Visit at the KM Yachtbuilders booth (E06) the Bestevaer 49ST 'Zwarte Raaf', the Koopmans 37 'Blikvis' (under construction) and the concept of the new Bestevaer 45ST PURE.
Hull building hall
Outside (in water or on land)
12:00 - Jeremy Wyatt of The World Cruising Club
Jeremy will give a presentation about the beauty of sailing in Scotland, as part of the Malt Cruise, which they organise in addition to more famous events such as the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC).
14:00 - Wouter Verbraak, sailor and Navigator in the Volvo Ocean Race
Wouter will speak about his experiences on board, team spirit, his plans for the future and how he became a professional sailor.
The following supplies will be showing their products:
We will welcome you with a fresh coffee or tea, and there will be sandwiches and drinks available at the stand of ESB catering.
Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates regarding the yachts and suppliers.
This is the only exhibition where KMY is only represented with a stand, and not with a ship. You will find our stand in Superyacht Hall 7a, Stand Number B08. It will be easy to find us, as we will be right beside the access door to Hall 7!
The exhibition is from Saturday 17st to Sunday 25th January and is open each day from 10:00 to 18:00 hours. You will find more information about parking, admission prices, route finding, etc. on www.boot.de.
Would you like to discuss your ideas and dreams with us? Or do you have any specific questions about aluminium, designers or the building process? Come along and visit us! You can make an appointment via email@example.com +31(0)515 233 000. We will then set aside time to see you.
KM Yachtbuilders will be very well represented at this year's Colin Archer Memorial Race. No fewer than seven yachts built by the shipyard will be taking part in the 17th edition of this race.
The 2-yearly CAM Race will be getting underway on 5 July in Lauwersoog, the Netherlands. During the previous edition in 2012 the Bestewind 50 'Kooi Aap' came top in its class with a sailed time of 44:44 hours. This gave rise to the idea of taking part with more KMY yachts in the next edition. No fewer than seven KMY yachts will be at the starting line. The race covers approximately 365 miles to the Norwegian Stavern, close to Larvik. A total of around 70 yachts with a length over seven metres will be competing.
KM Yachtbuilders is also one of the main sponsors of the CAM-Race, which is organised entirely by volunteers.
Before the start the yachts will be at a jetty especially reserved for KMY in the outer harbour. You are welcome to come and admire the following KMY yachts there:
· Bestewind 50 ‘Kooi Aap’
· Bestevaer 49ST ‘Katharos’
· Bestevaer 53ST ‘Zeerover’
· Bestevaer 56ST ‘HannaH’
· Stadtship 56 ‘Oester’
· Stadtship 56 ‘Merrimac’
Stadtship 47 'Josephine'There will also be a KMY jetty available for the participating yachts on arrival in Stavern. All seven yachts are expected to arrive on Monday. On Tuesday evening a barbecue will be organised for the KMY participants, after which everyone will be going their own way on Wednesday.
We cordially invite you to be our guest during our Open Day on Saturday 19 April 2014. We open up our halls for anyone who is curious to see what we do. We have 7 yachts under construction and about 17 finished yachts to show.
MKII BESTEVAER 53ST UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT K&M YACHTBUILDERS
Makkum, 5 december 2013 – This year marks the 10th anniversary of the first Bestevaer 53ST ever built, commissioned by designer Gerard Dijkstra himself. This week, K&M began the construction of a new Bestevaer 53ST, the seventh of this length within the range of Bestevaer yachts with a upright stem (ST).
This will bring the number of Bestevaer STs afloat to 17, in lengths varying from 45 to 66 feet. Besides the new 53ST, another two ST yachts are currently under construction at K&M; a 49ST and 66ST.
The German owner had taken a good look at the existing Bestevaer yachts and therefore knew exactly what he did and did not want on board his ship. He saw a deep and safe cockpit, pilot house and water ballast system on board most ships, and these were features he himself wanted on board.
Like many aluminium K&M ships, this ship's hull is left unpainted. The walking surfaces on deck have a non-slip paint coating and the only teak on board is on the cockpit benches, coaming and floor. No rudder post steering this time around, but a steering wheel instead.
The use of aluminium, wood and unvarnished materials segregates the pilot house styling from that of the living interior. In turn, this interior has a modern design without mouldings or trimmings.
