Open Day K&M Yachtbuilders in Makkum, April 20th 2015

On April 25th 2015, K&M Yachtbuilders in Makkum organize an open day. During the day you can visit several yachts built by K&M and there are two presentations at 12.00 and 14.00hr. Jeremy Wyatt of The World Cruising Club will give a presentation about the beauty of sailing in Scotland, as part of the Malt Cruise, which they organise in addition to more famous events such as the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC). Wouter Verbraak, sailor and Navigator in the Volvo Ocean Race will speak about his experiences on board, team spirit, his plans for the future and how he became a professional sailor.

Unfortunately the Axonite 77 is in Italy and the Icon 48 is racing in the south of the Netherlands, so they can’t be visited during the open day. But the open day will give you a good view of the craftsmanship of this yard and you can get information about the Axonite yachts and the Icon.

April 1st, 2013: Axonite

On Saturday April 21st, K&M; Yachtbuilders in Makkum will have an open day. The Axonite 69 and the Icon 48 participate in this open day and also the plans of the new Axonite 57 will be shown. I will be present during the whole day.

Februari 6th, 2013: Axonite

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K&M; Yachtbuilders, Satellite Yacht Design and Guido de Groot Design present the Axonite 57. These three companies are respectively responsible for the building, design and styling of the yacht. At the end of 2010, the Axonite 69 was launched in Makkum, and now the companies developed a smaller version in the line of Axonites.

The result is a 57-footer, with the same design criteria and entirely designed in the same style like the Axonite 69. Here the focus is also on sailing and comfort. The ratio between the sail area and displacement is optimized by applying a retractable T-keel, with a variable draft of 2.90-1.40 meter and 1750 litre water ballast per side.

The choice to keep the cockpit as low as possible is made so the crew can move themselves safely at sea. This is further enhanced by fastening the mainsheet on a roll bar so there is no obstacle between the deck salon and the steering position. To move safely on deck, a bulwark is created. The permanent cockpit table offers a good grip during sailing and a cozy place in the port or at Anchorage.

In the deck salon is a spacious settee in U-shape and the chart table. During sailing in bad weather the deck salon, with a full view around, is a safe and comfortable place to stay.

The spacious owner’s cabin is located in the fore ship. The two spacious guest cabins have a double- and a bunk bed. The U-shaped galley is located underneath the front windows of the deck salon and is light and spacious. In the fore ship is a head with separate shower and the day head is located in the deck salon.

The engine room is located under the deck salon with space for the main engine, a generator, water maker and other technique. The hydraulic transom door is a wonderful bathing platform and also provides access to the dinghy storage.

The Axonite 57 is also available with alternative keel versions and lay outs. At the moment, the design team is also developing a 90 foot Axonite.

October 12th 2010: Axonite

Boatyard K&M; made new pictures of the ‘Axonite’.

September 20th 2010: Axonite

The Axonite 69 was presented on the Hiswa Boat Show. The yacht sailed the last month approxiamately 2000 miles. The boat performed well in all areas. The velocity and stability were good. The rigging, like the carbon mast and the Hagoort sails were stable and all systems worked satisfactorily.

April 17th 2010: Axonite

The Axonite (design 149) was presented during the open day on saturday April 17th. The yacht painted in different metalic colors will be launched and rigged in the week after the open day. The first trials will be hold in the end of May.

March 6th 2009: Axonite

The hull and deck of the Axonite are allmost finished. The yard is working on the last details of this complex yacht. After the succesfull Open House in 2008, K&M; Yachtbuilders will open her doors again on Saturday April 11th, from 10-16hrs. The Axonite 69 and Icon 48 will be present for viewing. Register for the K&Mail; and you’ll receive an automated invitation.

November 14th 2008: Axonite

At the moment, two sections of the aluminium ‘Axonite'(design 149) are built by ‘K&M;’ in Makkum. The special form of some details, styled by ‘Guido de Groot Design’ are allready visible.

June 5th 2008: Axonite

Guido de Groot Design finished the interior end exterior design of the Axonite 69 (design 149). We did the naval architecture and at the moment we’re finishing the construction drawings. The Axonite 69 will be built in Sealium by K&M; in Makkum. Some features are a retractable keel, waterballast and a dinghy storage.