This Bestewind 50 has been nominated for European Yacht of the Year 2012 ánd HISWA Yacht of the Year 2012.
The Bestewind 50 (50 feet, 14,97 m) is a real eye-catcher with robust, classical lines, a straight bow, an overhanging transom and a pilothouse. A fast and serious sailing yacht of a timeless and classical appearance, at an attractive price. She is designed by Dykstra Naval Architects and based on the Bestevaer II, Gerard Dykstra his own aluminium custom-built sailing yacht.
The transom has a collapsible swimming platform and a gate which offers an easy way through to the cockpit. As all halyards are led aft from the mast, the deck remains uncluttered and neatly arranged. The Bestewind 50 is easily sailed by a couple.
The interior layout and finish reflect the eye for detail and commitment to quality that are the architect’s and the builders’ hallmarks. The space below deck is bright and roomy, with a combination of mahogany and off-white and an appealing traditional look. The pilothouse is a distinctive feature and contains the nav station and a seating arrangement with an uninterrupted view of the surroundings. This is ideal for watchkeeping on long passages, but also very pleasant when moored or at anchor.
The Bestewind 50 conforms to the highest quality requirements and belongs to the top-end market of series-built yachts. Naturally, she is built under the according quality certification, such as CE category A.