Just imagine having your own sailing yacht built. A yacht made entirely according to your own wishes and requirements, like they do at KM Yachtbuilders. What would be at the top of your wishlist? That’s what we asked the owner of the Zwarte Raaf (Black Raven), the new Bestevaer 49: “Suitable for single handed sailing, a tiller, a minimum amount of technology on board, maximum draught of 2.10 metres, with a modern but nautical interior.”
The Zwarte Raaf is clearly the smaller sister of the Bestevaer II, the yacht privately owned by designer Gerard Dijkstra. The hull shape, superstructure and pilot house are virtually the same as those of this illustrious predecessor.