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    Default Bestevaer 49

    We are building 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.

    This is a photo of a completed 49, although our boat will differ in many details:


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    Default Re: Bestevaer 49

    There was a test of the 45 with centreboard and twin rudders in YM a couple of months ago.

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    Default Re: Bestevaer 49

    Oh nice ! Very definitely long distance in comfort.

    What anchors are you going to buy for her ?
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    Default Re: Bestevaer 49

    Quote Originally Posted by sarabande View Post
    Oh nice ! Very definitely long distance in comfort.

    What anchors are you going to buy for her ?
    http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread...hoot-me)/page2

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    Default Re: Bestevaer 49

    Quote Originally Posted by sarabande View Post
    Oh nice ! Very definitely long distance in comfort.

    What anchors are you going to buy for her ?
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    The anchoring gear has generated quite a lot of interest.
    The details are not yet finalised. The boat has a retractable bowsprit, which complicates the issue, but we are hoping to fit a Mantus as the primary anchor. This has been a fantastic anchor on our old boat. We will be initially cruising some cold waters so a suitable back up primary anchor will be needed, unlike the warm waters of the Med where I was always confident I could dive and free a stuck anchor (although I never needed to do this and had a backup Rocna).

    There is a large windlass planned (Maxwell 4000 on 24V) and the chain locker is well back from the bow, allowing us to carry lots of chain for those deep Pacific anchorages.
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    Default Re: Bestevaer 49

    Rest easy, Neeves. I am sure that Noelex will be able to answer my light-hearted question from his own extensive and technical experience.
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    Default Re: Bestevaer 49

    Quote Originally Posted by sarabande View Post
    Rest easy, Neeves. I am sure that Noelex will be able to answer my light-hearted question from his own extensive and technical experience.
    Thanks Sarabande. I think we posted at the same time .

    Here is a build photo from last year showing the hull framing:


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    Default Re: Bestevaer 49

    I think you mentioned some time ago that you would not buy G70 again - is this still the situation

    and why?

    Jonathan

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    Default Re: Bestevaer 49

    That photo shows that the boat is being built with a really strong internal structure. Will it have a thick layer of insulation between the outer skin and the internal finish? When do you expect it to be completed?
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    Default Re: Bestevaer 49

    Quote Originally Posted by noelex View Post
    We are building a new boat.
    Congratulations. A Bestaever 45/49 has been top of my drooling list for a long time, but way out of my league £ wise, so I've recently gone for a much more modest aluminium cruiser.

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