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.

March 31st, 2015 / China

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During our visit to China last week, we completed some orders for a 48ft aluminium sailing yacht, in Shanghai we saw the new T-yacht 950, we did a presentation in the yacht club about how to choose a sailing yacht and we got an order for a refit for a 37ft sailing yacht in Hangzhou.
The order for the aluminium yacht was in the north of china and the yard allready started the building of a composite Icon 48, also designed by us. The yard builded a lot of motoryachts in the past and is expanding their facilities and workers.
In Shanghai the building frame, including the frames were set up. The prototype will be build in carbon fibre and the interior will be modern with wooden accents. The owner of this company organized an evening in the sailing club in the cool docks and I was invited to tell something about the principle of a sailing yacht.
At least we set up a new cooperation with a boatyard and the first order was a refit of their own 37ft yacht.

November, 23rd 2014 / Icon 48 in production in Dalian


A new yard in Dalian signed the contract for a 48ft cruiser/racer to be build in composite. The Icon 48 is originally an aluminium constructed design and at the moment we’re designing the moulds and a new set of drawings for the composite construction. The goal is to start with a few prototypes and after that to start a serial production. At the moment the yard is building a range of motoryachts with a length of 35 till 125ft.

August 25th, 2014 / Icon

The leeloo (Icon 48, design 143) won a lot of prices this year. This weekend the Leeloo won the ‘Tim van Rootselaar’ price for most miles during the 24 hours, a competition with 600 boats.

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July 23th, 2012: Icon

On the website, we published some new pictures of the Icon 48 (design 143), built in aluminium by K&M; in Makkum.


March 21st 2012: Icon

Saturday April 21st, you can visit the Icon 48, during the open day in Makkum. The Icon 48 is launched October 2011 and is built in Sealium. You can visit the Icon 48 Saturday during the open days in Makkum. The Icon 48 is built in Sealium and the hull and deck are painted metallic. A dark gray Esthec deck, a carbon mast and black sails presented a futuristic yacht, which you can manage and steer with an APP.

October 24th 2011: Icon

Last week, the first trials are made with the Icon 48 (design 143). The wheather was stabil and the windspeed was between 12 and 16 knots. The course was a few hours upwind and a few hours downwind, without a gennaker. Upwind, the speed was between 8.5 and 9.0 knots. For the first trial and the few waterdepth on that part of the IJsselmeer, we were very satisfied about the speed and the behaviour of the Icon.

September 27th 2011: Icon

The Icon 48 (design 143) is launched and will be rigged this week. Next week will be the first sea trials. The Icon 48 was built in Sealium at K & M Yacht Builders in Makkum. The rig consists of a carbon Sparcraft mast and sails manufactured by North Sails.

June 9th 2011: Icon

The Icon 48 (design 143), under construction at K&M; in Makkum, almost nearing its completion. Hull and deck are painted in metallic gray. The deck is finished with Esthec, there is a Hall Spars carbon mast and the sails are made by North Sails. The planned launch is in August 2011. The Icon 48 has become a beautiful yacht, with much attention paid to the detailing.

September 29th 2010: Icon

The sealium hull of the Icon 48, which is built by K&M; Yachtbuilders in Makkum, is finished and will be painted.