Dick Koopmans jr. based this design on his own ship JAGER (hunter) with which he sailed already 75,000 miles. It’s an allround vessel that is used both for fast cruising and for racing. JAGER won a ‘Round Brittain’ race, the ‘Shetland-Bergen’ race, the ‘Seilmakeren’ and various cold-handed and 50 mile races.
The Blikvis is 2 feet longer and has a few, based on the latest insights, changes. The retractable keel remains in the deepest position by itself, even if the hydraulic system should fail.
Blikvis can dry out upright using the double rudders and yacht legs. After KM Yachtbuilders finished the hull, the deck hardware and rigging, the owner himself took care of the outfitting.