The living area naturally features a well equipped galley, spacious salon and day toilet. The guest cabin can be found underneath the pilot house, while the en-suite master cabin is forward. The bow is made from extra thick aluminium (10 mm instead of 6 mm).
This will be the first MKII version to be built. In the 10 years that the Bestevaer 53ST has been afloat, developments and technology in yacht building have not stood still. Just like in the automobile industry, it is important to occasionally review existing designs in detail in order to recognise opportunities for improvement, especially when market demands are also evolving.
The Bestevaer 53ST was designed as a tough and practical ship with a classic look, simple to sail with a small crew, low in maintenance, suitable for cold regions and of course offering perfect sailing characteristics and behaviour.
All Bestevaer yachts are designed by Dykstra Naval Architects in Amsterdam and built exclusively by K&M Yachtbuilders in Makkum. The shipyard has all the necessary facilities to keep the yacht in Makkum, from shell to launching, rather than it having to be transported between locations.
Makkum, 11 June 2013 – The 88 foot long 'TULIP' built by K&M Yachtbuilders will be one of the 19 competitors in the annual Superyacht Cup Palma, to be held this year from 19 to 22 June on Palma de Mallorca.
Although the 'Tulip' is the largest yacht built by K&M so far, it is one of the smaller participants in the Superyacht Cup Palma. The yacht is certainly a force to be reckoned with however, as can be read on the website of the Cup: “The latest yacht to register is the new modern-classic 26m Tulip, designed by German Frers and built by K&M Yachtbuilders in Holland. Tulip was launched in the Autumn 2012 and with her lightweight interior and carbon rig is likely to be a competitive entry.”
The world's most spectacular yachts will convene in Palma de Mallorca marina over the coming weeks. The 5 participating J class yachts will compete in their own race on the 19th, after which all the yachts will compete for the Cup. With a view to the varying sizes of the competitors, the yachts have been divided into two groups in order to give all participants an equal chance.
K&M would like to wish the 'Tulip' and its crew good luck and great fun during the races!
The Bestevaer 53ST “SUSE” will be exhibited at the Hanseboot Ancora Boat Show to be held in two weeks' time, from 24-26 May. The event is located in the town of Neustadt in Holstein (on the Baltic Sea), an hour's drive north of Hamburg.
The designer of the Bestevaer 53ST yachts, Gerard Dykstra, founder of Dykstra Naval Architects, may well have largely retired from his architectural agency by now, but he is still very much involved in the development and design of sailing yachts. The ‘SUSE’ was inspired by his own private yacht for example, also an aluminium Bestevaer 53ST, built by K&M Yachtbuilders.
The Bestevaer 53ST is a fine example of how ocean and racing sailor Dykstra has designed and built his own ideal yacht; a deep and safe cockpit, a pilot house to shelter and stay dry when sailing in bad weather conditions, lines leading to the cockpit and a long water line and deep keel for excellent sailing performance.
The Bestevaer 53ST ‘SUSE’ will certainly stand out in Neustadt harbour, with its partially black painted aluminium hull and green non-slip walking surfaces. It has a beautiful carbon mast on deck, and a rudder post in the cockpit.
The interior is light and open. White surfaces, mahogany cupboards and a 'beamed ceiling' all give it a classic modern look, while the coloured furnishings add a homely touch. The front cabin has two separate berths. Behind it, we find the bathroom with toilet. Opposite this, there is a separate berth. The kitchen is kitted with all possible conveniences of course and the saloon has a large table in the lounge area. The favourite spot on board is still the pilot house, thanks to its open views all round and contact with fellow sailors outdoors and below. There is another small bunk under the pilot house, the best place to nap while on watch.
Particulars: Carbon mast, rudder post, partially painted hull, swimming platform, pilot house, ‘Lazy Rack’ on boom, electric winches, central heating, small diesel heater, generator.
Saturday 20 april
10.00 - 16.00 hrs
K&M Yachtbuilders/Kooi Makkum, De Stienplaat 7, 8754 HE in Makkum (Holland).
