was founded by Adolf “Dolf” LeComte, who was a Dutch builder/exporter of yachts for the American market. He opened his own yard in the town of Jutphaas, south of Utrecht, Holland. Contracts with the yacht design firm of John Alden Company soon followed, resulting in the wood construction of 33' Malabar Senior sloops and 42' Nordfarer yawls, as well as finishing the Halmatic-molded 38' Challenger yawls. By 1961, LeComte Yachts had moved into using fiberglass construction exclusively, starting with the Medalist 33 sloop, followed in 1962 with the North East 38 sloop/yawl. 1965 brought the flush-deck, teak-decked 52' Ocean Racer, the last of the Tripp designs with LeComte. In addition to constantly upgrading the yachts, in 1966 a complete redesign of hulls, rigs and interiors kept these designs current and popular. LeComte opened a new building facility in 1968 in Vianen on the Lek River. That same year, the Luders-designed Fastnet 45 sloop/yawl was built and added to the LeComte line.