KM Yachtbuilders

KM Yachtbuilders

  • Netherlands

company History

a Modern history of brand KM Yachtbuilders began in 1999, when the Ave Koi (Eeuwe Kooi) bought the shipyard Damstra in the town of Makkum, on lake Iseasier in the Netherlands. The production already had a 30-year experience building aluminum hulls. Ave made a bet on the creation of sailing yachts by individual orders in cooperation with the leading architectural bureaus in the Netherlands. Thus, from the outset, the company began to work in the premium segment.


KM Yachtbuilders specializiruetsya on the construction and decoration >aluminum sailing yachts of any of the author's design, length up to 30 meters. The technology of working with aluminum used in the shipyard are among the most advanced in the world.

the Company also supplies aluminum body for sailing and motor yachts for other shipyards and individuals.


the Philosophy of creation of yachts of KM focused on the maximum satisfaction of the ideas and desires of each individual client. Shipyard gives you the opportunity to ask any professional design and bring it to life. However, historically, KM works closely with defined design, producing several series of buildings United by similar characteristics.

the Main partners are the Dykstra Naval Architects (model series "Bestevaer" and "Bestewind") and Van de Stadt Design (line "Stadtship"). Among the new partners announced Satellite Yacht Design (line "Axonite") and Opus Yachten ("Opus").

size range built yacht within the range 37-100 feet, which is determined by the technological capabilities of the shipyard. In 2005 the company moved away from its concept of individual design and has released the production model Bestewind 50. In it the company has pioneered composite GRP technology in the production of buildings. Despite the relative success Bestewind, the company has remained true to its business model individual construction.


the technology of working with aluminum allow housing with variable thickness of plating subject to the conditions of the intended operation.

for Example, a standard 5-7 mm housing can be reinforced up to 10 mm in the bow for the Arctic versions.

Hydraulically operated keel and rudder allows you to safely "drained" during low tide on the bottom, reinforced up to 15 mm in models of tidal regions.

A yacht (for example, serial Bestewind 50) have >glazed wheelhouse (pilot house), which increases safety and comfort in long journeys.

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