We are planning a new boat
. It will be a custom designed aluminium boat
, which makes no economic sense, but why not
The Bestevaer range of yachts are designed by Gerard Dijkstra:
He originally designed the Bestevaer 53 as his personal boat to cruise
mainly polar waters. He still owns and uses this boat.
As a spin off, KM, a Dutch builder
produced several Bestevaer 53 yachts very similar to the original, but differing in finish and detail to suit the clients requirements. They gradually extended the range to two smaller versions (a 45 and 49) and several larger models (a 55, 60 66 and 76).
The website is here:
Our Yachts / KM Yachtbuilders
They are all based in the same overall design, but the company will produce anything that is technically feasible. Several have been built with lifting keels and one was even made with a larger beam and side decks for a wheelchair, as well as full access to the interior
It is of course a great privedge to able to custom specify every aspect of a yacht, but also a rather daunting prospect as every decision has consequences. Consequently, I plan to pick the brains of the forum with a number of questions about the various options
This is a photo
of a completed 49, although our boat will differ in many details: