ALUMINUM EXPEDITION SAILBOATS BUILT TO GO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
The go-anywhere yacht
for go-anywhere people
Bestevaer yachts combine high performance with gorgeous functional design. Able to withstand the world’s toughest conditions, it’s no wonder that the Bestevaer has become the boat of choice for explorers, scientists, and adventurers of all kinds.
The Bestevaer is a spectacular amount of boat to take on a true adventure
Bestevaer sailing yachts are simply stunning to behold. Their balanced sheer and fine entry are accentuated by a plumb bow and pilothouse, giving a sense of power and comfort. Attention to details during build and the consideration of every design element combine to create the best aluminum sailing yachts in the world. Not only can every Bestevaer carry her owners as safely in cold climates as the tropics, they are also a joy to sail in every condition.
BESTEVAER 49 S/Y
The 49 is the perfect fit between the 45 and the 53. She is a very capable world cruising sailboat that can be customized to suit her owner’s needs.
BESTEVAER 53 S/Y
The 53 is perhaps best described by owner and designer Gerard Dykstra; “Designing any boat is a balancing act between many desirable characteristics and inevitably the end-product is a compromise, never perfect in all aspects. However, the Bestevaer comes close to my ideal. The past voyages proved this right.”
Opening yourself up to the world’s extremities and the unknown is easier when you’re at ease. That’s why comfort is a key element. Even the most rugged off-grid adventurer sailboats from Bestevaer offer smooth sailing and comfortable interiors.
No frills, aluminum, rugged pilothouse vessels designed for adventuring. Designed by world-renowned sailor and naval architect Gerard Dykstra from Dykstra Naval Architects, the Bestevaer family combines high performance with gorgeous functionalist design. No wonder Bestevaer has become the boat of choice for sailing fanatics, explorers, scientists, and adventurers of all kinds.
Aluminum From A to Z
Bestevaer sailboats are built with the highest grade aluminum available. Hull, pilothouse, superstructure as well as interior elements are built with hand shaped aluminum by some of the best craftspeople on the planet. Continuous welds, additional plating, and no FRP are hallmarks of the Bestevaers.
Fully Ballasted Keels
Flexibility in build choices without sacrificing strength is another Bestevaer trademark. Keel choices include a fixed keel or a centerboard keel for serious shoal cruising. Both have nearly a 40 percent ballast ratio, ensuring excellent sailing qualities.
The benefits of a pilothouse are well known, but Bestevaers provide unrivaled security and comfort. These insulated aluminum houses have excellent visibility, keep owners dry underway, and make excellent living spaces while on the hook.
Built by the Dutch builder KM Yachtbuilders, the Bestevaer line epitomizes unparalleled craftsmanship and precision in the realm of yacht construction. Operating from a cutting-edge shipyard nestled in the Netherlands, KM Yachtbuilders has garnered a global reputation as the foremost creator of aluminum expedition yachts up to 100 feet in length. Situated in the historic town of Makkum, renowned for its maritime heritage, the facility serves as a beacon of innovation and excellence in the world of custom yacht manufacturing.
At KM Yachtbuilders, a team of highly skilled craftsmen drives the heart of the construction process, infusing decades of experience into every phase. With a profound understanding of yacht building, these artisans work meticulously, demonstrating an innate mastery of detail and a deep respect for materials. Their commitment to excellence ensures that every facet of the yacht, meticulously crafted and perfected, attains the highest standards of quality, where passion converges seamlessly with purpose in every Bestevaer yacht produced.
Learn more about the builder at KMYachtbuilders.com.
Reliability is imperative when cruising the world seas. It is why quality, craftsmanship, and a relentless eye for detail are an absolute priority in the Bestevaer design and building process.