58' 11" (17.96m)

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LAST CHAPTER - 2000 58' 11" K & M YACHTBUILDERS Bestevaer 60C
Plymouth United Kingdom
£349,500 GBP

The 2000 58' 11" K & M YACHTBUILDERS Bestevaer 60C Cruising Sailboat LAST CHAPTER is a sail yacht for sale located in Plymouth, United Kingdom. A Bestevaer 60C, from 2000, designed by Gerard Dijkstra and crafted by K&M Yacht builders. The yard have a long established and well proven track record in the production of classically designed but rugged bluewater cruising yachts. LAST CHAPTER is no exception. her classic lines belie the fact she has a robustly constructed aluminium hull, centreboard and twin rudders - all driven by and powerful but easily managed hydraulically assisted rig. Contact the yacht broker to receive more information or schedule a showing of this 2000 58' 11" K & M YACHTBUILDERS Bestevaer 60C Cruising Sailboat LAST CHAPTER yacht for sale in Plymouth, United Kingdom today!

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LENGTH 58' 11" (17.96m)
BEAM 15' 1" (4.60m)
LOCATION Plymouth, United Kingdom
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RCD Status: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC or RCDII (2013/53/EU as appropriate (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Aluminum Hull and deck and superstructure.
  • Topsides repainted 2019.
  • Teak deck refurbed 2019.
  • Stainless guardrail new 2019.
  • Teak side decks.
  • Teak cockpit.


Keel & Rudder:

  • Twin Skeg hung rudders.
  • Hydraulically operated centerboard increasing draft from 1.57m to 3.9m.


Engine & Gearboxes:

  • Perkins M135 Sabre Main Engine with vented loop stainless steel exhaust muffler.
  • Two Separ 2000/5U fuel filter/water separators with alarm (sounds in cockpit).


Maintenance & Performance:

  • Last date of Service June 2020.


Propulsion & Steering:

  • 3-bladed folding propeller.
  • Prop Shaft Drive new 2019.
  • Steering wheel.
  • Lewmar 300 SBTAH (25hp) Hydraulic (retracting) bowthruster (with 4 blade 284mm propeller).


Other Mechanical Equipment:

  • Hydraulic systems for the yacht (with two independent hydraulic system electric motors with engine room switching on dedicated panel - to left side over workbench), (this system powers winches, blade furling, hydraulic backstay and vang. Bow thrusters and windlass are on main engine (gearbox) driven pump.
  • Hydraulic headsail furler control.
  • Hydraulic bow thruster up and down controls with joystick for directional control all on helm
  • Hydraulic vang  and backstay controls recently returned refurbed.
  • Hydraulic windlass anchor up/down pushbutton controls on foredeck and at helm

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

  • 24v Main Electrical Distribution Panel with main battery isolation switches.


Battery Banks:

  • Aft – 4 No 12v Mastervolt 200AH AGM nav. service batteries (wired in series/parallel for 24 volt output).
  • Forward – 6 No. Cyak 220 AH deep AGM 12v house service batteries (2 wired for 24 volt, 1 outboard battery dedicated for 12 volt. 3 located in main cabin and 3 under port side forward cabin bunk.
  • Two Varta 12 volt 115 AH AGM batteries (January 2012) wired in series to give 24 volt main engine start.


Battery Chargers:

  • 2 No. Mastervolt (MASS 24/100) automatic battery chargers one powered by shore power, one by generator.



  • Two alternators- one standard alternator for engine start batteries (port side) (new September 2008) and  one (replaced 2009) for house batteries (starboard).



  • Generator – Cummins Onan Model No. 7MDKBL – (new August 2014 for 2015 season) (switched from main electrical panel in Main Cabin and also on panel on unit (SWITCHING AT CHART TABLE PANEL). Dedicated VARTA 12 volt 85AH AGM starter battery (Jan 2012).


Shore Power:

  • Shore power inlets bow and stern.


Other Electrical:

  • Mastervolt (MASS 24/3500) Invertor (117V 60 Hz).
  • Two Mastervolt IVO 8772 DC to DC Convertors 24 to 12 volts.

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

  • Hot water by electric immersion heater.
  • Freshwater faucet with short shower hose.
  • Raw water deck wash (2014 electric pump IN FOREPEAK).
  • (see also engine driven deck wash under Engine Room section).
  • Hosepipes (drinking water) 3 No.