Anyone with an interest in :
• aluminium custom-built sailing yachts
• semi-custom GRP Bestewind yachts
• brokerage yachts
• refit or maintenance work
YACHTS FOR SHOW
Hull building hall:
• Bestevaer 66ST ‘Anabel’
• German 39C
• Bestevaer 73S ‘Christopher' FOR SALE
• Bestevaer 49ST ‘Dondersteen’
• Bestewind 50 ‘Umiak’
• Axonite 69 ‘Axonite’
• Stadtship 58 ‘music’
• Several refit projects
• 88ft 'TULIP'
• Stadtship 56 ‘Merrimac’
• Bestevaer 56ST 'Hannah'
• Bestevaer 54ST ‘Maaike Sedaat’
• Bestevaer 53ST ‘Suse’
• Bestevaer 53ST ‘Qerst’
• Bestevaer 53ST 'Zeerover' FOR SALE
• Bestevaer 50S ‘Everdina Maria’ FOR SALE
• Bestewind 50 'Kooi Aap' FOR SALE
• Bestewind 50 'Princess of Tides'
• Bestewind 50 'Krabat ’
• Bestewind 50 'Abel T.'
• Bestewind 50 ‘Dockside’
• Icon 48 ‘Leeloo'
• Koopmans Concord 45 'Shaula' FOR SALE
12:00 Mr. Marnix Hoekstra from the well-known Vripack Design office will talk about high latitude sailing.
14:00 Mrs. Leonie Kok will show and tell about her world trip with an aluminium sailing yacht she made with her husband and their young kids.
Both lectures will be held in English
The following suppliers will be showing their products:
- Asa Boot Electro
- Holland Nautic
- Kuipers Insurance
- KVF Stanfit
- On Deck
- Silerswaar clothing
- Yanmar Engines
ESB Catering will take of drinks and snacks.
It is that time of year again! BOOT Dusseldorf is about to start. It would be our pleasure to meet you at our stand in Hall 7a, B08. As you can see from the picture above, we are not there with a yacht but with a booth showing several scale models and presenting photo's and drawings.
The show will be held from Saturday January 19th. - Sunday January 27th. Daily opening times are from 10:00 - 18:00 hrs.
For more info on the show please visit their website www.boot.de.
Please send us an e-mail if you would like to schedule in a meeting during the show, to discuss your ideas and wishes for your dreamyacht. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us +31(0)515 233 000.
As every year you will find us again at the Internationale Bootsmesse Hamburg, also known as Hanseboot! The latest De Bestevaer 53ST 'Suse' will be available for viewing. We are not in the Halls (Messe) but are in the cozy City Sport Hafen right on the river Elbe. Besides us, you can also visit yachts from Oyster Yachts, Contest Yachts, Hanse Yachts and Gunfleet. The classic schooner 'Mistral' (For sale) will also be present in the harbor.
City Sport Hafen is easy to reach with the U-bahn (underground). When exiting at stop Baumwall you will have the harbor in view. After visiting the yachts for Hanseboot, you could also enjoy a roundtrip on a boat through Hamburg. Or take a tour on board the historic Cap San Diego which is moored next to the harbor. A stroll through the new harbor area is also nice to do. The combination of old warehouses and new modern buildings is wonderful to see. The huge new Elbe Philharmonica building is also a very prominent feature.
Sat. 27 Oct - Sun. 04 Nov.
Everyday 10:00 - 18:00 hrs
Hull building hall:
1) Stadtship 58 'music'
2) Bestevaer 49ST 'Rih Malti'
1) German Frers 88ft 'Tulip'
2) Bestevaer 73S ‘Christopher' FOR SALE
3) Bestevaer 53ST 'Suse'
4) Bestewind 50 'Krabat'
1) Bestevaer 56ST 'Hannah'
2) Bestevaer 55ST ‘Pilgrim'
3) Bestevaer 55ST ‘Morning Haze'
4) Bestevaer 53ST 'Zeerover'
5) Bestevaer 49ST 'Katharos'
6) Bestevaer 45ST 'Africa'
7) Stadtship 70 'Red Rooster'
8) Stadtship 56 ‘Oester'
9) Stadtship 56 ‘Merrimac'
10) Bestewind 50 'Kooi Aap'
11) Bestewind 50 'Olivia'
12) Bestewind 50 'Abel T.'
13) Icon 48 ‘Leeloo'
14) Traditional Frisian Skutsje 'Zes Gebroeders'
12:00 Mister Gerard Dykstra will talk about the developments in the design of the Bestevaer 53ST, a yacht he not only designed but also owns.
14:00 The de Mol Family will show and tell about their world trip with the Bestewind 50 'Abel T.' they took with their young kids.
ALV KINTSCHER INTERIOR DESIGNER
Will be present with different examples of his interior design for the Opus 68 'Helene'. He will tell a lot about the use of natural materials, colors and details to make a yacht feel like a home. His interiors can also be used in a Bestevaer, Stadtship or Axonite.
