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08 November 2017
We're proud to let you know we've been nominated for a IBI/Metstrade Boat Builders Award! Our team has developed an innovative diesel-hydraulic retractable propulsion drive train for the 78ft explorer yacht which is currently under construction at our yard. The design is from Dykstra Naval Architects. We're the only Dutch yard nominated for an award. On Wednesday 15th November (during the METS) we'll know if we've won.

Hanseboot Hamburg 2017

13 September 2017

During Hanseboot Hamburg 2017 you have the opportunity to visit the Bestevaer 45 Pure free of charge. Come to the City Sport Hafen (U-bahn Baumwall) and step on board. We are there daily from 10:00 to 18:00.

Hanseboot Hamburg 2017 is from 28 October - 5 November. 

Hiswa in-water Boat Show 2017

09 august 2017
Show: Hiswa in-water Boat Show
Dates: Tue. 29 August - Sun. 3 September

Hours: daily 10:00 - 18:00 hr
Berth: E.02 (right side from restaurant Loetje)
Location: NDSM-werf, Werfkade 1, Amsterdam (Amsterdam Marina)
Costs: online ticket:  EUR 12,50
Public Transport: Take the free ferry from Amsterdam Central station to the Hiswa fair. (ca. 15 min) 

New jobs at KMY

17 May 2017
Due to our full order book, we are looking for new co-workers. Click the link to find out more (in Dutch).

Open Day 6 May 2017

21 February 2017

Open Day KM Yachtbuilders
Saturday 6 May 2017
12:00 - 16:00hr
De Stienplaat 7
The Netherlands


Bestevaer 45 PURE Nescio FOR SALE

Bestevaer 45 PURE Mate

Bestevaer 45 PURE Freesche Deern

Bestevaer 45 Jongedame

Bestevaer 49ST Katharos

Bestevaer 49ST Zwarte Raaf FOR SALE

Bestevaer 49ST Zenith

Bestevaer 50S Volans (prev. E. Maria)

Bestevaer 53ST Best Day Ever (prev. Suse)

Bestevaer 53ST BVII

Bestevaer 65S Ushuaia REFIT

Stadtship 47 Josephine

Stadtship 56 Merrimac

Stadtship 56 Oester

Bestewind 50 Olivia

66ft Expedition yacht Qilak 

Polar 78 Nanuq

Tonger 39 casco FOR SALE

Ovni Mahi REFIT

Ovni Baleine REFIT

Huisman classic REFIT

Berckemeijer 41 Magic FOR SALE

Classic Herreshoff Schooner  Mistral FOR SALE
Wever 52 Jan Van Gent FOR SALE


ASA Boot Electro BV Preferred supplier PURE

Boot Akkrum   


Exalto Preferred supplier PURE

KM Yachtservice Preferred supplier PURE

Lankhorst Taselaar Preferred supplier PURE

Mastervolt Preferred supplier PURE

Navico Preferred supplier PURE

On-deck/Harken Preferred supplier PURE

UK Halsey/De Vries

Vetus Grouw Preferred supplier PURE

Yanmar Preferred supplier PURE

Wijnkappel Makkum


Koer Vuurkorf www.koer.
Porsche Centrum Groningen with 2 test cars 

HISWA Amsterdam 8-12 March 2017

14 February 2017
Bestevaer 45 PURE
HISWA Amsterdam RAI
8 - 12 March 2017
Stand 1.126

Mail us for an appointment during the show.

Boot Dusseldorf 2017

22 December 2016

Information BOOT Dusseldorf
Sat. 21 Jan. - Sun. 29 Jan. 2017
Hall 7a, Booth D02 (stand only, no yacht)
aisle from hall 6 and hall 7
Each day from 10:00  - 18:00 hrs.
Dusseldorf, Germany

Send us an e-mail to schedule a meeting during the show.

Hanseboot Hamburg

10 October 2016
Bestevaer 45ST PURE
In-water Exhibition
Am Sandtorkai, Speicherstad/Hafen City
29 Oct - 06 Nov 2016
10:00 - 18:00
Free entrance to the harbour!

Mail us to schedule a meeting on board!

Hiswa in-water Boat Show

02 august 2016
During the upcoming Hiswa in water Boat Show you can visit our new Bestevaer 45ST PURE. She's the only Dutch yacht nominated for European Yacht of the Year!  You'll find us on berth E.02., on the right side from Restaurant Loetje.

Hiswa in water Boat Show
30 Aug - 04 Sept 2016
Daily 10:00 - 18:00 hrs
Werfkade 1, Amsterdam, NL.