  • ‘Sea Recovery’ Watermaker (plumbed into main tanks).


Bilge Pumps:

  • Manual Bilge pump (dedicated for forward locker and forward anchor chain box)
  • Electric automatic  bilge pump and float switch beneath chequerplate floor.


  • Smart Switch’ TC-8000 Tank Monitor Display/controller (for all tanks) (Jan 2008).



  • Total capacity of 1600 litres in 2 x aluminium tanks.
  • Plus separate Diesel Day Tank for main engine (80 litres) (filled by Jabsco Puppy electric lift pump under Main Cabin steps –Day Tank level automatically maintained by tank float switch
  • Manual (back-up) diesel lift pump for Day Tank (on aft bulkhead).


Fresh water:

  • Total tank capacity of 1600 litres in 2 x aluminium tanks.


Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:

  • Total Grey Tank holding tank capacity of 300 litres in  2 x 150 litres aluminium tanks. Blackwater tank capacity 250 litres.



  • Gas Locker (Starboard side).
  • 3 No aluminium rechargeable gas bottles.
  • Solenoid on/off switch (operated from galley).

Navigation Equipment

Cockpit Helm station – instruments and controls:

  • Cassens Plath magnetic compass (new 2008).
  • E80 Network Display Unit (2008) (radar, AIS (replaced 2011), plotter, fishfinder (replaced 2011).
  • ST7001+ Autopilot.
  • MOB unit.
  • ST60 Rudder angle indicator.
  • ST60 Speed trip/trip.
  • ST60 Multi read out unit.
  • ST60 Depth gauge.
  • ST60 Wind Angle & Speed.
  • ST60 Compass heading indicator.
  • ST60 Keel up/down indicator .


Instruments at Chart Table:

  • Raymarine E120 network display (with E80 repeater at helm).
  • Radar, AIS, plotter, fishfinder, (all new in 2008, defective AIS and Fishfinder Units replaced 2011).
  • VHF replaced 2018.
  • Raymarine ST60 Multi readout unit (2001).
  • Raymarine Autopilot (2001).
  • Raytheon Joystick steering (2001).
  • Raytheon MOB (2001).
  • ICOM IC-M710 single sideband radio (2001).
  • Sailor A1 VHF-DSC System 4000 communication system.
  • Inmarsat Thrane satellite communication system (2005) (Not operational as No current valid subscription).


Instruments in Chart Table:

  • Plotters, dividers etc.
  • Navionics Charts:
  • Mediterranean (2007).
  • Hand held Raymarine RAY101E VHF, (2008) and rechargeable AA batteries with charger. (also takes standard AA batteries, 6 No.).
  • Spare Batteries AA, AAA, D, C.
  • Garmin GPS76Map Handheld GPS (2006).
  • Autohelm personal hand bearing compass.

Domestic Equipment


  • Force 10 three burner cooker (2008).
  • Microwave Cooker (2008).
  • Fire blanket.
  • Remote On/off solenoid switch for gas supply at bottle.
  • Top access fridge and freezer with temperature control panel. (New compressor plates 2014 and 2015. (compressors forward in engine room starboard side).
  • ‘Franke’ double sink with mixer taps (2008).
  • Manual back up water supply at galley sink.(not currently in use)
  • Isotherm ‘Cruise 49’ drinks fridge (2008).
  • (with dedicated compressor unit under galley sink).



  • 2 x  electric WCs one in forward compartment, and another aft in dedicated full size shower compartment separate from toilet


Heating & Ventilation:

  • Cruiseair reverse cycle air conditioning. 2 units, I fore and 1 aft
  • Eberspacher Hydronic 10 Diesel hot water heater Supplies heating via radiators/towel rails throughout boat)



  • CD player.



  • 24v deck head and reading lights throughout.
  • Red nightlights throughout.


Summary of Accommodation:

  • Finished through in Solid teak and teak veneers.
  • T and G painted deck head and varnished deck beams.
  • Upholstery, a combination blue leather(pilot house) patterned fabric in the saloon and blue fabric in cabins.
  • Crew berth in the bow, both lower saloon and pilot house table can be lowered to create additional berths.


