KM Yachtbuilders is one of Europe’s leading shipyards in the construction of high-quality aluminium yachts. The company focuses mainly on yachts from about 15 to 30 metres in length. With over 60 yachts to its name, KMY has built a strong reputation based on uncompromising craftsmanship.
Sailing yachts have taken priority since day one. But the first motor yachts are now also being built and we have designed our first motor yacht together with Dykstra Naval Architects. KMY builds yachts in series and completely custom. The best-known yachts built in series are the Bestevaer, Bestewind and Stadtship. Series construction at KMY means that there is always a great deal of flexibility to incorporate specific customer requirements. Each KMY yacht reflects the character of its owners.
KMY yachts are built to make unique and sometimes extreme trips. Many of our yachts have been to the most remote parts of the world’s seas. In cold and uninhabited parts of the world, you need to be able to rely on your yacht to the fullest. High latitude sailing, the North West Passage or Antarctica are dream destinations for owners and we place these dreams within their reach.
In recent years there has been a notable rise in the demand for custom yachts at KMY. Owners want to make longer trips, especially to more extreme regions. Individual wishes are what determine the choice for a custom built yacht. KMY has many years of experience in perfectly managing the process of designing and building a custom yacht. This can be done in cooperation with designers (exterior or interior) of your choice who adapt to the required design.
At KMY, custom is truly custom. What our customers want is what they get. It’s as simple as that.
“What I look for in a yacht isn’t available in the world of yachting. I suppose I’ll just have to work it out for myself.
And you’re actually the only shipyard that’s willing and able to build it!”
Bestevaer 55 owner
The philosophy at KMY is that all the yacht building disciplines are kept in-house. From engineering, hull construction, finishing, interior construction to rigging, KMY can always call on a specialised team of professionals. This approach to building offers full control over the building quality and the entire planning process as well as the flexibility to always take account of customer wishes. After the delivery of each yacht, KMY offers an excellent service to keep it in optimal condition through winter storage, maintenance, repair, after-sales on location and any larger modifications.
The Netherlands is known worldwide for yacht building of the highest quality and the Dutch shipyards have built up a leading position in various market segments. KMY is located in Makkum in the Northern Netherlands, directly on IJsselmeer. This location offers a professional network of specialists in the immediate vicinity with which we work in close partnership.
Here some media publications of the yard in various international magazines.