The Bestevaer 36 S/Y

A new kid in town

Together with Dykstra Naval Architects we are on a journey to develop the smallest Bestevaer yet. A yacht for legendary sailor and the original designer of the Bestevaer series Gerard Dijkstra to explore the waters he never got to explore before: shallow waters. A yacht that would allow him to moor in smaller marinas. Also, with the gorgeous Wadden Sea nearby, he wanted a yacht that was able to dry out. That yacht is currently in development: the Bestevaer 36 S/Y.

The Bestevaer 36 will be on display during Hiswa te Water from August 30 to September 3, 2023.

When Gerard Dijkstra set out to design his own dream yacht, he had a crystal clear vision: a yacht offering excellent performance, even in the toughest of conditions. A yacht that he could comfortably sail single-handedly. A strong yacht. And: a gorgeous yacht. That yacht was the very first Bestevaer.

The BV 36 S/Y will be everything you expect from a Bestevaer: high performance, strength, and a beautiful design. We’re also on a mission to develop our most sustainable yacht yet. Come and join our expedition, let’s go places.


Three different design styles are available for the interior: classic, modern and vintage. Each composed of local, sustainable or recycled materials, such as heat-modified wood for the bucket seats, fabrics based on recycled PET or natural fiber, and pillows and mattresses based on a recycled foam rubber.

Preliminary Specifications

  • Length Over Deck10,95 m (36 ft)
  • Length on Design Waterline10,65 m
  • Beam3,80 m
  • Displ.8.8 T
  • Draught0.70 m / 2.40 m
  • MaterialAluminium
  • EngineE-drive
  • Diesel1 x 130L
  • Fresh water2 x 75L
  • Waste water1x 50L
  • RiggingSeldén standing rigging rod
  • CertificationCE-cat. A
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Follow our journey towards a new icon in the making


The latest addition to the Bestevaer family is set to be launched in Summer 2023. Keep your eye out on this page and our Instagram for updates on our development process. New episodes to our documentary series will be added throughout the build. We are looking forward to share this exciting journey with you.

Let’s go places

Is the Bestevaer 36 the yacht for you? Get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions. 

Building slots are now open for reservation.

Contact us

Contact Person

Jelle Engel, projectmanager