The Design, the Concept

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.

With this new motor yacht KMY is introducing yet another great design by Dykstra Naval Architects.
The resounding success of the Bestevaer brand has inspired us to produce this modern motor yacht. Distinctive and recognisable to connoisseurs as a true Bestevaer, we are proud to introduce you to the latest member of our family. The straight bow, the characteristic structure and the defining lines are especially recognisable. Built in aluminium, this is a yacht for passionate water sports enthusiasts who appreciate quality, safety, comfort and space.

The motor yacht will stand out from other yachts on the water. The underwater hull was designed by Studio Delta.

Under Construction

We introduced our new motor yacht to the public and the world media at Boot Düsseldorf 2019. In September 2020 she’ll be launched.

The scale model and the renderings give a clear impression of what the yacht will look like. In September 2020 she’ll be making her first appearance on the water with a debut at the Open Day at the yard on September 26th. This 53-foot yacht will be ready for an owner to experience great adventures from September 2020. You can watch the yacht being built here and on our social media.

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.

Creating Memories

Drying out on the Waddenzee, crossing to Norway or exploring spectacular coast lines. What lasts are the memories you have of it; the weather was great, or awful!

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 days canoeing. These are the moments that will stay with you forever and that make owning your own yacht so valuable. Once you’re on board,
all the hustle and bustle of daily life falls away from you and there’s all time and space you need to enjoy life. It’s for these moments that we build the Bestevaer motor yacht.

Making life easy on board

Gathering your friends and family around for a meal or drink is easy with this salon and galley set-up. Chat with them while cooking and enjoy a nice coffee afterwards on the spacious aft deck.

Chat with them while cooking and enjoy a nice coffee afterwards on the spacious aft deck.

  • The cockpit floor and salon floor are on the same level for easy access.
  • The side doors in the pilot house and bulwark ensure quick and easy access onto the quay.
  • Sliding doors in the aft open up the complete back wall to the cockpit.
  • Large windows in the pilot house and salon for views all around.
  • Wide gangways to ensure easy movement around the decks.
  • Fender storage underneath the gangways on port and starboard.
  • Electrically operated swimming platform in the stern, with extending gangway on both sides.
  • Carbon dinghy crane with winch on roof, accessible by integrated steps.
  • Two spacious bathrooms for both cabins so owners and guests have their privacy.
  • Ample space for household appliances such as fridge/freezer, washing machine, electric stove and oven.

Unique Features


The Scandinavian styling will help to create a ‘hygge’ feeling. Light colors are the basis with complementary natural materials such as brushed oak. Contemporary styling details will keep the yacht up to date with a modern feel. This styling leaves room for your own wishes and interpretation of what you would like your yacht to look like.


Length over all (LOA) 15.97m
Length waterline (LWL): 15.65m
Beam: 4.97m
Draught: 1.00m
Height above DWL: 3.40m
CE category: A
Tank capacity Diesel: 2000L
Tank capacity Water: 860L
Grey/black Water: 310L
Speed: cruising 8-14 kts, max. 14-26 kts (range 1450 nM at half load, cruising speed



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