Sailing Bestevaer 45 Pure

The Dutch magazine "Waterkampioen" sailed with the Bestevaer 45 Pure for a test sail and a video.

Bestevaer 45ST Pure is more of a production yacht and aspects such as dimensions, deck plan, the hull, layout and styling are fixed. The owner still has influence over the final version, but not as much as for a custom-built yacht. The Pure philosophy is that it must remain a safe, seagoing and comfortable yacht.

The Bestevaer series are built at K&M Yachtbuilders in Makkum. On May 6 they will open their yard for public, for more information visit their website:

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Hanuman overall Winner J Class St Barths Bucket 2017

Dykstra Naval Architects designed JK6 Hanuman is the overall winner of the J Class St Barths Bucket 2017.

The outcome could not have been closer.
Victory in the final race of the event, the 21 mile clockwise passage around St Barthelemy, means they finished the five race series with an identical, facsimile set of scores to Velsheda, but win on tie break. Ironically the popular showcase Caribbean regatta finished on the same note is started. On Thursday Velsheda and Hanuman finished Race 1 tied on exactly the same corrected time. Over the next three days both crews won three races – including the shared Race 1 win – and earned a second and a fourth apiece. It is not just the top two which tied. Underlining just how close racing is in this six boat fleet, Lionheart and Ranger finish on the same aggregate as each other.

JK7 Velsheda won the Kings Hundred Guinea Cup from the record fleet of six J Class yachts. It is the second time that Velsheda has won the trophy, (one of) the J Class's most prestigious annual prizes. In 2015 in Falmouth when they last triumphed there were just three boats racing.

Four out of the six J's where Dykstra designed/refitted, JK6 Hanuman, JK7 Velsheda, J5 Ranger and JK3 Shamrock.

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St Barths Bucket 2017

As an official Friend of the St Barths Bucket Regatta, Dykstra Naval Architects is proud to announce to have 8 Dykstra designed yachts competing in this 30 year anniversary Bucket regatta.

Dykstra Naval Architects designed entries: Action, Adela, Maltese Falcon, Meteor, JK6 Hanuman, J5 Ranger, JK7 Velsheda and JK3 Shamrock.

16 - 19 March 2017

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Bestevaer 45 Pure at HISWA Amsterdam

The Bestevaer 45 Pure built by KM Yachtbuilders and designed by Dykstra Naval Architects will be at the coming HISWA Boat Show.
From March 8 - 12 the show will be held at the RAI in Amsterdam, where the yacht will be exhibited at the KM Yachtbuilders stand no.: 1.126

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105 m Dynarig

We are proud to be part of the design team of this Oceanco built 105 meter sailing yacht with Dynarig.

Design team: Owner, Ken Freivokh, Dykstra Naval Architects and Nuvolari Lenard.

More information about this 105 meter 3 mast Dynarig:

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