Bestevaer 53 Motoryacht introduction at Boot Dusseldorf
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 8:26 AM
For 20 years KM Yachtbuilders has been building 40 to 100 ft aluminium sailing yachts. And from next year, an aluminium motor yacht of 53 feet is being added to the Makkum shipyard's portfolio. They have been working on a new design over the past year together with the designers of Dykstra Naval Architects in Amsterdam. KM Yachtbuilders was already working in close partnership with the naval architecture firm: they also designed the 'Bestevaer' sailing yachts. It therefore made sense to work with them again for the design of the new motor yacht. A motor yacht with a distinctive look, not one that gets lost in the crowd. The motor yacht will be recognizable by its design and construction and will stand out from other yachts on the water. The underwater hull was designed by Studio Delta.
Eeuwe Kooi, owner of KM Yachtbuilders:
"Build from aluminium -which is in our DNA- it's the perfect material to explore and make that trip to Norway or another remote area. Safety, comfort and ease of use are the most important aspects of this yacht. We hope to attract people like ex-sailors that are looking for a yacht to go exploring and making longer trips, but at the same time offers more comfort and space on board than what a sailor might be used to. A large salon with galley, separate steering position and two cabins with each their private wet cells ensure more comfort but also privacy on board when traveling with guests."
A striking feature on board is the large aft deck, which can be freely laid out by the owner. It can be kept clear so that the canoe and electric bikes can be placed on it, or the owner can create a seating area that is easily movable if space is needed for the grandchildren's toys. The aft bulkhead consists of large sliding doors that can be folded open completely so that the outside and inside blend into each other. The saloon is long and wide so that there's room for a sitting area on the port side and a full galley to starboard. The salon is the main living area for day-to-day activities. The helm position is large enough for two people to share the navigation. Below in the peak are the owner's cabin and a smaller guest cabin, with a wet cell and toilet. There is also a large storage space/pantry on the port side.
Next to the wheelhouse is a door in the bulwark that can be used to quickly go outside to moor using the middle bollard. The gangways are 50cm wide and provide easy access to the aft deck and foredeck where there is another storage space in the peak.
Jildou Huisman, Marketing & Sales, adds: "Boot Düsseldorf is a great opportunity to introduce this yacht. The scale model and the renderings give a clear impression of what the yacht will look like. And as with any custom yacht we make, this one can also be adapted to the wishes of the owner. The yacht should fit its owner like a bespoke suit. Being on board together, with family, grandchildren or friends is important to sharing the way of life of a water sports enthusiast with others. It's no longer just about the yacht or the sailing, but about the goal and the destination, and creating memories together. A nice cup of hot chocolate after meandering through the Norwegian fjords, or having a barbecue on the aft deck alongside on the jetty with the neighbours after a day's canoeing. These are the moments that will stay with you forever.”
During Boot Düsseldorf you will find KM Yachtbuilders in hall 7a, stand D02 (without a yacht).