solar panels
  • Air Conditioning: 2 x Marine Air 16000BTU
  • Refrigeration: Isotherm 90l freezer, Isotherm 200l Combo fridge/ freezer, Sea Frost Locker Cockpit fridge
  • Ice maker: Isotherm Iceman
  • Watermaker: Schenker Auto Digital Wash Modular 100 AC/DC
  • 8kg Top loading LG washing machine


  • Quantum M Fusion sails:
  • Main, Genoa x 2 (1 x unused), Code zero
  •  Asymmetrical Spinnaker 
  • Genoa Pro Furl Electric system
  • Southern Spars mast and boom (painted black powder coat)
  • Harken Batten car system 
  • Sail stack 
  • Primary winches x 2 Harken 46.2 Electric 
  • Secondary winches Harken 
  • Windlass Quick Aleph 1500w with helm remote
  • 100 metres chain with 45 kg Ultra anchor 
  • Dock lines and fenders


Chart Plotter: GARMIN 7412
Autopilot: GHC 20 Display
VHF Radio: Garmin VHF / DSC 200i
Echo Sounder: Garmin GMi 20 Display
Log / Speed: Garmin GMi 20 Display
Wind Instrument: Garmin GMi 20 Display
Wind Indicator at Masthead
Engine Instrumentation 

Cockpit Area: 15.4m2 area
Fitted with a 360 degree solid fibreglass Canopy (Spray -Dodger) with safety glass insert
Anchor Locker
Anchors: DELTA 35kg Anchor
Anchor Chain / Warp: 10mm Calibrated Galvanised Chain 50 meters / 18mm Anchor Warp 30 meters
Anchor Windlass: WINDLASS 1500 watts Quick (Helm station control + chain counter)
Winches: HARKEN incl. 2x 50.2 Radial Electric Winches / 5x 46.2 Radial Manual winches / 1x 20.2 Radial Manual Winch
Boarding Ladder: Diving Ladder with hand-holds for safe boarding
Davits: Launching the dinghy is made easy with a strong securely designed Davitt-system, safe and secure in following seas
(electrical manoeuvring from helm-station ensuring discreet management of the tender with the extension of the “Boom-Mast Arm”
Cockpit / Deck Shower: Transom Shower (Hot/cold)
Cockpit Table
Deck Lockers: Forward lazarette lockers x 2 + aft lockers
Windscreen Washers
Windscreen Wipers
Barbecue: BBQ Gas  fitted on TRANSOM with Corian counter  

Life Raft: 8-man (dedicated area for storing Life raft with easy access)
Lifebuoys: 2
Life Jackets
Danbuoy: 1
Fire Extinguishers
Fire Blanket
Bilge Pumps: Electric Bulge pumps (2) / Manual Bilge pumps (2) / Electric Greywater pumps (2)
Escape Hatches: Escape Hatches fitted in forward heads (starboard / port)  to allow crew to land on inverted trampoline in the event of capsize 

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