Voyage 500 Catamaran


4 owners since new. not previously chartered

Beautiful presentation inside and out

4 large double cabins each with their own ensuite head and shower, plus additional deck access crew cabin currently used for storage.

Equipped for independent offshore cruising / live-aboard

Full hull and exterior re-spray with 2-pack polyurethane marine paint

Completely re-powered in 2022 with 2 new Yanmar 4JH57 Diesel engines, 2 new SD60 saildrives

Cummins 9MDKDK-8131A genset 9KW

3 X 400w solar panels - 1200 Total. Balmar 618 regulators in engine rooms.

Full electrical system upgrades including 2 300Ah lithium lifepo4 batteries. 2019, Victron electronics, inverter converter, display, smart controller, AC/DC converters 2022, new selector switch, added battery cut off switches, bus bars, and fuses at the batteries. Shore power cable has smart plug connector.

Victron inverter / converter will adapt to 110V or 220V, so you can use shore power anywhere in the world. 

Upgraded electronics including B&G Zeus3 display units. 1 15” display at the helm and 1 10” display at the nav table. B&G Triton, Raymarine autopilot display, Starlink Wi-Fi and router, Halo 24 radar, ect.

Large tanks capacity with 125 gal - 473 Ltrs fuel and 210 gal - 795 Ltrs water

Village Marine 20 GPH / 75 Ltrs / h Watermaker

Boom crane for lifting the dinghy onto aft deck cradle

New dinghy Highfield CL380 - 2022 and Tohatsu 30 HP -2022 outboard

Full suit of cruising sails in good condition including Main on stack pack, Jib, Srceacher and asymmetrical spinnaker.

Bow spit for head sails

Rear chain plates for adjustable backstays to reinforce mast stability

Electric primary winches 

Washing machine, ice machine, 4 A/C units, smart TV in the saloon for entertainment. Projector for outside movie set up.

Air conditioning (needs service)

Large galley with 4 burners stove / oven grill, abundant pantry space and cold storage capacity

Comes fully loaded and with everything you need to move aboard 


Nautilus Yacht Management is proud to present to market this beautifully presented Voyage 500 catamaran. Designed by Alexander Simmonis and built by Voyage Catamarans in Cape Town, South Africa, this strong and comfortable multihull offers a spacious and safe platform to explore the world with your family. Built with strength, seaworthiness and durability in mind, this remarkable yacht far outshines European productions catamarans with her well-reinforced build, yet surprising turn of speed without the encumbrance of daggerboards.

Nirvana's beautiful presentation and recent, in-depth upgrades are a credit to her owners, a US family who carefully chose the design, pedigree and history before deciding on this Voyage 500, and  prepared her with no expenses spared for their 2 years sabbatical voyage. After an idyllic 2 years exploring the South Pacific, it is now time for them to return to work and school, and for Nirvana to continue her adventures with a new family. Her owners will remain on board until sold and are available for inspections and to assist with the survey, sea trial and a thorough handover with you.

Located in Fiji, an ideal location to begin cruising amongst a diverse and friendly international cruising community, Nirvana is available now and with everything on board to simply step on and begin your journey now. Fiji offers a 5 years cruising permit, excellent marine facilities, and with 330 islands within a few miles distance and easy cruising, it has long been a Mecca for family cruising. Located 3 days sail to Vanuatu or New Caledonia, and continue island-hoping to Asia, or within a few more days to Australia or New Zealand, the possibilities are endless, even for families new to cruising.

For a bit of info about ourselves, we are a boutique-style brokerage devoted to high quality cruising yachts and to the cruising community. Ex-cruisers ourselves we just strive to help others begin their journey on the ocean.

If you think Nirvana might be just what you have been looking for, get in touch! Our team can organise a private video viewing with their owners, as well as have all the time in the world to answer your questions, put you in touch with the owner if you wish, assist with organising surveys or expert reports etc. We also provide free-of-charge assistance with shipping, delivery, insurance, registration etc, no matter where in the world you are.

NYM has a reputation to present to the market only quality cruising yachts in beautiful, turn-key condition, but our real trademark is to work as a team with you and the sellers to ensure a seamless, transparent and joyful experience.


A Word From The Owners:

"S/V Nirvana is a 2000 Voyage 500 designed by Alexander Simonis and built in South Africa. She is a solid blue water vessel known for their sturdy build, performance on the water in all conditions and reliability in tackling rough seas.

Nirvana has always exceeded our expectations. She is a quick boat that we are usually trying to slow down rather than speed up(when the winds are good). We have made it our goal to stay under 10knts while sailing. So that means we reef early and reduce stress before it’s even an issue.

