KNYSNA 480 - “Wild Vanilla ”

KNYSNA 480 - “Wild Vanilla ”

Priced to sell now at $589 000!

Wild Vanilla is a rare find and an absolute "must see", for anyone seeking to do some serious cruising and/or liveaboard!

One owner, never chartered, very low hours and meticulously maintained by fastidious owners, means that Wild Vanilla is truly a turn-key vessel, ready to take her new owners to distant shores and beyond. Due to the use of advanced materials in her construction, the Knysna is a better performer than her competitors, easily making 200nm days, in comfort and style.

She is the 4 cabin version, with extra spacious en-suite heads, each with basin, electric toilet and large separate shower stall. Build and finish are top quality, whilst headroom throughout is no less than 6’6”. Twin 16 000BTU aircon units are sure to keep you cool! Her large covered cockpit with drop down sides and dual tables, large 4 burner hob with wok burner and full size oven, make her the entertainers dream.

Wild Vanilla was fitted out with long distance cruising in mind, where self sufficiency is critical. As a result, she has a large amount of storage space, 940W of solar with dual MPPT regulators, a 7.5kw genset, 1260amp/hr AGM battery bank, 180L/hr watermaker, 600L of diesel storage, almost 500L of combined fridge & freezer capacity in 3 refrigerators + 2 freezers, and much more. This is one serious ocean voyager!

Her owner’s cruising plans have changed and she has been priced to sell. At $589 000, she represents outstanding value for money, rarely found in a vessel of this class and pedigree.

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LOA: 48'
MODEL: 480
YEAR: 2011
USD: $589,000
LYING: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Managing Broker
Phillip Berman

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Wild Vanilla

Engine 1:
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel

  • LOA:  48'
  • LWL:  45'2"
  • Beam:  27'
  • Draft:  4'
  • Displacement:  13 500kg
  • Bridge clearance:  62'4"

Hull, Deck & Bulkheads
  • Vacuum bagged, hand-laid, 25mm Airex PVC foam core, quadriaxial non-crimp fabric, NPG gelcoat, isophthalic/vinylester resin.
  • Coppercoat anti-fouling

Rudders & Steering
  • Balanced spade rudders
  • 316 Stainless stocks with Vesconite bearings
  • Hydraulic bulkhead steering
  • Edson Destroyer type stainless wheel

  • 2 x 40hp Yanmar 3JH5E diesel engines
  • Hours:  Port - 600, Starboard - 650
  • 2 x 140 amps per hour Electromaax high output alternators with regulators complete with serpentine pulley systems
  • Engine services up to date
  • SD50 sail drives - new cone clutches fitted 150 hrs ago. 
  • Spare set of used cone clutches for SD50's.  New ones were fitted as owners planned on Pacific crossing, however original ones were still fine.
  • Extractor fans
  • Racor filtration

  • 600L GRP diesel tank
  • 600L GRP water tank
  • 2 x holding tanks

Sails & Rig
  • Sparcraft anodized aluminium mast & boom
  • Profurl genoa furler
  • Harken battcar system
  • Aluminium bowsprit for screecher (screecher not supplied)
  • 75m˛ mainsail - cross cut, laminated, large roach, fully battened
  • Stack-pack with lazy-jacks
  • 50m˛ furling genoa - radial cut, laminated, UV strip & sea foam flattener
  • Storm jib
  • Assymetrical gennaker - 1.5oz

  • 4 x Spacious double cabins, with queen size beds and plenty of storage space
  • Memory foam mattress “toppers” on both forward beds for additional comfort
  • 4 x Large en-suite heads with electric Tecma toilets, basins and separate spacious shower stalls
  • Single crew/additional berth in port bow, complete with storage cabinets
  • Mixture of Maple veneer with solid wood trimmings, and low maintenance stipple painted interior finishes
  • Pear and Maple flooring throughout
  • Saloon seating and 2 ottomans in light blue macro-suede
  • Suede saloon ceiling inserts
  • Macro-suede cleaning kit
  • 5 x Hella 12v fans
  • 2 x Climma 16 000 BTU aircon units with Vega digital remote controls
  • LED lights throughout, with dimmers for saloon and cockpit
  • LED courtesy step lights - interior white, exterior blue
  • LED blue coachroof external courtesy lights
  • Saloon speakers and waterproof cockpit speakers

