The last word in serious bluewater cruising – Bestevaer 66, ANABEL
September 7th, 2023
From 2014, Bestevaer 66, ANABEL is an extraordinary world cruising yacht, built for her current owner.
Every aspect of the design and build has been carefully thought through with redundancy of systems, crew safety and longevity of the yacht being the main criterion. Sail handling is managed from her deep secure cockpit. Her pilothouse with super strong laminated glass windows is a secure place in inclement weather.
She has a comfortable main saloon executed in tiger wood and 3 comfortable sleeping cabins all of which are of course fitted with lee cloths.
ANABEL has a lift keel with a substantial keel and bulb. 9,000kgs of molten lead were poured into this massive structure. This provides enormous flexibility with a range of 1.6m to 3.2m and with an angle of vanishing stability of 126 degrees, ANABEL is massively stable.
She was designed and built to higher standards than light ice class and is ready for more oceans.
You can see a walk through video of ANABEL here –
History of Bestevaer 66, ANABEL
ANABLE has taken her owner around the world in safety and with total reliability. He was closely involved with her build and she is very much a custom yacht. She has been meticulously maintained. In 2022 the underwater profile was stripped and re-coated and this year her rig was dropped and fully overhauled and new standing rigging was fitted.
Construction of ANABEL
Of aluminium of ALUSTAR which was an upgrade on the original Dykstra light ice class design, providing an upgrade in strength of 20%. The 7mm spec was upgraded to 8mm. The aluminium thickness varies depending on the area – for example around the keel area it is 15mm.
The deck and pilothouse are also of aluminium and she has significant solar array as well as a wind generator. There are sturdy bulwarks of 20cm and she has five water tight compartments and massive foam insulation. The transom hinges provides a platform for access as well as storage of her dinghy and 2 sealed lockers port and starboard.
ANABEL has twin rudders for superb steering control which is a key component in achieving safe passages when blue water sailing.
Exploring the Accommodation and Deck Equipment of Bestevaer 66, ANABEL
From forward, ANABEL has a large en-suite heads compartment for the owners’ cabin with separated circular shower stall, leading into the owners’ stateroom with a large double berth to starboard protected by the keel casing, office to port and concealed storage for the washing machine.
Into the main saloon with galley to port with watermaker, diesel and electric cooking and a full compliment of cookware. On the centreline is a bench seat which houses the Lithium Ion house bank with seating and table outboard of this. There is also a humidor.
To port aft is a double berthed guest cabin with en-suite head and circular shower. A Jack and Jill arrangement means that these heads can also be accessed as a day head and serve the single berth cabin to starboard.
Up steps to the pilot house with a sophisticated interior steering and navigating position. The helm seat looks brilliant and is from a Porsche 911. There is a laminated glass floor under over the engines space to that the Lugger main engine may be seen. From there you step out into the cockpit.
An Insight into the Current Plans for Bestevaer 66, ANABEL
ANABEL would make an excellent alternative to commissioning a new build for those planning a serious cruising programme. Much cherished by her creator and owner, he is keen to see her to pass into good hands and enjoy new adventures on the oceans.
ANABEL is a unique and very special bluewater cruising yacht and we have put together a 50 minute detailed video where you can examine her in detail: