KM Yachtbuilders’ Bestevaer 45ST PURE has been nominated by the editorial teams of 11 European boat magazines for European Yacht of the Year 2016. A total of 25 nominees have been divided over five groups.
The PURE has been placed in the 'Luxury Cruiser' group, and is the shipyard's first series-built aluminium yacht. The winners of each group will be announced during Boot Dusseldorf 2017.
Eeuwe Kooi, owner of KM Yachtbuilders, commented “The PURE has a highly distinctive look. The design of Dykstra Naval Architects appeals to many people for its pilot house and the sturdy, straight bow. It not only looks strong and robust: it is.
“The yacht is made entirely of aluminium and has a watertight bulkhead fore and aft as standard. The long water line and ballast of almost 40% in both the fixed keel and the centreboard provide for good sailing properties. And the fact that we built this yacht in series means that we can keep the costs lower compared to a custom yacht. That brings the dream of owning a Bestevaer a good deal closer for a lot of people!"
Jildou Huisman, marketing manager at KM Yachtbuilders, continued, “It's a great honour to be nominated for this award! Everybody at the shipyard has devoted a great deal of time and energy into the conception, development and engineering of the yacht from the very beginning.
“We really did do this together: all of our departments, from administration, via sales to the carpentry department, were involved in this. We had a lot of meetings before and during the building work, asked customers and prospects for input, but also people in the workplace.
“That's how we came up with the PURE, and for that reason this nomination is a big compliment for everyone who has worked on it!"
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