Description of layout from forward:

  • Bow locker with crew berth.
  • Forward w/c and shower compartment.
  • Owners cabin with offset double to Port and single berth/settee to starboard.
  • U – Shaped saloon seating to port with telescopic table to create additional berth.
  • Large wrap around galley to starboard.
  • Double cabin Aft to port.
  • W/c and separate Shower stall to starboard.
  • Steps to pilot house.
  • Pilot house U - shaped blue leather upholstered seating to Port with telescopic table to create off watch berth. Forward facing pilotage/navigation seat and table to starboard and additional bench seating aft of this. Access to machine room.
  • Entrance to aft cockpit.

Deck Equipment


  • Mast head Rig with conventional main and twin head stays and removable cutter stay.
  • Reckman RS2000/30 manually furling genoa on forward headstay.
  • Furlex D hydraulic system (with Furlex 20.00 motor), high aspect furling jib on second headstay.
  • Removable inner forestay (with wychard/pelican hook, under pilot house top step) for storm staysail.
  • Navtec (A850-VC-22) hydraulic vang and backstay tensioner (Navtec A250-SE-030) (unit returned to manufacturer in France for full service and repair as necessary and refitted April 2015)
  • Radar reflector.
  • Lazyjacks.
  • Lazy bag.
  • Fold-up mast steps to first spreaders, plus two steps near top of mast.
  • Proctor Carbon Spinnaker Pole (7.75m).

Running Rigging:

  • Main halyard.                             
  • Outhaul.                                
  • Boom lift/spare main halyard.   
  • Main reefing pennants.
  • No. 1 reef (green fleck).
  • No. 2 reef (yellow fleck).
  • No. 3 reef/spare outhaul (blue fleck).
  • Genoa halyard.                     
  • Spinnaker halyard.        
  • Jib halyard.                    
  • Spinnaker pole topping lift.
  • Storm jib halyard.              
  • Spinnaker pole downhaul.
  • 2 Running backstays.    
  • Genoa sheets.                   
  • Jib sheets.                    
  • Spinnaker sheets.   



  • Winches at Mast
    1. One Anderson 58ST 2 speed hydraulic (port side)
    2. One Anderson 58ST 2 speed manual
    3. One Anderson Snubbing Winch mounted on mast
  • Cockpit Winches

  1. Port Side:
    1. 2 Anderson 65ST two speed hydraulic (for jib and main sheets)
    2. 1 Anderson 58ST two speed manual
  2. Starboard side:
    1. 1 Anderson 65ST two speed hydraulic (for jib sheets)
    2. 1 Anderson 68ST two speed manual
    3. 1 Anderson 58ST two speed manual



  • Fully battened mainsail (loose footed) with slab reefing into stack pack system with lazyjacks (renewed 2014) Gennaker/cruising spinnaker.
  • Furling genoa.
  • Storm Staysail.
  • Storm Trysail.



  • Swimming ladder.
  • Gangway.
  • Cockpit table.
  • Large Boat hook and gaff hook (stbd side).
  • Aluminium telescopic boat hook (port side).
  • Teak rope box/used as step forward of mast (with various warps & windlass tools) needs repair.
  • Flagstaff with Red Ensign.
  • Short boarding ladder.
  • Styrup type water pump Deck Brush.
  • 45m plus10m rope/chain spare anchor rode.
  • Dinghy anchor (fortress type).
  • Dinghy foot pump.
  • 3 No.Petrol containers.
  • 1 x 8.4 litres, 1 x 10 litres, 1 x 5 litres.
  • 4 stroke, and 2 stroke outboard oil.
  • Stern anchor rode box (for windlass) with 60m as new galvanised 8mm chain rode.
  • Navtec Backstay/vang tension control handle under seat.
  • Manual Bilge pump handle (under seat).
  • Dustpan & Brush.
  • Air conditioning compressor (for pilot house) (2008).
  • Cockpit freshwater shower (2009) – aft of locker (pull out tap to operate).
  • Orange flexi long-reach funnel.
  • Wrecking bar.
  • Engine oil in containers.
  • Grey crate – contains various cleaning materials etc.



  • Spares –multiple spare ropes and parts.
  • (spare parts etc in shelf storage, in addition to containers in port cockpit locker, with spare lines on hanging rail).
  • Spare Fortress Anchor 31Kg(69lbs) (FX85)  (dismantled) (Excellent anchor).
  • Spare Dinghy oars (2 No.).


