S/V Ruby Rose II Scores

Knysna 500SE

39 total points

Voter average: 34 points
A beautiful, hand built boat from South Africas premier boutique builder.

Knysna 500SE

A beautiful, hand built boat from South Africas premier boutique builder.

Safety & design

9 points

7.2 voter average

Build quality

9 points

7.0 voter average

Interior design

8 points

6.8 voter average

Performance

6 points

6.2 voter average

Value for Money

7 points

6.9 voter average

Ruby Rose Comments

Reader Comments

  • Love the cokpit, helm coud be better protectes with a windscreen
  • Dont like the not smooth interior finish either
  • Great value, swoopy 90s design still looks good but takes away interior space. Excellent price for included options
  • At that price point it's perfect.
  • Yes it is 50 ft but would provide a comfortable living condition. They also made a 45' and 48' which would make a good used value.
  • Very compelling boat, good looking in an old school way. Agree on no side port light openings
  • What an amazing boat - ridiculous to talk build quality compared to the top price boats - you say it knocks the similar priced production boats out of the park - so just leave it at that!
  • Don't care for the rather poor engine and bunk making access.
  • Too retro! Will impact resell value massively. Modernising the hull design would be a good first step
  • Negatives:- curved sofas, bathroom- toilets sticks out blocking the shower, could be more handrails, limited engine space.
  • You can set it up however you want, and speed is only uncomfortable on long trips 8 nots is enough
  • Love this boat and is definitely on the short list for our next boat
  • Absolutely love this boat! Really good value.
  • What an amazing boat - ridiculous to talk build quality compared to the top price boats - you say it knocks the similar priced production boats out of the park - so just leave it at that!
  • Great cat only issues are winches seem too close to the steering wheel for two people to be working at the same time and the seat is too close to the wheel.
  • A custom built catamaran that is built to the customers design for under a million dollars - brilliant. I would like to know how good their customer support is but I doubt it would be an issue.