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KM Yachtbuilders is dedicated to the construction of aluminium custom-built sailing yachts of any design up to 100 feet. This means that our customers have their yachts built exactly to their own requirements and wishes. Tailor made!
KM Yachtbuilders builds yachts from all designers, for some of them we have a special label:

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Bestevaer and Bestewind are designed by Dykstra Naval Architects, built exclusively by KM Yachtbuilders. The Bestevaer comes in various types and sizes.
The Bestewind is an exception to all other, aluminium, yachts because it is build in GRP, only available in 50ft.

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Stadtship is designed by Van de Stadt Design, built exclusively by KM Yachtbuilders. Already built in 47, 54, 56, 58 and 70ft, but designs are available in various types and sizes, fully customizable.

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Owners of yachts we have built sail alone, as a couple, occasional with family and friends or with a crew. Easy sail handling, double or single handed sailing, safety, low maintenance, comfort and good sailing qualities are a must. The preferred areas they go to are usually high latitudes and locations such as Spitsbergen, Iceland, Greenland, etc. But you can encounter a KM Yachtbuilders yacht everywhere you go on the globe!

Featured Boat
photo of 47' Bestevaer 45ST Pure
47' Bestevaer 45ST Pure
2016 €495,000

On april 23rd the first Bestevaer 45ST Pure was introduced to the public. This yacht is now for sale for €495.000,- (ex VAT). It has only been used for shows and trials.

Newly built prices start from €545.000,- (ex VAT).

The idea behind the PURE is to provide a strong, safe yacht with good sailing qualities. Unlike with a custom yacht, the dimensions, the locations of the watertight bulkheads and the shape of the pilothouse cannot be altered. The onboard systems are also the same for each yacht. That means that the engineering department no longer has to make new drawings for each yacht. The yacht's exterior is usually left unpainted as brushed aluminium, other than on the walking surfaces. One option is to wrap the vertical sections of the pilot house or the cockpit with foil.

The interior is also pure. The floors are made of American walnut, the furnishings of bamboo and the walls and ceilings are white HPL for a light and bright interior. The Pure is laid out with the owner's cabin in the front, a guest cabin on the starboard side of the stern and an extra sleeping berth option to port, which can also be used for storage. The galley is U-shaped. The salon has two couches with a length of two metres. The table has collapsible leaves and covers the centreboard cabinet. The PURE has a fixed keel as standard: the centreboard is an option.

For owners wishing to choose more for themselves there is of course a list of options, as one would expect of a custom shipyard. Teak rather than cork in the cockpit, a diesel heater in the salon, or perhaps a carbon mast? No problem. Eeuwe Kooi, owner of KM Yachtbuilders:

"There are many people who really aren't interested in having to make all the decisions involved in having a custom yacht built. They are perfectly happy with a series-built yacht, and if they can provide some input for certain details that's a nice added extra. The PURE is a good fit for that purpose: a strong aluminium hull, the sailing qualities that the Bestevaer is known for and delivered ready for the water by a Dutch shipyard."


Key Features

Aluminium hull, pilot house, superstructure and rudder

Pilot house with 360 degree view

Deep, safe and sheltered cockpit with fixed dodger

2 watertight bulkheads equals 3 watertight compartments

Rudder and engine placed in watertight compartment for safety

Single handed use due to lines led aft to cockpit

Integrated chainplates, bulkheads, aluminium bollards,

diesel tanks, exterior handholds and through-hull fittings

Fixed keel ballast: 5.050 kg. Ballast ratio is 38%.

Centreboard keel ballast: 4.850 kg. Ballast ratio is 37%.

Ballasted centreboard keel to ensure excellent sailing qualities.

Integrated fold down swimming platform

Deck stepped mast

Ample stowage space in lazarette and forepeak locker

U-shaped galley for safe cooking whilst underway

Elegant and clean interior styling with light colours

Several interior layouts possible


KM Yachtbuilders

De Stienplaat 7
Makkum, Netherlands 8754 HE

Tel +31(0)515 233 000
Fax +31(0)515 233 022
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