MIAMI 2016: Kadey-Krogen unveils plans for 52-footer

The Kadey-Krogen 50’ Open is scheduled to be completed in late 2017 or early 2018.
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Kadey-Krogen Yachts vice president Tucker West talks about the new 50' Open on Thursday at Yachts Miami Beach.

Kadey-Krogen Yachts vice president Tucker West talks about the new 50' Open on Thursday at Yachts Miami Beach.

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Kadey-Krogen Yachts vice president and partner Larry Polster said Thursday at Yachts Miami Beach that the company will soon launch a new model that’s “a true departure from any other Kadey-Krogen design.”

The Kadey-Krogen 50’ Open is scheduled to be completed in late 2017 or early 2018. The company celebrated the introduction at a private event with about 50 members of the press and prospective customers.

Kadey-Krogen also celebrated the building of the 600th Kadey-Krogen, a 44 AE (Advanced Ergonomics).

Like any other Kadey-Krogen, the 50’ Open is a true ocean-crossing, bluewater passagemaker with a full displacement hull, Polster said. What’s different is the 50’s open and continuous saloon/galley/pilothouse layout — a first for the company.

The 50’ Open is a perfect match for customers “seeking an oceangoing yacht that is as social and open for a large group of people as an express-style cruiser or traditional sedan-style boat,” Polster said.

The master stateroom and guest accommodations are available in either a midship master with VIP cabin forward or a master-forward, three-cabin arrangement. The yacht is designed with a Portuguese bridge, port and starboard wing stations and an uncluttered foredeck with waist-high bow railings. The 50’ Open’s flybridge is available with an optional hardtop and summer kitchen.

Some fast facts: The boat has an LOA of 52 feet, 9 inches, and a beam of 17 feet, 5 inches; she carries 1,240 gallons of fuel and can be powered with a single 231-hp John Deere or twin 125-hp engines. The trawler does 9.4 knots on the top end, with an 8-knot cruise; the retail price with base power is $1,549,000.

Kadey-Krogen yachts can be seen at Ramp 6 at the show.

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