As many of you know, my wife and I are in the process of having a new Bestevaer 49ST constructed. See this thread:
We are visiting KM's yard at the moment and have had a chance to check out one of their new boats. KM have just released Pure, a production version of their 45' Bestevaer. All the individual variations in a custom boat are generally labour intensive, so fixing some of the design details enables a substantial cost reduction.
There are very few production boats that have been designed for long term cruising
. Pure fits this bill with its combination of rugged full aluminium construction, a true pilothouse and the option of fixed or retractable keel
As KM are only a relatively small builder
, this has received very little publicity, especially outside Europe
We got the opportunity to poke around the boat for several hours and were very impressed. Here are some photos.