We chose Nirvana because we started out as a family of 6 that was going to live aboard for two years. Our children are older and need more space. We had the oldest kids of all our cruising friends (G15,B16,G19,G21) We needed her space in the rooms, the comfort in the galley, saloon and cockpit for us to all be together. We wanted to be able to have room for buddy boats to come and hangout and share our experience. 

Nirvana has been a great platform for get togethers, potlucks and sun downers. Nirvana has always sailed well even with our limited sailing experience. When we found her, She was a solid bones boat and we did a lot of work in 2021 to get her how we wanted before splashing her back in the water in April 2022. 

We learned to sail her in Banderas Bay, Mexico. We headed up the sea in late April to catch up with our buddy boats, We loved cruising the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. We then decided to cross the pacific to get back to our favorite destination of Fiji. We have not regretted that decision one bit. We have loved Fiji and the beauty of its islands and people. 

Our oldest children have had to leave the boat to attend college and our younger children are getting ready to start college in the fall. It’s now time to part ways with this part of our journey as we need to get them back home and out into to the real world. We would love to stay out here and continue cruising on Nirvana but we have accomplished what we set out to do. We have given our family memories to cherish for the rest of their lives before they are out living life off their own. They have learned to do new and hard things, meet people from all different walks of life and see cultures at their core, not just at the tourist level. We are forever grateful for this boat and for the time we have had on her." J & J, Fiji May 2024.



  • Hull type : Cruising Catamaran
  • Rigging type : 7/8th Fractional Rig
  • LOA : 49.6 ft / 15.12 m
  • Beam : 26.5 ft / 8.07 m
  • Displacement : 22,660 lb / 10,278 kg
  • Max draft : 4.5 ft / 1.3 m
  • Headroom 6’5” in the hulls and the cockpit, 6’8” in the saloon
  • Hull material : FRP sandwich w/ PVC foam core, vacuum bonded. Marine plywood and balsa core in critical structures and bulkheads.
  • Year : 2000
  • Builder : Voyage Catamarans. South Africa
  • Design : Alexander Simonis



  • Stainless steel tanks
  • Fuel - 125 gal - 473 Ltrs
  • Water - 210 gal - 795 Ltrs
  • Port and Stbd black tanks 10 gal - 38 Ltrs
  • Watermaker - Village Marine 20 GPH
  • 3 large composite propane tanks. 2 in Fwd port locker and 1 at aft grill station
  • 2 insulated hot water tanks. 5gals eacH



  • Dual Yanmar 4JH57 engines
  • Port engine hrs 669.7 as of 4/26/2024
  • Stbd engine hrs 670.6 as of 4/26/2024
  • SD60 Saildrives
  • Feathering 3 blade Max props
  • Cummins 9KW genset
  • Max speed 7 knts at full 3000 RPMs
  • We run her at 2200 RPMs for best fuel to power ratio. 5-6knts depending on sea state
  • New Yanmar Electronic controlled engine allows for optimal fuel consumption just under 1 gallon an hour
  • Engines are on scheduled maintenance per operations manuals and hours.
  • Genset is on a 6 month cycle for service
  • Annual zinc and impeller replacement
  • Props are maintained monthly. Blades get cleaned. Water inlet cleared.
  • Prop zincs changed annually or as needed.
  • Fresh zincs will be placed on at time of sell
  • Props are greased every three months
  • Plenty of spare parts for engines, Genset and dinghy motor.



  • Rocna 40kg anchor
  • 300ft /100mtrs 10mm chain
  • 4 chain floats for reef areas
  • Tigres windlass
  • 1 anchor marker float
  • New Highfield CL380 - 2022
  • Tohatsu 30 HP -2022
  • 2 electric/self-tailing winches
  • 2 manual/self-tailing aft winches
  • 6 large fenders / 1 giant ball fender
  • Delta 40 Backup anchor (Stbd fwd locker)
  • Fortress stern anchor (aft locker)
  • 75ft / 23Mtrs stern chain
  • 100ft /30Mtrs stern rode
  • Plenty of spare lines and sheets assorted



  • 4 queen sized births, comfortable mattress with 3” topper. fans in every room, over head hatches funnel fresh air in and through the cabin, 5 port holes in each haul for ventilation and lighting (must be closed while underway). Every room had two reading lights. 12v plugs for charging. Plenty of closet and cabinet space for clothing. Seat in every room with storage underneath.
  • There is a 5 thru crew birth, we use this as a garage. Has two access hatches. Two shelves. The space is large holds both heads sails, 2 large tool boxes, air compressor and regulator, big shop vac. Dock step, chairs, pull cart and water toys.



  • All cabins have an accompanying wet head. Sinks, storage room, mirrors, Plenty of space to shower, easy to clean, floor drains with bilge pumps remove grey water with ease.
  • Heads are manual pump, easy to maintain, easy to use and no nasty components to trouble shoot.
  • Head pumps are greased monthly to insure proper function and smoother operation.
  • Y valve under sinks makes sure you’re not contaminating a busy anchorage with your business.



  • Nirvana it’s equipped with a washing machine, 20Gph watermaker, ice machine, 4 A/C units, smart TV in the saloon for entertainment. Projector for outside movie set up.



  • 1 deep freezer port side galley.
  • 1 deep refrigerator Stbd galley.
  • 1 12v portable cooler.
  • Large pantry in port haul.
  • Plenty of cabinets for storage of pots, pans, utensils, spices, cooking supplies, pressure cooker, skillet, Waffle maker and more.
  • fresh and salt water at the galley sink for doing dishes.
  • Large oven
  • 4 burner stove top.
  • Ample counter space for preparation and clean up.
  • Storage for games and food under saloon seating



  • Bilge pumps are in each haul midship.
  • Engine rooms also each have a bilge pump.
  • 8 person offshore commander life raft
  • ACR Epirb
  • Fire extinguishers in every room, galley and saloon.
  • Lots of extra life jackets, 4 clip in style life jackets for working on deck while underway.
  • Jack lines can be ran forward of hand rails for security if needing to leave cockpit.
  • Emergency panel displays if any bilge pumps are running, flooding in the hauls, engine over heating, water in Raycor fuel separators from the tank. Loud alarm with indicator light.



  • 2022 Highfield CL380 with chaps
  • 6 gal tank in bow locker
  • Forward step w/ cleat
  • New Mantis anchor with chain and rode
  • Power tilt
  • Electric start
  • Dinghy wheels
  • 2022 Tohatsu 30Hp outboard
  • They are both in great condition. The motor runs amazing, easy to service and work on especially sitting on the cradles.
  • Oil change is every 6 months with the filter changed every other service.
  • We have really loved our dinghy. She’s comfortable, plains with six adults(depending on weight). Strong and agile. Very easy beach landings with the wheels.



  • 2 300Ah lifepo4 batteries. 2019
  • Owners have upgraded the electrical with Victron electronics. Solar charger, inverter converter, display, smart controller, DC/DC converters 2022
  • The Victron inverter / transformer will adapt to universal world voltage and allow you to connect to either 110V or 220V volt depending on where you are in the world.
  • New selector switch
  • Added battery cut off switches, bus bars, and fuses at the batteries.
  • Shore power cable has smart plug connector.
  • 3 400w solar panels - 1200 Total
  • Balmar 618 regulators in engine rooms
  • Cummins 9MDKDK-8131A genset 9KW

Owner's comment: Nirvana had an old Outback inverter/converter and complicated communication system to the batteries. We never got true readings from our system and so we upgraded her to the latest Victron equipment and now see our true power conditions. We have been so happy with the this equipment and the safety in the electrical system we have now. With 5 people running laptops, phones, Starlink and the normal draw of power for lighting and everything, it sure is nice to see where at in the power and stay on top of it.



  • B&G Zeus3 display units. 1 15” display at the helm and 1 10” display at the nav table.
  • B&G Triton
  • Raymarine autopilot display
  • Icom IC-MC45 VHF radio at nav table.
  • Raymarine Ray60 VHF at helm
  • Starlink Wi-Fi and router
  • Halo 24 radar
  • Raymarine depth and speed sensor



  • Main sail in good conditionion.

Owner's comment: Had it check on by Mike at PV sailing before we crossed the pacific and he said the sail was in good shape and handled his stress test.

  • Main sail is in a Doyal sail pack
  • The Jib sail is also in good condition and went through the same inspection
  • There is a screacher that is in great shape and works very well.
  • An Asym spinnaker. Sail is in good condition but the decal is fading off of it. Works well and was the work horse of the pacific crossing.



  • 7/8th Fractional Rig
  • Owners had the rigging checked by Mike at PV sails when they bought the boat in La Cruz, Mexico. 
  • Professionally checked again before the pacific crossing in 2023.
  • PV sailing made a mast/rake adjustment in 2023 before the pacific crossing. Also tuned the rigging, stays, checked the fittings and all looked great.



  • 4 dive tanks
  • Alkin dive compressor W31 series
  • Weber Q grill
  • Inflatables - paddle boards, water chairs, kids toys and big tube.



  • New engines and sail drives 
  • Dinghy, motor and battery 
  • Full electrical system 
  • Engine batteries
  • Stiffened up the timber rear transom (aft deck platform).
  • Salt water and fresh water pumps replaced 2022
  • New exterior paint 2022
  • New Dyneema tramps 2024



  • Electrical supplies
  • Medical supplies
  • Filters
  • Grease
  • Dinghy prop
  • General tools



  • A/C system is never used and would need service work done to be back into top condition.
  • Dive compressor has never been run while we have owned the boat. I’m sure some maintenance would be needed.



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.