Thursday, March 3, 2011

Program Open Day

April 16th is the day! Our Open Day!

At 10:00 hrs our doors will open, and you are welcome to start with a cup of coffee or tea in our cantina. After that, please feel free to wander around our facilities. Be amazed by the aluminum hull builders work, or have a look in a yacht that is being finished. Outside, at the water front, you can step on board of different yachts that are already delivered to their owners. And thanks to these owners we are able to show those yachts to you!

Below is our program for the Open Day

WHEN?     Saturday 16 april
TIME?       10.00 - 16.00 hrs
WHO?       Anyone with in interest in aluminium custom-built sailing yachts!
WHERE?  K&M Yachtbuilders at the De Stienplaat 7 in Makkum (Friesland in Holland).

Hull building hall:
1)    German Frers 88ft ‘Tulip’
2)    Stadtship 54

Finishing halll:
1)    Bestevaer 73S ‘Christopher’  FOR SALE
2)    Bestevaer 55ST ‘Pilgrim’
3)    Bestevaer 55ST ‘Morning Haze’
4)    Icon 48 ‘Leeloo’
5)   Bestewind 50
6)    Sloep 'Bestewind'  FOR SALE

1)    Classic Schooner ‘Mistral’ FOR SALE
2)    Bestevaer 49ST ‘Katharos’
3)  Bestevaer 49ST 'No Name'
4)    Bestevaer 53ST ‘Qerst’ (ex Alice) 
5)    Bestevaer 53ST ‘Zeerover’
6)    Bestevaer 53ST ‘Maaike Saadet’
7)    Bestevaer 65S ‘Lady Ann’  FOR SALE
8)    Stadtship 56 ‘Oester’
9)    Stadtship 56 ‘Merrimac’                                
10)    Koopmans 47 ‘Bower Bird’

12:00 hrs Mr Koen van Esch will talk about his Transat 6,50 journey. It took him -solo- from France to Brazil in three weeks. Listen to his stories and enjoy the photo's and film.

14:00 hrs Mr Kees Verruijt is the owner of the Stadtship 56 Merrimac, which is also outside. He will explain about his search for the perfect solution for navigation and control equipment on board.

There will be a concession stand for drinks and small snacks at the yard. The nautical clothing store 'Zilt' will be there also to sell clothing and accessories.

The following companies will also have Open Day in Makkum:
Gebroeders van Enkuizen

Van Malsen Jacht- en Interieurbetimmering

Monday, February 7, 2011

Review Boot Dusseldorf and news Open Day

Well, it's already been a week since Boot Dusseldorf ended. This year we had a new location in Hall 7a. We where right next to the door to Hall 7, so we saw a lot of people walking by.

Luckily for us, a lot of them also stopped to have a look at our stand, the beautiful scale models and large pictures of yachts we have built. We are not in a market with a lot of prospects, but we did have some interesting conversations at the stand, with people who understood and appreciated the idea of having their own dream yacht build, exactly how they want it.

We made some changes to our the stand i.e.; new black backwall (with our new logo), new aluminium logo's for the brands (Axonite, Stadtship, Bestevaer and Bestewind) and a new floor in the middle. We also use some LED lights to show off our new corporate color behind the pictures.

The last week was busy with getting everything from the stand back in place, and working hard to send everyone who requested information the right info, specs and photo's. Hopefully we will see some of them at our yard soon.

Speaking of which, on April 16th, we are having our Open Day! Have you always been curious to what our yard looks like, how the aluminum hulls are build or do you just wish to walk around the yard anonymous, please come by! The yard opens at 10:00 hrs and we close around 16:00 hrs. Of course, entrance is free and no need to register in advance.
We are working on the list of yachts that will be present, and other entertainment like speakers, suppliers, etc. Keep an eye on this blog, our website and Twitter!