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • Anchor – Bruce 80Kg on bow roller on 100m ½” galvanised chain.
  • 100m ½”anchor chain rode forward.
  • ‘Ideal’ hydraulic Windlass (refurbished 2010) with foot pad controls (duplicated on helm panel). (Best if engine running when recovering anchor but will operate, albeit less powerfully on electric motor).
  • ‘Sprint 1500 ’Electric Aft Windlass (24v) with 60m 8mm chain rode in dedicated box.
  • Self launching Delta type anchor (25kg) carried on stern fitment (Stored in forepeak).
  • 7 No. F7 Fenders with fender socks.
  • 1 No. smaller blue fender with fender sock.
  • 2 No. (A5) blue Balloon fenders.
  • Boarding ladder with teak infill passarelle attachment (secured to rail – unless in use for access at stern).
  • Second Boarding ladder (6 step with hooks for toe rail attachment).


Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

  • Awnings- forward and aft (to cover entire yacht).
  • (presently in Port Cockpit locker – AFT and Helmsmans seat – Forward).
  • Cockpit sunshade (unless fitted over cockpit) (now in storage area locker).
  • Cockpit bimini type cover for helm.
  • Aluminium poles for awnings.


Tender & Outboard:

  • On davits : LUNAR 3.10 RIB Dinghy (new July 2019).
  • 9.8hp ‘Tohatsu two stroke outboard New June 2015.
  • Outboard engine brackets.


Safety Equipment:

  • Zodiac 8 person Life Raft.
  • Danbuoy.
  • Horse Shoe buoy.


Fire-fighting equipment:

  • Engine bay fire extinguisher.
  • Various fire extinguisher.
  • Expiry dates unknown.

Cruising World - June 2003 by Ed Lawrence

A Noreaster that blew through Annapolis last October sent dozens of boats ducking for cover, including boats that had been scheduled for sea trials in the days after the United States Sailboat Show. Yet the same weather, beginning at 30 knots, then diminishing to 20, presented ideal conditions for our test sail of Guadalupé, a Bestevaer 60 produced by K&M Yachtbuilders in The Netherlands. "This is typical sailing for us," said Eeuwe Kooi, president of K&M. His company builds semicustom aluminum-hulled sailboats that are as suited to the big squalls and the big seas in the North Atlantic as to the loveliest shallows where the water meets the shore. Gerard Dijkstra's designs for K&M meet three criteria: They are eminently seaworthy; they're outfitted with centerboards for shallow anchorages; and their accommodations afford sumptuous protection from the elements. Aesthetically, two aspects of the traditional-looking Bestevaer 60 drew us in: her fine clipper like bow and her cabin top that's so low in profile that there is no visual interference with her lines. She carries a high-aspect masthead rig with two stays for either a genoa or a working jib. Deep bulwarks and stainless-steel rails instead of lifelines contribute to the secure feeling you have working on this deck with the fall wind chill plunging into the 40s F, we sat on comfortable settees in a cabin that provides 360-degree visibility through bulletproof glass. The combination of 5 millimeters of polyurethane foam sprayed inside the hull and a lined engine compartment provide insulation that effectively deadened the sounds of waves slapping the topsides and of a 135-horsepower Perkins diesel. While motoring out of Spa Creek toward the Chesapeake at 7.2 knots, Guadalupé nimbly negotiated a slalom course through long rows of crab pots. Then the fun began. Since she was rigged for sailing shorthanded, hoisting a full-battened mainsail and unfurling the jib were a matter of simply pointing her bow into the breeze and pushing buttons. Within seconds we were close hauled, heeling 12 to l5 degrees, with the GpS still registering 7.2 knots. Her centerboard, which drops to I 1.5 feet, provides lift and tracking while under way; she tacked through 85 degrees. Steering from the leeward rail with two fingers on the wheel, I felt protected and had a clear view to the telltales. Carrying a touch of weather helm, she felt powerful, as we'd expect from a 60-foot cruiser, but also livel% as though anxious to take bigger bites out ofthe breeze. Kooi will build accommodations do suit individual taste. Guadaluple dining area is two steps below the cabin in an area surrounded by teak and white ceiling battens. Owner's quarters forward are in a stateroom with two berths and private head. The cabin settee converts to a berth, and a second head is located amidships. But her aluminum construction allows other layouts. Though we were clad in multiple layers of fleece and foulies, she was clearly in her element during our test sail. We envied the crew preparing to deliver her south.

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