  • 4 Burner stainless steel AEG propane hob, including wok burner
  • Eurogas stainless steel 50L propane oven, with rotisserie
  • 200L Isotherm stainless steel combo fridge freezer - 12V
  • 90L Isotherm stainless steel fridge - 12V
  • 115L Minus 40 stainless steel freezer (top opening, built in under port aft bed) - 12V
  • Large cockpit fridge/freezer with Waeco Cold Machine - 12V
  • Hot & cold fresh water system with Hansgrohe swivel kitchen tap
  • Large stainless steel sink, with separate dish drying area, which can double up as another sink
  • LPG marine gas detector

  • Full Garmin nav package:
  • Garmin 7012 touch screen chartplotter at helm, with Blue Chart for USA east coast including Bahamas to BVI's
  • Garmin GMI10 instrument monitors
  • Garmin GHC10 autopilot
  • Garmin GMR 18" HD radar/radome
  • Garmin GSD echo sounder/fish finder
  • Garmin VHF300i AIS radio with helm mounted GHS10/10i handset and active speaker to saloon nav station
  • Bulkhead compass
  • Supersonic 26" 12V/120V/220V flat screen TV with DVD/USB player
  • Pioneer radio/CD player
  • GME AE2000 TV antenna

Mechanical & Electrical
  • Onan 7.5kw marine diesel generator in soundbox with remote at nav station - 650hrs
  • 4 x 235W solar panels linked to 2 x Blue Sky MPPT solar regulators
  • Victron Quattro 12/3000 battery charger and inverter
  • Victron VE net battery controller
  • 2 x engine batteries
  • 1 x generator battery
  • 6 x 210amp/hr Northstar AGM deep cycle house batteries (1260amp/hr total)
  • Aquamarine 220v watermaker: 160 - 180L/hr
  • Bosch Exxcel WWD45 washer/drier - 7kg wash, 4kg dry, 56L drum (fitted beneath stbd aft bed)

  • Pulpit seats
  • 6 mooring cleats
  • Stainless hand rails
  • Swim ladder
  • Button down Sunbrella bimini sides
  • 7 x Sunbrella cockpit cushions plus loose scatter cushions
  • Integrated cockpit hard-top with large sliding hatch above raised helm position
  • Small hard-top bimini above raised helm position, complete with waterproof clear screens, providing superb protection against the elements
  • Dual helm seat
  • Total of 28 Lewmar deck hatches and hull port lights, offering fantastic ventilation throughout the yacht
  • Insect screens for hatches (not fitted)
  • 7 x Lewmar 48 CST winches - 2 electric
  • 1 x Lewmar 40 CST traveler winch
  • 2 x Lewmar winch handles and 1 spare
  • Lofrans Tigres electric anchor windlass - 1500W
  • 40kg Rocna anchor
  • 50m of 10mm chain
  • 50m of 18mm warp
  • Dock lines
  • 6 Fenders
  • Shurflo Blaster fresh water & deck wash diaphragm pumps
  • 2 x 5.5kg fiberglass & 1 x 20lb steel propane cylinders
  • 3.1m Highfield double skinned aluminium hull RIB with Sunbrella UV protective cover
  • 15hp Yamaha 4 stroke outboard with electric start and Sunbrella UV protective cover
  • Custom aluminium davits supporting adjustable solar panel bracket
  • Weber propane barbeque with cast iron grid
  • Rain catcher system on saloon coachroof
  • Hot and cold transom shower
  • Custom built efficient launch and recovery anodized aluminium davit system also houses gas barbecue and adjustable solar panels - enhances aesthetic appearance of vessel
  • 1 x cockpit locker suitable for SCUBA bottles
  • 4 x small wet lockers for fins/snorkels etc built into back of aft cockpit seat

  • Viking 8 man liferaft - next service due
  • Liferaft quick release stainless steel bracket
  • GME MT Class 2 EPIRB
  • 8 x life jackets
  • Flares
  • First-aid-kit
  • Medical kit
  • Emergency tiller
  • Harnesses
  • Rigging cutter

  • Assorted white crockery, cutlery, pots, pans & glasses
  • Assorted towels, linen, pillows & cushions
  • Assorted decorative bowls
  • Assorted tools
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Glass caffetier coffee pot
  • Assorted kitchen utensils
  • Baking utensils,pans,electric beater
  • Electric iron,kettle,hairdrier
  • Assorted glasses – wine,champagne,shooters
  • Pintuck plain white linen – full sets x 4
  • Neutral bed throws – each cabin
  • Towels to match each cabin

Disclaimer: 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.

Managing Broker

Phillip Berman

Office Phone: 215-508-2704
Cell Phone: 484-686-5363
Fax: 215-508-2706
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