Privilege 495 - Prestige - Owner's version


Privilege 495 Prestige- Owner's Version 

Immaculate condition

Set up for solo handling and designed to handle extreme weather condition. Her owner has sailed her from Miami across the Atlantic to Cape Verde, back again to South America, the Falkland Islands, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.

The hulls were scraped down to gel coat in 2015 removing all of the old bottom pain and re-sealed with 3 layers of epoxy seal coat before re-coating with anti fouling paint. 

Meticulously maintained as can be seen in the detailed video (check our Youtube channel Nautilus Yacht Management).

Second owner and never chartered

Over US$100,000 on upgrades between 2018 and 2021 (see detailed list), including the revolutionary C-zone 10" touch screen electrical distribution system w/C-Zone fuse boxes. (No more old fashion switch board). The C-zone has battery monitoring, tank monitoring, engine batter monitoring, controls all aspects of the boat.

B&G Zeus 2 multifunction displays (x2) and all B&G Instrumentation (2018)

New rudders and rudder shafts (2018)

All new outdoor upholstery (2020)

Original Wet Bar and Helm seat fabrication (2018) Unique to this Privilege 495

Interior Maple in perfect condition.

All new 250 amp lifeline Batteries (2018)

Dual voltage system allows for 220 / 240V and 110V

7500 watt Onan Generator

Air conditioning x 2 units

2000 watts of solar power

Spectra Mk2 Newport 400 watermaker/≈18 Gallons per hour. 

Palatial master cabin occupying the whole width of the yacht forward amidships 

3 cabins each with their own ensuite head and shower.

Full separate master cabin ensuite shower (state of the art installation)

New mainsail 2018

Genoa full service by sailmaker in 2021 and with new UV strip. Very good condition.

Standing rigging almost entirely replaced in 2018

Aluminum Mast, Forward Cross Beam, and Boom painted White (2019) in perfect condition.

Primary power winch

All new running rigging replaced 2018

An outstanding vessel which must be seen to be fully appreciated!


Privilege Catamaran’s outstanding pedigree, dating back 35 years, remains unmatched as arguably the world’s finest cruising catamaran to be produced in the world.

Built to the highest standards and for discerning, uncompromising owners, they represent the very best one desires in every aspect of their design and build and all the way to the finishing touches. 

For a bit of background, the company was created in 1985 by internationally renowned sailor Phillipe Jeantot (founder of the Vendee Globe yacht race). Based on his unequalled ocean sailing experience and profound understanding of the dynamics of ocean condition, particularly for sailing vessels versus hull design, Jeantot set out to design catamarans who would set a new benchmark in the world of multihull sailing, with an obsession for perfection which applied from construction quality and stability, while at the same time combining comfort, luxury, liveability, durability and without compromising on performance, which is surprisingly outstanding for a yacht without daggerboards, but which elongated transoms improves upwind sailing performance, as well as minimize the dreaded “hobby-horsing” in a short “chop” typical of more stubby modern multihull designs.

Built in France, in the heart of the world’s most dynamic yacht building area at Les Sables d’Olonne, Privilege Catamaran’s reputation for excellence quickly grew to international proportions. They were already industry leader by 1989.

Unlike boats built primarily to satisfy the inexhaustible demand for the charter industry, Privilege addresses a diametrically opposed end of the market, with each boat individually tailored and each and every one of them a statement in itself: luxury on the ocean, superb stability, reliability, safety, performance and durability. 

Step aboard and you will immediately witness for yourself the Privilege pledge for perfection, carefully handcrafted with the finest materials which will sustain life on the ocean’s harsh environment for years ahead without a blemish, and which will undoubtably satisfy your highest demands for luxury and exclusivity.

Our team at Nautilus Yacht Management is proud to introduce you this magnificent Privilege 495 ‘Dancing Walrus’. Uniquely available on the world’s market and presented in outstanding condition, she may be exactly what you have been looking for, whether you have searched for years or just began to explore options. 

Continue reading for the full description and you will see.. the more you will know about her the more you will fall in love.

And of course, don’t miss our Youtube video feature, which we filmed just this late April 2021 in magical Fiji. 

