Bestevaer 53 Bestevaer II

Bestevaer II 53

Bestevaer 2 is designed by her owner Gerard Dijkstra for short-handed, long distance voyaging in cold climates, but she is equally at home in the tropics. She is the first of the well proven Bestevaer series sailing yachts which are known for their comfort, strength, and performance. Bestevaer 2 is a fast-cruising version of the original single-handed racer which was designed and sailed by Gerard Dijkstra in 1976. This Bestevaer 53 is less extreme (more beam, less draft) than her predecessor yet she retains many of the original characteristics.


  • DesignerDykstra Naval Architects
  • Length16,17m
  • Width4,52m
  • Depth2,60m
  • Construction year2003
  • Water displacement17,00 tons
  • RiggingSloop/Cutter
  • MaterialAluminium

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