Bestevaer 53 M/Y

Inspired by its iconic Bestevaer expedition sailing yachts, KM Yachtbuilders proudly presents a motor yacht like no other: the Bestevaer 53 M/Y. With its minimal design in raw aluminium, the Bestevaer sets the bar for understated elegance. Form follows function, the function being: a go-anywhere yacht offering real comfort in all weather conditions. Where will you go next? 

15.97 meters of timelessness.

15.97 meters of Dutch craftsmanship

15.97 meters of strength

15.97 meters of where to next?

”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.”

Eeuwe Kooi
Founder KM Yachtbuilders

Bestevaer 53 M/Y — The Film

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. 18T light ship approx.
Material Aluminium
Engines 2x Yanmar 110 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.

“A simple shape and a sharp bow. Beautiful lines. But still, a yacht that is extremely comfortable under all weather conditions. Both the Bestevaer sailing and motor yacht are my definition of the perfect ship.”

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

At home,
on the water.

The Bestevaer 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.

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

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.

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.

“Uncompromising aluminium, the superstructure of the deck, the round portholes, uncluttered lines, and a low profile without frills: the distinct design principles of the Bestevaer are instantly recognisable.”

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


  • 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.

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Bestevaer 53 M/Y — Original Render Animation