With our head office in Sydney (Australia) but a fully staffed branch in Fiji, we are available at anytime to bridge the gap crated by the Covid travel restrictions and welcome you to a video call, get to know the family and our team on the ground, as well as organise a survey and a delivery to your preferred location. 

NYM has assisted hundreds of cruisers, new or old to this magical lifestyle make their dreams come true with ease and with the sense that they come first. We purposefully keep our company stocks limited to have more time to devote to both buyers and sellers, especially now that with Covid, individual relationships based on trust and working together as a team with the buyer and seller are more import than ever. 

For additional information, such as import, delivery, choice of registrations, insurance etc. please don't hesitate to ask. Our team is here to help answer your questions and keep you informed with the latest developments with regards to custom and travel limitations in our part of the world. 

Get in touch! 



"Dancing Walrus is the perfect world cruising catamaran. It’s built to extremely high standards and will get you safely through any weather conditions you may find yourself in. 

I sailed Dancing Walrus from Florida through the Caribbean, then across the Atlantic Ocean to Cape Verde, then to Brazil and through the Straits of Magellan. 

It was between Argentina and the Falkland Islands where she proved her mettle in 50 knot winds and towering seas. 

Eventually I made it to Peru, Panama, then across the Pacific to French Polynesia and then to Fiji. The ride is exceptional.

Privilege 495’s have good bridge deck clearance to reduce pounding in heavy seas. T

he rig is very strong with standing rigging that far exceeds the gauges most other brands of catamarans use. 

Besides these great features, Dancing Walrus is foam cored and has foam filled crash bulkheads in the bows in case of collisions. Therefore, you can rest assured that you are on one of the safest catamarans in the world. 

Furthermore, Dancing Walrus has extended sugar scoops and extra-long bottom landing which is perfect for using as a jump off point for SCUBA diving. 

The wet bar in the cockpit is unique to all other privileges and is incredibly useful so that you don’t have to walk down to the galley sink. 

Finally, the master stateroom is absolutely massive and will make you feel like you’re on a superyacht with its enormous king size bed and decadent flat screen tv, waterfall shower, and immense his/her cabinetry.

If all this isn’t enough, a $20,000USD C-Zone electrical distribution system manages the electrical need for the entire boat from a 10 inch". 



This Privilege 495 has a dual powered electrical system with plugs located in many of the living space areas.

The yacht was originally supplied with a 240 volt, 50 hz. European style electric system (French plugs) supplied by the generator or the 5000 watt inverter which draws from the upgraded 1000 amp Lifeline 8D battery bank.

The current owner added 7500 watts of 115 volt, 60 Hz North American style power system also with plugs in many of the living space areas similarly supplied by inverters utilising the large battery banks.

2000 watts of solar panels were added to charge the batteries. The solar are coupled to 2 X 80 amp. Outback battery chargers.

All of this is backed up with the built in 7,500 watt Onan diesel generator. The effect is that the yacht can go months on end without needing either shore power or the generator to top up the batteries as the solar is more than adequate.

Shore power, when used, is only supplied directly to the two air conditioner units and/or the 2 X 100 amp. battery charger effectively electrically isolating the yacht from shore power and stray currents.

A 50 ft. long 50 amp shore power cable is supplied with the yacht. 



-C-zone 10 inch touch screen electrical distribution system w/C-Zone fuse boxes (oct. 2019)this is a $20,000 system or more installed.

-B&G Zeus 2 multifunction displays (x2)(2018)

-B&G wind instrument (2018)

-B&G depth sounder (2018)

-B&G radar (2018)

-B&G Triton display (2018)

(All B&G electronics installed ≈$15000

-Victron Battery Charger (2020)≈$1600

-New Rudders and rudder shafts (2018) ≈$7000

-Cockpit Cushions (2021) $3500

-Original Wet Bar and Helm seat fabrication (2018) ≈$8000

-Volvo Penta Alternators (2020)≈$1500

-250 amp lifeline Batteries x 4 (2018)≈$2500

-Sirroco Dinghy (2016) purchased used ≈$4000

-2016 Yamaha Enduro 25 hp two stroke

-Refrigerator compressor (Jan. 2020) 

