Bestevaer 53. PH: Paul Bellaert

MAKKUM – KM Yachtbuilders has a treat for Germans this summer: it is taking its Bestevaer 53 motor yacht Bryndis on an 18-day tour of Germany, starting July 3.

In late June, the Dutch builder – best known for go-anywhere aluminum Bestevaer sailing yachts – loaded the 16m motor yacht on a Rhine container vessel and waved it dye-bye.

Bestevaer-53 Bryndis

The unusual viewing tour starts July 2 in Karlsruhe (July 3-4). After that the yacht, under its own power, is off to:

  • Mainz (July 6-7)
  • Cologne (July 9-10)
  • Düsseldorf (July 12-14)
  • Hannover (July 17th) and
  • Hamburg (July 19-21)

The yard will show the Bestevaer 53 to “prospects and press on board.” It adds several viewings have already been scheduled, but there are still some places left.

With a nod to the waning COVID-19 nastiness, every viewing is a private appointment for groups of up to 2 people. For details: info@kmy.nlOr call +31 (0)515-233 000.

KM Yachtbuilders says its Bestevaer 53 M/Y is “a one-of-a-kind motor yacht that perfectly blends functionalist design with understated elegance.” The classically lined yacht features the yard’s trademark aluminum hull.

In the wake of the Bestevaer 53, KM Yachtbuilders has developed a Bestevaer-49 which drops just under the 15m mark for those who are keen to travel the Rhine. It means they won’t need to obtain a special permit to sail the yacht in the Netherlands.

In 1999, KM Yachtbuilders acquired a yard with 30 years of experience in building aluminum sailing yachts. The yard specializes in building and finishing aluminum, custom-built sailing yachts of up to 30m (100ft). In 2020, it added the aluminum Bestevaer-53 to its portfolio.