The Bestewind 50 (50 feet, 14,96 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 Bestewind is made of polyester. 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.
The design All the ships that we build in collaboration with Van de Stadt Design are launched under the name 'Stadtship'. The Stadtships are exclusively built by KM Yachtbuilders.Van de Stadt Design create 'high performance' yachts without making any concessions regarding safety. Their designs are comfortable and easy to sail. Their spacious interiors, make them ideal blue-water cruisers. The yacht may be built with either a lift keel, a centreboard or a fixed keel. The Stadtship 56 'Oester' features a lift keel which makes this a safe yacht for ocean sailing without having to give up mooring in a small inner harbour. It also allows for drying out on sand flats in tidal rivers and estuaries
Van de Stadt Design Office Van de Stadt Design has more than seventy years of experience designing elegant and advanced sailing and motor yachts up to about 120 feet. Trintella and Dehler are examples of Van de Stadt sailing yachts. Van de Stadt invented the balanced rudder and designed the 'Valk', a well-known Dutch keelboat. The Design Office that bears his name is internationally renowned. For more information: www.stadtdesign.com
The Opus 68 is the newest addition to the yacht lines of KM Yachtbuilders. A spacious, comfortable yacht, perfect for families or people who enjoy sailing with a group in the Med. The first Opus 68 'Helene' has a custom designed interior by Alv Kintscher. Natural materials and earthly colours make it warm and cosy on board, while the whole picture stays modern.
The cooperation between KM Yachtbuilders and Opus Yachten was announced just before Boot Dusseldorf 2012. Soon you'll find more extensive information. Please enjoy the beautiful pictures in the mean time!
In 1999, KM Yachtbuilders acquired a yard with 30 years experience of building aluminum yachts. This valuable experience combined with the fresh air that Eeuwe Kooi, the new owner, brought with him, has made KM Yachtbuilders a young and innovative business.
KM Yachtbuilders specializes in the building and finishing of aluminum custom built sailing yachts. We also supply aluminum hulls for sailing and motor yachts up to thirty metres length. KM Yachtbuilders also build and maintain aluminium structures for onshore and offshore equipment. We build aluminium parts for Royal Huisman Shipyard and De Vries Feadship.
This market segment requires high quality standards. Our shipbuilders, carpenters and marine engineers have proved time and again that they can deliver the goods.
Our modern yard is located in the village of Makkum at the IJsselmeer. You can even reach us by boat! You are cordially invited to come and visit the yard. We would be more than happy to show you around.
Next to building new yachts we are also specialised in Refits of any size. We also offer space for winter storage. For more information on this, please take a look at the website of KM Yachtservices.