-Rudder Racers and Bearings (Jan. 2020)

-upper forestay (2016)

-Starboard upper backstay (2018)≈$1800

-Mast, Forward Cross Beam, and Boom painted White (2019)

-Genoa UV cover (2021)

-Wind Screen (2021)

Other equipment onboard:

-7500 watt Onan Generator

-Air conditioning x 2 units

-Victron Phoenix Inverter 220 V

-Two 110 Volt Inverters

-Built in Speaker two in salon and two in Cockpit

-Running rigging is of varying ages, but all new since 2018.

-2000 watts of solar power

-Spectra Mk2 Newport 400 watermaker/≈18 Gallons per hour. 



Sleeping capacity 3 staterooms with King size bed (2m X 1.9m) in the master suite forward and Queen size beds in the 2 staterooms aft.

The master stateroom covers the entire forward width of the yacht with his and hers separate access to central located bed from either hull.

Private heads (head, sink, shower in each) and a large full size shower in the fwd. stbd. hull. 

A/C in all living spaces. Two systems. One for both aft staterooms and one for the main salon and owners forward stateroom.

All overhead hatches have bug screen protection.

All side ports have transparent outside port visor covers to shed rainfall runoff allowing windows to remain open during hot humid days when it is raining.

All overhead hatches have a combination Sunbrella/battyline cover to protect from heat gain on sunny days and inside shades which can be drawn across the windows for privacy.

All large main cabin windows have Battyline exterior covers and curtains on the inside. 

Headroom 1.9 m, 6'3"min 


White Canadian maple woodwork throughout the yacht. In cons-plated white threads Stream floor Ceilings and walls fabrics “Bolon” rot resistant, washable fabrics fitted on felt Curtains throughout the boat including the sliding glass entry door.

Headroom 1.9 m (except forward stateroom)

5 fire extinguishers in various areas 


Salon “L” shaped bench with 2 round portable chairs.

2 escape hatches in floor (one stbd. and one port)

Large opening window hatch with Sunbrella/battyline outside cover, inside bug screen and privacy roll up blind and a security bar.

2 smaller opening hatches with /battyline outside cover, inside bug screen and privacy roll up blindGlass topped central wall table unit with bar cabinet below and sliding drawer interior.

Chaise- lounge/day bed 

Large oval shaped dining table and 2 door, double shelf cupboard below.

Hi-Fi entertainment system with 2 speakers in salon and 2 in cockpit.

Large 46” L.E.D./L.C.D. 3D t.v. (N.T.S.C. signal compatible) with HDMI, RCA and USB signal in-feeds Samsung.

Samsung Blue Ray DVD player.

On the Port side entrance, chart table with hideaway chair.

Electric push button switches for 12 volt and 240 volt power systems.

Remote generator control station.

Portable Satelite telephone and permanent docking station with external antennae.

System links to ships computer to do daily emails and weather down loads when at sea.

VHF stations (portable and built in)

Chart plotterShip’s computer.

Inverter controls and battery monitoring.

Solar charging monitoring remote control station.

Water-maker monitor and remote control station.

Water and fuel monitoring station.

Holding tank monitoring station for grey water.

Salon area has numerous 115 volt, 240 volt, 12 volt and U.S.B. plugs.

L.E.D. lighting throughout.

2 air circulating Caframo fans

Fire extinguisher 


Owners main cabin/stateroom with.......Bed (2.0 X 1.9 m) with slatted bed base Bultex and mattresses.

Cubby at the base of bedStorage above bed with lights and fans.

Book shelf with 240 and 12 volt plugs.

Bedsode tables with drawers and storage shelves and built in wall mount his and hers reading lights.

2 large overhead opening hatches with Sunbrella/battyline outside cover, inside bug screen and privacy roll up blinds.

Security bars on both large overhead hatches.

2 side hatches with curtains which open for additional ventilation.

2X12V fans.

Both port and starboard lower hull areas (stand up areas) beside the main bed have large storage areas with hang up closet areas, door covered shelf areas, drawers etc. and small opening side hatches for ventilation with curtains.

