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Old 06-03-2016, 02:19   #421
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Congrats...

Do you have launch date?
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Old 06-03-2016, 03:32   #422
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I saw a Bestevaer in Bergen (N) last summer. Next to a FPB64.

Kind of like winning the lottery to me :-)
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Exciting news here is that we signed the contract to build early December and the aluminium has arrived at KM, so welding will start shortly .

Having the specifications and plans drafted has been a slow process, but a huge part of the task in commissioning a new boat is nailing down the details. The original specs we had presented to the yard in September 2014 more than doubled in length by the time the document was finalised November 2015.

Many thanks to everyone for their input on this thread. Probably the most significant change we made after reading replies was to go with a deck stepped mast again.

This was part of Friday's delivery. It will be a bit like a jigsaw puzzle connecting these pieces. Ours are the pieces in the foreground, not the boat in the background :


If that boat in the background is bare unfaired aluminium, then that is truly impressive assembly and welding.
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Old 06-03-2016, 05:33   #424
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Dykstra has a hand for designing beautiful yachts. This year I was anchored in Sorrento not far from this beauty:





Congratulations to the OP for choosing a very nice and very good sailboat I visited one in Hamburg some years ago, a 53 I think, and was impressed with the overall quality. Nice design too.
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Old 06-03-2016, 16:12   #425
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Congratulations and much happiness to you both in this grand adventure.

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Congrats...

Do you have launch date?
Not yet, but will hopefully be splashing by the end of next year. We have given the yard a bit of flexibility with finishing time.

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If that boat in the background is bare unfaired aluminium, then that is truly impressive assembly and welding.
Yes, it is bare unfaired aluminium and yes, it is impressive . KM's workmanship is superb.

Another shot of a hull under construction showing the smooth lines of bare aluminium:



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Old 07-03-2016, 04:04   #426
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Wow, what a thread, I barely understood half of it but Google helped a ton. The boat sounds like it's going to be spectacular and something very personal. I look forward to following along, learning more and seeing the photos as she gets built.


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Uhm... There's some saying about laughing at one's self???

I JUUUUUST found this thread for the first time !

Now it's time to read...
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Seaworthy Lass,

We saw "Tranquilo" tied up at the accommodation dock in Hobart, by Constitution Dock. The carbon fiber prod was a surprise given the traditional lines. That said, and having seen her up close, your mods to the doghouse will be an improvement; I think it will appear the in-the-flesh appearance greatly.

Wonderful project. I hope it all exceeds you guys' expectations when it is finished!

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We saw "Tranquilo" tied up at the accommodation dock in Hobart, by Constitution Dock. The carbon fiber prod was a surprise given the traditional lines. That said, and having seen her up close, your mods to the doghouse will be an improvement; I think it will appear the in-the-flesh appearance greatly.

Wonderful project. I hope it all exceeds you guys' expectations when it is finished!

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We are so pleased with how the longer pilothouse looks. I can't wait to see how it appears in reality. This is the first Bestevaer they are building like his. We may set a trend .

The carbon fibre on Tranquilo is not surprising. Although the above waterline appearance is traditionally styled, the Bestevaers are by no means slow boats and lots of them sport a carbon fibre mast, boom and bow sprit. The original designer Gerard Dykstra was a keen ocean racer (single handed included) and designed the first of these boats as his personal cruiser. I don't think "slow" is in his vocabulary . The Bestevaers have a long waterline length, narrow entry, narrowish beam, modified fin keel with bulb and a spade rudder, with most of them keeping weight out of the ends (both the front and rear 3m of our boat are not part of the cabin interior and the chain storage is well back).

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Re: Bestevaer 49ST

G'Day SWL,

I'll add my good wishes for the successful completion of your yacht. Have to wonder about the wisdom of allowing some flexibility in launch date, for that would be a terrible mistake here in Oz!! Perhaps the European work ethic is a bit more rigorous...

I too was impressed with the exterior finish of Tranquilllo... would have loved to be invited aboard, but it didn't happen. We will be awaiting your comments while the build is underway.

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G'Day SWL,

I'll add my good wishes for the successful completion of your yacht. Have to wonder about the wisdom of allowing some flexibility in launch date, for that would be a terrible mistake here in Oz!! Perhaps the European work ethic is a bit more rigorous...

I too was impressed with the exterior finish of Tranquilllo... would have loved to be invited aboard, but it didn't happen. We will be awaiting your comments while the build is underway.

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I can't comment on the rest of Europe, but I think the Dutch work ethic is good, at least we are hoping so .

We will eventually be in your neck of the woods, so we may catch up at some stage. You and Ann will be gladly welcomed on board.

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More photos arrived from KM today. It is wonderful having feedback like this.

The photo below shows some of the 20 and 25mm thick sections being unpacked.

With these 20mm thick keel ribs and no keel bolts to worry about, I don't think there is much chance of this keel falling off . The skin on the keel will be 10mm.

At the bottom of the stack in the photo are the yankee "tracks" that will be welded to the deck, eliminating conventional tracks with carriages (same for the staysail).
Tye Tec loop blocks will be connected to the holes:
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Not yet, but will hopefully be splashing by the end of next year. We have given the yard a bit of flexibility with finishing time.
When I read this originally, I only paid attention to end of & year

OMG I missed next

So what are the plans until then? Business as usual with Mermaiding and anchors until your boat is sold?
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When I read this originally, I only paid attention to end of & year

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So what are the plans until then? Business as usual with Mermaiding and anchors until your boat is sold?
All plans are written in sand at low tide .
Although having said that, I have just purchased some pink polka dot bikini bottoms (tops not needed) .

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All plans are written in sand at low tide .
Although having said that, I have just purchased some pink polka dot bikini bottoms (tops not needed) .

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