The following suppliers will be showing their products:
- Yanmar Engines
- KVF Stanfit (stainless steel)
The nautical clothing store 'Zilt' will be here to sell her clothing and accessories.
Jurjen Catering will take care of drinks and small snacks at the yard.
This is the only exhibition where K&M is only represented with a stand, and not with a ship. You will find our stand in Superyacht Hall 7a, Stand Number B08. It will be easy to find us, as we will be right beside the access door to Hall 7!
Would you like to visit us to discuss your ideas and requirements? Or do you have any specific questions about aluminium, designers or the building process? Come along and visit us! You can make an appointment via email@example.com +31(0)515 233 000. We will then set aside time to see you.
The exhibition is from Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th January and is open each day from 10:00 to 18:00 hours. You will find more information about parking, admission prices, route finding, etc. on www.boot.de.
Bestewind 50: Winner of Yacht of the Year?
On the first Saturday of BOOT Düsseldorf we will find out whether the Bestewind 50 has been chosen as European Yacht of the Year! It is all very exciting.
After the Hiswa te Water exhibition in IJmuiden, various journalists from European water sports magazines have sailed with the Bestewind 50 and the other nominated ships. When they were on board they were very positive - in spite of the bad weather - so we are hopeful.
At our YouTube channel you can watch two videos which were made during the test voyage with 50-knot gusts!
The trade fair season is nearly upon us, and at K&M Yachtbuilders we are busy preparing ourselves. This year three trade fairs are in the diary, where K&M will only represent designs by Dykstra & Partners.
Båter I Sjøen 1 - 4 September 2011, Oslo (Sandvika)
The first one is the in-water boat show in Oslo, Båter I Sjøen, held in Sandvika, where K&M will proudly present the new Bestevaer 56ST "HannaH" to the public. Among the many polyester boats, this aluminium yacht will be a crowd puller. Her marine-blue hull and the pilot house with its traditional look will certainly catch the eye. The show will be held from 1-4 September 2011.
Hiswa te water 6-11 September 2011, Amsterdam (IJmuiden)
This is, of course, immediately followed by the wet Hiswa. Here we will show off as many as three yachts. The Bestevaer 45ST "Voyager" is the smallest Bestevaer we have built so far. K&M built two larger Bestevaers for the owner in the past, but he now wanted something smaller. This ship attracted a lot of attention in the past year during the building process, so we expect that it will also get many visitors during the trade fair.
The larger sister of the Bestevaer 45ST, the new Bestevaer 55ST "Pilgrim", will be moored at stand E-12. A spacious, beautiful but also practical ship, built entirely according to the owner's wishes. The water ballast, for instance, ensures comfortable sailing, while the crew is sitting safely in the deep cockpit.
The Bestewind 50 has been nominated for European Boat of the Year in the Luxury Cruiser category this year. Quite an honour! Inspired by Gerard Dijkstra's own Bestevaer 53ST, this GRP yacht was developed a number of years ago. Its major advantages are, again, the pilot house and the ship's spaciousness, with a headroom of nearly 2 metres.
A representative of the architects firm Dykstra & Partners will be present at K&M's stand every day.
Hanseboot 29 October - 6 November, Hamburg
At Hanseboot you will, of course, find K&M in the harbour rather than in the halls. K&M will present the Bestevaer 55ST "Morning Haze". This is another 55-feet yacht, but this one has a lift keel. The "Morning Haze" has also been built and styled according to the customer's requirements, and is therefore also different from the other Bestevaers. It has, for instance, a longer pilot house, and the cockpit has been moved further to the back.
UPDATE: Due to unforseen circomstances we will be showing the latest Bestewind 50. She has been nominated for European ánd Hiswa Boat of the Year!
In short, if you fancy visiting a ship built by K&M, you would be very welcome on board!
Proud! That is what we are at the moment.The Bestewind 50 has been nominated for European Yacht of the Year 2012!
In the 'Luxury Cruiser' segment we will have to 'take on' the Amel 64, the Beneteau Sense 50, the Hallberg Rassy 64 and the Oyster 625.
Each year, the editors of 11 European sailing magazines select different yachts in different segments. Following the Hiswa in Water Boat Show and the Barcelona Boat Show, the yachts will be extensivly sailed and tested by the judges. During Boot Dusseldorf in January the winners will be announced. Of course, we would be thrilled if the Bestewind 50 woud win, but we are honoured to have been nominated in the first place.
