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noelex 77 06-06-2015 12:17

Bestevaer 49ST
 
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:
http://www.dykstra-na.nl

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:

http://www.cruisersforum.com/attachm...bd1d0b051f.jpg

funjohnson 06-06-2015 12:30

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My all time favorite/dream boat! So jealous!

I saw Dykstras 18 in the Canaries along with Africa and the helicopter pilot's boat (can't remember the name of that one) , but that had a broken boom and was waiting for Seldom to ship one to Las Palmas.

What interior style are you going to do?

Matt

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CAELESTIS 06-06-2015 12:59

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Those look beautiful! I have the K&M website stored as a bookmark.

I wonder if they could make the stern wider and flatter so it could surf?

noelex 77 06-06-2015 13:03

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Quote:

Originally Posted by funjohnson (Post 1842097)
I saw Dykstras 18 in the Canaries along with Africa and the helicopter pilot's boat (can't remember the name of that one) , but that had a broken boom and was waiting for Seldom to ship one to Las Palmas.

What interior style are you going to do?

Matt

I think everyone calls that boat the Helicopter Boat :), but the the real name is Anabel.
For those that don't know, it was constructed for a helicopter pilot. I saw it being built and 'amazing' does not quite cover it. It does show K&M will build exactly what you want.

This is the switch panel at the helm:

http://www.cruisersforum.com/attachm...bf86132361.jpg

Our boat will be much less complicated.

The interior style will be simple with solid timber and white finishes.

funjohnson 06-06-2015 13:12

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The white v-groove and mahogany shaker style wood is what we are doing in our aluminum boat.....well, cherry instead of mahogany. It looks so much better than the typical all plywood on most yachts.

Are you going to post build photos here?

Matt

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noelex 77 06-06-2015 13:24

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Quote:

Originally Posted by funjohnson (Post 1842114)
The white v-groove and mahogany shaker style wood is what we are doing in our aluminum boat.....well, cherry instead of mahogany. It looks so much better than the typical all plywood on most yachts.

Are you going to post build photos here?

We are debating the detail of interior finishes. If you have any photos of your boat please post them.

Our build will not happen for a little while yet. We are just in the design stage. Lots of decisions to make so I am hoping the forum can help, hence this introductory post.

When the actual build happens, there will be lots of photos.

cpa 06-06-2015 13:25

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I visit the K&M website at least twice a month. Amazing boats.

Orion Jim 06-06-2015 13:54

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I'm sitting in St. George's harbor in Bermuda right now admiring a lovely aluminum Swedish yacht which pulled in two days ago. I would love to be able to do an aluminum build. Their boat looks ideal to me.
Theyre anchored in front of me so I can't get a profile picture but the cockpit and stern are great.

noelex 77 06-06-2015 14:01

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Walsh (Post 1842139)
I'm sitting in St. George's harbor in Bermuda right now admiring a lovely aluminum Swedish yacht which pulled in two days ago.

Thanks. I love looking at other boats, particuarly aluminium models.
I think that is a Cigale (built by Ovni)

redsky49 06-06-2015 14:16

re: Bestevaer 49ST
 
More importantly, which anchor are you planning on??? :whistling:

hpeer 06-06-2015 14:52

re: Bestevaer 49ST
 
Braggart! You lucky bugger!:thumb:

JPA Cate 06-06-2015 15:10

re: Bestevaer 49ST
 
Congratulations, noelex and Mermaid, have TOO MUCH fun with it!

Ann & Jim

monte 06-06-2015 17:18

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Do they do a 2 hull version? :p

noelex 77 06-06-2015 23:55

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Thanks for all the comments :).

For those not familiar with aluminium, this gives some idea of the construction. This is the bow in a Bestevaer 49 being built. The plate thickness here will be 10mm for light ice (or light container :) ) reinforcement. The chain locker is well back from the bow. The start of the chain locker can just be seen in the bottom of the photo. Behind this is a waterproof bulkhead:

http://www.cruisersforum.com/attachm...529f19ff75.jpg


These are the fuel tanks and keel of a Bestevaer 53. Lots of inspection hatches to clean out the tanks. No keel bolts to worry about:

http://www.cruisersforum.com/attachm...738a7e3ab7.jpg


A 49 under construction. K&M achieve a beautifully fair finish without any filler. This is just the raw aluminium. It is hard to believe the compound curves of the hull start out life as individual flat sheets

http://www.cruisersforum.com/attachm...318741c58d.jpg

noelex 77 07-06-2015 03:19

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Quote:

Originally Posted by redsky49 (Post 1842148)
More importantly, which anchor are you planning on??? :whistling:

These photos of the christening of a Bestevaer 49 have made me realise that for years I have been focusing on the wrong aspects of anchor performance.

http://www.cruisersforum.com/attachm...7b63c7fd77.jpg

http://www.cruisersforum.com/attachm...7d6cff665e.jpg

The critical, and previously neglected factor, is the anchor's champagne breaking index (CBI). I anticipate long, heated discussions on CF on the relative merits of concave and convex designs.

I fully expect all the manufacturers to produce videos showing their design instantly smashing the bottle while the champagne simply bounces intact from rival models.


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