Port hull fwd. has head with manual toilet, mirror, chrome sanitary accessories, shower, wash basin and storage cabinets with shelves and opening smaller side hatch and overhead smaller opening hatch with Sunbrella/battyline outside cover, inside bug screen and privacy roll up blind and a fire extinguisherStarboard hull fwd. has a large, full size, stand up shower, shower curtain, opening smaller side hatch and solar powered vent fan in overhead opening hatch to dry out the area after use.

Both forward port and starboard hull areas have locking privacy doors to secure the owners cabin/forward sleeping area from the rest of the living spaces.

Air conditioning cooling/heating unit supplies the forward cabin. 


INBOARD SIDEOffice desk with hinged seatStorage cabinetsFiling cabinetAdded drawer set1000 amp battery bank below soleOpening side port with curtainOverhead smaller port with Sunbrella/battyline outside cover, inside bug screen and privacy roll up blind Wet locker for hanging gear with drain and doorStairs up to salon 


Washing machine and 2 large storage lockers with shelving and doorsCentral ships head with manual toilet, bidet, mirror, chrome sanitary accessories, shower, wash basin and storage cabinet with shelves and opening smaller side hatch and overhead smaller opening hatch with Sunbrella/battyline outside cover, inside bug screen and privacy roll up blindFire extinguisher 


Bed (2.0 m X 1.6 m) with adjustable 2 slatted frames and 2 Bultex mattresses (combined makes a single bed). Hang up storage locker and shelving unitFanA/C cooling and heating 

2 overhead shaded reading lights and overhead lightsOverhead storage bins above aft end of bedFire extinguisherBelow bed there is a large engine room access hatch with gas spring assist lifting Large overhead opening hatch with roll up shade and bug screen 

Small overhead opening hatch with Sunbrella/battyline outside cover, inside bug screen and privacy roll up blind opening smaller side hatch with bug screen and inside curtain 


Bed (2.0 m X 1.6 m) with 2 adjustable slatted frames and 2 Bultex mattress.

Bed can be split into two singles with a divider spacer between them at box spring level or put together to form a single queen size bedHang up storage locker and shelving unit.

Extra 5 drawers storage system.

Large 2 door multi shelf storage lockerSmaller one door multi shelf storage locker2 large storage lockers with shelves below the bed. 

Built in head with manual toilet, mirror, chrome sanitary accessories, shower, wash basin and storage cabinet with shelves and opening smaller side hatch and overhead smaller opening hatch with Sunbrella/battyline outside cover, inside bug screen and privacy roll up blind


A/C cooling and heating

Bed lights and overhead lights

Overhead storage bins above aft end of bed

2 overhead shaded reading lightsFire extinguisher

Below bed there is a large engine room access hatch with gas spring assist lifting

Large overhead opening hatch with roll up shade and bug screen

Small overhead opening hatch with Sunbrella/battyline outside cover, inside bug screen and privacy roll up blind opening smaller side hatch with bug screen and inside curtain

12 volt plug



Fully equipped kitchen with 2 Corian countertops (outboard hull side and inboard hull side) a double sink with hard Corian cover for added countertop space.

3 burner hob with metal backsplash area for fire protection and overhead cupboards and below counter cupboards and under shelf lighting above sinks and stove 240 volt and 115 volt plugs.


Remote electric gas shut off (Solenoid) 

Small overhead opening hatch with Sunbrella/battyline outside cover, inside.

Bug screen and privacy roll up blind opening smaller side hatch with port-light visor and inside venetian blind cover.

51 gal. s.s. full size upright fridge

14.5 gal. s.s. freezer

Microwave oven

Added dish storage cupboard with dish holding rack and round door to conform to steps and companionway to main salonWall mounted paper towel dispenser 


Hard top over cockpit with sliding hatch above helm to check sail trim.

Large cockpit with approximately 10 sq. m. of space.

3 large under sole storage lockers (one can double as life raft locker and is accessible from above or below if necessary). We stored a dive compressor, 8 dive tanks and all of our dive gear in one locker and some 12 X 5 gal.

Fuel cans in the other 2 large rear lockers under the aft seats with extra thick cushions and new Sunbrella covers

Propane locker under a table seat.

Large wet bar fabricated in 2018.

A large cockpit outdoor eating table is provided starboard with extra thick Sunbrella seating cushions.

L.E.D. lighting in cockpit with a dimmer switch

Teak slatted floor

Back rests for seating area cushion areas are also padded and covered with Sunbrella fabric

5 of the cockpit lockers are lockable 



Remote V.H.F. 

hand held mic. and speaker jack at helm and main unit at nav. 

Station B&G Zeus 2 and Triton displays at helm (2018)                                                                                                                                      

CD-MP3 Radio with 4 speakers and change (2 salon, 2 cockpit)

VHF ICOM M 604 with portable hand held speaker and mic. at helm

Full set of B&G instruments – depth, speed, wind direction and speed, auto pilot computer (2018)

Ship’s compass

The helm also has all of the engine monitors, alarms, hour meters, controls and keyed running systems etc.                                                                                                                                                       

Large leather covered steering wheel

New Throttles Installed 2020



Fixed beaching keels

Vast deck of around 90m2

Large cockpit with approximately 10m2

Large cockpit storage lockers 

2 trampolines w/ Dyneema nettingTeak slatted transomsTeak Forward sun deck

4" thick Suntanning mattresses, sunbrella new 2021                                                                       

Pulpits stainless steel with teak seat and navigation lights                                                                 

Stainless steel davits with jammers

Genoa furler

Electrical windlass

S/steel plate for mooring chain protectionMooring cleatsS/steel flat for docking lines


1 clutch for mainsail sheet

1 deck on one transom shower

1 swimming ladder in a transom locker

2 S / steel handrails in transoms

1 stay fitted shoe with bow anchor Roller & U bolt

1 mast foot block for mainsail halyard returned to windlass

1 mainsheet track with traveler and 2 end-stops with sheaves

1 self tailing winch aft for mainsail traveler sheets & sheets

2 lines of clutches for mainsail sheet traveler

2 S/steel U bolt for shrouds & lower shrouds

2 white plastified s / steel guardrails all around

2 genoa tracks with cars, blocks and end-stops,                                                                                      

2 ST48 electrical winches for genoa and gennaker on the roof

3 winch handles with holders

3 single & 1 mainsheet blocks for clutch

7 S/steel mooring cleats + 2 additional. on the transoms for Med moor 


Self-draining cockpit with scupper

Slatted Teak transoms

1 locker for gas cylinder, in cockpit1 large box

Self-draining moorings in the rostrum

1 white lacquered aluminum sliding entrance door 1 large sail locker in the rostrum 

1 teak cockpit table3 lockers under floor (1 for liferaft with 2 accesses) 

2 handrails on coachroof

3 benches with storage lockers

Side Lounge: 3 + 2 deck hatches opening port-lights on the side perspex windows

Rear Bedrooms: 2 hatches & 1 opening port aft cabins

Forward cabins: 1 + 2 deck hatch opening (1 & 1 on the hull on the pod Gangways: 1 + 1 opening deck hatch hull port light

Bows Forward deck hatchBathrooms: 1 + 1 opening deck hatch hull port light 


Boom cradle on cockpit hard top to secure boom when the main sail is stowed.

The boom cradle locks the boom solid which allows safe passage on both sides of the boom while closing the sail bag.

4 large fenders

Dock lines

Bridle for anchoring/mooring1 X 80 lb.

Manson Boss anchor with 150 ft. of galvanized chain and 150 ft. of 1” nylon rode

The hulls were scraped down to gel coat in 2015 removing all of the old bottom pain and re-sealed with 3 layers of epoxy seal coat before re-coating with anti fouling paint.

Sea Hawk 44 harder October 2019

New zincs on sail drives in January  2020

Manual rudder steering arm in rear seat lockers for use in the event of steering system failure

2 forward hull protector strips added for beach landings

Ditch bag with first aid kit

5 fire extinguishers

5 life preservers and safety harness

Bosun’s chair 




C-Zone 10 inch touch screen electrical distribution and ship monitoring system installed January 2020                                                

C-zone has battery monitoring, tank monitoring, engine batter monitoring, controls all aspects of the boat.      

