15.97 meters of timelessness.

15.97 meters of Dutch craftsmanship.

15.97 meters of strength.

15.97 meters of where to next?


Introducing the Bestevaer 53 M/Y, a one-of-a-kind motor yacht that perfectly blends functionalist design with understated elegance. With its classic clean lines, the M/Y 53 maximizes the beauty of aluminium through simplicity. Choose your destination, comfortably go wherever you want to go. From the Arctics to the tropics – and any city, island or inlet you’ll discover in between. 

”Iceland, London or the Mediterranean. Is there a greater luxury than freedom of movement? Inspired by our iconic Bestevaer expedition sailing yachts, we created the Bestevaer 53 M/Y,  a go-anywhere motor yacht for go-anywhere people.”

Eeuwe Kooi
Founder KM Yachtbuilders

“The Bestevaer signifies pure finesse to me. A simple shape and a sharp bow. Beautiful lines. But still, a yacht that is extremely comfortable under all weather conditions. The Bestevaer is my definition of the perfect ship.”

Gerard Dijkstra
World-renowned sailor, naval architect and designer of the Bestevaer series

Large windows in the pilothouse and salon for beautiful natural light and all-around views.

The elegant interior by Studio Slow is inspired by Scandinavian design using only the finest of materials.

Comfort first: easy board access, wide gangways and high placed fairleads and bollards.

The back doors slide open completely, beautifully merging the indoors with the outdoors.

Plenty of natural light and ventilation in the owner’s cabin.

Two stylish bathrooms, two toilets. Privacy for everyone.

Hydraulic swim platform with extending side gangway plank

Ample storage space in the front and aft.

Fender storage in hatches on starboard and port.

“ The Bestevaer recognisability was leading in the design process of the motor yacht. This is reflected in the use of materials, such as the uncompromising aluminium, but also in typical Bestevaer elements: the superstructure of the deck, its roundness, the windows, uncluttered lines, a low profile without frills.”

Erik Wassen, naval architect at Dykstra Naval Architects and designer of the Bestevaer M/Y

The Specifics

Yard KM Yachtbuilders
Naval Architect Dykstra Naval Architects
Underwater Body Design Studio Delta
Category CE-A
Length Over All 15.97m
Lenght Water Line 15.61m
Beam 4.97m
Draught 0.85m
Height Above DWL 3.40m (3.60m w/ antenna mast)
Displ. 17T light ship approx.
Material Aluminium
Engine 1x Yanmar 4LV250, 250 hp
Cabins 2x double (sleeps 4)
Bathrooms 2x incl toilet
Diesel 2x 1000L (aluminium)
Fresh Water 750L
Waste Water 310L
Cruise Speed Depending on propulsion option:
8-12.5 kts standard
Range 1450 NM (half load/cruising speed)


starting price: EUR 1.100.000 ex VAT.
More models coming soon.



  • 01. Ample storage space in front and aft.

  • 02. Open plan deck layout.

  • 03. Wide gangways for easy movement.

  • 04. All around views from the pilothouse.

  • 05. Side doors in pilot house and bulwark for quick and easy board access.

  • 06. Low clearance of 3.40m for cruising the French canals.

  • 07. Lightweight dinghy crane with electric winch.

  • 08. Large folding doors that open all the way.

  • 09. Hydraulic operated swim platform.

  • 10. Extending side gangway plank.

“The go-anywhere yacht for go-anywhere people.”

At home,
on the water.

The Bestevaer 53 M/Y is the end product of uncompromising craftsmanship and quality. Understated in its presence, yet so abundant in its offerings. Each detail has been considered and perfected. Every choice has been a conscious choice to assure a carefree experience for its owners. The result is a yacht that is filled with intelligence in every aspect of its design and its features.

Bestevaer 53 M/Y — Render animation

And so the journey begins...