Mail us to schedule a meeting on board the PURE!

Yacht Blue Water Event

31 May 2016


10-12 June
Warnemunde, Hohe Dune Resort.

More information about the event can be found on
The harbor is free accesible. We look forward to seeing you there!

Open Doors Day 2016

29 March 2016


Open Doors Day

23 APRIL 2016 

On Saturday, April 23, 2016, we open our doors to anyone interested in yacht building, aluminum, watersports, sailing. Also, several of our suppliers will present themselves on our Nautical & Lifestyle fair.

We welcome you between 10:00am-4:00pm  on our yard, de Stienplaat 7, 8754 HE Makkum. There is ample parking. Admission is free.

On this day, at 3.30pm, our latest addition to the range, the Bestevaer 45ST Pure 'Nescio', built on a serial manner with the allure of a customized ship, will be baptized.

At 12.00 noon and 2.00pm there is a lecture on the concept, the design and construction of the Bestevaer 45ST PURE, provided by Dykstra Naval Architects and KM Yachtbuilders.

Yachts under construction

Bestevaer 45ST – Jongedame
Bestevaer 49ST – Zenith
Bestevaer 51S – Alice
Polar 78 Expedition boat
Koopmans 49 

Yachts from our customers

Bestevaer 45ST – Pure - Nescio
Bestevaer 49ST – Zwarte Raaf
Bestevaer 56ST – HannaH
Bestewind 50 – Princess of Tides
Bestewind 50 – Forza (former Abel T.)
Van de Stadt 47 – Josephine
Stadtship 56 – Merrimac
Stadtship 56 – Oester


Yachts for sale

Bestevaer 53ST – Suse – For Sale

Bestevaer 50S  – Everdina Maria – For Sale
Breehorn 44 - Arearea - For Sale
Berckemeijer 41 – Magic – For Sale
Tonger 39C – For Sale

Present at the Nautical & Lifestyle Fair

Nautical Market
• ASA Boot Electro (PF)
• Boot Akkrum
• Eberca
• Esthec/Nautifit
• Exalto (PF)
• Kabola
• KM Yachtservices
• Land & Marine Electronics
• Lankhorst Taselaar (PF)
• Mast Yachtpainters
• Navico (PF)
• Seldén Masts (PF)
• UK de Vries Sails
• Vetus Grouw (PF)
• Webasto (PF)
• Yanmar Engines (PF)

PF = Preferred Supplier Bestevaer 45ST PURE

Lifestyle Market
• Blom Ynien Facebook
• Colin Archer Memorial Race
• Koer Vuurkorven Facebook
• Linnen Loods 
• Skûtsje Makkum Facebook
• Tesla Incl test drive!
• Wijnkapel Makkum Facebook 
• Zilt Kleding
• Catering by

01 March 2016

08 May 2014

New design: Axonite 57

12 February 2013
The Axonite 57, a perfect combination of performance and comfort!

K&M Yachtbuilders, Satellite Yacht Design and Guido de Groot Design present the Axonite 57. These three companies are respectively responsible for the building, design and styling of the yacht. At the end of 2010, the Axonite 69 was launched in Makkum, and now the companies developed a smaller version in the line of Axonites.

The result is a 57-footer, with the same design criteria and entirely designed in the same style like the Axonite 69. Here the focus is also on sailing and comfort. The ratio between the sail area and displacement is optimized by applying a retractable T-keel, with a variable draft of 2.90-1.40 meter and 1750 litre water ballast per side.

The choice to keep the cockpit as low as possible is made so the crew can move themselves safely at sea. This is further enhanced by fastening the mainsheet on a roll bar so there is no obstacle between the deck salon and the steering position. To move safely on deck, a bulwark is created. The permanent cockpit table offers a good grip during sailing and a cozy place in the port or at anchorage.

In the deck salon is a spacious settee in U-shape and the chart table. During sailing in bad weather the deck salon, with a full view around, is a safe and comfortable place to stay.
The spacious owner's cabin is located in the fore ship. The two spacious guest cabins have a double- and a bunk bed. The U-shaped galley is located underneath the front windows of the deck salon and is light and spacious. In the fore ship is a head with separate shower and the day head is located in the deck salon.

The engine room is located under the deck salon with space for the main engine, a generator, water maker and other technique. The hydraulic transom door is a wonderful bathing platform and also provides access to the dinghy storage.

The Axonite 57 is also available with alternative keel versions and lay outs. At the moment, the design team is also developing a 90 foot Axonite.