Why did I choose a Knysna 440, when I could have purchased any other model?
I wanted a sailboat more than I wanted a floating holiday home, I wanted a catamaran that was well designed with sleek hulls that would glide through the water with the least amount of energy wasted, in other words I wanted a boat that likes to sail.
I wanted a boat that could motor with its small 29hp diesel motors and 3 blade props comfortably at 8 knots on a flat sea running both motors at 75% power setting, or at 6 knots running one motor, and not have to fit 40hp motors to achieve the same results, less fuel burn(2.5l per motor, per hour), less weight, cheaper running cost as fuel is not readably available in East Africa, Madagascar and most of the Indian Ocean islands and Atolls, our first adventure site with our new baby.
I wanted a well build strong, yet light boat with a good track record, i.e. there are 64 Knysna 440 out on the ocean and most of them are blue water sailors, I wanted a boat that we could customise to our needs so that we could sustain a satisfying life onboard whilst cruising our amazing planet.
There was only one boat that fitted the profile a Knysna 440 designed by Angelo Lavranos and build by master boat builder Kevin Fouche and his competent team
Link to our boatbuilders website www.knysnayachtco.com