ELECTRONICS & HIFI. At chart table:

Spectra watermaker remote control                                                                                                              

Onan Generator remote control                                                                                                               

B&G Zeus 2 9 inch Multifunction display

VHF: ICOM M604 with portable repeater in helm station 




1 ammeter charge and discharge (conso electric control.)

3 inverters 5000w 240V 50hz, 2500w 115v 60hz, 5000w 115v 60hz 1x 7KVA generator

220V shore power plug

1x100A engines 2 x batteries

2500amp hours in 2 battery banks for lights & services

Halogen spotlights, LED and neon lights throughout the boat

2 manual bilge pumps4 electrical bilge pumps 


2 manual bilge pumps with swing valve for 4 bilge areas (2 in engine rooms and 2 in cabin soles above the keels.

4 electric bilge pumps, 2 in engine rooms and 2 in cabin soles above the keels

1 hot water tank

1 Spectra Newport MK11 water maker that runs off 12 volts making up to 18 g.p.h..                      Generally the owner has run the system off of the solar panels on sunny days                                   

150 gallon s.s. water storage tank

High capacity water pressure pump upgrade and large expansion tank

High pressure/capacity salt water wash down pump upgrade

2 aluminum fuel tanks 600 liters (approx. 150 gal.)

Raycore fuel pre-filtersSeveral thru hull fittings and taps replaced in 2016 



Diesel inboard engines 2 X Volvo Penta 55 H.P.   

New alternators (both) 2020 - Volvo Penta

New throttle and transmission cables - 2020

Injectors and sent to a specialist to de-glaze and re-install as new

Starter motors replaced (starboard side replaced 2021 and port side replaced 2020). 

Exhaust hose replaced (from the riser to the muffler) as a precaution before a passage)

Exhaust manifolds replaced in 2018

Volvo Penta saildrives: Model MS25S-A. Bottom seals replaced January 2020 in Panama. Oil replaced January 2020. 

Onan 7500 watt diesel generator shows approx. 3700 hrs.

Folding three blade

MaxProp propellers with original 3 bladed fixed props as spares                          

Sound insulation with PVC composite agglomerated foams 

Clean engine rooms

Engine access through aft cabins with gas shocks assisting opening and alternative access through transom hatches.



White painted aluminium mast and boom (full repaint 2019).

Mast total height above water line 72’ 9”.

Mast has diamond spreader support system. 

One steaming light 

One anchor light and running lights – LopliteLED

One mechanical wind vane

One set of leather boots spreader

One winch for halyards and mainsail trim

Two cleats for halyard and topping

5 rope clutches for halyards

Mainsail car battens system 

White painted aluminum boom of 23 ft. fitted with: 2 lazy jacks

One lazy bag – Sunbrella new in 2020

Sheaves 4 blocks with jammers 

6 lazy jack point

1 inner forestay 

1 forestay replaced 2016

2 main shrouds (starboard side replaced February 2018)

2 backstays 

2 diamond stays interiors and exteriors 



All the running rigging was replaced between 2018 and 2021.

One topping lift

One genoa halyard 

One mainsail halyard block

Mainsail halyard Dyneema 

Jib halyard

Gennaker halyard Dyneema light

Mainsail sheet

Genoa sheets Dyneema light

Gennaker sheet Dyneema light

One foot haul out line, main sail

Gennaker on endless furler, Colligo Marine

2 mainsail traveler sheets3 main sail reefing lines 



Main sail 80 square meter Ulman Sails (2018)                                                                                 

Genoa was reconditioned by sail maker in 2021 to replace any loose or worn stitching and general review of the condition of the sail and replaced UV cover.

Fully battened mainsail with 3 reefs 860 sq. ft./80 sq. m. (always stored in full sail bag when not in use) 52, 5 sq. m. / 565 sq. ft.

Genoa on furling system        


Disclaimer: The 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.