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KM Yachtbuilders BV

De Stienplaat 7, 8754 HE Makkum
Telephone +31 515 233000
Fax +31 515 233022

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boot 2020 hall map (Hall 7a): stand D02

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Boats and Yachts
  • 01.01  Sailing Boats & Yachts
  • 01.01.03  Sailing Yachts / Cabin Boats (Sail)
  • 01  Boats and Yachts
  • 01.02  Motorboats & -Yachts
  • 01.02.04  Motoryachts / Cabin Boats (Engine)

Motoryachts / Cabin Boats (Engine)

  • 01  Boats and Yachts
  • 01.03  Megayachts
  • 01.03.01  Megayachts (sail)

Megayachts (sail)

  • 04  Services
  • 04.03  Technical Services
  • 04.03.01  Repair Services / Refitting

Repair Services / Refitting

  • 04  Services
  • 04.06  Brokering / Dealing
  • 04.06.01  Yacht Brokers

Yacht Brokers

Our products

Product category: Motoryachts / Cabin Boats (Engine)

Bestevaer Motoryacht

Available for delivery: September 2020
With our introduction of the Bestevaer motoryacht we are adapting to the ever changing market of watersports.
The Design, the Concept
For 20 years KM Yachtbuilders has been building 40 to 100 ft aluminium sailing yachts. And from next year, an aluminium motor yacht of 53 feet is being added to the Makkum shipyard’s portfolio.

With this new motor yacht KMY is introducing yet another great design by Dykstra Naval Architects.
The resounding success of the Bestevaer brand has inspired us to produce this modern motor yacht. Distinctive and recognisable to connoisseurs as a true Bestevaer, we are proud to introduce you to the latest member of our family. The straight bow, the characteristic structure and the defining lines are especially recognisable. Built in aluminium, this is a yacht for passionate water sports enthusiasts who appreciate quality, safety, comfort and space.

The motor yacht will stand out from other yachts on the water. The underwater hull was designed by Studio Delta.

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Product category: Sailing Yachts / Cabin Boats (Sail)

Bestevaer Custom

All the yachts we build together with Dykstra Naval Architects are called ‘Bestevaer’.
The Design
All the ships that we build in collaboration with Dykstra Naval Architects are launched under the name ‘Bestevaer’. The Bestevaers are exclusively built by KM Yachtbuilders.

The designs that have been built up to now vary in length (48 to 100 feet), lines and character. The Bestevaers either have a spoon bow (S), a clipper bow (C) or a straight bow (ST). The S Series consists of elegant performance yachts, while the C Series comprises robust yachts with plenty of space.

Gerard Dijkstra designed the Bestevaer 53 ST for his own use. KM Yachtbuilders are proud to be the elected builders of the architect’s own yacht. This is how the ST Series was born, which is the most popular of the three designs. A Dykstra design stands for a performance sailing yacht: fast and comfortable.

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Product category: Sailing Yachts / Cabin Boats (Sail)

Bestevaer Pure

KM Yachtbuilders latest development is the Bestevaer 45ST PURE.
The design
The PURE is not a custom yacht, like we usually built, but more a production-yacht. Certain items are fixed, such as dimensions of the yacht, position of the bulkheads, systems on board and the general lay outs.

Our philosophy is that it is a safe and comfortable yacht from aluminum, with a pilot house. On deck there will be minimum paint work, no carbon mast and also no teak deck. We do have a swimming platform, deep and long cockpit, integrated aluminium bollards and two watertight bulkheads.
The pilot house offers protection from wind and rain, but also ensures views all around through the windows so the watchman can always keep an eye out. But it is also a favorite spot to sit with a glass of wine at anchor or in harbor.
The name really says it all…..

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Product category: Sailing Yachts / Cabin Boats (Sail), Megayachts (sail)

Custom one-off

If you already have a design made by a naval architect, we are happy to look at it and work with that designer as well.
Custom Made
Every yacht we built is unique, and built specifically for its owner. No two yachts are the same, as each owner has his own wishes and demands. The yacht has to fit the owner and his family, like an Italian made suit! Our yachts are completely built in-house. We do our own aluminium construction, engineering, outfitting of electric, mechanic, carpentry, painting, mast stepping and launch at the yard in Makkum.

Examples of custom one-off yachts are the:

  • German Frers 88 ‘Tulip‘ (photo above and below),
  • Polar Expedition 78 ‘Nanuq’
  • Owen Clarke 66 ‘Qilak‘
  • Axonite 69 ‘Axonite’
  • Icon 48 ‘Leeloo’
  • Koopmans 37 ‘Blikvis‘

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Product category: Sailing Yachts / Cabin Boats (Sail)


All the yachts that we build together with Van de Stadt Design are called ‘Stadtship’.
The Design
All the ships that we build in collaboration with Van de Stadt Design are launched under the name ‘Stadtship’. The Stadtships are exclusively built by KM Yachtbuilders.Van de Stadt Design create ‘high performance’ yachts without making any concessions regarding safety. Their designs are comfortable and easy to sail. Their spacious interiors, make them ideal blue-water cruisers. The yacht may be built with either a lift keel, a centreboard or a fixed keel.  The Stadtship 56 ‘Oester’ features a lift keel which makes this a safe yacht for ocean sailing without having to give up mooring in a small inner harbour. It also allows for drying out on sand flats in tidal rivers and estuaries

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Product category: Sailing Yachts / Cabin Boats (Sail)


A real eye-catcher with robust, classical lines, a straight bow, an overhanging transom and a pilothouse.
The design
The Bestewind 50 (50 feet, 14,96 m, GRP) is a real eye-catcher with robust, classical lines, a straight bow, an overhanging transom and a pilothouse. A fast and serious sailing yacht of a timeless and classical appearance, at an attractive price. She is designed by Dykstra Naval Architects and based on the Bestevaer II, Gerard Dykstra his own aluminium custom-built sailing yacht. The Bestewind is made of polyester.
The transom has a collapsible swimming platform and a gate which offers an easy way through to the cockpit. As all halyards are led aft from the mast, the deck remains uncluttered and neatly arranged. The Bestewind 50 is easily sailed by a couple.

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Product category: Repair Services / Refitting

Refit & Maintenance

KM Yachtbuilders specialises in the maintenance, repair, refit and finishing of sailing and motor yachts of up to 100 feet.

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About us

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In 1999, KM Yachtbuilders acquired a yard with 30 years experience of building aluminum yachts. This valuable experience combined with the fresh air that Eeuwe Kooi, the new owner, brought with him, has made KM Yachtbuilders a young and innovative business.
KM Yachtbuilders specializes in the building and finishing of aluminum custom built sailing yachts. We also supply aluminum hulls for sailing and motor yachts up to thirty metres length. KM Yachtbuilders also build and maintain aluminium structures for onshore and offshore equipment. We build aluminium parts for Royal Huisman Shipyard and De Vries Feadship.

This market segment requires high quality standards. Our shipbuilders, carpenters and marine engineers have proved time and again that they can deliver the goods.

Our modern yard is located in the village of Makkum at the IJsselmeer. You can even reach us by boat! You are cordially invited to come and visit the yard. We would be more than happy to show you around.

Next to building new yachts we are also specialised in refits of any size. We also offer space for winter storage, inside or outside on the hard.

Company data

Sales volume 2,5-5 Mio €
Export content max. 75%
Number of employees 31-100
Foundation 1998
Area of business
  • Boats and Yachts
  • Services