Bestevaer 49 Zenith

Bestevaer 49 Zenith

The Australian owners had been dreaming of a new self-sufficient sailing yacht for ten years and were very clear about what they wanted on board, such as the fully aluminium deck hatches, extra thick rudder stock, oversized anchor, tiller-steering and welded-on the deck fixtures.

The Zenith features large solar panels on the stern and sufficient water and diesel storage capacity. The hull and most of the deck sections are bare aluminium and unpainted to rule out the risk of corrosion and to reduce maintenance.

The interior is a shining example of custom yacht building. The pilot house has been extended one metre forward to create more space and to provide more light below. The galley is J-shaped and spacious with large drawers and cupboards for provisions so that there’s no need to keep going ashore for groceries.

Next to the dining table is a diesel heater which provides warmth and a snug atmosphere in colder regions. The dedicated technical area was built under the pilot house to starboard, with the guest cabin on the port side.


  • DesignerDykstra Naval Architects
  • Length14,97m
  • Width4,40m
  • Depth2,10m
  • Construction year2018
  • Water displacement19,00 tons
  • RiggingSloop/Cutter
  • MaterialAluminium

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