At 09.00 the mobile crane is ready and the yacht is moved outside. Owing to its length of over 26 metres, a small part of the stern remains in the hull construction hall and the stem protrudes over the road, into the reed border. The cranes raise her off the boat carrier and there it is: a 13-ton hull suspended on four belts about the ground.
The cranes do their work and slowly the yacht begins to move. She turns slowly in the belts. ‘What a spectacular sight. Marvellous!' cries the proud owner. Passers-by also stop and take photographs. It takes just 20 minutes to turn the hull completely around, and now it is ‘standing' upright. The mobile cranes place her gently back on the boat carrier. One of the cranes stops to pick up the keel casing for the hydraulic raising keel, which is lowered from the top into the middle of the vessel. Once that is done, it is driven back inside. The yacht's elegant lines can now be clearly seen: a modern underwater hull, with a straight bow and leaning stern.
The ‘Tulip' was designed by German Frers Naval Architects of Argentina. This is the biggest yacht that K&M Yachtbuilders has built to date. Eeuwe Kooi, owner of K&M; "The‘Tulip' is a tremendous project for us! Not just because it's our biggest yacht so far, but also because we are working intensively in partnership with German Frers and the yacht owner. Personal and open contact with all parties is very important: that's how you get the best results. In the summer of 2012 a beautiful yacht will be taking to the water in Makkum, something everyone can be proud of."
Now that the hull has been turned, the final preparations will be made before it is moved to the finishing hall. Once it arrives there a start will be made with the technical installation, the insulation of the hull, the fitting of the interior, spraying of the hull and so on.
The owner has already confirmed that he definitely wants to have the yacht built this year, which takes the counter to 6 Bestevaers with a length of 53 feet and an upright stem. That takes the total to 13 Bestevaer STs on the water. The size ranges from 45 to 56 feet.
During a visit to the shipyard in Makkum the owner was able to view several yachts and found that the Bestevaer 53ST was the closest in keeping with his requirements. He saw a deep, safe cockpit, pilot house and water ballast system on most of the yachts, and these are the applications he wanted on board himself. ‘When sailing, this raises comfort on board to such an extent that these options are in fact indispensable for me. Another point that appealed to me straight away was the option of sailing with a tiller. That evokes a certain amount of nostalgia, but I also find direct steering and the feel with the yacht very important.'
The initial navigation area will mainly be northern Germany, Scandinavia and Great Britain, but there are also plans to go on longer voyages. And that will certainly not be a problem for the Bestevaer 53ST!
Hull building hall:
1) German Frers 88ft ‘Tulip'
2) Stadtship 54 (preparation)
1) Bestevaer 73S ‘Christopher' FOR SALE
2) Bestevaer 55ST ‘Pilgrim'
3) Bestevaer 55ST ‘Morning Haze'
4) Bestevaer 45ST 'Voyager'
5) Axonite 69 'Axonite 69' (not accessible)
6) Icon 48 ‘Leeloo'
7) Bestewind 50
8) Sloep 'Bestewind' FOR SALE
1) Classic Schooner ‘Mistral' FOR SALE
2) Bestevaer 49ST ‘Katharos'
3) Bestevaer 49ST 'No Name'
4) Bestevaer 53ST ‘Qerst' (ex Alice)
5) Bestevaer 53ST ‘Zeerover'
6) Bestevaer 53ST ‘Maaike Saadet'
7) Bestevaer 65S ‘Lady Ann' FOR SALE
8) Stadtship 56 ‘Oester'
9) Stadtship 56 ‘Merrimac'
10) Koopmans 47 ‘Bower Bird'
12:00 hrs Mr Koen van Esch will talk about his Transat 6,50 journey. It took him -solo- from France to Brazil in three weeks. Listen to his stories and enjoy the photo's and film.
14:00 hrs Mr Kees Verruijt is the owner of the Stadtship 56 Merrimac, which is also outside. He will explain about his search for the perfect solution for navigation and control equipment on board.
There will be a concession stand for drinks and small snacks at the yard. The nautical clothing store 'Zilt' will be there also to sell clothing and accessories.
The following companies will also have Open Day in Makkum:
Gebroeders van Enkuizen
Van Malsen Jacht- en Interieurbetimmering